It’s prediction season and Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t about to miss out on the festivities.
As NFL teams prepare for upcoming training camps, every team has a spotless record and reason for optimism. Yet, after the moves the New York Giants made over the offseason, Pierre-Paul believes his club has what it takes to be special.
“I feel like no spot is weak. I feel like with the players that we have, as long as we all work together, we’ll be undefeated,” Pierre-Paul said to Brian Heyman of Newsday. “Nobody can defeat you when you all are working together.”
The Giants went 11-5 last season and knocked off the division-champion Dallas Cowboys twice during the regular season. New York has since added receiver Brandon Marshall and tight end Evan Engram to its offense and brings back much of the defense that ranked 10th in the league.
“I think with the people that we added, I think a lot of people are like, ‘Wow, they should be a team that goes to the Super Bowl.’ But it’s all about the hard work,” Pierre-Paul said.
“I think we got a team that can be a lot better than last year. We can be as good as we want to be.”
The veteran defensive end re-signed during free agency for four years and $62 million to remain a part of what the Giants are building. Regardless of his belief of his club, however, he knows it’s purely talk until the players take the field.
“You can’t call it a Super Bowl team. Every team that goes into training camp thinks they’re a Super Bowl contender,” Pierre-Paul said.
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