Tiki Barber was extremely critical of Saquon Barkley's Week 1 performance in the New York Giants' loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Barber questioned whether Barkley should remain an every-down back because "he doesn’t want to hit anybody" in pass protection.
Barkley rushed 15 times for just six yards against Pittsburgh.
"Obviously Tiki is a legend, did a lot of great things for this franchise," Barkley said. "I'm not gonna look at it as disrespect. I'm gonna look at it as a challenge. But it's the same thing with him as everybody else: I don't care about anybody's outside opinions. I'm really only focused on the opinions in this building. I try to come to work every single day and get better."
Pro Football Focus gave Barkley a pass blocking grade of 25.5, which ranked him 69th of 76 eligible running backs in Week One.