NFL players across the league may still have some offseason rust, but New York Giants Assistant Video Director Carmen Pizzano is in midseason form.
Pizzano, who has been with the Giants video department since 1997 and has been to three Super Bowls with the team, got a nice ovation from Giants fans after catching a field goal by Lawrence Tynes.
Doesn't sound like a big deal?
Well, Pizzano made the catch with one hand, without moving his camera off the play and while perched on a lift about 40 feet above the field.
The video earned a spot on the Giants' official home page as one of the top plays of the day for July 29.
When watching the video, you can clearly tell Pizzano's catch drew a bigger reaction than plays by Jerrel Jernigan, Martellus Bennett, Tyler Sash and Corey Webster, who were also in the Giants' top five plays.
Pizzano draws extra points as the story goes a little further.
It was during last preseason when kicker Rhys Lloyd drilled Pizzano with a missed field goal from 43 yards.
While there is a protective railing around the lift, it probably still isn't safe to be hit with a field goal while perched high above the field and holding heavy equipment.
According to NorthJersey.com, Pizzano spent at least a portion of the offseason returning to his roots at Belleville High School with Giants receiver Domenik Hixon. He returned to the Mass Communication class in which he got his start to speak to students who are interested in a career in the field.
It looks like he may have spent some of his offseason shagging field goals as well.
Call it redemption for Pizzano and a possible viral video to boot.