Tight End Evan Engram
August 5, 2017
Q: Do you view todayís practice as one of your better practices?
A: I knew today was, by far, going to be the hardest one, and I woke up this morning ready to go to work. I came out here and did my best to make plays.
Q: Is it fair to say you caught more balls today than you have any other day?
A: Yeah, it was pretty fun. I got a little involved today. Like I said, I just want to make those plays when the ball comes to me.
Q: Do you think you can be a big threat in the red zone?
A: Definitely. I work to be a big playmaker. I know there are a lot of weapons that can make big plays in the end zone, so I definitely work and want to be one to add to those guys.
Q: How is it going, learning all the responsibilities of your position?
A: Itís going good. Itís learning stuff every day. Learning from mistakes every day, thatís the biggest thing. I feel like everything is coming along. Iíll have mistakes here and there, but Iím really just taking advantage and capitalizing on those mistakes, learning from them and making sure they donít happen again.
Q: Head Coach Ben McAdoo told you not to think as much before todayís practice. What did that mean when he said that to you?
A: He was pretty much telling me to play fast. Once Iím more comfortable, learn and have everything downÖ thatís what happens when you get more comfortable in the playbook. You play fast, so heís just pushing me to play faster and I had that in my mindset, for sure.
Q: Do you feel like youíre thinking too much at times?
A: Sometimes. In this offense, thereís a lot to learn. There are a lot of small details that I have to be on my toes for. Sometimes, when Iím thinking too much, I canít get into my game and get to what I do best because Iím pretty much thinking about what happened on a certain play or something. But, those things are dying down. Today was a really good day from a mental standpoint for me. Still some things to work on, but definitely getting more comfortable in the offense and knowing more of what Iím doing. That definitely allows me to play faster.
Q: What was former Giants DE Michael Strahanís message to the team?
A: Expecting to win. That message was for us, but he just gave us a really good message about being a Giant and what it means to go to work every day.