WINSLOW AT IT AGAIN
Kellen Winslow is at it again, in word and in deed.
Apparently Winslow decided to go surfing during Pro Bowl week down in Hawaii. Which is pretty bright for a guy who has already suffered numerous injuries in his short career.
Then he also thought it time to ask for a new deal.
“When I got hurt (in 2005) the contract got renegotiated so some things changed but I think I’ve proven these past two years that I’m one of the elite tight ends,” Winslow said from the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. “My value on the field, they put in a nickel (coverage), an extra DB in the game, and that really changes the whole game. They have to guard me kind of like a wide receiver so, you know, yeah, gotta to get that new money. (laughs)”
Hahahahaha. I suppose that’s the gratitude for the Browns not terming his contract when he crashed his bike. Great guy. They could have literally recouped millions of dollars from him but chose to offer him a restructured deal. With the Browns needing to resign Derek Anderson and Jamal Lewis, and add to a porous defense, now is not exactly the best time to ask for more money and a renegotiation of a deal that runs through 2010. Winslow also has incentives built into this deal. So play well, earn more and get a new deal in 2010. If I’m the Browns I tell him thanks but no thanks. They’ve already done him one BIG solid and he isn’t exactly known for staying on the field. Plus he has a deal through 2010.
He’s also deluded. Asked about Josh Cribbs, the Browns kick returner: “He’s the best return guy I’ve ever seen,” Winslow said. Um, what about Devin Hester? “Josh is just reckless. He goes in the hole, breaks so many tackles. Yeah, I have to say he’s better — and I’ve seen a lot of them.”
His agent? Drew Rosenhaus.