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Eagles loss worse than Super Bowl defeat, says Rolle

New York Giants punter Matt Dodge leaps for

New York Giants punter Matt Dodge leaps for Philadelphia Eagles DeSean Jackson, who returns a punt for a touchdown with 14 seconds left in the game at The New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Dec. 19, 2010) Credit: MCT Photo

Trying to keep up with Antrel Rolle's media appearances on a Tuesday is like trying to tackle Michael Vick in the open field. You think you have him contained and next thing you know he's 20 yards downfield.

So on a day when we've already heard from Rolle and Michael Strahan -- and even heard from Sam Huff! -- and got injury updates on Steve Smith and Aaron Rodgers, we go right back to Rolle, who was on Sirius XM's Mad Dog Radio channel with Dino Costa tonight.

What did the safety have to say now? Only that losing to the Eagles on Sunday was more painful than losing to the Steelers in the Super Bowl on a last-minute touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to some guy who now plays for the Jets.

"Losing that game on Sunday definitely hurt more than losing that Super Bowl," he said. "You know, it's funny to say that but at the same time when you're playing in the Super Bowl and when you're in such a close game as we were with Pittsburgh, anyone can win that game. You know what I mean? It was a fair fight. There were great players on each side of the ball and it went down to the wire which is something you expect. But when we had the lead we had against Philly and you lose that game? I've never felt that bad about a loss in my life."

Just as a side note, Rolle denied the story that was making Internet rounds today about Matt Dodge being in tears afer the game and being kicked out of the Giants' locker room. There was no need for him to deny it, though, since there were about 50 reporters who were IN the Giants locker room after the game and spoke with a very composed but disappointed Matt Dodge.

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