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Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Posted on: January 18, 2011 12:08 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2011 12:10 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Antrel Rolle probably should have thought about his choice before he signed with the New York Giants. For starters, he and the media in the Big Apple go well together, but only in the sense that he's always willing to offer up a ridiculous quote.

Like his most recent comment about his coach Tom Coughlin, who he called "too uptight."

"When you're talking about the coaching side of things, do I feel like things are a little too uptight? Yeah, I do," Rolle said on WQAM in Miami, via Mike Garafalo of the New Jersey Star-Ledger. “I feel like if he just loosened up just a little bit, still run the ship the way you want to run it, still run the program the way you want to run it but let us have a little fun, because at the end of the day that's what it's all about."

If this sounds familiar, well it should. Whenever the Giants (or Jaguars!) are/were losing, Coughlin is way too strict and mean and stuff. And whenever he wins, he's figured out a way to "cut loose." Or something.

Whether that's actually what's happening, or whether everyone's just in a better mood when a team is winning, well, that's getting harder to say. But the grass is always greener on the other side. Particularly when that proverbial grass is Rex Ryan and the AFC Championship-bound New York Jets.

Fortunately, fellow safety Kenny Phillips joined Rolle on the interview to chat about the other NY coach/team.

"I would love to play for a guy like Rex," Phillips said. "He goes to bat for his players. He'll take the blame, he allows you to be you. He's not asking you to hide. If you're a guy who likes to talk, go out and talk, long as you back it up. Like ‘trel said, His guys are playing for him and I'd love to be a part of that."

There's zero chance that this sits well with Coughlin (or owner John Mara, who's throwing his confidence behind his coach). And if you think Coughlin gets cheesed off about coaching in a place where he's constantly on the hot seat, well, his reaction to his players comparing him to Rex and calling him "too uptight" should do some wonderful things for the locker room chemistry.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 5:00 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

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Since: Mar 17, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2011 1:30 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Rolle stop blowing coverages and getting burnt and then you can start talking! Clown boy was on the wrong end of many ESPN highlights this year..Can't believe this guy made the pro bowl. Only D-back we got that deserved pro bowl honors was Thomas.



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2011 9:23 pm
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Why are G-Men surprised? Coughlin is from the same family tree that produced Belichick, Mangini...the Parcells Tree..none of these guys are affable..



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:58 am
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Another thing.
Mara held on to Couch Coughlin because the players and fans are behind him. Nuff said.
As for Rolle....not one positive posting in his favor after this. Not one fan behind him. He and the boys that wish to go with him...Mara, show him the door. Please.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:49 am
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

Wow, every time Rolle opens his mouth I lose respect for him, and I am saddened Phillips has jumped on the bandwagon.
If you have an employee who complains about your management style to the masses, he is a cancer.
Once is ok. Get a lecture and learn. Coughlin has already had the closed door session with Rolle. After this, he's done.
He needs to call up Tiki and Shockey to figure out what happens next.
I was surprised they signed him in the first place, considering his personality.
Go ahead, go join the JETS, go join the circus. You're not worth the pennys to begin with.




Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:09 am
 

Seriously?

Couglin being too uptight is the problem, Antrel? Coughlin threw all those picks because he's uptight? Coughlin's uptight-ness is responsible for the defense getting shredded? Coughlin being uptight caused DeSean Jackson to run that punt back on your team? I think you need to look in the mirror. More and more these players seem to me what they need is a pacifier and a babysitter instead of a head coach. How would this joke do on a team coached by a Landry or Lombardi or Halas? 



Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2011 9:48 am
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

I'm sure that the hundreds of thousands of Giants fans are thrilled that you are having fun out there blowing leads while they are spending their hard earned money to support a good team missed the playeoffs because of players with your attitude.




Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2011 9:40 am
 

Rolle calls Coughlin 'too uptight,' likes Rex?

 “I feel like if he just loosened up just a little bit, still run the ship the way you want to run it, still run the program the way you want to run it but let us have a little fun, because at the end of the day that's what it's all about."

Its about working hard and winning games. Its work. Its not supposed to be fun. Work a little harder next year and maybe the Giants will make the playoffs. What was he going to talk trash about anyway? How the Giants were great at blowing leads?


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