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NFL Safety Antrel Rolle Talks Free Agency on The RE show – 3/10/15

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ANTREL ROLLE.
HOW ARE YOU?
>> EVERYTHING IS GOING FINE.
>> TELL US ABOUT YOUR WORLD, AN
HOUR AND 38 MINUTES BEFORE THE
WINDOW OPENS UP?
>> I MEAN, THE WORLD IS GREAT
RIGHT NOW.
LIKE I SAID, I'M JUST BLESSED,
OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW TO HAVE THE
OPPORTUNITY.
TO LACE UP AND GO OUT THERE AND
PERFORM AND DO WHAT I DO BEST.
>> SO HAVE YOU -- HAS YOUR
AGENT -- WHAT CAN YOU TELL US
ABOUT YOUR STATUS AS IT
CURRENTLY STANDS RIGHT NOW?
>> WELL, YOU KNOW, MY STATUS
RIGHT NOW IS, YOU KNOW, JUST
WEIGHING OUT MY OPTIONS.
I HAVE QUITE A FEW OPTIONS.
YOU KNOW, FROM DIFFERENT TEAMS
AROUND THE LEAGUE.
THAT HAS EXPRESSED SOME SERIOUS
INTEREST.
RIGHT NOW I'M WEIGHING OUT MY
OPTIONS AND THEN WE PLAN TO GET
THE BALL ROLLING.
>> SO WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT
YOU WEIGH WHEN YOU GET AN OFFER
FROM SOMEBODY?
ANTREL, WALK A FAN THROUGH THE
PROCESS OF PLAYER GOING THROUGH
FREE AGENCY.
>> RIGHT NOW AT THIS POINT, YOU
KNOW GOING INTO MY 11th SEASON,
YOU KNOW, I WEIGH THINGS AS FAR
AS, YOU KNOW, THE HEAD COACH.
THE WAY HE LIKES TO RUN THINGS.
YOU KNOW, THE ORGANIZATION IN
ITSELF.
FOR MY POSITION, YOU KNOW, I
LIKE TO RELATE TO THE DEFENSIVE
COORDINATOR.
WITHOUT A DOUBT.
YOU KNOW, SECONDARY COACH AND,
YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING ELSE PRETTY
MUCH FOLLOWS SUIT TO THAT POINT.
>> SO IS THE DOOR CLOSED WITH
THE GIANTS FOR YOU?
>> YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHAT
TO EXPECT WITH THE GIANTS.
LIKE I SAID, I HAVEN'T BEEN IN
CONTACT WITH THE GIANTS, YOU
KNOW, TOO MUCH THROUGHOUT THIS
PROCESS.
BUT, YOU KNOW, YOU NEVER KNOW.
YOU KNOW, SOME TEAMS SHOW THEIR
HANDS EARLY, SOME LATER ON.
ONCE 4:00 HITS, I'M A FREE
AGENT.
SO I JUST PLAN TO DEFINITELY
TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY AND SOAK IT
IN AND ENJOY THE PROCESS.
YOU KNOW, ALONG THE RIDE.
>> ANTREL ROLLE JOINS ME HERE ON
THE PROGRAM.
HOW ABOUT FAMILY CONSIDERATIONS,
HOW ABOUT WHERE YOU LIVE WITH
YOUR FAMILY AND SETTING UP SHOP
OUTSIDE OF THE FOOTBALL FIELD?
>> WELL, MY FAMILY HAS BEEN
SUPPORTIVE OF MYSELF.
IT'S ALWAYS BEEN MY DECISION.
I KNOW WHATEVER I DECIDE, MY
FAMILY WILL BE HERE.
THEY'LL ATTEND EACH AND EVERY
GAME SINCE THEY HAVE DONE SINCE
I WAS THE AGE OF 6.
MOM IS -- I CALL HER MEL
KIPER, JR., SHE DOES ALL THE
RESEARCH, I HAVE BEEN DOING THE
SAME.
RIGHT NOW, LIKE I IT IS A, WE'RE
WEIGHING OUR OPTIONS OUT.
>> SHE HAS BETTER HAIR THAN MEL?
>> MY MOM HAS PHENOMENAL HAIR.
>> I'M SURE SHE DOES.
