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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.
âI'm behind Rolle 100 percent,â Pierre-Paul said via CBSSports.com. âWe've been playing like we haven't. I think we're a little soft, but I think we'll get there. We haven't played our best game this year, and I know that for a fact."
Pierre-Paul added via NFL.com:Â "As a defense, we have to make a statement," Pierre-Paul said. "We haven't made a statement ever since, I'll say, San Francisco. Well, I'm lying, because we did beat up on Green Bay quite a little bit. But, ever since then, we haven't made a statement. We've just been losing. And we're all not playing together. When you're a team, on an organization like this, you've got to play together as one.
"Otherwise, you'll keep going downhill."
Giants now hold just a one game lead in the NFC East over the Dallas Cowboys and Redskins. Â
The Giants final four games include the New Orleans Saints at home Dec. 9, the Atlanta Falcons away Dec. 16, the Baltimore Ravens away Dec. 23 and the Philadelphia Eagles at home Dec. 30.
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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 New York Giants are mad. After their Monday night loss to the Redskins, those that are students of the game knew that they would be.
Atypically for them at this stage of the season that means that they next team up on their roster has to pay a large tax for the events of the game prior.Â
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