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Brash Giants not backing down from anyone

New York Giants free safety Antrel Rolle celebrates

New York Giants free safety Antrel Rolle celebrates after stopping Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones for a loss of two yards in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Jan. 1, 2012) Photo Credit: MCT

The Giants may not have worn their black suits to the Super Bowl today, but they came cloaked in the same brashness and confidence that they wore when they arrived in Arizona four years ago.

“Right now we have a badass mentality,” Antrel Rolle said. “That’s the way we like to look at it, that’s the way we want to keep it, and we’re very confident in our approach.”

“It’s a team that believes in itself, believes in our coaches,” Justin Tuck said on the topic. “Sometimes you can kind of get misunderstood for brashness, I guess.”

Rolle admitted that the Giants’ defense in particular did not perform well throughout the entire season, but they’ve put things together lately and it’s helped with that attitude.

“Most of all, I think we’re very smart in our approach,” he said. “We have a clear understanding of what every guy is doing, not only yourself. We’re a very intellectual team, and we take pride in that. But, at the same time, when the bell goes off on Sunday, we’re in attack mode. That’s the way we look at it.”

And it’s not only the defense that has that outlook.

“We were confident (four years ago), we’re confident now,” guard Chris Snee said. “If that rubs people the wrong way, then so be it."

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