NEW YORK (WFAN) — For Giants safety Antrel Rolle, it’s been there, done that.
He’s familiar with the pressures of the NFC Championship game. His former team, the Arizona Cardinals, made it all the way to Super Bowl XLIII before falling just short of the title against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Well, Rolle has the Super Bowl on his mind again. That’s where the similarities end.
“Absolutely this one feels different,” Rolle told WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Tuesday. “This is what I expect from this team. I’ve always expected greatness from this team, even though we didn’t do it week in and week out throughout the season. That doesn’t matter, what matters is we’re here.”
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Rolle was the talk of the Tri-State after he told reporters that the Giants were “not going to be denied” against the San Francisco 49ers. He then pulled off the headline double dip Tuesday during his weekly WFAN interview.
The safety wasn’t too thrilled with Niners tight end Vernon Davis, who “prayed and prayed” for the Giants to beat Green Bay.
“If he said that, I can only hope he’s saying it just because they want to get a home game,” Rolle told Benigno & Roberts. “They better be careful what they ask for, because their wish is being granted and we’ll see them come Sunday.”
Hey, it’s just not Rolle’s style to root for one potential opponent over another.
“I don’t give a damn who we’re playing, man,” he said. “That’s my take. I’ll take any opponent, any given day. That’s my attitude. If someone has a problem with it, oh well. But that’s how I am. That’s how I was raised. I don’t shy away from any opponent.
“My heart doesn’t pump any Kool-Aid, only blood. I’m ready for whenever, however, whatever, however it gets to me. I’m ready for it.”
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