- What have you learned about Eli Manning that you maybe didn't know before joining the Giants?:
- "Something that I realized being a teammate as opposed to being an opponent of Eli Manning, I never knew how mentally tough he is. … This guy, man, he has that look on his face sometimes and it makes some people question him. That's just a look. He's extremely confident. He's that dude. He's the one that I consider that dude."
“Let me tell you something. We’re gonna fight, I don’t care how we fight, I don’t care what corner we’re gonna back ourselves up to, everyone might be off the Giants bandwagon, which is fine. We only had us from the beginning anyways. We only need us in order to get to where we need to. If the fans want to be there then be there, we would love you, we will love to have you there, we definitely appreciate you but if you’re not there, if you jump off the bandwagon, that’s fine, too. We’re gonna play ball regardless. We are professional football players. We are the New York Football Giants. We are not going to go out without a fight.”
NY Giant Antel Rolle via WFAN - NYPost
“I don’t worry about our schedule,’’ Antrel Rolle said yesterday with a trace of defiance. “I think our schedule needs to worry about us.’’
NY Giants Antrel Rolle, sporting his University of Miami cap today, deflected most of WFAN’s Mike Francesa’s questions on the U of M scandal. Not hard to do since Mike claimed ignorance of the details.
Mike is consistant with two things: One, being ill-prepared and two, cowering when he has a tough interview in front of him.
“If that’s the way Antrel [Rolle] feels, that’s fine,” Diehl said. “That’s the way he feels. This was his first year in New York and things are a lot different in New York and with the Giants than it is in Arizona. But when you do say those things, don’t say ‘We.’ You feel that way. I don’t feel that way. If you’re going to say it, say it. That’s fine. If you feel that way, you made the statement, that’s fine. I like Antrel. He’s a good guy, good player. But that’s the way he feels, not everybody.”
NY Giants S Antrel Rolle:
I’d like to see the Jets take it, I honestly would. I’m a firm believer in you get what you deserve. They’ve been working hard all year long. Do I think they’re the best team out there? I don’t think they’re the best team out there. You can name a lot of teams better than them. If you match us up against the Jets, do I think they’re a better team? No, I don’t think so at all.
But when it comes to their chemistry, I think their chemistry might be better than ours. I think they have a lot more fun than we have … At the end of the day, yeah, we’re professional athletes, we get paid a lot of money to do what we do but we’re all human. No one is a robot at this level. We do have feelings, we like to have fun.
People want to talk about Rex Ryan and this, that and the other, that team is going to war for him,” Rolle said. “They would die for him.
NY Giants S Kenny Phillips:
I would love to play for a guy like Rex. He goes to bat for his players. He’ll take the blame, he allows you to be you. He’s not asking you to hide. If you’re a guy who likes to talk, go out and talk, as long as you back it up. His guys are playing for him and I’d love to be a part of that.
Asked, “Who is Tom Coughlin?” Phillips said, “Honestly I don’t know. Still trying to figure it out. I’m going into my fourth year and I’m still trying to feel him out. He’s a strict guy, sometimes he’s kind of loose. He’s sort of like a general, especially the way he runs his football team. On a personal level he’s one of the best guys you could be around. Very caring. Honest guy.
As a coach?
Honestly, 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. If he just loosened up just a little bit, run the ship the way you want to run it, run the program the way you want to run it but let us have a little fun, because at the end of the day that’s what it’s all about.
He has to understand we have a great team, we don’t have guys with discipline problems. We’re going to pretty much handle our own outside of football. When it comes to football we’re going to take care of our business on the field. 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.
via Sid Rosenberg on WQAM in Miami - NYPost