“We Wasn’t Even In The Right Spot”

September 20th, 2016

kwon alexander 1001After having time to review the game film from Sunday’s beating in the desert birdcage, Kwon Alexander was left frustrated.

On his Buccaneers Radio Network show last night, Kwon was asked what the Arizona offense was doing so well.

The Bucs’ middle linebacker praised the Cardinals but he had harsh words for Tampa Bay’s readiness.

“They was just doing what they always do, throwing the ball, getting the ball downfield,” Kwon said. “It was just us. We wasn’t even in the right spot. You know, we was messing up some on defense. I take responsibility for that. We got to be better on that part.”

Kwon liked his teammates’ effort and said they must return to the basics and listen to their defensive coordinator.

“We just got to really get down back to the system,” Alexander said. “You know, just follow what Coach Smitty got planned for us and we’re going to be fine.”

34 Responses to ““We Wasn’t Even In The Right Spot””

  1. DanTheBucsFan(Atlanta) Says:

    So…they did run the plays that Smith sent in to run?

  2. dusthty rhothdes Says:

    Kinda selfish BS if people on defense out doing their own thing and if thats the case similar to the quote last year w LVD saying the major wrght penalty destroyed their spirit, remember guys you were 6-10 and kwon you got suspended because you have already shown to be selfish keep doing your own thing and this will not be the last embarassing loss on the season and cam newton definitely isnt slowing down

  3. DanTheBucsFan(Atlanta) Says:

    …or did they ignore what their coach was telling them to do and doing what they wanted?

  4. Old Time Buc Says:

    wow dr you are quick to judgement. He knows what was wrong,and they are going to work at correcting it.

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    Consistency matters. Ditch the Jekyll and Hyde approach. Like someone said yesterday, this Rams game will reveal the Bucs as contenders or pretenders.

  6. Buc1 Says:

    Per the NFL transaction wire, the Bucs have waived linebacker Josh Keyes. That means there’s a good chance rookie Devante Bond, who’s been battling a hamstring injury, is ready to go. I’d expect them to re-sign Keyes to the practice squad.

  7. Eric Says:

    Damn that Lovie.

  8. dusthty rhothdes Says:

    old time buc they got smoked on sunday not losing by 3 points the worst beatdown in the NFL its time we as fans expect playoff caliber play and sunday was lovie smith 2-14 have no clue defensive play

  9. DB55 Says:

    I thought the def held strong in the first half. It’s all good you cut down on the turnovers and the def performs much better. Still need big plays on def though like some turnovers.

  10. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    It’s the freaking NFL. Every week is a battle…some weeks more challenging than others.

    My interpretation of Kwon’s comments…they simply lost focus. As JBF has reported several players have mentioned that focus was also missing in practice.

    Many of these guys are kids! Many have little experience dealing with this.

    Yeah I know what have you done for me lately?

    I do not care if the Bucs crush LA on Sunday…I do not want to see some of the most negative posters come back with tons of praise.

    It’s a long season. We’re going to get sea sick if every week is the entire season! One week at a time please. Last week is over bring on the Rams.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Is it just Pablo with his language barrier or is anyone else confused what Kwon just said? Pablo thinks he said they just have to do what coach tells them an all will be bueno……duhhh!!!! Says Pablo”

  12. ElioT Says:

    Oh how the public school system failed young Kwon and Lavonte.

  13. Chris Says:

    There goes St Pete telling fans what they can or can not do. Fans can’t be pissed one week with the teams obvious not ready to play approach? I’m pissed, I sure as hell hope they’re pissed. So the people who speak to the reality of the teams play can’t be happy for a win? St Pete: Comissioner of the JoeBuc fan police.

  14. The Real Malloy Says:

    Eliot, agreed! It also failed Dusty Rhodes. Dude hasn’t used a period in his both of his nonsense rants.

    Just try a little harder Dusty. Its not your fault that you’re stupid, but at least show a little effort.

  15. O'Connor Says:

    Just a brutal loss. Not much that can be said than on to next week.

  16. 911bucs Says:

    Sounds like freelancing, coaches better get control of that like yesterday.

  17. Kevin Says:

    NO!!!!! NO NO NO!!!


    He wont say it, but the whole team knows it, and you.have to throw receivers off theyre routes. Its the single thing hurting this team most every…single….frieken season.

    This is a passing league, more so.now than ever. Thats why that system makes backup qbs look like hall of famers for a day. Please for the love of god and all of us die hard fans hit the damn receiver DISRUPT!!!!!

    I’m not sure how much more of this crap I van take. I know the offense will bounce back, I know Kameis and Koetter will have success, but if Koetter and Licht let this crap go on too long on defense its going ro infect the entire team eventually with doubt and helplessness. Its been going on here for too long now. I really thought Mike Smith was going to change things up but that was soft coverage for the final 3 1/2 quarters of football. Coaching scared not aggresive.

    Get your crap together Smith!

  18. Destro44 Says:

    The defense looked good early till the score started to get away after the turnovers. I think Kwon is talking about the players pressing, trying to win the game with one big play and losing their assignments. This team has a bad habit of spiraling out of control when things get tough. It’s why we have the bad blowouts or that awful Washington game last year. The team needs to grow up, and that’s on the coaches. How the team respond will tell me a lot about this coaching staff.

