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Chiefs Coach Talks Branden Albert And The Offensive Line

Entering the 2010 offseason, the perception around the Kansas City Chiefs was that the offensive line would be a focal point.

Even in positions of strength (Brian Waters) you had age concerns. Then the positions we thought were solid (Branden Albert) turned out to be a rough patch at times.

Chiefs head coach Todd Haley confirmed today that, indeed, the interior offensive line was a point of emphasis.

"The interior of the line was definitely an area we felt we had to get better at or make sure we were solidified," he said. "I think everybody feels good about that, not to say that we wouldn't . . . go that direction (in the draft)."

And the Chiefs did just that adding competition at center with Casey Wiegmann and potentially a new starting guard in Ryan Lilja.

Haley also addressed Branden Albert and the left tackle position. It seemed to me, at least by reading the quotes, that he wouldn't be opposed to adding a tackle in the draft.

"One of the big positives about Branden . . . is that he does have versatility to play inside or outside. Right now, Branden Albert is our left tackle. He lined up in some pretty difficult situations. He knows he needs to be better this year. There was an injury factor with him also. He's ready to go."

You see he says things like "playing inside or outside" and "Right now" Albert's the left tackle, which makes me think the idea of adding a tackle in the draft has come up.

We won't know for sure until April 22nd.

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