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Mo Wilkerson puts a “red dot” on Justin Pugh over hat remark

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The annual Jets-Giants preseason game will have a little more at stake than a Snoopy trophy.

Jets defensive lineman Mo Wilkerson has a specific plan for Giants guard Justin Pugh, over a remark that Pugh made on social media.

“At the airport and I forgot a hat,” Pugh said. “They only have [Jets] hats. All of them untouched. Literally not one [Giants] hat left…Wonder why?”

Via Connor Hughes of NJ.com, Wilkerson said in response “bro now u got the red dot see you 8/26 a MetLife.”

The two will likely see plenty of each other in what will be the third preseason game of the year, during which starters play at least the first half and sometimes into the third quarter. But it would be foolish for Wilkerson or Pugh to treat this like an opportunity to brawl during or after a given play, with the regular season so close.

Besides, while Pugh arguably shouldn’t have stepped on the low-hanging fruit, did he say something that wasn’t factually accurate? The Jets currently stink and the Giants currently don’t. And travelers looking for NFL-related New York souvenirs surely are going to gravitate toward the clearly better team, unless and until the prices on Jets gear are slashed and a frugal customer is looking for the football equivalent of a cashmere sweater with a noticeable irregularity.

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40 Responses to “Mo Wilkerson puts a “red dot” on Justin Pugh over hat remark”
  1. rocknrollman59 says: Jul 8, 2017 12:00 PM

    the NY Jets will ALWAYS be the little brother, when it comes to the Giants-Jets rivalry…..Mo Wilkerson, get used to it……..

  2. chiefsfolife says: Jul 8, 2017 12:04 PM

    Jets-Giants preseason football….everyone mark your calendar!

  3. cookerduff123 says: Jul 8, 2017 12:04 PM

    Oh snap! It’s on! Preaseason 2017! They have approximately 3 snaps to get after one another before heading to the bench for the rest of the exhibition.

  4. redlikethepig says: Jul 8, 2017 12:13 PM

    The overcompensating Jets … this is their Superbowl every year.

  5. nfl fan says: Jul 8, 2017 12:13 PM

    The only time of the year the J-E-T-S will be relevant.

  6. mybrunoblog says: Jul 8, 2017 12:21 PM

    All of us here in the NYC Metro area have known for generations that the Giants out perform the Jets not just on the field but in team merch popularity. Even when the Giants have a down year and the Jets are playing well the Giants are still much more popular. The Giants have a long, long history with a fair amount of success and the Jets……Well, the Jets don’t.

  7. dirtmcgirt24 says: Jul 8, 2017 12:25 PM

    Preseason Week 3, otherwise known as the Annual Jets Super Bowl

  8. imthedudedude says: Jul 8, 2017 12:40 PM

    A gun reference? In New York? He’s getting fined right? That’s a violent gun reference there’s no way that will stand.

  9. dudermcrbohan says: Jul 8, 2017 12:41 PM

    i get the seinfeld reference

  10. lowriderfxr says: Jul 8, 2017 12:45 PM

    You didn’t fly there on a giant. That’s about all I can do for you bro.

  11. tbisgod says: Jul 8, 2017 12:46 PM

    Jets were 15-17 over the last 2 years,
    Giants were 17-15…….Boy, those Giants are great

  12. MichaelEdits says: Jul 8, 2017 12:46 PM

    I like this story and I’ve never been anywhere near New York.

  13. nsm70 says: Jul 8, 2017 12:49 PM

    Well out here in LA, the Rams and Chargers are fighting for LA and our loyalty when the real LA team will playing in our backyard soon, Vegas Baby! Go Raiders!

  14. dickshotdogs says: Jul 8, 2017 12:52 PM

    I’m diggin’ the Seinfeld reference. Thumbs up for the creativity, Florio.

  15. 3beeps says: Jul 8, 2017 1:00 PM

    Does this mean the Mo will actually give effort in a game ??

    He should donate his paychecks to the Home for Disgruntled D-Linemen.

    The Jets let their only good DL sign with the Giants.

