“You Kind Of See How Much We Miss Him Right Now”

December 22nd, 2015
Buccaneers Alexander Football

Lovie Smith weighs in

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defense has looked sorry and sad without suspended rookie middle linebacker Kwon Alexander for the past two games.

None other than Lovie Smith offered up his own take on Alexander last night in a somber tone. It almost felt like Lovie was giving a backhanded slap to the guys trying to cover for his prized 21-year-old defensive playcaller, but it was more Kwon love than anything else.

Lovie was asked on his Buccaneers Radio Network show about filling defensive holes in the draft next year and about how excited he is by the only defensive player he’s ever drafted for Tampa Bay.

“Talking about that one player that we have drafted, we really hit on him. He’s a heck of a football player,” Lovie said of Alexander. “You kind of see how much we miss him right now. Again, he’s everything we wanted him to be. He’ll hit you. Plays with energy. Good football player. Productive. Good tackler. We saw him grow so much during the course of the year.”

Joe can’t say Alexander’s was the reason the Bucs dropped a deuce against the Saints before a packed home crowd and playoffs on the line. Bruce Carter played pretty well that day.

But Alexander is a playmaker, and among the new breed of young Bucs, the guys unstained by endless losing.

17 Responses to ““You Kind Of See How Much We Miss Him Right Now””

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    Kwon may be the most physically gifted athlete on P.E.Ds to every play Middle Linebacker for the Bucs!!!!

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

    Shawne Merriman was a beast for the Chargers while he was on PEDs too. Let’s see how well Kwon plays next season when he’s a mere mortal.

  3. Pick6 Says:

    thanks, trolls…whatever the story was behind his failed test, the facts are that it occurred in preseason. unless he is a supreme idiot, whatever we saw out of the kid throughout the season was without the benefit of anything illegal in his body.

    i hope Kwon watching this defense keel over without his presence has showed him how much this franchise is counting on him. it should teach all the young players how badly you hurt the team by making selfish or poor choices. then again, by the look of the personal foul and penalty count, that obviously hasn’t gotten through to some guys

  4. CL Bucs Says:

    Listening to Lovie Smith on the Buccaneers Radio should come with the following message:

    “WARNING: Do not listen while operating heavy machinery or driving a motor vehicle.”

    I’m all for having Lovie back next season to see what he can do for the defense but MAN is this guy the definition of dull and boring or what?

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’m really happy and excited with Kwon’s first season. He is only going to get better. He is Kwontastic.

  6. LargoBuc Says:

    Yea, Lovie’s press conferences epitomize boring.

  7. LargoBuc Says:

    But Kwon improved every week. He brought fire and passion to not just our defense, but the entire team. Im skeptical about the whole energy drink excuse, but since his failed test was in August, I beleive he will be back to form next year. However, the timing of his suspension is puzzling. He failed the test in preseason, yet we didnt hear anything until November, coincidentally when we got hot.

  8. Lovie's Basement Says:

    @Johnny “America’s Idiot”….you mean when he hasn’t drank any Monster Energy drinks? Right, that’ll bring Genghis Kwon back to earth, dumba$$

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    @largo…i agree…its funny how the nfl waited until the bucs were in the playoff hunt to suspend kwon…without him the defense lacked energy, passion and urgency…looks like we now know who the leader on defense is…GO BUCS!!!

  10. Couch Fan Says:

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defense has looked sorry and sad without suspended rookie middle linebacker Kwon Alexander for the past two games.

    You must of not been paying attention cuz they looked sorry and sad with him to!!

  11. grafikdetail Says:

    the Bucs are in the top 10 in offense & defense (yardage)… not bad… but near the bottom when it comes to points… gotta get better at putting points on the board & keeping opponents off of it… a good foundation is in place to build on

  12. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    The Bucs Realist – America’s Greatest Troll!”

    (Good grief, guy, don’t you ever give up?)

  13. dabucs Says:

    The first tavon Austin touchdown illustrated how much we miss him.. orie lemon literally being lost that play

  14. unbelievable Says:

    @813buc and @Largo,

    It’s because the NFL hates the Bucs. Always have. “Simple as that”.


    I’ve always hated that the OFF & DEF rankings quoted are based on yardage, not points. It’s a skewed stat that only sometimes matches up to a team’s record, as evidenced by our own. Our redzone offense was really bad all year, and some of the play calls were extremely questionable which falls on Koetter.

    Obviously the defense sucks, although we did play tight in the red zone at times. We seem to be the worst in long yardage (9+) situations, which is just mind-blowing given the circumstances and scheme.

    If we still have no pass rush next year then I just give up on Lovie.

  15. Jack Says:

    Now, we need to find a Kwon at DB and DE,,,,,,

  16. Dave Says:

    Get a couple DEs and DBs worth a damn and this is a top 10 defense.
    Get another year under their belt and another WR and it CSN be a top 5 offense.
    They are coming on strong.

    So to many of you out there- stop being so damn negative and trollish and enjoy the ride if you are a real fan. They are on pace to have the Bucs completely turned around and be a 10+ win team for years. Done by rebuilding in 3 years and it was done right and is sustainable.

  17. HIRE JIMBO Says:

    U guys who say kwon is only good cuz of P.E.D.s need to look again. He got caught in rookie camp. So he has been a beast all year WHILE HE WAS CLEAN. STFU. retards