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Rolle had visions of Pick-6 in Super Bowl XLIII

New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle. (Aug. 13,

New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle. (Aug. 13, 2011) Credit: AP

The last time he was on the field for a Super Bowl play, Antrel Rolle thought he was going to have a game-saving interception and return it for a touchdown and a ring. Didn't happen.

Rolle was a member of the Cardinals' secondary and recalled the game-winning touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes with 35 seconds left in Super Bowl XLIII that gave the Steelers the 27-23 win.

“That play is a crazy play,” Rolle said. “I was actually on the opposite side and the guy Ben Roethlisberger was targeting at first was actually the guy I was covering and I kind of bumped him and he fell and Ben Roethlisberger cocked back and he was throwing there. And (I thought) ‘This is a pick and I’m taking it back to the house because there’s no one in front of me.’ And he just turns over and chucks the ball. Man, you can’t be mad at that play. You gotta take that one. You have to live with that one.”

Rolle said he would not address the team about the terrible feelings that come with losing a Super Bowl. "I never speak of any type of losing situations," he said. But luckily he already considers us in the media to be losers I guess and he was happy to share his memories with the us.

“I was on the losing side of it, losing the Super Bowl, and I can tell you right now, there’s not too many feelings that can feel worse than that,” he said. “To be so close and have a hard-fought game, I think that eased the pain a little bit as opposed to going there and just getting your butt whooped. But I definitely don’t want to feel that again.”

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