Antrel Rolle of the New York Giants celebrates during the Giants' Victory Parade on February 7, 2012 in New York City. The Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle has been one of the more outspoken New York Giants -- maybe the most outspoken -- since joining the team prior to the 2010 season. Rolle joined XX 1090 Sports Radio in San Diego with Darren Smith Monday to discuss the Giants' 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in the 2012 Super Bowl.
Rolle had about as good an explanation for Wes Welker'd dropped pass as any you might here, saying of the Patriots "it wasn't their time."
Sports Radio Interviews has the full transcript. Here are some excerpts:
What was it like over the weekend with Tom Coughlin preparing for this game?
“Coach Coughlin is amazing for us. He’s been amazing and most of all he is a very, very passionate guy. He’s a very passionate guy with a passionate attitude about coaching and that’s something we appreciate as players and that’s something we need as players. We are going to go out there and make sure we give it our all – give it our all – and give it our all for him and to make sure he will not be denied. Make sure we will not be denied and this is the outcome we got.”
How much of a good view did you have on the Wes Welker dropped pass?
“Well actually there was a communication error on that play. That was guys playing two different coverages and we tried to relay the right coverage down, but once you’re locked in…you are locked in. We tried to relay the coverage a little too late. Some guys were playing one coverage while others were playing another, but through it all things like that happen. Things like that tend to get away from you in the game and we just thank God that Wes didn’t make that catch. It wasn’t their time. It wasn’t their time. Everyone has a fair…has a time where…they needed their time. Yesterday just wasn’t New England’s time. They’re an outstanding football team. One of the best football teams I have ever played against and I don’t like going up against them too much because I know what they bring to the table. With that being said we got to go out there and do what we need to do as a team. Go out there and be the best we can be.”