NEW YORK (WFAN) — Bring on DeSean Jackson.
Even Michael Vick, if he’s healthy enough to go. Giants safety Antrel Rolle is ready to take care of the Eagles.
While many Giants fans are hoping the Eagles sit their banged-up quarterback in Week 3, Rolle is rooting for No. 7 to recover in time from the concussion he suffered Sunday against the Falcons.
“You’re asking me, I think you already know the answer to that. I want the best of the best. He is the best,” Rolle told WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Tuesday. “I hope Michael Vick plays, because at the end of the day I don’t want any excuses, you know, when we go down to Philly and put it to them the way we will.”
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New York is 1-1 and coming off a sloppy 28-16 win at home against the St. Louis Rams. But there’s no shortage of optimism in Rolle’s game plan.
“We can beat anyone,” said Rolle. “That’s my mindset. If I didn’t think that we could play in this game, I’d put my shoulder pads on the rack and tell them, ‘You know, I don’t want to play anymore.'”
The biggest challenge for the Giants’ depleted secondary will be covering Jackson. Who could forget how he burned the Giants with a punt return to seal Philadelphia’s shocking comeback in East Rutherford last December?
Giants fans have to be wary considering the state of their cornerbacks. Terrell Thomas is done for the season. Prince Amukamara is still rehabbing. Aaron Ross was benched for a short time after he gave up a couple big plays last night.
According to Rolle, Ross will be fine. Heck, the Giants’ safety will even cover Jackson if need be.
“You know, I’m no stranger to the cornerback position,” Rolle said. “I have handled DeSean Jackson one-on-one before, and I don’t see why I can’t handle him again.”
And if something should go awry with Eli Manning and backup quarterback David Carr? Yeah, Rolle’s got that covered, too.
“I’ll go out there and make things happen,” he said. “I’d find a way to make it happen.”
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