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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: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:59 pm
 

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

The Gmen are on fire. They look better then the team that won it all. The offense is so explosive! It seems like every game has at least one big play. The 49ers are a good team but they are weak offensively. Davis will not have the same impact and the wr are lacking. Rolle is right woe can't be beat. 2 super bowls in 4 years with all the talent they have coming back from injury next year. Look out NFL.
The Giants are a good team playing well.  But in case Giants fans forgot, we already beat you once this year and as far as explosive offenses go there aren't too many in the business better than the Saints, and for the first 3.5 quarters of last week's game Drew Brees completed 2 passes more than 20 yards downfield with 2 interceptions at that range.  So bottom line is that the Giants can be beat and you had better not think this 49ers team is intimidated for a second.  Should be a great game.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:52 pm
 

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

Funny...Rex Ryan makes a statement like that and he is publicly chastised.  Antrrel Rolle makes that statement, and he is just being confident.





Since: Dec 13, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:51 pm
 

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

Man is awful Cocky , since Green bay LOST that game more than NEW JERSEY Won it , but that is good .it gives us nuetral fans someone to root against  !!!



Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:48 pm
 

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

Rolle typically likes to run his mouth but I don't see what the big deal is with what he said here. He's confident in his team and how they are playing now.  I'm a huge 9ers fan and think this is mild at best.  I think Mr Wilson has nothing better to do than stir the pot.  If something like this is hurting the fans of fellow 9ners then it's time to man up and tuck in your strings.  I know it's been a long time since we had success but let's act like we've been there before and cheer like men this weekend and stop whining about a little comment taken out of context.  Get some rest, big game Sunday! 



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:44 pm
 

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

Here's another quote... "The Eagles can be beat." Eight times this year in fact. Including glorious performances turned in against Seattle, Arizona, Atlanta, and New England among others. The Dream Team wishes they had players on Antrel Rolle's level. Nice pick of Brandon Graham over JPP, and Maclin one spot ahead of Hakeem Nicks. The NFC East has 11 Lombardi trophies. Maybe #12 in a few weeks. Time to move the dead weight Eagles to another division already. World (Have Nots) Champs - 1960.



Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:37 pm
 

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

Carl5 you are right on I listened to the whole interview and this headline completely changes what he said. He in no way disrepected the 49ers or any one else for that matter
 



Since: May 15, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:35 pm
 

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

This is just an awesome post Carlf5. Most the people on the board didn't even read the article to see what the entire quote is. You would think they weren't aware that the media sensationalizes stuff to sell newspapers. Why do you guys think Prisco and Freeman write such garbage polarizing articles that are rarely , if ever, based on facts. It is because they want posts on the boards calling them out. Anything that gets them webiste hits is good for them. 


As far as the Giants being a punchline, that is reserved for teams that record other teams walkthroughs.       
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Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:35 pm
 

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

the gmen look better than the team that won it ? Which one? The missed fieldgoal champs or catch a ball on your helmet one?  Suck it.



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 7:33 pm
 

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

The Gmen are on fire. They look better then the team that won it all. The offense is so explosive! It seems like every game has at least one big play. The 49ers are a good team but they are weak offensively. Davis will not have the same impact and the wr are lacking. Rolle is right woe can't be beat. 2 super bowls in 4 years with all the talent they have coming back from injury next year. Look out NFL.
Awesome.  It only took a couple days to show what the whole world already knew;

NY tops the list of Worlds Most Obnoxious Fans

PHI fans are dangerous.  OAK fans are a little scary.  NE fans are condescending.  MIA fans are fake.  NY fans are just plain hard to listen to.  The Jets imploded and the NYG are playing well, but they can't keep their mouths shut and neither can you guys.

Step back from the mic and listen for a moment.  Hear that?

You're somebodys punchline.









Since: Feb 23, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2012 7:19 pm
 

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

a muzzell would be an improvement for these folks,  another thug dooming his team.  do it on the field and be himble, dufas 


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