Jason Allen making strides just in th...

Jason Allen making strides just in the nick of time

There are 49 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Aug 13, 2008, titled Jason Allen making strides just in the nick of time. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

All Jason Allen's outstretched body was missing Saturday night during a third-down stand against the Buccaneers was a cape.

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Fang

Hollywood, FL

#1 Aug 13, 2008
It appears that Allen has finally found his home. If he has and the injuries are behind him, he could be someone to watch. Then again I could say that about the whole team. Lets all hope he's another piece of a puzzle they are trying to assemble .
David

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Aug 13, 2008
How bout a "where are they now?" for Jamar Fletcher?
cocoa beach canes fan

Kansas City, MO

#3 Aug 13, 2008
David wrote:
How bout a "where are they now?" for Jamar Fletcher?
;long gone, Drew Brees was on the board when we blew that pick, thanks Wanny.
cool hand luke

Anchorage, AK

#4 Aug 13, 2008
this team needs improved talent everywhere they can get it...and I'll say this now, barring a glut of injuries, this team will win 8 games, maybe 9.
subby

Bismarck, ND

#5 Aug 14, 2008
I say we blitz Favre every play with Allen and Bell. don't care if we lose every game . I just want to ruin Roger's year.
Eff the Jets And Eff NJ.
Believe

Orange, CA

#6 Aug 14, 2008
Yesterday's history,tomorrow is a mystery,today's a gift .that's why it's called a present. GO DOLPHINS
subby

Bismarck, ND

#7 Aug 14, 2008
sorry about the double post.
joseph

Dawsonville, GA

#9 Aug 14, 2008
jets STINK..Go FINS!!!!!!
jay

Riverview, FL

#11 Aug 14, 2008
seriously not to praise nick satan.
but lets face it he did draft well , and did address the teams needs.

we needed a running back and he took ronnie, and lets face it its turning out pretty good ( cant blame him for cleo's bad pass that caused his knee to buckle ) now roth isnt a starter by a long shot, but it gives you depth at the position.

we needed db's so he took allen, now allens bigest mistake was holding out for so long and being behind for so long. and for a rookie db thats huge.
face it he was our best db last season. hes showing why he was chosen in the 1st round.

cammueler set this team back to a 4-12 team with the horrendous draft.
ginn instead of quinn, the jugger-not.( really great against hollowed out drywall but folds when hit by another player ) great fullback. solaia the samoan bowling pin. the only bright spot is sateale . not to mention their dumping of minor, mcmicheal, culpepper*(better than what we had last season at qb), chambers, the list goes on.

now for the positive.

the o-line is starting to look solid for years. great 1st step.
running backs are a lock. ricky is a future hall of famer , turbulent as they are but lets not deny the talent and numbers. ronnie will be back so ronnie and ricky is the best tandom in the leauge.
fullback i like boomer i see good things there.
qbs chad henne looks great, great pocket presence, great arm, great accuracy , great touch. but clearly not ready he needs to sit and learn the system, and be groomed .
chad pennington is a very good qb. and is a very good bridge to henne which is the future.

now there are questions on defense , and wideout and t.e. but the team is turning a corner. i would say they are 3-4 seasons away from being a serious conference championship contender.
jay

Riverview, FL

#12 Aug 14, 2008
correction an 0-16 team jt won the game for you by icing the kicker and playing coach aswell
Anthony

Pittsburgh, PA

#13 Aug 14, 2008
Okay, just to clarify a few things. Two of those three interceptions came from lame duck passes by Donovan McNabb in the Philly game. They had nothing to do with skill, my grandmother could have made those two plays. Secondly, I know at least one of Ted Ginn's TD kickoff returns were called back because of poor special teams play by Allen. Finally, I remember reading three or four articles just like this last year. I hope Allen does have a break out year in 2008, but I think the odds of another Dolphin draft pick--a Channing Crowder, or a Vernon Carey, or even a Yeremiah Bell-- breaking into greatness is alot more likely than Jason Allen.
FinMan II

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#14 Aug 14, 2008
Phins-27
Jets-13
JinVA

United States

#15 Aug 14, 2008
Hey jay...is your last comment a little telling?

