New York Giants’ Evan Engram answers for his game-losing drop

Alexander Wilson
New York Giants, Evan Engram
Aug 11, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) during a preseason game against ]the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Perfect pass, perfect play, perfect time, but not the perfect player. The New York Giants fought until the final moments in their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in week 7, but it was tight end Evan Engram who couldn’t come away with the game-sealing catch.

With 2:14 left on the clock in the fourth quarter, Daniel Jones threw a beautiful deep ball to Engram in stride, in which he failed to come down with the catch. That resulted in a punt and an impending touchdown by the Eagles, giving them a 22-21 lead.

As they say, “that was all she wrote.”

Philadelphia managed to secure the victory in a must-win game for the Giants, as they now have fallen twice to divisional opponents, all but ending their playoff hopes in a terrible NFC East division. With the November 3 trade deadline coming up, we can all but assume they will be sellers.

After the contest, reporters asked Engram about the job, in which he stated:

“DJ threw a great ball, I just didn’t finish the play. … 100 percent I have to make that play.”
It is nice that Engram is taking responsibility for his deficiencies, but words won’t take back the past. The trust the Giants have placed in him must come to fruition, and dropping passes like that oftentimes results in negative consequences.
We have seen what Engram can do in the passing game and as a pass blocker, but mistakes in the biggest moments can’t be tolerated. That is simply what separates good from great teams.