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Giants and OL Justin Pugh agree to terms

Anakim : 7/25/2013 12:14 pm
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Source: #Giants and first-round OL Justin Pugh have agreed to terms. He’s getting ready for camp.
GiantFilthy : 7/25/2013 12:15 pm : link
anak, sticky earlier in the day than normal  
Nitro : 7/25/2013 12:16 pm : link
Del Shofner : 7/25/2013 12:16 pm : link
Greg from LI : 7/25/2013 12:17 pm : link
Nitro shoots, he scores!
okiegiant : 7/25/2013 12:19 pm : link
He needs to jump right in to earning his starting job.
Del Shofner : 7/25/2013 12:20 pm : link
it's crucial that he start his arm-lengthening exercises right away.
Vin R. : 7/25/2013 12:20 pm : link
boom, nice work  
mfsd : 7/25/2013 12:24 pm : link
by Reese Incorporated. Let's play some football!
mfsd : 7/25/2013 12:24 pm : link
Del Shofner FTW!
Sneakers O'toole : 7/25/2013 12:25 pm : link
Let's get this train on the tracks
Good news  
ZogZerg : 7/25/2013 12:31 pm : link
He needs to be there from day 1.
SanFranGiantsFan : 7/25/2013 12:31 pm : link
Good. Now beat out Diehl.
I think Diehl beats him out  
oipolloi : 7/25/2013 12:35 pm : link
for RT
Diehl starting opening night in Dallas  
SanFranGiantsFan : 7/25/2013 12:36 pm : link
makes me nauseous.
I tried to high five Pugh  
Headhunter : 7/25/2013 12:38 pm : link
but he couldn't reach my palm
What the hell took so long?  
SB : 7/25/2013 12:45 pm : link
He should be thankful we drafted him. Freakin' Pre-Madonna.
What were  
Phil in LA : 7/25/2013 12:45 pm : link
His options?
AnishPatel : 7/25/2013 12:46 pm : link
He reached the pen! Or.. someone handed it to him!
robbieballs2003 : 7/25/2013 12:54 pm : link
The pen was in his pocket but he needed someone to get it for him.
AnishPatel : 7/25/2013 12:56 pm : link
Well I can understand the delay now. Hopefully he can overcome this severe disability and become a pro bowl player for us.
Curtis in VA : 7/25/2013 12:57 pm : link
robbieballs2003 : 7/25/2013 12:58 pm : link
I don't think these short-arm jokes are ever going to get old.
I actually think he is going to start sooner rather than later  
UberAlias : 7/25/2013 1:09 pm : link
I didn't used to believe so, but Girbride's comments have pursuaded me. After the draft Gilbride was clear that an introduction of youth in the OLine was very much needed. He has had some very favorable things to say about Pugh, and it was his remark about Pugh not necessarily taking Diehl's spot because Diehl could always move inside that had me coming around. It left the impression Pugh already has expectations to start at RT but that doesn't count Diehl out because there are still other options for him.

In his recent interview when he talks about wanting to have more plays/fomrations/concepts where they are sending more receivers without the need to chip, he knows well this is not something they can get away with with guys like Diehl in there. I think he is well aware of the limitations and realizes personnel changes are necessary for them to to do what they they would like. I don't think we're even talkign about these things if we are assuming Pugh is a down the road type deal.
Great to hear...  
Dunedin81 : 7/25/2013 1:14 pm : link
very interested to see where he takes the bulk of his reps in camp and preseason.
I am actually thinking the other way  
robbieballs2003 : 7/25/2013 1:19 pm : link
I don't think Pugh starts. The only open spot, imo, is RT. Pugh was a LT in college. Switching from the left to right side of the OL or vice versa is extremely difficult. On top of that, they were using Pugh at multiple positions in camp. Instead of having him focus on just one position. I think in the long run it will be better for him to be that versatile but in the short term I think it is going to be a tough task to accomplish. I think Pugh at some point will start but I am not sure if it will be from day 1. That is a lot to ask of a young kid. I don't think most people know how difficult it is to switch from one side of the OL to the other, especially at OT.
Moondwg : 7/25/2013 1:41 pm : link
Now Nassib  
Ed A. : 7/25/2013 1:44 pm : link
What is the holdup with him? Slot dictates the deal. What is he trying to accomplish?
robbieballs2003 : 7/25/2013 1:52 pm : link
dictates the money/years. There is still a lot more that goes into a contract.
Did they just move  
Randy in CT : 7/25/2013 1:54 pm : link
the contract closer to him?


