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Serious Giants fans were never fond of Ereck Flowers
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Giants fans were never fond of Ereck Flowers #1
when he was their left tackle.And even after he became Washington’s left guard White Doug Kotar Jerseys , and absorbed a 21-point beating yesterday, the feeling remained mutual.Darryl Slater of NJ.com was there with a recorder, but he needed a basket to collect all the sour grapes Flowers was dropping after the loss.“Once they get back to losing, the stadium will be back empty,” Flowers said of the fans. “That’s how I feel about them.“I don’t care for Giants fans. They feel about me how I feel about dentists. I don’t care for this place much. I would’ve loved to have come out of here with a W, but it’s all good.”And while he might have had good relationships with former teammates, General Manager Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur aren’t on his Christmas card list.“Gettleman?” Flowers said. “Nah, I don’t care to see him. [Expletive] Doug Kotar Jerseys 2019 , the world will go into flames before me and him have a conversation.”Shurmur? “I don’t care for him either,” Flowers replied.Even being on a winless team isn’t enough to change his mind.“[Expletive], nobody is more happy not to be here than me,” Flowers said. “This has been so much more of an enjoyable experience, man. I’m not looking back at my time there. Being here [with the Giants] for me was just toxic. It was toxic on the field, off the field. It doesn’t fit me.”It didn’t work for them either, after they picked him ninth overall and he never turned into the franchise left tackle they were hoping for. Gettleman "agonized" over passing on Josh Allen"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015, Week 17New York Giants NewsDave Gettleman continues to defend selection of Daniel Jones at No. 6 New White Harry Carson Jerseys ,817commentsGettleman “agonized” over passing on Josh AllenEDTShareTweetShareShareDave Gettleman continues to defend selection of Daniel Jones at No. 6 Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports“In three years we’ll find out how crazy I am.”That was New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman, talking exclusively to Peter King, about his decision to draft Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.And that is exactly the point. Gettleman won’t know if he was right until we see what kind of quarterback Jones develops into. What kind of quarterback Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock, Sam Darnold or any of the other young guys the Giants didn’t select the past two years turn into. We won’t know until we’re down the road a ways, the Giants are Jones’ team and we know whether or not he is leading a good team or a bad one.Everyone can argue — civilly, I would hope — about whether or not the Giants did the right thing. All I know for certain is that quarterback is the most important position in football and if you have a good one you have a much better chance of having a good team. Last Thursday, Gettleman took the swing at finding a quarterback of the future that the fan base has been begging for for some time now. Today Harry Carson Jerseys 2019 , we have no idea if he chose the right guy. In time, the results will reveal the answer. Until then, everything else is just noise.Gettleman also went a little deeper with King in explaining his decision to pass on Kentucky edge rusher Josh Allen than he had with New York media over the weekend.This is why I wrote Sunday that Gettleman made the right decision. Whether other teams would have taken Jones before the Giants’ pick at 17 isn’t the point. I’m also not saying I’m sure the Giants’ evaluation of Jones is correct. I don’t know and I refuse to try and substitute my evaluation for that of people who have made a living evaluating talent and building rosters for 30 years or more. We’ll find out.Where I agree with Gettleman is that quarterback is the most important and most impactful position on a football team. When you are convinced you have found the right guy you do what you have to in order to make sure you get him.Eli 2.0Jones is often referred to as ‘Eli Manning 2.0.’ For what it’s worth, go look at the side-by-side photos and the accompanying background chart comparing Manning and Jones. Eerie. Really eerie.By the way, I’m asking the following question of those of you who really hate the idea of Jones as a Giant. What would really be so awful if Jones actually did turn out to be Manning 2.0? Two Super Bowl titles, 15 healthy seasons where he plays every week, more good football than bad. A borderline Hall of Fame career. I think any Giants fan would sign up for that.

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