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Chiefs’ Andy Reid Denies Team Gave Dolphins Permission To Talk To Branden Albert

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier today we told you that ESPN was reporting that the Kansas City Chiefs have given the Miami Dolphins permission to negotiate a contract with LT Branden Albert.

When asked about the report today, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid denied the team had given Miami permission to talk to Albert.

From Bob Fescoe of 610 Sports Radio, via Twitter:

Allow me to put this in simple, if not crude, terms:

Bullsh*t.

I have no idea why coaches and GMs insist on lying about this crap. It is such a tired exercise. Everybody knows the Chiefs are trying to trade Albert and everyone knows that the Dolphins are interested. Furthermore, anyone who understands how NFL contracts work knows that there isn’t a snowball’s chance in in hell of the Dolphins trading for Albert without the former first-round pick agreeing to a long-term contract first. Albert is on a one-year, $9 million dollar contract with KC. It’d be lunacy for the Dolphins to trade a high draft pick for a player they had no guarantee of retaining past next year.

There are also reports that not only can Albert negotiate with Miami, but that he plans to visit the team in the next couple of days.

Perhaps the talks with the Dolphins have fallen through and so the Chiefs are trying to do damage control. Perhaps they are just under the delusion that admitting that they are actively trying to trade Albert will somehow negatively effect them.

Whatever the reason, Reid is almost certainly lying through his teeth.

At this point, I’d be shocked if Branden Albert wasn’t a Miami Dolphin by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs

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  • micah stephenson

    Wow!

  • Bosco Cletus

    I would have to agree, I really cant imagine the Dolphins not asking for permission which could get them in trouble for tampering. Or maybe HE didn’t give them permission, but John Dorsey did, either way I’m sure Albert is gone.

    • Suzi Conger

      Hi Bosco, please check my posts to Patrick, thanx

  • ArrowFan

    It could be, that the Chiefs plan on taking Geno Smith with the #1 pick and they need Albert to still be a Chief. Until Albert is wearing a Miami jersey I’m still clinging.

    • Jason Seibel

      Wow…really?

      • ArrowFan

        We can all dream, after all if the rest of the league thinks we are picking Geno there still might be a trading partner. If the the league knows we are picking Luke then Jacksonville has some trade partners.

    • Brody Hall

      NOT HAPPENING!

      • ArrowFan

        What trade out of the #1 spot? Your right if we concede that Luke is our #1 pick now then you are right it’s not going to happen.

    • Chief Hokie

      Most likely explanation

      • Michael Shaw

        Really?

        • Chief Hokie

          Haha hell no I wish though

  • http://twitter.com/derekcass Derek Duderstadt

    Thank you, Patrick. Just, thank you.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      You are welcome, sir.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Is it possible that the source jumped the gun?

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      I dunno. Multiple outlets are reporting the same thing. It is all coming out of Miami.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        I’ll bet it’s a single source though. We’ll find out one way or the other very soon.

        • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

          Right but what does anyone have to gain from leaking information that everyone already knows anyway? Everyone knows KC is trying to trade Albert. All the info that Miami is allowed to negotiate with him does is confirm the interest.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            That would be significant advancement toward consummating the trade and subsequently a pretty big news story. I’m not suggesting anyone intentionally set out to be deceitful.

            I just think it’s reasonable that the source might’ve jumped the gun.

            The same question you asked can be applied to the head coach though. What does Reid stand to gain from openly lying about the organization having given Miami permission to speak with Albert’s agent?

          • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen
          • Stacy D. Smith

            Sounds like a reasonable explanation to me. I think it also reinforces the idea that he probably wasn’t openly lying about it.

          • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

            He may not have been purposely lying but it also reinforces that what he was saying made no sense.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            Did seem to be a bit confusing considering all we’ve heard.

    • Suzi Conger

      Yep Stacy, done frequently…

  • NathanaelL

    Wow, calling the coach a liar. Very professional.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Yeah cause coaches and GMs always tell the truth when asked direct questions. Also very professional.

      It is lying season in the NFL. My job is to tell Chiefs fans what I think is going on, not pass along Chiefs propaganda. So yes, I do believe I was acting especially professional.

      • Da Menace

        That fella doesn’t realize that lying is part of the business called the NFL..that’s just wing naive to think otherwise. Good article as always Patrick.

        • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

          Thanks Menace.

      • NathanaelL

        I stand corrected your statement has revealed to me that your methods and character distinguish you from amateurs; especially, in use of your word “Bullsh*t.” I’m not a professional of any kind so I would not know the practice or methods of a professional. I’m just say’n there are better ways to say things without being disrespectful. It makes you come off (i’m not intending to call you this, but it comes of as) ignorant. Like your education level is subsidiary. Be cognizant of how people perceive things it may make a difference on a resume`. meh, what do I know? Its your world I just live in it.

