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Jason Pierre-Paul says Brady flinched in face of Giants’ pressure

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Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul thinks he and the rest of the Giants’ pass rush got inside Tom Brady’s head when the teams played during the regular season.

In his media availability today, Pierre-Paul said he thinks the Giants’ pressure will have a significant impact on Brady, and Pierre-Paul bases that on the fact that during the previous Giants-Patriots meeting, Brady was hurrying his throws because he was worried about the Giants getting to him.

“I think it will have much impact on his performance because if you look at Week 9, when we played them, it’s like he felt us,” Pierre-Paul said. “When we looked back on the film, we watched the film, and we didn’t really rush like we can rush as a defense. He was throwing balls on the ground and stuff.”

Pierre-Paul said that when they played before, Brady was reacting to pressure that wasn’t really there. So just think, Pierre-Paul said, about how much they can rattle Brady if the pressure really is there.

“He did react to pressure that didn’t exist, and he was just throwing the ball places where there wasn’t even a receiver there,” Pierre-Paul said. “Imagine us getting there even faster and actually doing our jobs and getting hits on him.”

In the Patriots’ 24-20 loss to the Giants in the regular season, Brady threw a season-high 49 passes, completing 28 of them for 342 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Giants sacked him twice and forced him to fumble once. Pierre-Paul sees another game ahead where Brady will be throwing often, and the Giants will have to force him to make mistakes.

“It’s going to be a battle,” Pierre-Paul said. “We have to get there. We have to.”

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  1. prettytonyt says: Feb 2, 2012 6:50 PM

    this team talks more than the jets but nobody calls them out

  2. towniesman says: Feb 2, 2012 6:51 PM

    in the league for two years an another big mouth that knows everything…..just shut up an play

  3. jakek2 says: Feb 2, 2012 6:51 PM

    Before everyone starts yapping “Shut Up Giants”, if it weren’t for the “mouthy” Giants all of you would be up to your eyeballs in “will Peyton play or not play” threads which has been beaten to death and which death has been beaten into deader death. Thank your lucky stars that the Giants have made these 2 weeks tolerable.

  4. bigjdve says: Feb 2, 2012 6:52 PM

    This is a young guy that hasn’t played a QB like Brady in the playoffs. Yes, they beat a rusty Aaron Rodgers, however Brady in the playoffs is something different. And to be honest, I have seen some of what made Brady a 3 time SB champion in his playoff attitude this year.

    I think this pup should learn to talk less until he has the hardware to back it up.

    Regular season doesn’t mean jack in the playoffs. Don’t believe me, ask the packers.

  5. steelcurtainn says: Feb 2, 2012 6:53 PM

    Two for flinching Thomas. If the Giants pass rush gets to him the pats will fold.

  6. nfl1818 says: Feb 2, 2012 6:54 PM

    my lord , this story won’t go away – Giants talk is getting very close to the line, which is great news for Pats fans. The football gods are watching . . .

  7. situsavaisprier says: Feb 2, 2012 6:55 PM

    Actually he is right. Before people start going crazy go look at some video clips from the game. I recall one sack in particular where Brady already stepped up and for some reason moved in a funny way and was sacked from behind. That sack I thought shouldn’t have happened as Brady could have at least thrown the ball away.

    Lastly, Brady isn’t the only QB that has done this. I’ve seen Romo do it to name another QB. The Eli of old used to simply throw passes anywhere near WR’s, even if they are well covered just to get out of a sack or avoid pressure.

  8. geeee7 says: Feb 2, 2012 6:57 PM

    maybe pierre-paul was getting information from two guys (tuck and umenyiora) who know something about rattling a big time quaterback in the super bowl

  9. db105 says: Feb 2, 2012 6:58 PM

    Good thing that the Giants D was so porous that game because Brady and the Pats scored so quickly and easily that it left enough time for Eli and the Giants to comeback.

