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View Poll Results: what is alan rossum?
awesome! 75 65.79%
will be playing dead like a possum 4 3.51%
an insignificant move that will prove to be neither good or bad 26 22.81%
youre a dick 9 7.89%
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:24 PM   #21
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HE IS NOT A CORNER. he fumbles twice a year? so does coclough. so why waste the roster spot.
You can't even compare the two. Anyone can pick a random stat and make it work in their favor. Does Colclough have 6 career return TD's? See how easy it is.
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:46 PM   #22
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6 TD's returns for Colclough...how many fumbles??????

I would rather have possession and give Ben a chance...we have a pretty good offensive.
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:46 PM   #23
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Default Re: Alan Rossum- A Poll

I'm with rog and wedo on this one. I didn't vote, as none of the choices applied to my feelings on the move.

I'm going with the wait and see approach. I'm not going to damn the guy until I see what he brings to the table.
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Old 09-03-2007, 05:45 AM   #24
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I'm with rog and wedo on this one. I didn't vote, as none of the choices applied to my feelings on the move.

I'm going with the wait and see approach. I'm not going to damn the guy until I see what he brings to the table.
Agreed lets see what he has before we throw him to the dogs.
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:03 AM   #25
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Whatever happened to giving the guy a chance before you run him out of town? Oh that's right, I'm talking about Steelers fans - nevermind. Whatever was I thinking?

I like the move, and the haters will be getting on their hands and knees to kiss his feet after his first big return or return TD.
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:35 AM   #26
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Whatever happened to giving the guy a chance before you run him out of town? Oh that's right, I'm talking about Steelers fans - nevermind. Whatever was I thinking?

I like the move, and the haters will be getting on their hands and knees to kiss his feet after his first big return or return TD.
Well said, exactly my sentiment.

How people can say this will be an insignificant move is beyond me, as if Rossum isn't going to start or have an immediate impact. A low round pick for a top NFL return man seems like a no-brainer for the Steelers.
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:47 AM   #27
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Whatever happened to giving the guy a chance before you run him out of town? Oh that's right, I'm talking about Steelers fans - nevermind. Whatever was I thinking?

I like the move, and the haters will be getting on their hands and knees to kiss his feet after his first big return or return TD.
What is this "oh... thats right, I'm talking about Steelers fans?"
Any true fan of any team is gonna question moves like this dont ya think? Steelers Fans are the Greatest Fans In The World in My Opinion...
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1. Gotta be better that what we've seen so far........I like that option.
2. I agree...give the guy a chance to screw up before we crucify him. We may be pleasantly surprised.

Hear's a neat site with info on all our guys........some did journal entries and cool little interviews. Ben secretly wants to be a spy....... For some reason, Rossum's info hasn't been updated since '04.

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Allen Rossum #20
Position: CB
Years Pro: 8
Draft Date: 1998
Draft Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Born: 10/22/1975
Hometown: Dallas, TX
College: Notre Dame
Pro Career

2004: Saw action in 16 games with one start and registered 21 tackles, two interceptions, four passes defensed and one sack…Recorded 1,250 yards on 58 kickoff returns (21.6 avg.) and 457 yards on 37 punt returns (12.4 avg.) with one touchdown. His 12.4 average and 457 return yards on punts ranked second and third in the NFL, respectively.

2003: Returned 39 punts for a Falcons-record 545 yard and a career-best 14.0 yard average…Played in all 16 games for first time since 2000 season with Green BaySaw action in 16 games with one start and registered 21 tackles, two interceptions, four passes defensed and one sack.
Recorded 1,250 yards on 58 kickoff returns (21.6 avg.) and 457 yards on 37 punt returns (12.4 avg.) with one touchdown. His 12.4 average and 457 return yards on punts ranked second and third in the NFL, respectively.
…Totals were second in NFC and third in NFL…Also added one touchdown vs. Washington (9/14))…Ran back 62 kickoffs for for 1,291 yards (20.8 yard average))…Added one tackle.

2002: In first season with Atlanta, returned 53 kickoffs for 1,164 yards for a 22.0 average with one touchdown on a 91-yard return vs. Seattle (12/15)…Ran back 24 punts for 288 yards for a career-high 12.0 average, besting his 9.9 mark in 2001 in Green Bay…The 12.0 average is the third-highest in Falcons history…Added six tackles on defense as a reserve DB in 14 games played…Missed two games with a strained hamstring vs. Chicago (9/15) and vs. Cincinnati (9/22)…Played in both playoff contests on special teams and in the secondary.

2001: Averaged 9.9 yards on 11 punt returns and 18.7 yards on 23 kickoff returns in final season with Packers…Also made two stops from scrimmage and three tackles on special teams…Played in six games and was inactive for 10 contests due to lingering hamstring injury and then knee injury…..Suffered a cartilage tear in his right knee that required arthroscopic surgery on November 23, 2001…Returned from hamstring injury to contribute a game-winning 55 yard punt return touchdown with 3:03 remaining in an eventual 21-20 victory vs. Tampa Bay (11/14).

