“Everybody makes mistakes. Through this whole process, I realized I made mistakes,” Albert said Tuesday, via The Associated Press. “I shouldn’t have said certain things. That’s part of the game — learn from it and move on.
Albert didn’t give details about his mistakes, but it’s a good bet that he regrets skipping voluntary workouts and team meetings as well as airing his grievances with the organization on Twitter.
Now that trade talks are dead and Albert has been re-installed at left tackle, the rest of the offseason should go smoothly.
“I’m just happy to be here,” Albert. “I’m here right now, and this is God’s honest truth, I wanted to a Chief. I had to go through the process and now I’m here.”
“I told Coach Reid, ‘Whatever I can do to help you win a Super Bowl, I’ll do it,’ ” the 66-year-old Ault told the Reno Gazette-Journal in a story published Monday.
The pistol offensive formation lines up the quarterback a few yards behind center, but short of the traditional shotgun formation. The idea is to give the quarterback, particularly those with the ability to run the option, more versatility immediately after the snap.
Ault utilized the offense at Nevada with Colin Kaepernick, who led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl this past season. The 49ers and other NFL teams have begun to implement it, with the Redskins and quarterback Robert Griffin III using it to great success.
Kaepernick, of course, replaced Alex Smith as the 49ers’ starting quarterback, allowing the team to trade Smith to the Chiefs this past offseason. And while Smith hasn’t done much running in the NFL, he ran a spread-option system for coach Urban Meyer in college at Utah.
“He’s actually been here once and visited with the defense and spent some time there. He visited with Brad Childress a little bit and they went over some stuff. He will not be here, he’s not moving here, that’s not what he’s doing. He’s living in Reno. I’m doing with him what I did with Tommy Brasher for the last six years and that was I would give him projects to do and between him and Brad [Childress], they’ll do that and work together on some things for us.”
Now, is the pistol offense an option for the Chiefs?
“Well it is an option, literally,” Reid said. “We do a little bit of everything, so that’s what we’ve always done. We’re not featuring that. But we mess around with a little bit of everything.”