Giants fans may have given up on 2011 and turned against their team, but within the locker room the expectation is still to make the playoffs. After back-to-back embarrassing performances in which the Gaints lost to the injury-plagued Eagles and were dominated by the Saints, impatience has set in. However, a 6-5 record and poor play as of late were not enough to keep Antrel Rolle from guaranteeing a postseason berth is still in order during a recent interview with WFAN.
“Absolutely. Absolutely,” Rolle said when asked about the Giants making the playoffs according Sports Radio Interview. “Let me tell you something, man — we’re going to fight. I don’t care how we fight, I don’t care what corner we’re going to back ourselves up to, and you know what, everyone might be off the Giants bandwagon which is fine, which is fine. We’ve only had us anyways and only need us to get to where we need to get to. If the fans want to be there, then be there. We would love to have you, we’ll be happy you’re there and appreciate you. But if you’re not there, if you jump off the bandwagon, that’s fine too.”
Apparently the Giants being booed at the end of November is an annual tradition. Exactly one year ago, Rolle appeared on WFAN and called out New York fans for booing after the first half of a game. As Brandon Jacobs would tell you, Giants fans have been up to the same old antics again this year whenever they don’t like what they see on the field.
As for the G-Men making the playoffs, that will require some serious work. They can probably afford one more loss, but with a game against the Packers, Jets, Redskins, and two against the Cowboys remaining on their schedule that is no easy task. As Brandon Marshall could tell Antrel, the playoff guarantee isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
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