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Antrel Rolle declares that Giants “can’t be beat”

New York Giants Antrel Rolle celebrates after they defeated the Green Bay Packers in their NFL NFC Divisional playoff football game in Green Bay Reuters

Like the other team that plays in New York, the Giants have a habit of talking big.  Unlike the other team that plays in New York, the Giants have a habit of backing it up.

But safety Antrel Rolle, who has done some talking this year that the team hasn’t backed up (Redskins fans know what we’re referring to), has taken it to a high level, essentially calling his shot for the NFC title game and the Super Bowl after it.

“We wouldn’t say we’re unstoppable, but our mindset is extreme at this point.  We’re not going to be denied. . . .  I might be a little biased, but in our minds, we can’t be beat,” Rolle said Monday, per Peter Botte of the New York Daily News.

“It don’t matter who we play,” Rolle said.  “You can put an All-Star team in front of us, and we’re going to go out there and compete.  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.”

Though the boastfulness can invite trouble for the Giants, there’s no replacement for confidence, regardless of its source.  And the Giants seem to have just as much confidence as they had in 2007, when some of them said they’d beat the unbeaten Patriots — and they did.

Really, the Giants seem like the best overall team remaining in the postseason field.  They have the defense to hold the opponent’s score in a range that their offense can overcome, whether the opponent is the 49ers, Ravens, or Patriots again.

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  1. mjbulls45 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:14 AM

    after what I saw on Sunday night…

    I AGREE.

    ya’ll can say whatever ya’ll want,

    discount double check , hype, GREATEST OF ALL TIME COMPARISONS…

    nah

    Giants end all discussion. good work new york.

  2. latopia says: Jan 17, 2012 9:15 AM

    Monday headline: Antrelle Rolled, 49ers roll on.

  3. rdawg911 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:15 AM

    The way the Giants have played since week 16, I would have to agree.

  4. El Capitan says: Jan 17, 2012 9:16 AM

    while I may well agree, this is just locker room fodder for the 49ers. stoopid

  5. mvpolamalu says: Jan 17, 2012 9:16 AM

    Didnt he guarentee them beating pack last year

  6. myeaglescantwin says: Jan 17, 2012 9:17 AM

    hahaha,,

    From a team that had such a terrible slide during the regular season,, a team that backed their way into the playoffs …
    You would think this squad would have a little bit more modesty and respect for the other teams in the chase still..

    i cant wait till San Fran blows their doors off. Then the entire city can go back to focusing on running Tom Coughlin out of town.

  7. dchuwo says: Jan 17, 2012 9:17 AM

    Sure they can. Short memory Rolle has. Give the Giants credit for winning and making turnovers, but Packers receivers were open. They either dropped the ball or Rodgers missed them. Giants had nothing to do with that. Packers self-inflicted wounds were as damaging as the Giants.

  8. zaggs says: Jan 17, 2012 9:18 AM

    Um, saying “we can’t be beat” and saying “but in our minds, we can’t be beat” are two different things smarty.
    But if the Giants special teams had paid more attention in week 10 they would have beaten San Fran then. San Fran ain’t going to get 5 turnovers like they did with the Saint to squeak one out.

  9. glennsyank13 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:18 AM

    He himself can, however, be beat in coverage fairly easily.

  10. acdc363 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:18 AM

    Tell ‘em like it is Antrelle!

  11. dchuwo says: Jan 17, 2012 9:19 AM

    mjbulls45 says:
    Jan 17, 2012 9:14 AM
    after what I saw on Sunday night…

    I AGREE.

    ya’ll can say whatever ya’ll want,

    discount double check , hype, GREATEST OF ALL TIME COMPARISONS…

    nah

    Giants end all discussion. good work new york.

    ——

    Give the Giants credit for winning and count yourselves fortunate Packers receivers could not catch and Rodgers missed on some.

  12. tb12eatitbitches says: Jan 17, 2012 9:19 AM

    What a blowhard. Just shut up and play.

  13. kelvinmchale says: Jan 17, 2012 9:21 AM

    What an idiot. He just can’t shut his yapper.

  14. dd2189 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:21 AM

    quit talking and play the game.

  15. bangitfootball says: Jan 17, 2012 9:22 AM

    UPDATED Odds to win Super Bowl:
    Patriots 6/5
    Giants 3/1
    49ers 3/1
    Ravens 6/1

  16. jnbnet says: Jan 17, 2012 9:23 AM

    That is how the Patriots felt when they played the giants in the “big game.” How did that turn out?

  17. kh221 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:24 AM

    Giants are hot, but like the Packers showed last week… any team can be beat.

  18. anthonykornheiser says: Jan 17, 2012 9:24 AM

    I dont think what he said was that horrible. He is talking about their mindset, but every teams mindset should be that way, even a team like the Rams. You have to come out each week thinking you can’t be beat or you will be beat. He is merely saying they are going to compete against anyone. He said they have a good mindset and in their heads they cant be beat. They have to have that confidence mentally or theyll get smoked. The niners, pats and ravens are all sharing that mental attitude, nothing wrong with that at all. If they asked alex smith or vernon davis the same question they would say they are confident too. Imagine the headlines if rolle said “we arent confident, we are beatable.

  19. bangitfootball says: Jan 17, 2012 9:24 AM

    Can they now take the Aaron Rogers Discount Double Check commercials off the air. Annoying.

  20. C S says: Jan 17, 2012 9:25 AM

    Perfect example of “taken out of context”. He said “but in our minds” and it is a lot different from just saying ‘we can’t be beat’. Stupid headline just to grab attention.

  21. briank1ne says: Jan 17, 2012 9:25 AM

    There’s alot of hype right now following this team. and thats exactly what it is. HYPE. The packers totally sucked in that game. And while the giants played one hell of a game. It didnt even come close to how the saints and niners were playing. I seen nothing special in that giants game. It was actually a boring game with horrible officiating.

