After a combined nine wins in his first two NFL seasons, there's no doubt Saquon Barkley wants to help lead the Giants out of the rut in which they're currently stuck.
After a rookie season which saw him lead the league with 2028 yards from scrimmage, the Penn State product finished the season with 1003 rushing yards, despite missing three games with an ankle injury.
That injury was initially expected to keep him out for longer, but Barkley wowed the Giants medical team to return much faster than anticipated.
Despite clearly being in supreme physical condition, Barkley is making tweaks to his offseason training regimen.
"What I did last year, I felt it worked," Barkley told ESPN. "But I didn't have the year I wanted to have -- injuries had something to do with that -- but I'm going to try to take it to another level."
Barkley took some time off from the weight room at the start of the offseason last year, but doesn't plan on doing the same this year. He's already back working out -- albeit a little easy for now --- and plans to really kick it in to gear as the calendar approaches April.
"Work. Work Smart," Barkley said. "Start early. I took off last year. I'm not taking off this year.
"Sometimes it's good to relax your mind, but no, it's not an all-or-nothing approach. ... I'm not going to be squatting 700 pounds. Or running 40s out there. But be smart with your training. Just get to it a lot earlier than what I did last year."