Fluker thinks he hurt himself body-slamming a guy

AP

Chargers right tackle D.J. Fluker’s body slam/block of Raiders linebacker Sio Moore last week made him a hero in the meeting room, and set the stage for a possible future in pro wrestling.

But he also hurt himself doing it.

Fluker injured his calf, and was held out of practice Tursday because of it. And he thinks it was on the play in which he lifted Moore off the ground and deposited him rather roughly (video here).

“They were excited,” Fluker said of his teammates, via Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego. They were like, ‘Man, I’ve never seen anything like that before.‘ But I was worried about the consequences of the play.”

“It wasn’t worth the injury. It was worth the play. . . . As an offensive lineman, I’m taught to finish, finish, finish.”

Of course, it might also prove to not be worth the fine, as he was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the play.

But the big thing will be getting him back on the field, as the Chargers have struggled to keep a consistent line on the field all season. Coach Mike McCoy said Fluker was “day-to-day,” but he was doing drills after practice Thursday.

35 responses to “Fluker thinks he hurt himself body-slamming a guy

  1. Why can’t you guys ever call it how it is/was? He didn’t lift anyone up. He got help from the RG who actually did the lifting. Once Moore was up in the air, Fluker slammed him to the ground. It was a 2 on 1.

  2. Ridiculous penalty. What was he supposed to do? Just knocked the wind out of the little guy anyway, he’ll be fine. Notice to the rest of the league : DJ Fluker plays mean and is incredibly strong, watch out.

  3. Wow, that’s really neato that Fluker “slammed” a linebacker that weighs 100lbs less.

    Not surprised that makes him a meeting room hero in SD Choker land. There was nothing else to celebrate.

  4. Moore was walking Fluker backwards before the guard did all the work. Nice job DJ…you threw a man to the ground after someone else lifted him for you.

  5. Of all the WWE antics football doesn’t need, I’d argue that finishing moves are the first thing I can live without. They shouldn’t be banned, but coaches ought to put a stop to the time, energy, and yardage wasted on these shows.

    Say what you like about touchdown and turnover celebrations, but at least they’re not on the clock, and when they give up yards it’s only because someone made up rules about having fun.

  6. robgilman says:
    Oct 11, 2013 10:54 AM
    Lol. It’s funny when Chargers (players and fans) try to be tough.
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    How would you know? If there are any charger fans, that is. Have you ever seen a charger fan? Hard to see with all the blackouts.
    Do they have a faulty electrical supply in SD? Or are most residents transplants and fans of other teams? I know there are many many Patriot fans there . They outnumber SD fans when the Pats play, and win, there.

  7. Hmm.
    robgilman says:
    Oct 11, 2013 10:54 AM
    Lol. It’s funny when Chargers (players and fans) try to be tough.
    ———–
    How would you know? If there are any charger fans, that is. Have you ever seen a charger fan? Hard to see with all the blackouts.
    Do they have a faulty electrical supply in SD? Or are most residents transplants and fans of other teams? I know there are many many Patriot fans there . They outnumber SD fans when the Pats play, and win, there.

  8. That’s the problem with players today. They’d rather go for style points rather than sound and fundamental play that create the important points: the ones on the scoreboard.

  9. wow must be great to play on team who thinks when you down 24 – 3 , after the raiders just scored and you are starting a new drive on the 20 with just a couple of minutes to play in the 3rd quarter that you can afford a personal foul flag. Might be the reason why he was the 4th tackle taken, and even had to guards selected in front of him.

    Fact was raiders were up so far with only about a quarter to go that they were already playing a prevent d and only rushing three guys…that is why sio was doubled up on.

    That was the only thing i was pissed at. Raiders should just never let up.I hate the prevent d….at 24-3 should have went for the juggler, and added to their 5 turnovers.

  10. You Raider fans are such hypocrites. If the situation was reversed you would love that play. It was a sweet play and shouldn’t have been penalized. Quit your bitchin.

  11. If anyone saw the game, Moore drove Fluker back with ease. The only reason he was able to pick Moore up was because a fellow lineman hits him from the side.

    Sio Moore owned Fluker on that play.

  12. You Raider fans are such hypocrites. If the situation was reversed you would love that play. It was a sweet play and shouldn’t have been penalized. Quit your bitchin.

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    No, if the situation were reversed, the story would’ve been about what a stupid decision that was when the play was already over.

  13. “…should have went for the juggler…”

    That may be the truest comment on this post…
    jugglers (and mimes!) SHOULD be targets…

  14. That was a lucky slam. This gross pig did not try to slam him but takes full credit for it . I guarantee he wouldn’t do that to me cuz I will knock the fat off his gross face!

  15. As a die hard raider fan i must say, thats how football is played!! I remember wen rolando did that to amendola!! Loved it. RAIDERNATION!!

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