Saquon Barkley’s right shoulder is able for the entire demanding situations it might face throughout Sunday’s sport: giant hits, a “Jumpman” landing birthday party and throwing a cross.
Barkley, who used to be restricted in follow, mentioned his “shoulder feels pretty good,” and he does now not be expecting to be hampered towards the Ravens. He used to be injured past due within the 3rd quarter ultimate week and neglected 14 offensive performs towards the Packers however returned to attain the successful landing — putting Nike’s Michael Jordan pose around the objective line — working as a wildcat quarterback.
“I’ve just been rehabbing it, being smart,” Barkley mentioned, “but I’m excited for us to get a chance to go against a really good football team.”
The Giants stumbled into a brand new approach of the usage of him two weeks in the past, when quarterbacks Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor had been injured and Barkley stepped in for 3 performs at quarterback. The bundle stays, even with a wholesome Jones.
“I ran it in college, I ran it last year a little bit,” Barkley mentioned. “I just listen to the rules that I’m told and follow it. The guy I’ve got to read, read him. If he does this, do one thing. If he does that, do another. When the ball is in my hand, try to make a play, and whether it’s running with it or making the right decision and handing it off.”
Or throwing it?
“That’s a good point,” Barkley mentioned.
Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen known as Barkley “the NFL’s top running back.” The stats again it up: Barkley leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage.
“You want to accomplish this, you want to accomplish that, but at the end of the day the ultimate goal is to win games,” Barkley mentioned. “Me being up in that category, I feel like helps the team. That’s more of the motivation. I really don’t care about the individual stats. I’m a big believer in that’s all going to take care of itself.”
Punter Jamie Gillan, a Scotland local, rejoined the crew Thursday after he used to be behind schedule leaving London, following the Giants’ world win, because of a passport factor. He mentioned he stayed in an Airbnb with circle of relatives, used an area health club and had his iPad with movie.
“There was no ‘stuck in London’ or anything like that,” Gillan mentioned. “This is something that we knew we had to do for a while. I just had to get my passport, P1-A Visa, extended to get back into the country. So, we did. Humongous thanks to the Giants organization and Laurie Tisch [sister of Giants co-owner Steve Tisch] for allowing that to happen, talking to the right people and the people at the U.S. Embassy.”
The Giants-Packers sport may just’ve became out in a different way if a punt that hit off Jason Pinnock’s leg used to be recovered via the Packers for a fumble earlier than it rolled out of bounds. Pinnock had his head became to dam, which made returner Richie James chargeable for yelling the cue to make teammates conscious about a bouncing ball.
“He’s screaming and yelling and pointing, but it’s unusual,” particular groups coordinator Thomas McGaughey mentioned. ‘Normally in our game in this country, you don’t have a large number of cheering and yelling — crowd noise — throughout the play. And it used to be actually, actually loud in between each and every kick, which is a bit of other. So, that’s being in London; they’re used to the ball. They cheer anytime you punt or kick.”
Taylor used to be a complete follow player for the primary time since struggling a concussion Oct. 2.
CB Cor’Dale Flott (calf), TE Tanner Hudson (sickness), LB Jihad Ward (relaxation), DBs Tony Jefferson (foot) and Jason Pinnock (ankle), and WRs Kenny Golladay (knee) and Kadarius Toney (hamstring) didn’t follow.
In addition to Barkley, OLB Azeez Ojulari (calf), DT Leonard Williams (knee), WR Wan’Dale Robinson, TE Chris Myarick (ankle), and CBs Darnay Holmes (quad) and Adoree’ Jackson (knee/neck) had been restricted.