Saquon Barkley
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New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley believes Philadelphia Eagles fans are the craziest he’s experienced thus far.

This week, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley sat in on an NFL Network event for the NFL’s 100th season. The second-year man answered questions as part of a panel that included LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis, and Barry Sanders.

One of the more interesting questions Barkley received from the audience had to do with the craziest fan base he’s experienced thus far. Unsurprisingly, he went with the NFC East rival-Philadelphia Eagles.

“I would have to go with Philly,” Barkley said, per Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports. “I think Eli (Manning) came out and said something about it earlier in the year — when you go out there, you don’t just see grown men yelling at you, you see little kids yelling at you. When he said that quote, I remember just, like, flashing back to my first time running out there. And I remember just looking up, and I’m seeing this one little kid — one day, I hope I find out his name — but he was saying some things that, probably, an 11- or 12-year-old shouldn’t be really saying … Philly fans are crazy.”

That answer from Barkley is something that doesn’t shock me one bit. I’ll assume it’s not easy at all to come into Lincoln Financial Field as the opposing team and deal with those types of fans. Good thing the Giants only have to do it once every regular season.

Barkley is gearing up to build upon his sensational rookie season. The Giants’ regular-season Week 1 game will be on Sept. 8 in Dallas against the Cowboys.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.