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Old 10-27-2008, 07:12 PM   #136
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Seems like someone hates on Rock every year, and every year he holds onto his job and does a fine job at that.

Yawn.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:17 PM   #137
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Seems like someone hates on Rock every year, and every year he holds onto his job and does a fine job at that.

Yawn.

No one is hating on him. I just dont see why he is so valuable. Aint about hate. Its about him being the third back. Its about cutting a player we might need in the future for him and he can't even be the 3rd back. We have to bring someone else in when the RB goes down (says a lot). He doesn't break kick-offs for TDs. One in his whole career. If its between him and someone who can help us. Like a WR or a RB we hold on to him because people make it out like he is the only one who can make tackles on special teams. Or that he's an awesome returner. Now we are feeling it. One because Kelly is hurt. Could have kept McMullen or Mix..or one of the WRs. Betts is hurt (CP could have been) and we have to bring in the tip-toe burgular instead of keeping Mason who would have learned the offense by now. (plus I thought we learned from bringing in washed up players). Its not hating its fact.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:20 PM   #138
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:23 PM   #139
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We got rid of Mason because we had Rock and now he can't even fill in as 3rd back. We sign a past his prime player to do what he should be doing.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:26 PM   #140
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Obviously the people making the personnel decisions don't agree, thankfully for that.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:43 PM   #141
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I liked Mason myself but if I remember right he was given a chance to return kick-offs and did'nt do to well. We needed someone who could contribute this season and Rock does that. I was pulling for Mason to do something on special teams but he did'nt. We don't have the luxury of having someone to just ride the bench. Rock makes a big contribution on special teams. Mason did'nt, and there was no way he was going to beat Betts out for the second spot. With that said, I'm not a big fan of Alexander but the season's only half over.
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:49 PM   #142
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Well I hope all of this complaining ends when Betts gets back.
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I liked Mason myself but if I remember right he was given a chance to return kick-offs and did'nt do to well. We needed someone who could contribute this season and Rock does that. I was pulling for Mason to do something on special teams but he did'nt. We don't have the luxury of having someone to just ride the bench. Rock makes a big contribution on special teams. Mason did'nt, and there was no way he was going to beat Betts out for the second spot. With that said, I'm not a big fan of Alexander but the season's only half over.
At this rate I'll take a preseason hero that hits hole over a tip toe burgler anyday of the week. Personally I'm trying to figure out how Alexander ever got 1,800 yards and helped me in fantasy leagues for years without seeking out contact. I mean even Warrick Dunn will take you on.

Still Rock and Sellers deserve more carries if Alexander doesn't get his act together in practice this week. Maybe he needs more time to understand our running game but what I've seen so far hasn't made me comfortable.
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Obviously the people making the personnel decisions don't agree, thankfully for that.
Yeah ok they never make wrong decisions. Keeping Tryon...Drafting 3 receviers and none have contributed. Keeping Durant Brooks over Frost. Keeping Kelly on the active roster..Signing dried up tip toe burgular. jason Taylor isn't really panning out..I hope he does. But right now...It isn't seeming that way. I will let him slide because of injuries but when he was healthy he batted balls. Does he have any sacks? Shall I continue. Thrash could return kicks or someone else for that matter. I am tired of hearing that excuse. Thrash almost returned one last year.

Someone said they need to give Rock the ball more. Why aren't they? Why did they even have to sign SA if we had Rock? I do agree we need to give Sellers the ball more. I think he is definitely under utilized. I would atleast set him up for more catches.
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Nobody is right all the time when making personnel decisions. But generally speaking the people calling the shots know what they're doing when compared to the armchair GM fans. We're talking about a RB that was signed for the vet min to keep the bench warm until Betts gets back. I don't understand what the fuss is all about, especially when you throw Mason into the discussion who's a freaking pratice squad player. Seriously, who cares?
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Yeah ok they never make wrong decisions. Keeping Tryon...Drafting 3 receviers and none have contributed. Keeping Durant Brooks over Frost. Keeping Kelly on the active roster..Signing dried up tip toe burgular. jason Taylor isn't really panning out..I hope he does. But right now...It isn't seeming that way. I will let him slide because of injuries but when he was healthy he batted balls. Does he have any sacks? Shall I continue. Thrash could return kicks or someone else for that matter. I am tired of hearing that excuse. Thrash almost returned one last year.

Someone said they need to give Rock the ball more. Why aren't they? Why did they even have to sign SA if we had Rock? I do agree we need to give Sellers the ball more. I think he is definitely under utilized. I would atleast set him up for more catches.
Ok, if we just stuck to Rock and he or CP got hurt then what? With all those bad decisions you pointed out its a wonder how we ever got to 6 and 2. Taylor has not been healthy all season but thats how things go sometimes.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:55 AM   #147
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Why did they even sign SA if they had rock?

b/c if CP went down for any stretch in a game we would only have rock running the ball. not having a back up long snapper is one thing but going into a game with 2 runningbacks is just asking to run into trouble. (ohhh yeahhh cheesy pun intended!!)

i havent paid attention to this thread for awhile but are we still arguing over who we should have brought in to run the ball 2-3 times a game until betts comes back after the bye?

go skins!!!

side note - did anyone else notice rocks tenacity on special teams in the game right after we brought SA on board? he made 2 great tackles which i assume was his statement in regards to bringing SA in. it was nice to see, rock is a true skin.
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I'm just glad SA is working out so well like everyone said he would instead of Mason.
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I still maintain Shaun Alexander is a BUM and a waste of a roster spot. His performance through two weeks confirms my position. Through two week, he has 9 carries for 19 yards, an average of 2.1 yards per carry (horrible) and 1 catch for 9 yards. I expect more out of the primary backup running back.

Compare these lousy stats to Ladell Betts for a 6 week period. Betts had 38 carries for 156 yards, an average of 4.1 yards per carry (respectable) and 6 catches for 44 yards, 7.3 yards per catch. Alexander better pick up the pace. With Portis dinged up this week, Alexander better do more than his two yards and fall down against Pittsburgh. They will need him this week.
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Nobody is right all the time when making personnel decisions. But generally speaking the people calling the shots know what they're doing when compared to the armchair GM fans. We're talking about a RB that was signed for the vet min to keep the bench warm until Betts gets back. I don't understand what the fuss is all about, especially when you throw Mason into the discussion who's a freaking pratice squad player. Seriously, who cares?
Matty, most of the posters here are "Armchair GM's" "Monday Morning QB's"
It wouldn't be fun on your Warpath if it wasn't that way. I do agree with you that the Know people know more than I do, but it's still entertaining and informative getting other fans thoughts about the team. SA was a good signing just to give CP a rest if nothing else. If SA doen't fumble the damn ball he's made his paycheck.
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