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Reid says Albert is a proven left tackle

Matt Cassel, Branden Albert AP

With 19 interviews from the past three days, it’s hard to keep all of the information straight.  At times, the overload makes it hard to remember left from right.

The Chiefs won’t have that problem with left tackle Branden Albert.  Because he won’t be moving to the right side.

Coach Andy Reid said so during a visit to the mobile, open-air, Arizona Pro Football Talk studio.

“He’s done it and he’s done it at a very high level,” Reid said.  “Enough to where we [franchise] tagged him.  I loved him coming out of the University of Virginia and I’ve watched him throughout his career at Kansas City and he’s a proven left tackle in this league.  That doesn’t mean he can’t play other things but that’s what he is.”

Albert will be happy to hear that, given that he has made his preference very clear.

Then again, he may be playing left tackle for someone else.  Now that he has signed his franchise tender, Albert can be traded.

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10 Responses to “Reid says Albert is a proven left tackle”
  1. joetoronto says: Mar 21, 2013 1:35 PM

    Does anybody really believe ANYTHING Andy Reid says?

  2. phillythatswho says: Mar 21, 2013 1:38 PM

    Which means he’ll be traded real soon. When Reid says something ALWAYS expect the opposite.

  3. h3min1230 says: Mar 21, 2013 1:44 PM

    if they were to trade Alberts and draft a LT with the first pick, wouldn’t that make that pick usuelss? since really you wouldn’t be upgrading..

  4. rculross7 says: Mar 21, 2013 2:09 PM

    “That doesn’t mean he can’t play other things…”

    Mike, did you miss this part of the quote? Andy isn’t saying he’ll play LT for sure. He’s left the door open for a move to RT…

  5. mungman69 says: Mar 21, 2013 2:10 PM

    Andy Who?

  6. brassknuckles47 says: Mar 21, 2013 2:10 PM

    “I still believe you, coach!” – Donovan McNabb

  7. kspells12345 says: Mar 21, 2013 2:22 PM

    Andy Reid-speak Translation: (from an Eagles fan that just finished 14 years of Andy-Reid speak):

    “Since we plan to take Luke Joeckel with the top pick, Branden is available for any sucker that
    wants to part with a first round pick.”

  8. riseabovecancer says: Mar 21, 2013 2:29 PM

    Braden Albert is only a proven player is when he can stay healthy.

  9. ashevillechief says: Mar 21, 2013 2:30 PM

    Albert to RT was always speculation, or “some have said”. Manufactured story for the offseason. If Chiefs draft LT, he’ll be RT year 1, or trade Albert.

  10. icardfan says: Mar 22, 2013 4:53 PM

    Yeah Kolb was a proven QB too

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