The next two weeks are going to be a little different for the Giants and Patriots, no matter how much they try to make it normal.
This first week of practice before the teams arrive in Indianapolis is an easy time to lose focus. Players are working out travel and ticket arrangements, and the game is still far away.
With that in mind, Eli Manning made a rare speech in from of his Giants teammates. The message?
“It’s all about business. Let’s take care of it,” as relayed by Giants safety Antrel Rolle to the media Tuesday.
Perhaps more than any other Giant, Rolle figures to enjoy the spotlight of the big game. It’s because you are never quite sure what he’s going to say next.
Rolle on where he watched the Giants and Patriots play the Super Bowl in 2008: Sitting on a barstool in Brazil with “probably a midget under me.”
Rolle on his first reaction after getting drafted by the Cardinals: “Like Jerry Maguire?”
On wearing white uniforms for the Super Bowl: “We can go out there bare-skinned” and the result would be the same.
It’s going to be a fun two weeks. Or we’ll be ready for the game by Monday.