Lorenzo Alexander had a pretty good game on Friday night, finishing with a big sack of Colts quarterback Curtis Painter, for a six-yard loss. However, he was more fixated on his special teams play, and vented his frustrations on Twitter after the game:
Something has to give with this kickoff. One of the best things I do. Now it's just keeps me loose with all these touchbacks.—
Lorenzo Alexander (@onemangang97) August 20, 2011
Alexander has a right to be upset, after leading the team in 2010 with 20 special teams tackles, complete with a forced and recovered fumble. So far in the 2011 preseason, he’s been shut out.
“That’s one of the things that I do best around here, especially kickoff coverage,” he explained in the locker room. ”I really hate the rule right now, and we got a great kicker in Graham [Gano].”
So far in two preseason games, the Redskins have kicked off nine times, and have only one return against them. Gano has consistently put the ball deep, if not out of the returner’s endzone.
“He can put it out of the back of the endzone any time he wants to,” Alexander said with a smile. ”I think I’m gonna have to start paying him to bloop some kicks for me.”
Good to hear that the One Man Gang is focused on all facets of his game, and here’s hoping he gets a chance to deliver hits like this again:
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