The NY Giants brass has continued to be mum on the potential futures of DeAndre Baker and Aldrick Rosas.
As NY Giants fans, and football fans in general, we want quick answers and quick resolutions when our players get into trouble that embarrasses the organization.
Unfortunately, although understood, these cases are sometimes (especially with DeAndre Baker) complicated and take time to work themselves out leaving the players, and in turn, the organizations in a state of limbo.
That is where we currently find the state of the NY Giants organization to be, as they are by all reports looking into all possible information before making any decisions, as they should.
As The Giants Wire eloquently put it, “don’t mistake patience for inaction.” In their article about this same subject, they included some interesting quotes from another NY Giants site, NJ Advance Media.
From that article, the most telling quote I found was this.
"The NY Giants have been in contact with authorities about Rosas’ alleged incident and are gathering all available information before making any decision, a person familiar with the team’s thinking told NJ Advance Media."
In other words, if the NY Giants organization concludes the player is more than likely guilty and liable to be a culture concern, they could be cut before the season starts and their cases are concluded.
So while DeAndre Baker and Aldrick Rosas may feel safe for the 2020 season, they shouldn’t.
Dave Gettleman and Joe Judge have still been pounding their chests to the tune of a “team first, no distraction culture,” and what these two players have allegedly done is the complete opposite of that.
Are the NY Giants taking the right approach here?
Short answer, yes.
Especially with the DeAndre Baker incident as he has a much better chance of getting off due to the case looking much weaker than it initially did.
DeAndre Baker and Aldrick Rosas are good football players that are, in turn, intertwined here as the whole team will be watching to see how the brass deals differently with a first-round draft pick and a UDFA (although former All-Pro) kicker.
It’s still just June, with a potential season still three months out so the longer the NY Giants take to properly investigate these potential crimes the better.
How awful would it look if the team cut Baker only for him to turn out innocent?
How awful would it look for the NY Giants to cut Aldrick Rosas only to see him get scooped up immediately (which he would) and have a terrific season with another team while Big Blue struggles with a mediocre kicker?
For now, though, you can expect the brass – and especially Joe Judge – to be mum on these, and any other potential other legal issues that may pop up.
"“The only thing I’m going to say about DeAndre at this point is he’s currently on our roster and I’m not gonna comment on any ongoing legal investigation or legal situation. That’s going to be my standard answer for anyone in a similar situation.”"
So for now, eager NY Giants fans that want answers, just sit back and pray we have a season that would allow us to even have to worry about these potential issues because Joe Judge certainly isn’t going to give up any information on which way the team in leading.
And that’s how it should be.