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Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

Mike Tulumello of the East Valley Tribune reports that Cardinals cornerback Antrel Rolle, the team's first-round draft choice in 2005 (eighth overall), has lost his starting job. In 2006, Rolle racked up seven pass interference penalties - tied with Baltimore's Chris McAlister for tops in the league. He was also responsible for two of the more alarming tackles of the season - an uncalled horse-collar on Shaun Alexander in Week 2, and the move he made on KC's Larry Johnson in Week 5, when a beaten Rolle tried to bulldog Johnson by his facemask on a screen pass. Rolle has been flagged for two interference penalties this preseason, and his penchant for getting beaten deep continues. That sort of freelance behavior may have played under Dennis Green, but not so much for Ken Whisenhunt. Arizona's new head coach was not happy about his team's 10 penalties for 84 yards in a 33-20 loss to the Texans.

Roderick Hood and Eric Green will be Arizona's starting corners for now. Running backs and receivers, rejoice.

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24 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2007, 2:16pm

1 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by Raiderjoe // Aug 21, 2007 - 11:54pm

A Rolle not good player. he probably end up with other team in 2008. Bust like P Buchanon.

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2 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by Harris // Aug 21, 2007 - 11:58pm

I was surprised when Hood left the nickelback job in Philly to be the #3 CB in Arizona, but apparently he knew somthing I didn't.

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3 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by Dwight Cans // Aug 22, 2007 - 12:01am

Cans says Rolle will overcome this and rebound to have the stellar career which was expected of him by Arizona. Cans has always been a proponent of aggressive cornerback play.

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4 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by mmm... sacrilicious // Aug 22, 2007 - 12:20am

#1: Except without the athleticism...

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5 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by Raiderjoe // Aug 22, 2007 - 12:22am

re2

Hood good. Would of be good pickup for raiders but team already loaded at corner

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6 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by Bill Barnwell // Aug 22, 2007 - 12:46am

hi raiderjoe,

Is there any place the Raiders are not loaded at? Please let me know so I can account for this accordingly in the stuff I write for the site.

Thanks,
Bill

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7 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by im gonna come at u like a spider monkey // Aug 22, 2007 - 1:21am

once again for every one counting, miami hurricane safeties: good ( sean taylor, ed reed, very soon brandon merriweather) cornerbacks: bad( mike rumph, phillp buchanon, antrell rolle)

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8 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by Pat // Aug 22, 2007 - 1:27am

#6: I believe the Raiders don't have sufficient depth at fan humility.

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9 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by Justin Zeth // Aug 22, 2007 - 1:53am

I had no idea Eric Green had made a comeback. 45-year-old former tight end playing CB now? That's intense, man. I gotta get his jersey.

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10 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by Fergasun // Aug 22, 2007 - 3:26am

Wow! Let's re-visit the 2005 NFL draft, specifically the progression of CBs selected. Hmmmm... I didn't realize all the old comment pages had gotten nuked... I wanted to review the "2005 Draft Open Discussion". Well, the important thing is that the Titans, Cardinals, and Redskins all drafting CBs. The Redskins ended up with the "best" one... all things considered. I think at the time I wanted Rolle over Rogers (and didn't think Pac Man would last).

Reviewing draft boards of that vintage, I think most teams had it as a toss-up between those 3... they all had pluses and negatives.

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11 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by JFP // Aug 22, 2007 - 5:22am

Why does everyone pick on Raiderjoe? He sees while evryone else is blind. He knows when everyone else is ignorant. He is when everyone else isn't. Sounds like some respect is order. Keep up the good work Raiderjoe.

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12 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by Charles the Philly Homer // Aug 22, 2007 - 8:55am

6:

The Raiders appear to have depth problems at "analysis."

There are also a few holes in the sentence structure and punctuation.

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13 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by Karl Cuba // Aug 22, 2007 - 9:37am

Rolle was always destined to end up at free safety, he lacks the speed for cornerback. The problem with moving him there in Arizona is that it isn't a priority position for the Cards, as Wilson gets to do all the fun, in the box stuff that safeties are usually paid big money to do. I predict that he'll end up leaving Arizona and becoming another Corey Chavous.

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14 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by Karl Cuba // Aug 22, 2007 - 10:32am

In more NFC West news; Patrick Willis has been named the starter at weak innside linebacker. What has suprised me about the move is that Derek Smith is the new starter at TED and Brandon Moore has been demoted.

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15 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by Felden // Aug 22, 2007 - 11:21am

Re: 14

I really like the move--the two MLB positions in Nolan's 3-4 are very similar, if not as "interchangable" as some like to say, and this way, we get our best two MLBs on the field.

Of course, I say this as a rabid 49ers homer, so grain of salt.

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16 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by Vern // Aug 22, 2007 - 11:27am

Has anyone looked into draft "busts" with this question:
Does a team pick a bust, or does a team turn a pick into a bust?

Now much does nature vs. nurture contribute when it comes to things like this? Is there even a way to quantify it?

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17 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by Vern // Aug 22, 2007 - 11:33am

To follow that up, the question would be: Are bad teams bad because they drafted poorly? OR, are they bad because they "ruined" their fair share of talent more than other teams?

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18 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by ToxikFetus // Aug 22, 2007 - 11:37am

16/17: Well, we are talking about the Cardinals here. They could turn Walter Payton into a bust.

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19 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by DeadHorse // Aug 22, 2007 - 2:36pm

Please FO, kill off the RaiderJoe joke. Not interesting - not funny - and spawns way too many comments from the would-be stand-ups.

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20 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by Joe T. // Aug 22, 2007 - 3:03pm

I think the only position that the Raiders lack depth at is owner.

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21 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by RMoses // Aug 22, 2007 - 6:16pm

Re:2

Yeah, Roderick Hood knew two things. (1) He wasn't gonna start and (2) he wasn't gonna make more money in Philly. Hood had plenty of examples (Trotter in '02, Burgess in '05 and Simon in '06) to know how Lurie/Banner/Reid operate. He made the right move and it seems to be PAYING off.

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22 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by usedbread // Aug 23, 2007 - 12:23am

when do we get a raiderjoe column?

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23 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by Raiderjoe // Aug 23, 2007 - 1:13am

re 6 Raiders not loaded at running back until week 5 when D Rhodes comes back. Then Raiders loaded at RB with D Rhodes, L Jordan, J fargas, M Bush. Going to be good. If not, Raiders draft S Slaton D MacFadden or other 1st round Rb.

re8 Raiders fans among best fans in sports

re11 Thank you. You know I'm good and what I say is good stuff that will help people win office pools and fantasy leagues
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re12 I always say my typing is not issue, what issie is is my the stuff I say which is always important and uisual;ly right.

re18 Not joke I am a real guy. Did you think I was a cyborg? I am not going anywhere unles mods kick me out. But I don't think they would do that because I didn't do anything bad.

re20 A Davis still great owner. Forgot more football than you know, but still remembered most stuff. Draft picks this year ere best in years, since like early 1990s.

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24 Re: Antrel Rolle Loses Starting Job

by Rich Conley // Aug 23, 2007 - 2:16pm

The longer RaiderJoe hangs around, the closer this place gets to CBS Sportsline.

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