July 29, 2013; Rochester, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills inside linebacker Kiko Alonso (50) in action during training camp practice at St. John Fisher College. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
In preparation for Alonso and the Bills this week, we asked Dennis Amo of Buffalowdown to give us a brief assessment of Alonso’s impact thus far on the Bills:
"Kiko has been nothing but stellar. His play on the field as been up there with veterans that have been in the league for years. He is able to read plays and diagnose them quickly and he is able to cover 5-7 yards within seconds of the play starting and get a tackle for loss. It is simply amazing to see how a rookie can be this developed in play recognition."
The Bengals will need to make it a point to get a hat on Alonso when running the ball, and Andy Dalton has to realize this is one of the better coverage linebackers he’ll have faced this season. Even with the Bills undermanned and dealing with so many injuries, Alonso has shown he’s capable of making game-changing plays that could propel the Bills to an upset on Sunday.