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Old 10-06-2010, 10:46 PM   #1
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Lorenzo Alexander

Anyone else scratching their heads at this guy? He starts playing offensive guard and defensive lineman... He's a special teams standout and gets downfield quick at 275lbs, and now he's a better COVERAGE guy than Andre Carter, who used to play linebacker?? I know he can hit (oh my god I've watched that kickoff hit over and over and over) but can he really play coverage better than Carter, and is he a viable long term option at OLB? Having said that I am ordering a custom LA jersey (no, not Lavar) because I am a big fan of blue collar football players, and this guy has my utmost admiration as a player.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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Re: Lorenzo Alexander

It should come as no surprise that Carter is bad at coverage. He couldn't make the adjustment in SF, and it's apparent he can't here. Carter does have value still at pass rushing.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:19 PM   #3
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Lorenzo rules! I think he makes the whole defense better when he starts at OLB. And, yes, that is pretty amazing for a guy who was on the offensive line.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:21 PM   #4
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It should come as no surprise that Carter is bad at coverage. He couldn't make the adjustment in SF, and it's apparent he can't here. Carter does have value still at pass rushing.
Yeah, over the winter Haslett was saying that Carter would be better in our 3-4 than he was in SF. Yeah, right.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:25 PM   #5
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He's my favorite player since Art Monk.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:50 PM   #6
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Re: Lorenzo Alexander

I think this guy must have sold his soul to the devil or something.
He certainly should not be a starter in any NFL role...but he is doing well
There is something weird going on here.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:07 AM   #7
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Huge fan. I litterally can not believe how good he's been in coverage. And yet once again, the kickoff hit. He must be an incredible athlete to make the transition between O-line, D-Tackle, and now outside LB, as well as special teams. I really look forward to watching him play this year, I'm rooting for him, big time.
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I think this guy must have sold his soul to the devil or something.
He certainly should not be a starter in any NFL role...but he is doing well
There is something weird going on here.
He has the instincts to play football well. That's my take.
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:03 AM   #9
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Re: Lorenzo Alexander

I believe he was scarface wasnt he?
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:35 AM   #10
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Re: Lorenzo Alexander

The guy is remarkable. I'm sure the knock will be well he would never make any other roster, but I don't buy that. This guy works hard, has shown his value at multiple positions, and would be a strong contributed on just about any team. He's as valuable as any player we have right now
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He doesn't surprise me anymore. He's just a solid all around football player.
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:09 AM   #12
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Re: Lorenzo Alexander

Classic overachiever. His versatility deffinately serves him well, it's rare to have a player that can do as many things as he can.

However, before I crown him savior, I want to see a little more of him at the LB position on a full time basis. Because of his limited experience at the position, savvy OC's will be coming at him with a variety of situations to take advantage of that inexperience. Let's see how well he handles it. He certainly can't be any worse than AC.
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:16 AM   #13
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The guy is remarkable. I'm sure the knock will be well he would never make any other roster, but I don't buy that. This guy works hard, has shown his value at multiple positions, and would be a strong contributed on just about any team. He's as valuable as any player we have right now
I would take an entire team made up of him.
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Re: Lorenzo Alexander

Carlos Rogers and Lorenzo Alexander would get mega bucks in the NFL the second they hit the market. Which, pending collective bargaining, could be next season.

Most of our guys are aging "system" guys. I think those two -- and maybe Landry and Fletcher as well -- would be assets on the free agent market in any system.

Well, of course Orakpo as well, but he's still three and a half years from free agency. That's an eternity in the NFL.
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There aren't too many players out there that would have done what Alexander did to stay on the field. You figure the countless hours he put in to be up to speed on both sides of the ball. His hard work and determination has a Rudy-esque tone to it, but Alexander has the talent that Rudy did not.

He's tough as nails. Made a tackle in the 2007 Preseason against the Titans without his helmet on: Lorenzo Alexander’s No-Helmet Tackle « : EveryJoe - Sports and Entertainment News

And after his hit this past Sunday on a still woozy Jorrick Calvin, he's got his audition ready to be the next Terry Tate.
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