JPP: More of the same coming for Vick

September, 28, 2012
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Someone reminded Jason Pierre-Paul on Friday about the last time the Giants were in Philly, when Michael Vick walked off the field with a broken hand and complained about how much the Giants were hitting him.

JPP smiled and said, "We'll give him some more."

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As the Giants get ready to take on the Eagles in Philadelphia, pressuring Vick will be key. The Eagles (2-1) have won two close games and are coming off of a loss to Arizona.

Vick has been under major pressure each week. The Eagles QB has been sacked nine times, thrown six interceptions and lost three fumbles. Pierre-Paul wants to continue the trend on Sunday night.

"That starts up front and we've got to get after him," he said. "It's going to be a tough game."

The Giants have one of the top defensive lines in the league but it hasn't produced many sacks thus far. Pierre-Paul & Co. have just six -- tied for 18th in the league. Pierre-Paul has 1.5, Umenyiora has 1, and Tuck is still looking to get on the board.

Pierre-Paul says the Giants can't be overly aggressive against Vick. If they over-pursue, Vick could torch them with his legs or arm, Pierre-Paul noted.

In the Giants' 29-16 win in Philadelphia last season, the quarterback suffered a broken hand and wasn't happy about the play in which he took the hit.

"I felt I got hit late. No flag," Vick said after the game. "At some point something catastrophic is gonna happen."

Pierre-Paul hopes to cause catastrophe -- within the rules, of course -- on Sunday night.

"It's going to be a hard game and we have to be on him, that's all I can say," he said.

Ian Begley

ESPN New York Writer



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