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Antrel Rolle Predicts New York Giants Will “Make a Run” at Super Bowl

June 13th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants defense may have taken a big hit with the loss of linebacker Jon Beason for 12 weeks, but that has not sullied their overall outlook on the season. In fact, defensive captain Antrel Rolle made a bold and unimpeded prediction on Friday, saying Big Blue will absolutely make a run at the Super Bowl here in 2014.

"We're definitely going to make a run at [the Super Bowl] this year," Rolle said during a spot on ESPN First Take.

While Rolle stopped short of saying they'd win the Super Bowl this year, he did express a rookie-like excitement over the restructured secondary. And when asked to rank the NFC East teams from best to worst, he predictably picked Big Blue to lead the bunch.

The one thing Rolle didn't do during his First Take interview was take the bait. He was asked and pressured to suggest the Dallas Cowboys were a "joke" here in 2014, but unlike their team owner, Jerry Jones, he politely passed on the question.

While some fans will undoubtedly get up in arms over Rolle's prediction, it's not as if he could have said "The Giants will make a run at the No. 1 overall pick this season" or something alone those lines. He was asked a question and answered it honestly. Then again, Rolle always believes the Giants are the best team in the league based off of their talent alone.

Hopefully his latest prediction will ring true. And considering the Giants have won the Super Bowl each of the last two times a LeBron James-led team lost the NBA Finals, they may only be one game away from cosmically being set up for that again.

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Tags: Antrel Rolle, Dallas, Dallas Cowboys, Football, Jerry Jones, Jon Beason, New York, New York Giants, NFC East, NFL

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9 Responses to “Antrel Rolle Predicts New York Giants Will “Make a Run” at Super Bowl”

  1.  Krow says:

    Everyone makes a run … we made one last year too. Just that “run” came up very short.

  2.  Nosh.0 says:

    Yeah i expect a playoff berth and possible run deep into the postseason. There is no way you can currently predict a playoff victory over Seattle or San Fran but the goal is just to get to that round and then see what happens ala 2007, 2011.

    However the Beason injury puts a damper on those plans. Hopefully he can be 100% at some point in 2014.

  3.  fanfor55years says:

    I thought before a few weeks ago, prior to the Hill situation and prior to Beason’s injury, that the defense might be able to carry the team a long way this season, combined with WAY better special teams and a dramatically improved offense that still might be short a left tackle and tight end.

    Now I’m not so sure, but I have no doubt this is a far better team than the one fielded over the past two years. I think they have a very good shot at winning the Division and once you’re in the playoffs a lot depends upon who you play when, and how healthy the two teams are at the time. So I think ‘Trel’s statement is far from ridiculous.

    I suspect that as Randle, Beatty, whomever plays tight end, Beason, JPP and DRC go, so go the Giants in 2014. What do I expect? Pleasant surprises from Randle and JPP, very solid play from DRC, disappointment with Beatty, and who the hell knows with the tight ends.

  4.  skinnydoogan says:

    Here we go again. Does anyone remember how awful the defense looked the first few games last year? All of a sudden Hill and Beason made us respectable, now both are gone. Does anyone here really have any faith that Herzlich can play linebacker well? A rookie starting? Not a chance, not with Coughlin. Every year we all get amped up on enthusiasm only to have cold water poured all over it, right about this time.

    •  skinnydoogan says:

      and yes FF, still more questions than answers at tight end and the o-line in general.

      •  skinnydoogan says:

        Not one single shred of evidence suggests Adrian Robinson is a tight end or a any position for that matter, he is an athletic guy right now on our football team.

        •  skinnydoogan says:

          and Beatty, the overwhelming evidence suggests his one really good year was a mirage.

          •  skinnydoogan says:

            I am less than a mile from the stadium here at work, one big giant black rain cloud is over the stadium, about to rain more on our enthusiasm.

  5.  Nosh.0 says:

    Definitely don’t want Herz playing MLB. But McClain can handle the position, and Paysinger and Jaqaun on the outside is respectable.

    Remember, the team lives and dies with #10. He had one of his worst seasons last year and no surprise the team did too. If Eli gets back to playing at an elite level then we should be in the postseason this year. Regardless who is playing TE, or MLB or Safety.

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