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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: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2012 9:21 am
 

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

Antrel Rolle needs to shut his mouth not because he made a guarantee, because he didn't, but he's acting like Rex Ryan in a Giants uniform. When you talk smack about the Redskins and get beaten down by them not once, but twice, you'd think you'd be tired of eating crow.

Statements like this will eventually bite you in the ass and you're only setting yourself up to look like a fool.


Get  a Grip, the guy did not guarantee anything. However, the Giants will roll over the 49rs this weekend and meet the Ravens in the SB. All of the experts have concluded that this is a certainty. The Pats want no part of the Giants anyway, in fact they fear the Giants. Brady will be starring in Midol commercials during the Giants-Ravens Superbowl!!!!!   



Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2012 9:12 am
 

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

Antrel Rolle needs to shut his mouth not because he made a guarantee, because he didn't, but he's acting like Rex Ryan in a Giants uniform. When you talk smack about the Redskins and get beaten down by them not once, but twice, you'd think you'd be tired of eating crow.

Statements like this will eventually bite you in the ass and you're only setting yourself up to look like a fool.



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2012 8:27 am
 

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

Just when you thought you couldn't be beat....  my money is on the 9er's this weekend.



Since: May 19, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2012 8:10 am
 

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

Man, you media heads really hate the Giants. It funny. Did you read the entire thing he said? How about what Justin Tuck said? Is this considered another guarentee without using the word?

Eh, you guys are digging now.




Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2012 7:54 am
 

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

Oh Please,.. Please 49ers beat this team this weekend and stop these Giant ego's....



Since: Jul 18, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2012 7:15 am
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Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2012 4:47 am
 

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

now, I just jope Vernon beats Rolle for 2 TD in the game, that'll shut him up.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2012 2:29 am
 

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

Rolle saw Pierre-Paul stamp his ticket to the HOF ala the Joe Namath way, and he wants to get in on the action.



Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2012 2:25 am
 

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

Let's not forget that Vernon Davis wished for the Giants to beat Green Bay, obviously for home-field advantage against the supposed "weaker" team they already beat in the reg. season.


That being said, I cringe every time this guy says something so cocky. "we can't be beat" REALLY?? the last time a giants player said that, they got crushed at home by the Eagles in the playoffs, one & done. Like they say on ESPN: C'MON, MAN!!  




Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2012 2:09 am
 

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

Coughlin had the Giants players on a "media lock-down" after Sunday's game.  Evidently the media baited one of the players.  I will not be surprised if Rolle is fined and/or benched for a quarter in the Championship game.   Coughlin went Bat Guano with JPP's comments the previous week!  The Giant players just need to hush and SHOW-UP! 


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