Giants S Antrel Rolle planned to use his bye week vacation, which began Wednesday, to the best of his advantage.
And that meant just hanging out on his couch at home.
"To do exactly what I’m doing now, I’m laying on my couch in Miami, relaxing and chillin', that’s my plan," Rolle said Wednesday. "The weather’s not so good down here right now. I just want to relax and get football off the brain for a moment, at least ‘till Sunday because I will be tuned in on Sunday watching all the great matchups."
Rolle won't venture out to the Broncos-Dolphins game Sunday to get a closeup view of the upcoming opposition, however. He'll watch it on television instead.
And no, he won't underestimate 0-5 Miami, no matter what happens in that game. He knows that even the worst team in the league -- and the Dolphins look like exactly that right now -- can win a game every now and then. He just doesn't want that time to come next week against his 4-2 club.
"Not at all, I can only speak for myself when I say that," Rolle said. "I go into each and every game as an intense battle. I never take any opponent lightly because this is the NFL and everyone knows in the NFL it’s any given Sunday. They say that for a reason.
"We have upsets each and every week in the league. We don’t plan on being that upset some Sunday so I’m sure the Giants as a team, as an organization will be the best-prepared team come Sunday."
Rolle said he feels good about where the team is heading. But readers should know that he felt good about it during the bye last year, too, as the Giants got off to a 5-2 start.
They went 5-4 the rest of the way, with terrible losses to Philadelphia and Green Bay that knocked them out of the playoff picture.
"I felt good about the team last year at the bye and I feel good about the team this year at the bye," he said. "We just have to make sure we finish out this season better than we did last season. I’m sure we will. We have some very tough opponents ahead of us but at the same time we’re ready for it."