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Re: Free Agent RBs - Shaun Alexander and Cedric Benson

Postby deluxe_247 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:04 am

Armchair Quarterback wrote:FWIW...

Bart Scott, LB, Baltimore Ravens (December, 2007) wrote:"Has Shaun Alexander lost a step? I think they were saying the same thing about that about a guy like that was once in Baltimore, who's now having a great season in Cleveland [Jamal Lewis]. I heard that story before. I'm not buying that piece of cheese."


A fair point when you think about it...


shaun alexander and jamal lewis cannot even be compared. shaun was the product of a a system running behind one of the best lines in football when he excelled...and also had a strong threat of passing game to keep defenses honest. jamal rushed against 8+ men in the box every down and always has had a great deal of talent ( after the 2 major injuries he never was the same 2000 yard runner, but he is still a beast). the only reason jamals production dipped at the end of his stint in baltimore was because we rushed him back from his ankle surgery and it made him tiptoe all year. the reason alexanders production dropped was because he lost hutch and didnt have the canyons to run through anymore, and he was exposed. he had a nose for the endzone, but i have serious doubts that SA will excel if he ever gets another shot.
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Re: Free Agent RBs - Shaun Alexander and Cedric Benson

Postby Kensat30 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:58 am

Alexander is a desperation pickup.

Benson will end up in jail before he ends up on another NFL team.

What is wrong with all these players from Texas by the way. Mental issues galore.

Young - suicide watch
Benson - disrespected into tears at going #4 overall
Ricky - too easy
Chrissy Simms- torn his woman parts and then whined when Garthia beat him out.

Jamaal Charles owners look out.
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Re: Free Agent RBs - Shaun Alexander and Cedric Benson

Postby Armchair Quarterback » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:07 pm

According to ProFootballTalk.com, Alexander and Benson had scheduled visits today with the Detroit Lions.

Source: http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/09/ ... er-benson/
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Re: Free Agent RBs - Shaun Alexander and Cedric Benson

Postby Armchair Quarterback » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:53 am

Report: Cedric Benson to sign with Lions
News 8 Austin is reporting that the Lions have agreed to terms with free agent RB Cedric Benson.
No word yet on Benson's expected role with the Lions, but we suspect they've soured on stutter-stepping Rudi Johnson as Kevin Smith's backup. Benson is not a threat to Smith's starting job. He could work his way into some type of committee work, but he's going to have show more burst than he did with the Bears in 2007.
Source: http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti ... 1/80917021
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Re: Free Agent RBs - Shaun Alexander and Cedric Benson

Postby moochman » Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:41 am

Also trying out was Vernand Morency, ex-Packer RB. Werd out of Allen Park Asylum (Lions HQ) is that Benson has not been signed.
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Re: Free Agent RBs - Shaun Alexander and Cedric Benson

Postby Armchair Quarterback » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:11 am

moochman wrote:Also trying out was Vernand Morency, ex-Packer RB. Werd out of Allen Park Asylum (Lions HQ) is that Benson has not been signed.

Interesting situation. In the words of Lee Corso, "Not so fast, my friend."

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/09/ ... ith-lions/
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