Muscle Sport Magazine

Cards RB James Has Lost His ‘Edge’

Threat to Bolt After Season Not Exactly Earth-Shattering

Edgerrin James hasn’t been the player the Arizona Cardinals thought they were getting when they signed the dreadlocked running back as a free agent from Indianapolis following the 2005 season. Yes, he did rush for over 1,000 yards his first two seasons in the desert, but he didn’t eclipse four yards per rush in more than 300 attempts in each.

This year, it all fell apart for the former Colt when he only had 514 yards on 133 attempts. At one point, he was third on the depth chart and fell out of favor with the franchise. He was used as the feature back (100 yards on 14 carries) in the season finale in a meaningless win over Seattle, with the cardinals having already clinched the weak NFC West crown a few weeks earlier.

After being rebuffed by the front office in November after asking to be released, James, 30, now has publicly stated that he will not return to the team in 2009 even though he has a year remaining on his contract.

Buy Steroids Online –

According to a report by ESPN, James said, “I can’t go through this again. I didn’t come here to block. I’m not an offensive lineman.”

The timing of James’ comments come at a time when the team needs to concentrate on it’s wild card playoff game Saturday afternoon versus the surprising Atlanta Falcons. Any distractions – especially from a veteran with nine playoff games in his pocket – cannot be comforting for Arizona head coach Ken Wisenhunt.

Although James may have a leg to stand on by wanting to run the ball more, he has been a thorn in the team’s side all year long. Opening his mouth days before the team’s most important game in over a decade will not bode well with any general manager around the league.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *