DJ Fluker was asked to evaluate his play so far in JUNE and he graded himself out at a C+. GOOD. With the little birds chirping that DJ Fluker probably would look better as a guard, he better not be thinking that he was ranked in at an A.
That would be like when Antonio Gates thought that he should be ranked higher on the NFL Top 100. If you are struggling a little, it is better that you know about those struggles and try to fix those deficiencies.
“If I had a grade, I’m still a C student right now — I’d give myself a C-plus,” Fluker said. “But I’m still learning, and each time and each day, my understanding gets a whole lot better. My grade is going up.”
“It’ll come,” Fluker said. “All I need is to keep putting the time in to learn more and more. Each play I run, I’m going to make sure I don’t mess up on that same play twice or three times in a row. After that, it starts clicking. Sometimes, plays quick automatically when they’re communicating on the line, and I get it. Now, I’m a whole lot faster. It’s been coming and going, and one day, it’s going to click.
I have confidence in the kid. I think he is a bruiser and the Chargers will have a good offensive scheme to hide any of the deficiencies that he has and they will take advantage of his physical run blocking style.
He’s a C+. It’s June. He might be a harsh critic. I can’t wait to see him in a real game.