Since being the New York Giants' No. 1 draft selection in 2010 (15th overall), defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has been a big help to the Giants defensive line, and with the offseason departure of Justin Tuck this year, JPP has been given more responsibility on the line.
After playing only 11 games in 2013, Pierre-Paul intends on being healthy for each and every game this year and continue to be the annoying presence for offensive coordinators. And his 31 sacks in his five-year career is nothing to laugh at.
But for this Sunday's matchup against the Texans, JPP may be given another assignment come gameday. The Giants have taken note that Houston Texans defensive tackle J.J. Watt has been used in the past as a tight end on goalline situations, most recently last week against the Oakland Raiders where he caught a one-yard touchdown pass, and the Giants are considering a similar gameplan to have Jason Pierre-Paul at the tight end position.
It's healthy to have a thought process where a team can attempt to mirror another team's tactic in order to try different things, and with Pierre-Paul's well-admired athleticism, it can be a great combination. New offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo has been open to the idea, having done it during his time with the Green Bay Packers.Read more... Join the Conversation...