The New York Giants are in a position that’s become familiar as of recent: the position of being 0-1 after one game has passed. The team has a bad record in recent years with their openers, but for the 2020 season, the Giants have a new administration. According to tight end Evan Engram, the team is doing a good job so far bouncing back between weeks.
Engram’s remarks on Friday
It’s a short week between the Giants’ opener on Monday Night Football and their next game, in Chicago. Engram, however, says that the Giants didn’t miss out on attention to detail because of it.
“We had a lot of urgency this week. Being a short week, the schedule was adjusted. I think we did a really good job this week of flying around with urgency and attention to detail, and getting all of our reps in and work in,” Engram told reporters on Friday.
When asked about how the staff approached his performance in week one, he also claimed the needed fixes were on the minor side.
“Just fixing some details that I needed to get fixed. Just some small things in the game that I could have been better at. When we broke down the film, we highlighted those and I added that to the emphasis of my practices throughout the week, and then we moved on,” he continued.
Engram had two receptions for only nine yards in the season opener. That’s out of seven targets – not the best performance, for a player that’s meant to be one of the receiving game’s most promising weapons. For the previous two seasons, Engram has struggled with injuries.
Now that he’s healthy for now, the next step is obviously producing on the field. But after one week, Engram’s ability to do that consistently will be called into question by many fans who expect more and expect results soon.