I'm just going to go ahead and state the obvious here, this is BAD news for the Giants. Just when JPP returns to his superstar form after battling the loss half his hand for the last year and a half, now he gets a groin injury that puts him out for the rest of the season. Fucking FANTASTIC. The one thing the Giants couldn't afford to happen right now was have a key defensive player get hurt, of course that's exactly what happens. Our defense has carried us to this 8-4 start, if the offense wasn't more inconsistent than Roger Goodell's Discipline policy, we'd probably be playing Dallas for the division lead this weekend. Our pass rush was finally coming around the last 4 games, JPP was especially coming on in the last two, and than to add insult to injury JPP has to go down in an awful loss to Pittsburgh.
It's over. Not the season, the fact that JPP won't suit up for the rest of the season, so it's time for the next man to step up. Obviously no one person can replace what JPP does on the field, he's a special player, it'd be impossible. Kerry Wynn, Romeo Okwara, and possibly Owa Odighizuwa if he's healthy, will be rotating to fill the void at the left end position. Those guys are backups for a reason, they'll have somewhat of an impact, but no where near what JPP does for us against every down. The other key defensive players on the team, along with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnoulo, are going to have to elevate their performances to a new level in order to make up for what they're missing with JPP done for the year. That's what next man up is all about. Player goes down, someone fills the void, and every individual steps up, and as a unit you play good team defense. That's what the G-men have to do from here on out or we're going to miss the playoffs, that's the reality of the situation. Let's see how they respond against Dallas, this game was already of the upmost importance, it just became even more meaningful.