OTC: Eric Fisher Is The #FisherKing & A Real Life CameroHead! / Albert Expected To Behave

“I know I’m a very versatile lineman. I’ve played guard. I’ve played center. Whatever will help the team out. … It’s no big deal. I’ll make it happen, that’s for sure.”
Eric Fisher, in a very entertaining interview with Nate Bukaty Tuesday morning, when asked about the possibility of the Chiefs asking him to move to right tackle to allow their franchised player, Branden Albert, to stay on the left side, 810 AM
GH: Fisher has been a Chief for all of five days and I already love the big guy. Read on.

“I’d like to (rebuild) a 1970 Chevelle and I’d like to do a 1969 Charger.”
Eric Fisher, after revealing to Bukaty that he is a self-described ‘gear head,’ 810 AM
GH: If everything else about this guy’s story wasn’t already incredible when you consider how he was raised by his cancer-surviving mom, he is the first player out of the MAC to go number-one overall and he’s willing to fetch goats if that’s what Andy Reid tells him to do – the #FisherKing is a freaking CAMEROHEAD!!! This guy might be the most perfect addition to Kansas City since Lamar Hunt brought his Texans to town.

“Yeah, six times. I’m definitely not going to be one of those players, that’s for sure.”
Eric Fisher, when asked by Bukaty if he has watched ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary on the high number of professional athletes who go from millionaires to broke, 810 AM

“If they ask (Branden Albert) to play right tackle, he’ll be playing right tackle.”
Jeff Chadiha, on the Chiefs’ unhappy left tackle, 810 AM
GH: Isn’t there still a chance Albert gets traded? It looks like that chance dissipated greatly after the draft completed on Saturday. With two well-paid left tackles on the Chiefs’ roster, something has to give.

“We’re making a lot of assumptions that the Chiefs messed up the Branden Albert trade. Maybe it was Miami that messed things up!”
Jayice Pearson, 610 AM
GH: This sounds like wishful thinking on Jayice’s part. How did Miami mess up a trade that they had the upper hand to make? If Miami wanted Albert, he was theirs.

“Eric Fisher is not going to be better than Branden Albert out of the gate. No way.”
Jayice Pearson, 610 AM

“I just can’t get over the fact that a team had a number-one (overall) pick and drafted a right tackle.”
Carrington Harrison, on the assumption the Chiefs keep Brandon Albert at left tackle and move Eric Fisher into the right tackle position, 610 AM

“Personally, I don’t think (Albert) is going to be a malcontent. I don’t think he’s got that side to him. I think he’s going to be unhappy but… I’ve never gotten the sense that Branden Albert is the kind of guy who is going to tear up a locker room and be a distraction.”
Jeff Chadiha, 810 AM
GH: I get the sense that he might be the sulking type, though. I could see Albert taking his nine million and blaming his poor play on mental anguish.

“What you’re seeing at that (left tackle) position is it’s being devalued like running backs have been devalued with all these spread offenses coming in. pass rushing isn’t based on talent so much, it’s based on scheme.”
Jeff Chadiha, 810 AM
GH: Chadiha makes an interesting point here. The game of football has changed dramatically over the last decade due to the spread offenses. It is one of my greatest concerns about hiring Andy Reid as the guy to lead us through this new frontier. Let’s hope he and John Dorsey are more flexible than they look.

“(Quarterbacks) have got to fit into what you’re trying to do. They’ve got to be wired to pick up what you’re throwing at them. It’s an individual subjective decision on that. That’s how it works.”
Andy Reid, after Soren Petro asked him if when evaluating quarterbacks, is one coach’s trash another coach’s treasure, 810 AM
GH: Reid also shared with Petro that despite the rumors, the Chiefs were never interested in drafting USC’s Matt Barkley in the fourth round. The Eagles, who know Reid pretty well, jumped up three spots to grab the one-time-highly-rated quarterback.

“It would be almost impossible to believe that the Chiefs did not have Matt Barkley listed as one of the top 50 or 60 players in the draft. If he’s sitting there in the fourth, that’s where you’ve got to trust the board.”
Kevin Kietzman, responding to Reid’s comments about Barkley, 810 AM
GH: Here is what is fact – every team in the NFL passed on drafting Barkley at least twice and most three times – some four! Barkley went 98th in the draft. That is a long way from the 50th or 60th best player in the draft. All that said, I think Barkley is a very, very intriguing pick for Chip Kelly and his revamped Eagles. Watching how Kelly does with his new-age franchise and Reid does with his decade-old sets will be a classic study in contrast.

