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Monday Media Transcript: K Aldrick Rosas

Eric from BBI : Admin : 11/26/2018 3:26 pm
K Aldrick Rosas -- November 26, 2018

Q: And how long would the 51-yarder been Ė you hit that pretty well?
A: I hit it pretty pretty decent for the conditions. Like I said, I feel like I barely tapped that one. Just get it up there and just carries, but I definitely had more to give on that one, for sure.

Q: As Eli (Manning) gets the ball back with under a minute to go, youíre preparing mentally Iím sure to get a shot.
A: Right.

Q: As youíre watching it, what are you going through in your mind? Are you visualizing that youíre going to get out there and youíre going to kick it? Are you thinking about how long itís going to have to be? What are you thinking about?
A: Iím just being ready, staying ready. Potentially Ė we get down by three, so Iím just staying ready. If I start thinking about stuff, then Iíll start getting in my head, but wherever the ball needs to be spotted Iím confident from wherever the spot was, Iíd be able to give it my best kick and give ourselves a good chance.

Q: As you saw the last play develop and then the receiver gets tripped, are you thinking, ďOkay, Iím still going to get a shot to go out thereĒ or were you not thinking that at all? Were you surprised, I guess is what Iím saying, that you guys did not get a chance to kick it?
A: I guess, yeah. I could say I was surprised. In my mind, I was going to kick regardless of any situation so I was ready to go out there and give ourselves a chance. I try not to look at the game or the situation or anything, psych myself out, but yeah I was ready. I was definitely ready.

Q: In pregame, what were your distances going each way?
A: I have no idea. Like I said, if I look at the distances, I start psyching myself out so I just pick a spot. Wherever Zak (DeOssie) puts the ball, thatís where I kick it from.

Q: Donít overthink it, huh?
A: Yeah. Canít do it.

Q: Can you feel a difference Ė Iím sure you want to be confident in every kick, but can you feel a difference when you go out there right now knowing that youíve made 23-of-24 versus last year in a similar spot where maybe you were struggling in the back of your mind?
A: I really donít think about it. People will say good job, Iím just taking it one day at a time, one week at a time. When I get to the end of the season, maybe I can look back and reflect on how things have changed and just look back and learn still. Iím still learning. Iím just taking it one week at a time, focusing on the Bears now and focusing on the things I can work on to improving my kickoff and just the operation of the field goals.
One of the few bright spots of the season  
robbieballs2003 : 11/26/2018 3:33 pm : link
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I know kickers have weird careers  
bceagle05 : 11/26/2018 3:48 pm : link
but I can't believe he's one of the best in football after what we saw last season. It's like Matt Dodge returning in year two and becoming Ray Guy.
RE: I know kickers have weird careers  
BH28 : 11/26/2018 4:24 pm : link
In comment 14193557 bceagle05 said:
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but I can't believe he's one of the best in football after what we saw last season. It's like Matt Dodge returning in year two and becoming Ray Guy.


Not even close. 18 for 25 with two field goals blocked last year. 3-3 from 50+. He also had two XPs blocked. Most blocked kicks in the league.

He struggled a little bit but the special teams didn't do him any favors. I'm glad they kept him. If he had a dodge like year, he would have missed like four XP in a game or something.

I wish Shurmur would have the balls to give this guy some long FG attempts this year. He could be a real weapon. Two or three times we eschewed a 50+ FG attempt for a stupid fucking punt.
RE: RE: I know kickers have weird careers  
Tesla : 11/26/2018 5:28 pm : link
In comment 14193629 BH28 said:
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In comment 14193557 bceagle05 said:


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I wish Shurmur would have the balls to give this guy some long FG attempts this year. He could be a real weapon. Two or three times we eschewed a 50+ FG attempt for a stupid fucking punt.


Absa - frieken - lutely. Punting from inside the 40 when you have a weapon like Rosas is pure insanity.
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