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Thread: Props to Ireland for Albert Negotiation

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    Props to Ireland for Albert Negotiation

    Based on multiple reports tonight, it seems the Branden Albert deal to Miami looks dead. While I thought this could be revived post draft and as the OT tryouts continued in Davie, the trade seems like it is over. It should be stated that Jeff Ireland handled this negotiation masterfully.

    Clearly, I will admit I was big supporter of making this deal. Protecting Ryan Tannehill has to be at the forefront of the thinking process. Albert is outstanding pass blocker and would allow receivers to get into their routes, secure RT in the pocket and deliver the ball on schedule.

    However, it should also be noted that coughing up 2a or 2b AND doling out a big contract was steep. I always thought a 3 or a 4 was much equitable. No doubt, I would have had an urge if I was Ireland's chair to trade the 2. However, the GM stuck to his guns and did not move from what was fair value. Now, KC is stuck with a toxic asset: a good player that is angry because he does not a have a longterm. I truly think John Dorsey and Andy Reid thought Miami would blink and they did not. One of the most comical things I have read tonight was that KC will now look to sign Albert longterm.

    Jeff Ireland deserves credit. He had set of parameters and stayed true to them. I have to say was very impressed with Ireland's steadiness through the entire process. Impressive IMO.
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    I give him props for not doing a stupid trade.
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    I also thought a conditional 2014 would have been fair.
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    The bar is low when you have to give props for NOT doing something stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roy_miami View Post
    The bar is low when you have to give props for NOT doing something stupid.

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    I have been very critical of Ireland in the past few years. However, some of you that are saying "give him credit for not doing something stupid" and just being unfair. There is so much pressure on him to win that making this deal is a no brainer for his own skin. However, he did not pull the trigger.

    Give credit where it is due.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayden Fox View Post
    I have very critical of Ireland in the past few years. However, some of you that are saying "give him credit for not doing something stupid" and just being unfair. There is so much pressure on him to win that making this deal is a no brainer for his own skin. However, he did not pull the trigger.

    Give credit where it is due.
    Yup, good point :-)
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    He drafts good "Must of been a Philbin pick", the team loses or does something wrong "FIRELAND!". Give the man credit. Yes he has made mistakes but what GM doesnt make them?
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