Rumors of interest in Shawn Alexander for the Patriots

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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

    PATRIOTSFANINPA Pro Bowl Player

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    On Sirius radio they were discussing the rumor talk and possibility of New Enlgand having some serious interest in Shawn Alexander who is all but gone from the 'Hawks.

    While I think Shawn still has some good years left in him I don't think that RB is a need for the team right now unless the FO and BB think Maroney won't improve or be the main guy with 25+ carries a game and if they make that move for Alexander I will assume that Maroney and Morris is not enough,But I just don't see a need for him right now,I think this team will once again be pass happy offense in 2008 and just need some decent play from Maroney/Morris combo

    - Forget about a steal contract because I expect Alexander to want some decent $$$ in the FA market which is another reason why I don't expect the team to be overly aggressive for Alexander's services.
     
  2. jbb9s

    jbb9s In the Starting Line-Up

    One of the strangest rumors I have heard in a while.
     
  3. PatsfanGlo

    PatsfanGlo On the Game Day Roster

    Unless Shawn Alexander is looking to do one SB run, raise his value and move to other team year after, I don't know if it would be worth it. Unless he signs for minimum, I can't see how he can possibly have a role on this team when we got Morris, Maroney, Faulk and Evans. If he does agree for one year minimum type of deal, I say bring him in but if not, forget it.
     
  4. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

    This is a head-scratcher. Guessing its just a rumor thats a little off base.
     
  5. tobias funke

    tobias funke Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    if shaun alexander comes to the patriots i am done

    DONE

    we have gone through TOO MUCH in the past 5 months to deal with this too
     
  6. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    :confused:

    Deal with what ? What's wrong with Shaun Alexander (not that I think he's coming to NE but . . . )
     
  7. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Here's a good article about Shaun's situation and prospects. He can't even be released yet because he's nursing a wrist injury. He may indeed struggle to find a system fit, and he's not gonna see much guaranteed money. The Seahawks will be absorbing a several million dollar or so dead cap hit over the next two years to opt out of a 6 year $62M deal they just signed him to 2 years ago...

    Their concern in extending him dating back to 3 years ago was a concern he would go soft once extended. He played so well under the tag in 2005, and coming off a trip to the Superbowl, they went ahead and extended him. Have regretted it ever since...

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_y...g=shaunalexanderwillstrugg&prov=tsn&type=lgns
     
  8. tobias funke

    tobias funke Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    im kidding relax :p
     
  9. Maroney isn't the dominant rb that some people seem too think.

    It's obvious.

    If the money is right, it might be a good idea.
     
  10. Boston Boxer

    Boston Boxer U.S. Air Force Retired PatsFans.com Supporter

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    i think we tend to forget as time passes, but i remember when the Pats ran the ball the last couple of games and into the playoffs...Maroney ran great IMO and is a threat in the passing game. Unless something is majorly wrong with Sammy, then these Alexander rumors are just that, rumors.
     
  11. Marshy

    Marshy On the Roster

    When i was on the main forum part and it said about the newest topic it just read 'Rumors of interest in Shawn..'


    "NOT SHAWNE MERRIMAN!" i said out loud before opening the thread, whoops!
     
  12. patriotsdynasty12189

    patriotsdynasty12189 Third String But Playing on Special Teams



    At this point, Maroney is a much, much better back than Alexander is.
     
  13. Excel

    Excel Rookie

    Maroney is a good RB not great but the problem lies with the battle at the OLine where they usually lose and stop Maroney before he can go anywhere
     
  14. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    At the right price this could be awsome.

    I like what Morris gave us before his injury but we are not talking about a perenial pro bowler and he is also recovering from an injury. When both are healthy Alexander is easily the better RB. Alexander is only a few seasons from being one of the best backs in the league and I would love to give him a chance to prove he still is.

    Corey...Corey...Corey the sequal
     
  15. ALP

    ALP Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    but alexander is?
     
  16. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    at the very least he was. Injuries have slowed him the last few years. He could bounce back and be close to the same guy again, or he could still be better than Morris even at 80% or 90% of what he once was.
     
  17. WhiskeyBreath

    WhiskeyBreath 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    I think adding a good backup for Maroney is a good idea. Morris isn't known for his health and he isn't that good anyways.
     
  18. Watson's IQ

    Watson's IQ Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    You realize we'd be getting 2008 Shaun Alexander and not 2005 Shaun Alexander, right?

    Maroney is in every way the superior back right now.
     
  19. patriotsdynasty12189

    patriotsdynasty12189 Third String But Playing on Special Teams


    Did you watch the first 5 games this year?
     
  20. tombonneau

    tombonneau In the Starting Line-Up

    Alexander is D-O-N-E. Can't imagine what place he would have on this team. Unless he plans to replace Heath Evans role of hit-the-line-of-scrimmage-and-fall-down. While Alexander excelled at that last year, Evans pretty much has it down pat.
     
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