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Aldrick Rosas “barely tapped” 51-yarder
Could Giants placekicker Aldrick Rosas have made a 62-yard field goal if a leg whip penalty had been called on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday’s final play? We will never know for sure, but Rosas said Monday that he “barely tapped” the 51-yard field goal he made earlier in the game.
“I hit it pretty pretty decent for the condition,” Rosas 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.”
Rosas is now 6-of-7 in his career from beyond 50 yards. This season he is 23-of-24 on field goals after making only 18-of-25 as a rookie in 2017.
“I really don’t think about it. People will say good job, I’m 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,” Rosas said. “I’m still learning. I’m 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.”
Eli Manning: Giants still chasing wins
Quarterback Eli Manning said Monday he isn’t concerned about an emotional letdown with the Giants now having no realistic path to the playoffs.
“We’ve got a good group of guys. It’s important to guys. We feel like we’re going to keep fighting, we’re going to keep preparing, and going out there and still chase that feeling of that locker room after a win,” Manning said. “That’s a good feeling. It makes the week go easier. It makes Mondays feel better. It makes Tuesdays, it makes everything just easier to take when you’re winning football games. So, that’s what we’re chasing.”
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WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts had some harsh criticism Monday for the Giants — and especially their head coach, Pat Shurmur — after their 25-22 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Shurmur deflects Beckham’s criticism, but receiver’s dissatisfaction could linger | Newsday
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Leonard: Pat Shurmur deserves some blame for Giants’ losing ways, but the real problems start at the top – NY Daily News
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Olivier Vernon making tough decision easy with his play for Giants? Looks like 2019 salary cap casualty | NJ.com
Olivier Vernon has 1 sack in 6 games and isn’t living up to mega contract. Is he getting double-teamed? Or do Giants have a problem to address in 2019?
Giants coach rules one one reason for Olivier Vernon’s struggles
After missing the first five games of the season, Giants linebacker Olivier Vernon — who makes $17 million a year — has been virtually non-existent and with only one sack this year.