Chiefs’ Eric Winston On Albert Moving To Guard: Easier Said Than Done


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Kansas City Chiefs RT Eric Winston talked with Arrowhead Addict contributor Jason Seibel recently. The two discussed a number of moves the team has made recently, including the re-signing of Dwayne Bowe and Dustin Colquitt.

But when you are talking to a guy that many in the NFL believe is one of the game’s best right tackles, you have to ask him about the Chiefs’ young offensive line.

There has been a lot of talk surrounding lineman and and the Chiefs this offseason. With LT Branden Albert nearly hitting free agency and LT Luke Joeckel being frequently being named a popular replacement candidate for Albert in mock drafts, Chiefs fans got a little more clarity on the situation when the team used the franchise tag on Albert this week.

Despite the fact that Albert received the tag, there is still talk among media experts that the Chiefs could still draft Joeckel and move Albert to guard. According to Winston, that idea might not work out so well.

“I think that’s easier said than done,” Winston said. “It all looks good on paper, but some of us don’t play well at those positions.”

Winston has a point. All the talk about Albert moving to guard seems to stem from the fact that Albert played the position in college. Still, Albert was drafted to play tackle in the NFL and has played the position quite well, particularly last season when he was credited with only giving up one sack.

Winston touched on a couple of other interesting topics, including guard Jon Asamoah, a player he feels is underrated.

“Jon Asamoah is a guy who is very underrated in this league, said Winston. “He’s going to be a heck of a right guard for a long time. He’s got everything you want from toughness to smarts and he can strike. He’s going to get better and that’s saying something, because I already think he’s pretty damn good.”

Winston talked a lot more about the offensive line, including Jeff Allen, Rodney Hudson and Donald Stephenson. Be sure to stick around later today to catch the entire interview.