Before you go, I don't think Albert just disappears after this year... what I believe is that you have a diminishing return vs if you find a good tackle in the draft. Obviously it all is conditioned on Jeff drafting a good one, there is risk there no matter who is making the pick.. but as a rookie, Albert obviously has the largest gap in production there. I just think in a 3 year window (more like 4-5 but lets just do three)... Alberts play + contract vs. good draft pick and rookie contract is going to be marginal in actual play difference and a sizeable difference in compensation.
Again, i'd prefer a veteran OT first... find some in the draft.... because protecting your QB is important... I just don't think Albert is the move
---------- Post added at 12:22 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:20 AM ----------
Let's go Miami!!!!
If high pick is described as top 15, over the last 10 years this is the breakdown of positions taken (average per year):
OT is definitely a premiere position but its one of many, not the clear second rung just behind QB as you would have us believe.
KC is not going to have 30mil. tied up on LT. They will cut Albert if they draft one.
Not to hammer home the point that a few people have already said, but I really hope Ireland is playing hard ball, its probably the best position to do so in a long while.
We've literally got them by the balls and should hopefully be hard balling by offering a 3rd maximum, not a 2nd round draft pick. Its in KC's best interest, to get out of their tight position in a pretty underwhelming draft class, why make their life easy - this is business. It doesn't seem to be reported that anyone else is sniffing around Albert, so why should the Phins play mother Theresa.
I unfortunately feel if another better well run FO such as the Ravens or Patsies were in the Phins shoes they would find a way of squeezing the Chiefs.
Comon Ireland, make the Chiefs sweat right until the final minute of draft day - they have more to lose than us!
[QUOTE=Geforce;1064664228]KC gains nothing by just cutting Albert. Branden's contract is fully guaranteed and unless he is traded it will cost the Chiefs $9.8+ million whether Albert is on the