Kwon Goal: “Defensive Player Of The Year”

August 13th, 2017

Look inside Kwon’s work ethic

Mike Tomlin and Raheem Morris used to use the phrase “mentality before reality.”

Damn, those famous ex-Bucs sure would love to work with Kwon Alexander.”

The Buccaneers cranked out an A+ video look at Kwon last week and it’s linked here. Not only does it dive deep into Kwon’s mindset, it offers a rare look at the Bucs’ nighttime walk-through practice sessions, which are scheduled to beat the heat.

Among the highlights, Kwon explains that as a little kid, “the game was the love of my life.”

And Kwon explains that he’s relentlessly driven to be “seen,” respected and honored by the NFL world.

“I’ve just really been working on covering and catching balls; I usually catch like 200 balls a day during the offseason,” Kwon said. “Just trying to get my hands right, man. Just trying to get a lot of turnovers this year to get seen and, you know, to help my team out.”

“…For me, I’m trying to win defensive player of the year. I’m not shorting myself for nothing. I feel I’m one of the greatest defensive players out here that’s playing the game right now. So I’m going out there to show the world that I’m trying to win.”

What a great look inside Kwon’s mind. Are there any other Buccaneers laser focused on being the NFL Defensive Player of the Year?

9 Responses to “Kwon Goal: “Defensive Player Of The Year””

  1. Bird Says:

    Gotta love it

  2. The Buc Realist Says:

    Yes there are Joe!!!!! Noah Spence!!!!!! In fact, before the end of the year, many will be saying, that NFL GM Jason Licht will need to find help on the Defensive line to complement Noah Spence play!!!!!!!

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

  3. Pickgrin Says:

    DPOY is a worthy and realistic goal for #58.

    Thanks for highlighting that video Joe – I had missed it previously.

  4. stpetebucsfan Says:

    So we have a leader on offense who is inspired and willing to do the work to realize his goals…and we have the same thing in the leader of our Defense.

    Just great. And for the GMC haters….the greatest defensive leaders are generally the MLB! Not always but when I think of great Bear’s defenses I think of their MLB’s…Dick Butkus…maybe the greatest MLB of all time and the guy who led that great Bear’s Super Bowl Mike Singletary.

    Just as it’s easier for a QB to lead the offense…goes with the position…not quite as much but it’s far easier for the MLB to be the leader of a team…not the DT’s or DB’s. Kwon is the perfect MLB for this team.

  5. Trubucfan22 Says:

    “The poster boy for Passion”

    Aint that the dam truth!

  6. NMBucsFan Says:

    So while I love that Kwon is super self – motivated, I’m interested in the fact that he’s working on his craft to be seen and then to help the team win, not the other way around.

    It’s a stark contrast from Winston saying he needs to cut down on interceptions because they hurt the team, not because they keep him from winning OPOY honors

  7. Destinjohnny Says:

    He gets every ounce out of his ability.
    Guys that are from Alabama that have pride…
    Are the most amazing people .
    Tell me I’m wrong
    I wouldn’t bet against him winning it

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    Kwon has been the best player on our defense since he has came into league – which is not a knock against anyone, Kwon has been that good. Joining Sapp and Brooks with a defensive player of the year title won’t be easy since Kwon isn’t going to rack up the sacks like Sapp and it’s doubtfuly he’ll ever have a year like Brooks did in 2002 with all those INT’s and TDs, in addition to never missing a tackle. Kwon has to work on that tackling deal, while those PFF numbers are insanely dumb, he does miss a few too many (but only a few) so he’ll need to eliminate that and then hope Winston can carry them deep into the playoffs. Do that and he will be in the conversation.

  9. Piratic Says:

    My new jersey is gonna be #58.