  16. tunechi90 says: Jul 8, 2017 1:01 PM

    Wilkerson > Pugh

    Giants > Jets

  17. bigdaddystyle says: Jul 8, 2017 1:09 PM

    Let’s hope in the 4th quarter the JETS don’t send their starting QB back in with the scrubs to win this annual preseason game. Oh, Rex. Tell us again how that was the right move.

  18. intrafinesse says: Jul 8, 2017 1:15 PM

    Wilkerson should first worry about actually playing well. He signed a huge contract and didn’t play all that well.

  19. abninf says: Jul 8, 2017 1:44 PM

    Dallas Cowboys gear would sell double over the Giants at the same airport. Or any airport.

    Need to get a Red Mesa High Redskins hat, myself.

  20. RogerThat! says: Jul 8, 2017 1:48 PM

    Stop picking on the Jets! That’s Belichick’s job.

  21. onebuffalove716 says: Jul 8, 2017 1:50 PM

    The Jets are like the Bills. Living vicariously through past success. the bills with the super bowl runs and the Jets… still living off of 1 game that sent Joe Namath to the hall of fame

  22. barrywhererufrom says: Jul 8, 2017 2:05 PM

    Pugh sucks. He talks crap where his play should do the talking. Sadly he can’t back it up.

  23. waldoampere says: Jul 8, 2017 2:41 PM

    Is it possible for Giants’ fans to more arrogant? Your team is much older than the Jets and has had more success. As such, they have a larger fan base. But with the size of the NYC metro area, just having 40% of the fans still makes the Jets’ fan base larger than ninety percent of the other NFL teams.

  24. nyneal says: Jul 8, 2017 2:57 PM

    Wilkerson will smash Pugh — if he shows up on time, of course.

  25. jag1959 says: Jul 8, 2017 3:32 PM

    mybrunoblog says:
    Jul 8, 2017 12:21 PM
    All of us here in the NYC Metro area have known for generations that the Giants out perform the Jets not just on the field but in team merch popularity. Even when the Giants have a down year and the Jets are playing well the Giants are still much more popular. The Giants have a long, long history with a fair amount of success and the Jets…
    _____________________________

    …are the Jets.

    Including this one the Giants have won a Superbowl in each of the last 4 decades and in each of them there were also last or next to last place division finishes. Even before the Superbowl there was never a generation of fans that didn’t know a championship. While we all know John Mara is no Wellington we also know the team is institutionally capable of engineering a turnaround and is committed to winning. As fans no matter how bad any given season might be the team’s history has shown us we have every reason to believe that respectability and championships are never really all that far away and our faith is not misplaced. Jets fans know the exact opposite. It goes well beyond just the losing. Their team is never far from some fresh embarrassing hell, disaster and ridicule are the norm. Whether it’s fortitude or masochism in spite of knowing the iceberg is waiting for them every season they once again climb aboard the SS Jetanic. It’s almost enough to make you feel bad for them… almost.

  26. koolaid69 says: Jul 8, 2017 4:08 PM

    Didn’t have to wait too long for today’s Seinfeld reference

  27. bcgreg says: Jul 8, 2017 5:11 PM

    The Jets’ Super Bowl…Pre Season football…

  28. IllJetsFan says: Jul 8, 2017 6:26 PM

    You Wow, can’t wait for the snoopy bowl? 🏈🏆 Let’s go J-E-T-S JETS, JETS, JETS!

  29. tfootball1234 says: Jul 8, 2017 7:13 PM

    as a giants fan in western ny i can say there are giants fans everywhere around here. i know of not one jets fan. thats the difference. giants have a very long history of championship caliber play and it follows from generation to generation of fans. outside of nyc i would guess the jets have a minuscule number of supporters across the country.

  30. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Jul 8, 2017 7:56 PM

    But when the Jets do win, it will be colossal for them, the fans, New York and the league. It will be nauseating for everyone else, but so what. To the victor goes the spoils. Just a matter of when.

  31. formerworldchamps says: Jul 8, 2017 9:07 PM

    jag1959 says:
    Jul 8, 2017 3:32 PM

    mybrunoblog says:
    Jul 8, 2017 12:21 PM
    All of us here in the NYC Metro area have known for generations that the Giants out perform the Jets not just on the field but in team merch popularity. Even when the Giants have a down year and the Jets are playing well the Giants are still much more popular. The Giants have a long, long history with a fair amount of success and the Jets…
    _____________________________

    …are the Jets.

