Ireland don't trade for Albert if he wants to much money and give a third round pick not 2nd. We are not winning the Super Bowl this Year. Get a ot in the second.
I guess there are a few things I have to explain on my stance which justifies my thinking for a lot of this.
1. Albert isnt being chased out KC because he's a bad player. He is a very solid player, but wants to be paid like a top LT, he has said so. Its another reason he doesnt want to move to RT or inside to Guard where he played in college... its less money, he knows this. A top Guard makes around 7-8 million.... and hes basically saying he doesnt want to swtich to that position because of money. So i'm assuming he wants big bucks, and he is more than entitled to that stance... this is his job.
2. Ireland has shown that he isnt afraid to overpay this offseason. This can be debated back and forth... but Ellerbe chose us over staying in Balt because we blew their deal out of the water... we made Mike Wallace the 3rd highest WR in the league ( i think).. and he isnt the 3rd best receiver in the league... wheeler got the same deal as Ellerbe.. ect ect..... If we trade for Albert.. I'm assuming its because they agreed to a big deal with Albert (8.5+ per year)
3. I don't think we are going to have a good year this year. The schedule is rough, and above all else, I dont know how much better we actually got this offseason. The linebackers are a wash. they might be better, they might not be... but we saved some cash.. but cash doesnt get you Wins. Mike Wallace is absolutely an upgrade... but 3 wins worth to get us to the playoffs? This season starts.... and ends with Tannehill. And if we survive injuries... one injury to Cam wake... and our defense goes from solid to bottom tier in the league.
With those factors in mind, I'm looking past just this year. I didnt like Martin last year, I still dont, but hes penciled in as a starting OT.... but heres my thinking... lets say we blow this draft out of the water.... are we competing for a superbowl this year? i dont believe so.. most people here are hoping for a winning record and a WC berth... if thats the case.... why lock down a player long term when it really only behoofs us for one year?
There are ways to survive the season, have a good growing season, and not shutdown our offense completely. It will be a half step back for one year, but to me many better and bigger steps in later years
Let's go Miami!!!!
Of course if there was a Great QB at one this wouldn't even be a discussion. QB is the number one need on every team above every position. LT have a habit of being drafted high is all I'm saying.
nonetheless, I enjoyed this discussion, all class! this is why I come to finheaven. Now Im out to sleep!
Oher turned out to be a bad LT so Ozzie found a veteran to step in and take over.
I'm not saying LT isnt important... im saying fixing it by FA and giant extension wouldnt be my choice vs drafting one. Mckinnie was the only LT on that list who wasnt drafted by their team who won the superbowl. And i don't disagree that LT being drafted high isnt a habit... there is NO argument from me there, I just think its the wrong choice most times.