Kwon: “We Need To Get Some More Guys”

February 11th, 2016


The youngest member of the Buccaneers, 21-year-old emerging linebacker Kwon Alexander, has big ideas for general manager Jason Licht.

Young Kwon took to the WDAE-AM 620 airwaves yesterday with Ronnie & TKras and asserted his desires and shared what some might consider inside draft information.

Alexander was asked if the Broncos’ Super Bowl pass rush revealed the secret to success in the NFC South.

“We need to get some more guys to, you know, to get some push on the quarterback,” Kwon said of the Bucs’ offseason needs. “I think that’s what we’re going to be drafting this year, defensive ends. We had great defensive ends this year, but we need a little more help. So whoever we can get, you know, we’re going to need that pressure to get Cam [Newton] and, you know, try to get to the Super Bowl this season.”

The stats nerds might not like this, but the Bucs had 38 sacks last year, 14th-most in the NFL, yet it was clear to anyone paying attention that the pass rush was inconsistent and too often absent.

Joe’s glad Alexander is clear on the Bucs being seriously deficient in that area.

Who led the league in sacks? The Broncos, with 52.

Hear Alexander’s full interview below:

19 Responses to “Kwon: “We Need To Get Some More Guys””

  1. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Translation”get some more dawgs like myself up in here” sick of this niceguy bull$!#&. Squad gotta have a few street types. And thats the nicest way I can mention it.

  2. ChanEpic Says:

    Kwon because of the perspective he has as LB, knows that the DE push is lacking. Draft one AND get Super Mario in here and we’ll be downright scary up front.

  3. buccfan305 Says:

    Defense wins Championships !!!!!

  4. biff barker Says:

    He’s thinking like Lovie.

    The T2 puts an inordinate stress on the DL to rush, the Mike to cover the seam and the safeties to be supermen. It’s simply too personnel dependent.

    I’d argue that we draft a thumper at Mike, move Quan over and blitz him and LVD heavily.

    Oh yeah, draft your future edge rusher early…. after we find a way to get Super Mario.

  5. Bucs or Gtfo Says:

    It’s obvious that the people that harp on the Tampa 2 being the problem with the bucs D don’t know much about football as we rarely ran the “Tampa 2” last year. Also it’s a single play, not a scheme.

  6. tmaxcon Says:

    Bucs or Gtfo

    its not the tampa 2 per se however, it’s the passive nature that Lovie and some of the dungy clones run the tampa 2… Just because a team runs a similar scheme does not mean that it’s executed the same by each team. The scheme is fine it’s the over conservative play calling / execution coupled with his inability to adjust to players strengths that makes lovie’s version horrible.

  7. ChanEpic Says:

    Tmaxcon – spot on. The Seahawks play the same scheme but they have aggressive corners who can cover and tackle and DL men who get off the ball. When played that way it’s a perfectly viable and effective. The Bucs, didn’t have a consistent pass rush nor did they have good cover corners who can tackle. So of course it looked terrible.

  8. Pick6 Says:

    half of those sacks probably came in 4 or 5 games. the bucs were unbelievably inconsistent in pressuring the QB

  9. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Every team runs a cover 2. Every team is coached to execute it differently. Some might play closer and more aggressive, others play off coverage and give a big cushion. some play under coverage, other play over coverage. 1 play design can look different on each and every team. How you play depends on coaching philosophy, as well as player personnel. Lovie’s version of defense played wih big cushion over coverage. He was basically always in a prevent defense. Never had underneath or even coverage where the linebackers could make plays on balls. He had them positioned 5 yard behind the receivers. Lovie’s version of defense is effective in not giving up big plays, but it allows offenses to trot down the field with 80% passing accuracy. It wasnt an effective defense between the 20s, or on third down, or in the redzone. It flat out sucked.

  10. DB55 Says:

    I bet most of those sacks came from blitzing

  11. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    We’ll get some “dawgs” for our D. For those however who think you have to be a flaming Incognito, Burfict, or a Suh, I guess you would want us to pass on Von Miller!

    Dude is a super nice family man who just gets it done. No yelling or screaming or taunting players when they’re down…just plays great!!!

    Would we be happy with someone who play great but doesn’t spit on people or knee them in the privates in pileups. Some here seem to equate being a jerk or presenting a mean nasty face to the world as being a good football player. Not Von Miller.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    DB55 Says:
    February 11th, 2016 at 11:12 am

    “I bet most of those sacks came from blitzing.”

    You stole my line. It seemed most of our sacks came from blitzing and blitzing only.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    SPBF…I’m one of those “nasty” fans. I don’t think the whole team needs to be full of nasty players, but a few would be a nice mix.

  14. JP4 Says:

    Aggressive D can win Super Bowls when you have the right personnel in place to gamble on getting them to the QB while snuffing out the run game. Bucs had the right mix of aggressiveness and reactiveness in SB XXXVII, because the players knew when to take a shot, but Kiffin’s D was always more careful on the back end, simply because they had a fantastic pass rush up front. Lovie never seemed to find the right fit for the players he brought in, and they never seemed comfortable enough to gamble.

    Really good article from Steve White here, covering why Denver’s D had such a monster SB effort against the Panthers.
    Just google this: The Broncos won the Super Bowl because Wade Phillips took a chance on his players

  15. Bucco Brice Says:

    The secondary is a bigger priority though…1.CB, 2.DE 3.S

  16. 813bucboi Says:

    @tmaxcon & @chanepic…your right plenty of teams including the seahawks run a defense similar to what we run but both of you are missing the obvious…teams like the seahawks, broncos, panthers all are littered with 1st round picks on their defense…the bucs only have one 1st round pick…the lack of talent is why the defense was so bad…we had 6 starters on defense that were undrafted FA…the teams with the top 5 defense all have at least 4 1st round picks on their defense…increase the talent and get better results which is what dirky and licht will do and make it seem like lovie was the problem but the real issue was the lack of talent….GO BUCS!!!

  17. David Says:

    I really don’t think it’s just players anymore…I think it’s also scheme. Most of the top sack teams play 3-4 defenses or some hybrid form. Tackles are soo athletic nowadays it’s hard for a DE to beat them consistently. But these speed rushing LBs/DE are getting home.

  18. Mike Johnson Says:

    Correction There Mr David..You need more than just guys. You need straight up ballers who are willing to put it all on the line every Sunday. We need Filthy MacNasty men who hit hard and attack defenses. We need a DEFENSE. Until we get one? Expect more ups and downs with this team. You Fans can ohhh and awhh all you want to about the offense. Don’t mean Jack s..if you cannot stop anybody. DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS. Just go back and watch the Denver/Carolina game. That’s all the proof one needs.

  19. Jason McLaurin Says:

    I think we should trade for Williams and sign Jason Pierre Paul. Bring Martin back for the cheap. Let Smith and Gholston be the all world subs and draft at Safety say in the mind of Jalen Ramsey another FSU alumn.