D.J. Fluker Held His Own At Left Tackle

Oct 20, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) celebrates a touchdown run with tackle D.J. Fluker (76) and center Rich Ohrnberger (74) during the second half of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Who knew that we would have to use D.J. Fluker over at left tackle this season? With the San Diego Chargers losing both of their left tackles in the game, rookie RT D.J. Fluker had to move over to the left side of the line. King Dunlap had to leave the game with another concussion and his backup Mike Remmers injured his leg soon after that.

With both guys out, the Chargers moved Fluker over to the left side and he played well. He had some issues with the speed rush at times, but he still was able to hold his own over there. It was good to see his effort out there at a position that he doesn’t play.

Here is how Philip described D.J.’s play on the field:

“He did a heck of a job..he kind of had the wide eyes early. Around here we say ‘just ball’ and that’s what he did” (Marty Caswell)

Thank goodness the Chargers have a BYE week to recover from some injuries. King Dunlap was hurt earlier in the year with a concussion and had to miss extra time because of the concussion. It cannot be good news that he has another concussion so soon after the first one. What are the Chargers going to do on the left side without many other options?

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • Cgoodness13

    So is Harris injured also?

    • Michael

      Harris is on injured reserve

      • Gunnar Martin

        And it sucks

        • arnie

          A lot.

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

      With all due respect

      ?!!!!!

      Fluker is playing LT!

    • blu3ny3llow

      U once replied with some stupid dude saying….”you don’t say”…….sooo you don’t say

  • Gunnar Martin

    Just ball. I like it.

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

    RG3… Don’t Wear band aids under yer eyes. Makes you look like a rookie. Jarius Wynn is on Dallas now too. Lol.

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

    Jammer inactive.. thats a story line.

    • arnie

      Just come on home Jammer, and play SS….

  • arnie

    So let’s get this stratight. The Chargers 11th over-all RT pick, played better at LT than the “top LT” picks from the draft and his last experience at LT was high school?
    Yeah, it’s fair to say Tom Telesco knows a little about drafting players, with “value”. And this coaching staff doesn’t get enough credit.

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

      The fact that he didn’t let Clary go, and that we had that many injuries to the position is crazy!!!

      • arnie

        Clary could play, just not @ RT very well.

        • blu3ny3llow

          Gotta give him HELLA props!!..though

          • arnie

            For a minute there, he looked better than in years past at RT again. He stonewalled his guy for the rest of the game.

  • joerockt

    Fluker did great, unlike Weddle. Probably the worst game I’ve ever seen that guy play. Dude kept getting trucked everywhere he went. Play him the tape the next time he wonders why he gets no respect.

    • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

      Thank You…too many on his dizack won’t view his incosistent play fir what it is….

      • blu3ny3llow

        Fyck it let’s trade him

        • Will

          Gtfo here u idiot. And then u wonder why everyone talks hair about chargers fans. Look in a fuckin mirror…

          • blu3ny3llow

            I was being sarcastic u dumbass …wat do u care anyways aren’t u a gayder fan

        • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

          i knew u were in sarcasm mode….i just want more consistency out of our high priced player…

    • Thomas

      He kept getting trucked And totally run over.. Hit the weights 32!!!

  • Thomas

    Off topic and is still too soon but if the game keeps going like this it looks like Denver will get the first loss of the year in indy!

  • CALiFORNiAkiD

    DJ Fluker is quickly becoming one of my favorite players

    • chargersfanfromswitzerland

      exactly my thougts, love that guy!!!!

    • Pels04

      I agree man. I loved when he came in and drilled the guy that recovered the Royal non-fumble. It will make anyone think twice about recovering a fumble know that big fluke is coming. He about killed Mathews tho ha.

  • Mz. Sarah

    Yessir he did! And this folks is what I’ve been saying since the draft. Fluker is a beast and will continue to dominate. That’s how BAMA trains that mindset! Oh and who knew DJ had some acrobatic skills as well??

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  • Rex

    I know this is blasphemy, but these injuries are the reason why I didn’t want the Chargers to release Gaither so soon. See what he could do in camp first etc. Now, as well as the Chargers are doing because of what their OL has done, they are woefully at an disadvantage going forward at LT. Pray for Dunlap, I swear.

    • slimpickins

      Sorry to say but Gaither would still be Gaither. Fat and lazy

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