dangolka (CBS) — Second-year receiver N’Keal Harry isn’t the world’s most talkative particular person — a minimum of not when the keen eyes of the media are mounted squarely on him.
It was no shock, then, that when Harry was requested Friday about his fumble in Sunday’s win over the Dolphins, his reply was succinct and to the purpose.
“Simply higher ball safety, particularly down there on the aim line. So it’s a lesson realized,” Harry mentioned by way of video convention with reporters. “I’m glad I realized it early within the season, and [I’ll] strive to ensure it doesn’t occur once more transferring ahead.”
Quarterback Cam Newton made it a degree this week throughout his personal video convention session with reporters to face up for Harry and clarify that the receiver had a productive day that wasn’t worn out by the fumble. On Friday, Harry mentioned he appreciated his quarterback — and the remainder of his crew — having his again like that.
“Yeah, it was gesture,” Harry mentioned. “As quickly because it occurred, the entire offense actually got here as much as me and so they simply advised me it was one play, simply to maintain my head up and to maintain taking part in.”
Harry completed the sport with 5 receptions for 39 yards, each of which have been career-highs for the receiver taking part in in his eighth profession sport. It was a optimistic step, however his efficiency included the goal-line fumble in addition to a play the place Harry received stopped lifeless in his tracks by a much-smaller defensive again.
Other than the apparent fumble, that is the play that ought to bug you about N'keal Harry: pic.twitter.com/1fcqrzZMBb
— Tony Massarotti (@TonyMassarotti) September 16, 2020
Harry was requested about that play, too.
“Yeah, I simply didn’t anticipate the hit,” Harry defined. “I didn’t decrease my shoulders in time, so transferring ahead simply ensure that I maintain my pads decrease.”
Primarily based on every little thing Newton mentioned on Wednesday, it feels protected to imagine that the quarterback gained’t hesitate to look Harry’s approach on Sunday evening, because the Patriots attempt to enhance to 2-Zero with a highway win in Seattle.
“I’m simply excited for each sport this yr,” Harry mentioned. “I’m excited to get on the market and compete subsequent to my teammates and hopefully come out of Seattle with a win.”