theProf Posted December 28, 2015 Share Posted December 28, 2015 Ricardo Allen has been decent in pass coverage, but pretty bad in run support in my observations this year. A lot of the long runs from scrimmage against the Falcons this season are because Allen has taken a bad angle or just missed the tackle. Yesterday is just an example, where Allen took bad angles that resulted in two Panthers long runs from scrimmage in the first half. However, I've noticed this same trend in most of the games this season.I know that Allen is playing Safety for the first time in his career and growing pains are inevitable. However his growing pains have been really hurting the Defense. Whether he will turn the corner or not with added experience remains to be seen.One thing I can't quite understand is where is the Strong Safety in many of these long runs from scrimmage. Why is Allen being forced so often to be the last line of run support when that is usually the Strong Safety's role? Atlanta might need more upgrades in the Safety positions next year, than LB or DLine, which have deficiencies also. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.