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Pugh to make preseason debut


After missing 11 days with a concussion suffered during training camp, Giants rookie tackle Justin Pugh will see his first NFL game action on Sunday, when the Giants host the Colts.

No pressure at all,’’ Pugh said, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.  “I think when you step out there, it doesn’t matter what round you’re drafted in.  You’re in the lineup against a guy and that’s the battle, regardless of a first-round pick and wherever they’re from.  So just go out there and play every play.  Do what I have to do and do my job.”

Pugh said he’ll be a little nervous, but the stakes are much lower now that Pugh has missed so much time during his rookie training camp.  He was expected to compete with David Diehl for the starting job at right tackle.  It’s now more likely that Pugh will be a reserve during his rookie season.

Unless, of course, one of the starting tackles gets injured.

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7 Responses to “Pugh to make preseason debut”
  1. floratiotime says: Aug 18, 2013 3:42 PM

    Yeah, failure takes a lot of the pressure off.

  2. bigblueblood says: Aug 18, 2013 4:49 PM

    Giants oline will have injuries during the season as usual and Pugh will jump in on the left or right side and possibly never look back once that happens.

  3. bigwayne75 says: Aug 18, 2013 5:19 PM

    So the future 7 X Pro Bowl OT starts tonight. Pugh will be great.

  4. grbigbluefan says: Aug 18, 2013 6:00 PM

    Let’s get some push Pugh! Let Wilson torch these turkeys and show how the GMEN do!

  5. brianratm says: Aug 18, 2013 6:28 PM

    Holland pride fools! Pugh is a huge Eagles fan! He is disgusted to have to play for the NY Ginas

  6. bigwayne75 says: Aug 18, 2013 7:19 PM

    @brianratm, he will learn to hate the Eagles and love the Giants, when he realizes the Eagles organization is terrible and the Giants is one of the best in the NFL.

  7. justlntuckrule says: Aug 22, 2013 2:26 AM

    Hope Pugh doesn’t stink it up…

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