Originally Posted by eriadoc
That would be awful. Allen is a better CB than KJ. He's not a Pro Bowl caliber CB, but he makes plays on the ball and he actually looks for the ball, which results in fewer pass interference calls. If it were me, it would be an open competition for the #2, #3, and #4 CB job, and let the seeding work itself out. I suspect it would end up being Allen #2, KJ or Harris at #3, and the other at #4. McCain ends up being the 5th CB and ST player. McManus is the odd man out.
As bad as everyone says Jackson is in pass coverage, Allen is just as bad (worse if you ask me) in run support. And run support is also a big part of a CB's job. That is one thing ole "Pay-Me-Rick" did rather well, step up in run support.
to stick his nose into any sweeps or off-tackle plays to his side.
When was the last time you recall Allen knifing in to stop a running play or taking on a RB to prevent a screen from gaining big yds.
Too bad we can't take Allen's ball skills and Jackson's tackling on running plays and combine them into one DB.