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Ex-Giants lineman knows hard road ahead of Ereck Flowers


He knows how tough it is to move from one side of the offensive line to the other. So Justin Pugh expects it will not be smooth sailing as Ereck Flowers switches from left tackle to right tackle on the Giants’ revamped offensive line.

I think it’s gonna be a tough transition going from left tackle to right tackle, Pugh said Wednesday on WFAN. He’s exclusively played left tackle his entire career, so he’s really got to work on it this offseason. Just keep working his technique. I will say this, Ereck Flowers is the strongest player on that team right now, I guarantee it pound for pound the strongest guy on that team.

It’s definitely tough, coming from a guy that played left tackle all throughout college, he played for three years in the NFL, going over to the right side, it’s gonna be a big adjustment for him,Pugh said. I can speak just from personal experience. He’s got to look forward to the challenge. He’s got to go into it and embrace it, because if he goes into it with the attitude ‘This isn’t fair, that’s not what I signed up for,’ he’s gonna dig himself into a deeper hole. I know Ereck is going to be working his butt off in the offseason. I wish him nothing but the best and the rest of the offensive line.’

But they don’t sit and play video games all day in the unit. They still have to partake in programming and they get to use that as a reward for continuing good behavior, keeping the unit clean, and doing what they’re supposed to do.

The Post reported in October that the commissioner, who was formally appointed that same month, was rewarding inmates with pizza for good behavior.

The issue of the video games was raised by Council member Robert Holden (D -Queens), who recently toured Rikers Island and saw inmates playing a Madden NFLgame on a Sony Playstation in a common area.

He was surprised to learn the games are only for inmates climbing the punitive ladder �� meaning those who have misbehaved behind bars.

Correction Officers Benevolent Association President Elias Husamudeen said the system relies too heavily on rewards and not enough on discipline, like punitive segregation, which was eliminated for those under 22 in 2016.

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