“Some Of The Players Are Taking It Too Seriously”

October 27th, 2015

Kwon AlexanderIs the Bucs’ rookie middle linebacker a wise young man?

Kwon Alexander hopped on WDAE-AM 620 today and offered his two cents on how to fix the Bucs’ defense.

Loosen up and lighten up was the message.

“We need to come together and play as a team, and then we need to have fun. I think some of us, some of the players are taking it too seriously,” Alexander said. “When we have fun, and we all out there running around playing, hitting hard, then we make big plays. You know, ehen we do that, we’ll win a lot of games.”

So, to whom is Alexander referring? Joe’s money is on Lavonte David. There likely are others, too.

Here all of Kwon’s chat below, via the 620wdae.com player.

29 Responses to ““Some Of The Players Are Taking It Too Seriously””

  1. flmike Says:

    Learn how to get back into the gapping hole between you and the DBs when you’re supposed to, then tell us to have fun….

  2. bucrightoff Says:

    Kwon can hit hard but he’s been absolutely awful in coverage. Cousins abused him all afternoon throwing over the top.

  3. grafikdetail Says:

    flmike: he was telling his teammates to have fun i doubt you having fun would make a difference LOL bucrightoff: lot of analysts have mentioned the same thing about him not getting deep enough all season… that’s COACHING…Lovie needs to evaluate then overhaul the entire defensive staff… starting with DC and secondary coaches

  4. DB55 Says:

    This is the second time in two days I’ve heard this line “we’ll win a lot of games.” Lovie said it yesterday and I’m wondering wtf are they talking about? You won 4 games in 2 years.

    I can garuntee you Jameis is pissed.

  5. TAC Says:

    Some players don’t have many more years, I guess this guy will find that out as the non serious years pass him by.

    Maybe the quote is taken out of context, but as long as he remembers this when the time comes he wants to get serous about winning in the NFL.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If Kwon can’t get back in coverage….we might as well blitz him……as a matter of fact….go ahead and send Jenkins in on most plays also……

    And….with the many, many slants thrown by Cousins…..can anyone remember one tipped or batted ball……no……if we can’t get to the QB…..how about some hands in the air…

    We can call it…..”Hands up, don’t poop”

  7. unbelievable Says:

    Play loose, have fun, whatever.

    How bout you play with some goddamn fire? Some passion? Go out there ready to rip someone’s head off for f@cks sake!

    Not every guy on defense needs to be a crazy lunatic, but you need at least 1 or 2 to get them fired up. No one on this defense is a vocal leader, so as soon as something bad happens, they all slump their heads and watch the other team impose their will. This defense needs someone who fires them up. It sure as hell isn’t going to be the HC or DC.

  8. TAC Says:

    Que Sera, Sera, this is a Lovie and GMC team attitude. Sunshine and lollipops, and have fun MOFO’s.

  9. unbelievable Says:

    LOL @ tbbf, “hands up, don’t poop”

  10. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Maybe Lovie should have Brooks or even call Urlacher and have them come in to motivate and instill in the D to play with some pride and passion for the game like they did. I just don’t see it. I do see the frustration (kicking an opposing player) multiple penalties. But this is a perfect example of Lovie Smith deficiencies as a Head Coach.

  11. sho-nuff Says:

    …just another example of the stupidity that begins with their leader…this is a dumb team

  12. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Has anyone noticed if Geraldine McCoy is still helping the opposing team’s players up from the ground?

  13. sho-nuff Says:

    are you fans having fun watching this garbage?…Joe has to it’s his job…you?…if you can’t find something better to do with 4 hours of your day off then you kind of deserve the misery…dvr and FF through it like I do…much better experience….

  14. GhostofSchiano Says:

    If Wilma gholston, Geraldine McCoy and Clitoris Mcdonald just play with some Testosterone in their system they could one day equal the play of Sapp, Rice and McFarland.

  15. OneLove Says:


    “It’s as simple as that” – Lovie Smith

  16. GhostofSchiano Says:

    They way Doug Martin is playing they should have him start on the “D” line…..at least you would see some inspired play, someone playing with all out heart. I wish I was at the Bucs practice I would boo the defense long and loud.

  17. bucrightoff Says:

    sho-nuff Says:
    October 27th, 2015 at 12:39 pm
    are you fans having fun watching this garbage?…Joe has to it’s his job…you?…if you can’t find something better to do with 4 hours of your day off then you kind of deserve the misery…dvr and FF through it like I do…much better experience….

    This is what Sunday Ticket is for. Great to be able to switch to real NFL football every now and then.

  18. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    If you want the defense to play with fire…watch the first half. It was there.

    The problem is they’ve had to mix and plug holes with veterans free agents who don’t have the stamina they once had.

    This can be fixed in the next draft.

  19. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    bucrightoff Says
    “Kwon can hit hard but he’s been absolutely awful in coverage. Cousins abused him all afternoon throwing over the top.”

    Hoping experience will solve this problem. He’s a rookie, so there will be growing pains.

  20. CC Says:

    Kwan needs to look in the mirror because he sucked on Sunday.

  21. Tampa Tony Says:

    Or maybe some guys aren’t taking it seriously enough…

  22. unbelievable Says:

    @Bonzai, I hear what you’re saying, but it is unrealistic to think the defense can be fixed in 1 draft. If we are relying on rookies to fix our defense and make it better, then we are in serious trouble.

    Plus, this defensive staff has yet to prove they are actually capable of coaching anyone up. Most guys that were already here look like they have regressed, and our FA pickups have been abysmal at best (Melton and McDonald could be the 2 exceptions).

    Verner, Carter, Johnson, Johnson, Jenkins, Jennings, Conte… some of these guys have had 1 good game, most have had 0. Even if we draft 7 defensive players, you still need some experience on the field to teach those guys.

  23. MTM Says:

    Kwon I think the rest of the defense lightened up already. Have fun after you win not at half time before you finish them off.

  24. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Sorry kwon. I like you but you got it wrong. Focusing on winning comes first. The fun part comes after you are winning.

  25. passthebuc Says:

    LD’s talents are wasted in Lovie’s style D.

    Lovie keeps talking about half of the game showcasing the Buc’s ability. Lovie is not aware that the whole game counts.

  26. Johnny "America's Commenter" Dejay Says:

    And therein lies the problem, we have a rookie who doesn’t take the game seriously and is just out there to run around and have fun. It’s hard to believe that a guy coached by the fiery Hardy Nickerson would have those issues. It’s time to sit Kwon down until he earns playing time by taking his job very seriously.

  27. denjoe Says:

    Ok,, Now I see why he was available.

  28. Bucs45luv Says:

    All you Bucs suppose to be fans are full of it one man don’t can’t win a game it takes a team effort and I guess everybody forgot all the penalties that gave them great field position the entire game. Whenever the Bucs lose I get sick of one individual being blame hell if Winston throws a interception he sucks he is no good blah blah blah!!!!! The Bucs still have a lot of games to play let’s see who you talk about after the Falcons!!!!! Go Bucs true fan!!!!

  29. Matt Says:

    Blitzing our LBs works better than our coverage unit anyhow and sadly it probably makes the cbs look less confused as well. Oh btw Kwon looking like a little Bitch I chewed him out on IG week 1 and he told me it wasn’t his fault & that I didn’t know what I was talking about. I think he don’t know lol. He needs too quit crying and be a man quit playing like an immature kid . Wanna win and be happy quit crying you’re wasting you’re time being a loser.