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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Danno Maybe "Castle" doesn't know WTF is going on? Maybe they aren't on the same page in the playbook? Maybe "Castle" wants to blame someone else for his failure? Jeff George and Ryan Leaf stayed on his ...

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Old 03-24-2013, 09:18 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Maybe "Castle" doesn't know WTF is going on?

Maybe they aren't on the same page in the playbook?

Maybe "Castle" wants to blame someone else for his failure?

Jeff George and Ryan Leaf stayed on his O-lineman's asses too.
I think what Joker meant was that Cassel stayed on his ass, as in knocked down/sacked, not on Albert's
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:08 PM   #12
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:20 PM   #13
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Albert was the OT I most wanted out of all the possible FAs this offseason before he got the tag placed on him.

I'd be all for getting him in the black & gold, because he would be an upgrade over Bushrod, but as it stands now, he has that $9.8M tag on him for next season and that's way too much money for the Saints. They'd need to negotiate a new contract with him to coincide with the trade and Albert would be probably looking for Jake Long type of money - in the ball park of $9M/yr. I just don't think the Saints can afford him, and that's why he'll probably end up in Miami out of the potential suitors mentioned in the article.

He's a really good LT, but he hasn't been happy in Kansas City - who would be? - and his services are pricey; those are the two main reasons why the Chiefs might be looking for a trading partner for his services.
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Same assessment from me. Better than Bushrod, much better than anyone we still have, but still far too expensive for us. I don't see how we can get this done.
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Originally Posted by lumm0x View Post
Same assessment from me. Better than Bushrod, much better than anyone we still have, but still far too expensive for us. I don't see how we can get this done.
Right on brother!
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Its why cassille is gone.finger pointer
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He has to suck or they would keep him and use their pick on a playmaking skill positional player. If cheifs dont want him why would we?
If he sucked they wouldn't of franchised him.
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Gotta do something at LT
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Draft a LT. if K.C. is asking to much or trade a player of equal value.
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Draft a LT. if K.C. is asking to much or trade a player of equal value.

The main problem is not the actual trade for Albert's rights, but the salary he would be asking for. He undoubtedly would be asking for a salary around the $8M/yr mark (maybe a little less, but more likely a little more) and the Saints just can't afford to spend that much on a LT with what they're already paying their guard tandem.

Albert would be a great solution for the LT, IMO, but it's not a realistic solution because of the financial implications involved.
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