Rolle: Nicks a ‘silent killer’ and how Cruz can ruin your Christmas

Giants’ veteran S Antrel Rolle was interviewed on NFL Network via phone yesterday and expressed his relief over having WR Victor Cruz back in the fold…

“As a teammate and as an organization, we are extremely relieved,” Rolle said. “He is a huge part of our offense and, more importantly, he gives me my best work when I am in practice, especially when I am in the slot. We are just glad to have everything behind us. We all understand this is a lengthy process, it is a business process. And more importantly he is back with the Giants for a long time.” 

Rolle admitted he had no concern that WR Hakeem Nicks could stay healthy this season. He was asked as a defensive back what the differences were in covering Nicks and Cruz:

“Totally different to defend. Hakeem Nicks, I think he is a little more deceptive than Victor Cruz. When you look at Nicks you might not think he is moving as fast but when you are up against him, running with him, you understand this guy is moving. His hands are probably the biggest I’ve ever seen on a receiver. I call him ‘The Silent killer.’ His routes are so smooth; everything he does is so smooth. While Victor Cruz is going to always put a little bit of salsa on it. I think he goes out there and gives you the wiggles, gives you the shake and he is exceptionally quick. If he takes a step on you, you can pretty much cancel Christmas.” 

Read full transcript of Rolle’s interview