Jason Pierre-Paul showed up, and he'd like Giants fans to return the favor. The defensive end played one of his better games this year in Sunday's 23-0 loss at the Cardinals, then said the Giants' "true fans" will come to frigid MetLife Stadium next weekend and support the team against the Redskins as this disastrous season comes to a merciful end. "Our fans are going to be our fans. I feel like the true fans, that are really true to the New York Giants, and to the organization and to the players, whoever, they follow, whatever, the true fans are going to be there," Pierre-Paul said. "You don't know how the season is going to go when you start. Injuries occur. ... The real fans'll be there." The defensive end who wore a club on his right hand to protect a fractured finger for the third straight game, had the fans on his mind. Pierre-Paul has been one of the Giants' biggest disappointments after signing a four-year, $64 million deal in the offseason, but he was active Sunday. Pierre-Paul finished with a sack, two quarterback hits and four tackles against overmatched Arizona right tackle John Wetzel. "The whole season has been disappointing, but at the end of the day, we've got to come out here and be pros and play football," he said. When asked if he would have ever believed the Giants could fall this far - they have clinched the worst record in team history with a game to go - Pierre-Paul said, "I'm not worried about that. I'm worried about the next game. Next question please." Another inquiry sent his way: Will it be tough for the Giants, who are decimated by injuries and have nothing to play for, to get up for a likely sparsely-attended New Year's Eve game against a Washington team that is also eliminated from the playoff race?
Giants' 'true fans' will support team in last game, Jason Pierre-Paul says
Newark Star-Ledger | Dec 28