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Playoffs
03-19-2014, 11:24 AM
Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter
Eric Winston was elected as President of the NFL Players Association today.

drs23
03-19-2014, 11:35 AM
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Eric Winston was elected as President of the NFL Players Association today.

What is D. Smith? Or is caveman replacing him?

Playoffs
03-19-2014, 11:47 AM
What is D. Smith?

Executive Director.

IDEXAN
03-19-2014, 12:26 PM
Winston is a smart and articulate guy who is also apparently a capable politician, though I'm unsure what benefits this job offers Winston unless its another line on his resume which might help his career after football ?

PapaL
03-19-2014, 02:35 PM
I hope he doesn't have to pass block. Or else he's getting cut again next year.

houstonspartan
03-22-2014, 05:50 PM
Winston will be in front of the cameras as much as he can. He's a smart guy, but, I have rarely seen someone so blatantly seek the spotlight as much as that guy. If you ever wonder where to find Eric Winston, just look for the TV cameras.


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infantrycak
03-22-2014, 05:55 PM
Winston will be in front of the cameras as much as he can. He's a smart guy, but, I have rarely seen someone so blatantly seek the spotlight as much as that guy. If you ever wonder where to find Eric Winston, just look for the TV cameras.

I have never understood this complaint about Winston. All he ever did was respond to media requests.

People behave as if he was putting the Texans second by being on the radio while all the other Texans were studiously in the film room when for all we know they were at home playing naked dunking for Twinkies.

steelbtexan
03-23-2014, 03:23 PM
Winston is a smart and articulate guy who is also apparently a capable politician, though I'm unsure what benefits this job offers Winston unless its another line on his resume which might help his career after football ?

Eric Winston gives me the feel of a guy who cares more about his post NFL career more than his current NFL career. I guess kissing the media's but and clubhouse lawyering pays off. Great Job Eric your getting what you always wanted.

infantrycak
03-23-2014, 03:29 PM
Eric Winston gives me the feel of a guy who cares more about his post NFL career more than his current NFL career. I guess kissing the media's but and clubhouse lawyering pays off. Great Job Eric your getting what you always wanted.

What did he ever do that was clubhouse lawyering?

Playoffs
03-23-2014, 03:34 PM
I have never understood this complaint about Winston. All he ever did was respond to media requests...

Neither have I. His were the more informative player interviews I heard anywhere. Played pretty well here, filled leadership void on offensive side, smart articulate guy with a plan. More power to him as his career winds down, imo.

steelbtexan
03-23-2014, 03:42 PM
What did he ever do that was clubhouse lawyering?

I don't have a link to prove Winston was a clubhouse lawyer, although I did here on the Koch/Kalu show that there was some of this in the Texans lockerroom. I do know that to become a player rep you have to part politician.

Lucky
03-23-2014, 04:06 PM
...for all we know they were at home playing naked dunking for Twinkies.
Don't know how to play naked dunking for Twinkies. Don't want to know.

HOU-TEX
03-24-2014, 09:32 AM
The next CBA negotiations should be interesting with Winston involved. That is, if he has the manbag to take a stand on topics he talked so much about during the last lockout. I think he does, which leads me to believe the next negotiations won't be easy either

thunderkyss
03-24-2014, 02:36 PM
Winston will be in front of the cameras as much as he can. He's a smart guy, but, I have rarely seen someone so blatantly seek the spotlight as much as that guy. If you ever wonder where to find Eric Winston, just look for the TV cameras.


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Eric's got a face for Radio..... needs to keep it there.

IDEXAN
03-25-2014, 11:02 AM
The next CBA negotiations should be interesting with Winston involved. That is, if he has the manbag to take a stand on topics he talked so much about during the last lockout. I think he does, which leads me to believe the next negotiations won't be easy either
I know that Winston right now is technically a FA, but at some point doesn't he have to become an active player under contract to one or the league teams again, or can he continue in this role as Prez of the NFL Players Association indefinitely while being a free agent ?

