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Justin Pugh: Giants are “ready to win tomorrow”

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The Giants returned to the playoffs last season after making major changes to their defense during the offseason and reaping the benefits of those moves during the regular season.

They didn’t go on the same kind of spending spree this offseason, but they did make a couple of tweaks to an offense that fell short of reaching the desired results last year. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall and tight end Rhett Ellison are both new to the unit and guard Justin Pugh cited them when asked if the Giants are set to win tomorrow or if it will take longer than that.

“We’re ready to win tomorrow,” Pugh said on NFL Network, via the Giants’ website. “I think that you look at the NFC, we’ve brought some guys in, bringing in Brandon Marshall, a guy who’s my size, we brought in Rhett Ellison, a tight end. His numbers aren’t going to jump off the board, but he comes in and blocks. If you look at our personnel last year, we were, 95 percent of the time, three wide receiver sets [with] one tight end, one running back. Now we can switch up personnel. We can get in multiple formations. I think our offense is going to be better, and our defense returned everybody besides Johnathan Hankins. So I think we’re going to be a pretty good team to play.”

A more versatile scheme should be a good thing for the Giants, but questions remain about how well Pugh and his fellow offensive linemen will fare after the Giants left the group alone this offseason. Pugh said left tackle Ereck Flowers is “light years” ahead of where he was last season and similar growth for the entire unit would provide even more reason to believe in the Giants’ chances in 2017.

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12 Responses to “Justin Pugh: Giants are “ready to win tomorrow””
  1. beerbaron says: Jun 28, 2017 3:50 PM

    The only team that doesn’t spend all of June talking about how much they’re going to win is the team that actually wins every year: The New England Patriots.

  2. 23rdusernameused says: Jun 28, 2017 4:32 PM

    too bad they suck today.. “tomorrow” is a far way away, at least until after Eli-nterceptions retires….
    ho hum gints fans

  3. richiethegreek says: Jun 28, 2017 4:45 PM

    Justin Pugh talks too much.

  4. lewsblues says: Jun 28, 2017 4:56 PM

    I guess Justin has never heard the expression … “tomorrow never comes.”

  5. HankTheDog says: Jun 28, 2017 5:09 PM

    Why does this first round bust keep talking?

  6. deprado1 says: Jun 28, 2017 5:18 PM

    too bad they suck today.. “tomorrow” is a far way away, at least until after Eli-nterceptions retires….
    ho hum gints fans

    Eli and his 2 SB MVP’s – if that is ho hum, I’ll take it.

  7. grogansheroes says: Jun 28, 2017 5:18 PM

    They may be ready to win tomorrow. But it will be different in Sept., OCt., Nov., and Dec.

  8. deprado1 says: Jun 28, 2017 5:19 PM

    Why does this first round bust keep talking?

    Because he’s about to make over $10M per year. Not bad for a “bust”.

  9. 19dead2 says: Jun 28, 2017 5:37 PM

    Seriously, is Justin Pugh even worthy of an interview and quote? It’s June and two of the last players to open their mouths and get quoted are Pugh and Goof.
    Sorry, I meant Goff. Two players who have done next two nothing in the NFL.

  10. joemammy says: Jun 28, 2017 5:56 PM

    Gameday motto…

  11. stash918 says: Jun 28, 2017 7:15 PM

    Pugh is a borderline Pro Bowler and being a Pigeons troll is no way to go through life, son. 4 Lombardis and counting for the Giants, zero for the Pigeons. Can’t wait for JPP and Vernon to deliver a bone crushing knockout blow to Wentz next year.

  12. jpherling says: Jun 30, 2017 1:38 PM

    They may be ready to win tomorrow, but September isn’t tomorrow, particularly for Flowers and Hart. Fortunately for Pugh, two months from now, nobody will remember his overconfidence.

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