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How does Eric Alexander keep making this squad??

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  1. Sean Pa Patriot

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    I can see how Gyton supplanted Hobson, but Alexander how does he keep hanging around.. Its baffling.. Maybee Im just not seeing the talent in him..
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    Same reason as Izzo. They're outstanding ST players, and BB clearly values them as such.
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    man, i wish BB would have given hobson alexanders special teams duties...

    and then a little more time to "get" the system...


    alexander i imagined was expendable...

    oh well....bb always knows best...
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    I guess so, but he did not do well against the Eagles a week ago.
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    Having two first names speaks volumes about his versatility and BB clearly sees that.
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    He had two years to get it in New York, he might need to be in a trad 4-3 LB role somewhere.
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    haha nice. I was thinking the same thing.

    I actually heard that Ventrone demanded that Alexander makes the team or he's going to kick some butts. And whatever Ventrone says goes.

    Tomorrow Ventrone is going to be playing QB at practice, because he feels like it.
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    he's a much better alternative than anyone else on the squad to add depth to the inside lb position. AD and Harrison and Lynch might play inside a bit, but what other legitimate options are there besides Bruschi and Mayo? Thomas and the two safeties mentioned above have their primary positions to play. What happens if one gets hurt? Multiple positions would suffer including inside lb. The position is otherwise thin if you think about it (without Seau anyways). And a guy like Guyton doesn't nearly know the system as well as Alexander does. We need three inside lb's we can count on now, and Alexander is the third one on the depth chart (as of now).
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    He's also much more of a coverage LB than any other backup option on the roster. Guyton hopefully will become that guy.
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    Yeah! What he said.
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    There so many different schemes for the guy.

    Hey Eric come here and take a look at this.

    Alexander, take this change and go get me a soda.

    These are the qualities of a prototype BB player.
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    Please don't ever use the words "Eric Alexander" and "ILB depth" together again, or I won't sleep well until February.
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    eric alexander ILB depth
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    start poppin' the sleeping pills :)
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    So he's really bucking for Izzo's scout team job! :cool:
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    Izzo was not on the field for either TD
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    I'm no genius, but the reason I said a couple of days ago, "mark my words, Matt Cassel, Eric Alexander and Larry Izzo will make this team" is because around this time, people are trying to fit a lot of bodies under their 53s, and ignore that we have ST starters, two of which are Eric Alexander and Larry Izzo. ST are important. My guess on Cassel, had to do with his years of experience in the system.
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    Good calls there.

    As far as Alexander goes, another thread on why he continues to make this team. He is a solid ST player and I've never been down on him, well maybe when he gave up that big reception to Fletcher from Indy in the AFC Championship game. But, as I said earlier, he looks improved this year: http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/showthread.php?p=961433#post961433
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