Pierre-Paul wins second defensive player of the week award in three weeks

AP

As a reader pointed out last night in response to the announcement of the Pro Bowl rosters, the NFL is down with JPP.

A day after making it onto the NFC squad despite not being on the fan ballot, second-year defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has been named the conference’s defensive player of the week for the second time in three games, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.

Pierre-Paul had five tackles and two sacks on Saturday, as the Giants beat the Jets, 29-14.  For the season, Pierre-Paul has 15.5 sacks.

Not bad at all for a guy who was drafted in 2010 as a project.  With his emergence, Osi Umenyiora suddenly has a lot less leverage.

34 responses to “Pierre-Paul wins second defensive player of the week award in three weeks

  1. JPP needs 9 tackles to set the NFL record for most tackles in a season (90) by a D-Lineman.

    (Note – The NFL has only been keeping track of tackles as an official stat since 2000 or so, but still …)

  2. the sepcial thing about JPP isnt the sacks…..its the tackles. his 81 are so far out in front of any other d-lineman that its not even funny. he doesnt even really know how to play football yet either. if injuries dont become an issue, we are witnessing the beginning of a very special career.
    this guy doesnt just look headed for canton….he looks like he may be one of the top few DE’s of all time.

  3. kd75 says:
    Dec 28, 2011 11:06 AM
    So to me, the Defensive POY comes down to: 1) Willis; 2) Allen; 3) Babin; 4) Ware; 5) Pierre-Paul

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    Allen: 18.5 sacks, 61 tackles, 1 Safety, 3 PD, 4 FF, season over in September.

    Babin: 18 sacks, 38 tackles, 0 Safety, 2 PD, 3 FF, season over last week.

    Pierre-Paul: 15.5 sacks, 81 tackles, 1 Safety, 6 PD, 2 FF, 1 FG Block, playing for division championship Sunday.

  4. Babin got the start because he was on the fan ballot, which is 1/3 of the vote (JPP wasn’t officially the starter at the beginning of the season; he was considered covering for Osi). JPP made the team strictly on the players ballot and coaches ballot… the fact that he even made the team with just 2/3 of the vote available to him shows he was VERY highly regarded by his peers.

  5. cleverbob says:
    Dec 28, 2011 11:42 AM
    Good thing the Eagles selected Brandon Graham instead of this crum-bum…

    Even better that the Eagles traded up in front of the Giants to draft him… Great move!!

  6. cleverbob says: Dec 28, 2011 11:42 AM

    Good thing the Eagles selected Brandon Graham instead of this crum-bum…

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    even better was that they traded up to get him, becuase they feared the Giants would pick him…LOL

  7. You’re also forgetting to include that if not for some crap tuck rule enforcement, that clearly showed Sanchez pose as a runner…JPP would’ve had another sack and forced fumble on top of that as well if the call wasn’t overturned.

  8. JPP is a monster. Not only is his line of scrimmage presence felt by opposing QBs on a week-to-week basis, but his sideline-to-sideline instincts and his ability to even make plays/tackles downfield is unheralded. You don’t often see a DL 20+ yards downfield making solo tackles or pursuing opposing running backs east and west like JPP does. He’s a monster at the line and flaunts the pursuit speed of a LB. The fact that he’s a “raw” talent should be terrifying for the opposition. The Jets game-planned to play away from JPP–how’d that work out? His stat line in the last three weeks was better than what most DLs put up in a full season. A well-deserved pro bowl spot and an exciting young talent in the NFL…

  9. Gawd, the dude has only been playing football for 5 years at all levels. Earlier this year they were worried about him being exhausted from having to play him too much. Imagine how good he’ll be in 2 years.

  10. .

    If he was drafted as a project, then a certain NYG D-line coach should be given at least a mention in the post. Perhaps an astute Giants fan could provide his name ?

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  11. Matt Stafford is the first NFL QB ever to throw for over 4500 yards and 36 or more TD’s and NOT make the Pro Bowl. It will be a long long time before that happens again, even in today’s pass happy game. Unless Stafford does it again next year and gets snubbed again. If a QB from a bigger market put up those numbers, they would be anointed the second coming.

    And can we quit talking about Eli’s comebacks? Stafford set an NFL all-time record this season with four comebacks from deficits of 14 points or more in one season.

    Better completion %, much better QB rating, way more TD’s, less INT’s. Should’ve been a simple vote, really.

  12. Did you know that the celebrated Jared Allen is a die-hard Raiders fan? It’s ironic. Just like how the Raiders only came into existence because the Vikings AFL team bolted to the NFL and then in Super Bowl XI the Raiders destroyed them 32-14.

