Antrel Rolle was never shy with his opinion during his time as a player with the New York Giants. It doesn’t look like anything has changed now that Rolle is retired and working in the media. Co-hosting on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Bob Papa on Friday, Rolle said there was “no doubt” Landon Collins of the Giants should have been named NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
"Not taking anything away from Khalil Mack because he had an exceptional season as well,” Rolle said. "I take my hat off that young fellow."
Rolle lauded Collins’ work to remake his body, losing 12-15 pounds after his rookie season.
"He was being labeled as a safety you didn't want in the middle of the field, as a safety that you wanted around the box ... what he did is he elevated his game to become a versatile safety, which right now in the league is the safety you want to be. That's the safety that makes the top dollars.
"The way he played this year for the New York Giants was nothing less than phenomenal."
Rolle had a lot more to say about the Giants defense, their need to establish a running game to help Eli Manning and other NFL topics.