Originally Posted by StanleySpadowski
Every year it seems like one or two players get a vocal group of ignoramuses calling for their heads on a spike.
If Free is let go, it's for cap purposes only and he'll be starting somewhere in the NFL in '13. Free graded out better than any other tackle on the team in '12 and wasn't the reason Dallas didn't make the playoffs.
I think early in the year especially, he had some plays where he just looked awful that were highlighted during the telecasts. Not keeping his hands on an edge rusher. Getting his feet crossed and falling down etc.
People fixated on that but I get what you are saying about Smith people ignored that he was pretty pedestrian and passed it off as his first time playing LT ever. Combine that with people looking for any excuse under the sun to hae on the interior guys and you get the perception.
We were pretty weak on all 5 line positions just some more than others.