Antrel Rolle: Giants “absolutely” will make the playoffs

Reuters

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.

67 responses to “Antrel Rolle: Giants “absolutely” will make the playoffs

  1. Lot of good teams in the wild card race that are ahead of the Giants right now, because the Cowboys have the division secured.

  2. I’m reasonably certain the Packers don’t have a need for more bulletin board material. When it rains, it pours.

  3. Honestly, What else is he suppose to say when asked that question on the radio? “Umm no I don’t think we are going to the playoffs.” If you asked that stupid question to the Colts or Rams coach they would probably say their respective teams are playoff bound.

  4. Absolutley Crazy! On a side note listen to his interviews on wfan and count how many times he says “at the end of the day”. Its hysterical every other word.

  5. Whats funny though is if you listen to Rolles wfan interview and Tucks interview they are complete opposites. Rolle is all fired up and Tuck sounds like hes given up and is about to cry. I actually like Rolle alot i think hes a good tough solid player but if you listen to what he says he doesnt feel that way about the rest of his team.

  6. Cowboy’s have: Cardinals, Giants, Bucs, Eagles, and Giants

    Giants have : Packers, Dallas, Washington, Jets, Dallas

    I would say Cowboys have the easier schedule heading into the season end.

    I can’t say I guarantee Dallas will win the division but it will be close between the two.

    Go Cowboys!

  7. I highly doubt it at this point. This team is not than good. The only thing they are going to make is making sure Tom Coughlin is fired at the end of the season. Maybe next year? But I doubt that too.

  8. At the end of the day, these guys who make guarantees that nobody cares about and will forget about tomorrow absolutely flabbergast me.

  9. No Bradshaw last week shows how much the giants need him to rally
    made it quite obvious that he is a big part of stabelizing that team

  10. reese please only bring in free agents who do more playing and less talking.

    i get so tired of seeing giant defenders trailing receivers that i assume when the ball is released that its going to be a completion.

    26 is a clown!

  11. listen I’m a packer fan and I respect the giants and most if there players nor including rolle. This guy needs to keep his mouth shut in all the years I’ve watched football and heard this guy talk, I don’t think I’ve ever heard him predict something correctly what a clown…Go packers

  12. I love my Giants, but at this point its pretty clear how the rest of the season is going to go, and it’s not in the playoffs. This team needs a shake up on the coaching staff, and the predicted second half implosion = new coaching staff and higher draft picks. The talent is there and Reese is still one of the best, but with injuries and poor coaching, this isn’t a playoff worthy squad. Get the young’ns some experience so they can contribute next year.

  13. MDS said if the Gs beat the Cowboys twice, the Gs ABSOLUTELY WILL be in the playoffs.”

    Not so fast, Dallas wins the other 3 while Gs lose their 3 and NO EFFIN WAY the Gs are in.

    Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong but I dont think so.

  14. peytonwantsaflag says: Nov 30, 2011 4:06 PM

    well Paul Aufiero will be glad to hear that
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    Just wanted to give you additional props for the “Big Fan” reference.

  15. cowboynation919 says:
    Nov 30, 2011 4:00 PM
    Cowboy’s have: Cardinals, Giants, Bucs, Eagles, and Giants

    Giants have : Packers, Dallas, Washington, Jets, Dallas

    I would say Cowboys have the easier schedule heading into the season end.

    I can’t say I guarantee Dallas will win the division but it will be close between the two.

    Go Cowboys!
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    Can see the ‘Boys going 4-1 splitting with the Giants, and Giants going 2-3 beating Skins and ‘Boys
    Giants are toast.

  16. Hey if we don’t get our Fb Fiametta back and get our running game back on track with demarco they could very well sweep us .

  17. I’m a Cowboys fan. And I have to say considering the flakiness of both teams, it is a possibility. Plus, I don’t like Rolle, he opens his mouth way too much. BUT, what is he supposed to say? “No we’re just going to lay down and die”. Most of you love the “Never say die” attitude until it applies to a seemingly no-win situation. Good on Rolle for keeping confident, even if personally I hope he’s dead wrong.

  18. this idiot needs to shut up and play. he sucks and he always talking like hes a pro bowler. why are journalists even interviewing his scrub ass?

    rolle is too busy talking that he prob doesn’t realize he’s playing against a-rod and the undefeated packers this weekend.

  19. snarkzilla says: Nov 30, 2011 3:45 PM

    I’m reasonably certain the Packers don’t have a need for more bulletin board material. When it rains, it pours.
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    So, how is not mentioning the Packers once, except to say how good of a team they are and how great Rodgers is playing (if you read the whole interview), “more bulletin board material”?

  20. RomosRibs says: Nov 30, 2011 4:40 PM

    MDS said if the Gs beat the Cowboys twice, the Gs ABSOLUTELY WILL be in the playoffs.”

    Not so fast, Dallas wins the other 3 while Gs lose their 3 and NO EFFIN WAY the Gs are in.

    Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong but I dont think so.
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    I believe you are correct. Giants would need to sweep their final 5 to be GUARANTEED a spot. They can lose ANY of the remaining games, but then would be relying on Dallas losing moreto make the playoffs.

  21. Last year before the same game against the packers he GUARANTEED victory and we got absolutely blown out. I give this comment about as much creedence as I gave his guarantee last year.

  22. What is he supposed to say? With there schedule I don’t see it but they do have the Cowboys number. This Sunday against GB might be more of the same barring a major upset.

  23. I dont know why people are killing him for it. If you’re asked whether you think your team will make the playoffs, what kind of moron is going to say “nah I dont think we have the talent to get it done”

    He would get crucified in the locker room and probably benched by his coach. You cant win either way with the media

  24. theprofesser says: Nov 30, 2011 5:53 PM

    What is he supposed to say? With there schedule I don’t see it but they do have the Cowboys number.
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    The have the Cowboys number? They split wins last season. And Dallas is a better team than last season and the Giants are worse. If you want to go back to 2007 I believe they are 50-50. Not sure where everyone is getting this “Giants have Dallas’s number” from.

  25. Never seen a bigger bunch of quitters than the Giants defensive unit on Monday night. That was the most gutless performance I can remember watching in years. Watch the second half, the Giants front four weren’t even coming off the ball at the snap. They obviously just wanted to go home.

  26. The Giants are not going anywhere this year again. With exception of the 2007, this team has missed or been one and done in the playoffs. I like TC but it is time for a change and this scene has been played out too much. Start 6-2 and collapse. I’m sorry. Need a fresh start.

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