Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/21/13
The New York Giants didn't have much of a pass rush in 2012, but they working on improving in that department. Pierre-Paul's drop to 6 ½ sacks wasn't the type of production the team expected out of their young star, however, he’s expected rebound in 2013. The question is when will he be back? JPP underwent back surgery in early June and his return remains uncertain. Couple that with the defection of Osi Umenyiora and the once deep defensive line is suddenly paper thin. According to Ralph Vacchiano of NY Daily News, the team will focus on finding new guys to step up and in case JPP isn't ready on time. Vacchiano writes: 'There is a possibility he’ll be on the field on opening day, but that’s only if he has no setbacks (and maybe recovers slightly ahead of schedule). Regardless, he’ll be out of camp all summer leaving the Giants to work on their pass rush without him. And that’s a problem because they also lost Osi Umenyiora to free agency (Atlanta) leaving a declining Justin Tuck (9 sacks the last two seasons) and Mathias Kiwanuka, who is moving back to defensive end from linebacker. They’re also left with the unproven trio of Adrian Tracy, Adewale Ojomo and rookie Damontre Moore battling to join the rotation as the third end. The pass rush from the front line is everything to the Giants defense. Without it, nothing else works. And without JPP … well, the Giants have a month and a half to figure out if the pass rush can work without him.'  
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