Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive tackle D.J. Fluker (76) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

GIF: DJ Fluker Brings Me A Little Joy In That Game By Slamming A Raider


I am still pissed about the game, but this is the one play that gives me some joy. I know it is mean that I am getting joy about hurting another player, but DJ Fluker just choke slammed the crap out of that Raiders player.

Is that really a penalty? I never knew if it was and it is the first time that I have seen someone body slam a player like that. Didn’t Ryan Mathews do this to a Raiders player also a couple of seasons ago?

When a defender leaves their feet, they are going to get dropped down hard. I know I have done it before. It happens. Fluker is just a huge dude and that drop down to the ground is a long, long way.

If I can get any joy in the game, it is the fact that DJ Fluker is out there playing the game like a man and is beating up Raiders.

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  • 619chargers4life

    When the ref originally made the call I was rolling haha I was like this is straight out the movie waterboy , then they showed the replay and I was laughing even harder . I think if Fluker didn’t let him go they would have called a holding penalty lol

    • JoseSD

      Power bomb courtesy of Captain Insano

  • Stefanie Smith

    Unnecessary roughness. Come on, it was over the top. He could have broke that guy’s back. Hope he reconsiders that approach in future games.

    Hope the guy was not seriously hurt. I think Fluker hopes the same thing. Also I believe somebody on the Seahawk’s defense did it to a Green Bay player. Body slammed him to the ground. Sportscasters talking that this was not wrestling.

    • blu3ny3llow

      First of all the LB jumped SNF Fluker n Clary kinda caught/pushed him in the air Clary let go …wat was Fluker supposed to do hold him in the air with one arm(hope he could)……he did not purposely body slam him

      • Stefanie Smith

        Ref saw it that way. And he will probably get fined.

        • boltingindiego

          if the dude didn’t jump then it wouldn’t have been a slam. rushers especially smaller ones than the blockers shouldn’t jump in the air or they risk of getting pancaked.

      • Ignatius

        Just block him, there wasn’t a need to do something more, the Raiders LB was beat and he jumped to try to block a pass, also, he had help on his side, why there was a need to body slam? None!.

    • Mz. Sarah

      It was not over the top. And you cannot compare that to M80 injury. What goes up must come down

      • Stefanie Smith

        There were other ways to put the player down without slamming him into the ground. Ergo, that is why he got the penalty and probably the likely fine that will come out next week from the league office.

        • shane

          chillax stefanie, sio only got the wind knocked out of him. it’s football. and we hate the raiders. nice work fluke

          • Stefanie Smith

            chillaxin at this very momemt!

    • Calman21

      Actually if he had just let him by it is likely he would have hit Rivers. I was happier that he threw him to the ground than letting him at Rivers. Rule #1 protect your guy first before you protect the other guy. Moore tried to jump through two very big men and paid the price for it. Personally I don’t think it was unnecessary roughness.

  • PakMaN

    LOVE IT! That alone makes him worth the draft pick!

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Fluker should suit up on D and play outside linebacker, anyone he touches gets broken or murdered out of bounds. We need Fluker tackling some peeps lol.

    • Stefanie Smith

      It would have been great and worth it for Fluker to drag Fouts out of his broadcast booth. Guy caters to the opposing team too much.

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        Fouts no matter who we are playng talks up the other team like they are amazing or something, what a bozo

    • Calman21

      Fluker for Nose Tackle …that shit would be terrifying. That is a big big man.

      • Augie Baza

        This is the best comment I seen so far. I was just thinking the same thing.

  • Trey P

    Aint you glad we didnt draft fisher, jockel,cooper or whatever his mame was or lane jonhson or armstead.. We had a great Draft!!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      there still are other guys i wanted… but he looks like a better choice than some of those others… still wanted vaccaro at that spot

      • Stefanie Smith

        Vaccaro would have been deadly. He got in fights with Jimmy Graham and Pierre Thomas during camp. He is one amped up player.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          i dont think he would have been deadly though… there are aspects of his game that would have been huge for our defense.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            A very versatile player. Exactly what we need roaming our backfield… alas… we have Gilchrist instead. Not sure what the stubborn attitude toward the SS spot is about.

          • arnie

            Pagano. He’s sticking with “his” guys.

          • boltingindiego

            we spent a 3rd on taylor which to me is the main reason why we didn’t get vaccaro plus our o-line sucked.

