Antrel Rolle took to the airwaves Tuesday in a weekly spot with WFAN, offering insight into why the Giants dropped Sunday night's game to the Eagles.
The play that's drawn the most discussion nationally this week has been DeSean Jackson's 50-yard catch and ensuing taunting penalty where he flipped the ball at Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.
"I like DeSean Jackson. DeSean Jackson is my boy," Rolle said, per Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. "But had I known he did what he did during that game, I would have did everything in my power to whack his ass out.
"I would never ever tell my teammates (to) do anything stupid or that would be costly to the team," Rolle added. "But there’s a way of you getting your point across between those white lines to let them know there’s no punks on this team. You’re not going to cheap-shot my quarterback and think you’re going to get away with it."
The second quote of course is a reference to Trevor Laws and Brian Rolle taking out Eli Manning after a Jamar Chaney interception in the first half.
"The truth of the matter is, that team is a good team, and I respect the Eagles," Antrel Rolle said. "But do they compare to us? Maybe. Are they better than us? Not at all. And that’s the thing that really gets under my skin. … There’s no way we should’ve lost that game."
After the first Eagles-Giants game, Antrel Rolle also said the Birds were "cheap-shotting" a little bit. He had two tackles during Sunday night's game and was not much of a factor.
The Giants are tied with the Cowboys atop the NFC East. The Eagles are two games back. Next up for them iis a trip to New Orleans to take on the Saints Monday night. The Giants then host the Packers before traveling to Dallas to face the Cowboys. According to Football Outsiders, the Giants have the second-most difficult remaining schedule in the NFL.