“This is the way you absolutely insure that you’ll get eight wins. But the question is, is there any way at all you can get to 13? This is one conservative operation right now with Andy Reid and Jon Dorsey.
Kevin Kietzman, responding

“I think the show is already better. Realistically? 18 months. By the way, if we beat him in 18 months, I’ll have gone from nearly being fired to unseating #1 in less than 3 years. Help us do it!!”
Danny Parkins, @DannyParkins, when asked how long he thought his show needed to overtake Kevin Kietzman’s unchallenged reign as KC’s sports talk king the past 15 years, Twitter
GH: Parkins has learned from his predecessor’s mistakes. Nick Wright came out and declared war and then victory against Kietzman before drowning in a sea of ratings wins by WHB. 18 months sounds like an eternity in radio. Just ask The Big Show.

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12 Responses to OTC: Eric Fisher Is The #FisherKing & A Real Life CameroHead! / Albert Expected To Behave

  1. Renton says:

    If Albert blames his poor play on mental anguish, it’s going to destroy his value as a free agent. If forced to move right, I bet he’ll suck it up for now.

    But I think Fisher’s versatility — as in play him on the right side for a year — was one of the things that made him appealing to Reid and Dorsey.

  2. Twy's Gibman says:

    Totally agree on watching the Eagles and Chiefs for the next few years. Fascinating contrasts in styles. On an unrelated note, I think the mental burnout most of the public is experiencing on Jason Collins is related more to media hype and our information age than anything. The guy is brave, but this story was so pre-packaged months ago it’s a little tough to pretend like we’re truly watching history. Whitlock compares yesterday’s news to Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, and I just don’t see many parallels. Collins may receive some angry tweets or catcalls at games, but he doesn’t have the weight of an entire race in this country on him. I wish him the best,

  3. The Smartman says:

    Matt Barkely < Mark Sanchez+Matt Leinart. All USC is good for in football any more is cheerleaders. Hey you whores at the NFL! How 'bout a cheerleader draft?

    Eric Fisher seems to be a great kid. I'll bet by week 4 of the regular season he's dialed in and as or possibly more effective than Branson Albert. I question his choice of a 69 Charger when the obvious choice is the 69 Dogde Daytona Super Bee. If he doesn't know the difference between the two than he's not a gear head.

    If Kevin Keitzman had a black son he'd be Jayice Pearson.

  4. Paul says:

    I question your knowledge of Mopar musclecars….there is no such thing as a 69 “Dogde Daytona Super Bee”. The Super Bees were based on the Coronet line of cars, NOT the Chargers. As for Fisher, I truly hope he doesn’t ruin a fine musclecar like a 1970 Chevelle SS454 like Ndamakong Suh did.

  5. The Smartman says:

    Oops! My bad. Meant 1969 DODGE SUPERBEE. Scrap Daytona.

  6. chuck says:

    The “Fisher King” wounded smooth between the legs like a Ken Doll.

    “The Fisher King, or the Wounded King, figures in Arthurian legend as the latest in a line charged with keeping the Holy Grail. Versions of his story vary widely, but he is always wounded in the legs or groin, and incapable of moving on his own.” (From Wiki)

    Sounds like a fairy tale only Pat Schottenheimer would enjoy.

    Was Harold Ensley in the War Room?

  7. JP says:

    I happen to agree with Soren on this point. The Chiefs NOW have the upper hand on Albert. He got greedy negotiating with Miami and they passed. That’s not the Chiefs fault. He now will have to perform if he expects to get the kind of money that he wanted. The Chiefs handled this just fine. Anyone blaming the Chiefs for not getting this done, it wasn’t the Chiefs begging other teams for half of a city’s treasury just to play Left Tackle.

    The NFL is NOT going to become a veteran version of college football anytime soon. There is attrition to deal with as well as the roster. I think Reid deserves the benefit of the doubt for now, as he has made a lot of pretty good moves so far. Chip Kelly escaped Oregon due to the NCAA coming down on them. He is already walking back comments on the offense, stating he will use the personnel. He needs to watch the first 2 years of Steve Spurrier with the Redskins to learn how not to be a college coach in the NFL.

  8. Larry Mondello says:

    Everyone know that the only car to rebuild is a ’73 Chevrolet Vega Hatchback. True muscle.

  9. Joe says:

    “I just can’t get over the fact that a team had a number-one (overall) pick and drafted a right tackle.”
    Carrington Harrison

    Has CH ever heard of something called “the future”?

  10. Ultimate Dude says:

    I hear 810 doesn’t subscribe to Arbitron ratings. Does being the most unliked host equate to being “king” of talk radio of KC? How else do we know he’s number 1? Got to trust the bias and un-scientific flawed system we call ratings, I guess?

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