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Would you bring back Fluker on a 1 year deal?

superspynyg : 1/5/2018 2:02 pm
It seems from what I am reading that Gettleman loves big lineman. Fluker got better as the year progressed especially in the run game.

Would you bring him back?
At The Right Price  
Trainmaster : 1/5/2018 2:05 pm : link
Sure.

Flowers at RT or RG and Fluker at RG or RT is likely at least “serviceable”.
Fluker HAS to be a backup  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 1/5/2018 2:08 pm : link
he so bad at pass protection, that it can't be said enough.

He was serviceable in this wash of a season, but he is one trick pony, that will get a QB killed eventually.

I have no problem with him as a backup, but pass as a starter.
Yes  
GFAN52 : 1/5/2018 2:08 pm : link
Big body that a new OL coach can develop further.
Definitely.  
BlueManCrew : 1/5/2018 2:11 pm : link
Fluker was our best run blocker this year and had a positive meeting with Gettleman. He’ll be a key member on the line if we commit to establishing a run game.
Yes  
gmen9892 : 1/5/2018 2:12 pm : link
But I dont think he is going to want another 1 year deal. He had a pretty decent year this year and most likely earned himself at least a 2 year deal somewhere.
Fluker is young  
mrvax : 1/5/2018 2:16 pm : link
and massive. 11th pick in the 2013 draft. If he cannot pass block, he's useless. Is this a coaching issue or is it Fluker's lack of athleticism?

That needs to be looked into, IMO.
I would.  
Brown Recluse : 1/5/2018 2:16 pm : link
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Yes  
Rong5611 : 1/5/2018 2:24 pm : link
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Because we really have no one,  
Doomster : 1/5/2018 2:31 pm : link
yes I would...the trick is for how long/how much, because he is not a starter, he is a backup....

There is a reason why a guy drafted 11th, was released....
Yes.  
Beezer : 1/5/2018 2:32 pm : link
Could start. Could back up. Flexibility there. Young guy.

As a security guard maybe  
Vanzetti : 1/5/2018 2:47 pm : link
not as an OL
Yes  
jeff57 : 1/5/2018 2:51 pm : link
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Yes  
Beer Man : 1/5/2018 3:01 pm : link
He's earned the chance to return and compete for a starting role
The cart is way before the horse here.  
Big Blue Blogger : 1/5/2018 3:01 pm : link
Hire a head coach, an OC, and an OL. Then assess whether a one-dimensional road-grader like Fluker is a fit for the new offense.

Ideally, fill the other holes on the line first, because adjacent personnel will go a long way toward determining whether you maximize Fluker’s strengths or expose his weaknesses.
OL Coach, that is.  
Big Blue Blogger : 1/5/2018 3:01 pm : link
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Yea  
Peppers : 1/5/2018 3:03 pm : link
I'd bring him back to compete at RG.
Fluker  
Giantslifer : 1/5/2018 3:10 pm : link
If gentleman's ideal game plan is to run the ball consistently, then you definitely sign Fluker. He is a road grader, put him and some other 330 + lb guy on same side.

Assuming that the previous coaching staff was as bad as everyone thinks, all player decisions need to be started from beginning.

Rebuild interior OL/DL/LB, then figure out who QB of future is.
Just think what a very good running game would mean if Giants were at home in playoffs this week.
yes, especially if they return to a more tradtional GIants power  
Victor in CT : 1/5/2018 3:14 pm : link
offense. FLowers and Fluker could be physically dominating in the right kindof offense where OLs are expected to beat people up, not sit back and wait to be rushed.
Do we have a choice?  
AnnapolisMike : 1/5/2018 3:19 pm : link
What a mess that oline has become
Hog Mollie  
KeoweeFan : 1/5/2018 3:21 pm : link
'Nuff said.
100 % yes  
est1986 : 1/5/2018 3:30 pm : link
I, unlike proabbly all of BBI, Am OK with a 2018 line of Flowers, Jones, Richburg, Fluker and Pugh. I would still draft a guy and keep Bisnowaty and Wheeler around, Jerry should be done here. Not many F/A OL guys better than our own.
RE: Fluker HAS to be a backup  
Beer Man : 1/5/2018 3:30 pm : link
In comment 13773759 BigBlueDownTheShore said:
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he so bad at pass protection, that it can't be said enough.

He was serviceable in this wash of a season, but he is one trick pony, that will get a QB killed eventually.