  22. tuckernyg says: Jan 17, 2012 9:25 AM

    The great ones exude confidence to the point of arrogance. And they back it up on the field. Antrel, I’m a fan, and I love your confidence, but you haven’t shown that you’re in that category. Can we tone it down please?

  23. madrid517 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:26 AM

    I still can’t believe that people haven’t learned their lesson yet with the 9ers! Let’s see what happens Sunday, I can’t wait!

  24. rd3777 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:26 AM

    Homey Badger don’t give a damn!

  25. ajschn06 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:26 AM

    What do you expect him to say? “We’ve been playing well, but to be honest, I don’t think we can handle the 49ers. They’ll probably beat us”

  26. zaggs says: Jan 17, 2012 9:27 AM

    “glennsyank13 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:18 AM

    He himself can, however, be beat in coverage fairly easily.”

    Ask Greg Jennings how easy he can be beat since Rolle was step for step with him in the endzone.

  27. palewook says: Jan 17, 2012 9:27 AM

    never fails, guy runs his mouth, gets posted to other team’s bulletin board fodder. 1st team loses because 2nd team felt they had something to prove.

  28. jahbird says: Jan 17, 2012 9:28 AM

    Every time this jackal opens his mouth they lose and everyone in DC has a good chuckle.

    95 times out of 100 huh?

  29. bcjim says: Jan 17, 2012 9:29 AM

    Of course. The Redskins aren’t in the playoffs…

    A broken clock is right twice a day..

  30. promin1 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:29 AM

    myeaglescantwin

    There is always a d-bag in the crowd and what a shock…its an Eagles fan. I would love to know how in your little brain the Giants “backed” into the playoffs?? They needed to win their last two games to get in and they did. Backing in is getting help from other teams moron. There is a reason Philly fans are so disliked. You sir, are a perfect example. Jealous little troll.

  31. steelerfanjo says: Jan 17, 2012 9:29 AM

    Cheaters, Criminals, Cry-Baby’s & Coughlin – what a terrible final 4 this year.

  32. wcdunkenfield says: Jan 17, 2012 9:30 AM

    Annnnnnndddddddddddd, the Giants just gave bulletin board material to the 9ers.

    Do these guys ever get the message?

    Niners by 14.

  33. norseyapper says: Jan 17, 2012 9:30 AM

    The smartest thing for any player to say at this point when the football paparazzi come screaming for quotes is a big confident smile and, “no comment.”

    That said, the Giants seem to be peaking at the right time while the Packers, for instance, peaked at mid-season. The 49ers definitely have the stones to compete with them though and I think it could be a really good game.

  34. rahavort says: Jan 17, 2012 9:31 AM

    Blah blah blah. Unless he can see the future he should keep quiet. Sounds like Rex Ryan is telling him what to say

  35. east96st says: Jan 17, 2012 9:32 AM

    “I might be a little biased, BUT IN OUR MINDS, we can’t be beat”

    Any of you pass English 101 in college? “IN OUR MINDS” is the key part of the sentence. He’s saying the team has a lot of confidence. That is factually correct. Saying that he’s guaranteeing a Super Bowl win is NOT factually correct and indicates you either chose to ignore the entirety of what’s he saying or you’re deliberately trying to create a controversy where none exists to increase traffic. I know which one I would bet on.

  36. ceschatz says: Jan 17, 2012 9:34 AM

    What’s he supposed to say? We CAN be beaten? Lol. With that being said, the 49ers are gonna smash them. Defense wins championships and sanfran has a waaaaaaaaay better defense.

  37. nygiants1090 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:35 AM

    this is not bulletin board material.. if u need any extra motivation in the NFC Championship game, then you dont deserve to be playing in it.

    and what do you want players to say..
    Ya i think we are good but in my mind we definitely can be beat by the 49ers cause we suck

  38. j0hnnyv says: Jan 17, 2012 9:35 AM

    That is exactly the mindset you need to have as a player and you love the confidence. After watching them play for the last month and Sunday especially. Why not them? They will not be an easy game for San Fran at all. They need to bring their A game or they will not beat the Giants.

  39. leonem1 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:35 AM

    I guess “cant be beat” doesnt count 7 losses in the reg season, and one to SF?

  40. phonymcringring says: Jan 17, 2012 9:36 AM

    “You can put an All-Star team in front of us, and we’re going to go out there and compete.”

    Well they already beat the Eagles and Jets this season.

  41. dawkattack says: Jan 17, 2012 9:37 AM

    a loss is a loss as your record states you were beaten 7 times

  42. mikea311 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:37 AM

    first of all he didn’t declare it. he is articulating the confidence the Giants have right now and with good reason.

    and besides, he should feel they cant be beat, i’d be worried if he didn’t sincerely feel that way.

  43. mpayne12 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:39 AM

    Yeah last time he talked smack about my skins the giants got swept by them. Looking forward to the 49ers beating them down :-D

  44. waldoampere says: Jan 17, 2012 9:40 AM

    “Unlike the other team that plays in New York, the Giants have a habit of backing it up.”

    Not yet.

  45. tomcan8 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:40 AM

    Glad he said it. Because every time he opens his mouth he eats his words.

  46. mikea311 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:41 AM

    Sure they can. Short memory Rolle has. Give the Giants credit for winning and making turnovers, but Packers receivers were open. They either dropped the ball or Rodgers missed them. Giants had nothing to do with that. Packers self-inflicted wounds were as damaging as the Giants.

    ———————–

    keep telling yourself that, sure enough the Giants went into fabled Lambeau field and knocked them off. You can continue to discount it all yo want but Rodgers wasn’t just rusty he was flustered and the Giants were a big part of that.

