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He didn't have a bad game. The Steelers are hard to run on, and he had some good runs in the 2nd half, until the Seahawks got so far behind they couldn't run it anymore.

 
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Don't know about that. If the refs don't blow (still another) call, Alexander probably pounds it in from the 1 and Seattle takes the lead.

Perhaps Alexander gets to salt it away.

 
Alexander had a tough first half, but looked better in the 2nd half. Problem is he was getting phased out of the offense for some reason, even though Seattle wasn't that far behind.

 
Alexander had a tough first half, but looked better in the 2nd half. Problem is he was getting phased out of the offense for some reason, even though Seattle wasn't that far behind.
because the team still (mistakenly) thinks hasselbeck can carry them.
 
Alexander had a tough first half, but looked better in the 2nd half. Problem is he was getting phased out of the offense for some reason, even though Seattle wasn't that far behind.
because the team still (mistakenly) thinks hasselbeck can carry them.
Hasselbeck was playing very well up until that INT. His receivers were playing soft and scared of getting hit.
 
I was actually kinda worried towards the end of the game because Alexander was getting 6+ yards consistently in the 2nd half.

 
Alexander had a tough first half, but looked better in the 2nd half. Problem is he was getting phased out of the offense for some reason, even though Seattle wasn't that far behind.
This is so true. WTF was Holmgren thinking? If he would have run Alexander more this game could have been different. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
 
I guess by this definition that Bettis is soft too.
LOL.When Seattle wins, Alex makes BIG runs and scores TDS. 28 this year in 16 games. Biggest game of the year and he was just average. YEP, just average. Sure he had 6 yds a carry...Pitt gave him that. But they didn't give him the BIG ones..

 
Little different running on Pitts as opposed to Ari, SF and the Rams twice a year, huh??!!??

 
I guess by this definition that Bettis is soft too.
LOL.When Seattle wins, Alex makes BIG runs and scores TDS. 28 this year in 16 games. Biggest game of the year and he was just average. YEP, just average. Sure he had 6 yds a carry...Pitt gave him that. But they didn't give him the BIG ones..
To think that a defense would just "give" any yards to an opponent is just stupid. Stop it stupid ignorant, unemployed steeler fan!
 
Alexander had a tough first half, but looked better in the 2nd half. Problem is he was getting phased out of the offense for some reason, even though Seattle wasn't that far behind.
Maybe he won't be there next year and they are getting used to playing w.o. him.
 
I guess by this definition that Bettis is soft too.
LOL.When Seattle wins, Alex makes BIG runs and scores TDS. 28 this year in 16 games. Biggest game of the year and he was just average. YEP, just average. Sure he had 6 yds a carry...Pitt gave him that. But they didn't give him the BIG ones..
SA also usually has 25 to 30 carries as opposed to 20. That is a 25 - 50% reduction in his opportunities. Sounds to me that the fault lies with Holmgren for not givng SA more chances to get those "Big Plays."
 
I guess by this definition that Bettis is soft too.
LOL.When Seattle wins, Alex makes BIG runs and scores TDS. 28 this year in 16 games. Biggest game of the year and he was just average. YEP, just average. Sure he had 6 yds a carry...Pitt gave him that. But they didn't give him the BIG ones..
To think that a defense would just "give" any yards to an opponent is just stupid. Stop it stupid ignorant, unemployed steeler fan!
Duh.Alexanders game is pick, slide...find the hole and GO!!!!

Big play guy.

Steelers gave him his 5-6 yards and nailed him.

 
BTW, I like SA...but his game is overrated. He plays a joke schedule every year and puts up numbers. But for an elite back, he didn't make many plays today to change the outcome of the game.

 
I guess by this definition that Bettis is soft too.
LOL.When Seattle wins, Alex makes BIG runs and scores TDS. 28 this year in 16 games. Biggest game of the year and he was just average. YEP, just average. Sure he had 6 yds a carry...Pitt gave him that. But they didn't give him the BIG ones..
To think that a defense would just "give" any yards to an opponent is just stupid. Stop it stupid ignorant, unemployed steeler fan!
I hate the Steelers.Bronco fan here.

