“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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