  47. pigskinpimp68 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:41 AM

    What is he supposed to say? Of course he thinks they can’t be beat….as a Giants fan, wouldn’t you want him to think that way?

  48. nowillrepeat says: Jan 17, 2012 9:44 AM

    I wonder if he would have been saying that if they would have had to come to the Superdome this week. Coincidering they get absolutely pulverized in that building.

  49. bigbluestew says: Jan 17, 2012 9:46 AM

    We are extremely confident. In our minds, we probably have about a 45% chance of winning being a slight underdog on the road. Every athlete “in their mind” should think like Rolle going into a game and not like I just stated above.

  50. cags777 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:46 AM

    Go 49ers!

  51. careerender56 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:48 AM

    “We wouldn’t say we’re unstoppable” and “but in our minds, we can’t be beat” dont sound like guarentees to me, they sound more like confidence, which is not a bad thing.

  52. stro210 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:50 AM

    @dchuwo

    Give the Giants credit for winning and count yourselves fortunate Packers receivers could not catch and Rodgers missed on some.
    __

    Really? We took it by 17, with 5 obvious blow calls at GB. You would think the refs have a vendetta against us being that Coughlin is 0-9 challenges. Don’t think that’s a credit to bad luck

  53. ocho says: Jan 17, 2012 9:50 AM

    Remember when Rolle proclaimed the Giants would beat the Skins 99 out of 100 times and then watched as the Skins swept them? If I were a Giants fan this proclamation is the worst possible news I could ask for.

  54. cap1378 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:52 AM

    I’m a giant fan. Rolle needs to shut and play. We have never been that team who talks smack. To the eagles fan who said we backed into the playoffs. Wtf are
    You talking about. We beat Dallas to win the division. Hammer!!

  55. zaggs says: Jan 17, 2012 9:53 AM

    “wcdunkenfield says: Jan 17, 2012 9:30 AM

    Annnnnnndddddddddddd, the Giants just gave bulletin board material to the 9ers.

    Do these guys ever get the message?

    Niners by 14.”

    Pretty sure thats what alot of people said about JPP last week in regards to the Packers, how did that work out for the Giants?

  56. megatronownsyou says: Jan 17, 2012 9:53 AM

    Giants by 17 and rainponcho87 cries while grabbing his ankles in a bar bathroom in the Castro

  57. ninny1176 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:54 AM

    Just shut up and play…NYG didn’t beat the Packers nearly as much as the Packers beat the Packers. If they didn’t drop the ball like they did NYG would be cleaning out thier lockers. 49ers are going to show them what real defense is.

  58. morty999 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:54 AM

    “Sure they can. Short memory Rolle has. Give the Giants credit for winning and making turnovers, but Packers receivers were open. They either dropped the ball or Rodgers missed them. Giants had nothing to do with that. Packers self-inflicted wounds were as damaging as the Giants.”
    ——————————————————-

    Nothing to do with Giants? Uh….what? Pass rush has something to do with the Rodgers making bad throws. Jermichael Finley’s multiple drops weren’t unusual. The guy has horrible hands and drops three or four balls every game. GB losing couldn’t be that big of a surprise. There were four teams that entered the playoffs with bad defenses….Detroit, Saints, GB, and Patriots. Three of those four are gone. Hard to win in playoffs with a bad defense.

  59. fwippel says: Jan 17, 2012 9:54 AM

    Great Antrel, just great! Like you needed to give Jim Harbaugh any more motivational material than he’s already got every week. Harbaugh’s a type A personality on steroids; the last thing the Giants need is one their players feeding the guy more material.

    BTW, your team’s 9-7 regular season record indicates that, in fact, yes, your team can be beat.

  60. cap1378 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:56 AM

    Also. I’m not buying this BS that GB dropped passes. Their timing was off bc of the giants front 4 and forcing Rodgers out of the pocket and keeping them out of rhythm. Stop it already!

  61. tombradysponytail says: Jan 17, 2012 9:57 AM

    In two days, they’ve gone from being a nice little underdog team that overcomes adversity to a team full of loudmouth blowhards that I’m already sick of hearing from.

    Go 9ers.

  62. zaggs says: Jan 17, 2012 9:57 AM

    “waldoampere says: Jan 17, 2012 9:40 AM

    “Unlike the other team that plays in New York, the Giants have a habit of backing it up.”

    Not yet.”

    Before the season started their GM said not only would they make the playoffs, they would make a run….done.

    JPP said they would win against the Packers….done.

    Hakeem Nicks called Revis a “decent corner…no picks by Revis.

  63. tatum064 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:59 AM

    myeaglescantwin says:
    Jan 17, 2012 9:17 AM
    hahaha,,

    From a team that had such a terrible slide during the regular season,, a team that backed their way into the playoffs …
    You would think this squad would have a little bit more modesty and respect for the other teams in the chase still..

    i cant wait till San Fran blows their doors off. Then the entire city can go back to focusing on running Tom Coughlin out of town.

    ==============

    With that “powerhouse” offense of San Francisco? They play d, pound the rock and force turnovers….Smith made the plays he had to, but faces a much different pass rush. The Niner DB’s were unbelievable in that game – but “blows their doors off” is kind of pushing it.

  64. cap1378 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:00 AM

    Nowill should be wondering why NO defense stinks.

  65. tatum064 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:01 AM

    glennsyank13 says:
    Jan 17, 2012 9:18 AM
    He himself can, however, be beat in coverage fairly easily.

    ===============
    Yeah, if Packer receivers bothered catching the ball fairly easily.

  66. tatum064 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:05 AM

    Give the Giants credit for winning and count yourselves fortunate Packers receivers could not catch and Rodgers missed on some.
    ============================

    Consider yourselves fortunate the Packers weren’t beat even worse considering those ridiculous calls the refs made. It couldve been 44-10 – it wasnt just catches, it were fumbles as well.

