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DJ Fluker?

BigBlue1092 : 3/6/2018 2:52 pm
Looks like he's really putting in the work.

An interior of Norwell-Jones-Fluker would be a physical middle for Barkley to run behind ;)
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his pass pro  
JonC : 3/6/2018 2:52 pm : link
is the problem, he stinks.
BBI's fascination with guys who work hard continues  
Mike from Ohio : 3/6/2018 2:57 pm : link
Working hard is a great trait. Webb is a hard worker too. What you need is guys with talent that work hard.

Fluker isn't very talented in pass pro.
JonC  
Andy in Boston : 3/6/2018 2:57 pm : link
I agree....but its slim picking.
He did a solid job last year....and if they're going to try to run the ball...he makes alot of sense to have.

If they don't resign him, they could end up with Norwell and Quenton Nelson as their guards....that wouldn't upset me.
at a certain cost, he makes sense  
JonC : 3/6/2018 2:59 pm : link
but not worth throwing $ at out of desperation.
RE: BBI's fascination with guys who work hard continues  
BigBlue4You09 : 3/6/2018 2:59 pm : link
In comment 13852393 Mike from Ohio said:
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Working hard is a great trait. Webb is a hard worker too. What you need is guys with talent that work hard.

Fluker isn't very talented in pass pro.


Fascination? Wouldn't call it that and he clearly only mentioned the run for a reason
As soon as he was ...  
Capt. Don : 3/6/2018 3:01 pm : link
inserted into the starting lineup our rune game improved dramatically. He has his warts but id really like to see him back.
him vs john jerry  
2cents : 3/6/2018 3:03 pm : link
if you are forcing me to pick between Fluker and Jerry to start at RG, i am going with Fluker and wont think twice.

with a serviceable tackle next to him his pass pro wont be as big of an issue (if barkley is the pick at #2 pass pro is not our concern). Even with that, I think it is fair trade off in order to get his physicality in the run game, especially if we stick with undersized jones at C and bring average sized pugh back for a T spot.
"A start he is not,  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 3/6/2018 3:03 pm : link
a backup he is" Yoda.
We can do better, but we can also do worse.  
Section331 : 3/6/2018 3:03 pm : link
John Jerry is worse.
Pass Pro aside,  
RAIN : 3/6/2018 3:24 pm : link
DJ had alot of trouble staying healthy, as well
Is he working as hard as Flowers did last off season?  
JohnB : 3/6/2018 3:33 pm : link
Improvement starts with hard work but if it doesn't translate to the field, we need to find someone else.
DJ Fluker should at the very least take John Jerry’s spot  
est1986 : 3/6/2018 3:37 pm : link
He should be what John Jerry should have been... the 6th man on the OL... can play either guard spot or RT in a pinch... he should not be the starter on paper going into the year but he would be a very serviceable back up
Ok Jerry vs Fluker:  
section125 : 3/6/2018 3:39 pm : link
Pass Pro - Jerry
Run Block - Fluker

Combine them and the Giants have a Pro Bowl guard.
It's pick your poision  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 3/6/2018 3:45 pm : link
would you rather have a better run blocker or a better pass blocker.

John Jerry is better at pass blocker and average run blocker.

Fluker, is a way better run blocker and absolutely terrible pass protector.

Personally I would use the Jerry. He won't get a QB killed.
Teams need guys like Fluker - not every player will be an All-Pro  
PatersonPlank : 3/6/2018 3:48 pm : link
Outside of a few players on each team, all players have strengths and weaknesses. I like Fluker. He played well, did really well on the run blocking and was ok pass blocking, and worked hard.
RE: Teams need guys like Fluker - not every player will be an All-Pro  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 3/6/2018 3:52 pm : link
In comment 13852468 PatersonPlank said:
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Outside of a few players on each team, all players have strengths and weaknesses. I like Fluker. He played well, did really well on the run blocking and was ok pass blocking, and worked hard.


He is a terrible pass blocker. I have never seen a guard get beat so badly on stunts in all my years of watching football. He will get Eli killed eventually.
That dude was knocking people  
Rflairr : 3/6/2018 4:51 pm : link
on their ass in the run game. I would bring him back. Jerry should have never been playing over him
Anybody who thinks Jerry  
wonderback : 3/6/2018 4:56 pm : link
Was serviceable at anything should be required to hand in their BBI card, Immediately.
Either we see much more zone run blocking  
idiotsavant : 3/6/2018 5:00 pm : link
Or more pulling and lots of power run blocking (getting two blockers on one DL or getting a guard in space???)

I suppose those are both systems that require types of linemen over and above just huge and strong.

Great balance. Coach ability. Timing, ability to coordinate with teammates.

Either way. We get more specific run blocking.

this pocket pass, pocket pass, Delay draw in 11... holy fuck please no.more.
If I had to choose between Fluker and Jerry  
Beer Man : 3/6/2018 5:19 pm : link
Fluker wins hands down. His warts are not as bad as some on BBI would like everyone to believe. Plus if the team can impose a successful power running games, they will control the LOS and dictate the flow of the game. Teams will stunt less when they have to play run first, and when DLs are worn down.
I hope we can do better in the starting lineup.  
Ira : 3/6/2018 5:30 pm : link
Pass rushes on the inside of the line are brutal. The qb has no chance to escape.
Sign him. Shouldn’t be too expensive.  
Giant John : 3/6/2018 8:25 pm : link
He helped the ground game get going last season.
RE: at a certain cost, he makes sense  
JohnnyFlowers : 3/6/2018 9:09 pm : link
In comment 13852396 JonC said:
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but not worth throwing $ at out of desperation.


He showed some flashes last year and I like his heart and mind but I don't think he did enough to get more than another 1 year deal. I think we paid him 1m last year so maybe bring him back with a small raise? Don't think he is on too many other teams wish list.
Feet  
Dragon : 3/6/2018 11:19 pm : link
Need to see the weights on his feet to gain something close to balance or light feet.
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