Antrel Rolle: Giants are 10 times better than we showed today

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After earning their biggest win of the season last week against the Cowboys, the Giants laid an egg today against the Redskins. But Giants defensive back Antrel Rolle says the real Giants are the ones you saw last week, not the ones on the field this week.

“Washington, they’re not a bad team at all. But we are 10 times better than what we showed out there on the field today,” Rolle said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.

The truth is, as former Giants coach Bill Parcells used to say, the Giants are what their record says they are. And the record says the Giants are a .500 team. Maybe they’re not all that much better than they showed today against the Redskins.

The good news for the Giants is that they still control their playoff destiny: Win their last two games, and they win the NFC East. But in order to win their last two games, the Giants are going to need to be about 10 times better than they were today.

73 responses to “Antrel Rolle: Giants are 10 times better than we showed today

  1. The good news for the Giants is they weren’t the worst NY team on the field today, and they get to play that other team next week. As for Antrel Rolle, this guy needs to shut his mouth. He seems to be the only Giant that is constantly running his mouth to the media. He needs to focus more on winning games and less on acting like Rex Ryan: All talk.

  2. Rolle said “We are 10 times better than what we showed out there today.”

    Objective observers believe “Rolle is 1/10th the player that he thinks he is.”

  3. no, they suck. they actually look like a 6-8 team.

    dallas looks like an 8-6 team. philly looks 7-6-1. wash looks 6-8 also. and they would own the tiebreaker over the giants in that event.

    FO pythagorean approach to determing team strength based on points scored and allowed…

  4. So they should have won 100-23?

    Apple-ageddon is alive and well. Jets against the Giants and the loser is likely done. Have at it, New York sports fans! Tear each other apart and leave the Meadowlands flooded with pain, blood and despair.

    Beautiful.

  5. Good, I am not the only one sick of hearing from Rolle after the game is completed. The Giants are a playoff team, the Giants are 10 times better than they played today, watch out for the Giants in the playoffs…..oops that last one was from the other NY big mouth, the coach of the Jets.

  6. Giants are lucky the cowboys D blew the game last week. Giants are not a playoff team and Antrel rolle does nothing on the feild besides get beat deep. In my eyes, Giants are the worst team in the NFC East.

  7. Who does Coughlin get his should I throw a red flag information from ? Because whoever it is,,, he not good !

  8. this guy on wfan this week said they would beat the skins 99 out of 100 times they play. well the gmen got swept to the lowly skins.

    also this guy in an interview this week said the phrase ” at the end of the day” 27 times in 15 minutes, world record

  9. Does Coughlin even know what the term “GAME PLAN” means? He seems to know only one way to play football, no matter who they are squaring off against. It gets old.

  10. Let’s see, the redskins…with 2 rookies on the left side of the OLine, and a guy at RT that no one had heard of 3 weeks ago….and Rex Grossman leading the Offense….and no Fred Davis….and you lose…….and were really beaten after 3 qtrs. Give me a break Rolle. Giants are average at best.

  11. As a Giants fan, I think I speak for many when I say…just shut up, Antrel. If Washington is “not bad”, then what does that make you? It was a pathetic display that you put on today, and it was an embarrassment to Giants fans everywhere. So for once, just zip it and next week, play instead of talking, OK? thanks in advance.

  12. everyoneholdsorakpo says:
    Dec 18, 2011 9:47 PM
    Let’s see, the redskins…with 2 rookies on the left side of the OLine, and a guy at RT that no one had heard of 3 weeks ago….and Rex Grossman leading the Offense….and no Fred Davis….and you lose…….and were really beaten after 3 qtrs. Give me a break Rolle. Giants are average at best.
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    That’s bull and you know it.

    They were beat at halftime.

  13. Rolle has a MASSIVE contract. I wonder if the Giants knew they’d be paying him for bad post-game quotes, rather than good play on the field?

  14. At the end of the day, this guy needs to shut his trap. 30 million + for being the first guy to make the tackle after a 23 yard gain. Get off my team.

  15. That picture says it all. You cant tackle Dante Stallworth of all people on a short pass in the flat. 3rd and 17 and you let them convert. Pathetic. Giants need to put a muzzle on this clown.

  16. I love that every major news outlet covers this game as a Giants loss and not a Skins win. Despite the fact that they dominated nearly the entire game.

  17. giants suck!!!!! they deserve to never win a game again after they cheated in super bowl 41 against the patriots. that game was fixed and we all know it. giants should be punished for that game forever

  18. As a Giants fan, I’m getting sick and tired of them talking about how good they are. You have to show it on the field. That game made me sick today. It’s one thing if you get beat. I can accept that. But to show a complete lack of heart, and not even look like you want to be on the field shows that you don’t deserve to be in the playoffs. Oh and Antrel is so overrated and overpaid.

