The New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was limited in practice earlier this week as they prepare for the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Pierre-Paul previously said that he will decide Friday whether he plays or sits out the game.
“I am getting better and better every day,” Pierre-Paul said. “I got to get my conditioning up and that is the main part of my game. Still on track. By Friday I should know if I am playing or not.”
Now it’s Friday and he hasn’t said anything about the decision but head coach Tom Coughlin has.
Coughlin said JPP is listed as questionable vs DAL. Said “we’ll see” but has come through everything OK
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) September 6, 2013
JPP doesn’t want a limited role either. If he wants to play, he wants to play.
“On this team, I feel it is a big thing for me to take most of the snaps,” said Pierre-Paul, via ESPN. “[Twenty snaps] is not enough. When it comes to games, I want to be a big factor.
“I don’t want to put myself out there and I only do 20 snaps and those 20 snaps (don’t) really count to winning the game, know what I am saying? I am not a third-down guy only. I like to go out there and take all the snaps if I can.”