John Fennelly, Lead WriterAround these parts we know Jason Pierre-Paul as Superman. He can literally leap tall buildings in a single bound. One thing he cannot do, is defy the principles of modern medicine. If anyone can come close, it’s him, but to expect him to play this Sunday night in Dallas would be nothing short of a miracle.
The surgery he had to address a herniated disc in his back was major and he may need another week or two of work in order to resemble himself again.
Right now, he’s calling his chances a “game-time” decision. If that’s the case, he shouldn’t play at all. I mean, why risk his health by rushing him back? I know it’s Dallas and I know I constantly preach winning in the division, but I just don’t feel comfortable with him playing this week. I think Tom Coughlin is leaning my way…
“It’s not going to be game time,” Coughlin said today. “We’ll make up our minds before that…We’ll just take all of the information, based on the three days of work, listen to the medical people again, and then make that decision.”
JPP has said all along that he would not play if could not perform at 100%. So why are we even discussing this? By admission, he’s not there yet.
“My conditioning is still down, man. It’s still down,” JPP told reporters today. “I’ve been trying to get it up and that’s a big part, too, so I’m not going to put my team in jeopardy if I know I can’t play.”
The Giants activated Adewale Ojomo because they felt JPP and rookie Damontre Moore would not be ready. He’s a solid upfield pass rusher who many Giant fans would like to see get a chance. I say we hand the mantle to him this Sunday and give JPP one more week to get into playing shape.