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Offensive guard Ereck Flowers was a first-round draft pick of the New York Giants.
On Sunday, now as a member of the Washington Redskins, he had his first chance to play his former squad. Washington lost, 24-3, but that didn’t stop Flowers from going scorched earth against his previous bosses.
“(Expletive), nobody is more happy not to be here than me,” Flowers told reporters after the game. “This has been so much more of an enjoyable experience, man. I’m not looking back at my time there. Being here for me was just toxic. It was toxic on the field, off the field. It doesn’t fit me.”
In an interview with NJ Advance Media, however, Flowers didn’t hold back, lighting up Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, head coach Pat Shurmur and even the franchise’s fans.
“Once they get back to losing, the stadium will be back empty,” Flowers told NJ Advance Media. “That’s how I feel about them.”
“I don’t care for Giants fans,” he continued. “They feel about me how I feel about dentists. I don’t care for this place much. I would’ve loved to have come out of here with a W, but it’s all good.”
The Giants took Flowers with the No. 9 overall selection in the 2015 draft. Though he played instantly, he was inconsistent in New York and often criticized in the media for his inconsistency and frequently combative interviews.
The team released Flowers in October 2018. He finished the year with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
He signed with Washington in May and the team moved him to guard, where he has started all four games this year.
“Gettleman?” Flowers said told NJ Advance Media. “Nah, I don’t care to see him. (Expletive), the world will go into flames before me and him have a conversation.”
“I don’t care for him either,” Flowers said.
Flowers did say he didn’t harbor any ill will toward his former teammates, but even New York’s fans weren’t spared.
“None of them were creative,” Flowers said. “Just talking. They can say what they want. If you watched that game, there’s nothing you can really say to me. I thought it was a winnable game. I think that we played a lot harder teams before. I felt like I held my own, but it doesn’t matter, because we didn’t win.”
Washington next plays the Giants on Dec. 22 at home.