Tuesday, December 13, 2011
JPP earns NFC Def. Player of the Week
By Ohm Youngmisuk
Antrel Rolle said earlier on Tuesday that Jason Pierre-Paul needs to go to the Pro Bowl this season.
Without a doubt, JPP is having a Pro Bowl-type of year and the blossoming second-year stud was recognized for his monster effort on Sunday night by being named NFC Defensive Player of the Week. Pierre-Paul had eight tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and a blocked field goal in the Giants' 37-34 win over Dallas.
"It’s just good when the first pick in the draft comes through like that," team CEO John Mara said after the win.
Rolle says Pierre-Paul, who has 12.5 sacks this season, is easily the team's defensive MVP.
"On all-around defensive linemen, I don’t see anyone playing at a higher level than him," Rolle said on WFAN on Tuesday. "This guy does so much for our football team and I don’t even think he realizes it. His motor is through the roof. This guy has been definitely the MVP of our defense. I don't think anyone comes close when you talk to what this guy has done for our defense. He has been that dude."
"I'm his biggest fan," Rolle continued. "I love putting on the film and like, 'damn, look at that guy go to work!' He should definitely be in that Pro Bowl. But hopefully he is not there because we are in a better place [at the same time]. He is a monster. He is freakish."