TE Evan Engram
Postgame vs. Pittsburgh, August 11, 2017
Q: What is your goal moving forward in order to keep improving?
A: Really, just keep playing fast. I was really comfortable out there. Just studying really hard and knowing your stuff just makes the game a lot easier. When youíre out there really second guessing yourself and second guessing what you have in your assignments. So really, just making sure I lock in every week and know the material and know the game plan so I can play the game and we can all be successful. Knowing your stuff just makes the game a lot easier, for sure.
Q: Is there anything that you look back on tonightís game and wish that it went better?
A: A couple plays. A couple plays where maybe the pocket broke down, maybe if we got a [little] more time, we couldíve made a couple more big plays. I couldíve maybe had some better steps on the block. There was one block that I couldíve got more inside on. Just a couple plays that, just fixed a couple things. But overall, I think that it was a good experience and definitely a good starting point for us to build on.
Q: What did you think of your blocking tonight?
A: I went head-up with a couple of big dudes out there. I think I held my own pretty good. Like I said, maybe some stuff to work on, maybe some better steps here and there, but thatís what the film is for. But I definitely felt I was physical and got in there when need be.
Q: How was your blocking tonight different than what you were asked to do in college?
A: I mean, I did a good bit [in college]. It was a lot of blocking out of the backfield, it wasnít a lot of inline blocking. So, thatís been different. But, itís still the same mindset, itís a mentality. Be physical and just want to be sharper with my techniques.
Q: Were you blocking Pittsburgh linebacker T.J. Watt at all tonight?
A: No, I didnít. He was in a couple plays I was in, but he was either dropped in coverage, or we didnít go head-up. I was looking forward to it, heís a good friend of mine, but heís going to be a good player. I was looking forward to competing with him.
Q: Who were you up against tonight?
A: I think I went up against 55 [linebacker Arthur Moats]. I know [defensive end Cameron] Heyward was out there, I had him a couple plays. I think 91 [defensive end Stephon Tuitt], a couple of d-ends.
Q: How do you think your first NFL game lived up to your expectations?
A: This stuff, you canít put into words. This feeling, this dream come true. And to be out here with these guys, it was really exciting. I canít honestly put it into words. It was just a really unique and amazing feeling. I felt really at home out there. I felt really at home, I felt comfortable and I canít wait to just keep building on tonight for the rest of the season.