Jason Pierre-Paul talks about not hitting the rookie wall

Considered to be a project by many coming out of South Florida, it was no surprise that Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s career started out slowly in New York.

JPP appeared on PFT Live Wednesday and told Florio the game was coming at him very fast initially.  By the end of the season, when most rookies start to trail off, Pierre-Paul started to figure things out.

“They say a lot of rookies hit a wall. Last year, I don’t think I hit a wall. Last year I felt good,” Pierre-Paul told Florio. “I’d say the whole d-line took me under their wing.”

Pierre-Paul exploded for back-to-back two sack games, making many in New York believe that he’s primed to break out this year.

For the rest of Pierre-Paul’s entire interview, including his thoughts on what it’s like to chase Michael Vick, head to the PFT Live homepage or download the show  at iTunes.

5 responses to “Jason Pierre-Paul talks about not hitting the rookie wall

  1. If you just look at sacks, you’d say he started out slow. If you watched the games, for like 6 games prior to his back to back 2 sack games he was with in nano-seconds of crushing QB’s. The pressure was there and it just took a little while for that to translate into sacks. He’s going to be an absolute monster.

  2. Unfortunately, MOST rookies in the Giants system don’t hit the wall. That’s because Tom Coughlin is seemingly allergic to playing rookies, no matter how good they may be.
    I want to see how long it takes Prince Amukamura to “pick up the system” this year. He is a player that would/should be starting (for most teams) from Day One.

  3. Agree with ronworthdubbs, and would go further by saying that he was a terror on punt and kick coverage. He would clog the middle when we we receiving a punt, and came close several times to blocking the punt. He was the lone brightspot on our woeful special teams unit last year, clearly over-matching the schlubs on the other unit who were forced to contend with his gigantic arms and size and speed as he was trucking down the field.

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