The Giants celebrated their victory over the Redskins in Hoboken, NJ on Sunday night, and videos of Eli Manning, Daniel Jones and others enjoying themselves have gone viral.
As such, head coach Pat Shurmur is well aware of the situation, but he doesn't see a single thing wrong with it. In fact, Shurmur wanted an invite.
"Yeah," he said when asked if he was OK with his team out last night, "They're grown men and they look after each other. They were celebrating a victory -- should've invited me."
Running back Saquon Barkley, who was among the crowd of Giants players at Green Rock Tap and Grill, reiterated Shurmur's comments.
"Team bonding," Barkley called it. "It's New York so people are going to overreact to everything, but we're grown men. You can go out and have a drink or two if you want."
The only thing Shurmur has an issue with is that players can't go out in public and enjoy themselves without people commenting on it.
"The fact that they can't go to enjoy themselves without it becoming public, those are the things I'll never feel comfortable about."
Barkley knows a thing or two about cameras always being out around him, given his rise to stardom since last season. But, hey, who doesn't want to see a two-time Super MVP in Manning playing flip cup?
"Just nowadays [there are] cameras everywhere, gotta be a lot smarter and aware of your surroundings. You got to see Eli Manning out there flipping the cup or whatever, but I think that's pretty dope if you ask me."
Barkley added that Manning was "a competitor." And with the clip showing Manning cheating a bit, Barkley said, "If you ain't cheating, you ain't trying."
Videos like these generally go viral because it's hard to come by clips of professional athletes joining everyone else at a bar and throwing napkins in the air on a beat drop. But, at the end of the day, these are still normal guys like the rest of us that want to celebrate a big victory on the road.
And there's definitely nothing wrong with that.
"A lot of the time you think that these athletes, that we go and work hard all the time -- and we do -- but sometimes we are able to go out and have fun," Barkley added. "When you see Eli Manning [doing it], it definitely puts a smile on your face."