On to the big one
Surprised the Titans won that big? You shouldn't be
Posted: Sunday January 23, 2000 08:42 PM
Tennessee Titans cornerback Samari Rolle, a second-year player out of Florida State, is doing a daily diary for CNNSI.com throughout the AFC Championship. He talked with CNNSI.com's John Donovan after the Titans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 33-14, Sunday afternoon, but before he knew the Titans would be playing the St. Louis Rams in the Super Bowl.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Super Bowl. Right now, I'm kinda thinking about that, and kinda thinking about what we just did. It's a combination of both.
A lot of people might be surprised that we beat the Jaguars the way we did. But, to me, you shouldn't be surprised. We beat them 41-14 the last time we played them, and when we played them here [back in September, a 20-19 Tennessee win], that was probably our worst game of the year.
I mean, they're a good team. But they don't scare us or anything.
I really don't know what to expect at the Super Bowl, all the stuff surrounding it. I'll call some friends around the league and find out what they say. It should be a fun time.
As far as who we play -- we beat Tampa Bay last year [a 31-22 win]. St. Louis -- I like that.
Today's game was typical Titans football. We just wanted to make sure we didn't give up the big play. And we got a great defensive line and linebackers, so they're going to help us [defensive backs] out.
Getting to the Super Bowl means a lot. I'm in my second year, and a goal of mine was to be a starter. So now, here I am, starting in the Super Bowl. We have a great coach, and there are a lot of great people around me, so here I am. I'm just thankful for the opportunity.
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