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Aldrick Rosas - Is this guy going to be our next NYG kicker?

Sontz : 3/18/2017 8:32 pm
I saw this posted recently on twitter that Jeff Feagles thinks the Giants have an unreal talent in this kid Aldrick Rosas @ place kicker from Southern Oregon University.

https://twitter.com/Jfeagles/status/840022507046477825

I watched this you tube video because I knew nothing about him and I came away impressed. Check out the video and tell me what you think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3R5UZQbZ74
He could be our future for all we know.  
Big Blue '56 : 3/18/2017 9:19 pm : link
I'm always skeptical about a rookie PK handling the NY pressure..
Big leg  
lono801 : 3/18/2017 9:24 pm : link
Odd approach to the ball in my eyes

Agree with '56
RE: He could be our future for all we know.  
Jim in Tampa : 3/19/2017 10:26 am : link
In comment 13398567 Big Blue '56 said:
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I'm always skeptical about a rookie PK handling the NY pressure..


I'm not sure there is really much "NY pressure" for a FA kicker.

In order for NY pressure to be a factor I think one or more of the following has to apply:

1. The player just signed a FA contract for BIG money.

2. The player is a high draft choice.

3. The player plays a prominent position.

The media and fans are all over players in the above-mentioned categories and that creates external pressure on the player. But there is almost no external pressure on a kicker. People only really notice kickers when they start missing kicks. And if they do start missing kicks the fans and media will be calling for their heads, no matter what NFL city they play in.

I would also contend that if the Giants do go with a rookie kicker this year he will have LESS pressure than the Tampa Bay kicker last year.

You may remember that the Bucs traded up in the second round to take their kicker, Roberto Aguayo. That meant Aguayo had the added (external) pressure of playing up to his draft position. Before he even lined up for his first kick he had to hear from the media and the fans criticizing the Bucs for trading up into the second round to draft a kicker. He had to hear about how he was the highest drafted kicker in over a decade.

And since Aguayo played at FL State he also had to deal with the pressure of playing in front of more family and friends than the average rookie kicker.

That's external pressure.

There's no way to know for sure of course, but I think Aguayo would have had a much better year if he was a FA kicker, playing in NY.
I wasn't too high on either  
Jay on the Island : 3/19/2017 11:09 am : link
McManus or Boswell but I have a feeling Rosas is for real. Feagles' comments about Rosas were very encouraging and I believe he may be our long term kicker. I am concerned that the Giants might bring in a veteran to compete with him and may go with the veteran even if Rosas outperforms him.
Wow  
Rong5611 : 3/19/2017 11:35 am : link
Certainly looks like the real deal. We shall see.
For as much as this Offense  
Bluesbreaker : 3/19/2017 11:52 am : link
settles for FG's we should draft him .
RE: For as much as this Offense  
Jim in Tampa : 3/19/2017 1:03 pm : link
In comment 13398909 Bluesbreaker said:
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settles for FG's we should draft him .


If the "him" you're referring to is Aldrick Rosas (the kicker in the video) he's already under contract with the NYG. The OP is essentially asking if Rosas will beat out any competition in camp and be the NYG kicker for 2017.
RE: Wow  
Gatorade Dunk : 3/19/2017 1:08 pm : link
In comment 13398891 Rong5611 said:
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Certainly looks like the real deal. We shall see.

How can you tell? For most of the long kicks, the camera never shows the crossbar. I couldn't tell if he was actually making those kicks or coming up short.
Rosas has been a regular on the NFL tryout circuit for years.  
Big Blue Blogger : 3/19/2017 8:03 pm : link
Could he finally take the next step? Sure. But Rosas has been around the block several times already, and hasn't stuck anywhere.

The Giants usually bring a young leg to camp, partly to share the workload. That might be all Rosas turns out to be.
RE: Rosas has been a regular on the NFL tryout circuit for years.  
Ned In Atlanta : 3/19/2017 8:23 pm : link
In comment 13399321 Big Blue Blogger said:
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Could he finally take the next step? Sure. But Rosas has been around the block several times already, and hasn't stuck anywhere.

The Giants usually bring a young leg to camp, partly to share the workload. That might be all Rosas turns out to be.



Heś 22 years old. How could he be a ¨regular on the NFL tryout circut for years?¨ He graduate college at 18?
Not too get overly technical, but for those interested  
JOMO25 : 3/20/2017 8:15 am : link
I know this stuff. I'd grade him as follows:

Power: A-
Flexibility: B
Repeatable motion: B
Form: B- (he does pull off a bit to the left)

Kickoffs: no reason he can't be an above average KO guy.

FGs: Its not the cleanest or most repeatable motion. I worry about accuracy when I see his form.
RE: RE: Rosas has been a regular on the NFL tryout circuit for years.  
BH28 : 3/20/2017 9:34 am : link
In comment 13399346 Ned In Atlanta said:
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In comment 13399321 Big Blue Blogger said:


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Could he finally take the next step? Sure. But Rosas has been around the block several times already, and hasn't stuck anywhere.

The Giants usually bring a young leg to camp, partly to share the workload. That might be all Rosas turns out to be.




Heś 22 years old. How could he be a ¨regular on the NFL tryout circut for years?¨ He graduate college at 18?


Yeah, years is wrong. According to the below article, signed by titans in 2016 as UDFA; cut in September. Looks to have had a few workouts last year but never officially signed with anyone else.

Looks like he missed all of college 2015 recovering from ACL.
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My mistake - I thought he had his first tryout in 2015.  
Big Blue Blogger : 3/20/2017 2:19 pm : link
Anyway, a lot of teams took a look during 2016, either to fill in for an injured kicker or as a permanent replacement: Titans, Bengals, Vikings, Cowboys, and a previous go-round with the Giants. There may have been others.
Mcmanus turned out to be pretty good, no?  
Ten Ton Hammer : 3/20/2017 2:20 pm : link
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RE: RE: RE: Rosas has been a regular on the NFL tryout circuit for years.  
njm : 3/20/2017 4:36 pm : link
In comment 13399621 BH28 said:
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Looks like he missed all of college 2015 recovering from ACL. Link - ( New Window )


I wonder if the rule on ACLs (full recovery in the 2nd year back) holds true for kickers.
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