NFL Network Snub Outrages Kwon

March 27th, 2016
Rightly irked at NFL Network.

Rightly irked at NFL Network.

Kwon Alexander sure likes to find reasons to become incensed.

Joe follows him on social media and every once in a while, Kwon springs to life writing something like, “Keep doubting and you will pay!”

First off, who the hell is doubting Alexander? After a rookie season like he had, it’s just the opposite. But if Kwon must chase ghosts to motivate himself, then, whatever. OK.

Well, last week, NFL Network, specifically good guy Charles Davis, gave Kwon all sorts of real ammunition.

In a “Path to the Draft” segment about the Bucs upcoming picks, NFL Network displayed a Bucs depth chart (see below). In a shocking display of zero research, Kwon wasn’t listed. It was as if he were traded or cut.

Even worse, Davis lives in Orlando and occasionally pops in at One Buc Palace for Bucs features. This was a massive brain fart, he never noticed Kwon’s omission.

kwon insulted

Kwon, who seems to look under rocks for even the slightest of slights, went nuts on Twitter when this was brought to his attention.

Davis, class act that he is, realized his mistake, noticed Kwon was peeved and issued a heartfelt apology. Kwon took the high road and accepted.

Showtime17Kwon: @CFD22 everybody make mistakes bro. No hard feeling !

Joe has never been in the NFL Network’s studios just west of Los Angeles (Culver City), but Joe is confident Davis was not responsible for printing the name tags for the display. That likely was a production assistant.

Still, it shows you how far off the radar the Bucs are when a guy who lives in Central Florida and was at One Buc Palace a few times in 2015 — and calls NFL games for FOX Sports — totally forgets about a starting middle linebacker who may have been the Defensive Rookie of the Year had he not slammed down the wrong energy drink.

41 Responses to “NFL Network Snub Outrages Kwon”

  1. Dave Says:

    I understand everyone makes mistakes but therefore mo excuse for that. None.
    It’s the NFL NETWORK. Assistants, producers, on air talent, etc…. Some one should have stepped up.

  2. old buc fan Says:

    I saw that segment and wondered myself about the omission. Everyone I know can’t wait for Kwon to get back.

  3. Harry Says:

    Considering everything, that is a big “brain fart”. But I really like Davis. He is a class act and I have followed him for years. He usually is more knowledgeable than most others, but obviously not here, lol.

  4. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    LOL!!! @ “In a shocking display of zero research”

  5. Joseph Mamma Says:

    The shocking display would be if they actually did thorough research.

  6. Kevin Says:

    Koetter is going to do such a good job as head coach, our players are going to start getting some recognition. This season cant come soon enough

  7. bucs4life86 Says:

    Everyone will know his name soon enough if they don’t already. He is one of the rising stars in the NFL and the steal of the draft last year. If not for that energy drink I think he would of been the DROY. But u learn from your mistakes and I’m sure he won’t let his team down again like that.

    We’ve got one he’ll of a LB trio in LVD, Kwon, and the veteran leader Daryll Smith wich will be a great teacher and mentor to Kwon this season.

    Very Excited to see how good this defense can become. We have a lot more veteran leadership now with the additions of Grimes and Smith. So there is potential for this defense to become great now that we have REAL coaches on our staff.

  8. buccfan305 Says:

    And these are some of the same ppl who try and convince the world that Lovie shouldn’t have been fired. Proof that they don’t pay close attention to the Bucs like all of us great fans do here at and being glued to TV screens across the country each and ever Sunday. ( F#@k off season sucks) I hope Kwon does use this to keep him focused this year. We need that angry edge from all of our players. Screw the media (at least the ones who don’t pay attention to the bucs) we are on the verge of something speacial in Tampa Bay.


  9. Destro44 Says:

    Just a question. I love Kwon but he was a great fit at MLB in Lovie’s Tampa 2, but will he be the ideal guy for Mike Smith’s multiple D. Would it be out of the question to move Kwon to SLB with the Vet Smith at MLB calling the D? And what is the likelihood we see Kwon and LVD asked to provide the outside pass rush in some 3-4ish looks?

  10. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Charles Davis is a very sharp dude – just a simple mistake. One of the most positive down to earth brothas- you’ll ever meet.

    Side Bar: Did you know Charles Davis & Jon Gruden – were roommates at Tennessee?

  11. Destinjohnny Says:

    I love the snub!!
    Motivate motivate motivate

  12. CrustyCrab Says:

    Its a mistake the Joe’s have not been proof reading some of their articles before they press send the last couple of days but I don’t get incensed just a mistake..

  13. BucTrooper Says:

    No one cares about us in Tampa. No one. We’re an afterthought. You never see a Bucs flag in a commercial for NFL Shop. You never see a Bucs fan in a commercial for “Game Day.” It never happens. I about fell out of my chair when I saw the Super Bowl commercial for “Super Bowl Babies” and it featured Tampa Bay.

    I remember a few years ago, NFL Shop sold these warm-up jacket/sweat pants combos. They made them for like 26 teams, but 6 other teams didn’t get the pants for some reason – Tampa Bay was one of them. We are irrelevant down here when it comes to the NFL as a whole.

    And THAT’S the main reason why I have such an issue with bandwagon fans. If you didn’t toil with us in obscurity, you have no business enjoying the limelight (assuming it ever comes….)

