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Friday Media Transcript: DE Jason Pierre-Paul

Eric from BBI : Admin : 11/25/2016 4:45 pm
DE Jason Pierre-Paul

November 25, 2016

Q: Sometimes offensive players say that they get into a rhythm. Can you as a defensive player get into a rhythm?

A: Yes, you can.

Q: Are you in one right now?

A: I am not in a rhythm. I am just playing ball. I will be, soon.

Q: What I am saying is it looks like the numbers are coming a little bit more.

A: I just think we are playing great ball, man. Everybody is playing together. Everyone is coming together and playing great ball. That is really it.

Q: Do you expect the knee to have an impact at all on Sunday?

A: Maybe just a little bit. But I am fine. I will be fine.

Q: Is that something that you have dealt with or been dealing with?

A: It is just an injury. It happened last Sunday, so I will be okay.

Q: Did you watch any of the games yesterday?

A: No. Who won?

Q: Cowboys beat the Redskins.

A: Oh, yeah? They did? So they are 10-1 now?

Q: Yeah.

A: Oh, okay. 10-1.

Q: I think that is the first time that the Cowboys have ever had a 10 game winning streak?

A: I am happy for them, man. (Laughs)

Q: Would you have preferred the Redskins won?

A: We donít care. We are going to take care of what we have to take care over here. I am not too much worried about the other teams. I didnít even know they played yesterday.

Q: Do you worry about overlooking Cleveland on Sunday?

A: No, because we are going to go out there and play our ball no matter what their record is because it could be the other way around. It is a game called football, you never know.

Q: Josh McCown has been in the league a long time. You wonít be able to fool a veteran like that. Do you just have to try and get after him?

A: Of course. I am going to do what I have to do no matter what, who is in front of me or who is behind there, so I am just going to do what I have to do and the guys know that on the team. I am going to do my job on Sunday and I am ready for the run coming at me or the pass, getting after the quarterback.

Q: Are there times when you guys can tell as the game was going on that you were taking some of the steam out of the opposition?

A: Yeah, you can tell. You can feel it, but you have to make it happen. We can take their soul out of them at times. I feel like the person in front of me, I can tell when he has a little bit more energy in his tank or not and that is what pushes me to go harder, to go faster and to try to make plays. Basically who is in front of me, his condition, how well he conditions, if he is tired; because I donít come off the field. Unless I have a broken leg, I am not going to come off the field and that is why coach takes me out. Nine times out of 10 he is bringing me back.

Q: Do you guys get excited when you go against an offensive line that isnít the best?

A: No, this is the NFL, man. You have to be a pro no matter how bad your record is. Those guys are pros out there. We have been in the same boat. You still have to come to work and do your job, be the best at your job. This is a business, so I am pretty sure that they are going to give us their best shot which I hope. After that, just get after the quarterback.

Q: There havenít been many guys who have been in this position. You are one of the few who have. What do you guys tell those who havenít been in this position?

A: We are just trying to keep the ball rolling, man. We are trying to keep rolling here on the winning streak. The guys have to stay humble, forget what people are saying and just play ball. Do it for your family and when I say family, we talk about the Giants organization and the guys that are on the team and the fans too. So even though this is a road game for us, we bring the road warriors out and we have to for this game. I am pretty sure that each guy understands that and we have to do whatever it takes to win this game.
JPP has definitely matured.....  
Simms11 : 11/25/2016 9:42 pm : link
I'm sure the accident got him refocused, but he doesn't come across as cocky like he used to. He's shown leadership qualities, which this defense needs.
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