HOU-TEX
03-25-2014, 11:51 AM
I know that Winston right now is technically a FA, but at some point doesn't he have to become an active player under contract to one or the league teams again, or can he continue in this role as Prez of the NFL Players Association indefinitely while being a free agent ?

No, current and retired players are a part of the executive committee. I believe Charlie Batch, Drew Brees, Brian Dawkins, Scott Fujita, Matt Hasselbeck, Matt Light, Brandon Moore, Jeff Saturday, Brian Waters, and Benjamin Watson are the existing committee

PapaL
03-31-2014, 09:36 AM
Eric Winston would like to sign with team before draft; LINK (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/03/30/eric-winston-would-like-to-sign-with-team-before-draft/)

While he’s protecting the interests of the league’s players as a group, he’d like to be advancing the interests of one team as a member of their offensive line. Winston would like to return for another year in the desert, although he knows that might not be possible. Whether it is in Arizona or elsewhere, Winston would like to sign before the draft in May.

“I can’t say there have been super-positive talks or anything like that,” Winston said, via Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic. “It doesn’t seem like anything is being done. I’d still love to come back to Arizona. I love the guys in the locker room, love the city, and I think the team will be really good with or without me. They’re ready to have a special run out there. At the same time, it is what it is. I’m looking to get on a team as soon as possible, hopefully before the draft. I know I still have some miles left on the tires, and I’m looking to burn them off.”

_King_
03-31-2014, 10:32 AM
I'm not a big Winston fan...

He makes some good points but he's a little too indignant for my taste.

_King_
03-31-2014, 10:35 AM
Eric Winston would like to sign with team before draft; LINK (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/03/30/eric-winston-would-like-to-sign-with-team-before-draft/)

Winston likes to talk and share his opinions with the media.

I wouldn't be surprised if teams are a little gun shy about having him on their team. President of NFLPA + likes to talk to media...

It's like having Joan Rivers in your room watching you get dressed to go out somewhere.

thetexanator
04-02-2014, 08:40 PM
the caveman. his face. hes a pretty smart guy, but that face. guy is like 50 percent neanderthal.

Playoffs
07-29-2014, 09:53 AM
Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter
NFLPA president Eric Winston signed a one-year deal with Seattle Seahawks

CloakNNNdagger
07-29-2014, 12:32 PM
Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter

Poor, poor Wilson.

Corrosion
07-29-2014, 12:35 PM
Poor, poor Wilson.

Poor Wilson .... but Skittles should be happy.

Double Barrel
07-29-2014, 01:10 PM
They mentioned on the radio that Winston has started 16 games every season since he was drafted in 2007. The dude is like a cat and always seems to land on his feet.

Good luck with the Seahawks, EW!

IDEXAN
07-29-2014, 01:50 PM
I dunno why so long to get a contract, his skills diminished that much or are teams that concerned about having an outspoken player advocate & NFLPA union Prez in the LR ?

thunderkyss
07-31-2014, 06:03 PM
I dunno why so long to get a contract, his skills diminished that much or are teams that concerned about having an outspoken player advocate & NFLPA union Prez in the LR ?

That... or he never was that good to begin with. We didn't "see it" because he wasn't the worst player on our 46 man roster. Pretty good run blocker, especially on the play-side. Average to poor everywhere else.

The worst part of it all is that he never seemed too concerned with getting better.

PapaL
07-31-2014, 10:36 PM
I've never understood the undying love for Winston. There's a reason he keeps getting cut after a year. He's OK. The other teams upgraded or spent less on RT. We just downgraded and spent less lol.

ChampionTexan
07-31-2014, 10:46 PM
I've never understood the undying love for Winston. There's a reason he keeps getting cut after a year. He's OK. The other teams upgraded or spent less on RT. We just downgraded and spent less lol.

