By Jay Skurski
Linebacker Kiko Alonso has been a lot of things for the Buffalo Bills in his rookie season.
One thing Alonso is not, however, is a dynamic, eloquent public speaker.
Bills coach Doug Marrone was asked Wednesday whether he had had any conversations with Alonso that had lasted more than 20 seconds.
"I think I'm like everybody else. I think it's the same situation. He's kind of short, to the point. I try to keep it as direct as possible and try to take any gray out of it," Marrone said.
"The one thing I appreciate from him is he's just trying to go out there and play. That's all he's concerned about right now, is playing well and being productive," the coach said. "Not to speak for Kiko, but some of that may just be a guard to keep him focused and concentrated on doing what he's doing because he's doing extremely well right now. I don't think he wants to break that."
There's more to Alonso than what you see on the surface, however, according to Marrone.
"I have had social conversations and he's extremely bright from that standpoint. We actually had a conversation one time in the hot tub; we were talking about some financial things. All of the sudden you're like, 'Whoa.' "
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