Monday night’s ugly loss to the Saints hasn’t diminished the confidence of Giants safety Antrel Rolle.
Asked on WFAN whether the Giants will make the playoffs, Rolle said he has no doubt that they will.
“Absolutely. Absolutely,” Rolle said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “Let me tell you something, man — we’re going to fight. I don’t care how we fight, I don’t care what corner we’re going to back ourselves up to, and you know what, everyone might be off the Giants bandwagon which is fine, which is fine. We’ve only had us anyways and only need us to get to where we need to get to. If the fans want to be there, then be there. We would love to have you, we’ll be happy you’re there and appreciate you. But if you’re not there, if you jump off the bandwagon, that’s fine too. We’re going to play ball regardless. We’re professional football players and we’re the New York Football Giants. We are not going to go out without a fight at the end of the day. We’re going to fight and that’s it.”
Rolle’s attitude of fighting until the end is obviously the right one, and the only one an NFL player can have. In some ways it’s reminiscent of the boldness that former Giants coach Jim Fassel showed in 2000, and that worked out well.
But the reality is that the Giants are now a game behind the Cowboys in the NFC East, and a game behind the Bears, Falcons and Lions in the NFC wild card race. And looking at the Giants’ remaining schedule, which features four more games against teams with winning records, it’s going to be tough for the Giants to make up ground.
The best news for the Giants is that they still get the Cowboys twice. Sweep those games, and Rolle is absolutely right. But lose to the Cowboys, and they’re absolutely done.