2000: Made a big contribution to the Packers’ return game following his acquisition in a trade with Philadelphia late in the preseason…Averaged a career-high 25.8 yards (third in the NFC, fourth in the NFL) on 50 kickoff returns and 8.6 yards (tied for eighth in the NFC) on 29 punt returns…Selected as the first alternate kick return specialist for the NFC Pro Bowl team, he was one of only five returners in the conference to rank in the top 10 in both punt and kickoff returns…Returned one kickoff for a touchdown.

1999: Set the Eagles’ single-season records for kickoff returns (54) and kickoff return yards (1,347) while ranking fourth in the NFC (and fifth in the NFL) with a 24.9-yard average…Was seventh in the conference with an 8.9-yard average on 28 punt returns…Played in all 16 games for the first time as a pro…Contributed 12 tackles (11 solo) plus a pass defensed as a cornerback…Also made a career-high 17 special teams stops…Was selected as the Eagles’ special teams MVP in a player vote.

1998: Made an immediate impact as a return specialist during his rookie season in Philadelphia, returning nine kickoffs 30 yards or more…Averaged 24.5 yards per kickoff return to rank seventh in the NFC…Became only the fourth player in Eagles history to log 1,000 yards in a season (1,080)…Shared punt return duties with Freddie Solomon for much of the year, returning 22 for 187 yards (8.5 avg.) to tie for sixth in the conference…Played in 15 games with two starts…Also was a valued contributor in the secondary, starting two early-season contests at left cornerback when Troy Vincent was sidelined by a quadriceps injury…Totaled 26 stops, including one sack, as well as two pass breakups over the course of the season.


College Career

Was a three-year starter and four-time letterman (1994-97) at Notre Dame. Set an NCAA career record with 9 return touchdowns (3 interceptions, 3 punts, 3 kickoffs)…Had the second-best career punt return average (15.8 yards) in school history, achieved on 27 attempts for 427 yards with 3 TDs. Also ran back 29 kickoffs for 891 yards (30.7 avg.) and 3 touchdowns as a collegian. Started 36 straight games at cornerback to conclude his Irish career. Had 7 collegiate interceptions, along with 144 total tackles (92 solo), 2 sacks, 3 stops for loss and 12 passes defensed. Served as one of three senior captains in 1997, when he ranked fourth nationally with a 28.5-yard average on 20 kickoff returns, including 2 for scores. Also made a career-best 53 tackles his senior season, among them a game-saving stop on the final play of win over Navy, knocking Middies’ wide receiver out of bounds at the one-yard line following a 69-yard pass play. Led the nation in punt return average (22.9 yards) as a 1996 junior. Was the only player in the country to return three punts for touchdowns in 1996. Also scored on the opening kickoff of Purdue game that year – a career-long 99-yarder – to set a new Notre Dame single-season mark of 4 return TDs. Tied NCAA and school records with two punt return touchdowns (of 83 and 55 yards) in the second quarter of 1996 victory over Pittsburgh. Returned a pair of interceptions for scores as a 1995 sophomore, including a 76-yarder in the final minute at Washington to seal 29-21 victory. Played behind the All-American Taylor (later a teammate with Philadelphia) his freshman year. Earned All-America honors in track as a freshman and junior, including a seventh-place finish in the 55-meter dash (6.26 seconds) at the 1997 NCAA indoor championships in Indianapolis. Holds B.A. degrees in both marketing and computer applications.


Personal Bio

He played football and ran track at Skyline High School in Dallas. He earned three letters in football as a wishbone quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back. He rushed for 1,634 yards and had 12 touchdown receptions as a senior. He also made 580 total tackles and 13 interceptions as a prep, winning second-team all-state recognition his senior season. Rossum captained the school’s track squad all four years. He posted the fastest time in the nation in the 100 meters (10.02 seconds) in 1993. He is one of eight children. His hobbies include billiards and video games. Born Allen Rossum on October 22, 1975 in Dallas, Texas. He and his wife, Angela, have three daughters: twins Alexa and Avian, and Trinity Amaia.

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Old 09-03-2007, 08:58 AM   #29
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i wasnt trying to compare him to coclough but i dont understand why reid still has a roster spot and walter young does not? is reid a better wr than young?
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:17 AM   #30
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I think the problem here is that not many people know who he is unless they are a total NFL JUNKIE (me)... I will give a little extra information about him...

Rossum is a great guy off the field first and for most. He runs charities and does events for many diffrent good causes. He co-operates a very successful charity with (I think) former Packers fullback William Henderson... He beat DeAngelo Hall out for the return man posistion on the Falcons every year he palyed there if that tells you anything aboujt his return skills... Hall wanted it too, it wasn't a job he had to take because a better star didn't wanna do speacil teams... Despite all the negative feedback I have been seeing here he isn't a bad corner... Certantly not a bad corner compared to anyone below Ike on the Steelers roster... Think Townsend as far as coverage goes... Strong tackler for his size, weak against anything above moderate receivers on longer routes... With Quincy Morgan return skills... Consistant returner... Very good returner... Isn't going to break a ton for 6...

I wish Verron was still here and don't know why they didn't try him at returns because I think Haynes would have been a very good return man (3rd down back hands = lots of screens/passes = good hands) but if he is going anyway I love the Rossum pick up as stated many times by myself before...
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