 
I guess by this definition that Bettis is soft too.
LOL.When Seattle wins, Alex makes BIG runs and scores TDS. 28 this year in 16 games. Biggest game of the year and he was just average. YEP, just average. Sure he had 6 yds a carry...Pitt gave him that. But they didn't give him the BIG ones..
SA also usually has 25 to 30 carries as opposed to 20. That is a 25 - 50% reduction in his opportunities. Sounds to me that the fault lies with Holmgren for not givng SA more chances to get those "Big Plays."
Agreed, see my thread on Holmgren.
 
BTW, I like SA...but his game is overrated. He plays a joke schedule every year and puts up numbers. But for an elite back, he didn't make many plays today to change the outcome of the game.
:goodposting: I was having the same argument in the betting thread. He puts up stats against bad teams but does not make a difference when it matters. If he takes the money at say Arizona, is pro bowl days are done
 
I was actually kinda worried towards the end of the game because Alexander was getting 6+ yards consistently in the 2nd half.
This is where Seattle lost the game.Alexander looked to be hitting his stride and was churning out consistent runs of 5+ yds.The Steelers looked to be wearing down a bit and IMO seemed to be at their most vulnerable to Seattle's running game.The holding penalty and INT and subsequent Ward TD basically ended Alexander's day early as Hass virtully threw the ball the rest of the game.All this and he still had 95 yards vs. a run D as good as Pitt.
 
Don't know about that. If the refs don't blow (still another) call, Alexander probably pounds it in from the 1 and Seattle takes the lead.
That holding call on Locklear was pretty suspect.
Lincoln Kennedy called it a takedown. Call it what you want.
 
To this point, as a result of this game, Alexander cannot be labeled a BIG GAME guy. He's a great player that wasnt able to make a major difference in the biggest game of his life. Did absolutely nothing in the passing game, missed some blitz pickups, and couldnt make a big play when his team needed it. Not bashing him at all, but big game guy?....not at this very moment.

 
BTW, I like SA...but his game is overrated. He plays a joke schedule every year and puts up numbers. But for an elite back, he didn't make many plays today to change the outcome of the game.
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BTW, I like SA...but his game is overrated. He plays a joke schedule every year and puts up numbers. But for an elite back, he didn't make many plays today to change the outcome of the game.
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Is that ignore user or "ignorant user"?
 
I bet my friends that this thread would show up today

what a joke

nothing like a bunch of overwieght beer guzzlers sitting around and calling Alexander soft.

CHEERS!!!

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We should make this the "official ludicrous Alexander is soft thread"

 
I bet my friends that this thread would show up today

what a joke

nothing like a bunch of overwieght beer guzzlers sitting around and calling Alexander soft.

CHEERS!!!

:banned:

We should make this the "official ludicrous Alexander is soft thread"
Alexander is not soft. He played well and played hard.Jeremy Stevens...that's another story. Porter was right. :yes:

 
because the team still (mistakenly) thinks hasselbeck can carry them.
Hasselbeck was the best player on the field last night. His numbers would have been scary good for a Super Bowl if his receivers hadn't dropped a bunch of balls. As for Alexander, he was fantastic in the NFC title game. Was that not a big game?

 
Don't know about that. If the refs don't blow (still another) call, Alexander probably pounds it in from the 1 and Seattle takes the lead.

Perhaps Alexander gets to salt it away.
:goodposting: I saw THAT game too.

 
BTW, I like SA...but his game is overrated. He plays a joke schedule every year and puts up numbers. But for an elite back, he didn't make many plays today to change the outcome of the game.
:goodposting: I was having the same argument in the betting thread. He puts up stats against bad teams but does not make a difference when it matters. If he takes the money at say Arizona, is pro bowl days are done
So, why don't SJax, KBarlow, of Shipp/Arringtron put up similar numbers? Because it's a ridiculous argument. Alexander is a top flight back in the NFL, and was the best Seahawk on the field yesterday. He should have gotten the ball more early, to open up the pass a bit more. YOu can make that argument, but one also has to look at the drops from Jeremy Stevens. If he's not dropping those balls, we have a different conversation. Hasselbeck wasn't at his best. Was it his fault? I thought it was a well played game, not dominated, but controled, by the defenses. To try and pick on one guy for not showing up, is disingenuious at best. Nobody in this game played a great game. That's generally a reflection on the solid all around play on the field, not anybodys fault.
 
