Ross, Rolle, and Webster On Fitzgerald
AP/Julie Jacobson
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Posted Sep 28, 2011


The Giants not only get the Arizona Cardinals this week, they get Larry Fitzgerald. He's one of the most physical receivers in the league. Here are Aaron Ross, Antrel Rolle, and Corey Webster talking about him.

Aaron Ross

Q: How do you feel about the challenge of facing Larry Fitzgerald?

A: There are a lot of good receivers in the league right now, so each and every week you are going up against a top ten receiver or top ten quarterback. Being a corner in this league you have to be prepared each week.

Q: What do you think about Larry?

A: He is a big play receiver. He is physical and can get off the ball and get off the jam. You may think you have blanket coverage on him and the quarterback will throw the ball to him and he will go up there and get it. The play is never over with him.

Q: Will you be covering him?

A: It depends on the formation. It is day one but coach is putting in a really good defense so it depends on the formation they have us in.

Q: Does Larry stay on one side?

A: No, they move him around.

Q: How is the secondary right now?

A: I think we focused a lot better on our responsibility rather than focusing on the other team. We try to make sure we are alright in our position and technique and I think that is what brought us out on top.

Q: Has life been different for you this week?

A: Not as far as in the locker room. The guys are the same all the time and I am the same, so as far as the locker room, no.

Q: What do you see from Kolb?

A: He is a good quarterback. He was in Philly, so he knows us a little better than a normal Arizona quarterback would. He can make all the throws and he throws the seven route really well. He can throw the fade ball, the slants; he can make all the throws. He is a good quarterback.

Antrel Rolle

Q: How can you defend Larry Fitzgerald?

A: Normally when people are successful against him, they double coverage him. I have never seen a defensive back shut him down and I’m not saying it can’t be done, I am saying that I haven’t seen it done. We are going in with a game plan and Larry Fitzgerald is not going to be our only focus. Everyone here is aware of his talents and capabilities but we are focused on the Arizona Cardinals as a group.

Q: Are you concerned about your emotions this week?

A: No, I am not concerned. This is the first time for me because I have never had to face a team that I was once with but I am going in there and playing the game at the end of the day. I am going to go and be the same player that I am week in and week out.

Q: What do you see in Kolb?

A: He is a good quarterback. He is very agile and very mobile. He can make every throw and those are the quarterbacks that you have to keep an eye on. He has a great corps of receivers with young talent and a lot of talent around him. He is making it work for him.

Q: Does it look like he has chemistry with his receivers?

A: Yes, he definitely has it going. He throws to many receivers. He has many different weapons and he utilizes all of them.

Q: How confident is the secondary?

A: We have always had confidence. Our focus is to get better every single week and that is what our main mindset is.

Corey Webster

Q: Does Ross having two interceptions change what you will see the next game?

A: Interceptions are going to come, we just have to do what we do and make sure we take care of the smaller things and that stuff will come. It comes in bunches so if we keep on working on our techniques and smaller things, interceptions will come our way as long as we put ourselves in position.

Q: What was different about Aaron Ross?

A: I didn’t see a difference from the week before. A receiver is going to catch some balls, they get paid to do the opposite of what we do. Sometimes receivers are going to catch some balls but it is how you respond to it. You have to have a short term memory as a DB so it doesn’t really bother me. I don’t think it affected him. We just have to keep on working and getting better and if it happens, you just have to show your perseverance and sticking with what you have been coached to do. He has the skill set and it is not going anywhere.

Q: Does being benched make a difference?

A: Not to me because whatever you go through only makes you stronger. Whether he used that as motivation to come out here the week after and do what he did, so be it. I think he responded well for whatever reason.

Q: Is your approach different this week against Larry Fitzgerald?

A: I think every receiver wants to be the best. Larry Fitzgerald does a great job but we can only control what we can control and that is getting better every week and doing the little things right. Hopefully we put ourselves in position to make those plays and not give up those big plays to any receiver that is known for making big plays like a Larry Fitzgerald or a DeSean Jackson. All we can control is getting out and doing what the coaches ask us to do and being in a good position when the ball is in the air and hopefully we can make a play on it.



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