NEW YORK (WFAN) — Antrel Rolle is questioning his team’s heart.
Considering the Giants (3-3) got their doors blown off by the Eagles in front of a national television audience on Sunday night, it’s hard to blame him.
Speaking to WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Tuesday, the Giants’ veteran safety didn’t hesitate to criticize his team’s effort in the 27-0 defeat, an outcome that came as a huge surprise considering the rivalry between the two teams, smack talk leading up to kickoff and the fact that Big Blue was coming off a three-game winning streak, in which it had scored at least 30 points in every game.
“We just got whupped. We got manhandled. We got punched in the mouth and we didn’t fight back,” Rolle said. “In my opinion, everybody deserved an ‘F.'”
The Eagles outgained the Giants 448 yards to 253 and had twice as many first downs (24-12). Eli Manning didn’t turn the ball over, but threw for just 151 yards and was sacked six times before being pulled late for backup Ryan Nassib.
“For whatever reason, we did not show up to play” on Sunday night,” Rolle said, adding, “They were tougher, they were meaner, they were stronger, they were faster and I think they dominated in all phases of the game.”
The loss was compounded by the season-ending knee injury suffered by No. 1 wide receiver Victor Cruz.
“I just can’t get it out of my head the way he was just out there screaming at the top of his lungs,” Rolle said. “That’s a hard pill to swallow. It really is, man.”
And it’s not going to get any easier as they travel to Dallas on Sunday to face the surging Cowboys, who are tied with the Eagles atop the NFC East at 5-1.
“They were the team that everybody made fun of and they’re proving everybody wrong,” Rolle said of Dallas, which is coming off a stellar 30-23 win over the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks in Seattle last week.
Rolle spoke about several other topics. To hear his complete interview, please click on the audio link below.