However, Shurmur took issue with the fact that Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins revealed during an interview on WFAN Radio that Flowers has stayed away because he is upset that the Giants signed veteran left tackle Nate Solder as a free agent.
That’s not for Landon to talk about, Shurmur said. The important thing is, let’s let Ereck talk for Ereck, when he gets here. We’ll worry about that later. I don’t think our players should be talking about another player’s situation.
He’s been playing left tackle for a long time. He’s been playing it in college, and I remember we had a predraft visit with him, I met him at the Combine a few years ago. Good, solid left tackle.
So, the footwork is going to be different, Hunter added. Everything is going to be just the opposite and he’s a good enough athlete that he’s going to be able to adjust to all of that, but it’s like anything.
But was he disappointed at the time?
Oh, definitely, he said before the Yankees face Oakland at Yankee Stadium on Friday night.
For a baseball guy, I spent five years with the organization. I knew a lot of these kids. I was hoping for at least a phone call. It didn’t work out that way. That happened for a reason.
The reason for now, it seems, was so Oakland could put him on the staff of longtime coach Bob Melvin.
Before that, Pedrique spent five years coaching with the Yankees.
He started at Low-A Charleston in 2013 before moving to High-A Tampa the next season. From 2015, he managed Double-A Trenton before spending two years at the helm of Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
I find it unfair and upsetting that someone would bring this claim up over two decades later for the sole purpose of hurting my family, my friends and this organization, with the intention of damaging my character and credibility. I was innocent then, and I am innocent now. Let me be clear: My priorities remain the same, to move forward and strive to be the best coach, teacher and man that I can possibly be.