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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I hear you I just dont understand why if they like their tackle would they draft another so high. I never understood taking a O-lineman with that high of a pick. I know the line is important but the cheifs ...

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Old 03-25-2013, 07:46 AM   #21
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I hear you I just dont understand why if they like their tackle would they draft another so high. I never understood taking a O-lineman with that high of a pick. I know the line is important but the cheifs need a lot more help than a tackle.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:57 AM   #22
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Re: NFL Rumors Saints Want Branden Albert

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I hear you I just dont understand why if they like their tackle would they draft another so high. I never understood taking a O-lineman with that high of a pick. I know the line is important but the cheifs need a lot more help than a tackle.

Albert has been unhappy there and wasn't even seeking a contract with the Chiefs according to some reports before the tag deadline, so it would be only logical that the Chiefs are looking for a long term replacement for him instead of spending absurd amounts of cap to tag Albert to stay with the team once again next year.

If an OT is good enough to be picked high in the 1st round, a team even considering that position to be one of need should jump on that OT without a seconds notice. Minnesota did just that with Matt Kalil last year, and now they have an elite LT under contract for little under $5/yr average. Seeing as Bushrod just got a contract with $7.2M/yr average and Kalil being a far superior talent to him - it's not difficult to see where the benefit lies in drafting a player high in that position.
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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.
Maybe that's your opinion and he just sucks
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If he sucked they wouldn't of franchised him.
The coaching staff and GM was fired after the season, apparently they didn't make very good d elisions and they're picking # 1 in this years draft. What does that tell you?
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The coaching staff and GM was fired after the season, apparently they didn't make very good d elisions and they're picking # 1 in this years draft. What does that tell you?
So that means every player on the team sucks?

Thats extremely shortsighted.
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[QUOTE=Danno;489674]So that means every player on the team sucks?

Thats extremely shortsighted.[/

It's my opinion, I remember you bashing people on another thread for their opinion, looks like you're doing it again. Yes I do believe with the exception of a handful of players the majority of that team sucks.

Being shortsighted may apply to you as well, my opinion.
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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.
He had a pretty good season in New England before going to KC...

And Albert has said he won't move inside to guard or play right tackle where both previous and current KC regimes feel he's better suited...

But Matt Cassel spent alot of time on his @$$ and Albert was supposed to be the guy protecting him...

KC always wants Boardwalk rent for Cannery Row accommodations; wait till they release him and sign him as a Right Tackle...
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He had a pretty good season in New England before going to KC...

And Albert has said he won't move inside to guard or play right tackle where both previous and current KC regimes feel he's better suited...

But Matt Cassel spent alot of time on his @$$ and Albert was supposed to be the guy protecting him...

KC always wants Boardwalk rent for Cannery Row accommodations; wait till they release him and sign him as a Right Tackle...
JP you forgot one thing,the price tag for this guy is way too high, other than that I agree with you 100%, well said.
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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.
So do you think it would be better to draft one or pick up one on the open market, it's a important position that has to be addressed? After the center from Chi-town didn't work out at all, I'm a little skeptic but DLP came in and has played well.
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JP you forgot one thing,the price tag for this guy is way too high, other than that I agree with you 100%, well said.
In the rest of the league, the LT make more than the other linemen and I was thinking that but just didn't post it and you're right we don't have the room for another 6+ mil/annum lineman that's not playing TE...
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