Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here are your Saturday morning headlines as the clock ticks slowly toward the 2014 NFL Draft.
In case you missed, CBS Draft analyst Rob Rang had lots of interesting things to say about prospective first-round picks for the Giants during an appearance Friday on 'Big Blue Kickoff Live.'
Giants president and CEO John Mara told Giants.com that he believes instant replay will ultimately be centrally controlled:
"I think we’re moving toward a system where replays are going to be conducted by the command center in New York," he said. "I don’t think we’re there yet, but I see us moving in that direction.
"I think you get more consistency, because you have the same two or three people making the calls all of the time," he said. "I think in terms of interpretation and consistency, it would improve in that area and possibly it would be more efficient. You wouldn't have to wait for the referee to run all the way over to the sideline and get under the hood and crank up the machine. You'd have the decisions made much faster. ... If we can come up with a way to have it done in the command center, maybe it would lead to more consistency."
Mara does not favor adding teams to the playoffs, saying "I don't want to water it down too much."
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell disagrees with Mara:
"The competitiveness of our league, that's the difference to me. It's not just adding two more teams that didn't have a chance to proceed in the playoffs. That wouldn't be something that we're interested in. I think what we're seeing now is such a competitive league that a team that got in on the 13th or 14th spot has a chance to win it all."
Antrel Rolle, who will turn 32, in December is entering the final year of his contract with the Giants. He knows this could be his final season with the team:
"If this happens to be my last year with the Giants, it will be my best season," Rolle said on SiriusXM’s The Opening Drive. "So I’m going to go out with a bang.
"Hopefully I go out there and produce enough that the Giants want to bring me back. It's up to my performance first and foremost as to what the Giants are even looking to do. And then it's up to the Giants to make that decision."