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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: Aug 6, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:27 pm
 

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

I can't stand the NYG's or the SF9ers....  That being said, they are both playing good football.  Frankly, I think the 9er D was shredded by NO.  They hit hard, no doubt, but when the Saints started spreading the ball, the D couldn't stop them.  Luckily, the 9er Off bailed them out... Pretty humorous statement, I know, but Harbaugh called a great finish, and Smith/Davis proved unstoppable.  As for the Giants D, they were pretty vicious, also.  Pressuring Rodgers, stopping the running game, and most importantly, creating turnover after turnover.  Probably helped that the GB recievers dropped so many passes, but that's football.  I hate saying this, but I think the Giants will take this game in SF.  My reasoning; Bradshaw will be in this game, unlike their last game.  Just my 2 cents.....



Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:25 pm
 

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

NICE! I love this confidence. Nobody wants to play the Giants. They are bad, bad men right now.

LOVED seeing them beat the Packers. I'll forever hate the team for being the original team of that nightmare Favre. I attach memories of him to this team and thus, hate the team.

Hmm, maybe Pats vs. Giants again in the Super Bowl? With the Giants smashing the heck out of Brady, again? I can feel it! (But I won't guarantee it!)



Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:24 pm
 

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

Like the Packers did?????



Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:23 pm
 

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

Secondary didn't look to good in GB?????????? Really??????? The longest pass they gave up was 21 yards. They gave up less than 300yds passing on 45+ aatempts by Rodgers. They gave up 20 points and 14 on them were giving to the packers by the refs on 2 bullsh*t calls that kept both TD drives alive. Listen to Rodgers interview after the game and learn something...he said that the Giants basically just played man to man and his receivers couldn't get open for some reason.



Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:23 pm
 

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

Antrel Rolle and the Giants were already beat by the 49ers in week 10.  Come Sunday, the 49ers will make them remember what defeat tastes like again.  GO NINERS!!!



Since: Jul 3, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:19 pm
 

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

mmmmmmmmmmmm could i have some of those bitter apples, they must taste good.



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Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:11 pm
 

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

"In our minds we can't be beat" Those could be some very fragile minds come sunday!!! Go niners!!!!!



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Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:00 pm
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