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    Adam Schefter of the NFL Network reports on Sirius NFL Radio today that the liklihood of Shawn Alexander signing long-term with the Seahawks is very, very slim. He then speculates that Alexander, who probably is not exceptionally liked in the Seattle locker room, could be had for a fourth or fifth round pick, but he claims no one wants Alexander right now because they'd have to shell out big money on a multi-year deal, and no one is willing to pay Alexander the kind of money he wants.

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    Re: Sirius NFL Radio on Shawn Alexander

    Lots of rumors floating about ShaUn. Most of them are reporters or "journalists" trying to fill air time or magazine space. All of which is speculation. Truth is nobody knows how this will turn out except the Seahawks FO and the player. Hopefully it works to the Hawks advantage, but if it doesn't...well worse things have happened. They have back-ups and we will get to see how Kerry Carter or Maurice Morris run behind Big Walt and Hutch. Should be a fun year either way, but we'll have to see how the whole thing shakes out.

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      Re: Sirius NFL Radio on Shawn Alexander

      Originally posted by rawkhrdr
      They have back-ups and we will get to see how Kerry Carter or Maurice Morris run behind Big Walt and Hutch.
      Host Adam Shine mentioned that Warren Moon sounded pretty high on Morris being able to be a feature back for Seattle should something happen with Alexander. Does Seahawk Nation agree?

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        Re: Sirius NFL Radio on Shawn Alexander

        Originally posted by NickSeiler
        Host Adam Shine mentioned that Warren Moon sounded pretty high on Morris being able to be a feature back for Seattle should something happen with Alexander. Does Seahawk Nation agree?
        I've always liked Morris. He's not a meat-grinder, but then again neither is Dunn in Atlanta and he seems to do pretty well. I think Morris could handle it. Don't you guys (seahawks) have that Canadian kid as well?
        The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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          Re: Sirius NFL Radio on Shawn Alexander

          no one is willing to pay Alexander the kind of money he wants
          I'm not saying it is necessarily the case with Alexander, but it seems to me that whenever a player says "it's not about the money".....it's about the money.
          The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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            Re: Sirius NFL Radio on Shawn Alexander

            The Hawks do have the "Canadian Kid" Jesse Lumsden. I don't know whether he'll make the team, but he sure did tear it up in Canada and runs a 4.4, so he at least looks promising.

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              Re: Sirius NFL Radio on Shawn Alexander

              Seahawk nation is pretty much split on Morris. Some like his potential and bring up his speed and his YPC over the last few years, while others look at him and say he is too small to be a feature back, and would rather have Kerry Carter carry the ball. Me, well, count me in the undecideds, although I think I lean towards the keep Shaun side.

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                Re: Sirius NFL Radio on Shawn Alexander

                I'm on the side that MoMo could do the job. I don't believe he is too small, considering he is the same size as Clinton Portis. He's not a big physical back like you guys have in Jackson, but I do think he can be productive.

                Morris 5-11 202
                Portis 5-11 205

                But the way I look at it is this, "Are we a better team with Shaun?" Yes. Then sign him.

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                  Re: Sirius NFL Radio on Shawn Alexander

                  I think another reason people are skeptical of Mo-Mo is that he has had a few lingering injuries, so people tend to think he's injury prone. Just an observation.

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                  • DJRamFan
                    [Seahawks] Readers respond to Shaun Alexander
                    by DJRamFan
                    SHAUN ALEXANDER


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                    It must be a personal thing for Holmgren
                    I believe that coach Mike Holmgren did a great disservice to the fans, the Seattle area, the franchise, and the offensive line by not giving Shaun Alexander the opportunity to score and at least share the rushing title.

                    How many touchdowns does Alexander have from 1 to 3 yards out? Quite a few. Coach Holmgren put an already injured Matt Hasselbeck at further risk with the quarterback sneak.

                    Why would Coach Holmgren want to screw Alexander? I don't know, but I believe it was purposeful. It had to be. Holmgren must be a happy man: winning the game and a playoff spot, plus stopping Alexander one freakin' yard short!

                    And everyone thought Holmgren was tracking Curtis Martin's and Alexander's yards to make sure Alexander won the rushing title? Obviously, quite the opposite.

                    I know -- winning the playoff spot for the team overshadows the personal goal. But you still should be able to recognize when you're getting screwed.

                    Too bad, Seattle. Good luck to you, anyway!

                    David Ring
                    Cleveland





                    Hawks would be fine without Alexander
                    Shaun Alexander is the classic spoiled, pampered athlete who still believes it is all about him. He cried when he felt the fans were too hard on the team. Shaun has been laying the groundwork all year to make his exit.