  10. tiffpats4eva says: Feb 2, 2012 6:59 PM

    I hope the gmen never shut up.

  11. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 2, 2012 7:00 PM

    prettytonyt says: Feb 2, 2012 6:50 PM

    this team talks more than the jets but nobody calls them out
    ——–
    Because they’re actually speaking truth, DOOFUS. You just happen to not like it. The Jets talk fantasies that don’t ever happen. Big difference.

  12. dalyman3 says: Feb 2, 2012 7:00 PM

    Once again the Media blows everything out of proportion….

  13. 69finfan says: Feb 2, 2012 7:06 PM

    Not a Giants or Pats fan but I am a JPP fan as he played for and graduated from my Alma Mater, USF. He has been talking quite a bit for a 2nd year pro but he has been backing it up. If it works out for him and the Giants he’s genius, if not well, not so much. At least he showed up for his media availability and had something to say unlike the other NY Bum who just blew it off. Go AFC!

  14. laidlowo says: Feb 2, 2012 7:06 PM

    People do realize these players are in media sessions and are asked questions and when they answer …they are talkn smack….the media is running gms..LOL

  15. dbellina says: Feb 2, 2012 7:06 PM

    Did Brady flinch when he threw that TD pass with 2 minutes left?

  16. rushmatic says: Feb 2, 2012 7:07 PM

    Could be a positive for the Giants, as it would be for any team (Ravens included — I think they’re scarier). But if it is, then it’s a positive for the Pats, too, as the Giants line Sucks. Captial “S”.

    Say what you want about our defense being bad, but our front 7 should wreak some havoc on Manning. That’s the hope, anyway.

  17. situsavaisprier says: Feb 2, 2012 7:07 PM

    I also like how many stories are made to look like the player is trashing another player, or out to be the bad guy. Hear are his quotes in order.

    “He did react to pressure that didn’t exist, and he was just throwing the ball places where there wasn’t even a receiver there,” Pierre-Paul said. “Imagine us getting there even faster and actually doing our jobs and getting hits on him.”

    “He’s a great quarterback. If you give him time in the pocket to pick on your secondary and throw the ball, he is going to hurt you. He is going to hurt you,” Pierre-Paul said. “Us, as a D-line, we know that the pressure is mostly going to be on us. If we don’t rush, then he has all day to throw the ball. Everybody knows that.”

    “I put it on us. I put it on the D-line to go out there and perform well. We have to perform well and get to Tom Brady quick. We just have to play all-out and give it all we’ve got. We can’t feel sorry for ourselves.”

    Amazing, now when you are talking you have to kiss every players’ but instead of speaking the truth so people won’t say you are talking trash. I definitely don’t see trash here.

  18. EJ says: Feb 2, 2012 7:07 PM

    I hope the Giants pound Tom Fraidy into the turf.

  19. foxboro24 says: Feb 2, 2012 7:07 PM

    I was there jpp is right. Let’s see if Brady can bounce back

  20. phillynac says: Feb 2, 2012 7:08 PM

    He was so rattled that he drove them down the field for a touchdown in about a minute to take the lead with 1:30 left until the defense gave it up with like 5 seconds to play.

  21. situsavaisprier says: Feb 2, 2012 7:10 PM

    I also ask that people try to go to sites that actually cover both teams for full quotes. This story look like a shot at Brady, when really Pierre Paul is saying what the Giants defense, particularly d-line, has to do. He gave Brady his props, so enough with the over-sensitivity.

  22. oscojoe says: Feb 2, 2012 7:13 PM

    There must be something in the water in NY/NJ, all new yorkers like to run their mouth rather then let there play do their talking!

