It is just not his job to assist a fallen participant off the sector. Yet there was Joe Judge, springing to motion, supporting Saquon Barkley on the left facet as assistant coach Justin Maher aided Barkley on the correct. Barkley’s proper leg was already dragging, his proper ACL torn and meniscus partially shredded. He wanted help strolling throughout the Soldier Field grass.
There are many others assigned to do that. Judge jumped in with out hesitation and afterward downplayed his involvement.
“That was simply merely he’s an enormous dude and I wished to ensure we get him over there with the least quantity of stress on his leg as attainable and tried to simply take the burden off,” Judge mentioned.
A hefty teammate might have executed it. The sight of Barkley’s left arm draped over Judge’s proper shoulder is an embrace that did not go unnoticed. A couple of former Giants players mentioned they’ve by no means seen a head coach do that. Players spot who has their backs and who doesn’t. When Corey Ballentine appeared harm (he wasn’t) in coaching camp, Judge was proper there, kneeling beside the second-year cornerback. This is Judge’s manner and it resonates with players, previous and current.
Judge twice within the aftermath of the devastating harm predicted Barkley’s comeback “goes to be a helluva story.’’ Barkley in a singular Instagram put up displayed an image of Judge and Maher serving to him off the sector with the message “Gonna be a hell of a narrative …’’
Barkley heard what his coach needed to say, simply as he seen how his coach lifted him up, bodily.