Lorenzo Alexander had a huge impact http://www.ravenssho...rsey-c-2_7.html on the Buffalo Bills defense in the 2016 season. Initially signed to be a special teamer, Alexander earned a starting role in Buffalo’s defense last summer. He took the opportunity and ran with it, as he recorded 76 tackles and 12.5 sacks for the Bills last season.
Alexander has now taken a leadership role in Buffalo’s locker room. When speaking to the media earlier this week, the 34-year-old praised Ramon Humber, a linebacker who has a background that is shockingly similar to that of Alexander. Humber, 30, was brought in by the Bills last season to play on special teams – but he won a starting linebacker role in this past summer’s training camp.
Humber was impressive in the team’s 2017 season opener, as he recorded a team-high 12 tackles.
“He’s going to continue to do that,” Alexander told the Buffalo News. “There’s certain guys that you know when you play with, you’re like, ‘he’s probably just a teamer.’ But then there’s other guys like, ‘this dude can ball no matter http://www.authentic...sey-c-1_26.html what.’ He’s one of those guys that we trust. We’re not out there like, ‘oh, that’s a weak link.’ That’s Ramon. We know he’s got it. He’s going to lock it down.”
Humber’s road to being a starting linebacker in the NFL has been a long one, a road that features many twists and turns. After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Humber signed with the Indianapolis Colts. After a two-year stint in Indianapolis, Humber signed with the New Orleans Saints. He would spend the next six years of his NFL career with the Saints before joining Buffalo in August of 2016.
“He’s old in this league now. People think that he’s younger than what he is,” Alexander said. “He’s learned a lot of football. He’s been around a lot of great players, a lot of great teams, and he’s always been productive when he’s gotten his opportunity.”
Alexander was right. While Humber has never been a superstar, he’s always taken advantage of the opportunities he’s been afforded. While he’s only started 19 games throughout his career, he’s recorded 222 tackles.
Humber took advantage of another opportunity this past Sunday when he recorded 12 tackles and an interception on a two-point conversion against the Jets.
Humber and the Buffalo defense will take on Chaz Green Authentic Jersey the Cam Newton-led Carolina Panthers in Week 2. If Alexander’s comments are any indication, Humber will have yet another big outing this week.