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Alexander, Plackemeier Staying Medium

From Jason La Canfora:

RB Shaun Alexander, who spent his entire career career in Seattle before signing with the Redskins, said the return trip there will be special for him, but he's not getting too amped up about it.

He said he's excited about seeing friends and visiting his church, but the former MVP has no grudge against the Seahawks and will be trying to make the most of his limited workload.

"I'm not trying to get myself into a tangent of getting crazy about the game when you get five carries," Alexander said.

Punter Ryan Plackemeier, who was drafted by Seattle and released by them this season, says he has no special motivation for this game, either.

"I don't ever feel like I have anything to prove to anyone," Plackemeier said. "I perform solely for Jesus Christ."

By Cindy Boren  |  November 19, 2008; 12:42 PM ET
 
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Alexander is so finished - he is the softest 230 lb back in the league - reincarnation of Franco Harris and his Seahawks days. If CP and Betts are down, gotta give Rock a shot - at least he will hit the hole hard.

Posted by: Henchlow | November 19, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Punting for Jesus - well, that's a relatively new concept, but I can go with it.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

So Shaun Alexander isn't getting amped up for the game, eh?

Surprise, surprise...

Posted by: p1funk | November 19, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Tip toe through the tulips with me...

Posted by: A_Chris | November 19, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

According to Tanner Cooley and NFL.com Chris Cooley leads (tied) TE's in catches
http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?tabSeq=1&statisticPositionCategory=TIGHT_END&season=2008&seasonType=REG

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Too bad Jesus dropped you from his fantasy team, Plack. How do you feel about that one?

Alexnader should have a huge day - he may break the 10 yard barrier.

Posted by: Rypien11 | November 19, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Maybe he should punt for uh....... his team!

Posted by: redryan400 | November 19, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Who is he tied with ? I can't go on that website.

Posted by: dspinx | November 19, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

I can post when i'm at work again! Hip Hip Hooray! OH!

Posted by: redryan400 | November 19, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Look Will, miss my takle by 3 feet, Harris may do okay in SF, but it was freaking SF...

which finished 7-9 compared to our 6-10. And while he might have been the hottie among uglies, it's not like we had Megan Fox (now appearing on the front page of washpost.com!) on our defense.
Unless you count Lemar Marshall. He was hot!

As in "burned a lot"....

Posted by: daggar | November 19, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

How about punting for the Washington Redskins and praying to whomever you please?

Posted by: Joe_in_Raleigh | November 19, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

wow this post is bizarre...

anyways...yes, octavian is regarded by some experts (none of them are employed by balmer or is named charlie casserly) as one of the great caesars of rome. but pardon my ignorance what was the caesar's name that octavian succeeded?

e, i'm disappointed. i though you were lisa ling typa dude...i like what happens to lucy liu in kill bill...

Posted by: dealer1 | November 19, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Who is he tied with ? I can't go on that website.
Posted by: dspinx | November 19, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

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TonyG I think.
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it's not like we had Megan Fox (now appearing on the front page of washpost.com!) on our defense.
Unless you count Lemar Marshall. He was hot!

As in "burned a lot"....

Posted by: daggar | November 19, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse
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sorry I thought I read that we had 4 pro-bowl caliber CB's on the roster now, considering where our secondary is today I think we did the right thing.
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Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if he performs to the regular Jesus, or the tiny baby infant Jesus like Ricky Bobby!

Posted by: redryan400 | November 19, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Please... The plastic Jesus on his dashboard.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Punting for...

a) Flying Spaghetti Monster
b) Satan
c) The Football Gods

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Would you punt for different dieties if you wanted different things, for instance, Jesus for hang time, Mohammed for coffin corner kicks, Buddha for distance?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Jim Zorn = Jesus?

Posted by: TheTruth11 | November 19, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

anyways...yes, octavian is regarded by some experts (none of them are employed by balmer or is named charlie casserly) as one of the great caesars of rome. but pardon my ignorance what was the caesar's name that octavian succeeded?

e, i'm disappointed. i though you were lisa ling typa dude...i like what happens to lucy liu in kill bill...

Posted by: dealer1 | November 19, 2008 1:04 PM |

That would have been the original Caeser Julius.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 19, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

"I perform solely for Jesus Christ."

Then I pray that the Lord will come down from heaven above............
And stand just in side the 5 yard line.

Posted by: Predator48 | November 19, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Nothing new on Kelly: Jasno still expects him to play Sunday.
On another matter, the forecast for Seattle is for a nice sunny day...no rain.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | November 19, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

I think Splackemier is punting for the former #29 of the Redskins. His name has been retired, now we just say his number.

Posted by: dspinx | November 19, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Actually his name was Guyus Julius Cease I think. he created the Rayus Guyus award for punting in college.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

6.8 lbs beautiful baby Jesus Christ

Posted by: P00P | November 19, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

flounder, thanks!!! and thanks for not saying "gatewood"...dang i can't believe i forgot THE julius caesar...doh!!!!

until marcus got hurt i really thought skins were pretty deep at caesars.

Posted by: dealer1 | November 19, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Punting for Jesus...


Now Jesus...HE was a guy that could drop it inside the 20 when needed.

