New York Giants Big Blue Bylines, 8/21/17: Ereck Flowers Determined to Avoid 'Weak Link' Label
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 06: Ereck Flowers #74 of the New York Giants in action against the Philadelphia Eagles during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 6, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

On this edition of New York GIants Big Blue Bylines, starting left tackle Ereck Flowers reveals that he’s determined to not be the weak link.

Your 2017 New York Giants are loaded. Offensively and defensively, thanks to a few offseason pickups named Brandon Marshall and Evan Engram, both units come into the season absolutely ready to strike.

There’s just one little problem.

Half of the offense isn’t so loaded.

That pesky offensive line problem will remain just that until they prove otherwise. This unit, comprising of five men, accounts for nearly half of the entire offense (11 players). This is something general manager Jerry Reese continuously fails to realize every time an NFL Draft comes around.

Enter Ereck Flowers. The young first round left tackle has done everything but impress through the early part of his career. If he doesn’t progress significantly this season, the additions of B-Marsh and Engram and super weapon Odell Beckham Jr. won’t matter much. Eli Manning needs time to properly utilize those weapons.

According to Steve Serby of the New York Post, young Flowers is determined to not be labeled the “weak link” of the offense this season.

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