Mountaineer wrote:So, now that he's averaging a point roughly every three games, he's playing better? Are you kidding? He's the worst FA signing in the history of the friggin' league!!!
I think the term 'better' is relative to this year. He's playing better than he was early in the season, which was absolutely pitiful. He's playing kinda sorta a little below OK now. His defense was always a liability, and you are correct that until he comes close to his old DC production, he's a bust here.
The same people that boo Gonchar as a scratch tonight are the same ones hollering for the backup QB to come in, etc. Gonchar is having a bad year on a very bad team. Because he's making the salary that he is, and because his bad play is in such contrast to his previous career, it makes him seem that much worse. But based on play alone, he's not any better or any worse, really, than any of their other crappy dmen.
Saying he's the worst FA signing in the history of the league... it's not even one year into his deal yet. He has the potential to be one of the worst FA signings ever... and quite possibly could be the worst FA signing of the offseason for this year. But you can't judge his overall 'bust'ness until you get a larger data set.