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Alexander’s back at practice

Post by Darrin Beene / The News Tribune on Nov. 28, 2007 at 3:40 pm with 11 Comments »
November 28, 2007 3:40 pm

Wednesday practice just finished up. Shaun Alexander flashed some speed and “fresh legs,” according to RB coach Stump Mitchell in his return to practice. Alexander said the wrist injury and the sprained knee aren’t healed, but good enough to play through and that he “should” play this Sunday vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.

“Today was exciting,” Alexander said. “Christmas came a little early.”

Alexander said he expects to be a little sore tomorrow but otherwise felt good. He said he’s good with the team’s new offensive approach of passing more, noting that the team has won its last three games.

“I love it,” he said. “I think we needed to do it.”

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  1. roddychops says:

    when comprehendable, he at least says the right things.

    as many of us hoped before his injuries, i still hope holmy goes with a platooning backs strategy to compliment the passing game.

    i actually think it could really perplex defensive strategy against the hawks, not knowing who will be behind matt on any given play, and knowing that all three are potentially dangerous. it won’t be clear when it’s pass protection, change of pace, straight-up run, etc.

    just trying to look at this as a positive, rather than a controversy.
    and hoping that alexander can put his ego where his mouth is and do whatever is best for the team. because in the end that could wind up being what’s also best for him.

  2. mikew177 says:

    Christmas came a little early? It looks like the fans just got a lump of coal in their stocking. Happy Holidays everyone.

  3. PapaHawk says:

    well said roddychops. If this stuff happens we’ll be loving it. However, something else will probably happen. But maybe not! To be the best this team can be, they need Shaun to contribute.

    I wonder why his wrist has been so slow to heal? Broken wrists heal faster than this. He must have made it worse somehow during the healing process.

  4. JimWilke says:

    My concern is that Shaun’s wrist limits his pass-catching ability so if he’s in the game, the defense knows he’s going to run the ball. And if you go to a 2-back set to throw to Weaver or Morris, that won’t work, either, since we know Shaun is not going to block anyone.

  5. How long is his wrist going to take to heal? It’s been forever!

  6. Yep, let Shaun get in there, probably even start if he’s ready, and see how he does. He’s earned that with the years he’s given us. But Holmgren should be much, much quicker to go with Mo if Shaun is running as he has been most of this year. Will be interesting to see how Shaun does on the draw plays and such that Mo has run well in the pass-first scheme we’ve been running. Wouldn’t surprise me if he does alright in that role.

    Re the Eagles, who do we hope starts: McNabb or Feeley? I’m honestly not sure.

  7. ballgame says:

    I personally would rather see McNabb start for the simple reason that they tend to give westbrook the ball more when mcnabb is out.

  8. nighthawk2 says:

    The words “speed” and “Alexander” should never be used in the same sentence.

    Oh yeah, a guy who had bad hands in the first place and is now wearing a cast is going to fool a defense. Obviously it’s going to be a pass to Alexander….

  9. JazBadAzz says:

    I’d rather see Feely because, Mcnabb normally lights people up after a bad week and/or a week of controversy. I’m more worried about their secondary getting healthier than they been all year. (Idiot man aka Brian Dawkins can be preety scary)

  10. BellevueMark says:

    I hope they start Mo and use Shaun more in the second half. It will definitely be nice to have him back so we don’t have to resort to David Kirtman as a decoy running back if Mo gets hurt or needs a breather, but Mo will be a little bit better back to have on the field for the opening drive with his ability to catch the ball and pass protect. Then once the offense gets going you mix Shaun in to give the defense a different look.

  11. mibuttiznum says:

    if at all worst, why don’t they play action shaun? It seems we have seen that more since he’s been out.

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