“Every man needs to go and look at himself in the mirror,” Rolle said. “… It kind of comes down to, ‘Does this guy want to be here? Is this guy going to play? Is he going to lay it all on the line come Sunday?'”
The Packers and Seahawks are looking like NFC superpowers, while the Giants’ magic has appeared to run out.
When it comes to winning, you need to have a great quarterback and a great head coach. This is where the Giants have the huge advantage.
“Our backs are against the wall,” wide receiver Victor Cruz told Francesa in his weekly spot. “… As individuals, as players, as athletes (and) as competitors, if we don’t want it then nobody else is going to want it.”
The 2012 first-round pick was brilliant from start to finish, returning four kickoffs for 227 yards, including a 97-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He also added 100 rushing yards and two touchdowns. His 327 all-purpose yards set a franchise record.
The 49ers suspended Brandon Jacobs on Monday for the final three games following a series of posts on social media sites addressing his lack of playing time, including one during the weekend saying he was “on this team rotting away.”
If the Giants wish to silence their critics, they must silence play-making threat Randall Cobb.
Eli Manning poured cold water on rumors of a sore arm injury hampering his play.
Expect the big plays and salsa dancing to continue. Cruz has proven he’s going to be a star player in this league for a long time.
But just who are the Giants going to have to overcome if they are going to defend their NFC Championship and go on to the Super Bowl again.
The high-powered passing game may light up the scoreboard during the regular season, but it’s not the way to dominate in the postseason. Exhibit A: the Giants.
The performance was so dominant Sunday that Candlestick Park was filled with a chant of “Let’s go Giants!” with nearly 4 minutes to play.
The Giants issued a statement of their own to 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh on Sunday. Maybe the rest of the NFL, too.
Eli Manning chatted with Mike Francesa about the Giants’ win over the Browns and previewed their big match-up against the 49ers.
The Giants road to the playoffs is going to get tougher in the weeks to come.