Perhaps the worst part of the Giants winning is the lack of an Antrel Rolle rant during his weekly appearance on WFAN Tuesday afternoons. The Giants were dominant on Sunday night, so Rolle was certainly less flammable in his radio segment.
That doesn’t mean he was any less quotable, though, covering a range of topics from the 10-sack performance to number of wins he wants this season to the state of social media.
“I think everyone got a sack except for me!” Rolle said of the game against the Bears. “I was loving every second of it … I can’t even explain to you what it was like in the secondary watching a show like that. It was like I was watching a freak show. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life."
(And that was just Barry Cofield's 'Don't Tase Me Bro' sack dance!)
“It was like they were running a drill on the offensive line,” Rolle added later. “It was crazy watching the film.”
Rolle also said that he didn’t realize the Giants had knocked Jay Cutler out of the game until Todd Collins came out for the start of the second half.
“Once Collins came in, we just knew that we had more hunting to do,” he said. “We knew we had to take it to another quarterback. Once we took it to him, I didn’t know what they were going to do. I thought they would maybe put Hester back there and just run the wildcat on us. I didn’t know what to expect.”
Rolle said that the key now is to follow this win up against a Houston team that is probably a lot better than the Bears (even though Chicago had the 3-0 record coming into the game).
“We’re going to come in with the same attitude and the same approach,” he said. “I don’t care who we play, week in week out, we’re going to take that same approach. We have to make sure we don’t play at a grade A one week and a grade C the next week. We’re going to try to play at grade A on a consistent level and even try to move our way up to an A-plus because that’s what it’s going to take for us to get where we need to get.”
In a division that has three teams tied at the top at 2-2 and none of them looking all that dominant, it might not take many more wins to take the title. But Rolle said he’s not thinking about that.
“Nine wins is not good enough for me,” he said. “Whether that wins the division or not, it is what it is. But nine wins is not a great season for me by any means. Right now we’re standing at 2-2 and I’m looking for us to go 14-2. That’s how I look at it, that’s how I approach each and every week. I don’t accept nine wins by any means. Whether it wins the division or not, who’s to say, but nine wins? No, we definitely have to go in the 10-plus category.”
Finally, Rolle was asked about closing out his Twitter account.
“I was on Twitter, but I just wanted to make sure I gave what I’m here for -- my ball -- my undivided attention,” Rolle said. “There were times when I felt that Twitter was a bit of a distraction for me. I’m not saying that it had any kind of stress on me one way of the other on the field, but even in my off the field time I was always getting messages and things like that. I miss it. I definitely enjoy being in tune with my fans. But I have to take care of this first. This is my job, this is my livelihood, this is my passion. I just have to make sure I take care of this first. Once I’m able to get myself well-grounded here and get to where I want to be as a player, then maybe I’ll get back on it. As of right now, my focus is just on balling.”