  23. jakek2 says: Feb 2, 2012 7:14 PM

    phillynac says:
    Feb 2, 2012 7:08 PM
    He was so rattled that he drove them down the field for a touchdown in about a minute to take the lead with 1:30 left until the defense gave it up with like 5 seconds to play.
    ————
    Relax guy. Don’t make it sound like the Pats went right down the field unscathed. Giants D rushed Brady into throwing 3 straight prayers to Gronk. The third one on 4th and goal from the 12 only became a TD after an arguable pushoff by Gronk on Boley.

    You didn’t even watch the game did you? Probably too busy crying about your “Dream Team” haha

  24. jg725 says: Feb 2, 2012 7:14 PM

    First of all – NO ONE could talk more than the jets.
    And this team is actually in the super bowl for the 2nd time in 4 years – and the jets…….. never mind – i was only 2yrs old the last time they got there.
    Basically – you earn the right to say what you want – WHEN YOU WIN – jets haven’t quite gotten there yet……………

  25. jakek2 says: Feb 2, 2012 7:18 PM

    rushmatic – Our line is just fine otherwise Eli wouldn’t have thrown for nearly 5K. Don’t put too much stock in that SF game. We were playing in a monsoon against the best defense in the league and still put up 300+ pass yds.

    Brady couldn’t do squat last week against a very overrated and old Ravens team. The Ravens have 1 Suggs. We have 5.

    Be Fraidy. Be very fraidy.

  26. jakek2 says: Feb 2, 2012 7:20 PM

    dbellina says:
    Feb 2, 2012 7:06 PM
    Did Brady flinch when he threw that TD pass with 2 minutes left?
    —————-
    Are you referring to the 4th and goal TD pass where Gronk pushed off? Why not talk about the previous 3 downs where he threw 2 other back foot prayers to Gronk in triple coverage because JPP was hanging on his neck?

    You didn’t watch the game either did you?

  27. nyfan63 says: Feb 2, 2012 7:26 PM

    Man, I wish the Giants would just stop talking! I’m a Giants fan and even I’m beginning to find it obnoxious. From everything I hear Tom Brady has never looked as focused as he does this week. This guy thrives on proving people wrong and all he’s heard this week is how Eli is playing better than he is (from the media) and how he’s going to wilt like a hothouse flower under the Giants pass rush (from the Giants pass rush). This Cat is gonna come out smokin,’ and if the Giants don’t bring their absolute A+ game they’re gonna be in a world of hurt fast. SHUT UP AND PLAY!!

  28. jarrman46 says: Feb 2, 2012 8:01 PM

    How in the world is this Giants team not undefeated. They can apparantly dominate any quarterback.

  29. armchairqb says: Feb 2, 2012 8:25 PM

    dbellina says: Feb 2, 2012 7:06 PM

    Did Brady flinch when he threw that TD pass with 2 minutes left?

    ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

    No, but the ref sure did when he decided not to call Gronkowski on that horrifically obvious offensive PI to get the TD in the first place …

  30. brintfatre says: Feb 2, 2012 8:33 PM

    Usually the team that does the most trash talk before the Superbowl loses.

  31. nyjalleffingday says: Feb 2, 2012 8:39 PM

    @prettytonyt

    Why do you think there are Jets fans rooting for the Patriots? The Giants obnoxiousness is absolutely unbearable.

  32. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Feb 2, 2012 8:39 PM

    Why should the GIANTS be all scared of a team that did not beat a team with a winning record during the regula season ?

  33. thumper00 says: Feb 2, 2012 8:41 PM

    Someone must have told him this, this guy does not have the intelligence to see some thing like that on film…. DUMB as a 2×4, DUMB DUMB.

  34. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 2, 2012 8:53 PM

    brintfatre says: Feb 2, 2012 8:33 PM

    Usually the team that does the most trash talk before the Superbowl loses.
    ——
    Right, Sherlock. But since no one from either team has done so, what conclusion can you draw?

    Right. None. SHAAAADDDDAAAAAAPPPPP

  35. jnbnet says: Feb 2, 2012 8:53 PM

    EJ says:
    Feb 2, 2012 7:07 PM
    I hope the Giants pound Tom Fraidy into the turf.

