NYG Postgame (vs. Redskins) Transcripts: TE Evan Engram -- October 28, 2018
Q: That fourth down play I am sure is one that you want back.
A: Definitely. Got what we wanted; got the zone. Just gotta make that play.
Q: Did the ball come at you quick?
A: Yeah, I mean it was right there, I just gotta come down with it. No excuse.
Q: How frustrating is it, not only that play, but that drive?
A: Yeah, it was frustrating. We just gotta play better as an offense. Defense played lights out today. They gave us many opportunities to score, including that drive, so we just got to play better offense.
Q: Did you find yourself out of sync with the passing offense and Eli?
A: No, I mean we work every week. We put the work in and we have a good game plan. We make sure we hit everything and Eli does a good job making sure that everyone is on the same page. Thereís no excuse for that.
Q: It seems like the effort is there, but what needs to change at 1-7 to get better results?
A: Man, just gotta finish better. Just gotta finish drives better; finish plays better. The effort is there. The work is there. We just gotta finish.
Q: Is there any sense of expectation on the negative now when you guys get in the red zone? It used to be you would think you were going to score, but you have had so many failings in the red zone. Is there anything negative creeping into your guysí heads after a bad play or something?
A: What do you mean? Like doubt? I mean, nah. Our mentality is to score every drive, no matter if weíre backed up in their territory or in our territory. Our mentality is to drive down and score. We didnít want to live with anymore field goals. We want to end stuff in the end zone. We just gotta keep working at that and just keep getting better at that. Thereís no doubt in our minds. We know what we are capable of. We just gotta get it done.
Q: Youíre 1-7 at the bye, which is nowhere near where you thought you would be. How do you process this with a week off now?
A: We still got some work to do this week and then get a couple days off. We still got a whole Ďnother half of the season left. Just gotta keep working. We have a new opportunity each and every week to go out there and fight and thatís what weíre going to do.
Q: Are you bracing yourself for more changes as the trade deadline comes up on Tuesday?
A: All of that stuff is out of my control. Itís out of our control. All of that stuff is upstairs. Whatever happens, happens. Itís out of my control.
Q: Do you feel like youíre playing the same game every week? Like itís 13-9 or 13-6 or something to start the fourth quarter?
A: Yeah, I mean we definitely get in these situations a lot. Thereís a lot of opportunities for us to go up and opportunities for us to win the game. Weíre just not getting it done. Itís frustrating, but something we just gotta keep working at.
Q: Since youíve come back from your injury, do you feel that youíre in the flow as much as you need to be? Or did that take a lot out of you, that time off?
A: No. I stayed locked in mentally. Once I got back healthy and felt healthy enough to go out there and get back with the team, I felt fine. Definitely some opportunities that I left on the table. Just gotta get it done as a team.