Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 7/16/14
The New York Giants are banking that Jason Pierre Paul is fully recovered and 100% entering the 2014-15 season. Also, this will be Jason Pierre Paul’s contract year and if he expects a huge pay raise, he needs to repeat his 2011 performance (16.5 sacks).  The last two seasons (8.5 sacks combined) have been a struggle for JPP as he battled shoulder and back injuries that limited his production on the field. With Justin Tuck and Linval Joseph departed to Oakland and Minnesota respectively. JPP needs to be the main cog of the Giants DL. If so, players like Damonte Moore and Robert Ayers should contribute as the season unfolds and give the Giants a very well-balanced and productive DL. Also to consider is the additions the Giants made in the secondary (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Walter Thurmond and Quintin Demps). The increase talent in the secondary will and should give JPP additional time in the pass rush on opposing quarterbacks.   The Giants are banking on JPP to fully recover and be that imposing DE off the edge so much so that they didn’t address the need to draft a DE for insurance. Another factor to consider will be the rotational production of the Giants DT’s (Jonathan Hankins, Cullen Jenkins, Mike Patterson, Markus Kuhn and possibly Jay Bromley) up the middle.  If they can create enough congestion and collapse the pocket, JPP will have ample opportunity to pile up sacks off the edge.I will go on record right now and predict a resurgent from JPP which will mirror his performance in 2011. JPP has a lot to prove to the fan base, opposing players, but mostly to himself. 2014-15 will be a banner year for JPP and hopefully his performance and production will reflect in the Giants record and a possible appearance in the playoffs.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jim Kelly praises Sean McDermott, throws shade at Rex Ryan

Did John Paxson just admit the Bulls are tanking?

Report: Celtics trying to add both George and Hayward

Report: Carmelo Anthony may be open to trade to Wizards, Sixers

Report: Roadblock to Kirk Cousins-Redskins deal isn't money

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Taco Charlton finally lands taco endorsement deal

Serena Williams told John McEnroe to back off after he said she’d be No. 700 in the men’s rankings

Vince Young blasts Jeff Fisher, vows to ‘expose’ him

Committed Cam Newton: 'I know I need to be better'

WWE comments on LaMelo Ball using racial slur during ‘Raw’

Terrell Owens, Michael Vick help launch flag football league

The 'Power hitters are coming for that number one spot' quiz

Who won Wimbledon the year you were born?

Box Score 6/27: Monday is for all sorts of ballers

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

The 'Tonight, we settle the Beard vs. Brodie debate' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The 8th Man Award for most overlooked player this year

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Disappearing Act Award for player who came up small

Getaway Day: Welcome back to the world, AL Central

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'Power hitters are coming for that number one spot' quiz

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

The 'Tonight, we settle the Beard vs. Brodie debate' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The 8th Man Award for most overlooked player this year

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Disappearing Act Award for player who came up small

Getaway Day: Welcome back to the world, AL Central

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker