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Chiefs LT Branden Albert Working On His Mental Focus

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Branden Albert recently went back home to Rochester, NY totalk to kids from his hometown about being in the NFL and achieving your dreams.

He also talked briefly about his other life in Kansas City as the Chiefs left tackle.

So what's Albert doing to get ready for the season?

"I am working on mental focus," he said. "A lot of the things that were hindering me at the beginning of the season were mental, it wasn't physical. This year I am more in tune with the offense. I am just ready to help our team win. That is my main goal this year.

"It's a learning process. It was my second year in the NFLI was learning a new offense. It was an adjustment."

I'm a little surprised it was a mental thing. In fact, very surprised. Albert lost, according to reports, upwards of 30-40 pounds in Todd Haley's program at training camp and was all the way down to 305 pounds. Many thought the physical, and his weight, was a major issue with him in 2009 but apparently it wasn't.