Meet the Bucs’ new middle man: Kwon Alexander

by Gary Shelton on August 18, 2015 · 2 comments

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He is a man of stature, the middle linebacker.

He is tough, and he is nasty, and he brings order to the defense. He is mean, and he vicious, the gunslinger of the defense.

There is a romance that comes with playing in the middle. Mention the position, and it brings to mind the old meat-eaters such as Dick Butkus and Willie Lanier and Jack Lambert and Hardy Nickerson, uncommonly rugged men who played with a purpose. They are Ray Lewis and Junior Seau and Mike Curtis. Mike Singletary and Ray Nitschke and Brian Uhrlacher and Chuck Bednarik. Patrick Willis and Tommy Nobis and Bill George.

And now, there is Kwon Alexander.

Already.

The surprising thing about the ascension of Alexander into the Bucs' starting lineup is

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Nick Houllis August 18, 2015 at 10:52 am

Thats funny because on my site yesterday I said just as I promised that Danny Lansanah would not be held back from the starting lineup last season, Kwon Alexander got my same promise and that did not take long for his fate to improve. And if he IS the starter, Carter is a great insurance policy.

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Gary Shelton August 18, 2015 at 4:01 pm

I wouldn’t go as far as “great.” I’m not sure it’s accurate to call Carter great. He lost his job to a rookie after one preseason game. That’s got to reflect poorly on him. I’d go decent.

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