New York Giants Pro Bowl safety Antrel Rolle is tired of hearing that the NFL Lockout may end soon. Rolle joined WQAM in Miami on The Gino Torretta Show with Steve White earlier this week, and said he is tired if hearing that the lockout is almost over -- something he said he has heard continously since March.
Here are some excerpts from the interview. Sports Radio Interviews has the full transcript.
How long will it take once the lockout is over to get you into playing shape where you could play in an exhibition game?
"I’m in great shape right now. I wouldn’t say I’m in great football shape, but I’m in great shape. The only thing that is going to prepare you to get into football shape is actually playing football, so once you get out there with the guys and run around and do a couple of drills and have a little contact. You know what I mean? We have been playing this sport of football for a long time. It’s not going to take to long to get back into football shape and maybe a week and a half, two weeks maximum."
The reports say that July 21st, 2011 may be the day the lockout ends. Do you guys feel comfortable once the lockout ends if that were to happen in the next week or two?
"To be honest with you I have been hearing that it is going to get done in a week, two weeks, ever since the beginning of March, so I’m at the point right now that whenever it happens I’ll be ready and whenever I get that call I’ll be ready. That’s the only thing I’m looking forward to right now."
How good do you think this New York Giants team will be this season?
"The sky is the limit for us. I think we have control of our own destiny. I think all we have to do is finish games. We have a great team. I have never been around a team that has as much talent at each and every position. We just have to get on the same page at the same time and be a better football Giants team. We’re already good, but need to be great."
Rolle sounds like the rest of us. He's tired of the lockout talk, and just wants to get back to football. Amen!