Jason Allen: Mind over Money?

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Watching back the Green Bay Packers victory last week, I couldn’t help but put the microscope under Jason Allen.

J. Al is playing his best football in a Miami Dolphins uniform.  Let’s face the facts here for a second; everyone (myself included) thought he was nothing more than a special team’s player.  Well this J Al is truly now a special player.

During our training camp we were all under the impression that J Al promotion to the first defence was a necessary evil.  We all thought this was a motivation technique to light the fire on Sean Smith (don’t get me started on him), what we were not expecting was for J. Al to turn that corner that we all have been waiting for.

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  • James

    You’re kidding right? Maybe his “best” for him….but he is sorely lacking…still. DirecTV (if you have the package) does replays of each game in the 700 channels….but each game is replaed in 30 min….90% of plays…all action. Wow…I couldn’t tell you how many times in those 30 min I sat there and saw #32 whiff blocks…get blown by, couldn’t cover, get beat, be out of placement…horrible. And he should be very happy to have supporting safeties, LBs and other DBs that had to repeatedly help #32 out. He is a liability.

    • bahamas

      James, i can understand and appreciate what you are saying.

      But let’s look at the facts….

      Who leads the team in INTs?
      Who leads the team in game changing plays?
      Wake first…second? Allen

      No other player on the D side of the ball has made drastical improvements as much as Allen did.

      And please dont get my started on Clemons…and he is the bigger liability in our backcourt than Allen is

      • Ripp

        You can throw out areas of concern for every player in the secondary. Allen has had one bad game, so did Davis. Yet no one is busting on Davis. Bell has had two bad games and no one has questioned him because he is a Pro Bowler and Clemons really has not had a bad game but he has been invisible. Just goes to show that a lot of things in the NFL is based on perception.

        • bahamas

          Ripp – valid point my friend.

          As fans we have serious expectations on our team. I love watching our players in the secondary…its what i understand the best.

          Davis had a terrible game against the Pack and so did Sean Smith. You are absolutely righ on Clemons, as he has been invisible all season except week one on the missed INT.

          However, the player that sticks out the most is J. Al….

          Can you honestly say that you thought he was going be starting for us? Secondly leading our team in INTs?

          • Ripp

            No I could not say that I thought he would be a starter, but at the same time I am open enough to know he could be the real deal. Some people are just late bloomers. No matter what you have to give credit where credit is due and he dose have three picks, a few pass defenses and better stats then anyone in the secondary with the exception of tackling. I am happy for the guy. Its not easy to over come disappointment specially when you have fans and the media always reminding you that you are a failure. The guy hung though and he deserves this chance to prove he is a starting CB or not. One bad game thus far, I’d say he is off to a good start to proving his worth.

        • bahamas

          Ripp – J Al has played his best during the away games. He was a blanket on Lee Evans in the home opener, and just missed out on a pick 6 on the goal line. He almost had 3 INTs against Favre in Minny and we saw the INT against Rodgers last week.
          I think he is more comfortable playing away from home.

          Against the Pats and the Jets he was no where to be seen. He’s got the talent to be a true corner, but we just need some consistency from him

  • corners

    Now if only he can learn to get interceptions without always falling to his butt to catch them. Ill admit, ill take what i can get though, but he would quite all criticism if he actually ran any of those pics back.

  • Ripp

    Well the Jets game was his worst game by far, but I would not say He had a bad game in the Pats game. You might have not heard his name but that can be a good thing when it comes to CBs. Also remember, in the Pats game they were going after Davis most of the game.