I remember when Phillip Rivers looked like the bad guy  
robbieballs2003 : 7/25/2013 1:58 pm : link
when he didn't report to camp on time and he turned down a great contract in terms of money and years. Then when the details came out it furthered my opinion that AJ Smith was a serious douchebag.

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He had to borrow this to sign it...  
Wuphat : 7/25/2013 1:59 pm : link
arcarsenal : 7/25/2013 2:02 pm : link
Eli Manning called to congratulate Pugh on his recently signed contract and to welcome him aboard but there was no answer.

When asked whether or not the no answer was intentional, Pugh replied "I actually had the phone in my pocket at the time but was unable to reach it."

"It was sort of embarrassing", Pugh said of the incident and later apologized to Manning via text message once he was able to retrieve the phone.
Must have been in his back pocket  
Rob in NYC : 7/25/2013 2:04 pm : link
so he had to take off his pants to reach it...
robbieballs2003 : 7/25/2013 2:04 pm : link
Moondwg : 7/25/2013 2:10 pm : link
I Love Clams Casino : 7/25/2013 2:13 pm : link
can't reeeeeeeach...oh crap it's Eli  
I Love Clams Casino : 7/25/2013 2:14 pm : link
Those short arm jokes  
LauderdaleMatty : 7/25/2013 2:44 pm : link
Will get old if he doesn't play well. Diehl will hol him off. He just has to extend his arms. There got it in just in case.
Pugh got an arm's length deal  
Some Fan : 7/25/2013 3:15 pm : link
P-Rex was able to reach for that oen after all.  
Optimus-NY : 7/25/2013 3:23 pm : link
It will be  
TMS : 7/25/2013 3:55 pm : link
disappointing if Pugh is not starting on the OL right away. First round pick taken higher than he was valued, should translate into 1st year starter, or it becomes questionable !
I bet Diehl is the opening day starter at RT  
Optimus-NY : 7/25/2013 4:32 pm : link
Just a hunch. Pugh takes over at RT after the bye (which occurs week 9), and then starts at home against the Raiders the next week.
Glad he won't missing any training camp time.  
Dave in Hoboken : 7/25/2013 4:36 pm : link
He's going to need the work.
So are we all agreed that Pugh's nickname will be T-Rex from now on?  
Moondwg : 7/25/2013 5:00 pm : link
Moondawgie - I vote for "P-Rex"  
Optimus-NY : 7/25/2013 5:02 pm : link
Moondwg : 7/25/2013 5:04 pm : link
yours is better. Hear Hear.
I hope he starts at RT from day one.  
RDJR : 7/25/2013 7:32 pm : link
If DD has to start one single game, when not filling in for an injured player, we are in trouble on the right side. DD stunk last season and I'm sure he didn't get any better or younger this offseason.
I wonder if he got the 4th guaranteed year  
Optimus-NY : 7/25/2013 8:01 pm : link
the picks a few spots below him and after him. Picks 14 through 21 (besides Pugh at 19) all got guaranteed money. Check out the two articles below on the subject:

Justin Pugh’s Contract Issues with the Giants - by Jason Fitzgerald of | July 16, 2013

Pugh, Giants could end up in a fight over guaranteed money - Posted by Mike Florio on July 15, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT
arc's 2:02  
Danny Kanell : 7/25/2013 9:25 pm : link
was hilarious.
Defenderdawg : 7/25/2013 9:47 pm : link
Patricia Trainaţ@Patricia_Traina1m
Hearing Justin Pugh's cap number this year is $1.517 million which, if true, drops the Giants cap space to about $2.1 million.
The Giants signed Pugh to play left guard  
GeofromNJ : 7/25/2013 11:05 pm : link
Short arms won't matter one way or the other. He may also see some work at center, though I think LG will be his position.
Post of the Thread IMO  
Giantology : 7/25/2013 11:24 pm : link
It will be
TMS : 3:55 pm
disappointing if Pugh is not starting on the OL right away. First round pick taken higher than he was valued, should translate into 1st year starter, or it becomes questionable !

Pugh Video  
Rudy57 : 7/26/2013 1:23 am : link
This shows why his short arms may be a problem.
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This is a better link  
Rudy57 : 7/26/2013 1:25 am : link
Questions his own ability
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Cyber arm extender  
Ira : 7/26/2013 6:46 am : link
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