NEW YORK (WFAN) — The Giants’ regular-season opener is still a month away, but Antrel Rolle is ready to go.
The veteran safety and three-time Pro Bowler is ready to lead his team back to the playoffs following a very disappointing 7-9 campaign.
With plenty of roster turnover and a seemingly wide-open division, the Giants have a solid opportunity to return to the postseason.
Rolle, chatting with WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts from Giants training camp on Wednesday, made no bones about his belief that Big Blue will overcome the Cowboys, Eagles and Redskins en route to an NFC East title.
“I definitely pick us to win the division,” Rolle told Joe & Evan. “That’s our mindset, that’s our goal. Division comes first and everything else follows suit after that. But we have some great opponents, and we all know that we’re going to get the best of the best of the Eagles, Cowboys and Redskins once they face the Giants. We’re ready for the challenge of ourselves, to erase that horrible feeling that we had last year.”
The leader of the defense, Rolle only has one season remaining on his contract. The 31-year-old insists that’s he’s not focused on his contract at this point in time — his focus is on the upcoming season — but he’d ideally like to finish his career in a Giants uniform.
“To be totally honest with you, I’m not going to say that it hasn’t crossed my mind,” Rolle told the duo. “But do I really think about it or am I concerned about it? Not at all. I think I know who I am as a player. I think I know what I bring to this organization. I think I know what I bring to any organization. And I would love to retire a Giant. That’s my first and prominent goal. This is definitely where I want to be and this is where I belong.”
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