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matthewschiefs
03-17-2012, 07:42 PM
Just got the tweet

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Chiefs have signed T Eric Winston - More details soon on KCChiefs.com | Homepage (http://kcchiefs.com) #Chiefs

Nst88r
03-17-2012, 07:49 PM
Came here to post that!! Finnally!

GarH
03-17-2012, 07:51 PM
OH YEAH!!!!!! We're going to have an OL!!!!!

matthewschiefs
03-17-2012, 07:56 PM
Been liveing on twitter to see that tweet lol

AkChief49
03-17-2012, 07:59 PM
Been liveing on twitter to see that tweet lol
Sweet tweet!!:yahoo::bananen_smilies046:

eggersonian
03-17-2012, 08:04 PM
What a great pick up for the Chiefs! This offense is gonna have some success this year I can just feel it!

Now to get a good quarterback...

OPLookn
03-17-2012, 08:05 PM
Also per Winston's tweet "Hello Kansas City! Anyone know where some good neighborhoods to live in?"

SOOOOO stoked. It's looking to be a good free agency!

Eydugstr
03-17-2012, 08:15 PM
WOOOHOOO!!! Finally some help for the O-line!


"Hello Kansas City! Anyone know where some good neighborhoods to live in?"


It's KC, Mr. Winston. Take yer pic. And try the BBQ.

:chiefs:

LOBBS
03-17-2012, 08:20 PM
Holy crap!! I've about worn out the refresh button on my phone trying to keep up with this over the last couple of days. Finally good to see the Chiefs making serious moves to solidify the trenches.

gcsofa
03-17-2012, 09:06 PM
Hot Dang!!!!!!!!!!!

AussieChiefsFan
03-17-2012, 09:22 PM
http://www.myfacewhen.net/uploads/1912-so-much-win.jpg

alterdstate
03-17-2012, 09:30 PM
I am no huge Cassell fan, because of the huge contract he signed, but the guy (along with our rushing attack) will be very good. Without Charles our rushing attack was a joke. No one feared Battle. Charles has the speed you must respect. Along with Hillis we will make the playoffs. Write it down now lol

AussieChiefsFan
03-17-2012, 09:32 PM
I am no huge Cassell fan, because of the huge contract he signed, but the guy (along with our rushing attack) will be very good. Without Charles our rushing attack was a joke. No one feared Battle. Charles has the speed you must respect. Along with Hillis we will make the playoffs. Write it down now lol

ANd as I said in another thread when the erst of the team plays well, cassel does too. Recipe for success :D

Barnett89
03-17-2012, 09:36 PM
HUGE pick up.

AkChief49
03-17-2012, 10:14 PM
celebrating St. Patty's day and today's signings....cheers!



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Jrudi
03-17-2012, 10:16 PM
Glad to hear the news...

Think this is the best FA class of Pioli's tenure as far as talent goes, we have brought in some real talent, that can help us get to that next level.

I think our hunches of Pioli planning to make some moves in Free Agency is proving to be true, I think he feels the same as a lot of us, and see's the Chiefs as a team that has enought core talent built up, that a few Free Agent moves can elevate us to a playoff contender

There is still plenty out there, so I am excited to see what comes next

jap1
03-17-2012, 11:22 PM
Supposedly it is 4 years 22 million. That's a VERY good price if it is true.

Winston gets $22 million over four years | ProFootballTalk (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/17/winston-gets-22-million-over-four-years/)

AussieChiefsFan
03-17-2012, 11:24 PM
Supposedly it is 4 years 22 million. That's a VERY good price if it is true.

Winston gets $22 million over four years | ProFootballTalk (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/17/winston-gets-22-million-over-four-years/)

Bargain.

AussieChiefsFan
03-17-2012, 11:26 PM
Via Eric Winston's Twitter: Thanks for the warm welcome Chiefs. Looking forward to next year and beyond.

70 chiefsfan70
03-17-2012, 11:36 PM
Its a fun day to be a Chief, GOOD JOB Pioli !

AussieChiefsFan
03-17-2012, 11:37 PM
I'm enjoying the lack of Pioli haters around today :D

AkChief49
03-17-2012, 11:57 PM
celebrating St. Patty's day and today's signings....cheers!



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ok, one more.....


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AussieChiefsFan
03-18-2012, 12:06 AM
ok, one more.....