        • dominicscarlatti

          Wow, someone has been going a little heavy on the snarky pills recently…

          • Suzi Conger

            you would be referring to dictator shaw…?

        • Michael Shaw

          Let ME put it simple. If you don’t like what he is saying, then get the hell off OUR site!!!!

          • NathanaelL

            Don’t get all emotional. I just made a comment the professionalism its not the end of the world and it has no bearing on if I like or dislike the rest of the page. So go ahead and get the sand out. Shaw, I really didn’t realize it was your site or that you had authority here as Patrick is the senior editor. Forgive my “snarkiness” I’m a former DI and combat vet sometimes I come off more mean than I think I am. So please don’t take offense. I’m just a very frank person. Sometimes it is easy to read more intent into a post than is intended. Here maybe this will help. :)

        • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen
        • Suzi Conger

          GREAT Post Nathanael!!! BTW great read and professional article covering the same subject “Reid Denies That Chiefs Gave Miami Permission to Talk to Albert ‘ kansascity.com , Adam Tricher…..the principle of the article is placed proper perspective

  • thabear04

    Maybe Dorsey told Alberts he can talk to the fins. And Reid just got the text saying hey were gonna trade Alberts.

    • Suzi Conger

      Hey Jon, please check my posts to Patrick, thanx

  • chiefdeorty

    I’t's getting to be like a soap opera in KC. I hope they get a deal done because if they don’t it could leave a bad taste in Albert’s mouth and also cause a lot of friction when it does come time to work out a long term deal.

  • Chief Hokie

    Does anybody remember when it was reported that Weiss was stepping down from OC and going to Florida, and when reporters asked Haley about it, he (Haley) flat out denied knowing anything about it? Then a few hours later the Chiefs confirmed that the report was true. You’re telling me Haley had NO idea? What was the point of lying about that? I’ll never get why coaches/GM’s lie when it is not even necessary.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Yeah they lie all the time. And most of the time their lies are totally pointless.

      • Suzi Conger

        Then you agree that Miami could just as easily be lying and exactly who are these credible reliable sources???? If the sources can’t be identified, as you know, the alledged information is just rumor; AKA; Gossip

    • Stacy D. Smith

      That was in-season though and the Chiefs had just clinched a playoff berth. Slightly different, in my humble opinion.

  • TAZMOSIS

    C’mon, Andy. If you gave the Dolphins the ok to talk to Albert, just say so. If not, then saying it isn’t so, you are calling the Dolphins liars. Well, are you? Not a very good way to work a deal with a potential trading partner. And also, kind of a nasty reminder of the previous regime.

  • redchiefs

    Andy Reid is the Head Coach, while he can say the Chiefs did not give permission, John Dorsey is the GM and it’s under his authority to allow or deny permission regarding Albert and the Dolphins. Regarding contracts, that is John Dorsey who’s in control. So, it’s ok for Andy Reid to say no if he wants, fact of the matter is he’s not in charge of the business side of the team. What a smoke screen.
    Now, having said that, it’s possible Patrick is right in that any negotiations between Albert and the Dolphins have stalled, or broken off and now the Chiefs are once again stuck with 9.82mil against their cap, and no 2nd round pick.

    • Stacy D. Smith

      That doesn’t make sense. No way Reid would compartmentalize it in that way. If anything, he’d simply defer the question to Dorsey.

      • dominicscarlatti

        Thank you. There has been no evidence thus far that there are separate, competing power centers within the football side of the Chiefs organization, as we saw with Pioli and Haley in the latter’s final season.

      • redchiefs

        I’m not saying he doesn’t know, just that he can say that because he has plausible deniability.

  • Suzi Conger

    Patrick, why do you Assume it’s Reid/KCC lying, and not Miami ( You know what the word ‘ass u me’ means don’t you, lol )???? Just curious…

    • KCMikeG

      Agreed. Not having a clue about what is really going on in KC or Miami makes assuming that he is lying is premature and a little harsh. Good card players don’t just lay down their cards for all to see until the betting is done. R&D are using everything at their disposal – smoke screens, misdirection, misinformation, leaking/denying info to increase the number of interested trading partners and the price for a trade. Reid’s discretion should be appreciated not attacked as it is in the best interest of the team.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      There is no real reason for anyone within the Dolphins to leak info like that. Nobody has anything to gain. In fact, if the sides are talking trade, it wouldhurt Miami’s standing with the Chiefs, not improve it.

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