- 05/17/2012, 07:19PM ET
Mr Monopoly Man said 05/17, 07:19 PM
Many teams made solid moves in free agency, but I think the team that improved the best and made the smartest move was Kansas City signing Eric Winston.
Winston has proven to be one of the best right tackles in the league with Houston, and KC had a desperate need at right tackle. Rather than going out and trying to overpay for a flashy name, they looked for the correct fit. And they determined that to be Winston.
Winston was signed for four seasons for only $22 million. It's not as if Winston excels in only pass or run protection; he is considered among the best in the league for his position in terms of both. I have no idea why Winston was so ignored and disregarded by the league as a whole entering free agency; he was one of the best at his position, and he was on the market.
KC's line last season was awful. But they're a team of potential. They drafted two other OL to reinforce their position of need, with Cassel and Charles returning. Clearly KC knows they need to improve their offense. With returning players, and signings such as Hillis, they add explosiveness. But it all would have been for naught if they didn't solidify the line. Winston was a steal.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/18, 12:42 PM
6. Your boy
7. Gerrard, fins!
Im all about the offence baby!!
Flynn at 8mill a year for 3 years?
you got to jump on this..
hes the next schuab..
green bay knows its qbs..
Mr Monopoly Man said 05/18, 02:09 PM
Seeing as this TD is about the best, I'll compare Winston vs Flynn.
Flynn MIGHT be a great QB, but he's only really played one game. With the best supporting cast on offense in the league. Seattle doesn't have anything close to that, and everybody knows that. Seattle won't even name him the starter, leaving it open to a competition between Jackson, Flynn and Wilson. Flynn will probably win, but if he was so great and the next Schaub, why isn't he the starter already?
I like the signing, it just isn't the best.
KC was a playoff team two seasons ago when healthy. They return a lot of key players, and only needed to make small improvements to be back to contending for the West crown. What fell in their lap is one of the elite RTs in the game, and they got him at a bargain price. Winston provides stability for their offensive line, just what they need when two of their offensive leaders are returning.
Flynn is a decent signing, but he's a much more risky one than Winston. He's a proven commodity, one of the best at his position unlike Flynn. The added bonus is how KC managed to get him at discount price. Signing of the offseason.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/18, 07:21 PM
Kc as a division contender?
how are they supposed to beat denver then?
and who will be their qb?
those are 2 pretty big questions..
Flynn didnt win just any game..
it was a fantastic playoff team..
lions were breathin down his neck, puttin down 38 biggies..
this was flynns only shot at the bigs..
and boom, multi millioaire over night..
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