Antrel Rolle didn't predict a Super Bowl title. He didn't predict a double-digit win season. When he spoke to the media on Tuesday he didn't even guarantee that the the New York Giants would make the playoffs this season. Rolle, though, didn't mince words when it came to what he thinks of the roster that has been assembled by the organization.
"I think this is one of the most talented teams I have ever been on," Rolle said.
That may or may not be true. We know Rolle, in his 10th year in the NFL and fifth with the Giants, is never shy and his opinions are usually strong. This one certainly is.
The Giants added several players to the secondary that Rolle is a part of, bringing in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Walter Thurmond and Zack Bowman as free agents. At safety, they lost Will Hill and Ryan Mundy, but get Stevie Brown back and signed Quintin Demps.
"We have guys that are hungry and guys that want to compete. More importantly we have a couple guys that can push those other guys and that makes it much more better. We just want to go out there and compete," Rolle said. "Our goal right now is to play together as a team. Once we do that, everything else is going to take care of itself. Win or lose. It really doesn't matter at this point. Our main focus right now at training camp is to practice smart and practice fast."