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Giants news, 9/15: Shurmur expects improvement, Evan Engram’s drops, more

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Checking your Giants-related news for Saturday morning

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some Giants headlines to get your Saturday started.

Shurmur: Giants looking ahead

Coach Pat Shurmur and the Giants are not focused on all the chatter about what happens to teams that start a season 0-2.

“I think the important thing is we’ve all been through this before, where things go your way Week 1 and it has no effect Week 2. Then we’ve been the other way where you’ve been able to come back and win the next game, so that’s behind us,” Shurmur told the team’s official website. “We obviously made corrections from Week 1. Our whole focus, really, starting on Monday was getting ready for Dallas (where the Giants play Sunday night).”

“No, I think teams typically, if you’re fortunate to stay healthy enough, teams typically make big improvements between Week One and Week Two and certainly Week Two and Week Three, really through the first month of the season. I really do think it takes a little while to see what your team is going to be like, but along the way you got to fight to win games.”

Shurmur expects to see a better Giants team against Dallas than he did last Sunday vs. Jacksonville.

I think teams typically, if you’re fortunate to stay healthy enough, teams typically make big improvements between Week 1 and Week 2 and certainly Week 2 and Week 3, really through the first month of the season,” he said. “I really do think it takes a little while to see what your team is going to be like, but along the way you got to fight to win games.”

Evan Engram “built to catch the football”

That’s a quote from Giants tight ends coach Lunda Wells. The problem is that the Giants’ second-year player has dropped the ball far too often thus far in his NFL career. So what, if anything, can the Giants do about it?

“I think with catching the football, some might say is it mental? No, I think with him, he’s been built to catch the football. He has 10-inch hands. I think just like a baseball hitter, just keep getting more attempts at the plate, and keep swinging at it, and you’ll be hitting .500,” Wells said. “The biggest thing is for him just continue to catch more footballs. We’ve been emphasizing that during practice. Emphasizing it pre-practice and post-practice with ball drills, even in our meeting room. Just to continue to keep catching footballs. I think that’s the way you get better at catching footballs.”

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