    Including this one the Giants have won a Superbowl in each of the last 4 decades and in each of them there were also last or next to last place division finishes. Even before the Superbowl there was never a generation of fans that didn’t know a championship. While we all know John Mara is no Wellington we also know the team is institutionally capable of engineering a turnaround and is committed to winning. As fans no matter how bad any given season might be the team’s history has shown us we have every reason to believe that respectability and championships are never really all that far away and our faith is not misplaced. Jets fans know the exact opposite. It goes well beyond just the losing. Their team is never far from some fresh embarrassing hell, disaster and ridicule are the norm. Whether it’s fortitude or masochism in spite of knowing the iceberg is waiting for them every season they once again climb aboard the SS Jetanic. It’s almost enough to make you feel bad for them… almost.

    ___________________________________

    Fine piece of literature,my fellow Giant fan.
    I wish I could be as articulate in describing the Giant/jet relationship.

    Honestly,there were only two moments I had envy of the Jets Super Bowl III and Yale Bowl during Woodstock weekend.

  32. nyneal says: Jul 8, 2017 9:53 PM

    I remember one year the Jets went 5 and 0 in pre-season and then won 4 games all year. That was hilarious because all the Jets fans really thought they finally had another Super Bowl team to root for.

    Then one year, they were 10 and 1 and former Bills LB’er turned announcer Paul McGuire said on Sunday Night Football he didn’t think the Jets would win another game. Well, guess what happened? The Jets lost their last 5 games and missed the playoffs. Paul McGuire is still hated by Jets fans who blame him for the Jets losing those games. But his prediction rang as true as Joe Namath’s prediction that the Jets would beat the Colts in Super Bowl III.

    I have lived in NY since 1967 and the Jets have been good for a lot of laughs over the years. I am not a Giants fan, either, so I like them better when they are stumble bums, too.

  33. jagsfan1 says: Jul 8, 2017 9:57 PM

    And when Mo is in Free Agency and another team offers him more money…he will wipe his behind with his Jets hat…what a joke.

  34. jetfan79 says: Jul 8, 2017 10:27 PM

    Let’s hope in the 4th quarter the JETS don’t send their starting QB back in with the scrubs to win this annual preseason game.
    ————————–
    Jokes on you! Jets don’t have a “starting” QB.

  35. metlifeteardown says: Jul 9, 2017 12:57 AM

    What finally made Giants relative in 1981 was drafting LT with 2nd pick. In 1980, both teams went 4-12. JETS had third pick. Can you imagine the Jets run if you put Taylor with the Sack Exchange? Gastineau and Klecko had 20 each in 1981. The current discussion would be flipped upside down all because the Jets didn’t TANK their ’80 finale versis Miami. That pass rush would have been best ever. Unblockable. Lesson learned. TaNK. Wall Street Journal did great article on difference between Giant and Jet fan. Classy Giant fans , who can forget the xmas snowball game. Right out of Veterans Stadium.

  36. mogreenz says: Jul 9, 2017 1:40 AM

    Jets have the smallest fan base in pro football and Joe Willie ain’t gonna make a return.

  37. kd75 says: Jul 9, 2017 6:49 AM

    In the old stadium I put a Red Dot on Mick Jagger once.

    But they won’t let you bring those laser pointers in anymore.

  38. canetic says: Jul 9, 2017 8:52 AM

    The reason there were no Giants hats is because Eli took them all and sold them as game-used.

  39. Lemmy Aksyadis says: Jul 9, 2017 4:59 PM

    The Jets currently stink and the Giants currently don’t. And travelers looking for NFL-related New York souvenirs surely are going to gravitate toward the clearly better team,

    New York souvenirs? Those would be souvenirs of only one team, the Bills. Those other 2 teams are from New Jersey.

    Hey, don’t get mad at me, I didn’t make them leave.

  40. breadmeatcheese says: Jul 9, 2017 7:57 PM

    it all went to heck when chan gailey and fitzmagic left.

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