Free Trial Ad
Why Subscribe?
  • Player/Prospect News
  • Exclusive Insider Info
  • Members-Only Forums
  • Exclusive Videos
  • Subscribe Now!
InboxChat RoomChat Room (0 fans in chatroom)
Reply to TopicPost New Topic
  Page of 2  Next >

Brandon Albert

Avatar

Posted: 01/22/2013 5:03 PM

Brandon Albert 


Thoughts on the Bolts making a run at signing Brandon Albert as FA. McCoy and Rivers seem to like him and there is speculation the Chiefs take Joekel because Albert comes at a higher cost. I would love to bring him in at LT and still draft Fisher. Start Gaither at RT and the second he starts slipping move Fisher into that position. With a few correct moves by TT, the Bolts could be a playoff team again, especially with the young guys on D.
Reply | Quote
  • joser619
  • Fourth round pick
  • 293 posts this site
Avatar

Posted: 01/22/2013 5:13 PM

RE: Brandon Albert 


Link?
If this is true, then hallelujah!!!!!!!!

Pull the trigger Telesco!!!!!!!
Reply | Quote
Avatar

Posted: 01/22/2013 5:28 PM

Re: Brandon Albert 


Go to sports.gather.com

Sorry I can't copy and paste as it was on one of my app news sites. I thought it would be great if they could snag him.
Reply | Quote
Avatar

Posted: 01/22/2013 5:34 PM

RE: Brandon Albert 



It looks like a BleacherReport type website, I'm going to assume its just a fan or amateur writer speculating.

Albert doesn't blow me away, he's going to be expensive, and there is a lot of talk that he will eventually be moved to OG...which is not a good sign for a long term deal. But it would open up our options dramatically with our 1st round pick.

Reply | Quote
Avatar

Posted: 01/22/2013 8:33 PM

RE: Brandon Albert 


I would be surprised if KC lets Albert walk.  They just hired Reid who made Peters one of the highest paid OT in the league.  I think they do something similar with Albert.  As far as Gaither goes, I don't want him or Clary anywhere near this roster next year.
Reply | Quote
  • ChiefMan
  • Jock Strap Cleaner
  • 2 posts this site

Posted: 01/22/2013 9:02 PM

RE: Brandon Albert 


Albert called into a kc sports radio show today on his own free will to interview and said that he wants to stay in kc and that his agent has already had contact with our GM Dorsey so I expect him to stay
Reply | Quote
Avatar

Posted: 01/22/2013 9:23 PM

RE: Brandon Albert 



ChiefMan wrote: Albert called into a kc sports radio show today on his own free will to interview and said that he wants to stay in kc and that his agent has already had contact with our GM Dorsey so I expect him to stay
Which virtually eliminates the chances Kansas City takes Joeckel.

It just wouldn't make sense to spend the 1st overall pick upgrading a position that is not actually a weakness. To put it nicely, it was a dumb idea and I have no idea why the media (mainly Mel Kiper) latched onto it.

Reply | Quote
Avatar

Posted: 01/23/2013 11:10 AM

RE: Brandon Albert 


I think the reasoning behind the idea is saving money and creating more cap space.  Albert will demand a hefty raise even though he is saying all the right things about KC.  Money still talks and there are very few athletes that take a hometown discount.
Reply | Quote
Avatar

Posted: 01/23/2013 12:11 PM

RE: Brandon Albert 



SanDiegoMtneer wrote: I think the reasoning behind the idea is saving money and creating more cap space.  Albert will demand a hefty raise even though he is saying all the right things about KC.  Money still talks and there are very few athletes that take a hometown discount.
It guess it just seems silly to me when you have no QB of the future to continue the revolving door.  Guys like Tyler Bray, EJ Manuel, and Zach Dysert while intriguing, are developmental players.  There is too much of a chance they land the next Brodie Croyle while trying to save a little cash.

I think its going to be Geno Smith, or a trade back with the Cardinals or Bills where they settle for Barkley or Wilson.

Reply | Quote
Avatar

Posted: 01/23/2013 12:18 PM

RE: Brandon Albert 


Even a hometown discount is going to be much more expensive than drafting a young OT. As an example, Matt Khalil was the top OT drafted #4 and his contract averages under $5 million per season. IMO, that's a great deal for the premier talent especially when you compare it with the other top Free Agent Olinemen signed in 2012: Carl Nicks - avg $9.5 million per, Demetrius Bell - avg $7.5 million per, Gaither - 6 million per.

So, in KC, I can see why there is a very real discussion going on about whether or not you blow $8-10 million per on a LT who is decent but not elite.....when you can claim the TOP tackle in the draft and pay him nearly half of that.
Reply | Quote
Avatar

Posted: 01/23/2013 1:46 PM

Re: Brandon Albert 


Here's the way you answer that question for KC. 



AFC West 

Den - Von Miller


AFC South 

Indy - Freeney 
Texans - Watt/Mercilus 
Jax - Jason Babin 

NFC East 

Dal - Ware
NYG - JPP 
Wash - Kerrigan 




Would you rather go into the 2013 season playing these opponents with ...........

Albert as your blindside and maybe someone like Geno Smith as your QB.

or 

Draft Joe and continue on with yet another year of likely having Cassel as your starting QB.
It's not about how many times you get knocked down.  It's whether or not you are willing to get back up. 

