So I Guess JPP Is An Okay Player
September 13, 2012 at 10:53am by Scott • 3 Comments »
Back in the 2010 draft, I was one of the ones who was saying that Jason Pierre-Paul didn’t have enough experience playing college ball to make the transition to the NFL well. Basically, I thought he’d lose interest when he saw how much different it was and how much work it took and wouldn’t be worth the high draft pick someone would spend on him. And then last year Pierre-Paul had 16.5 sacks and made me look like the world’s biggest jackass. My lesson from that is that everyone should make a video of themselves doing lots of backflips and then sit around and wait for someone to hand you a shitload of money.
Pierre-Paul has major respect around the league now, including from Donald Penn who is going to have to deal with him in a couple days.
“Pierre-Paul is a beast and I’ve got a double dose with a little bit of him and a little bit of Osi. It’s going to be a tough one … a lot of hitting in the mouth.”
Jeremy Trueblood also weighed in on JPP (yeah you know me).
“He has all the physical gifts,” Trueblood said. “His athleticism shows on tape. It shows on the field goal rush, it shows on everything. He’s a force, but we get paid in the league to block guys like that.”
JPP generally lines up as the right defensive end, but every now and then he lines up on the left. Trueblood won’t have to deal with him too often, but when he does, I see a false start in his future. I know, I’m a visionary.