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Old 02-01-2006, 05:56 PM   #1
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I don't know much about the seahawks except for watching the beating they put on Carolina. Has any team stopped Alexander this year? If so, how'd they do it, and how will we?
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Old 02-01-2006, 06:00 PM   #2
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Dallas held Alexander to 61 yards on 21 attempts, and they have a 3-4 defense.
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I don't know much about the seahawks except for watching the beating they put on Carolina. Has any team stopped Alexander this year? If so, how'd they do it, and how will we?
When they hosted Dallas (a team that uses the 3-4 like the Steelers), they held Alexander to just 61 yards, but Seattle ended up winning on a Babineaux interception, and clutch 51 yard field goal by Josh Brown.

The first thing you need to worry about in containing Alexander is getting through that great offensive line, and Mack Strong. The key is to not let Alexander bounce back and cut to the outside, which is what he loves to do. If Alexander gets passed his blockers, then you can pretty much expect that he is going to break away. You have to stop him while he is still behind the blocking. Casey Hampton is going to play a big role for the Steelers defensive line in trying to stop Alexander....
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Old 02-01-2006, 06:02 PM   #4
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Dallas held Alexander to 61 yards on 21 attempts, and they have a 3-4 defense.
I'm sure they are gonna be prepared but our 3-4.

I think alexander will have a quiet game, but semi productive... rushing for say 75-85 yds and a td possibly... we just need to fluster hasselbeck and create some turnovers.
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Alaxander will be no factor... he amassed the majority of his yards against crap teams. He will have between 30-70 yards.
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I don't know much about the seahawks except for watching the beating they put on Carolina. Has any team stopped Alexander this year? If so, how'd they do it, and how will we?
a bad game for alexander this year has been being held to just 110 yds or so. however the last time the steelers faced him in 2003 he had 20 rushes for 48 yds. and like manning historically seems to do worse against established talented 3-4 defenses, the same seems to be true for alexander.

did you see that mark polamalus helmet left on e. james helmet? thats probably how they plan on stopping alexander. no wonder polamalu had a history of concussions at usc.
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I've heard a recurring theme from Detroit this week, and it's that Shaun Alexander gets his yards BEFORE first contact. He'll try to evade tacklers, not run them over.
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I'm sure they are gonna be prepared but our 3-4.

I think alexander will have a quiet game, but semi productive... rushing for say 75-85 yds and a td possibly... we just need to fluster hasselbeck and create some turnovers.
If Alexander gets 85 yards, the Seahawks win the game. Mark my words. I'll even come back with my tail between my legs next week if I'm proven wrong. He doesn't need to have a huge game for Seattle's offense to score a lot of points.
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It will take more than Alexander getting 85 yards to win. He could get 85 yards but it will probably come in garbage time when the score no longer matters. Once we open up the passing game on you and build our lead, Alexander will be out of your formula.
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I've heard a recurring theme from Detroit this week, and it's that Shaun Alexander gets his yards BEFORE first contact. He'll try to evade tacklers, not run them over.
i dont know if john riggins just doesn like him but he has been questionning his toughness for 3 weeks, after he was to concussed to come back into the game against washington, yet was on camera hopping and jumping around, all laughing and smiling. he said back in his day they would be back out on the field. now i know we know more about cuncussions now a days and seattle could beat washington without shawn.

riggens went as far to suggest that shawn was ducking the spotlight in a big game and cracking under pressure, as he brought up all his past play off failures. said that shawns preformance in the champ game and sb if they got there could have a huge effect on his contract status.

could shawn have playing for millions of dollars on his mind?

jerome is playing for.......well, we all know the jerome bettis story now.

(anyone remember willie 'bout to break out" parker?)
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