“Color Me Concerned”

April 7th, 2009

The news of the crazy contract Mark Dominik gave Sgt. Winslow was obviously fodder for discussion this morning on Sirius NFL Radio. But co-hosts of “The Blitz,” Adam Schein and Solomon Wilcots, were split on the move.

Wilcots was on the mind that, with his injuries behind him, Sgt. Winslow is an elite NFL player. Schein is not so sure Sgt. Winslow’s injuries are behind him.

Solomon Wilcots: I had expected it. I knew it was coming, but I never thought it was that much.

I think he is ready to put up good numbers. The only thing that has held him back are injuries. But even with injuries he is almost impossible to cover for safeties and linebackers. He is almost impossible to cover by cornerbacks in the red zone. He is an elite tight end for your quarterback to target.

He has never had a consistent quarterback. He’s never had a reliable quarterback, never had that chemistry. It never existed. He still has been able to make plays when he’s on the field.

If he’s healthy the numbers will come.

Adam Schein: I think it makes sense to give him a new deal. I think everybody knew it was coming. He’s happy in Tampa; he’s thrilled. You knew he was going to get a new deal.

I agree with you on the talent and being a pro bowl player. He’s an 80- to 90-catch guy and a guy who should score 7 to 10 touchdowns a year. He has that ability. But he’s never done that. He has the ability to get to 1,000 yards a year. [Bucs general manager] Mark Dominik is paying for the crystal ball. They are looking into the crystal ball and projecting the future in their system.

But $20 million [guaranteed] for a guy with all sorts of injuries? I won’t even talk about the issues off the field. I think that is a thing of the past. I think he is enthused to be in Tampa. I think he has matured.

But in terms of his health, color me concerned.

One Response to ““Color Me Concerned””

  1. Kris Says:

    i wouldve rather paid Carl Winslow