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

Posted on: January 17, 2012 9:49 am
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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: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 5:38 pm
 

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

LOL  Packers beat themselves???  Really???  Still in a fog about it all?  The refs even tried to save the Packers season.  No go! 



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 5:37 pm
 

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

I'm not a giants fan, in fact I was hoping they would lose, but be real. They won the game. The packers didnt give it to them. I hate they won by 3 scores, that's not a "we gave it to them" game. Giants are peaking at the right time and I think will best the niners .



Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 5:37 pm
 

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

Sounds like Gore played then didn't he?!  6 rushes for 0 yards.  Fact...  STRAIGHT!!!  Then went out with a boo boo.  

Anyway, the Packers fans were hanging their hats on what happened during the regular season too.  How'd that turn out?



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 5:33 pm
 

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

Frank Gore didn't get "shut down" that week... he left the game after a few touches... get YOUR facts straight!




Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 5:27 pm
 

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

What a tool... the Packers beat themselves; and it wasn't because they were afraid of the Giants D... most of the drops they had were wide open WR's that watched the ball bounce off their hands.


Will be glad to watch the 49ers put these arrogant harses in their place.  



Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 5:27 pm
 

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

Ummm Gore did play and got shut down.  Let's get our facts right.



Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 5:20 pm
 

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

and one of those 7 teams that beat the giants is the 49ers who did it without Gore at RB



Since: Aug 17, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2012 5:07 pm
 

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

TELL THAT TO THE OTHER 7 TEAMS WHO BEAT YA..!!! RETARD...!!!



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 4:56 pm
 

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

49ers vs. Ravens please. The NFL needs some refreshing.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 4:45 pm
 

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

The Giants are rapidly developing the trait of their crosstown rivals in that they are doing a lot of bragging before games. That being said, I don't think Antrel Rolle is guaranteeing that his team won't lose again this year. He says, "In our minds...". To be sure, the 49ers Patriots and Ravens players all have the same mindset. The difference is they just haven't spoken it to the media.

Brandon Jacobs, Jason Pierre-Paul, Rolle and others are beginning to do a bit of talking in recent weeks. Like some others here, I believe Eli is due for his usual bad game. Time for the Niners D to force 3 or 4 turnovers by Eli and Co.

 I believe the 49ers will shut them up. If they don't, the Patriots or Ravens will.


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