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Antrel Rolle on Giants: 'We can't be beat'

Posted on: January 17, 2012 9:49 am
 
Rolle isn't afraid to speak his mind. It's just that sometimes it backfires. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

It's one thing for Jason Pierre-Paul to declare that the Giants would beat the Packers because, well, he apparently knows what he's talking about. ("We’re going to win," Pierre-Paul said after New York beat Atlanta. "One hundred percent we’re going to win ... because we’re the best.")

It's something else when Antrel Rolle makes similar proclamations; his track record in such endeavors is far from spotless. In fact, it's pretty embarrassing.

The Redskins somehow managed to sweep the Giants this season and following their Week 1 win, Rolle went on the radio and said, "As a team and organization we know that the Washington Redskins are not a better team than us. We know that. Hands down. If we played them 100 times they might win five."

Washington would win again when the two teams met 14 weeks later.

Now, five days from the NFC Championship Game, Rolle is again making with the guarantees.

"I might be a little biased, but in our minds, we can’t be beat,” Rolle said via the New York Daily News' Peter Botte. “We’re extremely confident and we’ve given ourselves the reasons to feel that way. We have to continue to give ourselves those reasons, and we will. We have no doubts. It’s right there at the tip of our tongues.”

Rolle's comments aren't unreasonable (well, except that part about winning being on the "tip of our tongues" -- but we knew what he meant); the Giants did just beat the defending Super Bowl champs who went 15-1 during the 2011 regular season. And unlike his observations about the Redskins' inadequacies, Rolle didn't call out the 49ers. He just spoke to how well New York has been playing.

“You can put an All-Star team in front of us, and we’re going to go out there and compete,” he continued. “We don’t fold. No matter what happens, if there’s a bad call, or things aren’t going our way, we’re not going to break. We’re not going to lose focus on what’s at stake and our ultimate goal.”

Rolle's right about that last part: the Giants were hosed twice against the Packers and it didn't matter; they still blew Green Bay out at home. There's something to be said for that, especially since New York has to travel to San Francisco next weekend.

And while we don't have any issues with Rolle's latest remarks, we'd still feel a lot better if they came from JPP. Because, really, there's nothing more shameful than getting called out by Rex Grossman for being bad at your job.

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Comments

Since: Dec 23, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:44 pm
 

Antrel Rolle on Giants: 'We can't be beat'

The last time i checked the 9ers play in the weak west. yea the giants were 9 and 7 wow whats the point. They were banged up with injuries the whole season now there somewhat healty. The only shot the 9ners have is gore alex smith played well over is head lastweek and it will not carry over to this week. You can say what you want but our d's just as good



Since: Dec 23, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:42 pm
 

Antrel Rolle on Giants: 'We can't be beat'

      
;     The last time i checked the 9ers play in the week west. yea the giants were 9 and 7 wow whats the point. They were banged up with injuries the whole season now there somewhat healty. The only shot the 9ners have is gore alex smith played well over is head lastweek and it will not carry over to this week. You can say what you want but our d's just as good



Since: Oct 5, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:40 pm
 

Antrel Rolle on Giants: 'We can't be beat'

Get Real..this 49er "D" is not Dal, Atl. or G. Bay
Thanks for that brilliant bit of information.  I don't think any of us would have figured that out without you.



Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:28 pm
 

Antrel Rolle on Giants: 'We can't be beat'

Nobody is going to confuse Antrel Rolle with a Rhodes Scholar, let's start there.  He has a valid point, the Giants play hard (at least they have in the playoffs) and they do look really good.  They beat up on the Packers pretty well.  I do think the Giants are the scariest team to have to face right now, they are effective on both sides of the ball.
The 49er's look good to.......they play tough D and showed they can move down the field well matching the Saints in scoring power.  San Fran at home is tough, should be a great game; I do not think anyone should guarantee a win, there are no guarantees on the outcome before the game is played.  Look how good guarantees worked for that idiot pig of a coach Rex Ryan.



Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:24 pm
 

Antrel Rolle on Giants: 'We can't be beat'

So here's the reality..Giants make it in the playoffs by winning their last 2 games (Jets & Dallas) and then they beat the Falcons..WOW !! So whoopty do and then with Rodgers not playing the last 3 weeks and the team NOT having their OC the wek before the game let alone the team attending the funeral the day before..did anyone really think GB was going to come in focused and ready ? And if that's not enough to open the non-believers eyes the Giants won that game against a pourous defense by 17 and that's including a Hail Mary at the half...R U Kidding me..The 49ers played Sat..injury free and while watching the Giants bang around Sunday, no practice Mon. and a short week as they will travel Friday...LOL Get Real..this 49er "D" is not Dal, Atl. or G. Bay. They will be fresh and ready..Count on That.



Since: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:19 pm
 

Antrel Rolle on Giants: 'We can't be beat'

Giants are old for the most part, we'll be right back there next year...
Sure, you'll be right back there next year with the same result - Giants 44 - Pack 6 (without Ref aid)



Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:18 pm
 

Antrel Rolle on Giants: 'We can't be beat'

Someone needs to work with Rolle on affirmations.  He's casting a negative "can't" into a postive situation.  His sub-conscious is trying to convince himself of it.



Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:17 pm
 

Antrel Rolle on Giants: 'We can't be beat'

Come playoff time you shouldn't need another teams player to speak out to motivate you. So as far as what Rolle says getting the niners up, that's crap. He is very confident and believes that if they play like they've been, they can't be beat. I agree with him. How is Alex Smith going to move up and down the field against that team? Majority of players talk smack but Rolle gets noticed more because of his past.  



Since: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:13 pm
 

Antrel Rolle on Giants: 'We can't be beat'

What is it with NY teams that they always feel compelled to run their mouths, announcing how great they are.  Pleazzeee.  I was thrilled to see the Jets laid waste for just this very reason - so we wouldn't have to listen to endless braggadocio, and now this? 

Say what you will about the Patriots, but they do it right in this regard.  Very refreshing
What is Rolle supposed to say??? He did say "in our minds" we are confident. This is a far cry from Tubby Ryan guaranteeing a suberbowl victory in preseason or claiming the crown of new york. Do you really think that a Patriot player would respond any differently than Rolle if asked by the media????



Since: Oct 5, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:12 pm
 

Antrel Rolle on Giants: 'We can't be beat'

The last time this idiot said they can't be beat was after the Green Bay game in the regular season and they proceeded to get crushed by Washington the next week.  He needs to shut the fuck up and play already.  I don't have a problem with someone like JPP saying what he did last week because he backs it up, he is one of the main reasons the Giants are where they are.  All Rolle seemed to do for most of the season was blow coverages and miss tackles.


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