Doug Marrone: “Haven’t put a lot of thought into” Albert’s retirement

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone didn’t see it coming. But he didn’t spend much time thinking about the implications of Branden Albert retiring, either.

Via Phillip Heilman of the Florida Times-Union, Marrone said Albert visited his office this morning to tell him the news, at which Marrone began thinking about the rest of his day.

“He came in this morning and told me that he was talking about retirement and really, that’s what transpired,” Marrone said. “My mind goes to the next thing: OK, we have to get ready for practice.

“It wasn’t something that happened last night and we had time to think about it. I really haven’t put a lot of thought into it.”

Honestly, there isn’t much to think about.

They had second-rounder Cam Robinson competing with Albert for the left tackle job, and they had rotated throughout the little bit of camp they had logged when Albert walked away. That ostensibly leaves Robinson with the job.

“I don’t want to hand a position to somebody,” Marrone said. “They have to earn it on this team.”

Of course, the competition now is Josh Wells and Patrick Omameh, so Robinson has a pretty good shot at prevailing. And with Albert out the door, Marrone can think about the next important thing, which is probably a meeting.

15 responses to “Doug Marrone: “Haven’t put a lot of thought into” Albert’s retirement

  1. Albert has been getting rocked by the Jags young DEs. I’m sure the job was already Cam’s.

  2. That is freaking hilarious! “My mind goes to the next thing: OK, we have to get ready for practice.”

    “The wife told me to pick up the dry cleaning on the way home, the kid needs milk for his cereal, etc.”

    “Thanks for stopping by Branden.”

    That seems like the ultimate cast off by the coach, love it.

  3. He wasn’t going to make the team. Cam Robinson was projected to go top 10-15 and he fell to Jaguars in 2nd round. If Jaguars had known cam robinson was available in 2nd round, they wouldn’t have signed albert in the first place. Good luck to Brandon Albert in his future endeavours

  4. “Cam Robinson was projected to go top 10-15 and he fell to Jaguars in 2nd round”

    Every year teams delude themselves into thinking this, but it’s ‘fan goggle’ fantasy. He was a second round pick because he deserved to be.

  5. Doug Marrone makes Bill Belichick look like Rex Ryan when it comes to warmth and emotion.

  6. Albert stayed away and he was working to get into playing shape when he quit. He was yanked from the ones when hw drew a false start penalty and was burnt really bad by the Defense in one on one drills Saturday night. He knew this week of practice was gonna be a grind and decided he didn’t want to put in the work Marrone is asking of all players. He wanted to get more money based on past performance. When he didn’t get it, he checked out.

  7. First off, Jacksonville is my team. However, Doug contradicts himself. Has Blake earned the starring role at qb?

  8. Imagine Albert just up and leaving, no notice, no concern for the team, no nothing.
    What cold fish, emotionless, sociopath, would do such a thing?

  9. So Alberts realized he wasn’t going to be the starter and quit. He may wish he hadn’t done that in a few years when he’s broke.

  10. whenwilliteverend says:
    Jul 31, 2017 6:56 PM
    So Alberts realized he wasn’t going to be the starter and quit. He may wish he hadn’t done that in a few years when he’s broke.
    ———————————————————————
    As a Dolphin fan who liked Albert a lot but saw him decline physically last year, some observations.
    1. Albert fall last year was very noticeable. He never gave up but he was not fast enough any longer. It was tough to see.
    2. Albert has invested his money well His collected career earnings were 52 million.He has several businesses in the Miami area.
    3, None of Albert’s money this year was guaranteed. There is a very real possibility that the Jags offered him an options of taking less money of being cut. If that was the case it is hard to blame Albert for calling it a day.
    4. Please note that the Jags do not lose anything. The 7th round pick goes back. It is the same as if the Dolphins had cut Albert.

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