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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: May 6, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

What you want to be on "Hard Knocks"? Does having "fun include swearing at opposing quarterbacks in the press or does he really just want to act like a punk like some of the Jet players. Hey guys, Coughlin has a Super Bowl ring. Maybe you would have some fun and another Super Bowl ring if you listened to him.



Since: Oct 24, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2011 4:48 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

maybe if he was trying to focus instead of letting Vickie go wild, he wouldn'
t be saying these idiot sayings.maybe he should've switch from blue to green since he likes the Jets moxie. nope, he and the rest of the defense falls alsleep as the Sheagles racked up 28  points on that "sorry" assed defense. then got wipeout by Mr. Rodgers & the Packers. those 2 brutal losses meant that you don't deserve to go to the playoffs. so Mr. Rolle, just take out your hankee, sit in the nearest corner and start Boo-Hooing!Cry



Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Whatever Couglin is is time as effective head coach with this Gaints team has run its time. Owners should have realized that after once again falling apart at the end to miss playoffs. They need a new head coach. The style of a Couglin works for awhile but when it goes south it will not recover. He is like what happens with Pat Reilly in the NBA. He did very well but eventually Lakers, Knicks and Heat players tune him out when a coach is that tough. It gets old and when it does the coach has to go. Another year coming for Giants to look good but then miss playoffs. Eagles and Cowboys next year will be ahead of them. Tampa Bay getting better as well. With him as coach the Gaints won't get better while other teams will.



Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2011 4:44 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

"let us have a little fun, because at the end of the day that's what it's all about."

Hey Antrel, I always thought that at the end of the day it was all about WINNING! Something this team has been doing way to little of down the stretch the last few years. As a Giants fan I hope Coach Coughlin (and GM Reese) have some fun when the cut you below average azz.



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Well,Antrel Rolle and Kenny Phillips need a little fun? How about hooking up with Plaxico Burress after he gets out of prison and take some handgun lessons from him.Now you will see how strict Tom Coughlin is.....



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

    Coughlin was ridiculed and discounted  - because of his control tactics. The players did not respect him and they did what they wanted to anyway.



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

As a Giants fan this really pisses me off. YOU FOOLS ARE THE BIGGEST CHOKERS IN FOOTBALL HISTORY, and you want Coughlin to lighten up on you? You gotta be freakin kidding me. I think Coughlin reacted as good as he possibly could to a bunch of CHUMPS who put my city to SHAME. Wait till Bill Cowher takes over he's gonna have you sucking on pacifier's. 



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

well you also need to bring up that when he was laid back he had to deal with a player who took a gun to a night club and shot himself. This make an argument foe him doing that. He needs to find common ground on both sides



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 4:08 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

pop warner does not count dude



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

"let us have a little fun, because at the end of the day that's what it's all about."

Say it all right here


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