New Giants kicker Robbie Gould is finally getting a chance to settle in with his new teammates, whom he said he wants to help win a Super Bowl championship.
Gould, who spent 11 years with the Bears, began his whirlwind journey to the Giants two weeks ago when he said he received a call from the team prior to their departure to London.
Five hours after that call came, Gould was on a red-eye flight to London to kick for the Giants after they made the decision to deactivate then-kicker Josh Brown.
"This is a charter franchise in the NFL," Gould said in his introductory briefing with the media Monday. "Anytime you can play for a team or a group of owners, and not having to worry about anything other than playing football is pretty unique.
"I think just the history of what they've been able to accomplish throughout their history as an organization, and I played for a great one in Chicago, so you're in a locker room full of guys who are committed to winning and who want to win and who are here for each other."
Although Gould's career with the Bears came to an end, he still holds the organization and the city warmly in his heart.
"Listen, this game is about making business decisions and making decisions that they think are going to make the team better," he said. "For me, I had such a great run in Chicago; I met my wife and had 2 boys. I got to play in one place for 11 years, which is really unheard of.
"For me to walk away with as many memories as I have, and my teammates who I still talk to every week, that was really special. I have no hard feelings; I'm looking forward to playing them, that's for sure. To be here in this locker room and getting to know these guys is something I'm really looking forward to."
In Gould, the Giants are getting a kicker who knows a thing or two about navigating the tricky winds that typically befall the northeast during the second half of the season.
"Anytime you have to kick in a place that's cold weather, it's going to be a little difficult," said Gould, who converted 85.5 percent of his career field goal attempts.
"I think what's pretty neat is the history behind kicking in the NFC East--all their games are outdoors. I'm used to kicking in wind and cold weather and at night, so for me it won't be much of a difference kicking here other than getting acclimated every weekend."