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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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Crap N Yo Mouf
Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:22 am
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Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:22 am
 

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

uncle marty, i like him talking.......wish he would have done it last week. maybe it would have woke up the Packers from their grave



Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:21 am
 

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

Mr Rolle,  Your going to lose this weekend!   Seriously, im sick of people saying the Packers got beat bad by the Giants.  Any team that makes 12 mistakes in a game at crucial points in the game deserves to lose.  The Packers did not take advantage of their opportunities.  Our players were wide open and couldnt catch or be thrown the ball in the right spot.  And yeah yeah the refs kept GB in it......the refs mess up in every sport so get over that bs.  It happens...the games live not in slow mo.  I will state this again their was only one player on the Packers prepared and that was Donald Driver.  Even Rodgers looked scared all game.  Not sure why his balls went up in his mouth instead of staying where they belong.  Seriously, not sure why he didnt run the ball more than he did.  Take what you got and if its running then so be it.  

Anyways, my prediction 49ers over the Pats in SB.  The 49ers D is going to be a much better test then the aging Packers secondary/3-4 scheme.  

Go Niners!!! 



Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:16 am
 

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

Rolle...as a Giants fan I implore you...JUST SHUT UP AND PLAY THE GAME!!!!!!


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