SO ARE YOU HEARING OF THIS "U"
REUNION THAT SEEMS TO BE IN
INDIANAPOLIS?
I MEAN, THE HORSESHOE IS SHAPED
LIKE A "U."
IT LOOKS LIKE GORE AND ANDRE
JOHNSON MIGHT BE HEADED THERE
TOO.
WHAT ABOUT YOU, ANTREL?
DO YOU THINK THAT'S A
POSSIBILITY?
>> I DON'T KNOW.
I DON'T KNOW.
YOU KNOW, AFTER DOING MY
RESEARCH I KNOW THAT THE COLTS
ARE IN NEED OF A SAFETY.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO
TAKE PLACE IN THAT SITUATION.
I FEEL LIKE THAT WOULD BE AN
IDEAL SITUATION FOR GORE.
I THINK HE'LL GO ON THE OFFENSE
AND DEFINITELY EXCEL AND MAKE
THEM A DYNAMIC OFFENSE WITH HIS
RUNNING ABILITY, HIS STYLE AND
THE DURABILITY HE'S HAD.
IF THEY LAND ANDRE JOHNSON, LIKE
I SAID, WOW.
I MEAN, THAT'S DEFINITELY GOING
TO PUT THEM ON TOP OF THE MAP.
FOR MYSELF IF ALL THREE OF US
WERE TO GO THERE, ONE THING I
KNOW ABOUT THE "U" BOYS, WE KNOW
HOW TO WIN.
WE KNOW HOW TO PLAY TOGETHER.
WE HAVE GREAT LEADERSHIP.
BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY THE GAME WE
BRING TO THE TABLE IS GOING TO
BE PHENOMENAL.
>> ANTREL ROLLE JOINING ME HERE
ON "THE RICH EISEN SHOW."
OUR POLL QUESTION HERE TODAY IS
WOULD YOU TAKE A HOMETOWN
DISCOUNT IN YOUR REAL LIFE
SITUATION?
IF GIVEN THE CHANCE.
AND WHERE DOES MONEY COME INTO
PLAY WHEN YOU'RE MAKING A FREE
AGENCY DECISION?
OBVIOUSLY IN YOUR STAGE OF YOUR
CAREER, 2005 FIRST ROUND DRAFT
PICK ENTERING 2015.
>> WELL, FOR ME, HONESTLY, RICH,
MONEY HAS ALWAYS BEEN EXACTLY
WHERE IT'S BEEN, WHICH IS NOT A
ALWAYS GOING TO BE A NUMBER ONE
PRIORITY.
BUT FOR ME IT'S MY NUMBER ONE
PRIORITY WHEN YOU'RE TALKING
ABOUT YOUR WORTH.
IF I'M A RESPONSIBLE PLAYER,
THEN I EXPECT TO BE PLAYED LIKE
A RESPONSIBLE PLAYER.
BUT, YOU KNOW, IT'S ALL ABOUT
HOW YOU VIEW ME AS A SAFETY.
HOW DO YOU VIEW ME AS A PLAYER.
AND I VIEW MYSELF STILL ON TOP
OF HIS GAME.
I STILL HAVE A LOT MORE IN THE
TANK.
RIGHT NOW, I THINK I'M MORE
FIERY THAN EVER WITH ALL THE
DOLLARS BECAUSE OF MY AGE OF 32.
BUT WHAT THEY'LL REALIZE, ANTREL
ROLLE AT 32 IS NOT THE SAME AS
THE OTHER CIVILIANS AT 32.
YOU KNOW, I KEEP MY BODY ACTIVE
ALL DAY.
I'M WILLING TO DO ANYTHING AND
EVERYTHING TO HELP A TEAM OUT,
ONCE I BECOME PART OF THAT
ORGANIZATION.
SO LIKE I SAY, I JUST WANT
WHATEVER IT IS THAT -- YOU KNOW,
THE ORGANIZATIONS FEEL I
DESERVE.
AND WHAT I FEEL I DESERVE AS A
PLAYER.
>> WHAT DO YOU THINK PLAYERS IN
THE EAGLES LOCKER ROOM ARE
THINKING WATCHING LeSEAN McCOY
GET TRADED AWAY FOR A VERY
TALENTED PLAYER, BUT ONE WHO
DIDN'T PLAY LAST YEAR BECAUSE OF
A BLOWN OUT KNEE?