    I hope Goober gets pounded by the Patriots

  36. abninf says: Feb 2, 2012 8:54 PM

    bigjdve says: Feb 2, 2012 6:52 PM

    Yes, they beat a rusty Aaron Rodgers, however Brady in the playoffs is something different.

    ————————————————-

    You people act like he won the last 5 Superbowls. What’s his playoff record since ’07?

  37. lanman11 says: Feb 2, 2012 9:15 PM

    Well, JPP……what if you don’t? I mean, what if you DON’T get there? Because from my recollection the pressure wasn’t all that. I mean, it wasn’t as totally overwhelming as your buddies make it out to be. So, if that is the case, and Brady, with your help, realizes his mistake, i.e the pressure isn’t always there because you all got blocked………….well……what now? I mean, I expect you will get there ……some. But what if they shrug it off and line up again for the next play? What if they don’t pick up their water bottles and go home? What then? What if they just win more plays than they lose, and they are OK with that, and they don’t crumble like you think they will because a few plays went bad? What then? I mean, that guy…………that Brady guy……..he’s not bad. I mean, for a fraidy cat in a skirt, he’s kind of a baller, you know? And those other guys in front of him? They are getting paid too. What if you are not all powerful, like you make yourselves out to be? What then Jason? What then? WHAT THEN?? Jason???? Jason!!???

  38. gcsuk says: Feb 2, 2012 9:18 PM

    I can see why Osi “missed” the mandatory media session. ANYTHING they say is taken out of context and turned into “trash talk”. I must give the Patriots credit though…they seem to have chosen their words very carefully, and not given the media anything to twist around.

    It seems to be getting very ugly for the Giants. I would normally be surprised that Coughlin hasn’t done anything to reign it in, but this really does seem to be more media-driven.

  39. tiffpats4eva says: Feb 2, 2012 9:22 PM

    @abninf

    What was the Giants record after the 07 Super Bowl? Didn’t they miss the playoffs the following season?

  40. sejwick says: Feb 2, 2012 9:28 PM

    eigglesnosuperbowls says:
    Feb 2, 2012 8:39 PM
    Why should the GIANTS be all scared of a team that did not beat a team with a winning record during the regula season ?
    —————-

    The Giants backed into the playoffs. 9-7 is embarrassing for a playoff team. Losing twice to the Redskins is even more embarrassing.

  41. nfl1818 says: Feb 2, 2012 9:35 PM

    “Relax guy. Don’t make it sound like the Pats went right down the field unscathed. Giants D rushed Brady into throwing 3 straight prayers to Gronk. The third one on 4th and goal from the 12 only became a TD after an arguable pushoff by Gronk on Boley.”

    I hear ya on that play, On the other hand, Ballard had the catch of the year and Manning had at least 1 pass int on that drive, and 2 biggies in the game etc, etc. If u win the TO battle again, game over.

    I do think the Pats D has improved and one stat I’ve been curious about is PI – they had a lot of big PIs agst early in the year and less later but I can’t find that data.

    Anyway, shud be a great game – too bad both sets of fans are getting more obnoxious. You shouldn’t be allowed to post without adding at least some info – as opposed to an accusation, unsupported statement, taunt, threat etc.

  42. bdert says: Feb 2, 2012 9:36 PM

    Just becuz he’s not God doesn’t mean th@ u can rattle ‘em…neither are u God!!! idiotic comment!!

  43. joeeo says: Feb 2, 2012 9:37 PM

    Guy in the league two years and he is running his mouth about a 3 time Super Bowl Champ? The NY Giants are acting like the NY Jets…

    Peace,

    Joe E O

  44. fcs34 says: Feb 2, 2012 9:44 PM

    I was planning on cheering for injuries Sunday but the more the Giants yap like they are the team of destiny the more I find myself doing the unthinkable and backing the pats. This SB is like an NFL Sophies Choice.

