Tight end Kellen Winslow is still at home recovering from his mysterious illness, and it may end up keeping him from playing against the Washington Redskins this Sunday. He is questionable for the game, so there is a chance he will be able to play. If he can’t, however, I would certainly not be opposed to seeing Steve Heiden getting more playing time. Heiden was a valuable force in the win over the Giants; his consistency over the years has often been overlooked, but the combination of Darnell Dinkins and him made for quite a success. This begins to put a bit of a logjam at the position with Martin Rucker recovering from his torn meniscus.
What would be most beneficial would be for time to be shared at the position in order to keep Winslow healthier for a longer period of time. The guy takes a beating every week and despite him avoiding major, season-ending injuries for the last few years, I still see him as a fragile player who simply puts up with more pain than he lets on.
- Eric Wright was also named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his 94-yard pick-six on Monday night. When you watch a football game with a bunch of people, how many call for a “pick-six!” every time the other team has the ball? Well, it happens on nearly every play when I watch the game with some friends of mine and it’s suprising that Wright’s interception was pretty much the only time we did not call for it.