Samari Rolle says the Bengals defense did enough to win the game, but sometimes games can come down to “tiny margins.”
Samari Rolle is a former NFL defensive back who played for the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens from 1998 to 2009, making All-Pro in 2000 and also being voted to the Pro Bowl that season.
Rolle was a member of the Titans’ Super Bowl XXXIV team, considered one of the best lockdown cornerbacks in the NFL.
Rolle joined the Titans as a second-round pick in 1998 after an all-conference career at Florida State University, where he continued the school’s run of excellence at the position. The peak of his four years at Florida State came as a senior when he was voted to the All-ACC team and was a third-team All-American.
He was a starter as a rookie and soon showed his ball-hawking skills with a three-interception game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, tying a Titans franchise mark.
He would make 435 tackles, 31 interceptions, and break up 112 passes during his 11-season career. Teams would often build game plans on offense to avoid Rolle.
Rolle hails from Miami Beach, where he attended Miami Beach Senior High School. He earned Prep Defensive Player of the Year honors while being chosen to the Super 24 Florida-Georgia game roster. He was a high school teammate with future Pro Bowler Duane Starks, and in his NFL career Rolle wore the number 22 as a tribute to him.
Rolle currently lives in Florida with his wife, and his football career continues as a high school coach.
Samari Rolle says Chris Jones’ effectiveness rushing Joe Burrow allowed the Chiefs to only have to rush four, keeping more guys in coverage to stop the passing game. The Chiefs defense stepped up huge in the AFC Championship.
With the 2023 NFL Draft getting closer, everyone is going to give love to the quarterbacks and skill players. As a former NFL defensive back, I need to give some love to players on the other side of the ball. I’ve got five players who are heavy hitters and bring the lumber. I think each […]
Nothing was expected of the Giants this season, but they made it all the way to the NFC’s Divisional Round before losing, 38-7, to the Eagles on Saturday. Samari Rolle says the Giants have nothing to hang their heads about this season. Their loss to the Eagles was a culmination of being emotionally drained after […]
Jalen Hurts looked healthy in the Eagles’ 38-7 win against the Giants in the Divisional Round on Saturday. Samari Rolle says it was good to see Hurts playing well and thinks all the pressure will be on the Eagles in the NFC Championship. He thinks the Eagles can beat the Cowboys, but won’t beat the […]
Samari Rolle says that Josh Allen and the Bills need to make a strategy to go after Bengals cornerback Eli Apple in their divisional playoff matchup. Allen needs to get the Bills offense ready to tackle Apple, especially on the big plays.
Samari Rolle says the Ravens gave it all they had in Sunday’s wild-card game against the Bengals, despite one fumble that changed the momentum. While the Bengals may have won, they need to make a change offensively against the Bills.
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson did not travel with his Baltimore teammates to Cincinnati for their wild-card matchups with the Bengals on Sunday. Samari Rolle thinks the Ravens-Lamar Jackson relationship could be over and feels the blame is on Baltimore for failing to show Jackson more respect.
It’s quite an accomplishment that the Ravens made the playoffs without Lamar Jackson for the past five games, but Samari Rolle explains why they’ll need him to have any chance against the Bengals in the playoffs.
The Dolphins’ reward for a Week 18 playoff-clinching win? A trip to Buffalo in the wild-card round. Samari Rolle explains why the Dolphins have a tough road ahead with or without starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.