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JPP on Brady: 'It's not like he is God'

2/2/2012
Getting pressure on Tom Brady will be important for the Giants' defense. William Perlman/The Star-Ledger/US Presswire

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jason Pierre-Paul says Tom Brady is a great quarterback.

But he can be rattled by the Giants' pass rush.

"Anybody can be rattled," Pierre-Paul said. "Tom Brady is a great quarterback, but at the end of the day, he is just a quarterback. It is not like he is God."

"We've just got to get to him," Pierre-Paul continued. "We know what’s at stake and we've got to get there fast enough. I know our secondary is going to do a great job covering wide receivers and tight ends and we've just got to get to him. It all starts up front, no matter what."

The Giants have been asked repeatedly about trying to stop Brady and his weapons in Super Bowl XLVI. Antrel Rolle went out of his way to praise Brady, wide receiver Wes Welker and tight end Rob Gronkowski, among others. But by Wednesday, Rolle was in combat mode and respectfully said he's done with the compliments. He respects the Patriots but he's also ready to get the rumble started.

"I'm not speaking of Wes Welker or Gronkowski," Rolle said when asked about defending the Patriots' weapons. "I'm not speaking of those guys anymore. I have spoken about them enough. I gave them all the compliments that they are going to get from me and that's it. The game has to be played. I'm done commending those guys. I'm ready to play ball."