Collinsworth explains Antrel Rolle controversy, praises Eli Manning
— Collinsworth addressed Antrel Rolle being upset with Cris saying he was barbecued on a play. Rolle said that the play he was talking about was a mistake on team coverage. Collinsworth said that they had a sit-down and everything is fine.
— Collinsworth said that the 49ers are the new Ravens. They have that kind of defensive talent. But Collinsworth admitted it’s a hard team to embrace nationally. “They’re going to win ugly,” Collinsworth said, “but they’re going to be around for a long time.”
— Collinsworth said that Eli Manning deserves a lot of credit for carrying the Giants past the Niners. “I thought Eli Manning played one of the great games I’ve seen all season long,” Collinsworth said, noting how he kept getting up after he got hit.
— Collinsworth said that there is no way there will be a blowout either way in this game. “I don’t understand how anyone is favored,” Collinsworth said. “This to me is the most even Super Bowl in my lifetime.”
— Collinsworth weighed in on Tom Brady’s legacy: “If he’s not the best player that ever played the game, he’s pretty close.”