Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/30/13
New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle has been to two Pro-Bowls (2009, 2010) and selected once to the NFL All-Pro team (2010).  However, much like the 2012 Giants, Rolle had a rough year, but he says he is ready to get back to the player who was once recognized as one of the best at his position. The Arizona Cardinals selected Rolle in the first round (eighth pick overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft, making him the second cornerback picked. After spending five year in the desert, he signed a five-year, $37 million contract with the Giants. This deal made Rolle one of the highest paid safeties in the NFL. Rolle’s unique ability to switch from cornerback to safety and then go back in a pinch makes him a valuable commodity. It’s common to see corners move to safety, but it usually means they can’t play the position anymore. That’s not the case with Rolle as he can go back and play at a high level. Rolle says it doesn’t matter where they put him; he’s ready to erase the memory of last season. “Last year I just didn’t have the numbers as far as interceptions and things of that nature,’’ Rolle said, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “But as far as just being a football player and going out there and playing the position I need to play and being that role player for my team … I’ve been All-Pro. But that’s not what you get measured at within this league. Teams notice you. I’m sure the offensive coordinator on the other team knows where Antrel is going to be at any point in time.’’ “Safety is easier than other positions I’ve been required to play,” Rolle said. “Yeah, the level of expectation for myself is going to be through the roof. I understand that once I’m asked to play certain roles maybe my interceptions won’t be as high. Honestly, at this point in time it really doesn’t matter to me. As long as I get the credit from myself, as long as I get the credit from my team, as long as the credit from my coaches, that’s all that really matters to me. I really don’t care what outsiders say.”  
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