How about one last look at the mouth of Antrel Rolle in the rear view mirror before we move on?
Chick Hernandez told us about Rolle’s sort-of concession that the Redskins might not be such a bad team after all on Monday in Redskins Talk. But the Giants’ safety also used the occasion of his postgame presser to throw his teammate, running back Ahmad Bradshaw, under the bus.
When asked about what went wrong on Sunday, Rolle said, “this s--t started in practice.”
“I’m not calling anyone out. It’s not about individuals,” Rolle said. “What I’m saying is this – and quote me on this – if you’re going to play Sunday … granted, some injuries you can’t practice through, I understand that. But little nicks and bruises? If you can push through it, push through it because your team needs you.”
According to New York Post reporter Ralph Vacchiano, it was not hard to figure out where Rolle was pointing the finger. During the week only Bradshaw and defensive end Justin Tuck missed practice due to injury but still played against the Redskins. Rolle specifically praised Tuck’s play so that left Bradshaw, who has been struggling with a foot injury for several weeks.
Bradshaw performed reasonably well given the lack of practice time. He was New York’s leading rusher in the game as he picked up 58 yards on 10 carries and he scored the Giants’ only touchdown.
Rolle was largely invisible during the game, posting four tackles and no passes defensed.
It doesn’t seem like all that practice did him much good.