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Old 02-12-2009, 10:31 AM   #1
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Why Alridge was cut
First of all is was going to be 26 this coming season (which is really old for a second year player). We also have a ridiculous abundance of RB's on the roster right now (still above average even with the two cuts).

The biggest use Alridge was going to give us (realistically) was on special teams.

Just so happens we have this guy here.

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He's shorter and even faster than Alridge was (his low 40 time was a 4.28 *bonus* that was Champs 40 time coming into the NFL)... not to mention Foster is almost 2 years younger than Alridge.

On top of all of this... the guy can play RB, WR... and QB! To go with his special teams capabilities.

If we're saving someone for the purpose of special teams (since we probably don't want to wear Royal out or risk him to a greater chance of injury), this seems to be the guy.

So in my mind... this guy is the biggest reason Alridge was cut, compounded with the need to trim the RB roster.
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:33 AM   #2
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did we sign this foster guy?
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Sure sounds like he already broke off 2K in our system
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Was on the Practice since late November.


Another reason for Alridge being cut is he has/had a Lisfranc injury.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:15 AM   #5
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Was on the Practice since late November.


Another reason for Alridge being cut is he has/had a Lisfranc injury.
I thought that was Torain. Did Alridge have one too?
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I thought that was Torain. Did Alridge have one too?
Torain tore his ACL when a fat Cleavland guy fell on his leg after a run. Alridge's injury is foot based, and hard to return from.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:57 AM   #8
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Plus we have the Dude from South Carolina. I was promised major yards from him in the last two games from Coke Man (or whatever that phrase he used) and he got zero yards. I guess Shanny didnt get the chance of showcasing him in 2009.
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Plus we have the Dude from South Carolina. I was promised major yards from him in the last two games from Coke Man (or whatever that phrase he used) and he got zero yards. I guess Shanny didnt get the chance of showcasing him in 2009.
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Torain tore his ACL when a fat Cleavland guy fell on his leg after a run. Alridge's injury is foot based, and hard to return from.
Torain had a lisfranc injury his senior year in college.
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Torain tore his ACL when a fat Cleavland guy fell on his leg after a run. Alridge's injury is foot based, and hard to return from.
Wrong Torain missed most his Senior year and fell in the draft because of a Lisfranc injury. The ACL was just another injury added to his list. Aldridge did not have a Lisfranc injury he tore a ligament in his left foot in the final preseason game of the year.

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Wrong Torain missed most his Senior year and fell in the draft because of a Lisfranc injury. The ACL was just another injury added to his list. Aldridge did not have a Lisfranc injury he tore a ligament in his left foot in the final preseason game of the year.
Alan Aldridge never had a torn ligament.
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Wrong Torain missed most his Senior year and fell in the draft because of a Lisfranc injury. The ACL was just another injury added to his list. Aldridge did not have a Lisfranc injury he tore a ligament in his left foot in the final preseason game of the year.
yet everyone here continues to swing on Torains nuts and think he is going to be a starting RB for us.
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Why does everyone always say Aldridge instead of Alridge.
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Why does everyone always say Aldridge instead of Alridge.
Because Allen (Alen, Alan?) Aldridge was a linebacker for us in SB XXXII.
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Why does everyone always say Aldridge instead of Alridge.
Why is there a thread about a guy who got cut after not suiting up all last year?

I am glad the dude is gone, make way for someone who can contribute.

Anyone remember the dude we traded Marcus Nash for who we ended up cutting before PS ended? He was a RB from Miami who was supposed to be the fastest guy on the team not to make the team.

That is what the hype from this dude reminded me of.
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Because Allen (Alen, Alan?) Aldridge was a linebacker for us in SB XXXII.
The best is I always search using the right spelling. But never type it right, EVER.
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Why is there a thread about a guy who got cut after not suiting up all last year?

I am glad the dude is gone, make way for someone who can contribute.

Anyone remember the dude we traded Marcus Nash for who we ended up cutting before PS ended? He was a RB from Miami who was supposed to be the fastest guy on the team not to make the team.

That is what the hype from this dude reminded me of.
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Why is there a thread about a guy who got cut after not suiting up all last year?
Because Anthony Alridge is a universal symbol of hope and love.
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Because Anthony Alridge is a universal symbol of hope and love.
I was admittedly all aboard the Alridge bandwagon. That dude was making people look silly during camp and the preseason. Then again, it was our defense. Although I had heard he was killing the Cowboys in practice and I recall some nice runs against Houston and Arizona.

Who knows, they may not have seen something they liked at his end-of-season physical or maybe they really like Hillis or Torain or Selvin or Boyd for all I know. I will say I would've liked him to get a camp look, but I'll put my trust into McDaniels and Goodman.
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I was admittedly all aboard the Alridge bandwagon. That dude was making people look silly during camp and the preseason. Then again, it was our defense. Although I had heard he was killing the Cowboys in practice and I recall some nice runs against Houston and Arizona.

Who knows, they may not have seen something they liked at his end-of-season physical or maybe they really like Hillis or Torain or Selvin or Boyd for all I know. I will say I would've liked him to get a camp look, but I'll put my trust into McDaniels and Goodman.
I am guessing MickyD will bring in a couple new names that people will fall in love with even if they don't ever make the field in a real game.
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I am guessing MickyD will bring in a couple new names that people will fall in love with even if they don't ever make the field in a real game.
I don't want no scrubs. A scrub is a guy that can't get no love from me.
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