Although he wanted his team to play Super Bowl 54 in Miami, this did not stop the New York giants running after Sakvon Barkley, to analyze the game. Last year's professional has established himself as one of the most exciting and strongest soccer players, and he sees some trends that need to be noticed when the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Leader head to the big game.
As a run back, Barkley knows how important it is to have a consistent attack attack, which 49ers have in large stock. This was proven in the NFC Championship when Rahim Mostert, the runner, threw 220 yards and four touchdowns. Barkley believes that attention to running games may be key for Niners vs. Chiefs.
“I noticed that some people think that the leaders will blow the 49ers, and I'm a little shocked by this,” says Barkley. Men's magazine, “In the NFL, you need to run around the ball and play good defense, and the Niners have it. I might be a little biased, like running back, but the four best teams in the NFL went to the playoffs, and the four best teams did not. Of course, the NFL is now a passing league, but Niners have this winning formula. It's hard to go against [Chiefs QB] Pat Mahomes, but I think the 49ers will win – although if someone can defeat them, it's the Magomes
While the Giants didn't play leaders or 49ers last season, Barkley kept up with teams and NFL news while listening to podcasts. Barkley recently teamed up with Spotify to show off his podcast playlist on the service, including some of his favorites, such as Around the NFL, Pat McAfee Show, and I apologizeas well as the TRAINED podcast with trainer Ryan Flaherty.
Barkley spoke with Men's magazine about his favorite podcasts, what it was like to play with Eli Manning and how he trains in the offseason.
Men & # 39; s Journal: What do you focus on in the offseason?
Sacon Barkley: For me, what worked last year was last year, and now I'm trying to find ways to improve and expand what I'm doing. For me, this is never one thing – I can say that I want to focus on speed or power, but at the end of the day I work on all this. I am trying to find ways to improve my game and improve myself as a person. How can I get better running backwards? Whether you work in the gym or work on watching a movie. I want to be better and better every year. I still adhere to the fundamental workouts – I like squats, traction and all those exercises that help me train with great defenders, but I also plan to add a few more cardio, speed workouts and this type of work to my routine.
How did podcasts get in your daily routine?
I have always been a great music guy, but lately I really got podcasts. In general, I travel a lot, so I listen to a lot on airplanes, and on normal working days every morning I go to the object for 30 minutes, so I listen to a lot of podcasts there. I found a new interest in them, and there are great ones for Spotify listeners and for athletes like me. Especially in the world of sports. You can learn a lot from podcasts and keep abreast of everything that happens in the world of news and sports. I am a big fan of Spotify, and I am honored and glad to have the opportunity to work with them in all of this. They take podcasts to another level, and it’s great that ordinary people can mess with podcasts, whether it’s politics, sports, life lessons and much more, there is something for everyone.
What are your favorite podcasts out there?
I like a lot of sports news podcasts on Spotify, and I like I'm sorry take around the NFL, Pat McAfee Show– he is funny and I like that he was a player of special teams. He is not your ordinary former athlete, and he gives a great perspective. I like it too PREPARE Nike podcast with trainer Ryan Flaherty. Joe Rogan Show This is also very good, these interviews can go to interesting places. There are many playlists and podcasts that I like. I really like Ryan Flaherty; I trained with him, and he is one of my favorites. I can be a little biased because I trained with him and was on his podcast [laughs]But he is so interesting in how he talks about mental and physical health. He trained as many great athletes as Serena Williams and so on. I hope one day I can add myself to this list of great people whom he taught.
What was it like playing with Eli Manning, who had just retired after 16 seasons in the league?
It was amazing that I could play with him. People ask me what was my “Welcome to the NFL” moment, and usually they think it will be a game on the field, but for me it was when I went into the Giants locker room and became Eli Manning's teammate. That was my moment. It was an honor for me to be his teammate, I learned a lot from him, and he is my future Hall of Fame. It is sad to see him resign, but he has done so much for this team and this city. I hate to see him leave, but now our time, young guys like me, Danielle Jones, Sterling Shepard, take what we learned from him and try to return the championship to New York.
If you could combine your own podcast with someone, who would it be and why?
It's easy for me: my giants teammate Sterling Shepard. Sterling is one of my best friends, we have become very close over the past two years. But he is also one of the funniest people I know. This is he and my friend Mark Allen from Pennsylvania. With Shep, this is his energy, and you can feel it, whether on the football field or sitting at home, walking, drinking wine, playing a card game and lounging. The way we argue and fight like brothers would be very funny for people. He would be the one with whom I would like to participate, that would be great.
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