    Unfortunately “Discount-Double Cheat” wasn’t working v Big Blue.

    Congrats again to both the Giants and 49ers, two underdogs that fought the hype (and refs) and knocked out (stat happy and somewhat arrogant fan bases) out of the tournament. They both deserve it with their gutsy, winning plays.

  67. blu4l1fe says: Jan 17, 2012 10:06 AM

    Here we go again with the bold predictions. As a Giants fan, I really wished Rolle would just have his serving of humble pie, but what are we talking about, that is unheard of, especially for Rolle. But what I really wanted to comment on is the “historical” statistics that everyone, Giants and 49ers fans, keep mentioning that they seem to think have a real good bearing on the game. Come on guys, remember, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, as stated in this blog, time and time again. I could really care less for the Giants being 4-0 or whatever in NFC Championship games or the 49ers being 5-0 in Super Bowls. Just like in the playoffs, the slate is wiped clean. Both teams are 0-0 when they meet Sunday.

    The 49ers could come out flat and lose, just like the Packers did, or the Giants can do the same. Or both teams can come out with their best A games and duke it out until the last field goal or touchdown is scored. Bottom line, these stats don’t mean sh!% when it comes to the playoffs. Just ask the Packers last week, or the Saints or the Patriots years ago. Any one can win and any team can be beat as long as the team play how they are supposed to at both sides of the ball.

  68. east96st says: Jan 17, 2012 10:07 AM

    “Yeah last time he talked smack about my skins the giants got swept by them.”

    And that got you what? Oh, yeah, dropped your draft position to sixth. Congratulations. You must so proud. When was the last time the Skins were in the NFC title game? ’91? Must be rough being a fan of a team that’s done nothing for two decades. I understand why you’re so bitter.

  69. tatum064 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:07 AM

    palewook says:
    Jan 17, 2012 9:27 AM
    never fails, guy runs his mouth, gets posted to other team’s bulletin board fodder. 1st team loses because 2nd team felt they had something to prove.

    =========

    Uh please refer to Giants 2007-08 win over the Patriots, and the Cowboys’ Jimmy Johnson’s guarantee win over the Niners.

    Of course, lest we forget Broadway Joe.

  70. tatum064 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:10 AM

    bcjim says:
    Jan 17, 2012 9:29 AM
    Of course. The Redskins aren’t in the playoffs…

    A broken clock is right twice a day..

    ============

    Hey Redskin fan has to get in the conversation somehow – other than LaRon Landry running his mouth and getting burned by DeSean Jackson on the first play from scrimmage or “almost” upsetting the Cowboys with Rex Gross, man at QB. I mean, we need some comedy at some point.

    FAIL!

  71. djstat says: Jan 17, 2012 10:12 AM

    Wow. A player who believes in himself and his teammates…wow…bulletin board material there

  72. tatum064 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:14 AM

    steelerfanjo says:
    Jan 17, 2012 9:29 AM
    Cheaters, Criminals, Cry-Baby’s & Coughlin – what a terrible final 4 this year.

    =============

    Did you catch Demariyus Thomas yet? , i think he’s still running!

    Tebow punking the Steelers set 2012 off on the right foot. It only made it sweeter seeing the Pats completely dismantle them the following week, thereby making you look even more bitter.

    Steel Curtain CLOSED

  73. gingerkid2000 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:14 AM

    While I agree the Giants look REALLY good Rolle may want to tone it down a bit. The fallout of not being able to back up what you say can be mentally immeasurable.

  74. armchairqb says: Jan 17, 2012 10:17 AM

    Well, as a Giants fan I can tell you that this makes me sick. No way they should be running their mouths when the SF D is waiting for them on Sunday.

  75. trojan33sc says: Jan 17, 2012 10:17 AM

    It’s great to have confidence but unwise to blast it to the media. Unless of course you’re working the angle to get your own “Discount Double-Check” commercial…………….. LOL

    How about saying Nothing and then go out and kick someone’s arse ???

  76. tatum064 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:18 AM

    ninny1176 says:
    Jan 17, 2012 9:54 AM
    Just shut up and play…NYG didn’t beat the Packers nearly as much as the Packers beat the Packers. If they didn’t drop the ball like they did NYG would be cleaning out thier lockers. 49ers are going to show them what real defense is.

    ===========================

    NYG didnt beat the Packers AND the Refs as much as the Packers beat the Packers….

  77. NoRespect says: Jan 17, 2012 10:19 AM

    bcjim says: Jan 17, 2012 9:29 AM

    Of course. The Redskins aren’t in the playoffs…

    A broken clock is right twice a day..

    **********************************************
    So you are saying that Rolle is dumber than a broken clock?

  78. j0esixpack says: Jan 17, 2012 10:22 AM

    Green Bay and New Orleans also thought they couldn’t be beat

  79. snowpea84 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:25 AM

    I can’t wai to see them get crushed. The regular season is far more telling to what kind of a team they are simply because it is a larger sample size.

    Any given Sunday is true. So them winning a game or two is not proof of how great they are, its simply the inneficiency of football being determined by so few games.

  80. bigpara says: Jan 17, 2012 10:26 AM

    I love how the Giants showed the world they are for real and people still think they are joke. This will probably get deleted. Why read any articles on here 75% of them are false and they love to twist the players words around especially the Giants.

  81. myeaglescantwin says: Jan 17, 2012 10:31 AM

    “DOORS BLOWN OFF”

    is just a prediction. NYG seem to struggle against strong running teams,, which is just the opposite of what would be expected from that defense..

    & any team that gets beat twice by Washington should hop off that high horse.

