Ereck Flowers heard a lot of criticism while playing left tackle for the Giants last season and the team moved the former first-round pick to the right side of the line this year after signing Nate Solder as a free agent.
The first outing in his new spot led to more criticism. Flowers was penalized twice in the team’s first three plays and couldn’t stop Yannick Ngakoue from pressuring Eli Manning on a play that ended with Myles Jack returning an interception for a touchdown.
Flowers refused to talk to reporters on Sunday, but did talk on Monday and explained that the Ngakoue play called for him to first make sure linebacker Telvin Smith wasn’t blitzing inside of him. Smith faked a blitz, which gave Ngakoue time to beat Flowers around the edge and Flowers said offensive line coach Hal Hunter said he would have done “the same thing.”
His first penalty came for tripping defensive…