WHAT DO YOU THINK THOSE EAGLES
PLAYERS ARE THINKING IN THE
LOCKER ROOM, ANTREL?
>> WELL, YOU KNOW, NOTHING
AGAINST KIKO ALONSO AT ALL, IT'S
SO UNFORTUNATE HE HAD THE ACL
INJURY LAST YEAR.
BUT TO GET RID OF SOMEONE WHO IS
PRETTY MUCH WHAT I LIKE TO CALL
THE OFFENSE, YOU KNOW, THANK
GOD -- I FACED HIM TWO TIMES A
YEAR.
I KNOW THE HEADACHES THAT HE
CAUSES US.
HE'S THE HARDEST GUY TO TACKLE
IN FOOTBALL, HANDS DOWN.
THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.
AND TO LET A GUY LIKE THAT GO,
TO LET A GUY -- YOU KNOW,
IT'S -- I REALLY DON'T
UNDERSTAND IT, BUT AT THE END OF
THE DAY I'M NOT THE ONE MAKING
THE DECISIONS.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE BUSINESS
ASPECT IS BEHIND ALL THAT.
>> DO MOST PLAYERS HAVE THAT
REACTION?
>> I THINK EVERYONE HAS THAT
REACTION ACROSS THE WORLD, NOT
JUST PLAYERS.
BUT YOU KNOW WHEN THEY SAW THAT
TRADE.
BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, I'M
SURE THE MOVES WILL FREE UP MORE
CAP SPACE, ET CETERA.
BUT, YOU KNOW, CHIP KELLY, CHIP
KELLY'S SHOW DOWN THERE.
I'M SURE HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S
DOING AND THE GUYS ON THE TEAM
HAVE TO ABIDE BY THE SYSTEM.
THAT'S HIS WAY.
>> SO WHEN DO YOU THINK THINGS
ARE GOING TO POP FOR YOU?
ANTREL, WHEN DO YOU THINK YOU
MIGHT BE SIGNED, SEALED AND
DELIVERED FOR ANOTHER PLAYING
SEASON SOMEWHERE?
>> SHORTLY.
YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT TIME IS
GOING TO HAPPEN, YOU KNOW, VERY
SHORTLY.
AS A MATTER OF FACT.
BUT LIKE I SAY, YOU KNOW, THIS
IS NOT MY FIRST RODEO.
YOU KNOW, I HAVE BEEN DOWN THIS
ROAD BEFORE SO I'LL WEIGH MY
OPTIONS OUT AND MAKE THE BEST
DECISION I CAN MAKE FOR MYSELF.
WE KNOW -- I CAN HELP THEM EXCEL
AND BE THE PLAYER THAT I KNOW I
CAN BE AND BE A LEADER.
JUST HELP OUT ANY WHICH WAY I
CAN.
>> I THINK YOU SHOULD TELL YOUR
AGENT THAT YOU JUST APPEARED ON
THIS PROGRAM BECAUSE THAT MEANS
SOMETHING IN MY MIND.
THAT'S CURRENCY OF SOME SORT.
THAT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU COULD
TELL A PROSPECTIVE TEAM THAT YOU
HAVE BEEN ON THIS SHOW.
WE DON'T JUST LET ANYBODY CALL
IN, ANTREL, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M
SAYING?
THIS IS A SPECIAL SITUATION.
>> I HEAR YOU.
I'M GLAD TO BE A PART OF THE
SPECIAL PROGRAM.
>> THIS IS SOMETHING USABLE FOR
YOU.
I THINK.
MAYBE I'M WRONG.
BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE MARKET
VALUE OF THE SHOW IS JUST YET.
>> WELL, THE MARKET VALUE IS
AWESOME.
IT'S ALWAYS HIGH.
>> THANK YOU FOR THAT.
I APPRECIATE THAT.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
GOOD LUCK WITH WHAT EVER
DECISION COMES YOUR WAY AND
WE'LL CHAT WITH YOU AFTER IT.
>> THANK YOU.
>> THAT'S ANTREL ROLLE.