Fighting The Power

July 28th, 2017

Don’t dis’ him or his teammates.

One cool thing about following Kwon Alexander on Twitter is he shows passion and fierce loyalty.

If Alexander finds any sort of slight, whether it be about himself or the Bucs, he is anything but shy about expressing his disdain if not outrage.

That happened this summer when Willie McGinest of NFL Network ranked the top 10 linebacker units and the Bucs were omitted. Reading Kwon’s tweets, it almost appeared as if he wanted to reach through the TV screen and strangle McGinest.

In subsequent weeks, McGinest, while appearing on “Total Access,” weeknights on NFL Network, had noted that he was catching fire from Alexander as a result of his linebacker rankings.

So Thursday, when Alexander talked to the local pen and mic club, Joe asked Alexander if he had just fired off tweets to McGinest or if the two had actually talked.

Alexander said not only did he speak with McGinest, it was an in-person chat.

“I went to the Nike Open (a Nike-sponsored event hosting the nation’s top high school recruits) and I [saw] him out there and he said something to me,” Alexander explained. “I was like, ‘Yeah man, we need our respect though. You aren’t giving us any respect.’ But you know, he was a great guy. He understood what I was saying. He was just saying that different groups. That was for like all linebackers: MIKE, SAM and the WILL, so that was for all of them. But I talked to him about it, you know, put our name out there, so I got out of there fine with it.”

Alexander must have made an impression on McGinest because the former Raiders and Patriots linebacker selected Alexander as one of the young linebackers to have a breakout season this fall.

Word to the wise: If you ignore or dismiss the Bucs in any way, you may just have to tangle with Alexander.

5 Responses to “Fighting The Power”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    Do not be surprised, and we all saw the signs last year!!!! The defense will not have a “break out” season, but will “carry this team” until the offense gets it feet under themselves to become consistent thru all 4 quarters!!!!!!!

    There are many smirks and smiles today in Tampa Bay, as we all know one thing!!!!! We coming!!!!!!!!!!

    Football is now upon us!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Etzel Says:

    Breakout season? He already led the league in solo tackles. He’s already broke out! Now comes the slow steady improvement!

  3. Lunchbox Says:

    Loud noises!!!!!!

    Exclamation points!!!!!!


  4. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I can relate..

  5. Destinjohnny Says:

    Guys that are proud from the state of Alabama are not people to bet against