There is only one kicker in Giants camp this summer, a 22-year-old whose only NFL experience consists of three preseason games last year with the Titans, over which he converted his only field-goal attempt, a 33-yard kick, and went 4-for-4 on extra points.
At the moment there is plenty of trust being put in Aldrick Rosas, but despite the lack of internal competition, he is trying to measure up with the kickers around the league.
“So, I mean, the way I look at it is there is a lot of competitions going around with other teams,” Rosas said Sunday before the Giants received an off day Monday. “So, every day it’s not just me kicking by myself out here. I’m looking constantly with every team, every competition keeping up with everybody. At the end of the day, I’m competing against 32 teams, 32 other spots. So, I’m blessed to be here and I enjoy the huge opportunity I have here and the confidence that I am building with the team. It’s going very well so far I would say.”
Rosas kicked for the first time Sunday, and head coach Ben McAdoo said he felt Rosas “did a nice job” but also wanted to watch the tape on him. How Rosas responds to game action will of course be a determining factor regarding Rosas’ future in New York.
“Put 80,000 people in the stands and watch him kick. That’s the best way to put pressure on him,” McAdoo said. “It’s a great environment out here (at camp.) Our fans are tremendous, they’re out there and they’re yelling some things at him, too, that helps put the…
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