A lot of players come and go in the modern NFL, and often their departure elicits little more reaction from teammates and fans than “tough business” or “thanks for the memories.”
Lorenzo Alexander’s departure for Arizona on Wednesday night was different, especially interesting considering Alexander made his mark on special teams, was a holdover from some of the team’s toughest seasons, and was never exactly a superstar.
Media members obviously loved him for his honesty and candor — he won the annual Skins media good guy award twice — and teammates clearly appreciated his leadership and locker-room presence.
Thus, a huge proportion of Redskins who are active on social media — players from offense, defense and special teams — sent out best wishes and thanks to Alexander on Wednesday upon news of his new contract. These messages, seems to me, hinted at a player who will be missed for more than just his kick coverage prowess.
(Hogs Haven has a nearly identical item, but I came by this honestly.)
(Also, one last time, here he is smashing someone on kick coverage).
— Trent Williams (@TrentW71) March 13, 2013
Congrats to my bro @onemangang97…gonna miss the rides to the game together!
— London Fletcher (@LFletcher59) March 13, 2013
Happy for @onemangang97 and his family. Been a great teammate, man of God, and football player. Wish him nothing but the best.
— Reed Doughty (@doughty37) March 13, 2013
Congrats to one of the best special teams player in the league @onemangang97 on your new contract!
— Tyler Polumbus (@Tyler_Polumbus) March 13, 2013
— Adam Carriker (@AdamCarriker94) March 13, 2013
— Rob Jackson (@RobJax50) March 13, 2013