Jay Bromley Rookie Blog: Ready for the real deal

Posted Sep 2, 2014

Rookie defensive tackle Jay Bromley was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round this past May. Throughout the season, the Syracuse product from Jamaica, Queens will check in with and provide an inside look at his journey of playing for the NFL team he grew up watching. This week’s post begins with Bromley wrapping up the preseason and preparing for Monday’s opener in Detroit.

Camp was just all about working on technique and continuing to get better each day.

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The last preseason game, I played a lot more; they wanted to rest the older guys. So it just gave me more of an opportunity to go out there and get some more game experience. I missed a potential sack against New England, which was my “welcome to the NFL moment.” You better wrap up.


I don’t know how much I’m going to play going into the season. All I’m saying is, as a rookie, all I can do is prepare the best way I know how and get better each and every day I’m out there on the practice field. That way I’m always staying prepared for when my number is called.

Meanwhile, I need to give credit to my guy, defensive end Kerry Wynn, who was my training camp roommate. He just made the 53-man roster. He worked extremely hard, and kudos to him and everything he’s done as far as just putting his head down and grinding. He’s a quiet guy. He doesn’t say much, but he goes out there and plays football. I’m happy that he had this opportunity.

Now we’re less than a week away from Monday Night Football in Detroit. It’s the real deal now.

They say there’s nothing like an NFL season. It’s fun, but by the same token, it’s business and you’ve got to get down to winning games. I look forward to it. Again, I don’t know anything about how much I’ll play, but I’m just going to prepare the best way I know how just so that every Sunday or Monday or whatever day, I’m prepared. I’m just going to watch these guys and continue to get better.

For more posts from Jay, stay tuned to throughout the year. You can also follow him on Twitter @JayBrom96.