Special Teams Coordinator Thomas McGaughey -- November 7, 2019
Q: You got a little something out of your return game last week?
A: Yeah, like I told you guys last week, itís going to come down to execution. Guys took it upon themselves to be intentional and deliberate about what they were trying to do in the return game and it worked out. Execute the fundamentals and the techniques and big things will come, and it happened.
Q: We talked about the short kickoffs and you guys had a few, was that by design, is that conditions, or is that a miss hit?
A: A little bit of all of it. We saw some things we thought we could exploit on tape. Like I told you guys, we pick our spots. When we feel like we can make a play, weíll go down and make a play. The first one was a miss hit, he didnít hit it as good as he wanted to. That was something we wanted to do, pin them in the corner, take advantage of the opportunity and we did.
Q: Three misses in three weeks for Aldrick Rosas, where is your level of concern?
A: None, just have to go back to the drawing board. Itís a rhythm thing, heís starting to get more into a rhythm. Sometimes he has a tendency to get a little fast, he gets a little anxious. He has to calm himself down, slow down and go through his mechanics and go through his progressions and not rush through anything. That has been his issue right now, he just has to stay within himself and be himself. Heís a Pro Bowl kicker, the kid has a ton of talent. You have to realize, too, heís a young player, young players make mistakes and he has to make sure he limits those mistakes.
Q: What he did last year, is that what you gives you the confidence he is capable?
A: He is really good at self-correcting. Sometimes he has a tendency to get a little fast. He is such a big, strong guy, and he likes to make good, solid contact with the ball. He has to understand he doesnít have to swing (hard), he is so much bigger and stronger than everybody else, 65 percent of his leg swing is 90 percent for most people. He just has to stay within himself.