I do not take much stock in not attending vol workouts, others linemen in the past also did not attend vol workouts.
This new regime simply cannot make that commitment to Albert, as he's wanting to be paid more than Joe Thomas is making and yet, he's nowhere close to being player that Joe Thomas is and never will be.
This mentality is so dumb. So is, "well they get a lot of money, so if they get hurt in voluntary workouts who cares b/c they still have a lot of money." Hey guys, you should risk a huge multi-year/multi-million dollar contract b/c you're already making $10M this year. Dumb dumb dumb.
Next time your boss asks you to come in and work for free to help the company out, you'll jump right up and go, right? Of course you won't, but now you're being a hypocrite.
Brian Waters never attended voluntary workouts. What a **** stain on this team!!!!
Neither that cop are myself are making 10 MILLION dollars we are not in the same situation as Albert is. After the last CBA the amount of offseason work got cut back. When you have a new head coach and all the changes that have been made with this team this past offseason I think there is something to gain for every player to be there. These offseaon things are a PART of Nfl players job. That's why they have them. Just like going to that armed robbery is a part of the cops job that I mentioned.
2nd off the risk is these workouts is EXTREMELY LOW. It's not like camp. They can't even do paded pratices. These are like walkthroughs. It is VERY VERY rare for anyone to get hurt at this point. Stop pretending it's a huge risk. It seems that other players take this huge risk. Albert is no better then them. He should be there. That's just my opinion I was the same way with Bowe last year I will always have this opinion.
As for the hypocrite comment I can tell you that you're wrong. I have in the past few years taken a paycut. Taken less hours I have many times worked off the clock because I like the person I work for I'm willing to do it. If I didn't like the person I work for I might not be so willing to do so I will admit. But I have worked and not been paid for it in terms of money. I do get some gain as later on I'm repaid by getting a little time off when I need it. But I have worked without pay many times in the past there's a good chance I will again . I work for a small business those types of things sometimes happen. Alot actually since the economy has been down.
He thinks he is above all other players. To skip the workouts. That just makes him look bad. Whether they workouts are low or high.
I thought you said you were out and done with this conversation Ryfro?
I say get what you can for him and go get Joeckel.
I have to side with the Chiefs brass on this one because if they hadn't tagged him and let him walk, then he would've found no takers on what he wants to be paid & nobody would have given him anywhere near what Jake Long got from the Rams and I highly doubt he would've gotten what Bushrod got from the Bears. And yet, the Chiefs brass, in my judgement, has given him the chance to make, in one year, 45% of what Eric Winston was signed for last year ( 4-yr 22 mill ), in spite of the back issue concerns.
With that said, it would appear the Chiefs brass has really put their best foot forward regarding Albert. I remember when Walter Jones, the very good Seattle LT, played under the franchise tag for an entire year before getting a deal done the next year. Branden Albert is NOT anywhere close to Walter Jones, and yet he states he's unhappy with the franchise tag that's probably going to pay him much more than Jones got paid when he played a year under his franchise tag. Go figure.