Which Giant will have bounce back season?

Posted Apr 16, 2014 thinks one Giants defensive player in particular is headed for a big season

With the Giants scheduled to report back to the facility on Monday, thinks one player in particular is headed for a big season in 2014.


Marc Sessler recently named seven defensive players from around the league who are poised to have bounce-back campaigns, and Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was one of them. 

“After a whopping 16.5 sacks in 2011, a swarm of shoulder and back issues limited him to just 8.5 takedowns over the past two seasons,” Sessler wrote. “But with Justin Tuck off the grid, this is JPP's defense now. Assuming a clean bill of health, we expect Pierre-Paul to wreak havoc as one of the NFL's most complete ends. His closing speed is outrageous, and he's shown premier run-stuffing abilities. If he can stay on the field, look out.”

Two years removed from his breakout in the Giants’ 2011 Super Bowl run, the fifth-year pro played in 11 games with six starts last season, recording career lows in sacks (2.0) and tackles (27).

Also listed among Sessler’s “bounce-back candidates” were OLB Von Miller (Broncos), DE DeMarcus Ware (Broncos), DT Henry Melton (Cowboys), ILB Brian Cushing (Texans), OLB Paul Kruger (Browns), and OLB Clay Matthews (Packers).