My guess is that they are a little miffed that he held out and missed valuable learning opportunity. They are telling him he has much to prove if he wants to beat out a two-time Super Bowl starting lineman and a great Giant teammate. DD has given his all for this organization and deserves respect. If he can't play up to NFL standards he will be replaced and retire with dignity. If Pugh is up to the task, he will be starting soon enough but it will not be given to him just because he was a 1st round pick.This is respect for DD and motivation for Pugh...nothing more IMO