Rookie MLB not a lock to call playsRookie MLB Kwon Alexander continues to practice with the first team, but there’s no guarantee he’ll be calling out the defensive plays when Tampa Bay opens the season against Tennessee.By Roy Cummings | Tribune StaffPublished: August 28, 2015 TAMPA — Rookie MLB Kwon Alexander continues to practice with the first team, but there’s no guarantee he’ll be calling out the defensive plays when Tampa Bay opens the season against Tennessee.“I don’t know that you can completely say at this point that when we line up on Sept. 13 that he’s going to be the one relaying all the calls and making all the checks,’’ defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said Thursday.“You still have Lavonte (David) out on the field, and he did that for us at times a season ago. So, I could easily see that still being the case, at least early on. But we’ll see how Kwon progresses.’’A fourth-round draft pick, Alexander is playing the middle for the first time. He made his first start there against Cincinnati on Monday, but the results were mixed.“He had his moments,” Frazier said. “It was a little bit up and down at times. But we know there’s going to be some of that where we’re going to look and say, ‘What was that?’”***Stat of the dayDE George Johnson had 1.5 sacks against the Bengals. Acquired in a trade from the Lions in the offseason, Johnson has 7.0 career preseason sacks: 3.0 in 2011, 2.5 in 2014 and 1.5 in 2015.***Quote of the day“You’ve got to take them how you can get them. Points are points. As long as they’re up on the board, that’s all we care about. Our job as an offense is to put the ball into the end zone, no matter how it gets there.”— C Evan Smith, on QB Jameis Winston having two rushing touchdowns but no passing firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @RCummingsTBO
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