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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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    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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    Belichick is grooming him to replace Izzo.:D
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    The only "vet" from last years team to lose his job to a rookie was Gut! We went 16-0 last year, and if you passed the physical and were under contract you made the team. It cant be the way the team performed in the preseason games(LOL), so I figure BB/SP are trying to save $$ to resign some vets(Wilfork?) and they want to keep as many "cheap" players to balance the payroll. There is no middle class on the pats, and they try to justify keeping decent STers over "quality" backups? To me that means our talent level is getting thinner and our "reign" is on the clock.....
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    Brady's got 5+ years left. The OL has 3 young starters. Welker is by no means old and Moss should be good for years, still. Watson is still young, as is Maroney.

    On Defense, the D-line is just in its prime, the CBs are young, quick and likely to improve and the Safeties include young players the likes of Meriweather and Sanders.
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    Alexander has a few things going for him (when comparing him to Hobson). First, he is a proven special teams starter and contributor. Second, he KNOWS the system and, even though we all hate him for giving up the pass in the AFCCG against the Colts, he can play ILB in a crunch because he understands the system. Clearly, Hobson didn't demonstrate that he is capable of stepping in if Bruschi or Mayo went down. Last, Alexander is still young. This staff puts a lot of value in a 26 year old who already fully understands the defensive system.
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    Any stats to back that one up?? No middle class?? I have heard others in other years say the Pats in gact higher middle leveled players than many teams..Is this year different??
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    no not izzo alexander...
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    It's hard to tell if you realy believe this stuff or if you are just trying to be a jerk.
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    Q: How does Alexander keep making the 53?

    A: Because the FO has not provided an adequate replacement, to its detriment. And the sooner the FO realizes this, the better this team will be for it.
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    I like Guyton to surpass Alexander sometime this season. His play early on inspires at times, as does Mayo and Crable's .
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