Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 May 2009

Shaun Alexander: "Sometimes, unfortunately, I was only compared to myself."

I was a big fan of Shaun up through his MVP year. I thought the Seahawks overpaid him in 2005 and made the only choice they could when they cut him in 2007. Now, Shaun has given an interview comparing himself to the Jones/Duckett combination of last year. Danny O'Neill, Seattle Times Seahawks Blog writer, puts numbers to Shaun's musings. Not surprisingly, Shaun comes off as delusional. Hat tip to Mike Sando's NFC West Blog on espn.com, where I first found the link.

Story link: Shaun Alexander: "Sometimes, unfortunately, I was only compared to myself." --Jay

Posted by: jayinalaska on 14 May 2009

1 reply , Last at 15 May 2009, 6:23pm by Sifter

Re: Shaun Alexander:
by Sifter :: Fri, 05/15/2009 - 6:23pm

I enjoyed the editing of Danny O'Neill's sarcasm haha. Someone doesn't like Shaun Alexander...

And fair enough comments from Shaun I think, there isn't a huge different between his raw numbers and Duckett/Jones. But let's compare DVOA for the 'Hawks runners in the last 3 years:

Jones 2008: -10.2% on 158 runs
Duckett 2008: 7.3% on 62 runs
Morris 2008: -1.1% on 132 runs

Alexander 2007: -17.3% on 207 runs
Morris 2007: 0.7% on 141 runs

Alexander 2006: -13.8% on 252 runs
Morris 2006: -11.3% on 161 runs

Hmmm not quite so comparable.

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