The Giants' offensive line is once again an area of concern this season. Yes, upgrades were made, but there are still pieces that are a cause for concern given the past few seasons.
One of those glaring questions is whether or not Ereck Flowers will turn his career around after making the shift from left to right tackle. Flowers wasn't a big fan of the move after the acquisition of veteran LT Nate Solder pushed him over. But now he claims he doesn't mind the transition.
Flowers has been working hard this offseason on re-working his technique and footwork to play on the right side. He has been seeing improvement everyday.
"I'm getting better at it every day, just trying to get comfortable," Flowers told The Post's Brian Lewis. "We haven't played any games together yet, but it's going well. I think we'll get better with each game.
"When you move over you have to switch everything, your muscle memory, a lot of different things. It's going pretty well, though. I've gotten a lot better at it since I first started."
There is tons of pressure on Flowers to perform in what many consider a make-or-break year for him with the Giants. New York decided not to pick up his fifth-year option, which sends the message that he is on thin ice. And rightfully so as the 24-year-old has allowed an NFL-high 169 quarterback pressures since he was drafted back in 2015.
But his attitude toward the situation has been a positive one, and offensive line coach Hal Hunter can attest to that. He has been working Flowers hard on and off the field, and when it comes to film sessions, he has been keen to asking Flowers questions to make sure his focus is there.
"A little bit of the old Socratic method in there," Hunter said. "...I'll fire a question to this guy, fire a question to that guy, just to see who's paying attention. Fired two questions at [Flowers] and he had the answers 1-2. [He's] engaging in the meeting: That shows a lot. The No. 1 thing I've been pleased with is his attitude."
Hunter noted that Flowers' transition isn't going to be easy considering all of his technique has to do a complete 180. So, you can understand why Flowers didn't pick anything specific as his biggest challenge so far.
Everything has been different.
"A little bit of everything, it's different footwork, it's different everything," he said. "There's different ways of looking at silent counts, everything is a little bit different."
The only way to see if the transition is going well is in a game situation, and luckily for the Giants, they finally get to see it in action on Thursday in their first preseason game against the Browns at MetLife Stadium.
Flowers knows there will be a spotlight on him at all times.
"We'll have our first runs this Thursday and we'll see where it goes from there," he said. 'We'll try to build each week. ...I haven't played a game there. As you get more reps you get more of clearer picture.
"Anytime I'm on the field I want to play my best regardless of who says what. I want to play my best regardless, so it doesn't matter what anybody says."