Valentine's Views: Thoughts on Ereck Flowers, Eli Manning after Week 1

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Valentine's Views: Thoughts on Ereck Flowers, Eli Manning after Week 1
Valentine's Views: Thoughts on Ereck Flowers, Eli Manning after Week 1

Ereck Flowers played an awful football game Sunday for the New York Giants. There was a tripping penalty on the first play of the season. A holding penalty on the third. He allowed a sack and a team-worst 7 of the 18 pressures the Jacksonville Jaguars got in Eli Manning's 39 drop backs on Sunday. Only two tackles allowed more pressures. Only one who played more than 50 snaps had a lower pass-blocking grade. Flowers' overall Pro Football Focus grade was just 49.6, only 38.4 as a pass blocker. His play was bad. Anyone who watched saw that. And before you get all crazy about Giants coach Pat Shurmur defending Flowers on Monday by saying, among other things, “He had a lot of really good plays and

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