The sentiment isn't a new one for former Seahawk Shaun Alexander, as he was almost-hit again Tuesday morning by a young bicyclist.
On his way to a private meeting with Chicago Bears Assistant to the Assistant Director of Personnel Kevin Turks, Shaun avoided the devastating collision by careening softly into a nearby curb.
Alexander was able to avoid hits throughout his career with the perennial NFC West almost contender. But this one might be the wake-up call that he needed to remind teams with zero runningbacks why he would make a nice addition to an offense with an extraordinary offensive line, Hall-of-Fame offensive coordinating head coach, and a better than above-average quarterback.
"It was a close call," the one time single-season TD record holder vividly recalled, "but just like on the field, I avoided taking a hit by being smart and crafty."
Still trembling, "The tire damage caused by the curb was well worth avoiding a scratch by that kid [and his bicycle]."
When asked how he would fit on a team as historically hard-nosed as the Bears, team sources declined to comment.