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Transcript: Left Tackle Ereck Flowers

Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/13/2015 1:40 pm

T Ereck Flowers

August 13, 2015



Q: Yesterday, specifically for you, did you like what you were able to get done against the Bengals?

A: Yeah, yesterday went pretty well, got better yesterday. So, looking forward to tomorrow.



Q: What did you learn from these joint practices, if anything?

A: Itís good work. Weíve been working hard every day, so itís pretty much the same thing weíve been doing.



Q: Whatís your feeling going into tomorrow nightís game, obviously a start for you?

A: Iím excited, first game, so I came in, got some good work. Iím looking forward to tomorrow.



Q: Are you pretty much over the hip flexor issue now?

A: Yeah, itís gotten a lot better than what it was.



Q: Is it a big deal for you to play in your first preseason game?

A: Yeah, itís going to be good for me to play any game I dress up in. Iím not the type of guy to want to miss games. Itís a big deal.



Q: I know you missed a couple of days, but youíve been out there for the most part. Do you feel caught up?

A: Yeah, Iíve always taken mental reps and watched a lot of film. I try to prepare myself the best I can.



Q: Howíd you think the line did in the two days of practice?

A: I think we did pretty well, we did pretty good. I think everybody came out there and got a lot better and improved. It was great work.



Q: Was it helpful for you to see another team for the first time?

A: Yeah, yeah, yeah. It was really helpful. You get to see what youíre going against and what itís like and what you need to correct, and different people do certain things. It was a great experience.



Q: What was the biggest challenge for you out there?

A: My biggest challengeóitís not so much as I had a biggest challenge. I really just wanted to go out there and get better in all aspects, really just progress. I think I progressed. It was more so me wanting to get overall better than me having some biggest challenge.
For a Miami player  
Ten Ton Hammer : 8/13/2015 1:41 pm : link
Flowers is remarkably no-nonsense and a man of few words.
In my mind, he's the biggest key this season  
JonC : 8/13/2015 1:43 pm : link
because NYG will need a high-scoring consistent offense to win football games in 2015.
Write this down  
Joey in VA : 8/13/2015 1:45 pm : link
He will get beaten early for a sack or something close to it. He's a big talented dude who I think is going to shut up a lot of "experts" who whined about his technique. That said, he just went up against a veteran DL that has carried its team to a playoff berth 4 years running. No WAY did his opponents give him anything prior to Friday. My guess is that one of the vets (Dunlap probably) saw something he can exploit and he will do just that early.

My assumption is that Flowers learns and learns quickly how to avoid that mistake in the future but I will be shocked if he doesn't get beaten early and have everyone up in arms for a little bit.
Everybody's concern is with pass protection  
Gman11 : 8/13/2015 2:05 pm : link
but I think this guy is going to flatten some people when it comes to the running game.
Joey  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/13/2015 2:08 pm : link
good point.
TTH  
Lionhart28 : 8/13/2015 3:51 pm : link
He's an offensive lineman though, not your typical U skill player.
He's going to get his rear end handed to him  
JesseS : 8/13/2015 3:57 pm : link
early in often in the early goings, just like most rookie OL and people are going to freak out. Then he'll find his groove. I think he's going to be a very solid player. Pretty pumped.
Breaking news...rookie offensive tackle may make mistakes!  
okiegiant : 8/13/2015 3:58 pm : link
of course he is going to give up sacks and make mistakes. Of course other teams are going to dissect his tape with a fine tooth comb and find his flaws.

I think most of us expect this.
i hope we hand off left  
area junc : 8/13/2015 4:06 pm : link
early and let him just smash people
i'm w/you okie  
area junc : 8/13/2015 4:07 pm : link
this kid is going to bring dominant traits right away, even while he's making mistakes. its up to the coaches to minimize his weaknesses early
RE: Breaking news...rookie offensive tackle may make mistakes!  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/13/2015 5:05 pm : link
In comment 12416335 okiegiant said:
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of course he is going to give up sacks and make mistakes. Of course other teams are going to dissect his tape with a fine tooth comb and find his flaws.

I think most of us expect this.


Okie...I guarantee you a meltdown on the game thread if he gives up a sack.
RE: RE: Breaking news...rookie offensive tackle may make mistakes!  
okiegiant : 8/13/2015 5:34 pm : link
In comment 12416432 Eric from BBI said:
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In comment 12416335 okiegiant said:


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of course he is going to give up sacks and make mistakes. Of course other teams are going to dissect his tape with a fine tooth comb and find his flaws.

I think most of us expect this.



Okie...I guarantee you a meltdown on the game thread if he gives up a sack.


Oh, I agree 100 percent! I think there will be a ton of people overreacting.

Most of us realize this is going to take time to shake out...and I think a few(just a few)of the posters around here are a little short of patience when it comes to these things!

Any rookie LOT  
mrvax : 8/13/2015 6:28 pm : link
is going to make mistakes and get beaten here and there. It's how long it takes him to overcome those mistakes is what will determine how good he is.

I'm a bit scared to have a rookie back there but feel good about this young monster of a man. If I had to go deep into the woods and would likely run into a sasquatch, I can't think of a better person to be with.

JonC is right. As Flowers goes, so does this season.

Flowers will look like Ogden  
bceagle05 : 8/13/2015 6:59 pm : link
compared to the shitshow on the other end of the line.
Just hope that sack comes  
barens : 8/13/2015 7:01 pm : link
With Nassib in the game.
RE: RE: Breaking news...rookie offensive tackle may make mistakes!  
sphinx : 8/13/2015 7:31 pm : link
In comment 12416432 Eric from BBI said:
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In comment 12416335 okiegiant said:Quote:of course he is going to give up sacks and make mistakes. Of course other teams are going to dissect his tape with a fine tooth comb and find his flaws.

I think most of us expect this.

Okie...I guarantee you a meltdown on the game thread if he gives up a sack.

He's going to give up sacks? He's going to make mistakes? Knowing that why do I need to wait for a feakin' game thread to freak out in? I'm in on it now. Holy shit, what in hell did we draft him for? Another colossal Reese screw up. Oy vey, 3-13.

This Giants line could struggle on the left side the way the 88 line  
Optimus-NY : 8/13/2015 10:05 pm : link
did when Jumbo and Eric Moore were rookies that year. I think we'll see a pretty good starting 5 next year. This year....not so much, but some positive signs.
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