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Rolle gives his two 'senses' on solution

Sight and feel: That's what fans can use to recognize when the Giants right the ship

Updated: September 30, 2010, 8:01 AM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Antrel Rolle says when the New York Giants finally come together and everything starts to click, it will be something everybody will see right away.

As Phil Collins says, you'll will feel it in the air.

"You will see it," Rolle said. "We will feel it as an organization, as a team. You all will see it in the stands, you all will see it as reporters. It is not something that will go across the skyline, 'Giants are united, they are together.' [But] you all will feel it just as well as we will feel it."

The Giants say it's only a matter of time before they will put it all together. But they can't wait much longer. Riding a two-game losing skid into Week 4, the Giants have to find a way to beat the undefeated Chicago Bears (3-0) on Sunday night at home before traveling to Houston.

The Giants (1-2) don't start their journey through the NFC East gauntlet until Week 7, when they visit the Cowboys on "Monday Night Football." Well before that, the Giants must figure out their identity, what kind of team they want to be -- and who will lead the way.

Rolle stepped up and sounded the alarm last week when he wondered about the lack of leadership in the locker room and the "controlled" atmosphere around the organization.

He has since talked to both head coach Tom Coughlin and defensive captain Justin Tuck about his comments and he says the team took positive steps last week toward erasing the concerns he has.

None of that showed on Sunday when the Giants suffered a mental collapse and were flagged for 11 penalties, including five personal fouls after the whistle was blown. There were two critical turnovers inside the 5-yard-line and the Giants looked disgraceful at times during a home loss to Tennessee.

Coughlin said he has gotten some good vibes from his team this week.

"It's a good group of people," Coughlin said. "I think that we have to come together a little bit more. We do have some new additions to our team. I think we continue to preach 'team.' We are determined. We have great resolve."

Rolle is one of the new guys. He was also one of the Giants whistled for a personal foul after he retaliated for being hit in the facemask by hitting a Titan in the helmet.

Rolle and the Giants were embarrassed by their loss of composure. Players say they are focused on turning things around after last Sunday's frustrating loss.

"Whatever it takes," Rolle said of what it will take to fix the Giants. "If something is going to get done, it is not going to be anything that the outside world is going to know about, it is something that is going to take place in this locker room. Something will get done and eventually it will take place."

And when it does finally take place, Rolle says everybody will see it -- and feel it.

Ohm Youngmisuk covers the Giants for ESPNNewYork.com. Follow him on Twitter.

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