  19. LOL this clown got completely owned again.

    “We’ll beat the Skins 95 out of 100 times we play them”.

    Very lucky of us to hit that 1 in 400 shot with the sweep this year.

    Giants are soft front runners. Not paying them enough attention? They play well. Slurp on them? They get punched in the mouth by all of the Redskins backups.

    Hopefully this is the final collapse in the Giants coaching career of rat face “Woe is me” Coughlin.

    Where’s the Giants fan who was calling me out last week?

  20. Why??? Rolle got beat all game Giants defense is such garbage, Giants are my favorite team but three straight seasons of starting off strong and then blowing it, something has to change here and I think it should start with our defensive coordinator Perry Fewell’s schemes are not working and our secondary is getting torched, the front line cant get any pressure on the QB, and the linebackers look confused, our offense sucked, dropped passes Nicks had two huge dropped passes and the O-line did not do a thing, honestly I don’t know if we can even win our division we are playing like @$#% our defense cant even stop a nose bleed….

  21. Skins are better than people think, especially on D. It’s funny how Romo got blamed for last week’s loss for missing one throw. Eli throws three picks and there is no mention of it. Great job PFT!

  22. Well talk all you want but when push comes to shove ….today you (the Giants) were pushed all over the place by a team that came to play. I mean c’mon man you got your butts whooped no doubt. It has gone on all year with the Gmen and your record shows just that…..inconsistent play all year. I do understand you had some key injuries but you get an A one week and then the next week you fail. Still need a few key pieces to become a consistent winner week in and week out

  23. skins23 says:
    Dec 18, 2011 11:20 PM
    LOL this clown got completely owned again.

    “We’ll beat the Skins 95 out of 100 times we play them”.

    Very lucky of us to hit that 1 in 400 shot with the sweep this year.

    Giants are soft front runners. Not paying them enough attention? They play well. Slurp on them? They get punched in the mouth by all of the Redskins backups.

    Hopefully this is the final collapse in the Giants coaching career of rat face “Woe is me” Coughlin.

    Where’s the Giants fan who was calling me out last week?
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    Well, it wasn’t me calling you out last week, skins23, but boy, I just can’t stand you. Knock all you want on the Giants, but exactly how long has it been since the Skins have been relevant. Over a decade?

    Giants got punched in the mouth, you are correct. By Redskins backups? Like who? Kerrigan, Orakpo, Fletcher, Grossman, Moss…those sure sound like starters to me.

    Redskins won fair and square. This wasn’t “The Giants lost the game”. Nope, Giants got owned, dominated, schooled, etc…

    But skins23, try to be like Barry Sanders…”Act like you been there before.” When the Giants lose, I come on here and face the music. And when the Giants win, I come on here and TRY to discuss football rationally and objectively. I try not to be a complete tool about it. Maybe you should try it.

  24. At the end of the day, still no word from nohopeleft, I’ll bet if I go to a Raiders thread he’ll be there, talking smack as usual…

    Can’t spell ELIminated w/o Eli!

  25. Just goes to show that there is very little difference between some teams in the league. The Skins hung with the Pats last week and then hung one on the Giants. Prior to that, they took the Jets deep into the 4th quarter. I don’t care how good you are, if you are not up for a game, it’s going to be a dog fight. Look what happened to the Packers against the Chiefs. The Giants were flat today. But many would say they really weren’t good last week against the Cowboys. Their D has really looked poor the last 7 weeks and hasn’t had a shutdown D performance since week 8 and they almost lost that game to the Dolphins. That’s two months of poor defensive football. The difference today was that their offense was out of synch. Defensively, they Giants played the same as they have been the 2nd half of the season.

  26. It is unreal how many idiots comment on this blog. People should have to take a football knowledge tests before they can post comments behind their veil of ignorance. Grow up haters. He isn’t running his mouth, he is trying to encourage his team. With all the injuries the Giants have they have played tremendously well all year. You can’t win every game with a depleted defense and a constantly shifting offensive line. But how can I expect so many morons to understand the complexities of football?

  27. jkb0162 says:
    Dec 18, 2011 11:47 PM
    Skins are better than people think, especially on D. It’s funny how Romo got blamed for last week’s loss for missing one throw. Eli throws three picks and there is no mention of it. Great job PFT!
    ________________________________
    You can’t spell “eliminated” without “E-L-I”.

  28. Giants had a bad game oh well redskins have been playing pretty good as long as it’s rex not john starting as qb. I just want giants to beat jets next week that’s all i care about

  29. Fire Fewell!!!
    Where is the bump coverage from the db’s?
    It’s a free release for every wr. It’s basically 7 on 7 practice drills with the wr getting 5-7 yards of “cushion” on every passing play.