Posted by: cej75024 | November 19, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Just wanted to say that I blog solely for Christ.

Posted by: Gweez | November 19, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

alex is right. his name was guyaus (sp)...

Posted by: dealer1 | November 19, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Does he play for a Baby Jesus or an Older Jesus with the beard.

I play for a Jessus with a thick beard and an mini-Afro.

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 19, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

"Punting for Jesus" is the working title of an NFL expose project that Michael Moore currently has in development.

Other titles under consideration include "On-Side kicking for Mithras", "Throwing slants for Anubis", and "Running end-arounds for Huitzilopochtli (pronounced Walt Harris)".

Posted by: Redcoat | November 19, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

That is great to hear about my man Kelly. Thanks Cyn

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 19, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

The only changes I see being made would be exchanging the old, slow o-lineman for smaller more athletic lineman (like Denver employs). But the skill position players should be fine.

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 19, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse
Well, here is one of the few serious comments on the blog today. Could we operate successfully in the NFC Beast?

I think that may work against the Gints and Iggles, but not against the Girls. Ratliff was a beast Sunday against Rabach.

What does everyone think?

Posted by: frediefritz | November 19, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

EVERYONE GO TO ESPN.COM RIGHT NOW -> ST

Posted by: Rypien11 | November 19, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

I too, blog soley for Jesus Christ

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | November 19, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Akexander's trip to Seattle is gonna be a one way thing. Betts and Portis are both getting healthier and Alexander brings nothing.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

I can't go on ESPN what is it ?

Posted by: dspinx | November 19, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Now Jesus...HE was a guy that could drop it inside the 20 when needed.

Posted by: cej75024 | November 19, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

This reminds me of an old piece of landmark London graffiti. There was a billboard outside of a church in SE London with the words "Jesus Saves" on it about 10 feet high. But underneath some wag had painted on the phrase "... but Malcolm McDonald* knocks in the rebound".

*1970s English football (soccer) forward

Posted by: Redcoat | November 19, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 19, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Wow - interesting take...

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Dealer,

Octavian was Julius Caesers nephew, Marc Antony and Octavian shared leadership after Julius was murdered on the senate floor. Antony took over Egypt while Octavian ruled over Rome, Octavian gave his sister Octavia to Antony in marriage. When he Octavia went to visit Antony in Egypt Antony would not see her he was with Cleopatra. This is how Octavian got the people of Rome on his side so he could attack Antony. With the help of General Agrippa Octavian won and became the first true Emperor of Rome.

That basically sums it up there was a bunch of other Sh!t that happened in between but you get the point.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 19, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Flounder - can that be used on a Roman History essay test w/o attribution?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Flounder you forgot all the nude scenes in the series Rome. And the stuff with the centurions.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Flounder - can that be used on a Roman History essay test w/o attribution?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2008 1:25 PM |

I got all that knowledge from watching Rome on HBO.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 19, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Jim Rome?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Alex,

I did not want to get to crazy on the blog but Rome had some great scenes.

True Blood is another show that is really good on HBO do you watch it?

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 19, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

I like this headline:

"Prince George's Is Named Auxiliary Bishop "

The whole freakin' county?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

e, i'm disappointed. i though you were lisa ling typa dude...i like what happens to lucy liu in kill bill...

Posted by: dealer1 | November 19, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Lisa Ling looks like Lucy Liu in a funhouse mirror.

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 19, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

John - You like my comeback in the division, don't you?

4/5 game winning streak.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 19, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Flounder,
No HBO right now, I may when I upgrade my comcast as I hear good things about Trueblood. But I always like the historical mini-series stuff they do. Rome and John Adams are 2 of the best things ever put on TV and I readily grab stuff like that off netflix.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

4th - it is getting scary - but that's just the way I like it - Close to the finish - However, having TO and Ocho Cinco has NOT turned out the way it was supposed to.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Alex,

If you are in a place that you can get Verizon Vios get it, way better then comcast or Direct TV.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 19, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

seriously flounder how could you forget cleopatra's son? who was mistaken for julius' son? but he was really the centurian's sun aka the punisher. you sir have just flunked rome!

Posted by: dealer1 | November 19, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Does Plackemier realize he's punting for Dan "the Devil" Snyder?

Posted by: Papalama | November 19, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

flounder, does vios have onDemand comparable to comcast?

Posted by: dealer1 | November 19, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

FiOS?

Yes it does. And it has more channels....

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 19, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Cindy Boren | November 19, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm, I read "Centurions son, also known as The Plumber"

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

flounder, does vios have onDemand comparable to comcast?

Posted by: dealer1 | November 19, 2008 1:42 PM |

It has very good on demand I have not had Comcast in a long time so not sure how good there on demand is.

The Internet is way faster then Comcast and they are adding more HD channels all the time.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 19, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I'm not a fan of FIOS. I don't like signing a contract and have had nothing but disapointment in any dealings I've had with Verizon.

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 19, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Long live the Reaper

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 19, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

While out sailing on the ocean
While out sailing on the sea
I bumped into the Savior
And He said pardon me
I said "Jesus you look tired"
He said "Jesus so do you,
Sit down son
'Cause I got some fat to chew"

- John Prine

Posted by: oaxacavine | November 19, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

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