Ereck Flowers may genuinely go down as one of the worst, most pronounced busts in the history of the New York Giants. And that’s not an exaggeration, that’s a reality.
Despite his horrendous Giants tenure however, Flowers has managed to kick around the league a bit, briefly reuniting with Tom Coughlin in Jacksonville before finding himself back in the NFC East with the Washington Redskins.
In an attempt to help revitalize Flowers’ career, the Redskins have moved him inside and, according to assistant head coach Bill Callahan, the former first-round pick could very well begin the season as Washington’s starting left guard.
“Oh, yeah, I think ,” Callahan said, via the Washington Post. “I see a lot of potential when we’ve moved tackles inside.
“I think it gives us size, it gives us power. I think those are really good traits for the running attack and pass protection. He’s long, he’s square, obviously he can play in the short area, so those are things we kind of identified during free agency that we liked, and we are trying to fit him into that mode. So it’s been a work in progress, we got a long ways to go yet, but he’s made a nice transition.”
Despite the rave reviews from his assistant head coach, most reports out of Washington have indicated Flowers was arguably the least productive or impressive player during the offseason workout program, which seems more in line with the offensive lineman’s career.
Could a remarkable and unprecedented turnaround be on tap for Flowers? Anything is possible, but that seems highly unlikely. But that’s good news for the Giants, who would love to see their starved pass rush square off with Flowers twice per season.