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Giants news, 11/22: Saquon Barkley as a receiver, more headlines

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Saquon and the passing game

Saquon Barkley set a rookie record for receptions last season with 91, and some thought the Giants were throwing him the ball too much. His receptions are down this year, and some think they aren’t throwing it to him enough. Barkley expressed some frustration with that perception on Thursday.

“More” is how Mike Shula said on Thursday that the Giants would like to use Barkley as a receiver.

“But probably the best way to answer that is, to do that, we just have to play better collectively as an offense. If we stay on the field, then he, as well as other guys, get more opportunities. For him, not just in the running game but in the passing game. As we’ve seen since he’s been here, he’s very good at both.”

Bethea: Frustration should be high

At 2-8 with a six-game losing streak, veteran safety Antoine Bethea said Thursday that Giants players should be angry.

“There are times out there where we go out there and look like a team capable of doing some really great things. Then there are times where it doesn’t look as such,” Bethea said. “You should be mad, you should be pissed off. But at the end of the day, that doesn’t mean that you’re out here pointing fingers or whatever the case may be. Everyone should be upset.”

McGaughey: Rosas’ timing has been off

Special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey said that placekicker Aldrick Rosas, with five missed kicks this season after missing only two all of the 2018 season, is struggling with his timing.

“It’s just timing with him. Just making sure he leaves on time,” McGaughey said. “We kind of went back and looked at some stuff from last year, looked at his stance, looked at his body posture, just things of that nature. Just leaving on time and just getting into the things that he had success with last year and just try to get back to that.”

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