Buccaneers pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul claims Tampa Bay can win six straight games
Earlier this week, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said he believes that his team can run the table over the final six games of the season to finish with a 9-7 record.
Well that might sound a bit crazy, Arians has some support in defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul.
“We can’t lose no more,” Pierre-Paul said Thursday, according to Eduardo A. Encina of The Tampa Bay Times. “It’s short and easy and simple. Win every game out. It’s not impossible to me. The year we went to the Super Bowl with the Giants we were 9-7. All those guys on that team rallied up. Everybody came as one and connected. No matter what the call was, we just got to beat the guy in front of us.”
Pierre-Paul is referring to the 2011-12 campaign, when his Giants won nine games captured the NFC East division title en route to winning their second Super Bowl in five seasons.
Of course, the difference is that that New York team was not 3-7 like Tampa Bay, but Pierre-Paul still has faith in his current group.
“You gotta trust,” he said. “It takes a lot to trust somebody. … That’s how you build. You have to trust everybody on the team. … You’re going to make mistakes, but at the end of the day, if you trust the guy next to you, then you know you’re going to do whatever it takes for y’all to get the same job done.”
Pierre-Paul has played in just four games this season for the Buccaneers as a result of injuries from a car accident that sidelined him through Week 7. During the time he has been on the field, the 30-year-old has logged 12 tackles and 1.5 sacks.