    (& yes, i am a bitter eagles fan)

  82. bigpara says: Jan 17, 2012 10:37 AM

    Snowpea they won 4 games in a row against a playoff team, 15 – 1 Superbowl champs, division foe and a team that has been to 2 in a row conference championship games. That’s a big sample and if you don’t see enough then, you are just hating.

  83. canadianvikingfaniii says: Jan 17, 2012 10:38 AM

    With Tom Brady in top form and the Pat Defence playing better I wouldn’t speak too much about being unbeatable. That is still the offensive power house of the playoffs.

  84. dirtyjersey9er says: Jan 17, 2012 10:41 AM

    The Giants pass rush might have caused bad throws by Rodgers but I can’t remember where I read it but Alex Smith has one of the better QBRs vs the blitz.

  85. dirtyjersey9er says: Jan 17, 2012 10:44 AM

    @bigpara

    Stop whining, the 49ers just beat the Saints and most experts are still picking the Giants. 49ers have been getting disrespected all season by experts and a good portion of other team’s fans.

  86. akulabug says: Jan 17, 2012 10:46 AM

    Sooooo… He says that the Giants are going to go out and give it their all and not give up. Sounds like a sound game plan.

    Why hasn’t any other team thought of that ???

  87. rcampore says: Jan 17, 2012 10:46 AM

    The guy said “in our minds, we can’t be beat”. What else should he say? I’m sure if a reporter asked a 49er the question if they think they will lose, they will say no way. It’s called confidence in yourself and your team and there is nothing wrong with it.

    I love how this is supposed to be bulletin board material. Just like the packers fans said JPP guaranteeing a win would mean the Packers would crush the Giants….how did that work out.

    Rolle goes on a weekly sports radio show in the NY area and that is why you hear quotes from him so much because of course PFT posts everything that comes out of this area. I’m sure the 49ers players get interviewed and say things, but that does not show up on this site.

  88. inthearex says: Jan 17, 2012 10:48 AM

    What gives you confidence in the 49ers defense? The fact that they had 5 takeaways and still gave up 32 points 400 plus yards passing and nearly 180 yards in the saints’ final two possessions? Loving this matchup for Eli and the best wide receiver corps in the nfl. No osi, no tuck, no Bradshaw, no baas in the first game by the way and still almost took that game.

  89. allascowboys says: Jan 17, 2012 10:49 AM

    “It don’t matter”

    Words from the wise…

  90. fngs1 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:51 AM

    zaggs says: Jan 17, 2012 9:27 AM

    “glennsyank13 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:18 AM

    He himself can, however, be beat in coverage fairly easily.”

    Ask Greg Jennings how easy he can be beat since Rolle was step for step with him in the endzone.
    ——————————————————
    What about the other plays where Jennings was wide open were A-Rod over threw him. If Rodgers would of been on his game Jennings would of had a for sure TD. So wouldn’t be bragging about how great he is. Besides Eli is going to have a lot tougher time going against the 9′er D than the pack. If the 9′ers do beat the Giants it will be funny to read all the articles about how they were the better team that lost to a lesser team.

  91. ninerdynasty says: Jan 17, 2012 10:54 AM

    Dear rolle, Thank you for throwing wood into the niners camp.

  92. cmb79 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:57 AM

    Meh. It’s the playoffs. All the comments pointing to the seven losses should know that they get thrown out after week 17.

    And Rolle talks. So what? Like I said a couple days ago in one of the Giants/Packers supposed “bulletin board material” stories, I really doubt that professionals put that much credence into what opposing players say. That’s stuff gets us fans more riled up than it does them. I’m sure of it.

  93. grninerfan says: Jan 17, 2012 11:00 AM

    This is going to be a great game between two great teams in the NFC. All four teams left are very good so let’s just wait for the game and see who wins.

  94. dirtyjersey9er says: Jan 17, 2012 11:05 AM

    This isn’t bulletin board material. The several backhanded compliments and the media salivating over a Pats/Giants rematch before the Conference Title games however will be.

  95. ceadderman says: Jan 17, 2012 11:13 AM

    Okay now, be realistic here. Other than Rodgers, the Packers pretty much abandoned the Run. They were having success with it but the Run plays were pretty limited Sunday.

    I don’t see the 9ers abandoning the Run unless they’re throwing an all out aerial assault on the Giants.

    But that’s okay Mr Rolle. We’ll see ya in less than a week and see who comes out on top.

  96. imopen7 says: Jan 17, 2012 11:15 AM

    not a fan but he may be right….

  97. bullcharger says: Jan 17, 2012 11:15 AM

    This is idiotic. They won one game and they played well, but Eli didn’t exactly light it up against a horrible secondary and anybody watching would have to admit that the Packers partially beat themselves with fumbles and drops. The Giants might have won anyway, but the short fields made a huge difference. The fans of every other team were cheering for the idiot Giants to win because they often lay eggs and completely suck. Who cares about their D-line they have no linebackers and a weak secondary. They definitely 100% can be beat by any of the other 3 remaining teams.

    As for Rolle, of course he thinks they can’t be beat. Why would he think anything else?

  98. blu4l1fe says: Jan 17, 2012 11:15 AM

    Quite a few have already mentioned it but I guess I still have to state the obvious. There’s nothing wrong asking these types of question and, of course, they would only come up in playoff or championship games. But what’s funny is, the media seems to line up quickly and ask Rolle what he thinks. Of course, he will say this. I am sure he has made these kinds of comments throughout the season, only thing is, a few times, the media wasn’t around. And the other times, his comment became headlines.

    It’s funny how no one is asking any one from the 49ers this question. Or has someone answered it already and that the media was just not around to make it to the headlines. I am just saying, what would people think if someone asked this question to any 49er? I am not saying that they would make bold a statement like Rolle does but would they say something similar about them and their team. I don’t agree with Rolle when it comes to him and his comments, especially something like this. But seriously, ask anyone in any remaining team what they think. Either they answer it the way people want them to answer it and be proper or answer it the “Rolle” way.

