Giants’ Antrel Rolle On WFAN: ‘We’re Not Fighting For One Another’
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NEW YORK (WFAN) — The Giants head into Kansas City on Sunday with an 0-3 record.
If there ever was a must-win game, it’s this weekend.
Since being defeated by the Panthers, 38-0, this past Sunday in Charlotte, the Giants have been criticized not only for their play on the field, but for their perceived lack of emotion.
On Monday, Giants analyst and former player Carl Banks told WFAN Radio, among other things, that the Giants “don’t like each other.”
Big Blue safety Antrel Rolle responded to that claim on Tuesday.
“I agree 200 percent when (Banks) says that we’re not fighting for one another,” Rolle told WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts. “Do we like each other in our locker room? I believe so. There’s no one in our locker room that has problems with anyone. We’re all friends with one another, but are we going out there and fighting for the guy beside us? Absolutely not. There’s no way I can hide it, sugercoat it, whatever you want to say. There’s no way I can hide that.”
The 2010 All-Pro was named a Giants captain for the first time prior to the season. So what can he do to help his team right the ship?
“As a captain, you can go out there and you can lead by example,” the two-time Pro Bowler told Joe & Evan. “You can lead by example. And if it takes one man, if it takes two men, then it is what it is. But I will tell you, from this point on I don’t care what the situation may be. I don’t care what the outcome is. I don’t care what the h— has to happen … I’m going to play Antrel Rolle ball the way I know how to play Antrel Rolle ball. I’m gonna lead the way I know how to lead.”
At 0-3, New York’s chances of making the playoffs are already slim. But Rolle still believes that his team can turn this season around.
“Every team has the same outlook,” Rolle told the radio duo. “Every team has the same amount of pressure. Our pressure is to go out there and win. That’s our goal … We’ve been hit in the mouth, and we got hit in the mouth extremely bad this Sunday. Sometimes good things come out of bad things that have taken place … Hopefully that’s exactly what we needed … We will turn this around. Believe that.”
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