Found December 05, 2012 on The Other Paper:
Washington-redskins-new
It was no secret that the New York Giants praised the talents of Robert Griffin III leading up to their game with the Washington Redskins new superstar but now, after the Giants 17-16 loss to their division rivals, one New York player thinks his team showed too much respect. On Tuesday, Antrel Rolle jumped all over his Giants teammates for showing too much love for RGIII even before the two teams hit the field. "I think we need to start giving more credit after the game as opposed to before the game," Rolle said during his weekly appearance on WFAN radio.  "Personally, that's not anything I've been too fond of.  Do I respect my opponents?  I respect them. You know, I'll give credit when credit's due.  But I'm not going to kiss anyone's butt before the game.  That's something that I'm never, ever going to do as long as I'm playing the game of football. "I think we just need to get back to being a little nasty, having a nasty attitude, get a little more dog in us, and go out and play the game." The Giants (7-5) have squandered a 2-1/2 game lead in the NFC East and now hang on to a one game lead over both the Redskins (6-6) and Dallas Cowboys (6-6) with four games to play. The Giants face one of the toughest stretches of their schedule during what Rolle is calling a "dogfight." Rolle is under the impression that the Giants have lost their edge and "at certain times we did get pushed over" by the hungrier Redskins on Monday night. "Play the game physical, play the game tough, play the game hard and we'll give hugs and kisses after the game," he said.  "But while that game is going on, we respect no one.  That's how the game of football needs to be played." At times, the Giants have looked like the best team in the NFL — as a 26-3 win over the 49ers and 38-10 beat-down against the Packers can attest.  But when Rolle says he doesn't see enough "dog out there on the field," he doesn't mean poodles. Some of the Giants players were criticized for seemingly sucking up to the Redskins quarterback after the game as well — looking more like the lapdogs than the junkyard breed. "I don't see enough manhandling out there on the field," he said.  "And I don't see us putting opponents away when we know we could. "We need to go out there and just play ball, man," added Rolle.  "Go out there and have that dog mentality and go out there and make it happen."
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

DB Rolle, Giants ready to show some more fight

Antrel Rolle wants to see a little more of the dog from the New York Giants, and not just the defense. This dog isn't a blitz though. The veteran safety who is the sparkplug on that side of the ball said Wednesday that the Giants (7-5) need to start showing the tenacity of one of those nasty dogs who is not out to make any friends if it wants to get back to the playoffs. The...
SNAZZY SHOES

RG3 unveils new adidas Quickframe cleats

Earlier in the week, Robert Griffin III previewed the new Adidas crazyquick football cleat that will become available in Spring 2013. From adidas public relations contact Michael Ehrlich: Hitting stores in Spring 2013, the adidas crazyquick is a revolution in football cleat traction technology and features a QUICKFRAME plate which includes: QuickStuds: Improve traction during cuts...

Giants defensive end calls team soft

After the New York Giants 17-16 defeat to the Washington Redskins Giants safety Antrel Rolle told WFAN that he and his teammates need to get "nasty" and show the "dog" inside them. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul agrees with Rolle. “I'm behind Rolle 100 percent,” Pierre-Paul said via CBSSports.com. “We've been playing like we haven't. I think...

RGIII: God is on our side

Want to know how the Washington Redskins are pulling of one miraculous win after another that has one of the worst teams in the NFL last season on the cusp of a potential playoff spot? Robert Griffin III knows how...and he says the team needs to give their thanks to a higher power. "God's on our side," Griffin said Tuesday, according to The USA Today. Wait a second...

Robert Griffin III’s Presence Spurs Wizards to Victory Over Heat for Just Second Win of Season (Photo)

RGIII is a pretty big deal. On Monday night, Robert Griffin III led his Washington Redskins to a 17-16 win over the New York Giants, moving the team to 6-6 and keeping their faint playoff hopes alive for at least another week. In the game, Griffin went 13-for-21 passing for 163 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions, adding 72 yards in five carries on the ground, as well. Despite...

The Assist: Robert Griffin III courtside for Heat vs. Wizards

Robert Griffin III and his fianceé were spotted courtside for Wizards vs. Heat. Perhaps the Wizards took inspiration from RG3 on the sidelines as they defeated the Heat 105-101 even though LeBron James had his 33rd triple-double. King James stat line for the night, 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. The Heat take on [...]

Redskins defeat Giants 17-16 at FedEx Field

“We won the game. That’s all that matters” said Robert Griffin III after the Redskins pulled off an upset of the NFC East leading Giants. With Monday nights win the Washington Redskins remain in contention for a NFC Wild Card spot and still have a chance to win the NFC East at 6-6. The loss drops the Giants to 7-5. The Giants were a three point favorite entering the game. The...

Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck Have Stolen Headlines, But Russell Wilson Deserves Just As Much Hype

Because Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were the No. 1 and 2 overall picks in the draft, it’s understandable that they’re generating the most hype. But don’t forget the rookie quarterback that everyone doubted that’s playing out in the Pacific Northwest, who’s putting up just as many wins and impressive stats. Russell Wilson may not have the Olympic-level speed that...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.