Saquon Barkley Quotes.
From watching the draft and following the NFL closely, anything can happen in the draft. But to me, it’s not where I get drafted that matters to me, to be completely honest.
What do I love about my body? I would say, probably, my legs.
Obviously, I have to continue to get better with the mental part of the game.
I get a lot of compliments about my legs.
You break down the tape of the top five backs, all those guys can catch the ball out the backfield. They’re special with the ball in hand. Something I strive to be.
My dad is a fan of football, too, and did a good job of making me understand the history of football.
My family has been through so much and made so many sacrifices for my brothers and sisters.
The first hit in a game is the thing that knocks everything out; whether you’re nervous, you’re over-thinking stuff, it definitely helps.
I was a New York Jets fan growing up. My dad said I used to sit there at a very young age and watch football with him and tell him, ‘I’m going to play for that team one day.’
There’s going to be wear and tear on your body; that’s just the nature of the sport, no matter if you’re a rookie or if you’re 10 years deep in the league.
I love talking about football, and obviously I love playing football, but you may not be able to play football forever, but you can talk about it for a long time.
Everyone will have struggles, but I am willing to learn, and I am coachable.
I definitely respect Kamara’s game. He’s a different type of player. He can catch the ball out of the backfield. He can run in between the tackles. Pretty much a do-it-all back.
When I look at the great athletes, I think of the Kobes and the LeBrons and the Tom Bradys of the world, obviously they take rests and recover, but they also continue to work, too. Working out and keeping up with that, with your conditioning, is another part of health and keeping your longevity throughout the years.
If I follow the media and everyone that tries to set expectations for me because I’m a high draft pick, if I follow that, I will never become a great player.
I know a lot of people try and set expectations for me. No offense to you guys, but I set my own expectations.
Any team that wants to draft me is a blessing to me.
Everyone loves to praise me on my character, which I’m so thankful for. But that’s a true testament speaking to my parents, how they raised me.
I honestly think Derek Jeter could run for mayor in New York, and if not win, get really close, just the way he handled himself.
From my freshman year to my junior year, I’ve increased my receptions every year.
I play video games; I watch Netflix.
When the time is right, I’ll start making investments and try to flip my money.
A lot of people think a running back is just a guy who lowers his shoulder and runs people over, and that’s not my game.
I want to be an athlete. I’m not just a running back. I play the running back position.
Something like Stephen A. Smith – I love what he does. I’d love to do something like that.
In my mind, every time I touch the ball, I believe I have the ability to score with the help of my teammates.
You look at the years that the Giants have been successful, it really wasn’t just one star that got it done.
My goal is to attack every single day and get better every single day. The rest of the stuff will take care of itself.
Andrew Luck is a great quarterback.
I view myself as more than a running back.
I want to be an all-around back and all-around player.
I hate losing.
Every day is Father’s Day to me when I’m with her: when I’ll be able to hold my daughter and see her grow and see her smile. That’s Father’s Day to me every day.
Every part of my game has room to improve, and that’s a challenge that I’m willing to accept. That’s a challenge I will continue to get better at.
The more success you have, the more attention and the more spotlight comes to your name.
I’m not all about winning rushing titles, or ‘Me, Me, Me,’ but I do believe that I want to be a great player in this league, and I want to go down as one of the best to play in this league, and that’s something you got to do.
I kind of think the rookie wall is all in your mind, to be completely honest.
Sometimes you just got to settle back and relax and be like, ‘All right, Saquon, chill. You know what you’re doing. Just do the little stuff.’ The little stuff will get you there.
I’ve never wanted to be like anybody. That’s something that my dad taught me growing up: ‘Never want to be like someone; be the next you.’ But I am a fan of the game, I’m a fan of the position, and I watch everyone.
There will be plays where you’ve got to just lower your shoulder and get 1 yard.
Try to be one of the first people in here, work your butt off in the weight room, asking questions, try to prepare yourself like a pro, like a vet. Stuff like that is what sits well with your team.
I am tough on myself. It’s just how I am. I hold myself to a standard.
I don’t care if I’m drafted one, five, 72, or last pick. I’m going to come in with my head low, ready to work, and that is not going to change me. That’s why, whatever team drafts me, you’re going to get the same person, the guy that is going to be a competitor, a guy that is passionate about the game.
It’s not always going to be there; every play is not going to be a 40-yard gain. You just have to take what they give you. When the opportunity comes, you have to split it and make them pay for it.
I want to be one of the best.
Every day is Father’s Day for me to my father. And hopefully I can do the right things for my daughter where she thinks the same.
If the run game’s not working, you’ll most likely succeed in the pass game, and even if there’s a game where the run game and the pass game’s not working, you’ve got to find a way to continue to win. You can’t get too caught up in one play. You can’t get too caught up one quarter or one drive.
I wasn’t a big Sam Darnold fan after they beat us in the Rose Bowl game my sophomore year, but that’s just a competitive thing. We joke around about that all the time. I got to know him a little more.
Whether the ball is on the 99-yard line or the 1-yard line, I’m going to find a way to get into the end zone.
There will be times when I mess up. I’m human, but I want to be a role model for the good things I do and the bad things I do. And the times I do make mistakes, learn from those mistakes.
Being 230 pounds, a lot of people don’t think you can move the way I need to move, so that is just all the hard work I put into my legs and working on my speed and my legs.
No matter what, you got to come in, and you got to continue to work, continue to have that mindset to get better every single day.
I don’t want to be that guy that thinks he is a high draft pick and that he has it all.
I’m very confident in myself, and sometimes that hurts me.
I’m not a numbers type of guy who says I need this many yards, this many touchdowns.
You can only control what you can control.
Curtis Martin is as humble as heck. He’s one of the greatest running backs to ever play – over 14,000 career rushing yards – and a lot of people don’t speak about that.
I want to be known as a guy who breaks tackles; that’s the whole objective of the game.
I want to be great.
Nothing is given to you. Everything is earned. You have to have that mindset that you have to work every single day. Learn every single day.
Any team that’s drafting me, you’re going to get the same person. You’re going to get a competitor, a guy who’s passionate about the game and, even though I’m a rookie, a guy who will try to be a leader to the best of my ability.
I have this mindset and mentality every time I touch the score, and I really truly believe that. It’s something I try to do a little too much.
I’m a student of the game, and any time you take more reps in a game, it’s going to prepare you more.
I hope to make an impact not only on the field, in the community, in the locker room. But on the field, catching the ball, returns, running the ball, getting the tough gritty yards, being able to make those special plays and being a great teammate, that’s what I hope to have.
The more carries you get, the better you see the field, see the way that the defense is playing you.
I have to believe in myself, set goals for myself, set expectations for myself, and continue to work for those goals every single day.
I’m pretty sure I probably will fumble again in my life. I don’t want to, but you want to try to do everything possible not to.
I’m honored to be compared to some great running backs, but I try to block that out and be myself.
My mindset is to go out there and be confident, believe in yourself, visualizing success and visualizing plays you’re gonna make in games.
I just have to continue to attack practice and get better.
I never want to be like somebody but be my own person, but follow along those lines like a Matt Millen, Michael Strahan. There’s so many players that have transitioned to being an anchor or a broadcaster, and it kind of just goes hand-in-hand.
I’m a New York Giant, playing football. I’ve been wanting to do this since I was a little kid, to play in the NFL.