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New York Giants players respond to A.J. Green’s dig

  • Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) runs after catching a pass against the Denver Broncos in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) runs after catching a pass against the Denver Broncos in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) and Antrel Rolle (26) tackle Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman (33) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) and Antrel Rolle (26) tackle Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman (33) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) runs after catching a pass against the Denver Broncos in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
  • New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) and Antrel Rolle (26) tackle Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman (33) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
  • Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Verbal war

Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green was on the New York Giants’ radar long before opening his mouth.

The NFL’s co-leader in touchdown receptions, Green created some controversy for Sunday’s game in Cincinnati yesterday in a radio interview with WFAN in New York City, saying there are areas to exploit in the Giants’ defense.

“I feel like they’ve got a lot of holes in their defense,” Green said.

Green had praised the play of the Giants’ defensive line before making his comment about holes in the defense, which obviously was a reference to the secondary.

Safety Antrel Rolle and his fellow defensive backs were reluctant to verbally strike back at Green, who is sixth in the NFL with 735 yards receiving and is tied for seventh in receptions (51). His eight TD catches share the league lead with James Jones of the Packers.

As much as he was pressed, Rolle would not say anything derogatory about Green.

“I’ll let my pads do the talking on Sunday. That’s how I approach the game,” Rolle said. “That’s how we approach the game, and if he sees me, he better duck.”

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