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Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Posted on: January 18, 2011 12:08 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2011 12:10 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Antrel Rolle probably should have thought about his choice before he signed with the New York Giants. For starters, he and the media in the Big Apple go well together, but only in the sense that he's always willing to offer up a ridiculous quote.

Like his most recent comment about his coach Tom Coughlin, who he called "too uptight."

"When you're talking about the coaching side of things, do I feel like things are a little too uptight? Yeah, I do," Rolle said on WQAM in Miami, via Mike Garafalo of the New Jersey Star-Ledger. “I feel like if he just loosened up just a little bit, still run the ship the way you want to run it, still run the program the way you want to run it but let us have a little fun, because at the end of the day that's what it's all about."

If this sounds familiar, well it should. Whenever the Giants (or Jaguars!) are/were losing, Coughlin is way too strict and mean and stuff. And whenever he wins, he's figured out a way to "cut loose." Or something.

Whether that's actually what's happening, or whether everyone's just in a better mood when a team is winning, well, that's getting harder to say. But the grass is always greener on the other side. Particularly when that proverbial grass is Rex Ryan and the AFC Championship-bound New York Jets.

Fortunately, fellow safety Kenny Phillips joined Rolle on the interview to chat about the other NY coach/team.

"I would love to play for a guy like Rex," Phillips said. "He goes to bat for his players. He'll take the blame, he allows you to be you. He's not asking you to hide. If you're a guy who likes to talk, go out and talk, long as you back it up. Like ‘trel said, His guys are playing for him and I'd love to be a part of that."

There's zero chance that this sits well with Coughlin (or owner John Mara, who's throwing his confidence behind his coach). And if you think Coughlin gets cheesed off about coaching in a place where he's constantly on the hot seat, well, his reaction to his players comparing him to Rex and calling him "too uptight" should do some wonderful things for the locker room chemistry.

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Comments

Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: January 19, 2011 4:44 am
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

   Coughlin's obsession about control undermines the players desire to excell.



Since: Nov 23, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2011 10:53 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Gmen21 I totally agree with you, It wasnt Coughlins fault the secondary got lite up in the 4th qtr they quit on themselves. I believe in Coughlin, I think he is a great coach, who is rolle to say anything, he has never won the big one, We can ask hines ward and Santonio holmes how well he played in the super bowel when he gave up big plays against the steelers. as for Kenny he better just watch his mouth or he will be on his way out, Giants football is built around team players. We dont need to loud mouth messing that up, 



Since: Jun 4, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2011 10:08 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

The reason the giants missed the playoffs has nothing to do with Coughlin and everything to do with Rolle and Phillips. They lost to the Eagles twice, and in exactly the same way - they forgot to defend Mike Vick in the 4th quarter. Everyone who's ever played Madden knows that if the other guy has Vick, you need either a QB spy or to play zone. I have no doubt that Perry Fewell knows this. Hey, Antrel, you're a safety and the Giants put you in the box a whole lot...think you might have been on QB spy duty? And Kenny, you're the FREE FREAKING SAFETY. Your job is to keep the play in front of you. And when Mike Vick is on the field, your job is to keep Mike Vick in front of you. You two are the reason the Giants missed the playoffs.



Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2011 7:51 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

 “I feel like if he just loosened up just a little bit, still run the ship the way you want to run it, still run the program the way you want to run it but let us have a little fun, because at the end of the day that's what it's all about."


This is the NFL, and your an employee.  Having fun is not what it's all about.



Since: Feb 16, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2011 7:38 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

It does not matter if you torture your players, or pamper them.  Just be consistent




Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 7:27 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Dear Tom Coughlin:  please dump Antrelle Rolle.  He is a cancer.  I don't like you as a coach b/c you are a sourpuss and suck at life, but these guys were horrible on the field and can't even back up their talk...like the Jets did this year.
Sincerely,
Probably most Giants fans.



Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2011 7:11 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Well maybe if Rolle ,Phillips and the rest of the gutless defensmen had heart and played like men and not pee wee geldings they'd be the ones in the playoffs. Rolle showed absolutely nothing on the field and Phillips will be out of the league within three years.



Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Good Gawd! do this Jackwagon ever shut up? first and foremost, you guys had control your own destiny. but those two games to the Eagles and Packers really brought you down. and he's still blaming Coughlin? dude, it was the teams fault, especially the defense and ST coverage for choking down the stretch. will somebody please glue Rolle's mouth before he writes his own ticket out of NY.Foot in mouth Gee, what a loser.Embarassed just suck it up. you and the team blew it! Very classy of you......NOT!



Since: May 19, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Last time I looked you were making millions. Having fun??? Are you kidding me? It's all about winning. Something you guys didn't do. Blame yourselves. Those games against Green Bay and Philly were a disgrace. I love the Giants, but I hate whiners who are millionaires. Next year get out there and do your freak'n job and win more games, get in the playoffs and win the stinkin super bowl and shut the hell up!



Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 5:03 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Hey Antrel, I think you looked a little uptight in the Packer game when you got burned for 80 yards and Phillips looked a little uptight against the Eagles when he missed a tackle that started that ridiculous comeback. 


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