When Ereck Flowers skipped the early portion of the voluntary offseason program, there was an assumption that the fourth-year offensive tackle wasn’t thrilled about being moved from left tackle to right tackle after the acquisition of Nate Solder in free agency.
Noticeably reticent with the media, Flowers came out to talk to reporters on Wednesday and said he is “very happy” with the Giants.
“I am feeling great, I am having fun every day and I am just looking to continue this,” Flowers said. “I’m here right now and I’m having a great time.”
He admitted that “of course” it was difficult getting the call from coach Pat Shurmur that he was being moved from left to right tackle “but I love playing football, so it’s whatever.”
Flowers has not played right tackle since being there for four games as a freshman at Miami. He admits it is an an adjustment.
“It is an adjustment, but it’s going well. I’m just chopping wood everyday and trying to get better,” he said.
The Giants did not pick up Flowers’ fifth-year option. He said that does not put more pressure on him or give him more to prove.
“At the end of the day, they have to do what is best for the organization. I don’t 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,” Flowers said. ”It’s not to prove to anybody else, I want to prove to myself that I can play at a certain level. ...
“I just want to go out there and play the best I can play.”