Pierre-Paul is the NFC’s defensive player of the month

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The NFL remains firmly down with JPP.

The second-year player, drafted in the first round a year ago as a project, was twice named the NFC’s defensive player of the week in December.  He now has been named the NFC’s defensive player of the month, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.

I knew that I was going to have a great year this year,” Pierre-Paul told Vacchiano.  “I came in and last year [as a rookie] I had an alright season and I wanted to do better than what I did last year.  Next year, or next season in 2012, I should be better than this year.”

For the five games played in December and on January 1, Pierre-Paul had six sacks.  He also blocked a Dallas field goal that would have tied a key NFC East battle late in the game.