Antrel Rolle: “I’ve Never, Ever Seen Tony Romo that Comfortable Going Up Against our Defense”

The New York Giants suffered a huge letdown in their season-opening loss to the Dallas Cowboys, and a depleted secondary is taking the majority of the blame for that. The G-men struggled to slow down Tony Romo and his receivers, and safety Antrel Rolle was again forced to chip in primarily as a cover guy.

Antrel Rolle joined Joe and Evan on WFAN in New York to discuss the tough loss to the Cowboys in the opener and the urgency to improve quickly.

On if they were suffering from the effects of a Super Bowl hangover in the opener:
“We weren’t really aware of anything that was taking place before the game because we were in the locker room just preparing, but was there a hangover? I don’t think it had anything to do with a hangover. I just think that the Dallas Cowboys were the better team that night and it came out. And I think they wanted it a little bit more than we did.”

On what went wrong against the Cowboys:
“We have to win the one-on-one matchups and we have to do what we’re assigned to do as far as assignment and technique and dropping to your landmarks and playing the guy within your area, squeezing points that need to be squeezed, making plays when the opportunity presents itself. And I don’t think we did such a good job of that last Wednesday night. I think we definitely have to clean it up, we definitely have to get more crisp in our approach and more crisp in our assignments, but most of all, we have to have that attack mentality that ‘I’m going to make the play, not you.’”

On Tony Romo’s performance last Wednesday:
“I’m not surprised by his play. In my eyes, Tony Romo has always been a good quarterback. He’s a quarterback that can extend the plays and keep it going. He was just a little bit too comfortable for my liking. I just felt like he was a little bit too comfortable and I’ve never, ever seen Tony Romo that comfortable going up against our defense.”

On having to get back on track quickly with the potentially underrated Buccaneers on deck:
“We gotta pick it up, man. There’s not too much more to say about it, we definitely have to pick it up. … Last year is last year, it has nothing at all to do with this year. And that’s our approach.”

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