EAST RUTHERORD, N.J. (AP) - Jason Pierre-Paul might be the most puzzling piece on the winless New York Giants' much-maligned defense.
Pierre-Paul was supposed to be their playmaker, their catalyst. When opposing centers snapped the ball, many expected ``JPP'' to either swallow up running backs or leap over linemen for game-changing sacks.
And why not? Pierre-Paul was freakish in how he dominated games in his first two seasons, only to struggle last year because of a back injury.
When Pierre-Paul had disk surgery in June, the assumption was he would dominate games once again when he returned. When It didn't happen in the season opener against Dallas, many felt it was because he missed training camp.
Heading into Week 5 against the Eagles (1-3) at MetLife Stadium, the Giants' wait for JPP continues.
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