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Eric from BBI : Admin : 11/3/2023 4:22 pm
Kicker Cade York

Q. On where he was when he got the call from the Giants.

A: I was golfing on an off day and got a call on hole nine.

Q. How did you finish the hole?

A: I didn't, I had to go (laughs).

Q. How confident do you feel? Obviously, it's been a while since you've kicked in a regular season game. How do you feel to be ready to step in Sunday?

A: I feel good. Just coaches' decision who plays, and if it's my call, I'm going to go out there and do what I do.

Q. How'd you kick today?

A: Pretty good. It was blowing pretty good out there, but I hit the ball well.

Q. How were you working with (long snapper) Casey (Kreiter) and (punter) Jaime (Gillan)?

A: It's been good. It was legit – worked with them for 45 minutes and (the) first day and working out the timing and all that stuff.

Q. What have you been working on for the last eight weeks or whatever in Tennessee to get right?

A: Just hitting straight balls and doing what I do, getting back to what I know.

Q. When you were on the practice squad when you went back there was it your expectation that this would happen? Just a holding pattern there until a spot on a 53 opened up, or was there other plans for you?

A: I had no idea. They told me that I could be something for the future for them, obviously, (kicker) Nick (Folk) was doing a great job and love all those guys over there, but I was doing what I needed to do. I knew it was a possibility, so I just worked on stuff and stayed ready.

Q. How do you view this opportunity for yourself?

A: Chance to go out there and play.

Q. When you look back, what do you think went wrong in the preseason in Cleveland?

A: I was getting kind of quick to the ball. I was kind of chasing something, a feeling that I had, and I kind of just took it too far. I was actually hitting really well in training camp and all that

stuff, but when it came to the game the tempo just got up and started missing right a little bit for the most part. But just slow it down and get back to being who I am.

Q. On his confidence

A: Very confident, that's just what we do. It just happened in the wrong time but hitting the ball well.

Q. Did you learn or take anything from Nick? Because I don't think there's much that guy hasn't experienced as a kicker.

A: Oh, yeah. Nick's really good, he doesn't miss much, hit's the ball straight, so I think I was kind of able to watch that and not necessarily take a bunch of stuff from him as in technique and stuff, but just like little pieces that he does and him being a 16-year vet so he's obviously doing something right.

Q. How do feel about number 99?

A: Oh, it was slim pickings for a number (laugh), but if I'm going to be a high number, (I) might as well be the highest one, I guess.

Q. When you we're kicking were you thinking too much?

A: I wouldn't say I was going out there not confident. I think I had just focused on things that were leading me in the wrong direction. I was getting too aggressive to the ball and kind of causing some issues. I wouldn't say I was ever in a place where I was losing confidence or (anything) like that just because I was hitting so well in actual training camp and in practice that I figured things would be good when I went out there, and something wasn't clicking.

Q. Just going back to what you guys we're saying earlier. Is there anything that you can take from golf and the way you play golf that could help you there?

A: I am a better kicker than I am a golfer, so (I) wouldn't take too much from my golf game, but the ideas definitely translate. Smooth swing, stuff like that.
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