Anytime a coach says negative stuff about a player to the media publicly, IMO thats calling him out. Recently Coughlin said he is very confused why JPP didn't play well last season, and he also said he came in big.. Further elaborated and said not body fat big, just big..
There are going to be both sides to this argument so lets try to respect each others opinions..
Me personally I don't like the fact that Coughlin said this stuff publicy, **** like this needs to stay in house. But it makes me wonder maybe JPP isn't exactly responding to them, so maybe that's why he said this publicy to put it out there for everyone.. We all know Coughlin can rub people the wrong way and although he's gotten much better he still has it in him.. Maybe JPP isn't happy with the Fewell.. JPP and Osi both eluded to the lack of pass rush was due to scheme and I can't disagree with that. He had them playing a lot of 2 gap and read and react, putting the D line on their heels rather then going at it..
Now as far as JPP's play goes obviously it wasn't up to expectations.. Not even close.. BUT he also received a lot more attention and I'm sure the league went to school on him in the offseason.
1 thing I really want to point out, he started the season really well and was getting in the backfield A LOT but was getting held like crazy.. Maybe that got in his head??
A lot of people think he was lazy last season and obviously Couglin feels the same.. I do agree to a extent.. Question is do we get the JPP we love next season or does this turn JPP off? He's still a young kid so I'm fine with him having to be pushed a bit but to me this year is the year he needs to stand up, be a man and leader for this team dammit!
So anyway discuss, please remember it's ok to agree to disagree and respect everyone's opinions..