Originally Posted by powda
How long has his leg (foot) injury been lingering? A chronic foot injury that hasn't gone away for months now has to be concerning. If the guy has to run a good route to get separation how much does it effect a safety's play? Does it stretch the defense for other players? I gotta be honest, i'll defer to those who've seen him play because i've only read scouting reports, but I want a guy with speed to burn. I want a guy who forces a defensive coordinator to compromise. We have plenty of guys who challenge short and intermediate. If thats all Allen does...I think we need to look somewhere else.
In the 2 games I've seen Allen, he's an underneath guy. I was hoping that they used him running the underneath stuff so that they could get the ball in his hands and not because he was speed deficient. After today my concerns have been validated. Dude can break tackles after the catch. But unless his speed improves he wil struggle in the pros.
Can somebody point me to a video where Allen runs a 9 route and blows by the CB/S?
He's a good WR, but doesn't stretch the field and the Texans need somebody that can strike fear into a defense. The WR doesn't have to be all-world, a T.Y. Hilton would suffice.
The guys I see that most closely resembles this type of WR are Hunter/Dobson/Goodwin/Nwachukwu. These guys could be had early and late.
If you want to give me Allen in the 2nd and Goodwin in the 4th I could get on board with that. Then you would have your slot guy (Allen) and your speed guy Goodwin to go along with AJ. These are the types of weapons that Schaub has been lacking.