No grown man wants to be considered soft. Especially those who run into each other at breakneck speeds for a living.
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"I think we're a little soft, but I think we'll get there," the defensive end said Wednesday, via The Associated Press. "We haven't played our best game this year. I know that for a fact."
"As a defense, we have to make a statement," Pierre-Paul said. "We haven't made a statement ever since, I'll say, San Francisco (in a Week 6 victory). Well, I'm lying, because we did beat up on Green Bay quite a little bit (in Week 12). But, ever since then, we haven't made a statement. We've just been losing. And we're all not playing together.
"When you're a team, on an organization like this, you've got to play together as one. Otherwise, you'll keep going downhill."
Honestly, even Pierre-Paul's statement sounded a little, well, soft. He should have channeled his inner Eddie Murphy and used the capital "T."
No need to panic, though. The G-Men found their legs late in 2011, won three of their last four games and went on to claim the Super Bowl championship.