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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Rolle: 'We don't plan on being upset'

By Mike Mazzeo

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin may not like the bye, but safety Antrel Rolle does.

“My body’s banged up,” Rolle said Wednesday during his weekly appearance on WFAN. “I can’t even feel my fingers, they’re jammed every which way. But the bye allows us to get some of our key players back and get them healthy. I think it came at the right time.”

During the Giants Week 7 bye, Rolle will be hanging out in Miami. Then he’ll come back up to New Jersey on Monday for practice.

The 4-2 Giants host the winless Dolphins on Oct. 30, and Rolle doesn’t think his team is going to have a post-bye letdown.

“We don’t plan on being upset on Sunday,” Rolle said.

Rolle thinks at worst the Giants should’ve won five of their first six games heading into the bye. But due to some mental errors and missed assignments, it didn’t happen.

“The biggest thing is being smarter, more disciplined in our technique and not beating ourselves,” Rolle said when asked what the team needs to improve going forward. “In a couple games, we beat ourselves.”

Rolle knows the Giants have a very difficult schedule on the horizon, but feels like the team will be ready.

“We have to make sure we keep our eye on the prize, and I’m sure we will,” Rolle said. “We’re gonna be ready for battle. We don’t take anyone lightly.”