I wanted to take this time to say thank you Eric Winston. I was so happy when the news came down that you signed with the Chiefs. I have been impressed all year with how much of a vocal leader you have been on this team in the short time you have been here. The upgrade in play at your position over last year is undeniable. You seem to be a very high character guy that belongs on this team and will be a key figure in the gelling of our O-line for many years to come. What a great pick up.
That is how I felt up till Monday morning when I heard your sound clip on the way to work and then read the stories that trickled out of the media as the day progressed. I am not saying I disagree with the statement but how you said it, the forum for saying it and the attention you have brought the city with your broad brush as well as your inability to stand up NOW as it gets out of hand is what I disagree with.
Your comments have been herd around the globe and fans of the team you play for are given a black eye the size of the stadium you play in. Yes there are a few individuals that deserve all the criticism they get, what about the rest of us? What about the team YOU play for? Is this how you intended your legacy would be started and remembered in KC? Guess what, unless Brady Quinn comes in and takes this team to a playoff game, YOU sir are the story this season will be remembered by. How one player's valid but inappropriate out lash that was misdirected at a fan base already beaten down created an even larger disconnect between the fans and the organization so large Evel Knievel wouldn't try to jump it.
It makes me sick to hear what the national media has done with this situation created by you Eric Winston. Yea the idiots that cheer are the reason but THEY did not go to the media and tell them to put your comments in ALL the papers and on all the TVs, nope that was you. And that was you again when you said you stand by your words even after having time to think about it. I really thought you had a more level head on your shoulders, thought you where the kind of guy that would be the calming wind during this hurricane of a season thus far but little did I know you where the gust that knocked out the power and uprooted the trees.
I'm not saying what you said was wrong Eric Winston, what I am saying is how you did it is devastating to a fan base that actually got excited beyond reason just to sign YOU sit, a right tackle!