He had more to say. One of the most interesting things was about the terminology the Giants use. Apparently, strong side to them means playing over the left tackle, while weak side means playing over the tight end. That's directly opposite the traditional nomenclature we all use. Whatever they call it, though, Bulluck said he's playing on the weak side as we all know it.
As to whether he expects a permanent shift after playing the last month in the middle, Bulluck had no idea.
"I think they're just seeing what options they have," Bulluck said. "If I start, I'll take advantage of all the reps I can. If not, I know I'm too talented not to play."
He said his surgically repaired left ACL is no longer an issue, though he was held to just six snaps in Saturday's game against Pittsburgh. He could see more time in Baltimore, however. At the same time, he'll be trying to discern if Perry Fewell has a definite job for him.
"I don't know what my role is," Bulluck said. "I don't portray myself as a starter or anything other than just a guy learning the system."
That could be Fewell's system at work. Fewell likes his players to be multi-faceted, so it's quite possible that he'll be switching Bulluck from middle to outside by the series, the better to create chaos and more advantageous matchups. Though he wouldn't carp about it, he did say he's never been one to complain. Which could mean he's not totally comfortable with the idea.
Still, at least he has plenty of experience there. And the Giants are taking measures to make sure he stays healthy enough to explore all options.
"I wanted to play more, but the doctors and coaches know best," Bulluck said. "I'm appreciative. A friend of mine had surgery around the same time as I did, and his team had him out on the field running three months later. He's already been back in for a scope."
It may not be a perfect scenario, but Bulluck isn't complaining too much.
"If everything was perfect, I'd never come off the field," he said. "But you roll with the punches. I'm very fortunate."