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Mike Garafolo@MikeGarafolo 1h1 hour ago
In press release announcing DJ Fluker signing, NYG note that incumbent RG John Jerry is a free agent. Sounds like Jerry could still return
Jordan Raanan@JordanRaanan 1h
There has been ongoing communication there for weeks
I hope he plays RT and we add a RG in the draft.
Another bonus to signing Fluker is that Flowers can look at him and see a high first round pick who got released, i.e. Flower's future if he doesn't improve.
Actually has good feet, he just still doesn't know to do with his hands.
like a coordination issue?
get benched towards the end of the season?
either way he'll likely upgrade 1 of the spots on the right side, and hopefully the other will be upgraded by growth from either Hart, Jerry or a draft pick.
Agree with his feet being quick enough. It's balance first (waist bending is a big problem-- him dipping his head and losing vision of his target) followed closely by getting arms extended and making contact inside as opposed to grabbing.
people say it can take a good three years for some players to "get it". Times running on/out for Flowers. My guess is if he gets the LT spot again he'll have 8 games to show his improvement. The real problem is that the Gmen never had any consequential competition for Flowers and it shows.
He does all that crazy stuff with his arms & hands because he doesn't trust his own ability to stop people going around him.
Jerry Reese can replace O-line coaches every year and trash Eli all day, but it doesn't change the fact Flowers is his second #1 pick offensive tackle flop.
Eventually, some "nobody" will come along and surprise us and take over the left tackle position (and not embarrass himself), and Flowers will go to guard.
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Ten Ton Hammer said:
You can never have enough below average offensive lineman.
Fluker started 11 games at RT and four games at LT his rookie year. "The left and right tackle splits were most evident in pass protection. Fluker surrendered 24 pressures on 403 pass blocks on the right side, but he gave up an almost identical 23 pressures on only 161 pass blocks when lined up on the left side. While many analysts worried about his ability to handle speed around the edge, only 22 of his 47 pressures came to the outside. Despite his perception as a mauler, nine of his pressures came against bull rushes, second most among the rookie offensive tackles."