Postgame Safety Antrel Rolle - 11/4

Posted Nov 4, 2012

Safety Antrel Rolle on the defense's performance in the Giants loss to the Steelers

ROLLE: In this league, we can’t really worry too much about what the offense does. We have to do our best as a defense to try to limit the points on the board and try to do effectively what we’re doing as a unit and we just came up short today. We didn’t get the stops when we needed to.

Q: Did you feel that you would be able to stop them on that last drive and get the ball back for the offense?
A: That’s something that we all hope for as a defensive unit and one broke through. It’s just something that we definitely have to key on. It’s unacceptable as a defense and we will clean it up.

Q: What were the Steelers doing in the run game?
A: I don’t know. I really can’t tell you what it is until we go back and watch film, but for whatever it was, he kept getting in the second level. We just have to do a better job as a unit. We can’t single any unit out – defensive line, linebackers, and safeties. You can’t single them out. It’s a collective group effort.

Q: Were you surprised they were able to run the ball so well with two running backs out?
A: I wasn’t surprised, but it’s definitely not something that we’re fond of or something that we want to allow with this defensive unit. We practice hard and we’re better than that as a unit. So we just have to just get back to the basics and get back to the fundamentals of doing what we do best.

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