I have been an Albert supporter since day one. He has been criticized to no end. Yet he has done his job pretty darn well. His stats show him in the top 10 for a couple of years now, that is impressive considering his position becomes much harder with a "panic prone" qb who had the weakest and most inaccurate arm in the nfl. We were basicly a one dimentional team and he still did a very good job. He has been underpaid, up until this year, and up until this year has never complained that I am aware of.
I wanted the best available qb in this draft...........but with Alex and Chase signings I dont see the need for a qb in the first. I still believe we gave up waaaay to much for a qb that has little chance of being the qbotf. Since we are still in rebuilding mode I see a really big need in getting a second round pick back. This draft has enormous value in the second round and we are really missing out if we dont have a second. That all being said I think Alberts time is up. We need to free up some cash, and pick up a new young future hall of famer with that pick.
I wish Albert well.
Another thing to think about is, next year we will be in a world of hurt with the cap and I could see us having to let some big guys go, say like either Flowers, Berry, DJ, Hali, or even Alex, So it would not hurt to look for some replacements. Just saying. We desperately need to have a second round pick for this draft.
albert is not that good... i dont know why they are interested in him. there are much better players around then him sorry
Keep him and draft the CB#1 to replace Carr
I dare bet even Luke Joeckle and Fisher wont have the impact Albert will in the next 3 years. Unless of course Aberts back may not be healed as expected and reported.
BTW...... Welcome to the Best Chiefs site on earth. :smile
So the Chiefs know who they have. The problem is clear and has been very publicly announced. Albert has a bad back, even though he was cleared to be paid. He believes he is a top 3 LT and is wanting to be paid so, knowing that he has not played a full season with the last being out with a bad back. He has showng attitude towards the Chiefs stating that he tends to only play LT and is not open to being moved to Guard or RT.
The Chiefs are looking to trade Albert because He is looking for a payday that is not in the best interest of this franchise. They are not moving him simply because LT is the best player in this draft and don't need two of them.
Apparently, the Dolphins can talk with Alberts agent about contract details, but Albert cannot go for a visit or physical yet.
Let him take his selfish butt to Miami he is the ONLY guy who did not show up work workouts the ONLY one. He thinks he's to good to be there send him away
This is the only franchise in the history of the NFL who is trading a LT to draft a LT with THE FIRST PICK IN THE ENTIRE DRAFT.
Remember when thay had the chance at #5, in 2010, to draft a LT prospect ( Russell Okung ) who, overall, possessed better blocking skills & better physical and athletic skills than anybody that the Chiefs had on their roster at that time & they could have moved Albert to Guard, but instead, opted to draft a Safety instead? Kind of come full circle hasn't it?
No, that isn't hindsight, either. This was discussed to death around the web prior to that selection being made, and I provided a whole slew of points as to why passing on Okung would do more to hurt them in the long run than drafting Berry would do to help them. Of course, Albert was everybody's crutch for taking Berry.
It backfired, just like I predicted that it would. Does anybody with any common sense and logic, really believe for one minute that if Dorsey/Reid had been with the Chiefs in 2010 and making that selection, that they would've taken Berry over Okung? Not a chance. Neither would have Dick Vermeil, Marty Schottenheimer, Hank Stram, or GM Don Klosterman.