Tight End Evan Engram
Q: Obviously, the offense is sputtering, struggling, not scoring a lot. You had the touchdown yesterday late, what's missing? What do you think that this offense needs to be able to kind of put things together maybe for the next two games and going into next year?
A: I feel like we've just got to execute better everywhere. Every play, every run, pass, every small detail, everything that goes into a successful football play, we've just got to do better, literally. We just don't have enough good plays, so we've just got to keep working and trying to get there.
Q: I'm wondering how much of a surprise it is to you that this is the way it is with two games left? You guys signed (Wide Receiver Kadarius) Toney. You signed (Wide Receiver Kenny) Golladay. You've been here, you knew the offense struggled last year, but you've got Toney and Golladay and I felt like preseason optimism was even higher than normal for the preseason. How surprising is it if I asked you in August where you expected to be that this is where you are with two games left?
A: Obviously, we definitely had higher expectations. We always will have them, but right now we've just got to keep working and try to get there.
Q: You're the veteran now, what do you tell somebody like (Quarterback) Jake Fromm after yesterday. After he struggled the way he did in his first start, probably not going to get to start this week, what do you tell somebody there?
A: I just gave him my respect. I think that the way that he came in and operated and the way that he came in to work from day one, just attention to detail and everything. The way he handled himself day one in the building, that doesn't go unnoticed. He'll be back out there, so just try to give him my respect.
Q: How hard is it to look back on your career so far with the Giants and know that you have not made the playoffs, which is probably something you didn't thing was possible when you were drafted here? And then having played in a number of wrap up the season games like this, what's your advice to some of the younger guys who are going to be on the field who maybe have never been through a situation like this where they've been mathematically eliminated? (Safety) Xavier McKinney was just on the call a couple minutes ago, that's something that's kind of new to him.
A: It just comes down to your perspective on this game. We have limited number of opportunities to play this game, especially at this level. How you want to approach it – you want to take it for granted or you want to make the most of it. There's a lot of football plays in these last two games and that means that's a lot of opportunity. It just depends on how you look at the game. Definitely just don't want to take these for granted. These opportunities don't last forever and it's up to you on how you want to approach it.
Q: You've been through some ups and downs here, but you've always been accessible. You've always come out and you've always talked whenever people request you, you always come out. What's your thought process? Why do you do it?
A: This is a privilege. This is a blessing. Obviously, this is not a situation that we work for and that we wish for, but I'm here and you've got to face things. I just never shy away from it. I always show up to work and get to work. That's all I try to do, and I don't hide from anything.