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Oh, almost forgot, Allen played terrible Sunday

The blur of following the Chad Pennington injury, the Chad Henne promotion, a cross-country flight back to South Florida, the Tyler Thigpen trade, jet lag, and my Corvette going in for service got me a little sideways this week -- so much that I almost forgot something that must be shared with you.

Will Allen played terribly against San Diego last week.

It has been a popular pasttime among fans and radio pundits to rip Gibril Wilson for his struggles, but the depth of Miami's secondary struggles also has extended to the cornerback position. And, ironically, in a season the Dolphins drafted Vontae Davis and Sean Smith and are playing both rookies extensively, it is Allen, the veteran, that got picked on most last Sunday.

And it was Allen that didn't exactly step up to the challenge of getting picked on most.

San Diego quarterback Phillip Rivers went after Allen no less than ten times in the last game.

And by the end of that workout, Allen was plain wore out as they say in Tennessee.

He gave up a 55-yard pass to Vincent Jackson on which he had help over the top but still couldn't make the play. He gave up another 15-yard completion to Jackson. He gave up an 8-yard completion to Jackson along the sideline. He played so far off Legadu Naanee on one play that Rivers simply took the center snap and tossed it to Naanee standing alone along the line of scrimmage and the play gained five yards. Allen had also fell down on a slant route thus giving up a 30-yard gain to Jackson. He was called for a personal foul horse collar tackle, which resulted in a first down. He was also called for a pass interference that turned a third down into another first down.

On the bright side, Allen had four passes defensed, including two in the end zone.

But when any cornerback costs his team 127 yards (including the two penalties) and six first downs (including the two penalties), it has not been a very good day.

And all this is particularly important when the next opponent is the Buffalo Bills. The Bills, you see, have two good receivers in Terrell Owens and Lee Evans.

One would have to be very naive to believe the Bills saw tape of the San Diego game and are thinking Will Allen should not be challenged time and time and time again this Sunday.

Last week he was. And he didn't answer the challenge.

  

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we kno the backs go out for passes u ass!

Kevin,

What kind of Job you think NJ have?

Kevin , don't pay attention to the imposter kevin, That's just the king of all idiots , cuban menace , Trying to get some attention that he desperatly desires.

Yea but talking about 9/11 like that is asinine

Kevin , you're intitled to your opinion on ginn , but that's NOT what our conversation was about. I also would like to see turner. WHEN he's ready. And don't ASSUME , because you now the saying.

ass of u and me

:)

Kevin , the cuban menace IS asinine.

Can we talk about Cameron Wake and why I dont see him but special teams?

And our ILB's r not getting much done

I agree Allen (and practically the entire secondary) has struggled this year… but facing Matt Ryan, Peyton Manning, and Phillip Rivers isn't easy for anybody.

The next two weeks will be huge in determining the quality of the secondary.

Can we talk about Chad Henne and how he will be Hero to Miami Dolphins fans sunday night at 7:00

Matt Ryan against the phins honestly did not look good, we really should have won that game if we didn't have so many turnovers. Manning totally manipulated our defense and Rivers just bombed it on us. Imagine if we actually played decent, Atlanta should of been a win, Colts should have been a win and SD was just a absolute mess after that first 95 yd drive.

A** ? kevin you're the one who said ASSuming the rb's stay in and block. I told you they've been going out for passes . YOU A**. :)

Yeah Allen was picked on...Wouldn't it be wild to start two rookies at CB!!!

I would like to add that Wilson tackled much better against the Chargers too!!! Nice wrapping!!!

Carlito, I remember that Bobby Humphrey was one of their running backs in 1992. He was one of those Tony Nathan types that they acquired from Denver. Great pass catcher, and good rushing average, but only if you give him the ball in certain spots - not the kind of RB who could carry the load.

u ass! lol

Kevin , the ILB's have been pretty good against the run , but just awful against the pass. you're right. Wake wasn't active in the beginning because he was working on his special team skills. He has improved enough to be activated . Look for him alot this week.

ur still an ass :)

I guess you like men's ass. LOL 1

I just wish instead of drafting Vontae Davis (dont get me wrong i think hes good), if we drafted James Laurinitis instead oh man!

Kevin and NJ bonding talking about each other ass


Thank you Mando!

Because of you , I now realize the PURPOSE of football. A place for people to vent and release some of the pressures of the daily grind and feel better about themselves by belittling those who are more fortunate and gifted than themselves.

I'm sure in San Diego they are all talking about the only reason Rivers was able to complete those passes was because Allen sucks!

And to think all this time I thought football was about entertainment . Boy was I wrong , thanks again Mando!

Kevin, I agree about getting Fasano the ball, but Penny did throw it to him at SD and it hit him in he back. We really need the Henne to Fasano to work as much as we need Henne to Ginn and Fam.

Westernfin, sarcasm is the humor of the uncreative.

This blog gets better. Opinion is reported as fact. But where was that opinion against after the Colts game.

Hey Jokers,
Remember when we bashed the pats for taking the chinesse safety chung. Who is laughing now? Meanwhile we are stuck with Pat White who plays 2 plays per game and resigned Bell and Clam Chowder?
Oh, and a great move to pick up an Al Davis cut player like Wilson.....

FA bust moves are the trifecta specialty!


For those interested in a good and accurate game analysis ( with out an agenda ), check out what a guest blogger Joe W had to say about the Miami San Diego game in M.B.'s blog on the S.S. site !

the way i see it - the secondary cost the Fins the three games lost. shake things up and take Allen out. all you's (NY talk) who were Brady Quinn fans - we now see he is about as talented as Beck. Man I hope Chad 2 picks it up.

Apparently no one can spell here. It's LOSE, not LOOSE. Two completely different words with different meanings.

Alan. Are you suggesting they start Jason Allen or Jones? I would rather take my chances with Will. He will step up to the task.

What happened to churning the roster this regime was so high on? Bench Ginn, Allen, Wilson, and send them a message.... Step it up!!

Let's see what the rest of our roster has to offer: Turner, Wake, Clemmons. They can't do any worse than what's been happening on the field so far. Why wait until 2010 to see if the rest of the guys on the roster suck just as bad in starting situations and go through this all over again?

No pressure on the QB is going to make this a very long season.

Love the 'Phins and always will.... One game at a time.

Go 'Phins !!!!!

Posted by: HKPhinfan | October 01, 2009 at 01:49 AM

What happened to churning the roster this regime was so high on? Bench Ginn, Allen, Wilson, and send them a message.... Step it up!!

Let's see what the rest of our roster has to offer: Turner, Wake, Clemmons. They can't do any worse than what's been happening on the field so far. Why wait until 2010 to see if the rest of the guys on the roster suck just as bad in starting situations and go through this all over again?

No pressure on the QB is going to make this a very long season.

Love the 'Phins and always will.... One game at a time.

Go 'Phins !!!!!

Posted by: HKPhinfan | October 01, 2009 at 01:49 AM

do you think it would be possible to let Sean Smith play safety, benching Wilson, and have Vontae Davis play Smith's position? or the other way around? Either way, just get Wilson out of there!!!! Please..

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