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Today's GroupThink Redskins Story: Scarface

Yesterday, everyone wrote about the offensive line. Today, everyone wrote about Lorenzo "Scarface" Alexander, which Jamie "Non-Scarface" Mottram had already done two days ago. C'mon, people.

When I saw the hit, I sort of wondered what would happen if a defensive lineman asked to go all Craig MacTavish and play an entire game without a helmet; whether he would die in the first quarter or the second. But anyhow, on a day full of Scarface stories, here are the highlights:

The Examiner: Here's his reward: a scar that snakes along his cheek, four stitches in his chin and two on his lip, and the nickname, 'Scarface', not to mention a replay on YouTube. But the defensive tackle also might have another reward awaiting him at the end of camp: a roster spot.

WaTi blog: Gregg Williams got all fired up talking about the hustle of defensive tackle prospect Lorenzo Alexander, prompting running back Clinton "Life Of The Party" Portis to suddenly inject himself into the press conference. (More here. The highlight being when Portis grabs the hat of Joseph "Life of the Party" White, an event I sorely regret missing.)

AP: "My mom's just happy I have all my teeth," Alexander said.

The WiTi: "The end result is my face, but that heals in time," Alexander said. "I was more in shock because I saw all that blood coming off my face. Early this year I had my wisdom teeth pulled, and that pain was a lot worse than these couple of stitches I have in my face."

Virginian-Pilot: Alexander said he's been amazed at the notice the play has given him. The NFL Network replayed it over and over, alternating real-time speed, slow motion, super-slow motion, even freeze frames. A Titans fan at the game even posted it on You Tube, complete with running commentary from a female friend.

"I've gotten a lot of phone calls, a lot of people checking to make sure I'm OK," Alexander said. "And they're congratulating me, saying, 'You look hungry out there,' and 'You did a great thing.' "

Richmond Times-Dispatch: "He knew he had to get the quarterback down," Gregg Williams sad. "He arched his chest and threw his head back in order to protect himself. He just didn't know that Reed was going to be psycho and bite him on the face."

WaPo: "A badge of honor," Williams said.

Great work done by all, by again, I'd ask, if you're all just writing the same story, why can't one guy do it and the rest of you go play golf. Also, is it too late to get "Scarface" into the media guide?

By Dan Steinberg  |  August 15, 2007; 10:41 AM ET
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...Rod "He Hate Me" Smart seethes in quiet anger and contemplates a call to Daniel Snyder's office.

Posted by: | August 15, 2007 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Craig MacTavish reference. Nice.

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | August 15, 2007 1:26 PM | Report abuse

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