Cardinals Notebook: Rolle has eyes on prize

TAMPA, Fla. -- Dexter Jackson's name came up yesterday. Arizona safety Antrel Rolle broached the subject because that Tampa Bay safety was the last defensive MVP of a Super Bowl, a feat Rolle aims to duplicate.

"He had three picks. Went to the house with one. That could be me. I'm definitely trying to steal that trophy," Rolle said of the Super Bowl XXXVIII star.

Yet, to Steelers followers, Jackson stands as a potential cautionary tale in the Steelers' Super Bowl XLIII match with six of its former coaches and four of its former players toiling for the Steelers West that is the Arizona Cardinals. Did Jackson perform so capably against quarterback Rich Gannon and the Oakland Raiders because new Tampa coach Jon Gruden schooled his Buccaneers about his former team?

"I don't know if it's a jump," rookie Cardinals cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said of the inside Steelers information on hand for Arizona, "but I could say that they understand their [old] team a little better."

"We have a pretty good idea. ..." Rolle said of the Steelers' offense. "As I'm sure they have a pretty good idea of what we're doing. You always have a few wrinkles, a few trick plays here or there. But, at the end of the day, you still got to play football."

"I don't even think about that," added running back Edgerrin James. "In the NFL, there are really no secrets. That 'this guy likes to do that, this guy likes to do this,' you watch that on film. Nobody really gives you inside information unless they give you personal information, and I really don't want that."