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Wednesday Transcript: T Ereck Flowers

Eric from BBI : Admin : 6/13/2018 4:51 pm
T Ereck Flowers
June 13, 2018

Q: So in your new role, what is being asked of you in this type of setting?
A: I am feeling great, I am having fun every day and I am just looking to continue this.

Q: How is it going on the right side versus the left side?
A: It is an adjustment, but itís going well. Iím just chopping wood everyday and trying to get better.

Q: What do you feel about the cohesiveness of the line with the different personnel and where you are?
A: I think itís going great. I think they brought in some great guys Ė Nate, Pat, Will. I think itís going great. I think that everybody is clicking and just trying to keep this going throughout the season.

Q: Are you happy?
A: Yeah, I am happy. Iím very happy.

Q: You played left tackle for a lot of years. Was it tough getting the phone call that you were moving to right tackle?
A: Yeah, of course, but I love playing football so itís whatever.

Q: What is the biggest change between right and left?
A: Kick set. You are pushing off of your left instead of your right now. With any position change, it is just getting used to it, muscle memory and trying to get that muscle memory in it.

Q: How has it been trying to change that muscle memory?
A: It has been going well so far. Iím having fun and itís been great.

Q: When Pat Shurmur first told us about the change, he said he had a lot of confidence in you and believed that injuries might have hurt you last year. He thought you could still be a strong player. Does getting that kind of backing from the coach mean a lot to you?
A: Yeah, but I still have to go out there and do my job. It is great, but Iím still focused on doing what I have to do.

Q: You came to the first day of OTAs, but you didnít go to that pre-draft mini camp. Did something change between those two dates?
A: No. Iím here right now and Iím having a great time.

Q: What has it been like working with Nate Solder?
A: It has been cool. Weíve been going everyday and watching film, talking about what we see and just trying to go out there and perform.

Q: How would you describe the pressure level on you this season?
A: I think every player has a pressure to perform at a certain level. I think thatís the only kind of pressure you would see, but in the end I just want to go out there and leave what I have out there on the field. I just want to play the best that I can play.

Q: You had played some right tackle earlier in your college career. Has anything come back to your memory?
A: I only played like the first four games of my freshman year because our right tackle Ė there was a situation there. Other than that, I mostly played left tackle, so I never really got into the swing of playing it. But I think I have gotten better each OTA.

Q: Is this the kind of year that the Giants have asked you to prove yourself because they didnít pick up your option?
A: At the end of the day, they have to do what is best for the organization. I donít have any personal feelings about it and for me, I want to prove myself and every time I hit the field, I want to get better every year and mainly I want to do it for myself. Itís not to prove to anybody else, I want to prove to myself that I can play at a certain level.

Q: I guess the same goes for the rumors around the draft that you might get traded.
A: What do you mean?

Q: What was your reaction that the Giants might try and trade you?
A: Any player can get traded. I didnít get traded and Iím still here. I havenít even thought about that.

Q: How is the chemistry going with the new guys?
A: Itís going great. They are great guys.

Q: Is there a higher motivation to prove yourself this year because of all that has happened?
A: I always wanted to prove to myself, but would you say it is higher? I donít think of it as higher. Iím not trying to over pressure myself, I just want to go out there and play the best I can play.

Q: You and Patrick spent most of your careers on the left side. Do you work together closely on making that switch?
A: Every day, we partner up during drills. After practice we do extra stuff, we sit next to each other in the meeting room and we just try to get it down pat.

Q: How important is it for the offensive line to have that camaraderie on and off the field?
A: Itís very important to have chemistry on and off the field. I thought the line last year got along unless you know something that I donít. I didnít see that there was a problem.

Q: Is it important to socialize off the field?
A: Yeah. You are with each other all day in the meeting room, getting ready for practice, on the practice field. It is very important.

Q: How would you describe your relationship with Coach Shurmur?
A: Coach Shurmur is a great coach and a great person. We have had a great relationship since he has been here and weíre just looking forward to the season.

Q: Is it exciting when you draft a guy like Saquon Barkley?
A: Very exciting. Had a stellar career in college, strong, intelligent, can do it all. Hopefully we can open some holes for him and get some yards.

good read  
Ross : 6/13/2018 5:11 pm : link
he's saying all of the right things and seems to have a good attribute.
Very encouraging  
Milton : 6/13/2018 5:39 pm : link
He was someone I had hoped to see traded away, but if he comes to work each day with the right attitude, he may very well turn out to be a plus player for the team. He has the physical gifts to play the position at a high level, it's all about his mental approach.
Reporters seemed to be trying to get under his skin.  
Steve in South Jersey : 6/13/2018 6:26 pm : link
made me feel bad for him.
mrvax : 6/13/2018 6:33 pm : link
He's certainly no dumbass. I wish him all the best at RT.
RE: Reporters seemed to be trying to get under his skin.  
yatqb : 6/13/2018 6:36 pm : link
In comment 13990641 Steve in South Jersey said:
made me feel bad for him.

Yeah, annoying question about them trying to trade him, as if the reporter knew the details of that.
RE: RE: Reporters seemed to be trying to get under his skin.  
Diver_Down : 6/13/2018 6:55 pm : link
In comment 13990645 yatqb said:
In comment 13990641 Steve in South Jersey said:


made me feel bad for him.

Yeah, annoying question about them trying to trade him, as if the reporter knew the details of that.

Further evidence that our beat reporters are jackals. Read the Saquan transcript.
Clean start with a new regime.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/13/2018 7:44 pm : link
I'm hoping for the best.
Can you imagine  
Pork Chop : 6/13/2018 7:46 pm : link
if the Giants would have traded him for a 5th round pick, his new team switched him to RT, and then he had this new refreshing attitude? BBI would be entertaining, to say the least.

Give the guy props, he's saying the right things. I assume that D Rosenhaus had him very well prepped, and told him that he's basically interviewing for his free agent contract in the offseason. Either way, I like the new attitude and I hope it translates onto the field.
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