Former Redskins wide receiver, current Giants returner Devin Thomas has been quite the media-darling recently.
And no, I’m not talking about another ‘bittersweet’ music video for Fantasia.
First he referred to his former team as “the Deadskins.” Creative.
Next he appeared on ESPN 980, and assured the hosts that he would be smiling after the game, “after he put a spanking on y’all.” Pretty big words for the kick return specialist and fourth-string wide receiver.
But don’t expect the Redskins to get into a war of words, or give Thomas any bulletin board material. Special teams ace Lorenzo Alexander just doesn’t buy it.
“That’s just Devin talking,” he said. “That’s the type of guy he is: he’s a receiver, y’know flashy, a prima donna type. I expect that but I don’t take it personal at all. I think it just makes it funner to go out there and lay wood to him and talk trash to him on the field.”
Delivering a crushing tackle on special teams has a way of increasing the likelihood of having the last laugh.
Alexander said he also understood where Thomas was coming from, and didn’t take it too personally.
“Y’know I played with D.T., I like D.T. I dunno if that was so much directed at the players versus the front office,” he said of the ‘deadskins’ talk. “So I don’t really take any of it personal. I mean he’s a guy that is upset, he was here, he wanted to be here and now he’s on another team. I understand he’s upset with the organization so that’s something he’s gonna suffer.”
Does this mean that Alexander’s going soft on his buddies?
“He runs downhill and he’s gonna run the ball hard so you just gotta hit him and make him change his direction and don’t give him no clear lanes,” he said. “I wanna go out there and stick him because we good friends and you competitive and you wanna lay it on him so I can talk trash to him when I see him.”
I’m glad my ‘good friends’ stick to handshakes when they see me.
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