A Fanpost about Arizona Cardinals safety Antrel Rolle led to a pretty lively discussion the other day. So, with Arizona likely to release him rather than pay him a $4 million roster bonus, and the Giants having a gaping hole at safety, I reached out to our friends over at Revenge of the Birds for some thoughts on Rolle.
Andrew, lead blogger over at ROTB, sent a nice scouting report on Rolle. Follow the jump for it, and decide for yourself whether or not Rolle should be a player of interest for the Giants if/when he hits the open market.
In the end, if the Giants were to sign Rolle, they'd be getting an experienced safety that's developing into one of the top in the league. I also believe he hasn't reached his full potential at safety yet. While he does struggle in coverage, it isn't a regular occurrence. He shouldn't be paid like Ed Reed, but he would shore up a need in the secondary of the Giants had one.
Sounds like a definite upgrade at safety as far as I'm concerned. This guy is only 27, and should have plenty of good seasons left. Personally, I can't think of a reason why the Giants wouldn't at least kick the tires and check the price tag.
- Antrel Rolle Player Page
- Revenge of the Birds discusses the situation
- Dolphins could seek Rolle if he is released