Ereck Flowers and the New York Giants offensive line are already showing key signs of improvement.
Giants offensive line coach Mike Solari spoke with reporters on Wednesday and confirmed that he has high expectations for his unit in 2017.
"There's no doubt in my mind we will be better," Solari said of the offensive line to Giants reporters.
Solari is most excited about the extra work that his younger linemen put in during the offseason before the Giants kicked off their OTAs. He spoke
specifically of the extra time spent by incumbent starting left tackle Ereck Flowers and starting right tackle Bobby Hart.
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"You see a difference in their conditioning and where they're at right now," Solari added. "It has improved their conditioning, strength, and
flexibility. All of those things add up."
Both Flowers and Hart remain committed to the process.
"What we're excited about is that they're committed. Physically, you can tell the difference. Their body types and where
, the conditioning aspect
they're at physically.
"They do a nice job in the classroom. They're into it and learning. They're into the film study and techniques. They know what they're trying to work
on and achieve."
Still, they will need to wait for
, Solari did offer the caveat that for the Giants to truly evaluate how much progress their younger tackles have made
training camp when the pads come on.
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Going up in practice every day against Jason Pierre-Paul and eventually, Olivier Vernon will and already has paid dividends for both Flowers and Hart.
"Even at OTAs," Solari said. "There's no wasted movement.", it's beneficial because of that quickness and explosion they have in their first step
Solari added that the biggest benefit of voluntary OTA practices for the offensive line is the repetition.
"You work different drills, technique, and you make it so you don't have to think about it," Solari said.
The Giants are hoping that the same group of five offensive linemen who entered the 2016 regular season opener will do the same in 2017. Continuity is
king when it comes to offensive line play and Solari is confident that this will hold true for the Giants in 2017.
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