If there was ever a guy who likes to talk on the New York Giants football team, it is S Antrel Rolle. It was this time last year when Rolle said the Giants needed to forget about their injuries and sacrifice for one another. That chatter apparently paid off, as the Giants reeled off six straight victories to end their championship season.
Rolle was also the same one to come back at Cincinnati Bengals’ WR A.J. Green after Green said the Giants’ defense had holes in it. Apparently, that chatter didn’t work out because Green was able to find the holes en route to a big day for the Bengals. Rolle has a new message for the Giants now.
“I don’t see enough dog out there on the field,” Rolle stated. Rolle wants to see more fight, and he is right. The Giants spent the majority of the week praising Washington Redskins’ QB Robert Griffin III, and after the game, the defenders can be seen giving him long words of encouragement.
The Giants may be taking this position for granted, especially those who have two rings. It shouldn’t be just enough to be defending champions. The Giants should want to defend their crown for as long as possible, and go into next season as two-time defending champions. These last four games will indicate what the Giants are about when January comes around.
There should be no more waiting around for the Giants. The defense does not need to be complimentary of their opponents anymore. They need to make plays and play smart. The way the Giants played against the Green Bay Packers and QB Aaron Rodgers needs to be the way they play every Sunday from here on out.
Let’s make no mistake about this. All four of their remaining games are winnable games. It will be difficult to get victories against the Baltimore Ravens and the Atlanta Falcons in their places, but no team has showed the ability to travel and get victories like the Giants. No one.