The Antrel Rolle outburst has been discussed ad nauseum here, and elsewhere. I don't want to belabor it, but I found one Rolle quote this morning in a piece from Mike Garafolo that I had to pass along.
"I just saw a bunch of so-called leaders hanging their heads," the Giants’ safety said Wednesday. "So I said what needed to be said."
You have to wonder if that arrow is aimed at the body language of Justin Tuck, and maybe even the 'hang-dog' expression of Eli Manning when things don't go well.
To be honest, I'd like to see those guys get angry once in a while when things aren't going well and start getting in the faces of their teammates rather than shuffle off and look miserable.
Keith Bulluck is a Giant now, and happy to be one. The veteran linebacker let it be known Wednesday, though, that he was not happy with the way his exit from Tennessee after 10 seasons was handled.
Bulluck indicated that he did his rehab work with the goal of being ready by training camp and with the anticipation that the Titans would give him a call.
According to Bulluck, no call ever came, and he said as much in a conference call with Nashville reporters on Wednesday.
"You know what? Honestly that's bull-[expletive]. I was in Arizona. I rehabbed with the Titans for the first months," said Bulluck, who tore his ACL in December. "I was in New York for the next two, and I was in Arizona until my agent said the Giants wanted me to come there for a workout.
"The last time I saw [Titans team physician] Burton Elrod was in the beginning of May, and he told me I would be ready, definitely by camp. That was just with Burton. That had nothing to do with the Tennessee Titans. No one knew what was going on with me until I worked out with the Giants. And once everyone heard I had a great workout with the Giants and that I'm healthy and everything, I think that's when everything started."
What started it, said Bulluck, was the Titans' stance that Bulluck wanted to leave Tennessee – something he said was not the case at all.
"The only thing that bothered me was the whole after I signed with New York. Honestly and truthfully before that, there was no communication with anyone. Like everything that took place after that kind of bothered me and [expletive] me off a little bit. I know the hard work I put in to put myself in position to get on the team," Bulluck said. "Of course, I would have liked to have been with the team I was with for the past decade, and that wasn't able to happen. They never reached out to me, so I did what I had to do, and the aftermath of that, we all know. So that kind of annoyed me a little bit. Other than that, it's just business, and you move on and you go."
All I can say is I hope Bulluck has a huge game Sunday against his old team.
A few Giants-related numbers from Football Outsiders for you today.
Per FO's 'Team Efficiency' ratings the Giants are 20th in the league offensively, 12th defensively (a bit of a surprise to me that they aren't lower after Sunday) and 30th in the league on special teams thru two weeks.
Below, you can find the Giants individual stats thru the season's first two games.
|Kickoff Returns||Punt Returns|
|Lawrence Tynes||2||0 - 0||0 - 0||1 - 1||0 - 0||0 - 0||1||1||100.0%||6||6||100.0%||9|