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Jason Pierre-Paul ready to be unstoppable — in 2014

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Even though the Giants aren’t thinking about shutting down defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul because of a shoulder injury, he can’t help but think about next year.

And he thinks once he can put that injury behind him, he’s going to be better than ever.

“When I come back next year, I don’t think there’s going to be a tackle in the league who can stop me,” Pierre-Paul said, via Dan Graziano of ESPN.com.

Of course, he might not be able to do much until then. He was inactive Sunday, after barely making a peep the week before against the Cowboys, following the injury against the Raiders.

“It was painful,” he said. “What I expected to do, I didn’t do. It got to a point where I could only go out there on third downs, basically. I’m out there rushing with one arm, and I’m trying. But you get to a point where you can’t be Superman. You’ve got to come out and hope the next guy can do better than you.”

He said he hopes to avoid surgery, which “would set me back even more,” and wants no part of any discussion of taking the rest of the year off to get well.

“I’m doing everything I possibly can to put myself back on that field,” Pierre-Paul said. “Shutting down is not in my vocabulary. Otherwise, I would have shut it down when I got the injury in the Oakland game. Even if I can get back for one game, that would be worth it to me. I’m not going to be myself until next year. I know that. I was starting to get there before this injury, but the way I feel now, I’m not going to play unless I’m going to be a factor and I know I can protect myself.”

As long as the Giants are clinging to mathematical playoff chances, they’re going to keep holding out hope. But the moment those chances are gone, it makes sense to turn thoughts to next year.

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18 Responses to “Jason Pierre-Paul ready to be unstoppable — in 2014”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 4, 2013 4:08 PM

    What a clown player in a cheating franchise.

  2. thepftpoet says: Dec 4, 2013 4:10 PM

    Maybe if you played the Redskins every game of the year you would.

  3. green41563 says: Dec 4, 2013 4:12 PM

    Thing about JPP is, it’s not just this year. He’s been in the year four years now, and he’s had ONE season with more than seven sacks.

    Maybe 2011 is the aberration, not this year or last.

  4. jpherling says: Dec 4, 2013 4:15 PM

    Talk is cheap. We’ll believe it when we see it. His last two seasons haven’t given us cause for optimism.

  5. Get Jerrah Some Contact Lenses says: Dec 4, 2013 4:16 PM

    Yawn.

    When will you learn to do it with your play and not your mouth. Right now youre nothing but a one-hit wonder to me, and seeing your name in your headline for your mouth as opposed to for your play is exhausting.

  6. cardiovascularendurance says: Dec 4, 2013 4:23 PM

    This Giants team may be the single-biggest group of blowhards the NFL has ever seen.

  7. beastmode5150 says: Dec 4, 2013 4:23 PM

    Can’t wait for the hawks to curb stomp the giants in 2 weeks.

  8. heisthejuan says: Dec 4, 2013 4:26 PM

    This guy has already peaked.

  9. golforepar says: Dec 4, 2013 4:27 PM

    JPP’s ego may not even be able to stop JPP!

  10. commonsensedude says: Dec 4, 2013 4:30 PM

    His mouth is already unstoppable.

  11. boyshole25 says: Dec 4, 2013 4:48 PM

    All show no go

  12. mrsmell says: Dec 4, 2013 4:49 PM

    Wait, isnt JPP’s contract year in 2014 or extension potential.

  13. justintuckrule says: Dec 4, 2013 4:54 PM

    I had the same back injury and I couldn’t even tie my shoes for 8 months. He played professional football on the injury and 3 months after surgery.

    The guy is a beast. He’s also got one more ring than any of your teams ^

    I believe him.

  14. thebirdofprey2 says: Dec 4, 2013 5:21 PM

    I said it before, how this guy made the Pro Bowl last year amazed me. Giant fans love their guy but throw up the stats and look at the production. It doesn’t match up the the media attention he gets.

    One year he stood out, the other years. Average or below average. 4 sacks, 16 sacks, 6 sacks and now 2 sacks. I can name at least 10 DEs worthy of praise in the NFC alone.

  15. cwby4evr says: Dec 4, 2013 5:34 PM

    Well, he’s got the talking part done.

  16. boogymanoflamancha says: Dec 4, 2013 6:55 PM

    This guy is a real force…when healthy, but he seems to be injured a lot

  17. lennydpocketqb says: Dec 4, 2013 8:09 PM

    #TeamJPP

  18. dccowboy says: Dec 4, 2013 10:32 PM

    Will there be blood too?

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