He's only been cut after one year once - with the Chiefs. He was with the Texans for 6 years, and he only signed a one year contract with the Cardinals, so he wasn't actually cut there. :kitten:

Scooter
07-31-2014, 11:32 PM
i really dont think winston is as bad as some claim. he certainly had holes in his game, but compared to the other right tackles i see each week he was one of the better players. i'd love to hear what coaches and managers really think, because i get the feeling that there's more than what he does on the field that is turning teams away. is it what many have called being a "locker room lawyer" that is putting teams off? a poor work ethic, focused on his roles after his playing career? is he asking for more than he's worth? or is he just not good enough?

infantrycak
08-01-2014, 12:00 AM
i really dont think winston is as bad as some claim. he certainly had holes in his game, but compared to the other right tackles i see each week he was one of the better players. i'd love to hear what coaches and managers really think, because i get the feeling that there's more than what he does on the field that is turning teams away. is it what many have called being a "locker room lawyer" that is putting teams off? a poor work ethic, focused on his roles after his playing career? is he asking for more than he's worth? or is he just not good enough?

As you said he is not as bad as folks make out. He was only in KC for a year because there was a regime and system change when Crennel got canned. AZ was always a temp gig.

Playoffs
08-01-2014, 09:07 AM
...there's more than what he does on the field that is turning teams away.

Winston was a) pricing himself out of the the market unless b) he got a chance to win a ring.

Seattle had a talent/experience void at RT.

Double Barrel
08-01-2014, 10:10 AM
i really dont think winston is as bad as some claim. he certainly had holes in his game, but compared to the other right tackles i see each week he was one of the better players. i'd love to hear what coaches and managers really think, because i get the feeling that there's more than what he does on the field that is turning teams away. is it what many have called being a "locker room lawyer" that is putting teams off? a poor work ethic, focused on his roles after his playing career? is he asking for more than he's worth? or is he just not good enough?

yep. I don't get the hate toward the guy, but it could be a reaction to his media presence.

He was certainly better than 2013 Derek Newton.

thunderkyss
08-01-2014, 11:50 AM
yep. I don't get the hate toward the guy, but it could be a reaction to his media presence.

He was certainly better than 2013 Derek Newton.

If we cut Derek Newton, I doubt anyone would pick him up... so in that respect, yeah. Winston is good enough that he's managed to stay in the league 8 seasons?? as a starter & will probably stick around many years as a back up.

However, I'm glad we had Newton in 2013. With Newton, there's no doubt that we have to address the RT position. The Texans didn't address it as aggressively as many of us hoped, but... that's another story.

With Winston, he would have been "good enough" & that's not good enough.

& Yeah, perhaps there is a little more venom in my rhetoric than is deserved, but he was so overhyped when he was here & it's only been tempered a bit since he left.

Troy Chapman
08-01-2014, 02:04 PM
If we cut Derek Newton, I doubt anyone would pick him up... so in that respect, yeah. Winston is good enough that he's managed to stay in the league 8 seasons?? as a starter & will probably stick around many years as a back up.

However, I'm glad we had Newton in 2013. With Newton, there's no doubt that we have to address the RT position. The Texans didn't address it as aggressively as many of us hoped, but... that's another story.

With Winston, he would have been "good enough" & that's not good enough.

& Yeah, perhaps there is a little more venom in my rhetoric than is deserved, but he was so overhyped when he was here & it's only been tempered a bit since he left.

I'm pretty sure another team would take Newton pretty quickly. Despite his ability level from last year, he has a lot of game experience.

But I think we'll see a better RT this year with Newton.

Texian
08-01-2014, 02:42 PM
I dunno why so long to get a contract, his skills diminished that much or are teams that concerned about having an outspoken player advocate & NFLPA union Prez in the LR ?

I think it's pretty clear that he's not the player he once was. The years have taken their toll. Winston was one of the better performing athletic OL to perform at the NFL Combine. He has lost his speed and lateral quickness. Or as they like to say, he's a step slower. He's restructured knee may be giving out.

Playoffs
08-04-2014, 01:31 PM
Seahawks doing that Eagles thing...

Alex Marvez ‏@alexmarvez
Source tells @FOXSports that @Seahawks have signed 11-year veteran Wade Smith formerly of the @HoustonTexans

Troy Chapman
08-04-2014, 01:51 PM
ZBS guys since Seattle runs that a lot.