The NFL will announce its Pro Bowl invitations on Friday night, and one of the Giants who should be expecting a big aloha is safety Antrel Rolle. But don't think that will make up for anything that's happened on the football field in 2013.
"The Pro Bowl, that's a self accomplishment," Rolle said. "I ride for my team. That's the way I've always been, that's the way I'm made, that's my thought process. I would give up 100 Pro Bowls just to play in one postseason game. That's how I look at it."
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Rolle is the only Giants player who, as of last week, was in the top 10 of any position in fan voting. The fan voting, which ended on Thursday, counts for one-third of the decision-making process. Votes from players count for another third and the coaches get the final voice.
Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said he thinks he has two players who deserve to go to Hawaii: Rolle and Justin Tuck.
"I think Antrel Rolle has performed at that level and Justin Tuck has definitely performed at that level," Fewell said. "Those two guys are deserving."
Rolle has a career-high six interceptions this season, the most of any safety in the league and two behind Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman for the most in the NFL.
Tuck has a team-high nine sacks, including four against the Redskins in a game earlier this month.
"It doesn't really matter to me," Tuck said of potentially getting a third Pro Bowl invite.
So what will he do if he is chosen to play in the game?
"I'll go," Tuck chuckled.
It might not matter, and it might not help salvage a disappointing season, but it's still an honor. And it's still Hawaii.