Rex Grossman quiets Antrel Rolle

Updated: December 19, 2011, 4:41 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

Quarterback Rex Grossman said the Washington Redskins did take offense to Antrel Rolle's comments that the Giants would beat their division rival "99" out of 100 times.

Grossman said on SiriusXM NFL radio that the Redskins' coaching staff brought up Rolle's comments during the team's meeting on Saturday and were inspired entering their 23-10 victory over the Giants on Sunday.

"Definitely, how can you take that comment any other way," Grossman said when asked if the Redskins felt disrespected. "Ninety-nine out of 100 times they are going to beat us? And we beat them two in a row this year. I am not going to the casino with him anytime soon."

Rolle admitted on his weekly WFAN radio interview that the Redskins shut him up after sweeping the Giants in the regular season. After the Redskins beat the Giants in the season opener, Rolle said that the Giants were still the better team and "if we played them 100 times, they might win five." Last week on his radio appearance, he said he meant "99" times out of 100.

When asked on Monday how many times the Giants would beat this week's opponent, the Jets, out of 100 meetings, Rolle said he was done making those sorts of proclamations.

"I really think I am done answering that question," he said on WFAN. "Washington made me put my foot in my mouth on that question. I think I still have it in there."

Rolle said he didn't regret what he said but gave the Redskins credit for taking it to the Giants again.

"The Redskins were the better team than the New York Giants in the 2011 season," Rolle said. "That is not going to take away anything what I feel about the (Giants) organization. But words mean nothing. Actions definitely speak louder than words and they were definitely the better team in 2011."

"I don't go back on anything I say," he added. "As Giants, we don't fear any opponent."

Ohm Youngmisuk covers the Giants for ESPNNewYork.com.

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