  19. Kevin Says:

    I for one said the day they hired Jay Hayes he would eventually be taking Smiths place as a firat time DC because Smtih would fail. Thats the only reason you’d think he left a career in Cincinnati of 13 years as the d line coach to come here abd be a d line coach. They didnt live and die by the tampa ywo coverage in Cincy and Hayes probably has some common frieken sense.

    Unless Smith gets his head out of his ass, that day may not be far off

  20. richbucsfan Says:

    don’t ya just love it…millionaire men playing a boy’s game and lose focus…amazing…same ole bucs

  21. The Buc Realist Says:

    I have said it all offseason, The real core is very young, we will see ups and downs this year!!! They are coaching the lovie out of these players and will take longer than an offseason and a game or two!!! We will see improvement in some and some players they will not be able to salvage and will be replaced!!!! It is time for Us Buc fans to have an offense and defense that know the schemes and it might take up to more of 2 years for them to fully know the coaches schemes, let alone just 2 games!!!!

  22. BucfanBF Says:

    What I find as being very sad besides the fact that our bucs got beaten badly is that Kwon is a graduate from college and speaks worse then my 4 year old niece….

  23. James Walker Says:

    Can’t anyone accept that Arizona just played better? There is no more to say than that. It is football, not rocket science.

  24. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Come on, they were dancing and prancing during practice all week. Jude was ” shaking his rump to the funk” of, Mark Morrison ( Return of the Mack). They threw on their expensive suits and shades, and went to Arizona and STUNK up the field. In the NFL, you have to remain focus, if not you won’t be in this league for long. And you definitely won’t have success in this league ( NFL aka Not For Long). Ask the Dexter Jackson’s, the Myron Lewis’s, Sabby the Goat. The Bucs have cut Josh Keyes again, maybe Devonte Bond is healthy and ready to go. Hopefully they activate Jeremy Butler to the active roster, to fill his spot.

  25. James Walker Says:

    It doesn’t matter if they were doing synchronized swimming to Engelbert Humperdinck, Arizona played better. If the Buc’s had played better than Arizona the Buc would have won. If the Bucs had scored 41 we would be 2-0.

  26. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    You obviously do not read many of my posts…perhaps too long…I respect that.

    But I do feel the need to correct your mischaracterization.

    From the last thread where I posted…

    Doesn’t upset me…everybody has a right to their opinion or what they wish to focus on

    Not sure which part of that attitude is telling posters how to feel or post?

    Meanwhile to any others who feel insulted by me. Nah. Here is where folks are perhaps talking past each other on this site.

    I view the site as JoeBuc’sFAN not as JoeBuc’sexperts

    I’m posting from the perspective of a fan while some are wanting to show their football knowledge. I’m cool with that. My points are directed at the fans not the experts. If you call yourself a fan that invites a different scrutiny…not on your knowledge but are you a fair weather fan…a bandwagoner? I see a difference in fans and folks who just want to discuss football in a technical sense.

  27. Trubucfan22 Says:

    This sounds more like players were seeing something different (unpracticed) and got confused on the coverages. Perhaps the players aren’t quite grasping the new defense just yet. They say it is more complicated, but easier on the players to make plays. I’m still waiting for of those things to happen. Still 0 turnovers, and still getting picked apart by opposing QBs. I do hope these guys figure it out.

  28. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Pablo..I too had a hard time understanding Kwon.he’s got that Alabama accent mixed in with a soft voice and I literally had my speakers on full blast. And in a weird way..I got a mother type crush on him..que the “Ewwww”..

    My boys were born in the mid 90’s ..same exact age as Jameis, Kwon and ASJ..and let me tell you..they are not 100 percent grownup..

  29. BucsFan90 Says:

    If your niece grew up in an impoverished neighborhood, her dialect would be the least of your worries

  30. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Schiano had to coach the Rah out of them, then Lovie had to coach the Schiano out of them, now we have to wait for Koetter to coach the Lovie out of them. So…when do we actually get to the winning part, anyway?

  31. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Exactly Bucsfan90..it’s the dialect..it’s the section of Alabama he grew up in…I personally love Kwon’s accent..deep southern..a lot like Jameis..love those accents..don’t like New York or Boston accents though..lol..

  32. Louis Friend Says:

    There were a million things wrong with the Bucs on Sunday. But on the bright side, we’ve got a few days before we start hating what the Rams are going to do to them this coming Sunday.

    Losing to them is going to suck. And yeah, I think they’re going to be steamrolled by the Rams defense. In a few weeks time, some of the folks here are going to be questioning whether Jameis is a franchise QB.

  33. BigHogHayned Says:

    Let’s stop all the tap/dancing, this defence looks no better than the one they call “LOVIE’S MY SCHEME”. Calling out the FRIENDS & FAMILY STAFF on a weekly basis, well this week, This “NEW FANDANGLED SUPERIOR STAFF” looks weak, Coach K better rally the troops this week or we gonna in up with a must win situation real soon! 14 games to play 8 more to win! Coach the LOVIE out of them, let’s stop channeling LOVIE every time we lose! Ha ha ha!

  34. orlbucfan Says:

    The real Dusty Rhodes was a dumbbell, too. Some of you guys need to learn how to use spellcheck and grammar before you dump on Kwon. A young team got beat by a mature one. Sun rises in the east, too. It’s called learning. Now we move on to next Sunday in Tampa. Go Bucs!!