VT’s Special Teams Ace Alonzo Tweedy to Visit Giants

Virginia Tech's Alonzo Tweedy, one of the nation's top special teams players, will be visiting the Giants this week.

Virginia Tech’s Alonzo Tweedy, one of the nation’s top special teams players, will be visiting the Giants this week.

One of the non-local players coming into TPC on Monday is Virginia Tech safety Alonzo Tweedy, a player known for his special teams prowess. He could be a late round pick for the Giants or any other club looking to upgrade the quality of their specials.

Tweedy was not a regular starter at VT but he spearheaded the team’s punt coverage, and the Giants have been looking for a solid gunner on specials. David Tyree was the best they’ve had over the past decade or so and he was succeeded by Devin Thomas, whose play helped the Giants get to Super Bowl XLVI.

Tweedy has size (6’2″, 197) and speed (a 4.39 40 time) and can also be counted on to dial up a safety blitz. Against FSU last November Tweedy had six tackles, 1 1/2 that went for a loss.

From Andy Bitter of the Virginian-Pilot:

Of Tweedy’s 21 tackles this year, 16 have been on special teams. Eight of those are on punt coverage. The rest of the team has 11.

“(If) I put it right, it’s getting stopped; there’s no question in my mind,” punter A.J. Hughes said. “I could give him three seconds hang time, he’s already down there. He’s a freak. He’s insane.”

“I just run,” said Tweedy, who said he’s been timed at 4.39 seconds in the 40. “I think of it as a race. As soon as I see them hike the ball, I’m gone. I make one move and I’m out.”

12 comments
jeff wall
jeff wall

these two teams in that city just makes so much sense

Jason Burneyko
Jason Burneyko

Really, point blank is also talking about next year's preseason game? Embarrassing.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

i can hardly contain my excitement.

puckznpadz
puckznpadz

How about playing HOME for a freakin change.  There's an idea.

Chris R
Chris R

Yea, and if snow's still the GM(most likely) he could scour the streets of Newfoundland for players on the cheap or free maybe..

Steven Stefanakos
Steven Stefanakos

An this is going to help the team,, how??? I am sure none of us fans really care about this, our concerns are much deeper.

Charlie Messing
Charlie Messing

When other teams talk about playoff push, the islanders talk about preseason .... Sigh

Wayne Michael
Wayne Michael

Move the team there instead of the dump barclay

Jason Zimmermann
Jason Zimmermann

It is bad, I agree. It's certainly not any better than the Isalnders have already released this information.