New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is feeling confident after last week’s bye, as he continues to get healthy after undergoing off-season back surgery.
“For the past three years, I’ve been rushing the passer, you just see fear in the quarterback’s eyes,” JPP said via the NY Daily News. “You see fear in the tackle’s eyes. They respect me. They know when they hit the field, they have a problem.
“And this week, they’re gonna have a problem.”
Pierre-Paul sounds very confident.
“Come this Sunday,” he said, “I’m rushing the passer, stopping the run. I’m gonna be all over that field. They better bring their ‘A’ game, that’s what I can tell you.”
JPP says he’s about 90 percent healthy.
“I went out there today and didn’t think too much,” he said. “I was bending the corner. I’m pretty sure I was all over the field. So I’m pretty good. I’m getting there.”
“It’s been eight games, and I say I feel like 90% now,” he added. “For those eight games, I’ve been playing like ‘How’s my back is gonna take this?’ I got to a point, I can’t think about that. I gotta go out and play the game.”
Pierre-Paul is ready to get on the field and take care of business.
“I just feel like it’s time for me to just go out there and handle my business,” he said.
There’s no doubt that JPP has a lot to prove. He’s been a big disappointment over the past two years.