Cruz thread morphs into and Oline / Pugh thread,,,
"Measure Twice......Cut Once"
You couldn't be more full of **** if you were break dancing in a Port-a-Potty.......Kruunch
In fact, his body lean, positioning and balance are fantastic. That would imply excellent core strength. Where he lacks strength is in his extremeties, not his core. I would venture to say his core strength may be as good as anyone on the team.
I think it humorous that because a guy doesn't rock out 35 reps on the bench press that he somehow has "core strength" issues.
Last edited by BlueSanta; 07-05-2013 at 12:06 AM.
but i agree with ur analysis of Pugh and his strength issue compared to what is said around here. iirc, he also put up like 26 at his pro day or something, not all world but not terrible either
I can tell you this, Pugh needs to add some bulk to his body and that will happen. But, his technique is very, very good and you simply cannot have that kind of technique with excellent core strength. It is a finite distinction I know, but I was responding to someone who specifically doubted his core strength, which I do not agree with. Bench press has very little to do with core strength.
What I see in Pugh at the NFL level is a finesse tackle that plays with great technique but is not overpowering. I think he will do real good with edge rushers. He's not a Lincoln Kennedy, Larry Brown type of tackle. I don't see him generating a lot of push in the running game.
This is what my gut tells me from watching the tape.