On the eve of his team taking Heinz Field to begin the 2008 season, Matt Schaub is definitely flashing that goofy smile today, because he knows that Smithiak just made his life a whole lot easier for the next few years by giving him the protection he needs every snap. How, you ask? By locking up a franchise right tackle, that's how.
PFT is reporting that Eric Winston has signed a five (5) year extension for $30,000,000.00, $10,000,000.00 of which is guaranteed. The Gaping Void that once existed on the right side of the Texans' OL is now going to be a strength until at least 2013. Another brilliant move by Smithiak.