645

:lol: :chiefs:

jap1
03-18-2012, 12:13 AM
Walterfootball.com analysis -


Thanks to @richieguy309 for alerting me of this contract. The Chiefs just solidified their biggest need (right tackle) with the top player at his position on the market - all at a pretty reasonable price. Not too shabby. I'm slightly concerned about why the Texans cut Eric Winston in the first place, but this appears to be a really good move.

Link:
http://walterfootball.com/freeagents2012recap.php

AkChief49
03-18-2012, 12:47 AM
"I'm slightly concerned about why the Texans cut Eric Winston in the first place,"


Houston: $8,799,012 in cap space


not much room to play with and he did want to take a cut

kckidd8870
03-18-2012, 01:17 AM
Nice,very nice.now we got get Decastro or konz and watch out.Albert Decastro Hudson Asamoah Winston or Albert Hudson Konz Asamoah and winston.Just hope either cassel can get the job done or Qiunn or Stanzi,step in.This should be Cassels last chance.I'm behind him for now,but he should be on a very short leash.Go Chiefs.I feel good about next yr.Even with cassel,at the helm.Raiders and Denver are gonna suck.Denver isnt gonna get Manning.San Diego may be alittle challenge.I see us sweeping the division.Hope Berry,Charles and Moeki make full recovery's.Is so watch out this year.We still have the draft.I went from sad to stoke,in last 48 hrs.

chiefnut
03-18-2012, 01:24 AM
awsome. stupendous, great, terrific news!!!!

oh did i mention i am happy about this?

Chiefster
03-18-2012, 01:38 AM
Would it be understating the matter to say that is a step in the right direction.

Ryfo18
03-18-2012, 02:34 AM
What a great signing. This team can now focus on taking the best player available come draft time.

TopekaRoy
03-18-2012, 04:36 AM
$5.5 million per year? Cheapskates! We didn't waste nearly enough money on him. How are we going to win a Super Bowl if we refuse to pay too much for good players? :D

texaschief
03-18-2012, 04:51 AM
The Texans cut him and then the Chiefs get him at such a bargain... no worries? Somethin seems a little weird.


Either way, great signing by this team glad to see them finally address a need.

TopekaRoy
03-18-2012, 05:09 AM
The Texans cut him and then the Chiefs get him at such a bargain... no worries? Somethin seems a little weird.

Yeah. If the chiefs sign a player that was cut form another team, there must be something wrong with him.

http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/files/2010/07/simon-rolls-eyes-got-talent.jpg

Way to find a dark corner in a room full of light!

texaschief
03-18-2012, 06:56 AM
Yeah. If the chiefs sign a player that was cut form another team, there must be something wrong with him.

http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/files/2010/07/simon-rolls-eyes-got-talent.jpg

Way to find a dark corner in a room full of light!

not what i was saying

nigeriannightmare
03-18-2012, 10:02 AM
The Texans cut him and then the Chiefs get him at such a bargain... no worries? Somethin seems a little weird.


Either way, great signing by this team glad to see them finally address a need.

I might be making this up or dreamed it. He refused to restructure his conttact? Hes a .casualty of the cap the texans also let go of a premier pass rusher folks and got nothing in return so prertty sure the conspiracies can stop with texans need money. Look at the astros financial trbl. Maybe more of a city struggling than winston having a third leg that will affect his stance......or whatever.

eggersonian
03-18-2012, 12:28 PM
Man I love this! He should do great things in KC!

KristofLaw
03-18-2012, 08:31 PM
“The Chiefs showed me how much they really wanted me,” Winston said. “I had offers, but at the end of the day, it came down to what they can be and me wanting to be a part of it.” link (http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/03/former-texans-eric-winston-signs-with-chiefs/)
I just heard the news! This made my day, great signing and welcome to the Chiefs Eric Winston! :chiefs: :chiefs: :chiefs:

Bolts FTW
03-19-2012, 06:59 PM
Aren't you guys a power running team? He was very good in the zone blocking scheme that the Texans run, but I'm not sure about him having to maul guys one on one.

Bike
03-19-2012, 07:33 PM
Aren't you guys a power running team? He was very good in the zone blocking scheme that the Texans run, but I'm not sure about him having to maul guys one on one.
Whatever he can or can't do, he's gotta be better than Richardson.

jap1
03-19-2012, 08:06 PM
Aren't you guys a power running team? He was very good in the zone blocking scheme that the Texans run, but I'm not sure about him having to maul guys one on one.

We have been a zone blocking system in the past. We have a new OC and OL coach now, though. I havent heard anything about whether they have said that they are changing the system or not.