Saquon Barkley is on a quest for practice perfection with Giants

In the seven practices open to the media this spring, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has not dropped a single pass.
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I dropped one, Barkley said, taking a moment to recall if there were others. Yeah, I dropped one. John Henson Womens Jersey That’s something that I pride myself on. You come out every single day and you want to be perfect. What I mean by perfect is not a perfect player, but you want to try to go through practice without drops, without MA [missed assignments]. Sometimes it reassures you, that you’ve got to get back to drilling the JUGS [machine], catching after practice. That was a ball that I’ve caught 100 times, and I dropped that one, trying to run up field too quick instead of securing the catch. I worked on that David Bakhtiari Jersey after and it hasn’t happened since.

The Rams’ defense has the potential to be one of the most entertaining shows in the NFL this year after the additions of cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, and Phillips is the ringmaster.

That’s what keeps you young, coaching-wise, is new challenges, and new players, new players that you get to work with. And when you get to work with great players? That’s really fun, Phillips told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday.

Perhaps the most distinct challenge for Phillips, however, is the chemistry experiment of melding Talib, Peters and Suh with the existing group. Each player, while possessing stellar on-field resumes – a combined 12 Pro Bowls and five first-team all-pro nods among them – also have fiery on-field demeanors. Talib and Suh have each been previously been suspended by the NFL for unsportsmanlike conduct, and Peters was banned for one game by Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid after a blowup last year.

For now, the Rams are betting that they can maintain order with the arrival of those players. Some of that confidence stems from the presence of Phillips, who coached Talib previously in Denver and earned the respect of Rams players shortly after joining head coach Sean McVay’s staff last year.