"I've got something to prove this year, and I want to shut them up," Pierre-Paul said Wednesday, per The New York Times. "A lot of people are doubting me. I know what people have been saying. But it's O.K.; I'll get them back this year."
Pierre-Paul underwent back surgery in early June of last year and was never the same in 2013.
"I couldn't explode off the line, and I couldn't get around the edge," he said. "I lost all that. But I've got all that back now. And I'm a greedy guy. I want to get to the quarterback and stop the run. I want to show a lot of people what I can still do."
Entering the final season of his rookie contract, JPP said his back sometimes still bothers.
"I still feel a little something," he said, per Newsday, "but at the end of the day, it's nothing that is going to bother me while I'm playing. Now, I'm flying to the ball."