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Antrel Rolle 'shocked' Giants fired Perry Fewell as defensive coordinator

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Safety says that "doesn't change" his desire to return to the Giants.

Antrel Rolle
Antrel Rolle
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Antrel Rolle not so nicely took reporters to task on Twitter Wednesday evening, feeling that his words during a Sirius XM NFL Radio interview Wednesday regarding the firing of defensive coordinator Perry Fewell had been twisted. Rolle asserted via Twitter that he still hopes to be a Giant.

"It doesn't change what I feel as far as wanting to come back ... at the same time this is a business and we all understand the business," Rolle said.

Rolle was on Sirius, conventiently with Giants radio voice Bob Papa and former Giant David Diehl, right after finding out that Fewell had been let go. He told Papa he was "shocked" by the news.

"I really don't know what to say. We didn't have the best year as a defense, but I think it had more to do than just with coach Fewell," Rolle said. "Coaches coach and players play the game. We were unsuccessful at times. In my eyes the majority had to do with the players.

"I figured that he would be back given some of the people that we had on IR to give him a chance to make the wrong right."

Rolle also added that he would "live and die with coach Fewell all day.""We had a special chemistry, a special bond. We got into it a lot of time just because we always wanted to be the best. We collided because we always wanted perfection from one another," Rolle said.

"Very unfortunate for Coach Fewell. I wish as a defense we could of done a better job."

Listen to the interview in its entirety below.