Super Bowl 2012: Why Deon Grant, Antrel Rolle Are Key for Giants on Defense

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Super Bowl 2012: Why Deon Grant, Antrel Rolle Are Key for Giants on Defense
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The Giants have one mission on the defensive side of the ball.

Get pressure on Tom Brady.

If they can do that, the chances for a New York victory will greatly increase, since the Patriots do not have nearly the run game to shoulder the load if needed, and will become truly one-dimensional.

In their Week Nine matchup, Brady was sacked twice, picked off once, and harassed the entire day. The Giants will have a fully healthy defense this Sunday, but Bill Belichick will assuredly have some new jumbo and max protection sets waiting for the beastly NY defensive front.

The Giants' safeties, Deon Grant and Antrel Rolle, will be the X-factors in the pursuit of Brady, as well as playing important roles in player match-ups, along with other aspects of the game.

Here are a few reasons why.

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