Giants’ Evan Engram focused on cleaning up his game

New York Giants tight end Evan Engram has been defined by inconsistency throughout his NFL career and he’s well aware that it hurt his team in 2020.

Although he made the Pro Bowl last year, Engram has already stated that’s a season he’d like to throw away. It’s also why he put in so much extra work this offseason in preparation for training camp.

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Engram is determined to become a complete player and reach his potential. And so far in camp, he’s looked every bit the part. Arguably, Engram is having his best camp to date and is demonstrating the game-changing skill so many knew he was capable of.

Still, Engram remain a critic of himself and believes there are plenty of things he still needs to clean up.

“Things can be better,” Engram told reporters on Tuesday. “There’s good stuff. There’s good film, but there’s also a lot I’ve got to get cleaned up. A lot of small detail stuff, footwork in the run game, hand placement, details on routes – everything that comes with being a tight end if you break it down really hard on yourself. Trying to improve on that each and every day on those things.

“I’m just really focused on performing to my best ability in this camp for sure.”

Meanwhile, like many of his teammates, Engram laughed off last week’s brawl — a brawl that he helped facilitate when protecting running back Devontae Booker.

“We’re family. We’re brothers,” Engram said. “Literally, it’s in the past and we definitely got over it and learned from it. So like Logan said, things get chippy out here when competing and we’ve been competing ever since. It’s not going to stop. We’re family, we’re brothers and it was good for us just competing like that and bounce back from it.

“We got in the locker room and we were all laughing about it and chopping it up and talking about it. Like I said, we’re family, man. It’s like little brothers fighting, literally that’s how it was. We got in the locker room and we made up and we had fun and we all talked it out and it was all good.”

Despite the outside criticism, Engram also had no issue with Joe Judge’s choice in punishment. The players messed up and they suffered the consequences for their decisions.

“That’s just Joe,” Engram said. “We got into it, so we have to pay for it.”

And that’s why Judge is such a big fan of Engram.

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