During Sunday night's telecast of the New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys game, NBC analyst Cris Collinsworth said safety Antrel Rolle was "barbequed" when there appeared to be confusion between Rolle and Corey Webster that allowed Bryant to run free for a long fourth-quarter touchdown.
Let's just say Rolle, who made his weekly appearance on WFAN Tuesday with Joe and Evan, was not happy about Collinsworth's criticism.
"Whenever there's a big play, you being the safety you're always the one who gets blamed. It's wrong, they don't know, the commentators don't know what coverage we're in. It drives my crazy," Rolle said.
"Commentators always want to point the finger as if they know what they're talking about. In reality they don't half of the time."
At this point, he was just getting warmed up.
"There was something wrong which shouldn't have happened," Rolle said. "I was in the right spot and I was exactly where I was supposed to be [on the Dez Bryant touchdown]."
"I understand what it looked like."
Coach Tom Coughlin Monday expressed "grave concern" over the continued mistakes in the secondary. Here was Rolle's take on the issue.
"We can get the job done, but every man has to have focus and every man has to be accountable for their own job," Rolle said. "We all play for each other, but if one person is wrong that's gonna make 11 people wrong at the end of the day. That's what we've been having, and that's what we cannot continue to have.
"In order for us to the defense we need to be and in order for us to make the postseason we need to clean that up and we need to clean that up now. Everyone needs to get on the same page.
"This is a message to myself, this is a message to the coaches, this is a message to anyone who has anything to do with our defense. Everyone needs to get on the same page and clean it up right now. There's no room for error at this point.
I don't always agree with Rolle, but he was practically screaming into the phone. I have to love the passion. Here is the full podcast.