Last edited 01/23/2013 1:58 PM by Thisfrickinguy

Reply | Quote
Avatar

Posted: 01/23/2013 2:36 PM

Re: Brandon Albert 


I believe they keep Albert for consistency and chemistry on the Oline. It's hard for me to picture Reid passing on Geno. He is made for that system and he needs a good Oline so the young QB doesn't get hammered his first year and loses his confidence. Reid will have Smith get the ball out quick on his passing routes.

I also find it hard to believe that anyone jumps to take the number 1 pick. KC really needs a QB and Geno is the best in the class and most likely wont be there if they trade back too far.
Reply | Quote

Posted: 01/23/2013 2:48 PM

Re: Brandon Albert 


Albert is easily, outside of his own health issues, which aren't as bad as Long's, THE FA we need to target.  Same contract for Gaither IMO but we're getting a legit OT without the baggage, moping, etc. 

Best bang for bolt buck. 

Also, a DB would be nice.  Goldson is another dream, but alas, we don't have the dough with all this dead money tied to Gaither and Meachum. 

Still, this makes no sense unless we dramatically improve the offense, let alone the OL.  Can't say enough how much a spread would do this team wonders.
Reply | Quote
Avatar

Posted: 01/23/2013 2:58 PM

Re: Brandon Albert 


Albert will make far more than what Gaither got on the open market.
LadyLover wrote: Albert is easily, outside of his own health issues, which aren't as bad as Long's, THE FA we need to target.  Same contract for Gaither IMO but we're getting a legit OT without the baggage, moping, etc. 

Best bang for bolt buck. 

Also, a DB would be nice.  Goldson is another dream, but alas, we don't have the dough with all this dead money tied to Gaither and Meachum. 

Still, this makes no sense unless we dramatically improve the offense, let alone the OL.  Can't say enough how much a spread would do this team wonders.
Reply | Quote
Avatar

Posted: 01/23/2013 7:06 PM

Re: Brandon Albert 


I believe Albert is worth the money he will get on the open market and would more than address San Diego's most pressing area of need. That being said, I can't imagine any realistic scenario in which the Chiefs let him walk with no compensation in return.
To make sure you don't miss any SDBoltReport.com updates, follow us on Twitter.
Reply | Quote
Avatar

Posted: 01/23/2013 11:59 PM

Re: Brandon Albert 



MikeLombardo wrote: I believe Albert is worth the money he will get on the open market and would more than address San Diego's most pressing area of need. That being said, I can't imagine any realistic scenario in which the Chiefs let him walk with no compensation in return.
Agreed. 

My concern is that people have been talking about his eventual move to guard every year since he was drafted, and he's 28 now, how many quality left tackle years does he actually have in him?

Reply | Quote

Posted: 01/24/2013 10:54 AM

Re: Brandon Albert 



syxwunine wrote:
MikeLombardo wrote: I believe Albert is worth the money he will get on the open market and would more than address San Diego's most pressing area of need. That being said, I can't imagine any realistic scenario in which the Chiefs let him walk with no compensation in return.
Agreed. 

My concern is that people have been talking about his eventual move to guard every year since he was drafted, and he's 28 now, how many quality left tackle years does he actually have in him?
Ah, there's the rub. He said that he is not interested in a move to guard. While I don't see any chance of KC letting him walk, maybe a guarantee that he would stay at LT would go a long way.
Reply | Quote
Avatar

Posted: 01/24/2013 6:53 PM

Re: Brandon Albert 



WesChandler wrote: 
Ah, there's the rub. He said that he is not interested in a move to guard. While I don't see any chance of KC letting him walk, maybe a guarantee that he would stay at LT would go a long way.
I think its more that he wants a left tackle paycheck than he doesn't want to move to guard.  Once someone gives him the $50M he most likely wants I'm sure he'll move anywhere they ask him.

I personally would rather build the O-line through the draft, and fix the CB and S situation through free agency.  Offense is so much about chemistry and comfort, where defense is more just 1 man in charge of himself, and there really aren't as many play calls and formations as people think.

I vote go get Derek Cox for the $7-8M a year he's gonna want, and maybe Kerry Rhodes on a 1 year deal, and spend our first 3 picks on O-line.

Last edited 01/24/2013 6:57 PM by syxwunine

Reply | Quote

Posted: 03/06/2014 6:44 AM

Re: Brandon Albert 


Found this and thought it was interesting. We had interest last year, but I didn't know Guard was an option. I still
would like to get him because of the King's dome issues.

---------------------------------------------
--- WesChandler wrote:


syxwunine wrote:
MikeLombardo wrote: I believe Albert is worth the money he will get on the open market and would more than address San Diego's most pressing area of need. That being said, I can't imagine any realistic scenario in which the Chiefs let him walk with no compensation in return.
Agreed. 

My concern is that people have been talking about his eventual move to guard every year since he was drafted, and he's 28 now, how many quality left tackle years does he actually have in him?
Ah, there's the rub. He said that he is not interested in a move to guard. While I don't see any chance of KC letting him walk, maybe a guarantee that he would stay at LT would go a long way.

---------------------------------------------




Play every down like the season's riding on it !
Reply | Quote

Posted: 03/06/2014 8:37 AM

Re: Brandon Albert 


Vise you are kind.  I thought you going to harp on Syx saying to go after Dereck Cox!  Ouch.
Reply | Quote
Reply to TopicPost New Topic
  Page of 2  Next >