JPP said that injuries held him back in 2013, but he has been working hard to get ready for the next one.
"I've been working my butt off this OFF-SEASON I'm so ready for 2014 season," he tweeted.
He played in only 11 games, starting six in 2013. He had 27 tackles, two sacks and an interception returned for a touchdown.
It's a contract year for JPP, so he knows he needs to show the Giants (and the world) that he's got a future worth investing in.
"We sure hope that he will get over this shoulder thing that he has going on right now and come back and be a dynamic playmaker for us. Those kinds of guys, you expect your big time players to be there to help you win games," said GM Jerry Reese after the season.
Pierre-Paul showed flashes at times last season but could never put a consistent effort together. Health will determine if he can get some traction this season. He also seems to have matured, which was an issue when he was struggling. With his superpowers stripped, he had to resort to tact, something he had little of. He's learned that he has to become a more complete DE.
Reese is hoping that JPP makes the re-signing process easy by coming back strong this year. His spirits are high and soon we will see how well his body has healed.
"The few times he flashed, but they were few and far between," Reese said of JPP. "Hopefully the offseason will give him a little bit more time to heal up, but obviously the shoulder is a concern, as I mentioned. Hopefully he can come back and be a game-changing type of player for us."
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