Alex Erickson

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  1. McCaffrey Dude

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    I really can't post this in the 2016 thread but every publication I can find has speedy yet not very durable, John Ross already penciled in as the new Bengal kick returner.
    Erickson is listed as second string as is he also second behind Pacman Jones as a punt returner. He could be first when Jones goes back to jail for whatever reason this time. :)
    But on every depth chart I can find, Erickson is not listed in any of the top 6 and looks to be fighting white wr , Jake Kumerow for a roster spot.
    I thought Alex E. led the NFL in kick return yardage last year. If he loses his job to Ross what are his ealistic chances of making the team other than as a STD?
     
  2. McCaffrey Dude

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    According to a recent article, rookie Brandon Wilson ( ? ) from Houston also could be in the mix as the Bengal's new kick returner.
    It states Erickson could lose his job to Wilson because he brings " athleticism " to the position. ARRRRRG.
    Like averaging 28.7 yards a touch and second in the NFL for that is real " unathletic". The caste beat goes on.
     
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    Erickson is one of the WORRY spots this season. I feel for this Wisconsin stand out. He was never drafted and just when you thought he wrapped up the return duties after a stellar debut the Bengals drafted right over him. I do not like the Head Coach at Cincinnati and I know many others here feel the same way. He lets thugs ( Burfict and Jones) run the show there. A breakdown of Erickson. He placed in the top 10 in punt returns and was third in kickoff returns in the AFC. He had a sure TD on what of the run backs but just barely got tripped up which was a dammit moment. But a closer look at the kickoffs reveals he was the BEST kickoff returner in the AFC and second best in the entire NFL. The guys who had a better return average fielded over ten returns less than Alex so if you crunch the numbers he was the premier AFC kick returner and in fact totaled more kickoff return yards than anyone in the entire NFL.
    Will the Bengals move him along like say the Vikings with Adam Thielen, a player he resembles in some ways? Or will they chuck him aside and let him die off in a ditch?
    He was not given much of a chance to prove himself as a receiver but since he succeeded so well at the return game shouldn't the staff give him a good look at WR?
    These are all big questions for this year and like I said Marvin Lewis, if history is any guideline, will likely not give Alex a chance he so richly deserves. Hope I am wrong. Time will tell.
     
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    Marvin X screw over a white skill player? Gasp, typical. This asshole needs to get canned. If he racially purges a top 10 returner for a bruva with upside.. Well on par for anti white NFL. Both Kumerow and Erickson are talented enough to contribute to the Bengals offense. They just need a chance. Something to keep an eye on.
     
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  5. Don Wassall

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    Marvin X likes to collect Whites at taboo positions then very slowly screw them over. Burkhead is another example, safety Clayton Fejedelem is another; he's getting rave reviews but will most likely remain in the Burkhead WSTD role before eventually being cut. Unfortunately I expect Kumerow to disappear down the Caste memory hole this season and there's a good chance the same will happen to Erickson.
     
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    Keeping hope that both those guy's can stay afloat a little while longer. If they get purged may they end up with Shanahan In San Fran or one of the other milder caste coaches in the league. I know it's slim pickings.. In the meantime I'll be hoping for the afflete WRs on the team to self implode.
     
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    As another poster here predicted (can't remember who just now), I'll bet John Ross is either injury prone or just a bust. He reminds me of so many one-trick black ponies -- great straight line speed but nothing else, and in Ross's case he's also on the small side and already has a significant injury history. The media and DWFs are mesmerized by straight line speed over short distances, while it is but one factor among many physical and mental attributes in determining athleticism and whether a football player can succeed in the pros.
     
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    With a name like "Marvin X" he should have been crossed off the list and arrested long ago...;)
     
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    Erickson was amazing last year as a return man. We can only hope Erickson survives the caste purging again this year. I have to agree with Don that Ross is a one trick pony - I still remember all the asinine comments and hype after he ran his 40. He's going to be brittle and redirected easily due to his slight stature.

    So many teams with piss poor black returners could use Erickson if he is cut. It will be interesting to see what happens with him.
     
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    Raiduhs owner Al Davis was the epitome of that mentality. In 2005, he drafted cornerback, supa afflete, and later, bust, Fabian Washington because of his 4.29 40-yard dash time. With the next pick, the Green Bay Packers selected Aaron Rodgers.
     
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    Davis took straight-line speed burner Darrius Heyward-Bey 7th overall in 2009. In eight seasons he's managed just 199 receptions and currently languishes on the Crawfords as their fifth receiver.

    Once Davis went Caste senile and only wanted "speed," the Raiders were awful for well over a decade before last season's surge under the peerless plantation manager Black Jack Del Rio.
     

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