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Giants news, 12/21: Rosas’ confidence, Andrew Luck, offense hopes to bounce back, more

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Friday headlines.

McGaughey on Rosas’ improvement

Aldrick Rosas went from one of the worst placekickers in the league as a rookie in 2017 to the NFC Pro Bowl kicker this season. Why?

“He’s a lot more confident. You can tell from – last year, he was all over the place. Last year, he was a young guy. It was his first year in the league. That’s the one thing I talked about with you guys earlier this year – young guys are young guys. They make mistakes, they’re all over the place, they’re inconsistent,” special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey said. “It’s just like how we all were when we were young. We made mistakes and we did things that weren’t good for us, but eventually, you learn from those mistakes, and you don’t become a repeat offender. Aldrick has done a really good job in his career early, and hopefully he can keep this thing moving.”

An offensive “hiccup”

After the Giants had averaged 31.4 points over a five-game span, offensive coordinator Mike Shula called being shut out last week by the Tennessee Titans a “hiccup.”

“Didn’t have our best day, for sure, and that’s disappointing. All of us are disappointed, but we’ve got to move on and I think we’ve done a really good job of that,” Shula said. “Ultimately, only time tells when you play on Sunday the next week. But, and I think I speak for everybody offensively, we feel like the arrow’s pointing up and last week we didn’t play well enough against a good football team, but we want to turn the page and go out there and compete, and have a chance to go win against a really good football team, one of the hottest teams in the league, and prove to ourselves that we are trending in the right direction.”

Michael Thomas: Andrew Luck is back

Giants’ safety Michael Thomas was a college teammate of Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck at Stanford. His impression of the 2018 version of Luck?

“Just from seeing him play this year, comparing it to when he first came in the league, college and all that stuff, it looks like he’s finally moving well again. It looks like the arm doesn’t hurt to throw. It looks like he’s back to that All Pro, Pro Bowl level, like one of the best quarterbacks in the league,” Thomas said. “I can tell, just because that’s my guy. I can tell he’s having fun again, he’s enjoying playing football. He’s one of the best quarterbacks in the game. So, I’m looking forward to this challenge.”

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