Coming off his best season, New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle has reason to smile.
To get you ready for the upcoming campaign, WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts did their show from Giants camp.
“I would love to retire a Giant,” Rolle said. “That’s my first and prominent goal. This is definitely where I want to be and this is where I belong.”
The Giants running back had trouble keeping it together during his farewell press conference on Wednesday. But he said his were tears of joy.
To prepare you for the upcoming campaign, WFAN host Mike Francesa is broadcasting live from Giants camp on Tuesday afternoon.
Antrel Rolle has a Super Bowl ring. So does Prince Amukamara. And newcomer Walter Thurmond. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie knows the ropes. Now, they all need to blend together.
Who’s house? Rolle’s house! “The way I look at the locker room, you know, these are my babies,” the outspoken Big Blue safety said Wednesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
The Giants’ safety was honored at the Thurman Munson Awards Dinner at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan on Tuesday and told reporters he watched Super Bowl XLVIII with Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley.
The Broncos’ quarterback was chosen on all 50 ballots from media members who regularly cover the NFL. Manning also was an All-Pro in 2003, ’04, ’05, ’08, ’09 and last season.
Jon Beason wants to return to the Giants, and it seems the feeling is mutual. Big Blue has “already begun the process of trying to retain” him, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
“Whatever I can do to help this team and to keep this team together, and help us to build an even better team, I’m willing to do. I’m a team guy, a team player.”
The New York Giants limped past the lifeless Washington Redskins 20-6 in the rainy Meadowlands. New York lost quarterback Eli Manning to an ankle injury late in the first half, but rode two Jerrel Jernigan touchdowns to the victory. The loss likely ends the Mike Shanahan-era in Washington.
Kansas City and San Francisco will have plenty of clout in Honolulu if they don’t make it to New Jersey for the Super Bowl.
The Jets and Giants’ seasons end on Sunday, of course. But neither squad should go unrepresented on Friday night when the NFL announces its Pro Bowl squad at 9 p.m.
Eli Manning and Antrel Rolle won’t make excuses for the Giants failing to make the playoffs this season. But they do like the fact that the team is playing hard with nothing to play for.