Antrel Rolle is delusional

Here's one of Rex Grossman's 21 completions against the Giants' D, this one with Antrel Rolle in coverage.

On WFAN with Joe and Evan today, Antrel Rolle had some pretty ridiculous things to say:

We, as a team, and as an organization, we know that the Washington Redskins is not a better team than us.  I mean, we know that hands down.  If we played them 100 times, they might win 5.  And you know, they won, that day.  It never leaves a good taste in your mouth when you lose to an opponent you know you’re better than.

Yeah… um… no.  From where I was sitting, Redskins receivers were running wide open the entire day, and Rex Grossman took advantage, torching the secondary (occupied by one Antrel Rolle) for over 300 yards.  The Giants couldn’t block anyone, as the Redskins, save for one Brandon Jacobs run of 14 yards, completely shut down the Giants run game.  They harassed Eli Manning all afternoon, sacking him 4 times, knocking him down on several other occasions, and forcing an intentional grounding call.  The Giants had a FG blocked.  The Redskins dominated in all three phases.

It’s not like this was some sort of flukey win.  The Skins got contributions from a wide array of players – Fred Davis was outstanding, rookie Chris Neild abused Giants vet David Baas multiple times, Santana Moss made some big plays, the consummate professional London Fletcher looked like a kid in a candy store being around the football all day, Ryan Kerrigan made a monster play, new guys Stephen Bowen and Josh Wilson contributed.  Hell, even DeAngelo Hall was sticking his nose in there and making tough tackles.  The entire second half was totally one-sided, and the Redskins’ revamped defense looks to be legit.

It’s almost comical for Antrel Rolle to say what he said, by the way, particularly after he was the one that made perhaps the dopiest play of the game for the Giants, when he foolishly speared a defenseless Redskins receiver that was on the ground (although Antrel’s version of that play is a little different).

The Giants are banged up.  Actually, that’s an understatement.  They’ve been decimated by injuries.  But let’s call it what it is: Right now, Sept 13, 2011, the Redskins are a better football team, and it showed in obvious fashion on Sunday.


  1. Joe says:

    His grammar is, well sad. Are good not is.

  2. Paul says:

    Aside from not saying anything, what would you expect him to say.
    We suck. The Redskins have our number. Which quite the opposite has been true.

    Kind of like Rex saying we could win the division. I would be ticked if he said “Hey, we suck”

    Yet i do agree with Carver on all his points. Especially his last one.



    1. CarverM says:

      The loser’s lament.

    2. I never understand the “What was he supposed to say” thing. How about just not saying “We’d beat them 95 times out of 100” when the other team just embarrassed you. It’s not like he was goaded into that comment. There was no direct question. He volunteered it on his own.

      1. Paul says:

        He should of kept his mouth shut but he didn’t and i don’t hate him for it. He is pissed, he believes his team is better then how they played. More times then not high emotion will cloud judgment.

        I guarantee the coaches remind the players of this comment before our next game

        Its just gonna make the next win against them that much sweeter.



  3. brisulph says:

    Can’t argue with your conclusion.

  4. Sameer says:

    Tynes only had the blocked FG, no other misses.

    1. Hmmm… You’re right. My mistake.

  5. livingonapear says:

    There’s one on every team, I suppose. The Eagles have Vince Young, the Cowboys have Keith Brooking. The Redskins….have their owner.

  6. CarverM says:

    I would have agreed with him after the first half. During halftime, I felt like we were lucky to be in a tie ball game and that the Giants missed some opportunities to get (and keep) a lead. Perhaps I was just conditioned to feel this way after losing to the Giants for so long.

    But not after the 2nd half. That 2nd half was no accident. A different Redskins team came out of the locker room and won in convincing fashion–in dominating fashion. It will be a completely different matchup next time around, but until then–the Redskins are unquestionably the better ball team.

    The fact that a Giants player feels the need to come out and talk like this just highlights one of the ways that the 2011 Redskins are a better team.

    1. cwel87 says:

      The last point is the clincher.

  7. Jay Walker (GIB) says:

    Does he say this again next week if they lose to the also-decimated Rams?

  8. BigBlueIntervention says:

    yeap. Antrel opens his big mouth. Oh well, still not as bad as some of the shit he said last year.

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