DE Jason Pierre-Paul
December 2, 2015
Q: Is this game a rivalry?
Q: Does the rivalry between the two teams take a back seat because so much is at stake now?
A: Honestly, it doesnít matter. At this point, weíre just trying to win the game, and go on to the next game and win that one as well. Itís just one game, we have to win it, and thatís how weíre playing it.
Q: Because of the slow start last week, how important is it to get off to a quick start this week to make sure the fans are behind you right away?
A: The players, we know what we have to do. It was a tough loss, we could have played better, but we didnít. Weíre in here working hard and trying to get right for the fans, and for our families, and definitely for our teammates. We know what we have to do and weíre going to do it.
Q: The last time you played these guys?
A: I donít even know man.
Q: 2011, you guys never lost again. Remember, you had the 99-yard [Victor] Cruz touchdown? You see any parallels? You played them a little later that year.
A: I donít even remember, to tell you the truth.
Q: Coach [Coughlin] said he wants you guys showing extra effort in December, what did he tell you exactly?
A: The motto is: you only remember what you do in December. So thatís true. Every game counts. How I feel is we should win every game, we have the talent to do it, and we just have to put it together. We canít come out and start how we started last week or whatever. Weíre out here working hard as a team and weíre going to get it right.
Q: Do you see the effort, more guys all in?
A: Of course, all the guys came out there and did what they had to do. We picked up the speed. You know you practice how you play, and Coach Coughlin has always preached that to us. Weíre practicing fast right now and weíre getting at each otherís heads. The players know what we have to do to win this game.
Q: The Jets have given up only 14 sacks this year, which is tied for fewest in the league.
A: Look, Iím still trying to get a sack myself. Iím not even worried about that, how I feel Iím going to go out there and give my best game. Thatís how Iím going to play the game, giving my best game, and I know about the d-linemen behind me, so Iím going to play at a high level and theyíre going to play at a high level.
Q: I guess what Iím saying is, are they part of that trend of just getting the ball getting out quick? Is that the primary way to avoid sacks or is their offensive line that talented and that strong?
A: It all starts with the quarterback. Anytime you have a good quarterback, he knows what to do with the ball and heís a good quarterback, so weíll see. Sunday is far (away), so we have time.