In the midst of this season filled with inconsistency......there is one constant.......Lorenzo Alexander. Every week when I watch with high anticipation of complete disappointment......there is one shining star. One totally selfless guy that I feel like I can honestly say gives 110% week in....week out....no matter what. more after the jump.....
That's effort....look at the score.....we need more guys like this. Sorry to sound so "LJP" on you guys but the proof is in the pudding...and all I have to do to back it up is tell you to watch every week if you don't already know.
LA has played what now?!?! DE, DT, OLB, OL, TE, Special Teams........have you ever seen, heard, or read of this guy complaining? He is well spoken, courteous, and not self absorbed on camera. He plays special teams and is in the very next play on defense...no matter where they put him. I feel like every week there is a few plays (especially on special teams) where I think he may have just put some chump in traction. He is one of the few Skins I feel like we can honestly say HTTR to anymore. I am not necessarily knocking the effort from the Eagles game....with the exception of 92 (I refuse to mention his name anymore)....I didn't see anyone give up really. I also don't see many putting in the effort every play that LA puts out either. Is this organization ever going to figure out that filling the roster w/ 53 Lorenzo type players will take us farther than all of our millionaires????
The second point I want to make......I know it's hard for all of us real fans right now. Let's focus on the positives we have.....let's stay positive ourselves. We all were coming into the season with low expectations...and some of us got fooled into believing this could be a one year turnaround. It's not......just come to terms with it now. WE ARE NOT GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS LET ALONE THE SUPER BOWL!!! Say that aloud to yourself....take a deep breath....and let's move on with constructive ways to build this team through FA and the draft. Who else on this team do you guys feel like is a max effort kind of guy? The obvious is London Fletcher....this article could easily be titled "We need 53 London Fletchers!!!" I love what Landry is doing this year...I don't know if he is max effort every play but he is a lot closer than he was last year! I think Banks is another high effort guy although he has size limitations and his hands are suspect. He wouldn't be here w/out a huge heart. Keep them coming guys and gals!!!