sharptongued1 wrote:awwchrist wrote:lmcjaho wrote:Nilmerf wrote:A guy who has a good chance of setting the touchdown record is not just part of the system. Shaun is putting up numbers like Priest, without the addenum of being injury prone.
How many TDs does Shaun have in his career? Something like 92 or so...
How many are on 1 or 2 yarders? 46 according to Dr Z from CNN/SI... How many of those would just about any other starting RB in the NFL have scored behind that Oline and Mack Strong? About 40....
how many Tds to other backs have from the same distance?
How many other backs have been given the shots inside the five that Alexander has? Relativity. I'm in the same boat as Bagel, I don't want to get in the middle of something that I could care less about. I can definitely see why the Seattle franchise wouldn't want to pony up big bucks for a 28 year old back.
Disclaimer: I would prefer for Shaun to sign to a big money 3 year deal that is high on incentives.
Most for the folks here are probably taking the stats too literally. I see posts talking about how many 1-2 yard TDs Alexander gets. The flaw is that they aren't looking at the 3 or 4 plays before this where Shaun has driven the ball from the 15 yard line in. Yes, the guy gets a ton of carries inside the 5. Yes, he's the one that created those opportunities.
I don't think the Seahawks are going to give him a long term deal. If they do, it's going to be heavily back-end because the truth is they understand that he's probably not going to be able to do this for much longer than 3 years tops.
It's actually more worth their while to go ahead and sign someone young for cheap and spend money fixing their defense.