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Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter
Eric Winston was elected as President of the NFL Players Association today.
What is D. Smith? Or is caveman replacing him?
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 ?
I hope he doesn't have to pass block. Or else he's getting cut again next year.
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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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.
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?
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.
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.
Don't know how to play naked dunking for Twinkies. Don't want to know.
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
Eric's got a face for Radio..... needs to keep it there.
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
Eric Winston would like to sign with team before draft; LINK
I'm not a big Winston fan...
He makes some good points but he's a little too indignant for my taste.
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.
the caveman. his face. hes a pretty smart guy, but that face. guy is like 50 percent neanderthal.
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