This Frank Alexander being benched for Wes Horton nonsense needs to cease! Alexander showed a lot of promise last year. He plays the run better than Horton and Addison as well as being an excellent combo with Johnson when Hardy slid down during the Nascar package last year.
I was livid Sunday watching Addison getting blown off of the ball on the second half running plays. I forgot that they were letting Addison get a larger workload because of Hardy's illness. When Horton, Addison, and Fua are in the front seven becomes real pedestrian. Every big run came when Addison was in the game.
Alexander has a good football pedigree and was a steal in later rounds. He showed great potential his rookie season backing up the flashes that earned him co-defensive player of the year at Oklahoma. Many on the board thought that this kid could be good enough to let Hardy walk or at least give us more leverage. Now he isn't even good enough to get a jersey? Rivera has enough of a sample size of the other two backups and it is time to get this kid on the damn field.