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Old 04-23-2008, 06:52 PM   #46
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Alexander as a person and a player is a class act, I just felt he was, as a player and on a talent level, a little overrated. see previous post.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:05 PM   #47
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re: Shaun Alexander released by Seahawks

How come whenever a player is released some people in these forums automatically want the Redskins to pick them up?? Honestly, why do people do that??
We have Clinton Portis...Ladell Betts...Rock...and up and coming Mason who will turn some heads this year...why would you want dead weight like Shaun Alexander on the team? It isn't a position of ANY need. I would rather have a backup DE or OL at the veteran minimum instead of an aged runningback whose better days are far behind him. We have one of the best running back corp's in the league...why would you want to mess with that chemistry. Picking him up would send a bad message to the team.
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I would certainly agree with your revised statement.
Which is why in another thread I posed the possible notion of trading Portis for McFadden.

ps- how come you didn't make a comment on the A5 in that BMW thread I started?
Though, on a purely personnel standpoint, I would trade Portis for McFadden straight up, I think you should also include the fact that trading Portis right now would cost the Redskins 20 million dollars in dead cap, 16 million dollars of that in 2009 dead cap.

16 million. 2009 dead cap. Remember, Lloyd is going to cost the team 5 million in dead cap next season.

It's totally implausible from a financial standpoint. Perhaps we can put that one on Vinny, but again, no one was really ever considering dealing Portis for McFadden in the first place.
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How come whenever a player is released some people in these forums automatically want the Redskins to pick them up?? Honestly, why do people do that??
We have Clinton Portis...Ladell Betts...Rock...and up and coming Mason who will turn some heads this year...why would you want dead weight like Shaun Alexander on the team? It isn't a position of ANY need. I would rather have a backup DE or OL at the veteran minimum instead of an aged runningback whose better days are far behind him. We have one of the best running back corp's in the league...why would you want to mess with that chemistry. Picking him up would send a bad message to the team.
You are new so I will let you in on some advise:

GET USED TO IT. also, mentioning it will do nothing b/c for every rational thinking Skins fan out there (like you, as I assume) there are three Madden playing retards who think we should pick up every big name or potential big name FA out there. Try doing a thread search on any big name FA that is out there. I dare you.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:55 PM   #50
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How come whenever a player is released some people in these forums automatically want the Redskins to pick them up?? Honestly, why do people do that??
We have Clinton Portis...Ladell Betts...Rock...and up and coming Mason who will turn some heads this year...why would you want dead weight like Shaun Alexander on the team? It isn't a position of ANY need. I would rather have a backup DE or OL at the veteran minimum instead of an aged runningback whose better days are far behind him. We have one of the best running back corp's in the league...why would you want to mess with that chemistry. Picking him up would send a bad message to the team.
The reason for this posting was that when a player gets released and you have a coaching staff familiar with that player, you always have a chance of picking a player you know. The Redskins don't need him but you know who runs the team and who's to say what Dan/Vinny are thinking, they could pull a bone head move and trade Betts (people have mentioned it on this board and news). I know he's not the player he was but with Danny going with the "big" name to fill the seats you never know.
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How come whenever a player is released some people in these forums automatically want the Redskins to pick them up?? Honestly, why do people do that??
We have Clinton Portis...Ladell Betts...Rock...and up and coming Mason who will turn some heads this year...why would you want dead weight like Shaun Alexander on the team? It isn't a position of ANY need. I would rather have a backup DE or OL at the veteran minimum instead of an aged runningback whose better days are far behind him. We have one of the best running back corp's in the league...why would you want to mess with that chemistry. Picking him up would send a bad message to the team.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:34 PM   #52
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He's soft. No thanks.
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:32 PM   #53
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Though, on a purely personnel standpoint, I would trade Portis for McFadden straight up, I think you should also include the fact that trading Portis right now would cost the Redskins 20 million dollars in dead cap, 16 million dollars of that in 2009 dead cap.

16 million. 2009 dead cap. Remember, Lloyd is going to cost the team 5 million in dead cap next season.

It's totally implausible from a financial standpoint. Perhaps we can put that one on Vinny, but again, no one was really ever considering dealing Portis for McFadden in the first place.
Well, on that other thread I did post a comment about looking at the cap hit numbers on that day, and didn't realize that he actually restructured his contract making his unmovable for a few years. So this is all moot...it can't and won't happen. We're stuck with Portis for better or for worse. Hopefully for the better.
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:01 AM   #54
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I remembered when I posted this thread this were some of the comments from our mods. I guess that Zorn and his coaching staff had the same dumb thoughts as I did a few months ago.


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Makes no sense to pick up a back who's clearly over the hill and when we have absolutely no need for another back.

What are you going to do stick him in front of Betts??

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I don't want him. What I'm saying is would the skins FO consider him due to the Seattle connection. After all it is the Danny and Vinnie show and they just might pull some bone head move and trade Betts and sign Alexander. Oh and by the way, he's 30 YO.



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I don't want him. What I'm saying is would the skins FO consider him due to the Seattle connection. After all it is the Danny and Vinnie show and they just might pull some bone head move and trade Betts and sign Alexander. Oh and by the way, he's 30 YO.

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Dumb, dumb, dumb post. Deserves negative rep points.[/quote]



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I don't want him. What I'm saying is would the skins FO consider him due to the Seattle connection. After all it is the Danny and Vinnie show and they just might pull some bone head move and trade Betts and sign Alexander. Oh and by the way, he's 30 YO.

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Using that logic I guess we'll consider any ex-Seahawk due to Zorn?
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:05 AM   #55
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re: Shaun Alexander released by Seahawks

That's a lot of broken quotes - what are you trying to say?
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:10 AM   #56
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OK, you fixed them. I'm not sure the "dumb, dumb, dumb" response was warranted, but the ridiculousness of Alexander coming here was premised on us having 2 top-tier backs, plus Rock. Now that Betts is out, Alexander as a backup for the vet min is a very different proposition than Alexander as the #4 for $1 million+ (which is probably closer to what he would have demanded before the season started and he realized that nobody wanted him).
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:11 AM   #57
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That's a lot of broken quotes - what are you trying to say?
That many times people start a thread and immediately people jump on the poster and say: that's a dumb retarded post, put a lock on it. The moral of the story is that not all post are retarded, some are valid.
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At the time it didn't make sense, now it does.
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:43 AM   #59
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Don't bump this thread. I thought we cut him ALREADY.
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:46 AM   #60
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i always thought people like being a "thread starter" so anytime a player is released the inevitable "should we consider signing him" thread pops up even if it makes no sense for the skins . . . ehhhh no harm no foul, fans are supposed to be fanatics.

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edit: sorry buster i already posted before i saw your post
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