Antrel Rolle wasn't making any bold playoff predictions about the Giants on the first day of training camp, but it's clear he likes what he sees at this early stage.
"I think this is one of the most talented teams I have ever been on," the veteran safety said on Tuesday.
It should be.
The Giants opened the checkbook this offseason like they seldom have before and brought in almost an entirely new team. A lot of that money was spent in the secondary, but Rolle said the pricetags on the players won't make them better.
"It won't be based off the money," he said. "I think it's just about the caliber of guys that we have here. We have guys that are hungry and guys that want to compete. More importantly we have a couple guys that can push those other guys and that makes it much more better. We just want to go out there and compete."
Rolle noted that he feels like some players may actually need to hold themselves back a bit and not over-extend because of the early excitement of camp. He said that it is going to be a "very stressful" first week. And he wasn't looking much past it, either.
"Our goal right now is to play together as a team," he said. "Once we do that, everything else is going to take care of itself. Win or lose. It really doesn't matter at this point. Our main focus right now at training camp is to practice smart and practice fast."