DE Jason Pierre-Paul
January 4, 2016
Q: How would you describe this season, which is has obviously been a difficult one for you, but when you look at the football team, how do you describe it?
A: Disappointed. You want to make the playoffs but we didnít this year unfortunately and that was basically it.
Q: What are your thoughts on Coach [Tom] Coughlin?
A: Heís a great coach, heís determined, motivator, father figure and consistent at everything he does since the day that I got here. Those guys told me about him and I learned and actually got to experience Coach Coughlin for who he is.
Q: Do you believe a change is needed?
A: I donít think so. At the end of the day itís all about players and we didnít do a great job this year. We didnít give the extra effort and we didnít finish those close games that we had. You go back and see those close games that we needed to be in the playoffs but we didnít finish it off. We played the best of the best and like I said those close games really count.
Q: Do you think youíll be back here next year?
A: Who knows? I donít know where Iím going to be. Hopefully I am [here] but wherever I am at Iíll be ready to go in full effect.
Q: As far as your offseason, will you need more surgery on your hand?
A: I have one more surgery, I donít know when Iím going to do it, but Iím going to do it as soon as possible. Iím pretty sure youíll hear about it. Thatís basically it for me as far as rehab.
Q: What will you tell your agent as in terms of getting the business done in terms of a time frame? Do you want to have this done sooner than later? Do you really want to test true free agency? How will you like to handle it?
A: Iím not getting into all that right now. All I can say is that theyíre going to handle that on the business side.
Q: Did Coach [Coughlin] give any indication on his future?
A: Not really.
Q: Did he [Coughlin] talk to you guys since yesterday, what did he say?
A: As a group, we just had a team meeting. He talked to us as a group, thanked us for everything saying we were great players, the effort was there, but we just didnít get the job done. As any coach you want to make the postseason but we didnít unfortunately and itís a disappointment. Itís been four years in a row now.
Q: Was he [Coughlin] emotional at all when he talked to you guys?
A: No, Coach Coughlin is always Coach Coughlin. Heís going to be straight blunt with it, heís not going to sugarcoat anything, heís going to keep it original and thatís what he did.