  45. rushmatic says: Feb 2, 2012 9:53 PM

    jakek2 says:
    Feb 2, 2012 7:18 PM
    rushmatic – Our line is just fine otherwise Eli wouldn’t have thrown for nearly 5K. Don’t put too much stock in that SF game. We were playing in a monsoon against the best defense in the league and still put up 300+ pass yds.

    Brady couldn’t do squat last week against a very overrated and old Ravens team. The Ravens have 1 Suggs. We have 5.

    Be Fraidy. Be very fraidy.
    _________________________

    Your own O line coach said it’s a work in progress. I wouldn’t go around telling people to be afraid when they let Manning get sacked 6 times two weeks ago. I’ll put stock where I want to, just like you apparently do.

  46. buzzbissinger says: Feb 2, 2012 10:05 PM

    How often do the Giants record a sack against a two TE set?

    2.8%

    Get read for a no huddle, steady diet of Gronk and Hernandez, offensive outburst, Gmen.

  47. mornelithe says: Feb 2, 2012 10:07 PM

    @ Jakek2: And the Pats have 1 less sack than the Giants do in the playoffs, and they’ve played 1 less game. Face it, both D’s are stepping up right now, and no matter how much you want to say one of the best D’s in the game is overrated (Raven’s), everyone know’s you’re more full of it than a whale without an a$$hole.

  48. rogerbrad says: Feb 2, 2012 10:18 PM

    GIANTS 28
    PATRIOTS 24

    BTW, I’m a Texans fan…

  49. jr4real says: Feb 2, 2012 10:22 PM

    I’m 100% for the Giants in this game.

    however this is getting ridiculous. they are talking so much bs. they actually think they will get inside Brady’s head. They will end up psyching themselves out when they cant get to him in the 1st quarter b/c he is getting rid of the ball quickly.

    keep your mouths shut and go play on Sunday.

  50. j0esixpack says: Feb 2, 2012 11:23 PM

    The Giants have a point.

    The Patriots only beat mediocre teams.

    What was the Giants regular season record again?

  51. Little Earthquake says: Feb 2, 2012 11:51 PM

    Good times, but the Super Bowl is THIS Sunday, not 12 weeks or 4 years ago.

  52. 1historian says: Feb 3, 2012 12:06 AM

    The Pats losing to one team 3 times in a row?

    Ain’t gonna happen

    Brady ‘sucked’ by his own admission against the Ravens. He always follows a bad game with a good (great?) one. Add payback to the mix, and he is due for a “I’m Tom Brady and you’re NOT” game, and it adds up to

    “Be afraid, Giants and your fans, be VERY afraid.”

  53. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 3, 2012 12:12 AM

    Little Earthquake says: Feb 2, 2012 11:51 PM

    Good times, but the Super Bowl is THIS Sunday, not 12 weeks or 4 years ago.
    ———-
    Lame.

    At any rate, it doesn’t matter, the outcome will be the same.

  54. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 3, 2012 12:14 AM

    j0esixpack says: Feb 2, 2012 11:23 PM

    The Giants have a point.

    The Patriots only beat mediocre teams.

    What was the Giants regular season record again?
    ————

    Meanwhile, you have no point.

    The Giants beat the best offensive and best defensive teams in the NFC ON THE ROAD.

    What is the Patriots’ record the past two (and after Sunday, three) times they played?

    HINT: Place parentheses “(” “)” around a “0”, a “-” and a “3” and you’ll have your answer.

  55. holdthemayo123 says: Feb 3, 2012 12:35 AM

    I agreenwuth tha

  56. patriotera says: Feb 3, 2012 12:55 AM

    What he is leaving out is that Brady brought the Pats back from 10-0 to leading with under 2 mins left. The only thing that saved the Giants was two lame PI calls the 2nd of which gave them the ball on the Pats 1 with a fresh set of downs and 30 sec left. That call was a joke and ruined a good game.

