The record will show that the first interception that Robert Griffin III ever threw in an 11 on 11 drill was picked off by linebacker Lorenzo Alexander.
“I don’t think it was nothing that I did, I just did my job,” said Alexander, who moved from outside linebacker to the inside this year. “I think he thought I was running with [Chris] Cooley across the middle but I really was just dropping into my zone. He was trying to throw to, I believe it was [Santana Moss] running behind him. He just ended up throwing the ball right to me and I made a routine catch.”
Alexander was playing with the first-team defense yesterday with London Fletcher being given a veteran’s day off from practice. That would make it appear that with veteran Jonathan Goff waived after sustaining a torn ACL that Alexander will assume the role as Fletcher’s primary backup.
So who calls the defenses when Fletcher is out? Riley, who is in there most of the time? Or Alexander, who is unlikely to see a whole lot of action playing behind the uber-durable Fletcher?
“I call them,” Alexander said. “I’m the Mike behind London. Perry knows it as well. He could do it but if he doesn’t have to just let him play Jack. It’s less thinking on his part and he’s more effective and he’s very comfortable playing the Jack position.”
It seems that Alexander is rapidly becoming comfortable with his new position as well.