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Post-Game Transcript: RB Wayne Gallman

Eric from BBI : Admin : 1/3/2021 6:06 pm
NYG Postgame (vs. Dallas Cowboys) Transcripts: RB Wayne Gallman

January 3, 2021

Q: Can you take us through what was going through your head there on that fumble at the end there? What happened and the emotions that you were going through as you waited to find out what was happening there?

A: I had the opportunity to break and pretty much take it to the 1-yard line. At that time, situation-wise, I have to go down. I have to be better. It's something that you work on each and every day at practice. I'll do better.

Q: Wayne, did you realize you already had the first down at that point or did you think you were still trying to get the first down?

A: I honestly didn't. I felt it and I was ready to go. With that being said, same thing goes. With that situation, you have to go down. You have to treat it right. I'll be better on that.

Q: Did you actually recover the fumble with your arms after you sat on it or you just sat on it made sure you didn't get up?

A: I sat on the ball first and then I picked the ball up and then I put it in my arms on the ground.

Q: Can you walk us through it? As you put it to your arms the officials first signal you guys, then they signal Dallas, then they say you had the ball. What was that 15 to 20 seconds like? It looked like all of Dallas thought they had it and then you were yelling at them. I just want to know how that went in your mind and how it went on the field?

A: I'm sorry I caused drama. It was just a big pile. The refs were - I wouldn't say they were late - but of course they saw no. 54 (Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith) had the ball. He took it from me when I was down there in the pile. I had the ball already. I already knew I was down. I was just waiting for the right call to be made. I was stressing that, very vaguely on the field.

Q: How much do you want your Giants career here to continue for at least one more game?

A: I love the Giants and I love my time here. Right now, I'm focused on this game tonight with the Eagles and Washington Football Team because we might be in the playoffs. I'm not very sure about all that right now. I'm just focused on playoffs.

Q: Have you ever rooted for the Eagles before?

A: I have not, but my best friend since third grade has been a diehard Eagles fan, so I've had one in my ear all my life.
What a disrespectful and ignorant question:  
KeoweeFan : 1/3/2021 6:31 pm : link
"How much do you want your Giants career here to continue for at least one more game?"

- No reason to assume Wayne will not be part of the backfield next year.
- This is the first game he has fumbled this year!
- A running back breaking into the clear, looking at the end zone (Papa was announcing clear field ahead of him) has to go against all his instincts and training to sit down prematurely. (Remember Bradshaw?) Clearly he was acting on instructions from the coach. And is now very embarrassed.

CAVEAT: I'm a big Clemson/Gallman fan and think he will contribute as Saquan's backup for several years. But there was no way I expected him to score. He led the nation at Clemson in yds after contact (including Barkley) but eventually the DBs would catch up. The Wayne Train is powerful, but not an Express.
NewBlue : 1/3/2021 7:13 pm : link
He is not signed for next year
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