To this point, as a result of this game, Alexander cannot be labeled a BIG GAME guy. He's a great player that wasnt able to make a major difference in the biggest game of his life. Did absolutely nothing in the passing game, missed some blitz pickups, and couldnt make a big play when his team needed it. Not bashing him at all, but big game guy?....not at this very moment.
Ummm.....I think Seattle vs. Carolina was a pretty big game....I'll go check.
 
BTW, I like SA...but his game is overrated. He plays a joke schedule every year and puts up numbers. But for an elite back, he didn't make many plays today to change the outcome of the game.
:goodposting: I was having the same argument in the betting thread. He puts up stats against bad teams but does not make a difference when it matters. If he takes the money at say Arizona, is pro bowl days are done
So, why don't SJax, KBarlow, of Shipp/Arringtron put up similar numbers? Because it's a ridiculous argument. Alexander is a top flight back in the NFL, and was the best Seahawk on the field yesterday. He should have gotten the ball more early, to open up the pass a bit more. YOu can make that argument, but one also has to look at the drops from Jeremy Stevens. If he's not dropping those balls, we have a different conversation. Hasselbeck wasn't at his best. Was it his fault? I thought it was a well played game, not dominated, but controled, by the defenses. To try and pick on one guy for not showing up, is disingenuious at best. Nobody in this game played a great game. That's generally a reflection on the solid all around play on the field, not anybodys fault.
Finally - a voice of reason. Thank you.Why the Seahawks didn't give Alexander the ball 30 times is beyond me. Their short passing game worked to start the game, but was taken away. This was really a good old fashioned defensive game. Well-played on either side. Hawks were forced to overcome not only the Steelers D, but those terrible drops by the Hawks and that's the difference in my mind.

 
BTW, I like SA...but his game is overrated. He plays a joke schedule every year and puts up numbers. But for an elite back, he didn't make many plays today to change the outcome of the game.
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Doesn't change my thoughts there Magnum PI lover. Alexander still is soft.
 
To this point, as a result of this game, Alexander cannot be labeled a BIG GAME guy.  He's a great player that wasnt able to make a major difference in the biggest game of his life.  Did absolutely nothing in the passing game, missed some blitz pickups, and couldnt make a big play when his team needed it.  Not bashing him at all, but big game guy?....not at this very moment.
Ummm.....I think Seattle vs. Carolina was a pretty big game....I'll go check.
Absolutely correct. I ammend my prior comment...not a "BIG GAME played yesterday in Detroit" player at this moment. The Carolina game was monstrous, and I stand corrected.

 
Shaun had a nice game. No long runs. A couple of drops. But lots of 5 yarders. Without FWPs 76 yard run the Steelers run total would have been low. Nice NFL tailback.

 
I guess by this definition that Bettis is soft too.
LOL.When Seattle wins, Alex makes BIG runs and scores TDS. 28 this year in 16 games. Biggest game of the year and he was just average. YEP, just average. Sure he had 6 yds a carry...Pitt gave him that. But they didn't give him the BIG ones..
To think that a defense would just "give" any yards to an opponent is just stupid. Stop it stupid ignorant, unemployed steeler fan!
I hate the Steelers.Bronco fan here.
Mel blows another prediction. Nothing to see here :thumbdown:
 
For some reason I really don`t think many teams will go after Alexander as a UFA.

Shawn is softer than Charmin.

 
I thought Alexander did nothing to help win the game. He was 10-31 in the first half and was pulled on two 3rd and shorts, one of which Mack Strong ran for a 1st down.

In the 2nd half he had a 21 yard run and in the 4th Quarter he had 6 runs for 29 yards when the Seahawks were playing catch up. Not that you are able to selectively remove runs, but he didn't do much of anything until the Seahawks were already down by 11 points.

That to me says that he padded some stats in the second half, but he didn't really help the Seahawks get ahead in the 1st half when he should have and Pitt was pretty much going 3 and out every drive and Seattle kept getting great field position to start drives. If he had had a good game like some suggested, then he would have had a good first half and Seattle would have put up more than 3 points.

 

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