With Lavonte David injured and in danger of missing the game due to injury Alexander become the focal point and leader of our linebacking corps. Also with the possible absence of Gerald McCoy, he becomes the defacto leader of the entire defense. Even though McCoy might play, he will be at less than 100% and will be hard-pressed to be as disruptive as he is known for being.
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After a stellar 2015-2016 season Alexander has hit a wall this year. He started off with an injury than when he is on the field he doesn’t seem as dynamic as he played last season. It could be a lingering issue from injury or just the fact that the Buccaneers have not lived up to the hype that they had all offseason.
This week he is going to be tasked with keeping Tevin Coleman and Devontae Freeman in check. A hard task for anyone to accomplish. In the past, he has come up big against the Falcons and is the type of player that gets up for nationally televised games.
Many people forget it was two years ago that Alexander lost his 17-year-old brother to a shooting in their hometown. The next game was against the Falcons, and it seems that every time they play each other Alexander has an extra motivational factor and plays with a little bit more intensity.