Tight End Evan Engram
Q: Is it hard to want to play for a fanbase that makes it known that rudely that they are booing you and cheering that you're leaving the field? Do you still want to play in front of a fanbase that treats you that way?
A: I'm more focused on playing for my team and my teammates. Obviously, it's not ideal and it's something you don't want to see or hear. But, that's my focus – is playing better football for my teammates and my team and giving the fans and our supporters something to cheer about and something to be proud about on the field.
Q: Did that hurt yesterday?
A: Actually, I think I handled it pretty well. I was able to stay focused and stay locked in on my job on the field. It definitely was an opportunity to be a distraction, but I didn't let that get to me and I just stayed focused on my task at hand and playing the game and finishing the game.
Q: You're human. How much did you hear it and how much can you actually completely tune out? Is that even realistic?
A: I've been playing football for a long time. I've played in front of a lot of fans for a good amount of time. We're trained to stay focused in between the lines. That's the best way I tried to handle that yesterday was to stay in between the lines and stay in the game.
Q: Can you take us through the fumble? What happened there and what do you think you could have done differently?
A: Yeah, I got a catch, I caught ball, and I've just got to turn the field with better ball security.
Q: Since you've been around, there's been a lot of losing in this franchise. It's a franchise-wide thing. Do you think in some ways the fans are letting out their frustration and they kind of picked you out to be the person to let that frustration out on?
A: I don't really look at it that way. The fans deserve to see good football, they deserve to see winning football. They're honest fans, they're passionate fans and they deserve to see good product on the field.
Q: When you're a fan or a spectator at any event, do you ever boo?
Q: Never? Favorite team? No? Suffer in silence?
Q: Obviously with the fumble yesterday and there were a handful of plays last year that you were involved in that turned into turnovers. Do you know why that kind of thing keeps happening, that you're involved in these negative plays?
A: Every bad play in football there's things that weren't done right. On the play yesterday, I didn't have the proper ball security. When that stuff happens, bad details and bad technique happens, bad results come.
Q: When bad things sort of keep happening, does that get into your head at all?
A: No, that's part of being an athlete. You have to move past the bad things. You have to learn from them and keep doing whatever you can to limit those.
Q: You missed two games, you came back, and you played a decent amount of snaps. How do you feel today and is there anything you have to manage this week?
A: No, I feel great and I'm ready to work this week and get ready for New Orleans.