Jason Pierre-Paul has been a shell of his usual self. He’s heard the chatter from people questioning his ability on the field and now he’s ready to hush a bunch of people up this season.
A year ago the once explosive defensive end elected to undergo back surgery one month before the New York Giants training camp. That of course limited his production on the field as he was only able to record two sacks during the 2013 season.
However, Pierre-Paul is ready to show and prove to the world that he’s back and ready to be the explosive pass rusher for the Giants that we are accustomed to seeing.
“I got something to prove this year and shut a whole bunch of people up,” he said Wednesday at Giants mini-camp, according to the New York Daily News.
“I’m flying to the ball,” Pierre-Paul said. “Last year … you couldn’t expect me to come in and do what I did two years or the year before that. It wasn’t going to happen. The doctor told me that. Then I got hurt with my shoulder, whatever. That’s actually when I started feeling better when I got hurt with my shoulder. I’m looking past that now, and I’m ready to start a new year.”
This year JPP has something to prove to the naysayers who doubted him after a lackluster season following his surgery. With his eyes on the ultimate prize, Pierre-Paul is ready to make an impact on the field immediately.
“Sky’s the limit,” Pierre-Paul said. “I’m a greedy guy when it comes to me playing or whatever.”
If his expectations are any indication on what’s to come, you can expect to see a faster, more aggressive pass rusher that records more than two sacks for the Giants this season.