Originally Posted by Eskimo
I was really rooting for Free. He played very well for 1.5 season but then suddenly lost it in 2011 and got much worse in 2012. I know many have said that he just lacks the upperbody strength to latch onto players and everyone now really exploits this deficiency.
I wish him well but don't think he can hang on as anything more than a backup swing Tackle at close to vet min salary now after last year's performance.
I can't think of another young OT who lost it so quickly without injury or eating himself out of the league.
Eskimo, I think Free had the dreaded double whammy last year for any O-lineman - he had no base (strength) AND his footwork was terrible. You can be a decent RT lacking one of those, but both? You're done.