Can Kiko Alonso Win Defensive Rookie of the Year?

Sep 15, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) runs the ball while Buffalo Bills defensive back Jim Leonhard (35) and middle linebacker Kiko Alonso (50) try to make a tackle during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports


As we have just approached the quarter mark, the former Oregon University standout linebacker, Kiko Alonso has been huge for the Bills thus far. As Kiko was not too shabby in college during his final year compiling 74 total tackles and 4 interceptions along with 2 forced fumbles. Now he currently leads the Bills in interceptions with 3. He also leads the Bills in tackles with 32 (19 solo and 13 assisted). The only rookie that has more tackles than Kiko is Alec Ogletree from the University of Georgia. But Alec has not been as good as Kiko when it comes to pass defense. Kiko is also on of the key leaders for this Bills defense as it is not only shown in his stats but he is involved in every play he can. Doug Marrone said this about Kiko Alonso…

I think Kiko has done an outstanding job, he really has,” coach Doug Marrone said. “For a young man coming in and doing the things (he has). There’s been a little bit of ups and downs, but that’s not a knock on him. That is what happens with young players. I’m extremely excited to see him perform when the pads come on. I’m excited about it and I’m looking forward to it. He’s done a very good job”

With the way Alonso has been playing lately he seems to be an obvious candidate for defensive rookie of the year. The real question for Alonso is if he can keep this kind of production going throughout the whole season. I see him putting up huge numbers for the Bills. I think he will lead the Bills in tackles somewhere around 130 to 140 and will ultimately barely beat out Alec Ogletree for defensive rookie of the year thanks to his surprisingly good pass defense ability.

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  • Garrett Oberkfell

    How bout MVP?!?!?

  • Garrett Oberkfell

    How about mvp??!??!??

  • Mikey Steinberg

    rex burkhead

  • chas territo

    Kiko is a 10 year vet, by the way he plays! DROY is distinct possibility, if he does finish like his 1st 4 games, yes, he will become the DROY! But, this is the Bills?? With our lack of recent play offs and our rep, he might not! And that draws straws!! GO BILLS!!

  • Andre Winters

    There is a typo, Kiko has 4 INT’s

  • chas territo

    Dude you make crazy sense! Who’s typo? The Author said 4 INT’s. So, is it your lack of comprehend written words that made comment

  • Andre Winters

    The third sentence, champ “Now he currently leads the Bills in interceptions with 3″. btw I would work on your own english skills

  • chas territo

    He said 4, then made a mistake and said 3, what you want to kill him or something? It was a simple mistake and ANDRE, he is 14 yo, give the kid a break. Insulting me, does that make you a man? Be mature not childish by calling out my very good English. It shows how dumb you are.

  • Andre Winters

    Actually I was just letting the young fellow know there is a typo in his article, all writers want to know their mistakes. You are acting like a rabid illiterate animal, and I suggest you seek medical help, seeing the way you respond to a simple correction that I suggested. You are the one suggesting that someone wants to “kill” him and taking shots a people manliness, I suspect a behavioral disorder but you are going to want a professionals advice. Peace

  • chas territo

    Andre,While you act like a man you are not. Too sensitive like today’s youth thinking a disagreement is right to insult another without thinking. You like to think free speech is your and no one else’s, that is laughable! Then to top it off you use PEACE to close your argument. how much of a hypocrite does that make you?? If you reply, I will delete it without reading it!!

  • Andre Winters

    Please, continue to tell me more about myself, because some random guy on the internet DEFINITELY knows more about me that I do. WOW you must be some sort of magical mind reader! Dude you have issues. All I did was point out a typo, which you 1st said didn’t exist, then once you were forced to see it you simply attacked me like I said something wrong. A totally pointless conversation, all you had to say was “oh your right, there is a typo”. But you know what they say “you cant train crazy”

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