The New York Giants played pretty well enough on Sunday night to win, but were let down by an offense that turned the ball over six times against the Dallas Cowboys.
Still Antrel Rolle saw enough to feel really confident about where this Giants defense can go.
The Giants will now hunker down and prepare for a visit from Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Rolle and the Giants saw Manning’s seven touchdown display on opening night and understand the task at hand.
Rolle acknowledge that Manning is great at what he does, but also told the New York Daily News that the Giants “defense isn’t scared of Manning either.”
“Peyton Manning is Peyton Manning, definitely one of the best quarterbacks to play this game,” Rolle said, via the New York Daily News. “Hall of Fame quarterback, but I don’t see all of that come Sunday. We go out there and play ball. We play against him as we play any other quarterback. This is no time for fear and no one on the defense is going to fear Peyton because we’re going to go after him as we do any other quarterback.”
Rolle emphasized that the key to slowing Manning down is to hit him, and make him uncomfortable early.