  99. puz20 says: Jan 17, 2012 11:16 AM

    I’m not a Giants fan what so ever, but I have to be honest its getting pretty annoying hearing people say that the Packers “beat themselves” with dropped passes in the game. If your going to talk hypothetically then the Giants SHOULDN’T have lost that fumble challenge, nor should they have received a roughing the passer call on the packers last drive, which both would have negated touchdowns, giving the Giants a 37-6 victory. So please, the Giants won fair and square. Next week should be a great game between 2 classy teams, looking forward to it.

  100. mojosmagic says: Jan 17, 2012 11:18 AM

    First off with 7 losses the Giants are very, very lucky to not be not sitting at home. Secondly you just gave your team the sure fire kiss of death. Lastly, is Vince Young your brother?

  101. 49erstim says: Jan 17, 2012 11:22 AM

    In my humble opinion this is a non-story. Just an attention-grabbing title to get someone to read an article. Of course he thinks his team can win. The only thing you could hold against him is that he shouldve given the much-hated “We’ll line ‘em up on Sunday” answer and we all as fans hate that garbage. I’d rather here him truthfully say “I think we can win”. Whats the big deal here? This isnt fodder in my mind.

    As for the haters…… this should be a good game just like back in November. If you don’t *ahem* have a dog in this fight then just sit back and enjoy. :-)

  102. n0hopeleft says: Jan 17, 2012 11:25 AM

    Alex Smith struggles under pressure, the tape doesnt lie.

    Alex has NOT seen a pass rush like the Giants are playing right now.

    Stop with the bold predictions on both sides.

  103. nineroutsider says: Jan 17, 2012 11:32 AM

    This is why you got to like the Giants if you are a 9er fan. The 9ers burn hot, like their coach, and talk just gets them fired up. They never fire back in the press, but on the field it gets nasty!

    Shut up, nut up, and roll the ball out! Get Some!

    Go 9ers!

  104. turnandcoughlin says: Jan 17, 2012 11:44 AM

    mojosmagic says: Jan 17, 2012 11:18 AM

    First off with 7 losses the Giants are very, very lucky to not be not sitting at home. Secondly you just gave your team the sure fire kiss of death. Lastly, is Vince Young your brother?

    —————————————————————

    Vince Young? Doesn’t he play for the Dream Team?

  105. 2dollarpbrs says: Jan 17, 2012 11:49 AM

    you lost to Seattle at home Dummy!!!

  106. gobigblue310 says: Jan 17, 2012 11:50 AM

    Wish he would stay quiet, but saying that they as a team don’t think they can be beat isn’t the same as telling the niners they can’t beat them. Just like JPP’s comments last week, this is just the media adding more to it. As for the pack, we legitimately beat them 44-6 this weekend. Forget the drops, GreenBay only had a chance because Bill Leavy bet on them.

  107. bigbluelou says: Jan 17, 2012 11:50 AM

    Listen, do matter how many times you would think these guys would learn, they don;t they get interviewed right after a win in a big game and its all emotion (which the interviewer knows) and things come out. I don’t condone it. I wish they would keep quiet. But the Jints are one win away from the SB. You can’t blame any player this is what they work all season for. Now with that being said, the Giants are where they are for one reason and one reason only…ELI.

  108. kingjoe1 says: Jan 17, 2012 11:51 AM

    PRobalby the most complete team in 6 or 7 years. They will win the Superbowl, without question.

  109. deathspiralx says: Jan 17, 2012 11:57 AM

    My 12 year old son asked me why I always root against NY city teams. Legends in their own minds, before the fact.

    It gets old listening to them constantly run their mouths.

  110. mashoaf says: Jan 17, 2012 12:05 PM

    How’d New Orleans high powered offense work for them against the Niners?

  111. skeebo80 says: Jan 17, 2012 12:10 PM

    Giants overall defense isnt superb it’s the Defensive line thats the killer. They were outstanding against the Packers but the niners are simply a team that’s hungry and has some serious hitters. The secondary has improved too but Alex is the icing on the cake.

  112. fissels says: Jan 17, 2012 12:10 PM

    he’s being truthful. nothing wrong with what he said

  113. cliffordc05 says: Jan 17, 2012 12:12 PM

    Why is another prediction of victory from a New York player worthy of a headline. Oh gosh, maybe he guarantees victory.

  114. gingerkid2000 says: Jan 17, 2012 12:18 PM

    steelerfanjo says:
    Jan 17, 2012 9:29 AM
    Cheaters, Criminals, Cry-Baby’s & Coughlin – what a terrible final 4 this year.

    =============

    Yeah ’cause we’d all be better off with r*id users & r*pists.

    Let’s see how long it takes for my comment to get deleted again.

  115. jdandcoke says: Jan 17, 2012 12:19 PM

    do some of you guys actually even know the players on the giants? sorry fellas, the giants definately have a more talented roster, ESPECIALLY at the skill positions. yes….the niners are good, but they faced a pathetic defense last week. since the giants defense FINALLY got healthy a month ago and fewell simplified things, some pretty good offenses have really not done much of anything against the giants D.

    im sorry but despite smith’s heroics last week against the porous saints D, he still isnt scaring anyone yet.

    im not saying the giants will win….but out of the four teams left the giants are definatley the most balanced.

  116. row29 says: Jan 17, 2012 12:27 PM

    I am a long time die hard Giants fan. And while I like our chances on Sunday I really am not a big fan of yacking in the media. That said, Rolle did say “in our minds, we can’t be beat”. That is a lot different than if the first three words were omitted by him. Go Giants!

