Giants' Wayne Gallman reflects on his performance Thursday against Eagles

Ryan Morik
Gallman celebrates TD in Philly
Gallman celebrates TD in Philly

Wayne Gallman got his first real opportunity of the season on Thursday night against the Eagles after Devonta Freeman left the game with an ankle injury.

In Freeman's absence, although Gallman's 3.4 yards per carry isn't eye-popping, he did rack up 15 touches, including five catches for 20 yards, and found the end zone in the loss.

In fact, 42.9 percent of Gallman's touches this season came on Thursday, and the Clemson product certainly made the most of his chances.

"Rhythm comes with plays of course," said Gallman. "For me and my situation, I just come in and try to do my best when my number is called. I just have to stay ready."

Gallman said he's always on his toes, having normally been on the lower part of the depth chart despite being one of the longest-tenured Giants.

"That's really the big thing with me, staying ready staying locked into the game... It can be a little frustrating, but at the same time it's for the sake of the team. I can care less, just come in and do my job when my number is called. It is what it is, I have to control what I can control and just take it from there.," he said.

Gallman admitted he used to be frustrated at his lack of touches, but now in his fourth season, his mindset has changed.

"Honestly, I use to think that way but there is no reason to think that way," said the running back. "The main focus is to come in and do my job. I really can't worry about all that because all that is not controllable. I just have to focus on doing my job and being Wayne."