Rolle talking smack about his own team

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:26 PM ET

For a number of seasons there has been talk about the Giants and questions about their heart and lack of leadership.

Now, they’re surfacing again, this time from safety Antrel Rolle, who was not happy with what he saw in the Giants 38-14 hammering at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts.

“I saw some things I wasn’t too fond of in that locker room,” Rolle said on WFAN. “I felt like there was no one who stepped up to the plate when the opportunity presented itself. I don’t take anything away from any player, I love my teammates, they are warriors. I felt in a situation like that something should have been done to a higher extent.”

Rolle is a newcomer to the Giants following five seasons with the Cardinals. He was the team’s top priority in free agency and signed a five-year, $37 million US deal. So far, he doesn’t like what he sees.

“I see little things here and there and it’s not all with the players,” Rolle said. “There’s a lot of other things that go on behind closed doors that a lot of people don’t know about. It’s not all about the players sometimes.

“Things have to change. If you want a team that has a competitive attitude and to have that dog mentality sometimes you have to let that team be a dog. Everything can’t be controlled. And right now everything is controlled within this organization. Everything is controlled.”

Rolle didn’t hold his criticism to the team and the coaching. He also didn’t like their travel schedule and thought they arrived at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday far too early.

“Two hours (as opposed to 31/2) is more than enough time to get done what you need to get done,” he said. “I feel like we were way too relaxed.”

Then they hit the field.

“No one was enthused, there was no excitement, there was no swagger out there on the field, it actually drove me crazy,” he said.

Not the best statements to make to win over your new teammates and coaching staff.


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