Giants roll out three-safety look


With safety Stevie Brown playing well in the absence of safety Kenny Phillips and Antrel Rolle also playing safety, the Giants were faced with a conundrum on Sunday, when Phillips returned from a knee injury that had knocked him out for nearly two months.

The Giants came up with an outside-the-box solution.  According to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News, Rolle returned to the cornerback position, where he initially played after entering the league as a first-round pick of the Cardinals in 2005.

Covering Packers receiver Randall Cobb, Rolle held the up-and-coming star to four catches.

“One thing I like more than safety and my own goals is winning,” Rolle said.   “So whatever it takes to win, that is what I am going to do.  I like the role.”
The three-safety look may not last long.  Phillips injured his knee again on Sunday, and Rolle said Tuesday that he was in Miami getting treatment on his own knee.
Still, when all three safeties are healthy, look for the Giants to use them.