Kwon Alexander Had Surgery This Week

November 17th, 2018

Guys with blown out knees rarely go under the knife immediately after the injury.
Joe’s not about to play doctor here, but the timing is often about reducing swelling first. Kwon Alexander tore an ACL four weeks ago and he had a surgery a few days ago, Dirk Koetter said last night on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Kwon becomes a free agent the moment the 2019 NFL League year starts in mid-March.

The Bucs will have a decision to make on their talented 24-year-old linebacker who also missed half a season last year with a hamstring injury, and four games of the 2015 season with a performance-enhancing-drug suspension.

If Kwon, say, had ACL surgery on Nov. 14, would he be ready nine months later to take a preseason snap, or for any on-field work in training camp under his new defensive coordinator and head coach?

Tough call for the Bucs.

24 Responses to “Kwon Alexander Had Surgery This Week”

  1. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Kobe hopes Kwon or his crew doesn’t play doctor..
    You need to be wise and patient and heed advice from credible professional doctors”

    Kobe Doogie Howser Faker

  2. AncientBuc Says:

    He is full of passion, but not good instincts. Seems to struggle to get off blocks in the middle. Or, scheme has been a nightmare for him to learn. I would not extend him. Seem to be always out of position until the Cleveland game. Maybe it was scheme? Maybe move him to weakside and cut David next year?

  3. OneBuc55 Says:

    Get well Kwon…

    If there’s anyone who can came back stronger, faster, and better it’s Alexander the Great…He isn’t always perfect but he’s 1 of only a handful of players on this team that play with heart and passion…

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    You know, it’ll now be in the back of everyone’s mind after a player returns back from a major injury “Will he be the same player”???????

    ……………I sure do hope so….he was the heart and soul of the defense

    and the bucs better do their due diligence and find a replacement for him incase he cannot come back to full form.

    DON’T GIVE THIS “we got kendall beckwith” crap because I think his injury is more severe than the bucs are letting it known to the public. Infact, it’s shaping up to be another “noah spence” injury or another “easy money sweezy” event.

    I FIND IT 100% hilarious that Sweezy returned to the seahawks and is back to form, especially with run blocking…………


  5. Crockett69 Says:

    Why is it that our talent gets squandered year after year!

  6. El_Buc941 Says:

    Beckwith will not play this season. I can guarantee it and he will be cut before the 2019 season.i expect us to cut either LVD or Gholston or maybe both. This team needs a total defensive rebuild. Also who was playing up to there standards under Mike Smith’s scheme Joe?it’s not kwons fault. I blame the coaches. Any chance we could land Bruce Arians Joe?

  7. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Tmaxcom says
    “If Cancer93 was the surgeon he’d be dead!”

  8. orlbucfan Says:

    Doubt the Kwonster reads these blogs. If so: get well, man. We miss you on defense. Sorry you got bit by Buc Luck!

  9. BigMacAttack Says:

    He would be much better with decent coaching.

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Give him a decent 1-year no guarantee contract…….if other teams outbid us… be it.

  11. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Kwon won’t be back. You blow out your kneed and get surgery in late November you are gone for most likely half of the season in 2019 and no guarantee he will be back at 100%. No way the team will spend the money on a guy with so much unknown.

  12. Mike Johnson Says:

    I was never high on Kwon or David. never. That being said, I don’t think Kwon returns to the field as what he was before. Which in my opinion was not that great to began with. I like the guy. He’s passionate and luvs the game. But he misses on a lot of calls/plays. I agree with Tampabaybucfan here. Offer him a one yr deal. And let the chips fall where they may…with us or another team. Get us some defensive coaching personel in the front office who knows how to select
    great defensive players!

  13. tmaxcon Says:


    no need to worry about that…. you have to have an IQ above 4 to enter an operating room… Cancer93 isn’t even allowed in the building

    you guys are just butthurt because like always I predicted this craph show. all offseason while you delusional fools were spouting off talent, playoff runs and greatness this garbage roster was destined for the basement from the get-go… can’t win without leadership in the building and glazers simply have no desire to compete. a garbage roster with no hope for the future especially after glazertards hire dungy the clown… no one celebrates a 500 coach who could not win in the post season like ignorant low standard buc fan…. dungy was a 500 coach who could not win in the playoffs and you fools call those glory years… meanwhile brady is going for more rings than Bucs franchise has playoff wins…. those are glory years not 500 one dimensional football…

  14. Pickgrin Says:

    Kwon has payed his dues and played for peanuts for 4 straight years.

