Big Blue Interactive The Corner Forum  
Back to the Corner
 

Wednesday Media Transcript: Guard Justin Pugh

Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/13/2017 6:23 pm
Guard Justin Pugh

September 13, 2017

Q: What makes you think this offensive line group can prove everybody wrong?

A: I know the kind of character of our guys. We are going to go out there, we are going to keep working, we are going to get better, and we are going to let our play dictate.

Q: Ereck [Flowers] talked about the sense of urgency when you guys watched the film, did you notice that, too?

A: Yeah, itís tough. I mean you look at the game, we go out and those three and outs and itís tough to get in a rhythm when you go three and out. We had some manageable third downs, we had some decent runs, no negative yard runs early on. Just making sure you keep that offense off the field and really play complementary football. I think that is something that we harped on. Trying to get the ball out of our end so we can punt it back down. We donít have to score touchdowns, not trying to stretch and do too much. So, we are excited to move on, flush it. Not a great game, not a way you want to start the season, not how we drew it up, but itís the cards we are dealt right now. So, we are going to go out and get better from it.

Q: No loss of confidence in the group?

A: No. I mean everyoneís got to go out there, you got to do your job. Iím not too worried about that.

Q: How much does this group hear the criticism?

A: I mean it is in our face. Every time I turn around, somebody is asking us what is wrong with the o-line.

Q: How does this group handle that?

A: At the end of the day, the people that are making the decisions are the people that are paid to know football. They are the ones that are putting us out there, right? So, the people that are just going to watch on TV and want to make assumptions, thatís a whole other story. So, we got to go out there and keep handling our business and keep our nose to the grindstone. We canít worry about the outside noise because we have games to win and we have to get ready for Detroit.

Q: How do you make sure that this is just one game and not a continuation from last year?

A: I mean, just go back to work. Thatís the only way you can get better. You got to work on the mistakes you made and correct them. Thatís the only way youíre going to fix it.

Q: Last year when you talked about the problem on the line, you would say it was one block here, one block there; is that still the problem?

A: I mean Dallas did some things that I would say caught us off guard up front. At the end of the day, they are still doing the same things that they have always done. There were a few wrinkles that they threw in there, which obviously is going to happen in Week 1. There were a few plays that were if one guy messed up, like I said earlier, I donít know if you got it over here or I said that, but yeah.

Q: So, it was the standard Week 1 new wrinkles?

A: I mean there were a few things that gave us some trouble and then once we got it down, we got a nice little drive there in the third quarter. We got to finish with a touchdown.

Q: Are you talking about some of the line stunts?

A: No. We knew they were going to do that.

Q: What was the wrinkle?

A: I mean some of the fronts that they played. Like pre-snap alignments, stuff like that. So, I mean, we got to continue to get better, grow from it. Iím confident in this group and we are looking forward to getting ready for Detroit.
I read almost all the transcripts...  
Dan in the Springs : 9/13/2017 7:26 pm : link
and really have grown to dislike Pugh's because he has done a lot of talking about his unit that hasn't later been backed up. It's not his fault really - he's the de facto leader of a group who has continually disappointed me. I almost didn't want to read this one.

Having said that, I'm glad I did. I liked the explanation about the wrinkles Dallas threw in there.
Could have been any Pugh interview  
The_Boss : 9/13/2017 7:29 pm : link
Over the last 18 games. They always sound the same.
"I know my guys"
"We're gonna work out butts off to change the perception"
"We are better than this"

Blah, blah, blah.

Justin, you guys blow ass. Period.
The only thing I like is the "sense of urgency"  
PatersonPlank : 9/13/2017 7:29 pm : link
They better have that
Dude talks a lot  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 9/13/2017 7:34 pm : link
For an average lineman.
RE: Dude talks a lot  
The_Boss : 9/13/2017 7:37 pm : link
In comment 13598023 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
Quote:
For an average lineman.


Looking to get $8-10 million/year.

Sadly he's the "leader" of one of the worst, if not the worst, units in the league.
arrrgh  
Steve in South Jersey : 9/13/2017 7:41 pm : link
Quote:
We donít have to score touchdowns
...  
Mdgiantsfan : 9/13/2017 7:48 pm : link
I love how he put it on mgmt lol. "The people that are paid to know football are putting us out there..."

Hopefully this is like hooking that first drive into the trees but from the 2nd hole on keeping it in the short stuff.
RE: ...  
UberAlias : 9/13/2017 8:24 pm : link
In comment 13598035 Mdgiantsfan said:
Quote:
I love how he put it on mgmt lol. "The people that are paid to know football are putting us out there..."

Hopefully this is like hooking that first drive into the trees but from the 2nd hole on keeping it in the short stuff.
I didn't read it that way. I took it as a jab at the people complaining. He's probably hearing people say you need to get rid of so and so, and he's basically saying we fans don't know what we are talking about.
RE: Dude talks a lot  
Milton : 9/13/2017 8:36 pm : link
In comment 13598023 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
Quote:
For an average lineman.
Everybody talks a lot, but he's got a microphone in front of his face more often than the rest of us so it winds up in print.
I feel bad for them, granted they're working hard to correct  
micky : 9/13/2017 8:52 pm : link
problems. But in end, their talent as a group is at their max as what we've seen from This group the past few seasons. they are what they are..not very good. period.
RE: Dude talks a lot  
rasbutant : 9/13/2017 9:07 pm : link
In comment 13598023 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
Quote:
For an average lineman.


Add him to the Cowboys line or similar and you would be talking about him being an all-pro.
BWAHAHAHAAA  
GeorgeAdams33 : 9/13/2017 9:38 pm : link
That's rich!!

You put him on Dallas and he is the weak link.

Wow, we really have some homers on here. Pugh sucks
Line Stunts  
Rick in Dallas : 9/14/2017 5:23 am : link
OL knew they would see line stunts from the Cowboys in game prep but on third down first series Eli gets sacked on very first line stunt.
Just a lack of NFL talent on this OL.
This crappy OL falls at the feet of Reese.
Hard to watch this OL play.
Reese sucks at OL  
XBRONX : 9/14/2017 7:11 am : link
evaluation.
RE: Line Stunts  
HoustonGiant : 9/14/2017 11:51 am : link
In comment 13598218 Rick in Dallas said:
Quote:
OL knew they would see line stunts from the Cowboys in game prep but on third down first series Eli gets sacked on very first line stunt.
Just a lack of NFL talent on this OL.
This crappy OL falls at the feet of Reese.
Hard to watch this OL play.


John Jerry is the biggest liability and that play exposed it for the 1 billionth time.
RE: BWAHAHAHAAA  
Big Blue Blogger : 9/14/2017 3:43 pm : link
GeorgeAdams33 said:
Quote:
That's rich!!
You put him on Dallas and he is the weak link.
Wow, we really have some homers on here. Pugh sucks
I think he'd be an upgrade over Chaz Green. Not saying Pugh is anything special - just that he's a pretty good NFL LG. There's a big middle ground between "All-Pro" and "Sucks", though it's hard to see shades of grey after the team lays an egg like Sunday's game.
Back to the Corner