Saquon Barkley was tired of people criticizing his running style.

While speaking to the media on Thursday, Barkley was asked about his new “North-and-South” running technique. The reporter who asked the question referenced previous comments made by New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll about Barkley’s effort to run straight ahead.

Barkley seemed to be annoyed with answering questions about not running forward on carries:

“I’ve been playing this position for a very long time, and by no means am I the perfect running back, and I still got so much work to do,” Barkley said. “But I know that’s been the conversation or been a thought or been a thing out there that’s said about me it, ‘He don’t know what he’s doing. He’s just dancing back there.’ I’m really kind of fed up with people who never played a position and try to speak on how I run a position.”

In 2021, Barkley rushed for 593 yards and 2 touchdowns in 13 games. With a new offensive system, Barkley hopes to have his 3rd 1,000-yard rushing season.

“We call them All-Pros with clickers in their hand. Running back is a tough position, but it’s easy to be there and watch football and watch on tv, or even watch on watch film and stop the clicker and say, ‘Oh, he should’ve made that cut.’ There’s a lot of things that go into making that cut. There’s a lot of things like your shoulders being square. There’s a lot of things that have an impact on your vision,” Barkley said.

The 2nd preseason game for the Giants will take place on Sunday at 7:00 P.M. EST against the Cincinnati Bengals.