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Explaining the Alexander timetable

Post by News Tribune Staff on Sep. 26, 2006 at 12:27 pm with 3 Comments »
September 26, 2006 12:27 pm

Coach Mike Holmgren was very vague on how long Shaun Alexander is going to be sidelined. Before hearing from him at the press conference yesterday, I heard two different time frames through other sources. One was a four-week time frame. The other was a six-week time frame. I knew Holmgren would probably not be that specific. That’s why I was vague in the initial report we posted two hours before the press conference. I’ve been doing this long enough to know these time frames are pretty useless. How long was Darrell Jackson going to be out? How long was Jerramy Stevens going to be out? How long will Floyd Womack be out?

Bottom line: You would be a naive to try to give a precise timetable. We know Alexander will be out a few weeks and we shouldn’t be surprised if he’s out longer. The more specific you are in reporting these things, the more likely you’re going to be wrong.

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  1. billywatson says:

    I am going to go ahead and be a little naive here instead of being worried that I might be wrong. Alexander is obviously going to miss the Bears game and the Seahawks are not going to want to rush him back unless they think they absolutely need him to win. As long as Morris is producing at a decent level and the team is winning, then it is more important to keep Alexander healthy for the playoffs.

    If you go with a four-week time frame, then Alexander might be back for the Kansas City game. I can’t see him playing then unless the Seahawks lose three straight or Morris is hurt or has been totally ineffective. The Seahawks then play Oakland and St. Louis at home, take a trip to San Francisco, and then get Green Bay at home on Monday night. No game in the NFL is easy, but it would be hard to find an easier 4-game stretch on any team’s schedule. That should give the team some time to ease Alexander back.

    All things considered, it seems reasonable to think it will be latter rather than sooner that we see Alexander back – not because of the severity of the injury, but rather that it is more important to keep him healthy for the playoffs than risk things and put him back on the field if he is not needed. I think we shouldn’t expect Alexander to be back on the field until November.

  2. After the bears theres the vikings @ home,The rams there,Denver there,KC there,Every thing else should be easy.Until at the end we have San Diego.But thats second to last game.The bears an vikings could mean the deference in first or second seed.Home field thats one thing we need to get.The denver,KC games no big deal.

  3. WiscCory says:

    Why are reporters asking Holmgren – how about asking some random bone specialist. If I knew one, I’d offer a full report on this opinion.

    Also, maybe TO could offer Alexander some advise on the incubator treatment that seems to work out good for Owens’ numerous injuries.

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