NFL Notes: Chuck Pagano, Justin Pugh, Giants


Chuck Pagano

Former Colts HC Chuck Pagano says he would like to get another shot at being a head coach.

“I mean, I’m young. I’m 57 years old. So, I figure I’ve got a couple years left in me. I’ve got some unfinished business,” Pagano said Wednesday, via “So, I’d love to have another opportunity, I don’t care what it is. I just love being around the guys, being on the grass and competing.”

Justin Pugh

New Cardinals G Justin Pugh tells Jordan Raanan that free agency proved to be a humbling experience after he didn’t draw the kind of interest he thought he would.

“It was a crazy process,” Pugh said. “I thought I would get all these calls. Saw [Andrew] Norwell get signed [to a 5-year, $66.5 million deal with Jacksonville] and thinking I’m breaking the bank. And, you know, coming off an injury, coming off the season that we had, you get humbled a little bit. That is kind of what happened. You win three games in a season, not many things are going to go well for you.

Pugh added that he has no hard feelings for how things ended with the Giants.

“Of course. It was the team I started with,” Pugh said. “I always use the analogy it’s like your high school girlfriend. You think it’s going to last forever and then reality kicks in and it’s a business.

“I don’t blame the Giants at all. Everyone got fired. There was nobody there who had any allegiance to me whatsoever. I don’t even know those guys. If I was in New York it would be a new team anyways. Then I got to Arizona and it felt like the right place.


After a tumultuous 2018 season, Giants CB Eli Apple appears to be putting together a much better offseason and he has more support from his teammates.

Very athletic guy. I watched him from afar being in Pittsburgh, and then also when he was at Ohio State,” new Giants CB William Gay said, via the New York Post. “You just see the things that he can do on the field. I’m ready to help him any type of way that I can, because I want to be in his speech when he becomes a Hall of Famer, and say, ‘I had an old guy William Gay that helped me a little bit.’ I’m gonna give him everything I can, but from the looks of it, he’s ready to go. And I just love his enthusiasm every day on the practice field.”

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