  117. nineroutsider says: Jan 17, 2012 12:32 PM

    @bigcali4life says: Jan 16, 2012 8:38 PM

    Reading these comments on this thread leads me to still have hope on internet threads. Class from both sides? Respect from both sides as well? Two teams that know how to play also have fan bases that are smart as well.
    ———————————————————–
    This was from a 9er fan yesterday in some other post. I too was surprised by the class displayed yesterday around here.

    At any rate, it’s dead now. Read the comments in this post and other posts afterward. Giants fans are getting chippy and downright NY nasty. That city is the only city in America where residents walk over a dying man on the sidewalk and do nothing, so I would expect nothing less.

    I saw some NY POS comment on the PFT post about Philben’s son dying say “it will hurt just as bad when the Giants win too” and I thought what a lowlife loser. No prospects in life. Anyway, it is going to hurt very bad when the 9ers win this week. You will go back to a miserable existence in a city that spits on you.

  118. kappy32 says: Jan 17, 2012 12:38 PM

    Saying “In our minds, we can’t be beat,” is hardly making a proclamation or guarantee of victory. He didn’t take the podium at draft week & say, “We will win the Super Bowl this year.” The Giants just beat the best team in the league, actually dominated them, so why wouldn’t they be confident going into this game? I would hate to have a player on my team thinking the alternative, which is that we CAN be beat. Rolle is just speaking how it is & if they play on Sunday like the did in Green Bay, they WON’T be beat.

  119. byrds71 says: Jan 17, 2012 12:40 PM

    The Giants will be exposed for the frauds they are this weekend, stop sayin’ and thinkin’ this is the fluke of 1997. Only the typical Giant Moron, would give a team that is highly motivated under Harbaugh more material to work with. The Giants outplayed a GB team that lacked their winning mojo, and Rolle promptly gave his own team some bad mojo, smart move Mr.Dumas. Keep drinkin’ the Kool Aid fair weather NY fans, you are plain lucky to be in the playoffs, and you would have gotten beaten down by the Byrds again, if it was between us and you phonies in the last game and the Giant Punks know it. All this team will accomplish is to pick lower in the draft. NY Clowns moronic responses, in 1..2..3….

  120. gimmeabruschi says: Jan 17, 2012 12:44 PM

    Boasting is fine and dandy. But you can’t always count on miracle catches and dropped pickoffs to bail your ass out of the spot your mouth puts you in.

  121. kappy32 says: Jan 17, 2012 12:49 PM

    @BullCharger:

    Eli didn’t exactly light up the Packers’ secondary? What game were you watching? He completed 70% of his passes, 330 yards & 3 TDs in 15 degree weather. How many third & longs did he make throughout the game? I’m sorry he didn’t complete 95% of his passes for 500 yards & 7 TDs. With the exception of Brady, he was the best QB in the Divisional Round & outplayed the NFL MVP. You’re crazy dude. You can hate Eli & the Giants all you want, but please come up with a halfway rational argument against them.

  122. bigbluelou says: Jan 17, 2012 1:19 PM

    Can’t beat Jets – held them to 14 points
    Can’t beat Dallas – held them to 14 points
    Can’t beat Atlanta – held them to 0 points (2 from defense);
    Can’t beat Packers – held them to 13 points (scored 7 after BS non-fumble call)
    Can’t beat 49ers – ???

    GO BLUE!!

  123. akulabug says: Jan 17, 2012 1:19 PM

    kingjoe1 says:
    Jan 17, 2012 11:51 AM
    PRobalby the most complete team in 6 or 7 years. They will win the Superbowl, without question.
    __________________________________

    I don’t have a dog in this fight. But saying this with seven loses is just silly. They may win the Superbowl but the complete team stuff is just silly.

  124. sportssportssportssports says: Jan 17, 2012 1:22 PM

    Before Super Bowl 42 Plax predicted a victory. Nothing wrong with being confident in your team.

    I have nothing negative to say about Niners fans, a once proud franchise that waited a long time to get back in contention.

    Cowboys fans…..your team should be called “Mexico’s Team” because no one in America likes you.

    Eagles fans…the Giants are unbeaten in NFC Championship games…enough said.

    Pats fans…calling the Giants overconfident while you overlook the Ravens is completely typical of your fanbase. 18-1 homeys.

  125. otrd13 says: Jan 17, 2012 1:27 PM

    dchuwo says:
    Jan 17, 2012 9:19 AM
    mjbulls45 says:
    Jan 17, 2012 9:14 AM
    after what I saw on Sunday night…

    I AGREE.

    ya’ll can say whatever ya’ll want,

    discount double check , hype, GREATEST OF ALL TIME COMPARISONS…

    nah

    Giants end all discussion. good work new york.

    ——

    Give the Giants credit for winning and count yourselves fortunate Packers receivers could not catch and Rodgers missed on some.

    __

    count yourself fortunate for the league wanting the packers to win with that bs non fumble and roughing the passer. o and rolle running into the middle of the field instead to the outside on the fumble recovery. game should have been a BLOWOUT.

  126. jr4real says: Jan 17, 2012 1:28 PM

    What an idiot.

  127. bfree2k says: Jan 17, 2012 1:31 PM

    @El Capitan…Ummmm, didn’t all the crap the Giants were talking serve as fodder for the 15-1 Green Bay Packers leading up to this past Sunday? How did that end? Stoopid

  128. neelymessier says: Jan 17, 2012 1:43 PM

    Packers were able to hide the worst defense in the NFL by playing well in red zone and 31 interceptions. 8 drops on offense, several dropped picks, and missed tackles were as responsible for the outcome as the Giants play. Eli is having by far his best season but we all know that throughout his career he has been plagued by picks.