  57. gimmeabruschi says: Feb 3, 2012 1:59 AM

    All I know is Brady drove the team to go ahead points in the last two games in the waning minutes only to see the D give it up at the end.

    Maybe it would be a good idea to leave 20-30 seconds on the clock this time instead of a minute and a half, eh Bill?

  58. hedleykow says: Feb 3, 2012 2:00 AM

    I am going to be more pissed than JPP will be if Brady stands in the pocket all day like he is surveying the Grand Canyon.

  59. cliffordc05 says: Feb 3, 2012 3:01 AM

    Is there something in the water in NY? Jason Pierre talking smack? First class ass.

  60. patpatriot7 says: Feb 3, 2012 5:45 AM

    This is a posting time out for a Public Service Message:
    Mr. Wrong – At it again.
    “Because they’re actually speaking truth DOOFUS”
    “Right Sherlock, But since no one from either team has done so, what conclusion can you draw. Right None. SHAAADDAAAAAPPPP”
    For someone who posts so often and says next to nothing you should be the LAST person to be critical of other posters – in caps yet.
    How can anyone be so angry and mean-spirited? Here’s how it works. Some posts a comment. You reply with a coherent, perceptive reply. That’s called meaningful dialogue. Try it, instead of the childish name-calling.
    Have you ever looked at some of your posts?????
    If I were a Giant fan, I’d be embarrassed to say that you support the same team as I do.
    As I’ve said previously, you becoming the poster boy for someone badly in need of an anger management course. PLEASE get some help before its too late.
    Now, lets get back to some meaningful football discussion!

  61. CKL says: Feb 3, 2012 7:42 AM

    TB folds, he sucks, he flinches etc. Blah blah blah. And last week the Pats showed that they can win when he sucks. So maybe it won’t matter.

  62. dmretrogames says: Feb 3, 2012 8:21 AM

    Not news. Brady is a system QB that benefits from great protection and a dink and dunk attack. When there’s pressure, he gets jumpy.

    Put him on Houston in 2002 and he’s David Carr.

  63. vaphinfan says: Feb 3, 2012 8:24 AM

    buzzbissinger says:
    Feb 2, 2012 10:05 PM
    How often do the Giants record a sack against a two TE set?

    2.8%

    Get read for a no huddle, steady diet of Gronk and Hernandez, offensive outburst, Gmen.

    _________________________________

    Its not like you face a two TE set every play. And is the Pats the only one that runs a no huddle cause I’m pretty sure its nothing they haven’t faced before.

  64. weepingjebus says: Feb 3, 2012 8:41 AM

    Love it. Please continue talking smack about Short Haircut Brady. It’s not like he listened to weeks of crap about the Patriots never winning a playoff game again and then went out and threw 6 TDs in one playoff game or anything.

    Also, making fun of his wife was smart. Really smart. What could possibly go wrong?

  65. xxsweepthelegxx says: Feb 3, 2012 8:43 AM

    rushmatic – Our line is just fine otherwise Eli wouldn’t have thrown for nearly 5K. Don’t put too much stock in that SF game. We were playing in a monsoon against the best defense in the league and still put up 300+ pass yds.

    Brady couldn’t do squat last week against a very overrated and old Ravens team. The Ravens have 1 Suggs. We have 5.

    Be Fraidy. Be very fraidy.

    ———————————-
    I could probably throw for 300+ if I had 58 attempts too

  66. pftwstbshmc says: Feb 3, 2012 9:21 AM

    I see the boy with down syndrome wearing “NY” on his helmet eating more turf in the pocket than the one on the other side of the line.
    Gonna love seeing these turds eating a big old piece of humble pie….

  67. stavreafavre says: Feb 3, 2012 4:15 PM

    Wow has any unit ever had the motivation and bulletin board material that the Patriot’s OLine has for this game?

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