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Transcript: DE Jason Pierre-Paul

Eric from BBI : Admin : 12/26/2014 3:04 pm
DE Jason Pierre-Paul

December 26, 2014

Q: What did you learn about yourself this year that maybe you did not know?
A: Just keep hustling, playing football, that is just me, period. There is nothing special about it. I am just a kind of guy that loves to play football game.

Q: In your heart of hearts, do you expect to be here next year?

A: I donít know. Everybody asks me that question and I really canít answer that question truthfully. I donít know what my future holds. Who knows if I am going to be in a Giant uniform, who knows where I am going to be in the offseason. Like I said, now, the numbers are there, I had a great season, and everybody sees it. There really is nothing else to say, just negotiations and it is coming.

Q: Is it an uneasy feeling?

A: It is a good feeling. I got those five years, itís a good feeling.

RE: Not knowing where you are going to be though.

A: Itís a good feeling, man. At the end of the day, itís business, itís business. Everyone knows that, even the fans know that, my family members know it, and I am going to make the best decision to better me and my family.

Q: You said youíd really want to be back with the Giants.

A: Yeah, IĎd love to be a Giant for the rest of my career, but at the end of the day, it doesnít always fold like that. Look at Justin Tuck, look at Osi Umenyiora, look at Brandon Jacobs, it doesnít matter.

RE: They were older, much older than you.

A: Yeah, youíre right. Iím hitting 26 at the beginning of the year. Yeah, I am entering my prime, there is much more football to be played, and at a very high intensity for me.

Q: You got through this season healthy, which means there is still upside for you, donít you think?

A: Yeah, I wasnít completely healthy, but I made it through. That is a good thing, I made it through a whole season again. Last year wasnít so great; I had back surgery. Had some injuries, shoulder injuries, but this year my main goal was no matter what injury that occurred to me, I have to go out there and keep fighting, keep fighting, no matter what, get up from it. I am just a tough guy and it all paid off because I played great this season. Iíve got Jonathan Hankins on the side of me, he did a great job, he got seven sacks. It has been a great season.

Q: Is there a part of you that is curious about what youíre worth in the market?

A: I think I am worth a lot of money, what do you think?

RE: I donít have theÖ

A: Oh okay, I donít have the answers.

Q: Would you give the Giants a hometown discount?

A: Like I said, it is going to be a business situation, itís going to be about my family, and what I want to pursue. At the end of the day, Iím here. Like I said earlier in the season, if I am a Giant, then I will be a Giant for my whole life. I donít know what is going to happen.

Q: Do you remember the last game against the Eagles?

A: Yeah, we got embarrassed. What was it? 27-0? It was embarrassing, they caught us off guard, it was off guard, unexpected. They went fast paced; we werenít ready for it at all. We did a great job of preparing for them this weekend, and it is going to be totally different from the first game. I guarantee you that.

Q: Do you owe them one?

A: Yeah, we definitely owe them one. At the end of the day, it is going to be who plays the most physical, who wants it more, and who is going to come out to play.

RE: Going out on a good note with one last game

A: Yeah, this is going to be a good game because it is a division game and everybody has been waiting for this rematch.
Vin R : 12/26/2014 3:20 pm : link
The numbers are there.
Fans can say what they want  
Blue Blood : 12/26/2014 3:27 pm : link
but the reality is that the numbers are there overall for JPP to be a 10-12 million dollar a year DE minimum especially considering he will JUST be turning 26 at the beginning of the year... I expect that he will see something around 13-15 million a year on average.. If he does leave.. its a HUGE HUGE issue for the defense..
"They went fast pace and we weren't prepared for it at all"  
jayg5 : 12/26/2014 3:29 pm : link
jayg5 : 12/26/2014 3:31 pm : link
I agree his market value will be in that range. The Raiders come to mind especially having over 60 mill to spend.
Great quote by Pierre Paul  
ghost718 : 12/26/2014 3:40 pm : link
How the hell could you not be prepared for Chip Kelly going fast.