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      Thats true, they are all sucking it up while the Fluke is slamming bodies with his homie Clary. It looks like Moore jumped towards Rivers and Fluker/Clary gained some serious leverage and just dumped him off to the side, I’m not sure he did anything wrong there.

    • Stefanie Smith

      Joeckel is probably out for the season-broken bone in the weekend’s game. Can’t recall if it was the foot or arm.

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        Jonathan Cooper went out too with a broken leg. That’s two guys we would have potentially picked.

        • Stefanie Smith

          And they are saying the Lane Johnson on the right side is getting penalties. And? Yes, he has to cut them down, but we have that. All teams have that.

          • Trey P

            A person I say we did pass up on was that Dt star louteli or whateverlol..,hes a beast I think people still dont realize reyes and lugiet are not all,that good

          • arnie

            No. Our OLB pass rushers aren’t that good, and the Liuget, Reyes and Cam are suffering for it.

          • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

            Might be the other way around, Cam’s not drawing any double teams and there’s no room to get through for the LB’s

          • arnie

            Could be. However they are not running the 3-4 like it’s supposed to be. When they do it creates opportunities. Right now it’s line up in the same spot and go. That is fundamentally a 4-3 philosophy. A true 3-4 attacks the weaknesses in the protections, by moving all the LB around. all i’m saying is the Big guys are getting some push, but they are not really supposed to get the sacks.

          • Trey P

            Hes right the front three is the key to the back 4.. Cause I seen english get a ton of pressure the dline is not getting it done face it

    • Blue&gold_blood

      Yeah, Vaccaro would have been good pick ..
      And also that linebacker that the bills got

  • Stefanie Smith

    Is this a guy thing–laughing when someone is rolling on the ground in pain? Did we like it when Malcolm was carted off the field? No. I am sure we would not like to see Eagle fans laughing and high-fiving Malcolm getting hurt.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Totally different scenario. This was a showing of sheer strength and dominance, not a cheap shot.

  • arnie

    FORGET THE RAIDERS! THAT’S HOW YOU PROTECT YOUR QB!
    GREAT JOB DJ! GREAT JOB JEROMY!

    • Ignatius

      I disagree. By “protecting” his quarterback he incurred on a 15 yard penalty during a six yard completion to Gates from the 20 yard line at the waning moments of the third quarter while the team was down 21 points. To me that’s showboating and thinking more of himself than the team. Do you think Rivers or Gates was happy about it? I don’t think so.

      • Alter Ego

        Your Kidding right…that play was Fluke and Clary working together – there is zero evidence that they intended to do anything but put themselves between the pass rush and Rivers…its physical play – not showboating or any selfish crap. I question the call actually.

        • Ignatius

          If it were just physical play, why did the zebras call it?

          To me the call is proper and due. This league is getting very strict on personal foul call due to liabilities and recent developments. DJ Fluker is a big kid and quite strong but he should, and will know, better to play the sport between the confines of the rulebook.

          And I am not kidding.

          • Alter Ego

            Nah…I disagree.

      • arnie

        Opinions vary. The ref had his, you have yours. So when you see Phillip we can ask him, instead of “assuming” he was un-happy about it. But i’ll assume he and Clary got high fives and some applause in the film room.

        • Ignatius

          For a half a distance to the goal penalty on a six yard completion from the 20 yard line down 21 points and with barely two minutes in the third quarter. I would hardly think so, and if it’s true (the high fives and stuff) then the team isn’t concentrated to win and outpeform.

          • arnie

            Again, opinions vary. So unless you are sitting next Phillip right now, what you think doesn’t matter.

          • Ignatius

            If it doesn’t matter then why do you keep replying?

          • arnie

            Because I like the play Fluker made. You do not and assumed Phillip doesn’t either.

          • Ignatius

            My last reply, what if it was the last play of season and the Chargers are one score away of securing a wildcard playoff, Rivers throws a ten yard pass for a TD to Gates and the team wins but the score is negated by a similar Fluker body slam, would you still be cheering that the body slammed a player even though it cost the team a TD and playoff spot?

    • Alter Ego

      I love Clary’s right midsection punch…it would make Rocky proud the way it lifts that Raider up…it may have been the “wind knocker outer”.

      Its a bummer that the back judge who is in the frame doesn’t call off the flag from the other ref since he watches it and decides its a no call and doesn’t flag it himself.

      • Stefanie Smith

        Trouble is this is the sport of football, not boxing or MMA, or whatever other sport permits punching to the midsection.

