Kyle Rudolph will certainly help the Giants
New York Giants’ tight end Kyle Rudolph never met with the organization when he was taking calls from teams. Instead he met with them over Zoom. So when OTA’s started after 10 years with the Minnesota Vikings he admits that he felt like a rookie again.
“You kind of feel like a rookie all over again,” Rudolph told Fox 9 Sports Now.
Rudolph admits that things have been really different this offseason with things being partially virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s definitely different, especially the way the early part of the offseason played out with pretty much every team in the NFL being virtual for the first four-to-five weeks,” Rudolph said. “I was on Zoom calls with new teammates and coaches, but I was still here in Minnesota at our house. [I was] going to Mayo clinic downtown and doing my rehab and doing my training just as I would for the last 10 off-season’s here in Minnesota as a member of the Vikings.
“It wasn’t until OTAs started when I went out to New York and I am in the new building for the first time, trying to find my way around. I had no idea where I was going most of the time. . . Everything is new and everything is different, but it’s extremely exciting for me. It’s a great opportunity and I am looking forward to this season.”
After being with the Vikings for so long it took some time for it to really hit him that he’s a part of a new team.
“It was when I was in the new facility in [New Jersey] for the first time,” Rudolph said. “Going into the building, being around new teammates, being around coaches… It’s one thing when you’re on Zoom calls and you’re learning that way, but actually being in the building — that’s when it really hit me that we’re doing this, we’re making a transition.”
Rudolph might be an older player but he will be a big help in the red zone and will open up New York’s offense and allow them to run more two tight end sets.
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