Jason Pierre-Paul (90) of the New York Giants reacts while playing against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on January 1, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Jason Pierre-Paul, the New York Giants All-Pro defensive end, joined WFAN in New York with Joe and Evan this week to discuss the team's playoff run and this weekend's upcoming NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers.
The better the second-year pro plays, and he has been monstrous in establishing himself as the team's best defensive player, the more attention he gets and the more he becomes somewhat of a spokesman for the Giants defense.
Sports Radio Interviews has the full transcript. Below are some of the more entertaining excerpts from JPP:
What has happened to your defense? The defense is playing as good as anybody. What has been the change on the defensive side of the ball?
“Basically everyone is staying together now. We all came together as one, not just the defense, the offense and special teams too. We decided we gotta get things right. We gotta get things right. We really needed to and we just basically on a run right now. The defense has been great and the offense. We offset each other. Coach Perry Fewell has done a nice job calling in calls and stuff and we’ve had great practices. That’s basically it.”
What made you more successful this time around against Green Bay where the first time you gave up 38 points?
“First of all we got everyone back healthy. That was one of the main points and everybody just came together. Like I said we knew what to expect. They were going to come out running and pass it more. We just had to stop them and play physical and just stop them from doing what they do best.”
How about the Green Bay Packers not looking on the top of their game at all last Sunday?
“They weren’t themselves, but when we lost same thing. This is the postseason. You only got one shot or everybody goes home. It’s not our fault they wasn’t on their best game. We came here to play a game and to win a game and so we did.”