  14. Espo Says:

    I couldn’t help but notice Sterling Moore was still listed. Is he sticking around?

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

    Destro I’m wondering the exact same thing. As for Ghingis Kwon he seems like a man of very few words but when does speak my “G” means what he says. I love the passion,in that regard he reminds me of a young Ray Lewis.

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

    BucTrooper trust and believe that limelight coming.

  17. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I know Kwon is claiming it was an energy drink. But no regular energy drink is banned by the NFL. The NFL has tight restrictions, but stuff in everyday grocery stores and gas stations are not banned.

    I love Alexander, but I hope that he learns from his mistakes.

  18. Cobraboy Says:

    Lansanah is on the chart as #1 Sam…LOL…

  19. Stanglassman Says:

    It’s not so much that it was an honest mistake it’s the fact that they don’t give a sh!t about the Bucs. D. Smith at MLB?

    We’ve gone over and over the energy drink, what was in it and where it was (GNC) bought. Please not again.

  20. Maze Says:

    The site call PFF definitely doubts Alexander Joe

  21. Jbeachbuc Says:

    I gave up caring about the national media years ago. Stuff like this is the reason.

  22. Supersam Says:

    I love Alexander’s fire, we need more players on this team like him.

  23. Buccfan37 Says:

    The play on the field will determine the level of respect around the NFL. The fans sense what progress is being made here in Tampa. That’s all that matters.

  24. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Love your post BucTrooper..and so true..I get this catalog in the mail every year..I always buy some Bucs stuff, but the past few years it’s one of the few teams with nothing available..

    As far as the Kwom omission..someone had tweeted him about it and Kwon just busted out..I just think it might be a blessing in disguise..

    I know McCown wishes he can forget Kwon.:)

  25. finishers Says:

    any new news on a Glennon trade?

  26. Tony Says:


    Maybe they forgot his name because he was suspended the final 4 games of the season and they went off the final depth chart at the end of the season. If Kwon wants people to remember his name, maybe he should try not getting suspended again and actually play all 16 games.

    Just a thought.

  27. Mike Johnson Says:

    Usually Charles Davis NFL Network analysis are on point. He made a mistake and apologized. He and Jerimiah do a good job. Better than that 4/5 pm crew they got. Alexander was one of our 2 or 3 bright spots on D last yr. Hope the draft improves them even more.

  28. Bucamania Says:

    Man I love his fire! He is the heart of that defense now. McCoy and LVD are ‘lead by example’ guys but Kwon will get in your face.

  29. Greig Says:

    Moore, Melton, Lansanah are still listed and Kwon isn’t. It’s more than a mistake, that’s called a complete lack of respect for a franchise (that part owns the network), if you are doing a breakdown of the roster it doesn’t take 2 minutes to check and they couldn’t even be bothered with that.

  30. Buc1987 Says:

    The Wrath of Kwon!

    Someone had to say it.

  31. Cobraboy Says:

    Buc1987 Says:

    The Wrath of Kwon!


  32. cmurda Says:

    Kwon knows all about making a mistake. I certainly have zero hard feelings toward Kwon. I personally don’t care if he were chopping lines or happen to be blindsided by an energy drink. Either way, anyone and everyone is entitled to a mistake. Your mistake doesn’t define you; how you learn from it and act after it does define you. I have all the confidence in the world in Kwon and cannot wait to watch him get after it this year.

  33. PRBucFan Says:

    Many people have doubted Kwon

  34. John Says:

    Reporters getting lazy and doing no research is the problem

  35. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Kwon and LVD are going to be so fun to watch next year. I see a lot of blitzing in their future and if successful it could help the D-line get going too.

  36. firethecannons Says:

    I like Kwon’s spirit, he plays like that too, Remember when he ran after julio (falcons) and caught up with him then pulled the ball out of his hands then ran away with it–loved that play!

  37. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I am 100% fine with the omission. It seems to drive Kwon, and the entire defense feeds off of him.

  38. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    When was this chart made? D. Lansanah was not offered an RFA contract and is gone. Besides, Kwon, D. Eubanks is not listed.

    On the defensive line, K. Brown and H. Jones are not listed. Although an ERFA, T/J. Fatinikum was never offered a contract. English, Bowers, Melton, and McDaniel were let go as well.

    For defensive backs, S. Moore is gone and K. McFadden is not shown.

    And this guy is a Bucs beat writer?

  39. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    This is more than a lack of research – it is shoddy work all around, probably done quickly to meet some deadline. Pathetic.

  40. Thomas Bowery Says:

    When you are a team like the Bucs that have not had any amount of success for a few years no one gives you the respect that you deserve. I noticed on Path To The Draft that they usually spend a pretty good amount of time breaking down a teams needs and their guess as to what the team will do in the draft. I may be sensitive when it comes to the Bucs but it seemed like that Davis was trying to rush through the segment about the Bucs War Room. He definitely spent less time on the Bucs than he did with other teams before them. They will again command the respect they deserve when they start winning on a consistent basis and then they can tell Mr. Davis and all of the other anti Bucs bashers to stuff it. “YOU LIKE THAT”

  41. Deez nuts Says:

    Love Alexander The Great. We need more passionate guys like that in the team.