Last year as a member of the New York Giants, Landon Collins wasn’t allowed to hit running Saquon Barkley. Now that the security combined division rival Washington Redskins, he’s free to smash away.
“I have been ready to tackle Saquon,” Collins said over the weekend at his charity softball event, through Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com. “That’s my man, however. All love to him and he has been doing his thing as most of us know. But when I get to meet him at the pit this time, it is likely to become full-go.”
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Last season with Big Blue, Collins joked that given Barkley’s blend of speed and size, he was glad he did not have to handle the NFL’s reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Now it’s his job to material Barkley from the hole for 2 games per year. It said than accomplished.
After moving from the team that drafted himCollins added that he believes he’s in a better system for his skill compared to the one the Giants conducted last year under defensive coordinator James Bettcher.
“I really don’t feel as if I bleed blue anymore,” Collins explained, via NJ.com. “I feel like [the Redskins] know my worth and how they will use me in their defense. I really don’t feel as though I was used within the defense that I was playing in.”
1 reason the Giants allowed Collins walk this offseason was the plot fit that is questionable. Now the 25-year-old gets the opportunity to prove that decision wrong, first by stuffing Barkley in the hole repeatedly.