NEW YORK (WFAN) — Antrel Rolle made a splash this week with his critical comments toward the Giants’ “too uptight” head coach Tom Coughlin.

According to the New York Daily News, several Giants are upset with the outspoken safety, including defensive captain Justin Tuck.

“I haven’t talked to him yet, but it is on my agenda to call Antrel,” Tuck explained to the Daily News. “When I do, I will make a statement.”

While Rolle softened the blow by calling Tom Coughlin a “very caring, honest guy” on Monday, his “too uptight” blow was heard loud-and-clear.

“That’s where the problem comes with me, as a coach. When you’re talking about the coaching side of things, do I feel like things are a little too uptight? Yeah, I do,” Rolle told WQAM’s Sid Rosenberg. “Just let us have a little fun a little bit, man. I like the coach, I understand what he’s trying to do but he has to understand it’s 2011, man, things have changed.”

In addition to criticism toward Coughlin, Rolle had strong praise for Jets head coach Rex Ryan.

“People want to talk about Rex Ryan and this, that and the other. That team is going to war for him, they would die for him,” Rolle said.

The normally soft-spoken Kenny Phillips was also outspoken during the interview, leading some to wonder whether Rolle has become a clubhouse cancer.

“I was not trying to compare Coach Coughlin to Rex Ryan,” Phillips told the Daily News. ” The Giants have been great to me. That was just taken the wrong way.”

Comments (3)
  1. dabooch says:

    It looks like Rolle took one to many hits to the head, just look into his eyes.

  2. giants123 says:

    its all buisness when you cash that check well think about how we feel we take our giants serious and it seems like there is alot of watered down talent collecting big cash new york is the heart of america which means we have to hit harder and be tougher than anybody in the league we need some psychos on defense next year has to be the year jerry do what you do best and go all out please man

  3. giants123 says:

    why dont the giants hire pepper johnson as defensive line coach we need coaches to strike a little fear into theese players they are all talk no heart i cant beleive we are not contending for another superbowl i hope we dont have to wait another 5 years this team should be competing for another superbowl this is the giants one of the greatest franchises in all sports what the hell is going on you can be a great athlete but if you have no toughness it dont matter jerry please do something make your mark go down in history as the greatest black GM in history you have a keen eye for talent but we cant keep getting theese project players linebackers and a shut down cornerback tightend another very good running back and a new center and bring back burress and there is our championship

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