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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: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 11:03 am

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

Desperate for readers obviously....yes you got me to read it because of the headline and then I read the full quote which is not anywhere near what the headline is intended have readers believe......pathetic writing again by the cbs people

Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: January 17, 2012 11:02 am

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

Yes, the "HCAKERS" did make many mistakes. But the refs made sure they would get a second, third, and fourth chance at getting back into the game. By my calculations the "HACKERS" only scored 6 points. Therefore the GIANTS did ROMP them! As for ROLLE talking smack, he should worry more about his game. IT STINKS! Learn how to cover. Learn how to tackle! The GIANTS should concentrate on a whole new secondary in next years draft. GO GEEEEEEEEE-MEN!!!!!! 

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 11:02 am

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

It's time for the real Eli to show up, so they will lose this week

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 11:01 am

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

luisdgarcia, I hereby revoke your right to blog!

Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:48 am

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

Don't go there, Antrell. That's an invitation for karma to bite you on the rear end.

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:39 am

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

@ luisdgarcia

.the refs mess up in every sport so get over that bs.  It happens...the games live not in slow mo.
Except for that thing called "Replay Review," where officials get to look at multiple angles of plays and slow them down to ensure they get the call right.  Oh, well. 

Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:38 am

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

Kind of a deceiving headline. One thing to say, "We can't be beat" and quite another to say, "In our minds, we can't be beat." The former is straight trash talk, but the latter sounds more like a lot of confidence. What's the big deal? This Pats fan wouldn't mind if they met again, so we can see if Rolle's confidence is well-founded. Both teams, if I am correct, still have to win another game in any case before the serious smack starts flowing.

Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:33 am

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

As a Giants die hard as well I think the talking isnt really helping anything but im glad were playing with confidence and its always better to be playing your best right now. 49ers are gonna wish the saints defense was out there again.

Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:24 am

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

What would people rather he say?  "In my mind, we'll get beat."?  I don't agree with running ones mouth, but I'd rather have a team that's confident than not.  

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:24 am

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

Who cares what he says. He should think they are going to win. Do you think a player will play harder now because Rolle said this? If you need something like this to get up for this game you should retire. When the game starts if you are thinking about what someone said you are not thinking about doing you job.

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