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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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Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:48 pm

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

not a fan of either team but certainly will be interested to see if the losers man up and show up here sunday night and post ...oh yea and not the " ref's cost us the game BS"

lot of trash talking, hope the game is as entertaining! 

Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:45 pm

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

Damn, I was thinking the same thing when I watched them get outclassed by the Broncos - "These Stillers are the greatest team in football, no doubt about it.  The league and the officials clearly have an agenda against them."

Pal, if that gets you through the day, then you roll with it.  But just so you know, they have medication for that kind of thing.

Stay classy, dude.


Since: Dec 23, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:41 pm

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

This is the post season buddy there healthy and playing the best football then every other team right now. If i were you i,d be worried more about brady GIANTS PATS

Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:38 pm

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

     Um, they HAVE been beaten.....7 times so far this year.  People can go ahead and keep dismissing the 49ers- they will have the last laugh on Sunday.

Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:38 pm

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

Gone are the days of true journalism. We are now in the age of journalists who no longer feel they need to report the facts, but instead feel they need to misrepresent them to make the story better.

Whether it is sports or politics, the media is now in the business of creating business for themselves. In this case, misrepresenting what the player said in the headline allows them to not only get more people clicking, but also turns the pretty boring story into something with "legs".

Now they can ask San Fran players what they think of Rolle saying the Giants can't be beat.

Now they can extend it, and use it right up until game time, and then after the game refer back to it.

Pretty sad.

Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:34 pm

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

Oh, NY football players and coaches. This never ends well. Never.

Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:34 pm

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

And we'll be waiting...Fe FI FO FUM!!!

Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:31 pm

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

Who are the Gaints' old players...please tell me since u seem to know something I don't, as a Giants fan............

Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:31 pm

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


"What would people rather he say?"     
;   Um, how about nothing? 

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. 

Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:29 pm

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

I understand this is "bulletin board material", but are teams in the conference championship game really not as motivated as humanly possibly by the chance to go to the SB?  Will one of the 49ers defenders hit harder than he would have?  Will a receiver make a catch vs dropping a pass because of this quote?

Also, the full quote is not as bad as the headline makes it out to you want him to say "Oh yeah we can definitely be beat in our minds and have no confidence that we can win"...

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