                    I, for one, will be glad to see him gone. As the Denver Broncos have proven, it is just as much the system as it is the running back. I can recall a couple of games this year when on third down he couldn't make a simple yard. How many times this year did he simply run out of bounds instead of turning up field? How many times did he lose focus and get the ball poked out from behind?

                    Shaun, I won't miss you or your attitude.

                    Tom Wood
                    Seattle



                    Holmgren's 'cute' calls ruin great day for Hawks
                    Just another snub of the great running back! Holmgren and his cute offensive calls cost Shaun, his entire offensive line and fullback Mack Strong lifetime bragging rights of winning or helping win a rushing title.

                    And Holmgren doesn't even have the guts to say he messed up? This is as bad as former Bears running back Walter Payton not scoring a touchdown in the Super Bowl years ago. At least coach Mike Ditka now says that was one of his biggest mistakes he ever made.

                    Thanks for ruining a great day, Mr. Holmgren!

                    Steve Blackman
                    Renton



                    Alexander needs to be a team player
                    Just tell Alexander, that crybaby whiner, that it seems to me I read an article that he was going to be a "team player" this year....
                    -01-05-2005, 06:33 PM
                  • Varg6
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                    Former NFL MVP Shaun Alexander has been released by Seattle, NFL Network's Adam Schefter is reporting.
                    -04-22-2008, 04:07 PM
                  • r8rh8rmike
                    Shaun Alexander
                    by r8rh8rmike
                    Shaun Alexander is a great back, but he's got to be the biggest goofball in the NFL. No offence to our Seahawk friends, but his television interviews, like his MNF promo, are embarrassing to watch. Being in the limelight is not his specialty.
                    -12-05-2005, 07:19 PM
                  • RamWraith
                    Holmgren???
                    by RamWraith
                    I love football and love to talk about all teams...I needed to bring this up to you fans.

                    What in the hell is up with Holmgren in Seattle??? Starting Watters over Alexander?? Is it just me or is this guy digging his grave??
                    -12-12-2001, 01:29 PM
                  • RamWraith
                    Alexander to play? Holmgren has to say so first
                    by RamWraith
                    By Len Pasquarelli
                    ESPN.com

                    Despite claims by tailback Shaun Alexander that the broken bone in his left foot has improved to the point where he might be able play this weekend, Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said Wednesday afternoon that he will not risk the long-term health of the NFL's reigning most valuable player.



                    "If we still see the crack [on an MRI exam], and I'm pretty sure we will, then we're not going to take any chances," Holmgren said. "Even if he says he feels well, I can't run the risk [of doing further damage to the foot]."

                    Citing the power of prayer as a key to the dramatic improvement in his foot, Alexander first suggested earlier Wednesday that he might be able to play in Sunday night's game against the Chicago Bears. The seventh-year veteran was bothered by a bruised foot in the season opener, then experienced further discomfort during Sunday's victory over the New York Giants, and a Monday examination revealed a small, non-displaced fracture.

                    Holmgren announced at the time that Alexander would be sidelined for at least a couple of weeks, would not require surgery, and that Maurice Morris would replace him in the starting lineup. The team is also expected to expand its use of four-wide receiver formations during his absence.

                    "I don't think [the rehabilitation] will be real lengthy, but it is what it is," Holmgren said on Monday in announcing the injury. "So now, he just has to stay off it and allow it to heal up ... When you lose the MVP for a while, it's a hit."

                    Alexander, who walked into Seahawks headquarters Wednesday morning not wearing the plastic boot that was supposed to protect the break in his left foot, would need clearance from the team's medical staff to play Sunday. Even though the star tailback insisted his foot is much improved, Holmgren seemed more than a little dubious during his afternoon news conference. Alexander will undergo a follow-up round of tests, likely including another MRI, later on Wednesday.

                    The Seahawks have officially listed Alexander as "doubtful" on the NFL injury report.

                    Holmgren said Alexander reported for work on Wednesday "feeling really good" and "kind of frisky as a matter of fact." The coach stressed several times, however, that he does not want to exacerbate the situation by allowing Alexander to return too soon. And he strongly hinted he will rely more on the advice of the team's medical staff than on the desires of his most valuable player.

                    If Alexander does sit out on Sunday, it will mark the first game he has missed in his NFL career, after a streak of 99 appearances. He has not missed a start since Sept. 21, 2003, when he arrived late to Qwest Field following the birth of his daughter.

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                    -09-27-2006, 03:30 PM
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