  13. nflfollower says: Dec 28, 2011 12:19 PM

    Matt Stafford is the first NFL QB ever to throw for over 4500 yards and 36 or more TD’s and NOT make the Pro Bowl. It will be a long long time before that happens again, even in today’s pass happy game. Unless Stafford does it again next year and gets snubbed again. If a QB from a bigger market put up those numbers, they would be anointed the second coming.

    And can we quit talking about Eli’s comebacks? Stafford set an NFL all-time record this season with four comebacks from deficits of 14 points or more in one season.

    Better completion %, much better QB rating, way more TD’s, less INT’s. Should’ve been a simple vote, really.

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    What the does this comment have to do with this post?? There is no mention of Eli Manning or Matthew Stafford….if you want to blame anyone, blame the voters and not Eli…..they were very close in stats and other things were taken into consideration like comebacks, no running game, no defensive help whatsoever and the fact that Eli has more 400 yard games than any other QB ever. Stop whining or if you are going to whine, how about you actually comment in a post that is relevant.

  14. nflfollower says: Dec 28, 2011 12:19 PM

    Matt Stafford is the first NFL QB ever to throw for over 4500 yards and 36 or more TD’s and NOT make the Pro Bowl. It will be a long long time before that happens again, even in today’s pass happy game. Unless Stafford does it again next year and gets snubbed again. If a QB from a bigger market put up those numbers, they would be anointed the second coming.

    And can we quit talking about Eli’s comebacks? Stafford set an NFL all-time record this season with four comebacks from deficits of 14 points or more in one season.

    Better completion %, much better QB rating, way more TD’s, less INT’s. Should’ve been a simple vote, really.
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    Thanks. Now try posting your rant to a story about Stafford, Eli, or the Pro Bowl voting. This post has NOTHING to do with this story.

    I’m getting really tired of Lions fans whining “Boo Hoo. Nobody loves Matt Stafford.”

  15. Matt Stafford’s numbers are due in most part to Calvin Johnson. Eli Manning had a ton of new and young receivers in and out, and spread the ball around to all of them.

  16. I remember at the 2010 draft when the Giants announced Jason Pierre-Paul as the Giants 1st round draft pick and people were saying who?

    Just a year later he is a playmaker. I guess Jerry Reese knows more than draftniks.

  17. speaking of the eagles trading up and not grabbing jpp.
    how about trading up just to grab maclin and the giants drafted Hakeem Nicks to close out the first round. It’s not as drastic as graham and JPP, but Nicks is the better player as well.

  18. When a player wins the award against Mark Sanchez there should be an asterisk next to it. EVERYBODY looks good against the Jets awful QB and offense.

  19. speaking of the eagles trading up and not grabbing jpp.
    how about trading up just to grab maclin and the giants drafted Hakeem Nicks to close out the first round. It’s not as drastic as graham and JPP, but Nicks is the better player as well.

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    If nicks could learn to catch better. otherwise its equal.

  20. “And can we quit talking about Eli’s comebacks? Stafford set an NFL all-time record this season with four comebacks from deficits of 14 points or more in one season.

    Better completion %, much better QB rating, way more TD’s, less INT’s. Should’ve been a simple vote, really.”

    The difference is Eli’s comebacks were all in the 4th quarter and usually in the final 3 minutes. Stafford’s are second half comebacks.
    Much better QB rating? Its a 6 point difference. Thats hardly “much better”. Stafford also has more than a games worth of pass attempts over Eli. Give Eli 60 more pass plays and he’ll catch up to Stafford no problem. Yet despite that advantage Stafford has passed for less yards.

  21. Project? I thought this dude was a 1st round draft pick? 1st rounders arent projects. If you are calling switching a player from the postition he played in college to another position in the NFL, it happens all time. Good player, but I believe he is performing how a 1st round pick should perform.

  22. As a dolphins fan… I enjoy the pic of Sanchez getting his head bashed into the carpet. I also wanted Ireland to draft this kid… but we skipped by him. ugh!

  23. christianholzman says:Dec 28, 2011 2:38 PM

    Project? I thought this dude was a 1st round draft pick? 1st rounders arent projects. If you are calling switching a player from the postition he played in college to another position in the NFL, it happens all time. Good player, but I believe he is performing how a 1st round pick should perform.
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    No, he was a project because he has only Football for about 4-5 years. He only played ONE year of NCAA D1 college football, not to mention, ONLY 7 or 8 games. He played DE in college. First couple years at a junior college, one year D1, so yes, it is a project.

  24. 6ball says:
    Dec 28, 2011 12:16 PM
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    If he was drafted as a project, then a certain NYG D-line coach should be given at least a mention in the post. Perhaps an astute Giants fan could provide his name ?
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    Have to agree. Whoever he is, he’s been killing it for the G-men for years.

  25. Watching this guy play is like watching someone turn loose a silverback gorilla onto a crowd of innocent people. And he’s only going to get better.

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