New York Giants: 5 Things They Are Counting On

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Oct 21, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman (12) eludes New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Giants won the game 23-7. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

4. We Get The Motivated Pierre-Paul:

The Giants defense will be heavily dependent on getting a great deal of pressure on opposing quarterbacks. They must get the best possible performance from defensive end, Jason Pierre-Paul. Pierre-Paul is on of those players who seems to have an on/off switch. When he is on there is no more dangerous weapon a defense could have. When he just isn’t feeling it his stat line is rather pedestrian. How will Pierre-Paul play in 2015?

In fairness to Pierre-Paul, he has battled through some injuries in his career. But you can not deny that there are two different versions of this player. There is the player that has 9 sacks in the last 5 weeks of the season and there is the player who did very little before that. The truth is that the Giants don’t ever know what to expect from Pierre-Paul.

The defense desperately needs Pierre-Paul to take advantage of his freakish athletic ability. The defense has too many problems, it needs the great pass rush to get the job done. The Giants may have other pass rushers but they need a big time performance from Pierre-Paul.

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