Antrel Rolle annoys Eagles with NFC East talk

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It sounds like Giants safety Antrel Rolle has made some enemies in Philadelphia.

On Monday, Rolle dismissed the notion that the defending champion Eagles are the team to beat in the NFC East this year, and said the division was weak last year.

He stood by those comments on Wednesday.

"I said what I said," Rolle said. "That’s no discredit to Philly. Obviously they were the best team in our division last year. They finished 10-6. That’s an awesome record for any team in the NFL. I said what I said. Division was weak, in my opinion. That doesn’t discredit Philly under any means. If they want to take it that way, then so be it. The game still has to be played come Sunday."

Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin sounded miffed by Rolle's comments.

"He talks too much," Maclin said Wednesday, according to colleague Phil Sheridan.

Maclin also talked about the photo a Giants fan tweeted Tuesday, showing Giants cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Prince Amukamara making "0" signs with their hands, standing on either side of the fan wearing an Eagles jersey which trumpets the fact that the Eagles have never won a Super Bowl.

"Anybody can live in the past, man," Maclin said. "We just have to go out there and take care of business, we'll be all right. We'll continue to go out there and win. I don't care how we win. We can win 2-0. We can win 50-49. As long as we go out and win."

The showdown between the 4-1 Eagles and 3-2 Giants is still four days away -- we'll see if the trash talk intensifies in the next few days.

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