Canty: JPP reminds me of Reggie White

June, 26, 2012
6/26/12
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Chris Canty doesn't just believe Jason Pierre-Paul is the most versatile defensive end in the game today.

He thinks JPP can be as good as one of the all-time greats –- Reggie White.

When asked on "The Michael Kay Show" who is better, Pierre-Paul or Canty's former Cowboys teammate DeMarcus Ware, Canty replied without hesitation.

"It is no question in my mind," the Giants defensive tackle said on ESPN New York 98.7. "JPP's ability to play any position along the defensive front is what makes him tremendously special. He can play the shade, the two technique, the three technique ... he can do it all ... anything you want him to do along the defensive front, he can do."

Canty said the better comparison may be JPP to White.

"There is really nobody in the league right now that you can compare him to," Canty said. "The only person that kind of sticks out where you can compare him to -- and I can't believe I am saying this -- but he reminds me a lot of Reggie White. His ability to play all those different positions and to impact the football game the way he does, he is an unbelievable talent."

Canty also said he agrees with several others who believe Osi Umenyiora is underpaid even after restructuring the final of year of his contract.

"I think Osi is underpaid even though they gave him a little something to kind of appease him right now," Canty said. "He is a tremendous football player, a great teammate and person and I am glad to be able to play with him. With that being said, he is probably talent-wise a $10 (million) to $12 million-a-year defensive end and his performance and his play speaks for itself."
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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