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Age of Allen! Are You Ready?

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#41 Mahatma_Sloth

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:29 PM

watch when he hits the scrum I think i see a lil J.Lewis in his feet... slight pitter patter?


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:23 PM

Allen is very raw given the offense / position he experienced at GT, which is why he wasn't drafted higher. I agree that he is a diamond in the rough though based on sheer ability. We will have to wait and see what that translates into, however for a guy that is 230 lbs he has incredible quickness to go along with his bruising / bouncing running style. His 40 time may just be average, but check out his other combine results compared to that of other notable RB currently in the league. Impressive!


Name..................................40..............3-cone...........shuttle.............vertical.............broad...........bench
Anthony Allen....................4.56.............6.79.................4.06..............41.50...............120................24
Maurice Jones-Drew..........4.39.............7.08.................4.41..............36.00...............116................18
Adrian Peterson................4.50.............7.09.................4.40..............38.50...............127................--
Ray Rice...........................4.42.............6.65.................4.20..............31.50................119................23
Ahmad Bradshaw..............4.55.............6.70.................4.09..............34.00................112................--
Matt Forte.........................4.44.............6.84.................4.23..............33.00................118................23
Jamaal Charles.................4.38.............6.80.................4.22..............30.50................122................--
Ben Tate............................4.43............6.91.................4.12..............40.50................124................26
Dexter McCluster...............4.58.............--.....................4.06..............37.50................118................20


What if he performs better than Rice??? like Ricky was in the playoffs. Im sure Rice would still get the obligatory carries over the guy with the hotter hand

Edited by Purple Punishment, 06 March 2012 - 05:25 PM.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:37 PM

I can tell you that AA will take this break and enjoy life and start to get himself ready like all great players to show case what he has to offer. It is going to be a great spring and watch out! A HERO in the making.
This is the year!!!! Stay possitive and it will come.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:00 PM

Next year Ray Rice will be the starter and we should rotate Leron McClain and Anthony Allen a bit as Rice's backups. McClain can be a FB and RB, and Allen is just too good to sit on the bench all the time!

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:35 PM

I like Le'Ron cause he has already been in baltimore and ran over 900 yards the year we moved him to RB, however i see him being a big expense in the fact that he would have to shed some weight and move his focus to running instead of blocking. In that sense i see Allen being a smart decision, hes already signed so we might as well just save the money and go with him, then wait until preseason to see if he can prove himself as a third down back

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:27 PM

His age just got closer. We didn't tender Matt Lawrence, making him an URFA. I expect the Jets to sign him soon.




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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:07 PM

Allen's size and running style are more along the lines of what I want the team to do, and I'd like to see what he has to offer. Still, for the sake of having a backup plan, I'd like to sign a veteran power runner just to be sure we have that necessary production from another back. You can't run just one back in this league, and if Allen didn't perform it's going to be a long season of no gains from Rice.

Le'ron McClain burned his bridges in Baltimore, and I don't expect him back. Look to Ozzie to sign another Ricky Williams type guy to hold us over this season, perhaps Tomlinson or Ronnie Brown.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

I want to see what Allan can do with he 1st team. On another subject why does it seem like every Flacko thread meets the same fate.

Edited by redrum52, 12 March 2012 - 10:13 PM.


#49 Ed_Reed20

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:35 PM

I want to see what Allan can do with he 1st team. On another subject why does it seem like every Flacko thread meets the same fate.


Because people have to draw battle lines. Either you're a hater or a fan-boy. There's no happy medium.

Staying on-topic, Allen4#2RB!

Edited by Ed_Reed20, 12 March 2012 - 10:35 PM.

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