    SF gave up 14.3 pts/gm this year, 2nd to only Pittsburgh at 14.2. Giants were 25th, over 24 pts per gm. Giants were 9th in points scored and SF 11th, but game is in SF. We’ll see what happens. If they get by and the Pats do as well, I look forward to it. The Pats D is also peaking, they finally got Chung and Spikes back. No one stops two tight ends and Welker. It’s just a matter of how much D the Pats play. In the 16-0 year the Pats threw the ball down field frequently, Moss had 22 tds. This year it’s shorter passes and runs after the catch. Brady is getting rid of the ball much sooner on avg.

    As I said …. we’ll see.

  129. TheDPR says: Jan 17, 2012 1:57 PM

    This may have been mentioned already (I’m not reading every single comment-sorry) but neither the Giants nor the Jests “play in New York.”

    The Buffalo Bills do, however.

  130. youdownwithjpp says: Jan 17, 2012 2:14 PM

    mikea311 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:37 AM

    first of all he didn’t declare it. he is articulating the confidence the Giants have right now and with good reason.

    and besides, he should feel they cant be beat, i’d be worried if he didn’t sincerely feel that way.

    ————————————-

    Any won with a spec of intelligence can recognize this as a vote of confidence, especially when you consider the ENTIRE statement and not a fragment of the sentence.

    It seems there are a number of disgruntled fans who are posting ignorant comments as a way to release their frustration.

    I’m looking forward to this game because both teams deserve to be where the are. May the best and most physical team win — GOOD LUCK!!

  131. neelymessier says: Jan 17, 2012 2:20 PM

    They’ll soon be in Toronto.

  132. n0hopeleft says: Jan 17, 2012 2:32 PM

    neelymessier says: Jan 17, 2012 1:43 PM

    Packers were able to hide the worst defense in the NFL by playing well in red zone and 31 interceptions. 8 drops on offense, several dropped picks, and missed tackles were as responsible for the outcome as the Giants play. Eli is having by far his best season but we all know that throughout his career he has been plagued by picks.
    __________________________________

    Too bad you werent able to hide your terrible opinion from this site.

    The fumble, bogus hit to the head, and the DJ Ware spot on 3rd down didn’t affect the outcome of the game? This game should’ve been over at halftime. The Giants dominated the Packers – stop making excuses for them.

  133. n0hopeleft says: Jan 17, 2012 2:35 PM

    gimmeabruschi says: Jan 17, 2012 12:44 PM

    Boasting is fine and dandy. But you can’t always count on miracle catches and dropped pickoffs to bail your ass out of the spot your mouth puts you in.
    _____________________________________

    Why don’t you win something significant lately then talk? Eli owns your franchise – two games in a row isn’t a miracle. Home win record broken. Your nine game winning streak is courtesy of Eli lighting a fire under Brady’s butthole.

    The truth hurts.

  134. bozorocks says: Jan 17, 2012 2:43 PM

    Antrel Rolle is a complete and total moron. The giants will be beaten badly by the lowly 49`ers. I can not wait to watch them suffer. The look on thier faces as they walk that last little bit to the locker room will make every highlight reel for the 2011 season. The shame they will feel will be cause for celibration around the globe. You know what is worse ? The Jets of course !

  135. bozorocks says: Jan 17, 2012 2:44 PM

    By the way, Antrel Rolle is an ELITE MORON !

  136. wferg1121 says: Jan 17, 2012 2:54 PM

    neelymessier says: “offense, several dropped picks, and missed tackles were as responsible for the outcome as the Giants play. Eli is having by far his best season but we all know that throughout his career he has been plagued by picks.
    SF gave up 14.3 pts/gm this year, 2nd to only Pittsburgh at 14.2. Giants were 25th, over 24 pts per gm. Giants were 9th in points scored and SF 11th, but game is in SF. We’ll see what happens.”

    Several dropped picks? What game were you watching? In terms of missed tackles, could the offensive player have something to do about that?

    Based on your regular season Stats then Pittsburg, New Orleans, and Green Bay should still be playing, and San Fran shouldn’t have scored 36points nor given up 32 points against the Saints.
    Stats mean nothing this time of the year. Based on Stats, none of these teams should still be playing..

  137. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 17, 2012 4:27 PM

    Look at all the shook 49er fans taking offense to something that was taken out of context just to bait them in the first place. Whitner expressed what a lot of SF players and fans are thinking: YOU DO NOT WANT TO PLAY THIS JUGGERNAUT.

  138. damnyankee13 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:34 PM

    I can see yall are taking this comment the way yall want. IF YOU ACTUALLY READ IT THE WAY ITS WRITEN, he says the heTHINKS the Giants will win. Now , somebody has to tell me what good a player is if he doesnt think they will win cause any other attitude than that shows me a loser.
    Luike Eli, saying he THINKS he’s an elite qb, well, we all know that he has proven his thoughts.And will prove it once again on Sunday, sorry niners.

  139. damnyankee13 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:36 PM

    cause what else does “in our minds mean”?If you dont think you can win,I dont want you on my team.

  140. gimmeabruschi says: Jan 17, 2012 11:49 PM

    n0hopeleft says: Jan 17, 2012 2:35 PM

    gimmeabruschi says: Jan 17, 2012 12:44 PM

    Boasting is fine and dandy. But you can’t always count on miracle catches and dropped pickoffs to bail your ass out of the spot your mouth puts you in.
    _____________________________________

    Why don’t you win something significant lately then talk? Eli owns your franchise – two games in a row isn’t a miracle. Home win record broken. Your nine game winning streak is courtesy of Eli lighting a fire under Brady’s butthole.

    The truth hurts.

    ______________________________

    The truth does hurt.

    And apparently realizing your great win was a fluke hurts like a biatch.

    No matter. Eli will cough up another couple of picks to the 9ers this time and you will scurry back to your hole in the wall.

  141. shinbreaker says: Jan 18, 2012 2:49 AM

    The Giants will win sunday without much difficulty. They are wired for it

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