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Old 04-17-2013, 05:39 PM  
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Branden Albert trade won’t happen unless he lowers his price

Branden Albert trade won’t happen unless he lowers his price
Posted by Michael David Smith on April 21, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT
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The much-discussed potential trade of Branden Albert from the Chiefs to the Dolphins doesn’t appear likely at the price Albert is currently seeking.

Although the Chiefs and Dolphins can probably agree on compensation — the Dolphins sending a second-round pick to Kansas City — the hangup is that Albert wants the kind of money that the Dolphins aren’t willing to spend. Specifically, according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, Albert wants between $8 million and $9 million a year on a long-term deal.

In other words, Albert is looking for the same kind of contract that left tackle Jake Long got from the Rams — the very contract the Dolphins wouldn’t give Long, which is why he left Miami for St. Louis.

If the Dolphins weren’t willing to pay Long that kind of money, it’s hard to see why they’d be willing to give up a second-round draft pick for the privilege of paying Albert that kind of money. So the Dolphins may need to look elsewhere for a left tackle. And Albert may have to settle for playing this season for the Chiefs, making $9.8 million, and hitting free agency next year.

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Old 04-22-2013, 09:54 PM   #2806
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Measuring sacks as the sole benchmark for an LT is like measuring interceptions as the only benchmark for corners.
How the hell do you figure that? Not allowing sacks is a priority for a LT. Intercepting the ball isn't a priority for a corner.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:54 PM   #2807
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Yeah 70 is high maybe around 60.
If you keep moving the goal posts you'll eventually hit the field goal.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:54 PM   #2808
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Albert had 396 pass blocking snaps and 326 run blocking snaps.

That's right, geniouses.

Albert was pass blocking more than he was run blocking.

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Old 04-22-2013, 09:54 PM   #2809
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How the hell do you figure that?
Anything that makes Albert look bad, The Bad Guy is down with!
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:55 PM   #2810
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If you keep moving the goal posts you'll eventually hit the field goal.
Like the chiefs in 2012. LoL
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:57 PM   #2811
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Like the chiefs in 2012. LoL
And the 49ers in 2011.

When their kicker set an NFL record for field goals.

Alex Smith loves them field goals.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:57 PM   #2812
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How many holding calls did Albert have? How many plays did he have that resulted in negative plays? Is he 100% healthy? How is his attitude?

I think there are some questions about him.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:57 PM   #2813
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How the hell do you figure that? Not allowing sacks is a priority for a LT. Intercepting the ball isn't a priority for a corner.
Pass protection is a priority for tackles.

There's numerous problems I have with counting sacks as the end all stat for LT's. Granted, they matter, but so do hurries, if the QB holds the ball too long, the talent level of the LG next to you.

Hurries to me is almost equal to a sack. If the defender causes the QB to make a rushed decision that results in an interception, incompletion on 3rd down, it's just as bad as a sack.

I figure that because you're putting one facet of the players responsibility and making it the benchmark. There's a lot more to playing tackle in the NFL than just allowing sacks.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:58 PM   #2814
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And by that metric, Albert is better than any LT available in the draft or FA.
Where does Albert grade out as a LT vs the top 3 in the draft?
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:58 PM   #2815
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And the 49ers in 2011.

When their kicker set an NFL record for field goals.

Alex Smith loves them field goals.
Sure you will flip flop on him come week 6. That's what you do.
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Pass protection is a priority for tackles.

There's numerous problems I have with counting sacks as the end all stat for LT's. Granted, they matter, but so do hurries, if the QB holds the ball too long, the talent level of the LG next to you.

Hurries to me is almost equal to a sack. If the defender causes the QB to make a rushed decision that results in an interception, incompletion on 3rd down, it's just as bad as a sack.

I figure that because you're putting one facet of the players responsibility and making it the benchmark. There's a lot more to playing tackle in the NFL than just allowing sacks.
Albert was also in the red in run blocking last year. I believe he was -3.4.
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Sure you will flip flop on him come week 6. That's what you do.
Or there has to be enough of a mob mentality then he'll change.
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Sure you will flip flop on him come week 6. That's what you do.
Keep changing the subject you ****ing asshole.
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Hurries to me is almost equal to a sack.
Agreed.

Albert also was among the league leaders in fewest hurries allowed!
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Keep changing the subject you ****ing asshole.
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