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New York Giants’ Antrel Rolle Believes He Can Make Pro Bowl in 2013

New York Giants’ Antrel Rolle Believes He Can Make Pro Bowl in 2013

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New York Giants defensive back Antrel Rolle has been fortunate enough to be named to two Pro Bowls (2009, 2010) in his career. Even though it has been awhile since he was invited to Hawaii, Rolle believes he has what it takes to make it back to the Pro Bowl in 2013. At the very least, the 30-year-old is convinced he can play at the same level as other Pro Bowl candidates.

“Absolutely, there’s no doubt about it. There’s no doubt about it,” Rolle said, according to The Record. “Last year I just didn’t have the numbers as far as interceptions and things of that nature, but as far as just being a football player and going out there and playing the positions where I need to play, being that role player for my team and being successful at playing that position, I’d be an All-Pro.”

Rolle certainly dominated for the Giants last season in which he recorded a career-high 96 total tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Whether his overall numbers were worthy of a Pro Bowl nod, there is no question his performance allowed New York to have plenty of success in 2012.

In Rolle’s eyes, opposing offenses must constantly know where he is on the field or face the consequences of his superior talent.

“Teams notice it,” Rolle said, according to The Record. “I’m sure teams notice it. I’m sure offensive coordinators on other teams notice where Antrel’s going to be at every point in time because that’s just the way it is.”