Antrel Rolle named Big Blue Blitz MVP of 2013

Big Blue Blitz is proud to announce that safety Antrel Rolle is our choice for Giants MVP of the 2013 season.

The results of our reader poll…

  1. Antrel Rolle 51.44%
  2. Jon Beason 36.5%
  3. Justin Tuck 6.62%
  4. Victor Cruz 3.59%
  5. Other 1.83%

Rolle led the Giants in tackles with 98 (80 solo), and interceptions with six. In addition, he had two sacks, 12 passes defended, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Rolle has been very vocal over being snubbed for the Pro Bowl, but may end up in Hawaii as an alternate. He had this parting message for Giant fans earlier this week:

“For the fans, we obviously thank them for sticking with us through the bad and the good times. Obviously the season didn’t go as planned for them but we’re definitely looking forward to 2014. I think we’ve found an identity here, I think we understand what areas need to be cleaned up and how to get it cleaned up and just move forward at this point. We’ll be back come 2014.”


Unfortunately, Pro Bowl voting weighs too much on team record when evaluating players rather than what this is supposed to be . . . the best player at their respective position.  There is no question Rolle is a Pro Bowl player and I hope the Giants extend his deal.  He has had at least 96 tackles in 3 straight seasons and he's a vocal leader in the clubhouse.   

It's actually pretty impressive how well the Giants defense played this year given the massive amount of turnovers they were dealt.  It's pretty surprising that the secondary of the Giants was their strongest group on the field this year and I will be the first to admit I would not have predicted that before the season started.  Prince emerged as true #1 corner, Hill did well, McBride was pretty solid, and T2 was a pleasant surprise.  This is the first offseason in a while where the secondary is not on my top 3 areas to focus on in the offseason.