Fellow defensive end Robert Ayers is aware of the impact that Jason Pierre-Paul can make in his return to the field. The Giants pass-rush has struggled mightily to generate pressure on opposing quarterbacks and yielded 52 points to the Saints last week at the Superdome.
Ayers was supposed to help fill the void left behind by Pierre-Paul, but an ankle injury sidelined him for four games. Now back healthy, the New Jersey native is hoping to join forces with Pierre-Paul to help revitalize a left-for-dead pass-rush.
Ayers spoke with reporters about how the team can bounce back from a difficult loss in New Orleans and how getting Pierre-Paul back in the lineup will help lift everyone's spirits.
For the season Ayers has only one sack and ten tackles in four games, which illustrates the lack of quality defensive line play the Giants have seen this season.
Ayers, 29, tallied five sacks in 12 games during the 2014 campaign and is hopeful that his teammate will create more opportunities to disrupt the passer.
The Giants currently rank No. 24 in points allowed (315.4), No. 32 in yards allowed (427.5), No. 32 in passing yards allowed (315.4) and No. 19 in rushing yards allowed (112.1).