On Monday, Giants safety Antrel Rolle said "We can't be beat," a comment which no doubt made its way into the 49ers locker room.
Tuesday the outspoken defensive back, who recorded only two interceptions this season (fourth on the team) was at it again, trying to start a war of words on his weekly paid spot on WFAN sports radio.
After hearing 49ers tight end Vernon Davis say he "prayed" for the Giants to win, which ensured the home-field advantage for the 49ers, Rolle lobbed another verbal grenade, as reported in the New York Daily News.
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They better be careful what they ask for, Rolle said. Because their wish has been granted.
"Thats my take," he continued. "Ill take any opponent, any given day. Thats my attitude. If someone has a problem with it, oh well. But thats how I am. Thats how I was raised. I dont shy away from any opponent.
"My heart doesnt pump any Kool-Aid, only blood. Im ready for whenever, however, whatever, however it gets to me. Im ready for it.
Rolle was asked who he want the Giants to face in Super Bowl XLVI -- the Patriots or the Ravens?
I want the San Francisco 49ers, Rolle said. And were going to get them this Sunday.