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Postby Warpigs » Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:08 pm

I've seen a bunch of different scenarios about Shaun. With it looking more like Henry will wind up in Jacksonville (not a certainty, but likely nonetheless), what happens to SA?

Alexander is too good a back to share carries in most cities -- and most teams have their RB situation settled. My best guess here is that Shaun winds up staying in Seattle. That he works out some sort of deal right before the season goes and that this may scare off some fantasy owners -- helping make him one of the best values of many mid to late drafts.
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Postby Free Bagel » Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:16 pm

Reallistically I agree with you, he'll play in Seattle this year.
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Postby awwchrist » Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:33 pm

hope you're right, cause this franchise is notorious for sticking to it's guns concerning contract disputes.
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Postby Evolution » Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:41 pm

awwchrist wrote:hope you're right, cause this franchise is notorious for sticking to it's guns concerning contract disputes.


That's exactly true.

However, Shaun's a smart guy, and eventually he will realize that what's best for his career and pocketbook is to work something long-term out with Seattle, as there is absolutely no market for RB's in the NFL right now, and that's not going to change soon.
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Postby aussieboy » Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:46 pm

I don't think Seattle will agree to a long term deal for SA.

SA will have little choice but to sign that 1 year tender.
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Postby Calyxes » Sat Jul 16, 2005 1:02 am

I still get a feeling that he is going to be traded. No reason besides a gut feeling.
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Postby MadScott » Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:06 am

Evolution wrote:
awwchrist wrote:hope you're right, cause this franchise is notorious for sticking to it's guns concerning contract disputes.


That's exactly true.

However, Shaun's a smart guy, and eventually he will realize that what's best for his career and pocketbook is to work something long-term out with Seattle, as there is absolutely no market for RB's in the NFL right now, and that's not going to change soon.


The thing is, I'm not so sure that the ball is in SA's court at all. SA is a bit more advanced in age than other RBs seeking long term deals (he's 28 the end of August) and has mustered a pretty good workload during that time as he's on pace for around 2000 carries by age 30. From what I've heard, the front office in Seattle isn't enthralled by all of these factors and have so far remained steadfast in their demands.

It will be very interesting to see what happens in this situation because he could very well become a new presedence setter in the league, a productive late 20s RB without a starting job or home.
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Postby koffeeboy » Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:09 am

I think he has more tread than most 28 yr old backs.

I believe he could be as productive as C Mart is, when he gets to be 31/32.
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Postby bagobonez » Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:43 am

I think he'll play for Seattle this year. I think a Javon Walker or Terrell Owens holdout is much more likely than a Shaun holdout.
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