  30. By Redskin backups, he means the LT,LG, RT, RB, TE, SS, oh, and Rex Grossman…Rex Grossman…when WAS the last time they swept the Giants? I don’t even know. But I can’t help but wonder if the Redskins hurt their draft for a meaningless win. And helped Dallas in the process…But maybe, just maybe, they’re getting better, Kyle Shanahan’s getting much better, and this team will be real good next year!

  31. The Skins gave up one sack to the vaunted Giants D-line with 2 7th round rookies and a journeyman starting on the O-line. So yeah Skins23 was correct, the Skins whooped the “relevant” Giants badly.

    “act like you have been ther before”

    Get over yourself gcsuk, it’s a message on a message board.

  32. why all the hatred whenever rolle says something?
    to all the people whining that he talks too much, he was probably asked a question in a post game interview and he answered it as honestly as he knew. if you think rolle talks too much then petition pft to not post his quotes as no doubt you would not have heard about this except for this story here on pft.

    and while i disagree with the notion that they are 10x better than they played today, they are indeed better than the team they lost to today. it happens. their defense has been atrocious all season but eli and the receivers have kept them in games. sounds like a couple of other powerhouses i know of.

  33. Rolle doesn’t talk too much and he DOES back it up.

    You can always tell who played DB before or even people who watch the films or not. He spends most of every game cleaning up the MESSES that Ross (and lately Amukamara) makes.

  34. smad322 says:
    Dec 19, 2011 1:53 AM
    It is unreal how many idiots comment on this blog. People should have to take a football knowledge tests before they can post comments behind their veil of ignorance. Grow up haters. He isn’t running his mouth, he is trying to encourage his team. With all the injuries the Giants have they have played tremendously well all year. You can’t win every game with a depleted defense and a constantly shifting offensive line. But how can I expect so many morons to understand the complexities of football?

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    Don’t waste your time. I gave up trying to discuss ACTUAL FILMS AND Xs and Os a long time ago on almost all message boards. Everyone spends so much time trying to come up with witty lines and get referenced on TV (failing miserably at both) than actually talking about what those of us who have played the game and know what to look for.

  35. yevrag – the Skins have not quit AT ALL, and they won’t quit playing for Shanny.

    smad – Even Giants fans don’t like Rolle cause hes ALWAYS running his mouth. It’s not just this time. He also was whining after the Skins week 1 whooping on the Giants. “We’ll beat the Skins 95 out of 100 times”. Guess not.

    tuckyous – not relevant this year, but relevant enough to hurt your playoff chances and show that we’re no longer doormats for the Giants or the NFC East for coming years. And at 5-9, we’re still playing hard for Shanny. Whereas your team was in first place and played like a bunch of b***hes.

    righton989 – your math is off.

    gcsuck – see blackqbwhiterb for the backup explanation. bitter much?

  36. It’s been a long time since the Redskins put the beat down on any opponent. This game was over by half time and the Redskins had rookies all over the field in critical spots.

    @blackqbwhiterb: Like a former Jets coach said “You play to win the game!”. Can’t worry about draft position when you want to build a winning team. Besides, all the other sucky teams won (except for the Rams who already have Sam Bradford as franchise QB).

  37. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Dec 19, 2011 9:16 AM
    Don’t waste your time. I gave up trying to discuss ACTUAL FILMS AND Xs and Os a long time ago on almost all message boards. Everyone spends so much time trying to come up with witty lines and get referenced on TV (failing miserably at both) than actually talking about what those of us who have played the game and know what to look for.

    i thought you told me you couldn’t play because you had a blood dis-order and almost died, what a phony but then again you are a Giant fan.

  38. greymares says:
    Dec 19, 2011 1:01 PM
    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Dec 19, 2011 9:16 AM
    Don’t waste your time. I gave up trying to discuss ACTUAL FILMS AND Xs and Os a long time ago on almost all message boards. Everyone spends so much time trying to come up with witty lines and get referenced on TV (failing miserably at both) than actually talking about what those of us who have played the game and know what to look for.

    i thought you told me you couldn’t play because you had a blood dis-order and almost died, what a phony but then again you are a Giant fan.

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    No, PUTA. I said I didn’t go beyond high school because of it. If you are going to stalk me like most girls and be my biographer, at least get the chronology right.

    Go back to your corner and count up the 13 IF IF IF scenarios that the Eagles make the playoffs.

  39. NBC puts pft comments on TV? That’s about as lame as putting twitter/facebook comments on the evening news.

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