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Saturday Media Transcript: LT Ereck Flowers

Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/5/2017 3:29 pm
T Ereck Flowers

August 5, 2017

Q: Good to see former defensive end Michael Strahen out there?

A: Yeah.

Q: What was his message?

A: Just keep working hard. Extra work.

Q: How has camp been going for you so far?

A: Going good.

Q: Do you feel a difference physically?

A: Yeah, I feel it. Every day it gets better out there.

Q: How do you feel?

A: I am not as tired as I was before and you get better every year.

Q: How do you think today was?

A: Today was a good day. I think it was one of our longer practices.

Q: For you personally? One of your better days?

A: I think it went pretty good.

Q: Do you feel like this is a big year for you?

A: Yeah.

Q: Why?

A: Why wouldnít it?

Q: Bigger than others though?

A: I mean every year I feel like is a big year.

Q: Do you feel like you have something to prove?

A: Who doesnít feel like they have something to prove?

Q: What is it like going up against OV (Olivier Vernon) every day?

A: Oh, heís good. I think he is one of the best defense ends in the league.

Q: Does he help you?

A: Yeah, he helps me a lot. We talk about different things that he does.

Q: What kind of tips does he give you?

A: Different pass rushes that he uses, what to do against it, how to help me against it.

Q: How much do you weigh right now?

A: Thatís not to be talked about.

Q: Any particular reason why?

A: Yeah, I just donít feel the need to talk about it.

Q: Are you at the weight you want to be at?

A: Yeah, I am. Itís camp, so you lose a little bit but I am right where I want to be.

Q: How does working against OV help you specifically?

A: Oh, it helps me. Like I said, I think he is one of the best defense ends in the league.

Q: What does he help you with specifically?

A: Practice hard.

Q: Is there anything specific you have been trying to work on in camp?

A: I have been trying to work on hand placement, pass protection.

Q: Are you spending a lot of time talking to Justin (Pugh)?

A: Yeah, every day. We all look to each other.

Q: How important is hand speed?

A: Oh, thatís important, too. They are all important, trying to get them to work together. This is the first time we are wearing pads in months, so every day itís getting better and feeling more comfortable.

Q: What were you talking about with DJ Fluker during practice?

A: I was taking a couple sets, so he was giving me a look before we were gonna do 7-on-7.

Q: Do you feel like you are seeing the results of the work you put in during the offseason?

A: I see myself improving every day out here at camp. First I started off a little bit and now I see me getting a lot better every day.

Q: Where did you train between minicamp and training camp?

A: I trained here, went back to my camp. Between here and Miami.

Q: Do you think fatigue was an issue last year?

A: No, I do not think it necessarily was an issue, but I do think that being in the best shape always helps.

Q: Have you been getting good feedback from the coaches?

A: Oh yeah. They are looking at me to go out there every day and get better.

Q: What are your expectations for yourself this year?

A: To play the best I know I can play.

Q: Does Eli show confidence in you?

A: Eli shows confidence in everybody, thatís why he is a good teammate.
Not exactly  
wonderback : 8/5/2017 3:44 pm : link
A loquacious guy is he?
A man of  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 8/5/2017 3:49 pm : link
few words.
such probing questions  
GIANTS128 : 8/5/2017 4:40 pm : link
***sarcasm off***
Not gonna...  
M.S. : 8/5/2017 4:44 pm : link

...make fun of the way this guy speaks.

Not gonna make fun of the way he blocks.

He's a draft bust at #9, and that ain't no laughing matter.
I felt like I was reading a script  
Canton : 8/5/2017 4:55 pm : link
for a Forrest Gump reboot.
RE: Not gonna...  
JCin332 : 8/5/2017 5:00 pm : link
In comment 13550462 M.S. said:
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...make fun of the way this guy speaks.

Not gonna make fun of the way he blocks.

He's a draft bust at #9, and that ain't no laughing matter.


You are so fucking predictable...
To borrow from Ric Flair...  
Klaatu : 8/5/2017 6:04 pm : link
Whether you like him or not, learn to love him, because he's our starting LT today, tomorrow, and for the rest of the 2017 season.
RE: To borrow from Ric Flair...  
Diver_Down : 8/5/2017 6:08 pm : link
In comment 13550487 Klaatu said:
Quote:
Whether you like him or not, learn to love him, because he's our starting LT today, tomorrow, and for the rest of the 2017 season.


Why do we have to like/love the players? I'll expect for them to do their job. I'll root for them to excel at their job as it impacts the team's success. It doesn't mean that we have to like them.
I'm stoked and hope he  
ctc in ftmyers : 8/5/2017 6:15 pm : link
proves all the naysayers wrong this year.
RE: RE: To borrow from Ric Flair...  
Klaatu : 8/5/2017 6:27 pm : link
In comment 13550489 Diver_Down said:
Quote:
In comment 13550487 Klaatu said:


Quote:


Whether you like him or not, learn to love him, because he's our starting LT today, tomorrow, and for the rest of the 2017 season.



Why do we have to like/love the players? I'll expect for them to do their job. I'll root for them to excel at their job as it impacts the team's success. It doesn't mean that we have to like them.


To borrow from Lennon & McCartney, Love is All You Need.
Colorful chap  
Jimmy Googs : 8/5/2017 6:47 pm : link
I guess he is saving the talk for the field...
RE: Not exactly  
Joey in VA : 8/5/2017 9:37 pm : link
In comment 13550447 wonderback said:
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A loquacious guy is he?
That the type of LT you need, loquacious type?
RE: I'm stoked and hope he  
baadbill : 8/5/2017 11:08 pm : link
In comment 13550493 ctc in ftmyers said:
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proves all the naysayers wrong this year.


Do you think there's a single Giants' fan who hopes otherwise?
RE: RE: I'm stoked and hope he  
Big Blue '56 : 8/6/2017 9:08 am : link
In comment 13550601 baadbill said:
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In comment 13550493 ctc in ftmyers said:


Quote:


proves all the naysayers wrong this year.



Do you think there's a single Giants' fan who hopes otherwise?


Hey buddy, you've been away for quite awhile, at least on FTs..Hope you're well
Hey BB56  
baadbill : 8/6/2017 2:38 pm : link
Stopping by BBI is like visiting your old neighborhood and seeing old friends. Hope you are doing well.
The stupid questions  
Bluesbreaker : 8/6/2017 9:31 pm : link
about his weight and his goals you know Flowers has a bit of a short fuse and these knuckleheads seem to try and get
under his skin .
Hopefully he gets some of his issues under control and is
much more consistant and with Ellison he can get some help
with the speed rushers if he starts having problems .
We need him to keep the early heat off Eli we will have a
big play offense back again .
He's obviously guarded with the press  
David B. : 8/7/2017 9:23 am : link
He clearly understands the perception people have about him after his first 2 seasons.

He's a tough kid who plays hurt, and is still very young. Hopefully things will click for him eventually. If not at OT, he'll be a OG, but it's unlikely he's going anywhere unless they Fluker him at the end of his rookie contract.
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