I have no problem with him as a backup, but pass as a starter.
That was the story line when the Giants signed him, and we did see him struggle with pass blocking during the preseason; mainly on plays where the DL ran stunts. But he actually performed much better as he settled in as the starting RG during the regular season.
For sure..Even consider longer if it was Giants friendly  
Blue21 : 1/5/2018 3:32 pm : link
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RE: RE: Fluker HAS to be a backup  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 1/5/2018 3:34 pm : link
In comment 13773937 Beer Man said:
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In comment 13773759 BigBlueDownTheShore said:


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he so bad at pass protection, that it can't be said enough.

He was serviceable in this wash of a season, but he is one trick pony, that will get a QB killed eventually.

I have no problem with him as a backup, but pass as a starter.

That was the story line when the Giants signed him, and we did see him struggle with pass blocking during the preseason; mainly on plays where the DL ran stunts. But he actually performed much better as he settled in as the starting RG during the regular season.


No way... he nearly killed Eli by not picking up stunts in the regular season as well.
RE: yes, especially if they return to a more tradtional GIants power  
Beer Man : 1/5/2018 3:45 pm : link
In comment 13773901 Victor in CT said:
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offense. FLowers and Fluker could be physically dominating in the right kindof offense where OLs are expected to beat people up, not sit back and wait to be rushed.
I have always liked this approach. It may be old school, but the pass rush was always slowed down a bit due to a combination of the Hog Mollies wearing down the DL, and the DL having to play honest to cover both the run and pass.
Not a chance of him accepting another 1 year deal.  
Ivan15 : 1/5/2018 3:46 pm : link
Someone will offer 2 years.
Only as a back up at guard  
Archer : 1/5/2018 3:56 pm : link
I would like to see the Giants build a line for now and the future
They should grow together
They should get some young players

While Fluker was decent at blocking for the run he is still a liability in pass protection
Also it would be nice to have guard that can pull
He might be a lot better in pass protection  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 1/5/2018 3:58 pm : link
if the guy to his right had a clue as to what he was doing. He probably can be part of the solution but not if the right side is a jailbreak on every play.
I'd  
AcidTest : 1/5/2018 4:09 pm : link
be inclined to give him a two year deal. Some of this I admit is desperation because the OL is a complete mess, and Pugh and RIchburg may not be resigned. Fluker definitely has problems in pass protection. Having Hart next to him didn't help, but he was released largely for that reason despite being the 11th pick in the draft. But he can run block. He should be a backup, but next year would probably be a starter by default.
RE: Fluker HAS to be a backup  
Reale01 : 1/5/2018 4:17 pm : link
In comment 13773759 BigBlueDownTheShore said:
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he so bad at pass protection, that it can't be said enough.

He was serviceable in this wash of a season, but he is one trick pony, that will get a QB killed eventually.

I have no problem with him as a backup, but pass as a starter.


You are just wrong. His pass protection is fine. You need to watch the games he played and the pre-season. He misses at times when there is a stunt, but it is unclear if it is actually his fault. Also if he had more time to work with the first team that would likely improve. BTW the first team was Bobby f'n Hart. Once he locks on its over. He is the only lineman we have had since Snee that can give a push.
RE: At The Right Price  
Reale01 : 1/5/2018 4:18 pm : link
In comment 13773749 Trainmaster said:
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Sure.

Flowers at RT or RG and Fluker at RG or RT is likely at least “serviceable”.


I think that would be very solid in run blocking and not too bad in pass protection if they get some time to work together.
From my untrained eye  
rasbutant : 1/5/2018 4:43 pm : link
I would lock him up 4-5 year deal, 4-6mil/yr
I have always felt Fluker and Flowers  
George from PA : 1/5/2018 4:58 pm : link
On right side will be a strength
Yes  
arniefez : 1/5/2018 4:59 pm : link
but he's a poor pass blocker.
Would prefer Fluker  
Chip : 1/5/2018 6:07 pm : link
over Richburg and Pugh.
Sure . . . .  
TC : 1/5/2018 6:18 pm : link
him at one guard spot, Flowers at the other, a FA RT and center, and let Wheeler fight it out with some talented higher round rookie that can play either tackle spot for playing time.
RE: Would prefer Fluker  
Beer Man : 1/5/2018 9:34 pm : link
In comment 13774161 Chip said:
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over Richburg and Pugh.
West is a C,, Fluker a RG so can't say if I would want one over the other. Pugh is finesse, while Fluker is a road grader, so if all things were equal it would come down to the type of O the new Giants regime wants to run. As it is, Pugh has back issues which should be concerning.
better than Jerry  
SHO'NUFF : 1/6/2018 3:50 am : link
and that's not saying much
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