I didn't see this the day posted so if it's old news, my apologies:
CAN JASON PIERRE-PAUL BREAK THE SINGLE SEASON SACK RECORD?
"Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York
Giants is a physical freak. Heís 6í5Ē and 278 pounds. He ran a 4.71
40-yd dash in the combine. In his second year in the league, at 22 years of age,
had 16.5 sacks and was third in the team in tackles. The game that displayed how
talented he may become was the game against the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas this
past season. He had eight tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and blocked what
wouldíve been the game tying field goal to win the game.
Could he possibly be the guy who breaks Michael StrahanĎs single season sack record?
Jared Allen of the Minnesota Vikings said today that he thinks he can get
25 sacks in one season. Allen set a career high with 22 last year and fell just
short of the record, so why not him? What about JPP though? Because of the depth
along the Giant defensive line, you canít just key on JPP, because otherwise
Osi Umenyiora or Justin Tuck will put your quarterback flat on his back.
JPP is so young and hasnít even tapped into his full potential as to what he can
do yet. 16.5 sacks is a lot, especially for someone in their second year in the
league who hasnít really played a lot of football in
his life. No itís not Allenís fault that the Vikings line isnít as good as the
Giants. Can you imagine if he had someone like JPP or Tuck lining up on the
opposite side of him?
Iím sure Jason Pierre-Paul would take
about 10-15 more super bowl rings
over the sack record. As the 2007 Giants said, it donít mean a thing if you
ainít got that ring. But breaking records are always fun to talk about. With all
due respect to Jared Allen, Iíll take my chances with Pierre-Paul breaking
Strahanís record. It may not be this year, but at some point Pierre-Paul will
come very close and may even do it."