He knows how to read coverages, he is a mobile quarterback. Anytime time we face a mobile quarterback, we hate them. There is nothing to hate in him, he is a great quarterback and that is why they’ve got the number one offense right now. I think it is going to be a great atmosphere and it is going give us a shot to prove to everybody in the world that we are capable of stopping the Indianapolis Colts. Our job is to stop the run and get to the quarterback as fast as possible. I am pretty sure we are coming to play, they are in our house. We are coming to play, and I know the fans are going to be 100 percent into it. We need those fans as much as possible; we need them more than ever.”
Still wanting to reclaim the season, JPP said “…it is the second half of the season. Anything can happen, that is how I am looking at it” This, of course, means that the G-Men are now in playoff-mode, something the star reiterated several times during the course of his interview. He summed up the team’s mentality with “That is basically it, it is nine games to go and we take each game one by one. We are not looking ahead and that is how it is.”
The luck of the Giants (pun not intended); they face a number one rated offense that can pass and run, something JPP respects as he said “I think it gives us a great shot to prove to the world what our defense is capable of, our offense as a team. We will be playing at our best and that is basically it, we can’t do nothing less but play our best.” It isn’t the first time Big Blue are facing a top contender as the defensive stalwart recalled “when Atlanta came in, they were number one, and we rose to the challenge. For us, we don’t like to make it easy; we like to make it hard. At the end of the day, it is going to be a tough challenge, but we are known for accepting those challenges and actually playing the game. Everybody is surprised when we win, but at the end of the day, we know what we are capable of doing. That is a good thing. I know we are going to rise above the expectations that everyone wants us to be at.”
The USF Alum singled out QB Andrew Luck, saying “He is a good quarterback, can’t really say anything bad about him."
“Everybody watching you, you are the only team playing. At the end of the day, you come out and play your ‘A’ game. You know if you make a mistake it is going to be on national television, everybody is watching, but I am going to come out and play and I know my teammates are going to come out and play, too, with me.”
How to beat Luck and the Colts? “Being at your job, do your job, don’t try and do anyone else’s job. If you can make the play, you better make that play.”, according to JPP as communicated (presumably) by Coach Coughlin and the staff. It will need to be heed on the field though as Pierre-Paul noted “Everybody listens, everybody is buying in and that is what you need on this team. Once everybody buys in, you are good. We can’t have any individuals, which hurt us. Everybody buying in and we know what he have to do to win.”