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Jason Pierre-Paul: “Bullcrap” to talk about Giants rallying late last season

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The Giants got run over in Atlanta last weekend, dropping them from the lead in the NFC East and touching off a lot of discussion about the way they rallied back from a bad Week 15 loss last year to win the Super Bowl.

Some Giants players said that experience stopped them from worrying too much about the loss to the Falcons because they’ve seen the team respond with their backs against the wall in the past. That doesn’t sit right with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.

“I don’t want to hear that,” Pierre-Paul said, via Tom Rock of Newsday. “To me that’s all bullcrap. Know what I mean? Yeah we have done it before but this is a whole other year. Each year is a totally different year. You don’t have the same guys on the team as last year, who knows who is going to be here next year. Right now we can do it for now and that is what we have to do.”

While it would be silly to count the Giants out of anything while they still hold control of their playoff destiny, Pierre-Paul is exactly right. The sequence of events that led the Giants to a title last year (or in 2007, for that matter) were unique to that year and it would be beyond foolish to assume things will just fall into place again.

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23 Responses to “Jason Pierre-Paul: “Bullcrap” to talk about Giants rallying late last season”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Dec 19, 2012 4:33 PM

    Perhaps if they tried playing with some enthusiasm instead of mailing in every other game?

  2. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 19, 2012 4:37 PM

    JP is 100% correct. As a Giants fan, I am sick and tired of hearing Giants players AND fans constantly harping on this.

  3. mjzaky says: Dec 19, 2012 4:55 PM

    This man is a leader and has his head on straight. Proud of him for not letting himself think that rallies of the past guarantee them wins in the next 2 games against the Ravens and Eagles. It forces the Gmen to hold themselves accountable, focus, and win what they have to to get into the playoffs.

  4. shogunassasin30 says: Dec 19, 2012 5:03 PM

    I am not a fan of seeing 9-7 teams win superbowls anyhow. What they have done is the exception, not the norm. This whole “flip the switch” mentality that media and fans alike that gets attached to the Giants is silly because only great teams have that ability. The Miami Heat for example are sorta coasting through the reg season and will no doubt “turn it on” come playoff time. Diff sports I know, but The Giants are not that…Not even close.

  5. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 19, 2012 5:15 PM

    shogunassasin30 says: Dec 19, 2012 5:03 PM

    I am not a fan of seeing 9-7 teams win superbowls anyhow. What they have done is the exception, not the norm. This whole “flip the switch” mentality that media and fans alike that gets attached to the Giants is silly because only great teams have that ability. The Miami Heat for example are sorta coasting through the reg season and will no doubt “turn it on” come playoff time. Diff sports I know, but The Giants are not that…Not even close.
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    Please don’t bring the Heat up here. There is no correlation. The Giants have proven they can flip the switch. The wisdom behind it is flawed, though.

    And no, the Heat aren’t going to flip any magical switch. Oh, they’ll beat Philly or whatever cupcake they draw in the 2/7 matchup, but don’t think for a minute those two blowout losses to the Knicks are going to magically be a 180 in the playoffs. The Knicks are the better team and the best team in the East, and it won’t matter what switch the Heat flip.

  6. thekiller678 says: Dec 19, 2012 5:16 PM

    I am not a fan of seeing 9-7 teams win superbowls anyhow. What they have done is the exception, not the norm. This whole “flip the switch” mentality that media and fans alike that gets attached to the Giants is silly because only great teams have that ability. The Miami Heat for example are sorta coasting through the reg season and will no doubt “turn it on” come playoff time. Diff sports I know, but The Giants are not that…Not even close.
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    The NBA regular season is irrelevant. Horrible comparison. Giants were injured most of last year and had the hardest schedule in the league. They weren’t as bad as their 9-7 record. Also no one really care if you’re “a fan” of seeing 9-7 teams win superbowls.

  7. supremekingz says: Dec 19, 2012 5:17 PM

    The Giants in the past are like students who rarely do homework, and never study, but come test time are ace-ing it.

    Though that may work from time to time, you can’t keep getting away with it and eventually you’re miracle days will run out.

  8. thebadguyswon says: Dec 19, 2012 5:40 PM

    Oh this is going to be enjoyable to watch crash and burn.

  9. xxwhodatxx says: Dec 19, 2012 5:40 PM

    Yeah they’ve flipped a switch alright…to the off position.

