The New York Giants will formally report back to coaching camp on Tuesday, however operating again Saquon Barkley is not going to be in attendance. The 2-time Professional Bowler will stay out after he and the crew did not agree on a long-term deal.
The query is how Barkley’s absence will have an effect on the crew and his teammates.
Throughout a Saturday look on The Jim Rome Present, Security Xavier McKinney supplied his perspective on the matter. He voiced his assist for Barkley and insisted his resistance is not going to negatively influence the dressing room.
In actual fact, McKinney stated, he totally helps Barkley and believes his teammates will as nicely.
“For me, I talked to him, and no matter resolution he makes, whether or not he is there or he isn’t there, I respect it 100%,” McKinney stated. “I am behind him 100%. I would not maintain any grudges in opposition to him no matter resolution he made. Clearly we would like him there but when he cannot we perceive that too. I feel that is not only for me, however that goes for lots of fellows in our dressing room.
“I simply don’t desire that to be the narrative – if he decides to not come, then nobody will probably be mad.”
Perhaps nobody within the dressing room will probably be indignant, however there’ll undoubtedly be frustration among the many hospitality employees and the coaches. About half of all Giants followers additionally expressed displeasure with Barkley’s expectation, however that in the end would not matter to the scenario.
How Barkley’s teammates deal with the scenario is de facto the one factor that issues – a minimum of throughout coaching camp and pre-season. If he begins lacking common season video games, we’ll see if that sentiment modifications, however McKinney would not imagine it.
“We’re all with him. All of us respect him. All of us adore it,” McKinney stated. “And everyone knows what he brings to our crew, and we additionally know what he’ll deliver to any crew. And we additionally know the way nice he’s on this league. In order that’s how we strategy it, and we’ll depart it at that.
“I’ve positively been in contact with him, simply to let him know that I really like him, that he is my brother, that I understand how a lot of an influence he has on our crew. Simply letting him know these issues. Letting him know that I am with him 100%. That is actually about it. I have been in contact with him. That is actually all I can actually speak about.
McKinney is due for an extension quickly and, like Barkley, he will probably be in search of a giant long-term contract, so it behooves him to voice his assist for the operating again given he’ll quickly be in the identical place.