Originally Posted by fairladyZ
One thing that does scare the hell out of me is Brandon Albert's back.. I'm really worried about it. It didn't seem to be getting any better by the end of the year, and like Gaither once he started having back problems he was just never the same and never healthy. I think albert is one of the best in the league and definitely want him to be healthy but it scares me that it's the beginning of the end for him, stephenson showed promise but do we want to risk our new shiny QB to someone showing promise if albert can't' go, on top of paying albert top LT wages only to not be what he once was?
I'm not saying i want to take LT with first pick but if reid and trainers and doctors come to the conclussion albert isn't ready i think he walks and they do draft LT. THen i just hope maybe we can sneak back into the first or 1 of the top 3 QB's will be there for us in the second but i doubt it.
Offensive linemen can be just like QBs. Sometimes it takes a risk to achieve true greatness.
Remember in the 2002 offseason when we let go of Victor Riley and traded for Willie Roaf? ALSO assuming that John Tait would move over to RT? Boy, that was some risky ****ing shit, wasn't it?
Paid off though, yeah?
We're gonna have to do the same with Albert. Trust that he's healthy. With Stephenson as a backup, I don't know about all of you, but I'm totally cool with that. And even if Albert IS screwed long term, that's a fix that can be made next year.