Former Giants lineman Geoff Schwartz just isn’t completed criticizing Bobby Hart and Ereck Flowers.
After Hart was lower by new Giants GM Dave Gettleman on Saturday, Schwartz applauded the transfer which prompted Hart to inform Schwartz in a now-deleted tweet that he realized to stop on the workforce from him once they performed collectively in 2015.
Schwartz, who performed 11 video games earlier than breaking his leg that season, defended himself once more on Tuesday throughout an interview on WFAN and didn’t mince phrases about how he felt about Hart and Flowers — who additionally reportedly stated he didn’t wish to play — as teammates.
“I’ve had teammates earlier than I didn’t like, not a lot of them, however two come to thoughts and I am not going to repeat who they’re as a result of I respect them,” Schwartz stated. “I won’t like them as a teammate for a few of the issues they did within the locker room or the best way they handled me and different guys, however they labored exhausting, I revered their work ethic a minimum of and I am unable to say the identical with these two guys.”
Schwartz added that the truth that Hart and Flowers got here into the ultimate week and each felt they didn’t must play within the closing recreation “confirmed how a lot they have been coddled to get to the purpose they wish to do this.”
“I do know linemen wish to play by accidents on a regular basis,” he stated. “It isn’t like offensive linemen to resolve someday to not play as a result of your workforce just isn’t doing properly and oh, ‘I am somewhat beat up.’ I am glad Gettleman made the transfer. If he had the chance to do away with Flowers as properly he would do it.”
Flowers, the Giants’ first-round decide in 2015, denied the report that he didn’t wish to play, and interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo stated after Sunday’s recreation that Flowers was scratched due to a groin harm.
But Schwartz painted an image that Flowers and Hart are like two peas in a pod.
“They will attempt to spin this as Bobby Hart goaded Flowers,” he stated. “They seem to be a pair, they go collectively. They’re each guys who like to hold with extensive receivers, defensive backs, and there is nothing fallacious with that. They do not just like the offensive linemen, and that is wonderful.”
Flowers is below contract by 2018 and is owed assured cash, so Schwartz stated the Giants will seemingly not quit on him and prompt he may very well be moved to proper deal with.
However Schwartz stated he’s not fairly certain if that will repair any of Flowers’ issues.
“Lots of points are method. … You probably have unhealthy method on left aspect you are not going to have good method on the precise aspect,” Schwartz stated. “It is the identical issues popping out of school, not very sound with quite a lot of his method and I do not know if he is salvageable. They’re going to most likely give him an opportunity as a result of he is a excessive draft decide … they may not play him however they most likely will not do away with him.”