That's like being surprised your head hits the back of the seat in a Ferrari.
I'll be honest..  
Vin R : 12/26/2014 3:54 pm : link
Won't be mad if he stays or goes

RE: Great quote by Pierre Paul  
Blue Blood : 12/26/2014 4:02 pm : link
In comment 12054373 ghost718 said:
How the hell could you not be prepared for Chip Kelly going fast.

That's like being surprised your head hits the back of the seat in a Ferrari.

could it be that Fewell didnt have them as well prepared as they needed to be? cause you know that never happens with Perry Fewell...
Very good player  
bceagle05 : 12/26/2014 4:08 pm : link
but I put no stock in anything he says. I'll go out on a limb and say the coaching staff mentioned to the players that Chip Kelly tends to call plays quickly.
Maybe he was in the bathroom when they were preparing for Chip Kelly  
Blue21 : 12/26/2014 4:29 pm : link
and the Eagles. Nah my bet seriously coaching didn't have them prepped.
This line is worrisome  
GloryDayz : 12/26/2014 6:42 pm : link
"Had some injuries, shoulder injuries, but this year my main goal was no matter what injury that occurred to me, I have to go out there and keep fighting, keep fighting, no matter what, get up from it."

Sounds like someone playing for a contract, as he should, nothing wrong with that, but would he have the same attitude after the contract?
Jason Peters is hurting...  
Ryan : 12/26/2014 7:01 pm : link
...and not playing all that well. JPP could have a big finale.
"I think I am worth a lot of money, what do you think?"  
arcarsenal : 12/26/2014 7:08 pm : link
All I hear when I see this guys answers are "money, money, money"
Even when the numbers weren't there  
mofti : 12/26/2014 8:06 pm : link
he commanded a lot of attention. It's just too bad no one on our dline took advantage. Losing him is going to create a huge hole on this already depleted defense.
he says he is playing great football  
bc4life : 12/26/2014 10:02 pm : link
Fewell characterized his play as steady
I'd be worried if he gets a big contract  
Vin R : 12/27/2014 1:59 am : link
I don't have a great feeling about this  
Sneakers O'toole : 12/27/2014 3:26 am : link
JonC Not Shocking at all...  
geelabee : 12/27/2014 11:21 am : link
Defensive end: Calais Campbell, Cardinals; Robert Quinn, Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; DeMarcus Ware, Broncos; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills. The above are the names of DEs selected to the Probowl

Also go to or and research stats of the top DE players...if everything were equal who would you rather have 25 year old JPP or any of the players above except JJ Watt??

The conversation JPP agent will have is the above with the Giants...Mario Williams signed a 100 million contract and my client had double the tackles and does more overall then Mario...and like Strahan he is scratching the surface with his pass client works hard as evidence from the RG3 game saving play..,

It's simple quit bull shitttting pay the man!!!!!
I was not in the re-sign camp  
Joey in VA : 12/27/2014 11:32 am : link
Contract or not he has cranked it up as the year went on. His hustle play saves the Redskins game for us, and when he's been healthy he is usually one going all out. You have to pay for what he may be able to do, not what he's done and he is 25, with all the potential to keep improving as he learns. My issue has been his big mouth and his weight.

If Fewell stays, I would let JPP walk because no one should be subjected to his stupidity. As thin as we are on the DL, and after what the Seahawks and Eagles did to us on the ground, I cannot see them letting JPP walk. We let our two best run defenders bolt and look what it did. Let our best one walk now and see how bad this defense gets.
I find myself agreeing with Joey  
gidiefor : Mod : 12/28/2014 9:55 am : link
JPP makes game changing plays - the Giants not only can't afford to dispense with his services, but there are not a lot of game changing DE options available to them

For those of you saying replace JPP with Suh -- I want to remind you that the Giants have made their living with dominating and disruptive edge rushers - and JPP has the tools to be, and has demonstrated he can be, that kind of player -- while Hankins is doing a more than adequate job at the position Suh plays -- and Suh is going to command a lot more money than JPP

In my opinion the Giants haul out a contract in the 5 years - $60-75 million range for JPP - he's gonna get somewhere between $12-$15 million/year - I'm thinking they guarantee the first two years worth - $24-$30 million - the only question is whether he'll agree to incentives or not -- I do think a player like JPP needs incentives to strive for
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