Giants’ Tom Coughlin Not Down With JPP’s Guarantee

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Giants fans everywhere are certainly enamored with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.

But when the All-Pro guaranteed a victory against the 15-1 Green Bay Packers, well, let’s just say Giants coach Tom Coughlin wasn’t down with JPP.

“We’re going to win,” Pierre-Paul said after helping New York dismantle the Falcons.

When asked about the prediction Monday, Coughlin responded: “I realize everybody is anxious and I am, too. I told the players that and let’s cover the game and learn from the game we just played, let’s keep things in perspective, let’s get started looking at some tape but let’s not get too carried away just yet.”

You could see how Pierre-Paul would get excited enough to “100 percent” guarantee a win after New York’s 24-2 win over Atlanta. The Giants’ rejuvenated defense has given up a mere 53 points in their last four games.

But facing Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay will likely be a different story altogether. When the teams last faced on Dec. 4, Rodgers dominated the scoreboard with 449 yards and four touchdowns.

“You should ask me to stand next to him when you ask a question like that,” Coughlin joked.

That isn’t to say Coughlin is pessimistic about his team’s chances. Not in the least. After a rough stretch, the good vibes are flowing again in the Giants’ locker room.

“We believe in each other,” defensive end Justin Tuck told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Monday. “And that’s a very, very powerful thing.”

Listen: Tuck talks Packers, Falcons with Francesa

Safety Antrel Rolle, no stranger to making predictions himself, stood by Pierre-Paul’s Namath-esque boast.

“Whatever my teammates say … I’m backing them all the way,” said Rolle. “Especially if JPP says it, we’re gonna go out there and get it done.”

Are you down with JPP’s guarantee? Sound off in the comments below…

  • MikeD


    The G-MEN have shown they belong, Jason Pierre-Paul; just take care of your job quietly; the results will be deafening.

    GO G-MEN!!!.

  • BleacherCreature26

    it’s not like JPP just decided to guarantee a win randomly. It was right after a dominating performance, adrenaline still pumping from the performance.
    he was asked for a prediction for the Green Bay game, what’s he gonna say, “No, were gonna lose” ???
    lets not blow it out of proportion, he spoke confidently when asked about the upcoming game. this wasn’t any sort of rex ryan comment.

    • ...

      What Coughlin is saying is let’s not be like Rex (Super Bowl title, every year) Patrick Ewing (Title victory over Rockets) and Benny Agbayani (WS Title over the Yankees in 5 games)

      What he supposed to say? How about not saying anything.

      Coughlin is old school head coach. Like Joe Torre Yankees, who made sure his players never spoke out loud. He wanted his players to “Speak softly and carry a big stick and they did. (4 WS titles)

      Just ask Jimmy Rollins who in ’09 said the Phillies would beat the Yankees in 5 games. How did that work out for him & the Phillies?

      Titles are won on the field, not talking big to the media.

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