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Thread: Upon further reflection...No to Branden Albert!

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    Upon further reflection...No to Branden Albert!

    I don't see this possible move as one that makes sense...If we are going to pay a big salary we should have kept Jake Long, who was performing at a level comparable to Branden Albert and saved the draft pick in a deep draft.

    Branden Albert was not an elite left tackle last year and was ranked #13 by PFF based on last years performance.

    Jonathan Martin is a left tackle and did a fine job for Andrew Luck at Stanford...I say lets develop Martin at left tackle and draft a right tackle...which will also save some cap room versus Albert's overated salary demands (which is why KC is willing to move him).

    Worst case scenario Martin doesn't pan out and we get a left tackle later, we could even double down and draft a left tackle prospect later in this draft.

    This move reeks of panic to me and is a mistake.
    Jay Fiedler can take his'n and lose to your'n.....or take your'n and lose to his'n.

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    Agreed. I wasn't interested in keeping Jake, but I agree with the rest. I'd actually rather keep Martin at left, and sign Winston to the 3-4 mil/yr he's talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DcRy82 View Post
    Agreed. I wasn't interested in keeping Jake, but I agree with the rest. I'd actually rather keep Martin at left, and sign Winston to the 3-4 mil/yr he's talking about.
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    I agree on Jake, I guess my point was keeping Jake would have been as good as getting Albert, without losing the draft pick.

    I would prefer to move Martin to Left tackle, draft Teron Armstead for Right tackle and maybe double down with another draft pick.
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    I can see Ireland's logic as far as not wanting two young, unproven players protecting Tannehill on the edge. Plus, it's a question as to whether Jonathan Martin takes that next step. I guess it comes down to what you'd rather have --- Albert by giving up the 2b pick (#54), or Lane Johnson by giving up 1st (#12) and 2b (#54).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SF Dolphin Fan View Post
    I can see Ireland's logic as far as not wanting two young, unproven players protecting Tannehill on the edge. Plus, it's a question as to whether Jonathan Martin takes that next step. I guess it comes down to what you'd rather have --- Albert by giving up the 2b pick (#54), or Lane Johnson by giving up 1st (#12) and 2b (#54).
    But again, Albert is not an elite left tackle, and he does impact our cap situation significantly.

    I would rather move up for Lane Johnson than make this move...Johnson's contract would be cap friendly for the next few years, and his ceiling is very high.

    Do you want to be good or do you want to be great?

    And, I thought Martin did ok for a rookie getting moved from RT back to LT so late in the season. Another off-season of development gives me optimism that he will be fine at LT.
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    Long was not playing at the level of Albert the past two seasons. We don't HAVE TO pay Albert his franchise tag amount correct? Can't we trade for him contingent on him signing a 3-4 year contract at 7 million or so per year?
    If we could pick a starting LT at the 54th pick and KNOW he could start from day one, wouldn't you say yes to that?


    Don't get me wrong i am impressed by Johnsons athleticism, and would be happy if he fell to us- but i don't want to surrender two picks to move up and get him.




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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFin View Post
    I don't see this possible move as one that makes sense...If we are going to pay a big salary we should have kept Jake Long, who was performing at a level comparable to Branden Albert and saved the draft pick in a deep draft.

    Branden Albert was not an elite left tackle last year and was ranked #13 by PFF based on last years performance.

    Jonathan Martin is a left tackle and did a fine job for Andrew Luck at Stanford...I say lets develop Martin at left tackle and draft a right tackle...which will also save some cap room versus Albert's overated salary demands (which is why KC is willing to move him).

    Worst case scenario Martin doesn't pan out and we get a left tackle later, we could even double down and draft a left tackle prospect later in this draft.

    This move reeks of panic to me and is a mistake.
    I wish people would stop saying we should have kept Jake Long. The Dolphins offered Jake Long a contract comparable to what the Rams offered but Jake chose St Lous over Miami.
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    I say go athletic. Trade down for another 2nd if possible, grab Pugh and Long and take our chances. We would have to reach for Pugh at 12 but that still might be the right call if it improves our Guard play. Of course I'll be eating my words if Tannehill gets injured...
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    If Albert was elite...I would agree with getting him, since he IS NOT....I'd rather build a young line around Pouncey with Jonathan Martin at left tackle...thats my opinion.

    If Albert was good enough, why would KC trade him only to spend a number one overall just to replace him?

    The answer is he is not that good, he is adequate but not great.
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    Albert makes a lot of sense - if you're insecure about your ability to draft an OT in the 2nd or 3rd Round.
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