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RoanokeFan
05-09-2013, 08:07 AM
http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/25320/what-theyre-saying-ol-justin-pugh

Excerpt: "First-round pick: OL Justin Pugh (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/15808/justin-pugh), Syracuse

Here's our Rapid Reaction (http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/24964/rapid-reaction-giants-take-pugh) and what the Giants said about their first-round pick:

Marc Ross: "He has the skill set to play anywhere along the line, and whatever our coaches feel is the biggest need to put him at next year, I think he can do that -- from left tackle to center to right tackle to guard ... because hes so smart, so technique-sound and so athletic, its definitely a positive to be able to do that.

"In a year, who knows what our needs will be. Just having a guy that even during a game, if your center goes down, he can go in there and move wherever you want him to go. And theres nothing wrong with having a top notch left tackle, if thats what he is ... He did it (played multiple positions) at the Senior Bowl. He played a bunch of different positions at practice and during the game. And then his intelligence, he had one of the higher test scores this year."

Tom Coughlin: "I have been asked, Do you think it is time for you to take a hard look at your offensive line in terms of young talent? Well, there always is. Some years it is just not available to you. [Pugh] is a very technically sound player ... So versatile, smart, technically sound... a guy that we think can grasp the system right away and be in a position to help us out as a young player in a position that is not easy to play right away. And that is the offensive line at the professional level.

"We will assess our depth and see where we think we should start him out. He has been a tackle. I would expect him to stay there. Whether he goes over to the right side or not, and how fast he goes over there - we will have to decide ... We certainly saw the bowl game in which [Syracuse] did a tremendous job of rushing the ball. But there have been numerous games where that good young quarterback (Ryan Nassib (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/15891/ryan-nassib)) had big days as well. So we have been able to see [Pugh] as a pass protector and as a run blocker and have been equally impressed."

Jerry Reese (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8165/jerry-reese): "I watched a lot of tape on him because I saw the 32-inch arms and I was like, Im going to find something wrong with this guy, and theres nothing wrong with him... The thing about him when I [wrote] my notes: productive. This guy is really productive. Technical in the run game. Hes high percentage on pulls, on second blocks, on downfield blocks. You get excited about a guy that brings all that to the table because a lot times when you get offensive lineman they are a little bit one-dimensional. This guy is technically sound on all levels. Hes got that finish ability that you like in your offensive linemen.

"He doesnt really have any warts on him like off-field issues or hes not a good athlete. He was a clean guy. He had everything you look for. Hes not an aircraft carrier. Hes not that guy but hes a big solid football player and you win with those kinds of guys. Weve won a couple Super Bowls with David Diehl (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/4618/david-diehl), a solid football player, with Kareem McKenzie (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/2627/kareem-mckenzie) on the other side, a solid football player. You win with those kinds of guys, our kind of guys." Read more...

TheAnalyst
05-09-2013, 08:08 AM
And he will wear Osi's #72, for now anyway.

GameTime
05-09-2013, 08:09 AM
smart, technically sound, and versitile.....seems to be the common thread.

so for all those who had a hissy fit when they drafted him you can see now the org knows what they are doing......rest easy....

Mercury
05-09-2013, 08:22 AM
I'm happy they went Oline with the first pick. I was concerned at first when I first heard Pugh - since everyone was saying it was a reach. But I've only read and seen good things since then. I think he's our new RT, the starting position that needed to be address the most this offseason.

Kruunch
05-09-2013, 08:36 AM
And he will wear Osi's #72, for now anyway.

Well if our RBs can get the yardage that opposing RBs have gotten against Osi we should have a 4k rushing season :D

Pugh was a great pick imo. He was rated as a second round prospect throughout much of the draft process, but at the end of the day if he's a 10 year starter for us, who cares where we picked him?

I think our running game just got immensely better.

G-Men Surg.
05-09-2013, 12:28 PM
Ralph Vacchiano ‏@RVacchianoNYDN 1h
Great quote from OL Justin Pugh, the Giants' first-round pick, to his hometown paper: "My whole objective ... http://sulia.com/c/new-york-giants/f/6240166b-9c91-48a3-821c-2e8d3a5f504e/?source=twitter …
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Great read about Pugh's attitude on the field of play.

RoanokeFan
05-09-2013, 12:30 PM
Well if our RBs can get the yardage that opposing RBs have gotten against Osi we should have a 4k rushing season :D

Pugh was a great pick imo. He was rated as a second round prospect throughout much of the draft process, but at the end of the day if he's a 10 year starter for us, who cares where we picked him?

I think our running game just got immensely better.

Can we possibly have an A running game and an A passing game?

RoanokeFan
05-09-2013, 12:32 PM
Ralph Vacchiano ‏@RVacchianoNYDN 1h
Great quote from OL Justin Pugh, the Giants' first-round pick, to his hometown paper: "My whole objective ... http://sulia.com/c/new-york-giants/f/6240166b-9c91-48a3-821c-2e8d3a5f504e/?source=twitter …
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Great read about Pugh's attitude on the field of play.


Great attitude.

Kruunch
05-09-2013, 02:17 PM
Can we possibly have an A running game and an A passing game?

Without someone shooting themselves? Historically, no :(