    • http://www.signonsandiego.com/ Ambitoos

      Maybe we should just call him Slam from now on.

  • Pridenpoise

    I guess that’s all you can take joy in. This is me snickering at the Doltz and their cheap shots. 27-17.

  • Ignatius

    Ok, I have to admit it’s a pretty cool GIF, regardless of the coolness of the body slam, it’s a pretty dumb play that cost the team 15 yards of penalty.

    I would much rather have a solid and smart RT than a showboater.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Show boater? Are you kidding me? smh

      • Ignatius

        Yes, a showboater.

        There wasn’t any reason to body slam the Raiders’ LB. It was 1st and ten from the 20YD line, Rivers threw a 6-7 yard to Gates therefore a 2nd and 3-4 to go for the first down would be more attainable, in what universe does the Flukler body slam, violating article 8, section (e), of the NFL’s rule book, helps in this instance? It’s pretty obvious the player was jumping to block the pass and/or get to the quarterback, Fluker just leveled him and threw him to the ground, did he did so to protect the QB? No because the play was a quick hitch out so at least it would take 2 1/2 seconds at most, did Fluker sensed he needed to body slam the player to avoid an injury? Again, the Raider player was jumping and Fluker had help on the blocking scheme, what injury was he trying to avoid?

        It’s a classic overreaction by the offensive line player, maybe can be tagged as a rookie mistake but a silly one at best and, to me, none other than a showboating example thinking more of himself than the team.

        I know he’s position coach and veteran players will point that out and I’m sure he’ll learn from this but until now, it’s no more than what it is: showboating.

  • Alex Pitrofsky

    I can’t believe that was a penalty. But, D.J. Fluker is a MAN!!!

  • SD_Chargers91

    He shouldn’t got a penalty for that, if a defensive linemen wants to jump in the air, push him to the ground that’s what I was taught so they don’t knock down the ball.

  • Ignatius

    Showboating.

    This is the best way I can describe DJ Fluker’s action. First, let’s take up the moment that preceded this penalty. It was first and ten from the 20 yard line, down 24-3 and with under three minutes on the clock in the third quarter, at that moment in time the Chargers needed to get something going, all the schemes devised during the week have gone out the window and it was time to implement a quick offense, PR throws a six yard hitch to Gates and the offense is getting ready for a short second down, ideal for play-action, but in the same moment, DJ body slams a Raiders LB that was already beaten on the play and in no clear pressure of the QB but regardles, DJ decides to body slam the player in a attempt to showboat his strength and while doing so he violates article 8, section (e) of the NFL’s rule book on unnecessary roughness and costs the team a half-distance to the goal (10 yards) and a first and 20.

    That to me is not helping the team whatsoever, he didn’t saved PR’s life nor the sent a message to the Raiders that they shouldn’t mess with his right side. It only produced negative yardage on the play and a longer way to go for a first down.

    I agree that football should be played tough, that physical strength is a positive attribute, dare I say a necessity, to play the sport the biggest and most important “muscle” is the brain, like Knute Rockne once said: “Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up”.

    I know DJ Fluker will get a bit of heat on this by the veteran players but I trust he’ll learn from it and take it into account the next time. With that being said, I applaud the O-Line’s efforts this week as I do most of the time, they play the toughest positions, take the hardest hits and are the most underrated since nobody celebrates a good clean block but a sack is vehemently punished.

    • Alter Ego

      He and Clary are going to get singled out for a great play and receive game balls. It should have been a no call and will be reviewed as such.
      Ignatius…you’ve made your point several times already in this thread…I think you are flat out wrong -given that the play was over in seconds – maybe you consider that it was an unfortunate outcome but not dubiously planned as you suggest.
      Bolt Up Ignatius.

  • Bill Nichols

    hahahaha, that was MMA worthy. Fukes a beast, and I am so glad, he got to take out his frustration, on that bag of dung. You go DJ, now, let’s get ready for the Colts, and hold your side baby. Bolt Up!

  • Ignatius

    Guys, let’s try to see the big picture here. While amusing as it seems, it’s counterproducive to applaud this particular play, it negated a positve gain from the team and if memory serves well (someone correct me if I’m wrong) the team didn’t scored on that drive. Would it be different if Flukker wasn’t called for a personal foul? Yes because it would have been 2nd and four and a different scheme to be called in instead of 1st and 20.