Antrel Rolle compares this year's Bears team to old Cardinals squad

Chicago Bears safety Antrel Rolle will take on one of his former teams this weekend, when the Arizona Cardinals pay a visit to Soldier Field this Sunday. Recently, Rolle reflected on his early career and drew comparisons between his current team and the one that eventually reached Super Bowl XLIII.

That Cardinals team selected Rolle with the eighth-overall pick in the 2008 draft. The team wasn't very good when he first landed in Arizona, but they rose steadily and learned how to win over the years.

Rolle said these Bears can do the same thing, per Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune:

That group was a lot like this group. We weren't good my first two years there. … But we jelled and we jelled fast. We weren't always the most athletic team. We weren't always the most talented team. But we played together and we played fast. And we fought with every inch of our body.

This team is going to get to that.

Although Rolle's Cardinals lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in their only Super Bowl appearance, the veteran safety went on to win one with the New York Giants after the 2011 season. The 32-year-old has been to three Pro Bowls knows what it takes to achieve greatness.

Rolle's experience will help guide a Bears team that is still searching for its identity.

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