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Justin Pugh Dry Heaves Before Every Game

I was looking over Justin Pugh’s long list of first year accomplishments just now via Giants.com and what struck me most about his career is how routine oriented he and Chris Snee have been since they began playing football at a high level. Both OL’s puke before each and every game… Wow.

Pugh has come a long way from opening night in Dallas, but he still gets nervous and dry heaves before every game, as he has his entire football life. Chris Snee, the 10-year veteran guard who played next to him before going on injured reserve because of a hip injury, always vomits just prior to kickoff.

“In our position, doing my job, you’re protecting someone’s livelihood, their career,” Pugh said. “You’re protecting someone’s health, the quarterback, the running backs, going down and helping the receivers out. I think other positions, if you’re a receiver and you drop a ball, nobody’s getting hurt. If you mess up and whiff on somebody and he hits the quarterback on his blind side, he could get hurt. I think that’s probably one of the reasons why offensive linemen are like that.”

Aside from being the first Giant first round draft pick to start every game since they’ve been drafted since LT — Pugh has provided that special consistency of a pre-game puke alive for Chris Snee since he went on IR.

I knew he’d fit right in.


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