Originally written on Redskins Blog  |  Last updated 10/26/11
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AP Image Lorenzo Alexander is a special teams wrecking ball. Last year Alexander led the team with 20 special teams tackles, earning him Redskins special teams player of the year honors.  He’s defending his title so far this year, and has accumulated a team leading five special teams’ tackles. Alexander believes that his special teams units inject a lot of energy into the rest of the team. “We are not getting too many opportunities back there, people are scared to kick to Banks, and with the new kickoff rules people are kicking it out of the end zone,” Alexander said. “But the opportunities that we do get we gotta take advantage of.” Because of the new kickoff rules, the name of the special teams’ game has changed a little bit. Touchbacks are a much more common occurrence, which means fewer opportunities for Alexander and the rest of the special teams unit to blow someone up. However, Alexander maintains that keeping a high level of intensity is a must. “You have to,” Alexander sai...
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