"correction an 0-16 team jt won the game for YOU by icing the kicker and playing coach aswell"

Not won the game for "US" huh? That's a stark contrast to your first post where you said "we" a lot.

You forgot Saban picking Channing Crowder. Not that he's filling Zach's shoes, but not many can! He also picked Rod Wright, who's starting to come into his own. I only wish Alabi had been retained because I thought he was going to as well.

Yep...St. Nick did us one favor and drafted ok. At this point I'd give him a B-

Ulike you...I think Ginn will be on the same path as J. Allen, and you'll see him really show some signs this year, and then turn out a solid potential pro bowler next season. I'm hoping going against Fergy will do the same for Satele. I think you'll see Brandon Fields have a really good season this year as well. So they may have hit on Ginn, Satele, Fields, and got a 4th for Booker, so I'd give it a C-, but not a total loss. That could swing to a C+ if Ginn, Satele, and Fields are here for a decade and make some pro bowls.

This years draft looks even better than both of them. Long, Thomas, Merling, and Langford all look like solid starters with pro bowl potential for years to come. Henne looks solid, and it will depend on his usage interms of his development. I'm still also watching Murphy, Parmele, and Bess too. May not end up Pro bowlers, but solid contributers. At this point I'd say B+

The Phins are on the rise again!
JinVA

United States

#16 Aug 14, 2008
Well I guss we all know Anthony was a Jason Allen hater and calling him a bust previously. LOL
Steve

Dayton, NV

#17 Aug 14, 2008
Ey Tony, get a clue. Jason Allen's problems have been due to the difficulty of the defensive schemes. Its been written over and over again consistantly since he came into the league that he doesn't excell when he has to think too much on the field. His rookie yr he was flying all over the field during ota's making plays, then once they started working on the complex scheme he couldn't function.

Take the Giants last yr, they started playing great D once they dummied down the scheme. I don't know why these D coordinators think they have to install these Einstein schemes, just let 'em play ball. Football players aren't the smartest guys by nature.

Jason Allen is in the Vernon Carey mold of slow learners, but once they get it they excell.
Wanny McStache

Lake Zurich, IL

#18 Aug 14, 2008
cocoa beach canes fan wrote:
<quoted text>;long gone, Drew Brees was on the board when we blew that pick, thanks Wanny.
You mean it wasn't Bill Parcells fault???? The way South Florida is ready to crucify the Tuna, I thought everything was his fault in regards to the Fins being God Awful for these past 5 seasons!!!!!
john

Miami, FL

#19 Aug 14, 2008
while at the game I watched him and bell, both are going to do good. Both were always heading toward the play instead of last year looking like they were lost in space. Both are great at supporting the run and hit hard. They will create turnovers and like I've been saying I think they are probably one of the strongest positions on the team. That includes the whole secondary.
Steve

Dayton, NV

#20 Aug 14, 2008
2 of his 3 picks against Philly were lame duck... Does every pick have to be a game winner to count? Stats are stats don't try to make too much/little out of them. Some stats do make a player great, but stats aside you have to watch him play and see if he's got it. After watching him last year, he's got it.

Take Beck for instance, last yr he looked bad, but he got a free pass, because there wasn't any talent around him. This yr he's just bad.

You should take someone else's word for Jason being bad this yr, because we all know what happens when you assume.
Simple

United States

#21 Aug 14, 2008
Get over Quinn already, henne will be ALOT better then Quinn can ever be. Guinn will turn up, in the next cople of years. Brees, I like this guy for slot. I am hoping Jayson Foster can get his acted together, because wacthing him in college, he has, speed, speed and more speed. If they can get his play up to par, they have a real home run hitter returning kicks. Ginn need to be worried about the number #2 WR, not kick returner.
Simple

United States

#22 Aug 14, 2008
^Self note, proof read before I post, lol. You know what I mean.

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