Antrel Rolle 'hopeful' for return to Giants

Set to become a free agent this summer, Antrel Rolle remains optimistic that he can reunite with the New York Giants for a sixth season at the Meadowlands.

Defensive leader Antrel Rolle says, to prevent a repeat of this season, the key is to get off to a quicker start.

“To get off to a better start, we have to get off to a better start as a team,” noted Rolle. “Be a little more resilient as a team when we are facing adversity. Just coming together, all three phases of the game, offense, defense, special teams, and trying to execute your assignment.”

Despite those tough words, Rolle says he has seen growth in this team, and believes it is heading in the right direction.

“For the fact that I know where we have come from,” admitted Rolle. “From the beginning to the midpoint this year, finding and having some tough battles through the end of the year. I think something that we were missing for a lot of those games was finish and finishing strong. Even like today, I think we went out there we battled hard, they just got the upper hand on us. I think that is something that we definitely develop and we learn to gel towards the end of the year, which is finish strong.”

For Rolle, he may not be with the Giants after this season because he is a free agent. As for how he feels about the process and whether he wants to remain with the Giants, Rolle unequivocally voiced his desire to stay.

“I’ve been through this process once before and I think you just have to take it,” said Rolle. “If this is my last game as a Giant, I am very appreciative, I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. I have had a wonderful five years here and I gave the team every single inch that I have. I gave them every single thing I had. We will see once the offseason comes, once we figure out what it is we need to do. Hopefully we can come to an agreement and get something done and I can remain a Giant.”

A main reason why Rolle wants to remain a Giant is because he says the Giants are “building something”.

For the sake of Giants fans, lets hope Antrel Rolle can be a part of that building process after a disappointing 2014 campaign.


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