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Engram: Low hits “part of the game”
Evan Engram suffered a sprained MCL that will keep him out of action for the next few weeks on a play where a Houston Texans defender tackled him by diving at his legs.
“I’ve always been the type of guy I’d rather defenders go high rather than low, but it’s a part of the game. It’s hard to kind of control your body. If you can kind of see it coming, you can lower your shoulder or adjust. It’s the times when you don’t see them coming, or they’re coming from the side, or coming off of a block or something,” Engram said. “So, it’s definitely tough, but there’s things that it’s hard for us to do on the offensive side of the ball and there’s things that are hard for them on their side of the ball. It’s a part of the game, especially with the new rules and stuff. A lot of defenders are changing things up. I don’t have any ill feeling towards that style. I’d rather guys go high, definitely, but I know it’s a part of the game.”
Rhett Ellison on the Mark Bavaro comparison
Told jokingly that Shurmur was going to break out the film of Bavaro carrying 10 San Francisco 49ers defenders down the field, Ellison said:
“One of which was my dad [Riki]. So, I’m sure my dad is not happy about this comparison.”
Shula: Offense “good enough to win” vs. Texans
Offensive coordinator Mike Shula said Thursday he saw good things Sunday vs. the Houston Texans, but that the offense still needs to get better.
“Overall offensively, including the offensive line, I think we played more consistently last week. Still made some mistakes, have to continue to improve on our communication,” Shula said. “That’s probably one of the biggest areas of improvement we need to continue with, but there was some good. Good enough to win, but there were some other things that we have to get better at.’
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