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.