    Dude forced his way into the starting lineup with his play during his rookie training camp and has started every game he was eligible ever since.

    Alexander is not perfect as critics like to point out because he does get caught up by blockers too often and he also over-commits to the wrong gap, angle or play-action fake too frequently as well.

    Honestly though – those criticisms are somewhat over blown and a bit nit-picky.

    You want a player like Kwon Alexander on your team. He inspires others around him to play to their potential. He is all heart and he gives his all on every play. Both physically and emotionally.

    The label “Heart and Soul of the Defense” that was thrown around after he got hurt came from the coaches and players.

    This player is home-grown. A later rd pick who developed almost instantly into a very good NFL player.

    Kwon was next in line for a nice contract extension. It would probably be done by now had he not suffered the serious knee injury that ended his 2018 season. The timing of the injury literally couldn’t have been worse for Kwon. It is going to cost him MILLIONS of guaranteed dollars no matter how you slice it…

    So this is a somewhat unique situation.

    IMO – The Bucs should continue to negotiate with Kwon. Try and work out a mid-termish type deal that is somewhat fair to both sides. Throw him at least a couple Million in the form of a roster bonus up front within the framework of a 3 year – $18>$20M deal that stipulates playing in X number of games per season in order for any guarantees (beyond the small up front bonus) to be in effect.

    Something like that…

    You don’t just give up on a player like this and not try hard to re-sign him to a fair deal – just because he unfortunately got seriously injured at the wrong time – and this within the course of doing his job that you’ve paid him almost nothing for over the past 3 1/2 years…

    Kwon just turned 24 three months ago. He will come back from his injury – and come back as strong and fast as ever – no later than mid next season and likely before that. And he will come back hungry to play – hungry to prove himself. Hungry to try and help turn this Buccaneer defense into a respectable or better unit.

    In short – letting Kwon go elsewhere just because he got injured in a contract year would be a BIG mistake…

  15. Season Is Over Says:

    He has never led anything. When the Bucs needed this guy to do anything he failed them. Time for a new opportunity and change. He sealed his own fate when he insulted Sapp trying to defend his non-existent, poor playing defense that he is the leader of. He led some of the worst defenses ever to grace a NFL field and I surely will never forget that.

  16. tmaxcon Says:

    Maybe the nurses can teach him how to tackle and throw in a little wisdom on pursuit angles. Below average player nothing more than inspirational depth

  17. tmaxcon Says:


    Dude or maybe it’s dudette your optimism is bordering clinical insanity…. not one player on this garbage roster as earned anything. When you are a contributor on the worst defensive unit in nfl history you are owed absolutely nothing but a bus ticket .. the dude is overrated just like all your favorite underachievers. he is inspirational back up depth only

  18. tmaxcon Says:

    Forcing your way onto one of the worst defensive units in nfl history is laughable… do you realize how ridiculous you sound trying to justify below average play for an embarrassing organization

  19. JimmyJack Says:

    Kwon is another example of a young talented player that Dirk inherited but regressed. The list of players who failed to meet expectations under Dirk is staggering.

    Middle linebackers who had rookie seasons like Kwon had are no supposed to trend downward in years 2&3.

  20. tmaxcon Says:


    If all these players were so great you continuously slobber over they would not have spent the better part of the decade in the basement. There are no excuses that can justify these pathetic results

  21. Kansas95Buc Says:

    will somebody please get my guys a coach who knows what the hell he is doing, please god that’s all I want for Christmas

  22. TheNorm Says:

    It’s not the coaches fault kwon takes bad angles and misses easy tackles.

    No one fears kwon. He’s not a game changer not a big play maker.
    Decent yes. Serviceable yes.

    Game changer nope
    Superstar nope.

    Other teams don’t game plan away from kwon. I’ve seen them go right at him.
    I like the dude but he’s not that big a deal.

    If you’re wanting to build a dynasty you can’t hang on mediocrity.

    He’s average maybe slightly slightly above. But he’s not SPECIAL.

  23. Rover Says:

    I was at the Saints game in New Orleans in 2016, major playoff implications in that game had we won. And man Mark Ingram was running slap thru this guy. Thanks for all the yelling, obnoxious carrying on and missed tackling, but good luck on the open market.

  24. TOM Says:

    The only thing I can say is if your going to clean house then really clean house. There are only a few I would consider untouchables.