NYG Postgame (vs. Cowboys) Transcripts: TE Evan Engram -- December 30, 2018
Q: How much of a process was it for you this season to get comfortable in this offense?
A: Itís a process to everything honestly, especially if you get some adversity in there, and things arenít going the way you expected them at first. Definitely it was a process, but weíre staying patient, keeping faith, and just taking advantage of opportunities when we got them.
Q: What are your thoughts on (RB) Saquon (Barkley) and his accomplishments today?
A: We were talking about it before the game of how much he had to get. I was proud of him when he did, and happy for him. He was a big difference maker for us this year. A special talent, a special leader, special kid. Possibly, probably one of the greatest ever. So, I was proud of him, happy for him, and he deserves it.
Q: With all this losing, do you think itíll pay dividends down the road? Or, will it just go nowhere?
A: The things that we learn through the losses are going to pay off. You never want to lose, and you never want to be happy about losing or what you learn, but the thing is that we have to get better at the things that happen in those losses. Thatís more important; thatís going to help us build in the future.
Q: What are the things you think this team needs to get better at?
A: Starting faster Ė we got better at it this year as an offense, but if we can be consistent and make that an every week thing, weíre going to be in better positions. Probably limiting turnovers and getting more turnovers. Just making more big plays, and growing on each side of the ball. We got better at a lot of things on all sides of the ball this year, but just the small things, small details that if we get better at, weíre going to keep taking steps as a team.
Q: For you personally, are you satisfied with how you finished?
A: Honestly, yes Ė just kind of stayed the course. I had my teammates, especially the tight ends in my room, and the offense. We just kept working. We kept pushing each other. I just wanted to finish strong. Just take advantage of the opportunities that I got, and to just keep getting better and keep taking steps as a player and a better playmaker.
Q: Is there a common lesson that you feel you can take from all the losing?
A: Finish, we got to finish. I know we were in position tonight to finish, and we didnít. We were in position to finish a lot of games that we came out with a loss. Those little things that add up to the big picture, when we improve at that, itís going to help us finish. Thatís the biggest thing we can take away this year, is we have to get better at finishing.