Last week safety Antrel Rolle guaranteed a win over the Packers and a playoff berth for the Giants. Oh well.
The loss in Green Bay not only took the Giants’ fate out of their own hands, it apparently took some of that confidence away from Rolle. He didn’t sound as brash or cocky when he spoke on his weekly WFAN spot this week and was asked if he thinks the Giants will beat the Redskins and still make the playoffs.
“We’re going to go in and play ball and focus on where we need to be as a team,” Rolle said. “I know if we go out there and play ball we can beat just about anyone in the league. I’ve had that attitude about my team since I first got here and I’m going to continue to have that attitude about our team. We are the Giants. We are who we are. We put good things on film, we put bad things on film. We just have to make sure now that there’s a lot more good than there is bad.”
That’s about as far from a guarantee as the Giants secondary was from the Packers receivers on Sunday afternoon.
“We have to find a way to be more consistent and be that dominant unit that we can be and we have been,” said Rolle who, like many players and coaches who have spoken in the last few days, sounded confused and puzzled as to why the team is not performing. “I think we have to find ourselves at this moment. We’re not playing good football at all as a team. No one is singled out. No one is playing up to expectations right now. We need to fix that.”