T-Rock's Take on the Giants
When Justin Pugh was drafted, one of the things scouts liked about him was his nasty streak on the field. The Giants can use a little of that on Sunday.
Coming off his worst game as a pro – in an admittedly small sample size – Pugh said that they key to beating the Chiefs and correcting the woes of the group up front will be to remain physical and not be bullied like they were last week.
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Justin Pugh anticipates some nausea on Sunday night.
“Before the game and until I get out there and get that first hit in I’ll probably be a little nervous,” the rookie right tackle said of the run-up to his first NFL regular-season game. “I always have been that way. I think that’s how offensive linemen naturally are, you get a little nervous and you feel it in your stomach, you feel like...Read more »
There wasn’t much in the way of live action at today’s practice as most of it was done off cards. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t news.
For instance, we saw the new shape of the Giants’ offensive line for the first time. With David Baas out for a few weeks, the team decided to make three moves to replace him. They shifted Kevin Boothe from left guard to center, moved David Diehl from right...Read more »
It looks like Justin Pugh will be part of the reconfigured offensive line that deals with the absence of David Baas for the next few weeks.
Pugh’s agent tweeted out congratulations to his client this afternoon, saying that Pugh had been named a starter. While the Giants have not made that or any decision official, it seems likely that they will move Kevin Boothe from left guard to center,...Read more »
Well, the big news of the day was Antrel Rolle going down with an ankle injury, the severity of which has yet to be determined. But practice went on without him once he was carted off and the flow of injured players returning to the field and those leaving it continued.
Let’s start with the ones who returned to action. Chris Snee (hip) was taking pretty much all of the first-team reps at right...Read more »
When was the last time it rained in training camp and Tom Coughlin used the word “fortunate” to describe the situation? It wasn’t while the team was in Albany, I can tell you that. But here at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center the Giants have a fieldhouse that they can duck into whenever the weather becomes an issue. It meant that practice was closed to the fans, but more importantly to Coughlin...Read more »
There was a new sound at practice today. The pop of plastic rang through the crisp summer air as the Giants dressed in shoulder pads for the first time since their 2012 season ended on Dec. 30. And there was much rejoicing.
"It was good, it's always good to get started that way,” Tom Coughlin said. “It was real good to see … They were very enthusiastic about it and we'd like to think...Read more »
First-round pick Justin Pugh has agreed to terms with the Giants and will report to training camp tomorrow with the rest of the team, according to a Tweet from his representation.
As for Pugh himself, he Tweeted a single word to update his status: “Packing.”
While the terms have not been announced, there’s no reason to believe that Pugh’s deal is the standard for first-rounders that...Read more »
First-round pick Justin Pugh has yet to sign his contract with the Giants, but he said it will get done before the start of training camp in late July.
“I’m not really worried about it,” he said. “I just want to focus on football. That’s why I signed [the injury protection form to participate in the offseason program], so I can be out here. I know it’ll be done. I’m not missing any training...Read more »
Recovering from offseason hip surgery at the age of 31 as he approaches his 10th NFL season, Giants guard Chris Snee knows he’s on the back nine of his football career. Rather than react with apprehension after the team used its No. 1 pick for Syracuse tackle Justin Pugh and a seventh-round choice on Ohio guard Eric Herman, Snee understands his role in the evolutionary process.
“The time’s...Read more »