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Antrel Rolle to officials: 'Let us play ball'

Posted on: August 29, 2010 12:20 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

Antrel Rolle got flagged, got a personal foul and will probably end up getting a fine for a hit he laid on the Ravens' Mark Clayton Saturday night.

But that's not stopping him from getting really aggressive (or just silly if you want to look at it that way) on his stance towards officiating that involves stuff like "keeping people safe" and "not killing people. "

"I don't understand how they want us to tackle," Rolle said after the Giants' 24-10 loss to the Ravens. "It's pretty much out of control. You're running full speed. Just let us play ball. We're not intentionally out there to hurt somebody. Let us play ball."

Here's an idea: tackle without putting your head into someone else's head. It's pretty simple, actually.

"Honestly, I don't see any other way I could have done it," Rolle said. "He was bobbling the ball. He could've caught the ball had I not made the collision with him."

Really? We're supposed to believe that? From a guy who got fined $7,500 last year for a hit on now-teammate Kevin Boss?

Look, it stinks sometimes that the NFL takes the "big" out of "big hit" but we're talking about people's lives and long-term health here. It shouldn't be that difficult to learn how not to be over-aggressive.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Antrel Rolle to officials: 'Let us play ball'

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Antrel Rolle to officials: 'Let us play ball'

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Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2010 1:58 pm
 

Antrel Rolle to officials: 'Let us play ball'

The way the NFL is headed the players will be doubling their salaries and at the same time playing flag football. (or two hand touch) I dont want players getting hurt but at the same time they are changing the intimadation factor of the game. Tell the QB's to stop throwing the ball over the middle to avoid their players getting hit too hard!!!




Since: Dec 19, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2010 1:23 pm
 

Antrel Rolle to officials: 'Let us play ball'

Come on, writer,......just because he got hit with a fine last year, now Rolle  is a bad guy.  That's what you are implying.If you saw the play, you would see it was not a late hit.I guess you never played football, in as it is impossible  to stop in mid air and avoid a collision.Typical writer.................



Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2010 12:47 pm
 

Antrel Rolle to officials: 'Let us play ball'

Dawkins really defined that hit: the spear tackle. It made receivers scared to go over the middle more than anything. As a safety, you can still knock the ball loose without spearing.

Also, in the preseason that kind of hit has no excuse. Did Rolle not see what happened to Chris Henry?


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