NYG Postgame (vs. Vikings) Transcripts: TE Evan Engram -- October 6, 2019
Q: Fans will look at this and say that you guys weren't able to get too much going against this defense. Then you have to turn around in a few days and play the best defense in the league. How in the world can you guys muster anything in a few days?
A: We just have to stay the course. Like I said, there's nothing to be discouraged about. There were plays that could have been made. There were a lot of 50-50 balls that we have to make. We make those plays, then it's a different ballgame. So there's nothing to really get discouraged about. We're fine.
Q: You've faced some good defenses already. Did Minnesota take it a step up at all?
A: They're a good defense. It's kind of hard to compare. We've played Dallas - they're a great defense. Tampa - they're a solid defense. They all have their differences, but they a good football game. We had our chances. We just have to make them.
Q: They don't seem to make them easy.
A: That's the thing. That's the league. You gotta earn it.
Q: When you guys get that big turnover on defense and you get the ball on the one-yard line. They look like they're going in and then you guys get a stop. You don't want to give them the safety. How tough is that to get the ball out of the endzone?
A: It's tough. It's something that we have to look at. We have to look at ourselves in the mirror at all aspects of offense. It's a momentum killer. That was something big that we could have turned around. We have to be better at my position and every other position across the board.
Q: On that play, especially when you have a rookie. You're handing the ball off to a rookie when it's not safe like that.
A: We’ve got to be better all across the board. We take care of our blocking assignments and we get a good push, then that doesn't happen.
Q: You're confident that you guys can go up to New England and perform well?
A: That's our mentality. There's no worry. There's no doubt. We put the work in. We believe in each other. There's no doubt in our minds that we can go up there and compete with this team and go get a win.
Q: Even without Saquon?
A: Like I said, we don't have any doubt. We have belief in our players and our team that we can go out there and get a win.
Q: What would it mean to get Saquon back?
A: It would mean a lot, obviously. That’s a no-brainer. But we’ve got to be smart with his recovery and be smart with his timeline. Like I said, we had chances to win the ballgame today against a really good team. There's no doubt in our minds that we can go out there and compete.
Q: Unintelligible..down to your third running back..
A: It's tough. You hate to see Wayne go out early. Obviously Hilliman and Penny came in and did what they could. But it's tough to lose guys in general. But we had our chances today, even with all that happening.
Q: When's the last time you ran the ball?
A: I had a couple of reverses last year. I'm a playmaker. It's nothing new. They made some good plays.