Friday, September 28, 2012
JPP: More of the same coming for Vick
By Ian Begley
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."
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.