  10. justintuckrule says: Dec 19, 2012 5:59 PM

    JPP is wrong. They have a magical switch. In fact, they’ve been throwing it on sporadically all season long for games they set their minds to win. If they didn’t have this switch, they wouldn’t have spanked SF, GB and NO.

    The switch my fellow Giants friends is the “us against the world” switch. All of this talk that there is no switch actually ticks the meter closer toward these games being “us against the world” type games if that makes sense.

    In the spirit of Christmas, the Giants are like the movie Elf. In that movie, Santa’s sleigh ran on cheer. Well folks, the Giants’ sleigh (switch) runs on doubt. Hopefully there is enough doubt in the world for this Giants’ fan to enjoy his Christmas!! LOL!

  11. giantsfan2104 says: Dec 19, 2012 6:08 PM

    He’s right.

  12. chi01town says: Dec 19, 2012 6:18 PM

    I wish the Giants all the best because the Packers cant beat them
    nowhere. Packers fans are praying the Giants dont make the playoffs but they will and Greenbay cant hide

  13. chesslungo says: Dec 19, 2012 7:06 PM

    The champs are about to be punched out

  14. tarznatz says: Dec 19, 2012 7:09 PM

    Well, you can’t just “flip the switch” unless there’s an actual mathematical possibility of making the playoffs. Thus, the team actually has to be competitive first off, and win games. if things come together in the end, whether it be figuring out how to play certain opponents, getting healthy, etc, then so be it, but you gotta get 2/3 of the way there first.
    ya know?

  15. kev86 says: Dec 19, 2012 7:13 PM

    Get angry big fella!!! In Eli I Trust. Go Blue!!

  16. teal379 says: Dec 19, 2012 7:13 PM

    chi01town says:
    Dec 19, 2012 6:18 PM
    I wish the Giants all the best because the Packers cant beat them
    nowhere. Packers fans are praying the Giants dont make the playoffs but they will and Greenbay cant hide

    Well at least the Packers are there to play them, instead of flaming out in the end of the season and missing the playoffs 4 out of 5 years like a certain team known as Da Bears…..

    Speaking of the Bears – what’s their record against the Packers lately? You know when the Bears are busy handing over the Halas trophy on their field, or division titles on their field….

  17. giantsfan79 says: Dec 19, 2012 7:35 PM

    Yeah this isn’t last year or 2007 but I believe the G-Men can get to the playoffs they just need to get their heads clear and play like the champs they are

  18. manningbowl88 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:50 PM

    funny how so many people for (the same ones who reminded all giants fans before we won the superbowl last year) that in 10 and 11 we started off wonderfully (again) then faded (again) but the difference is giants didnt back there way into playoffs..

    giants have a couple yr history in both backing it and just missing it so to say its a repeat could mean two things

  19. manningbowl88 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:54 PM

    funny how so many people forget (the same ones who reminded all giants fans before we won the superbowl last year) that in 10′ and 11′ we started off wonderfully (again) then faded (again) but the difference is giants didnt back there way into playoffs..

    giants have a couple ear history in both backing in and also a couple year history of just missing it ..so to say its a repeat could mean two things

  20. kvh59 says: Dec 20, 2012 12:03 AM

    I’m a huge giants fan, but I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if we missed the playoffs. We don’t seem to have the same intensity that we had last year.

  21. jsab99 says: Dec 20, 2012 5:59 AM

    I think a major problem is the lack of a team leader.
    As much as some people didn’t like Brandon Jacobs, he was the 1 player who would get the team fired up in the team huddle. Nobody has stepped up to replace him. Bradshaw has tried, but he’s just not fiery enough.

  22. thesmartestmanever says: Dec 20, 2012 9:51 AM

    okay New York fans, let me say this once and i hope you all hear me…… in 3..2.1 as long as tom coff it over Coughlin isn’t on the hot seat you’re not going to the playoffs. What? not funny?
    okay how about this one.. of course the Giants are going to the superbowl Eli’s buying the tickets. bah doom boom! speaking of Eli don’t ya just just love how the media’s trying to convince the world he is an elite qb? what are they smokin’ right? you know what N.Y.? if any of you were staring five new football teams and could select ant five NFL starting quarterback to lead those teams 97% wouldn’t put Eli on you short list. because you’re smart. Go Redskins!!!!

  23. chi01town says: Dec 20, 2012 4:59 PM

    @ teal379
    say what you want about Chicago that wont change the fact that the Giants gone send Greenbay home AGAIN. ELI IS WAITING

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