Giants safety Antrel Rolle is unlike most other NFL players, in that he rarely follows the sport he plays.
"I'm not a fan of football," he said. "I've never been a fan, so I never follow football."
So forgive Rolle if he is not familiar with the second-half-of-the-season fades that are now a hot topic around the Giants these days, especially in light of last night's blowout home loss to the Cowboys. Last year, for instance, the Giants got off to a 5-0 start, but wound up losing eight of their last 11 games to finish 8-8 and out of the playoffs.
"I don’t worry about that," Rolle said. "I wasn’t here last year. I could care less what happened last year. We’re just looking to a new brighter future. And that’s what’s going to be in store for this New York Giants' team. Last year is last year. We’re a better team. We’re a different team. We’re a team with a different attitude."
So what to make of last night's loss? Nothing more and nothing less, Rolle said.
"We lost this last game, we won five straight and every week is going to change," he said. "Every week is going to change. We win this week, we’re the best team in the NFC East. We lose this week, it's just something to worry about. I don't care about that talk. We're going to play ball."
So, any lessons to be learned from last year?
"The only thing I know is things didn’t end last year the way they wanted and that’s pretty much it."