Chase Allan

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  1. tzjombie

    tzjombie FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP

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    I thought he played very well tonight however I'm hearing nothing about it. Are my eyes deceiving me?
     
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    LB is back to being as big a weakness as it was last year. We are going to get ****ing torched against the run.
     
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    Yeah, he brought the lumber and very athletic. He's from the CFL, right?
     
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    No, Undrafted rookie from Southern Illinois I believe.
     
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    I like Chase Allen but I think we may see Daryl Smith be the next to come into camp from off the couch.
     
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    I noticed Allen too. He's a big boy!!! Played well. If McMillan is out? I think Allen has a chance to stick. He plays fast. Experience will be his best friend.
     
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    Lacey also seemed to do okay... minus running into raekwon
     
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    Zach Thomas 2.0
     
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    lol no he's not. So was Jordan Tripp, so was that other white linebacker, and mitch hull, and every other white linebacker that's not highly touted. Chase Allen will be lucky to make the team
     
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    It was a joke but alright. :thumbsup
     
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    Kid looked good out there tonight considering. Was in on a ****load of tackles. Hell even my brother picked up on him last night and he doesn't follow football at all. Get ZT back to bractice and have him shadow the kid for a while. Sounds like we are gonna need him.
     
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    You want that so bad, huh? Lol these predictions.
     
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    cool. we can finally have a "move Zach Thomas to strong safety" thread again
     
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    Do you mean free safety? haha
     
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    I'm a serious Dolphin fan but I don't know anything about Chase Allen. I saw his name on the jersey and wrongly assumed it must be Nate Allen, our new Safety. What struck me was that Chase looked a decent size and played physical. He seemed to relish the tackling. Please correct me if you saw otherwise. Welcome more feedback on Chase Allen.
     
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    For the naysayers, keep this in mind. The Missouri Valley Conference of NCAA DIV 1 FCS is by far the most competitive in all of the FCS conferences and they traditionally beat the hell out of the FBS opponents they face. The North Dakota State Bison of the FCS can't even find a team that will even schedule home games with them. After beating the Iowa Hawkeyes last year at Iowa it appears the FCS teams are done with NDSU. Rumor has it the Bison were pressing hard for a game with Alabama in 2018, but they refused.

    So don't think Chase Allen just beat up on lesser players, it just ain't so.
     
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    http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=1004839&draftyear=2017&genpos=ILB

    That shuttle and three cone are almost more impressive than his 4.60 forty. Those are extremely impressive numbers for a guy over 6'3" and 240. If he added another 15 pounds of solid brawn without losing that elite quickness and speed, we would be talking more Brian Urlacher than Zach Thomas.
     
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    He seemed very comfortable out there. I read he was a sleeper UDFA. Last night he didn't dispell that. I'm hopeful he'll improve with more pro experience and coaching. He's the type of guy that can help solve the depth issues facing the linebacker unit. I love his tenacity and tackling abilities he displayed last night. Always around the ball.
     
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    If he's got instincts sounds like a poor man's zack Thomas. Was he in on those three plays where they ran the ball for 20+ yards? I think I read somewhere it was hull who made the wrong read.
     
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    Kind of reminds me of that dl/lb 2nd rounder who ended up going to Cleveland. Forget his name.
     
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    That would be a pleasant surprise to have him show up and make the team and be a great player for us. We need some of the undrafted players to make some noise.
     
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    This was one of three or four UDFA's that I was intrigued about and wanted to see in this preseason. Others were Praise Martin-Oguike , Tory McTyer, and Owusu. More and more I added Maurice Smith to that list as well.

    With Raekwon McMillan's season ending injury, we need another LB. So I'm guessing Timmons will slide into Mike, so it will likely be a Sam, but either way, Chase Allen has the size and tackling to fill that spot at Sam or Mike. So, I'm very interested in how good he is THIS SEASON.

    Fingers crossed. This is definitely a window of opportunity for Chase Allen.
     
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    I think we are intrigued by his size more than anything right now.
     
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    I think the plan is to leave Kiko and Timmons where they are and put Hull at Mike. Remember Hull started camp as the 1st team Mike. It only lasted a couple days but still that should tell you what their intentions are

    The only other viable option would be to slide Timmons to Mike and start Hewitt at Sam
     
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    He looked pretty damn big to me last night. I dont know if he needs to gain anymore weight to have a legit shot. The official site has him at 6'3 250
     
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    Well we conclusively know that Hewitt cannot play the Sam .. he failed miserably at the Will last year and that's his best position. He definitely would be worst in the league at Sam. But this Chase Allen kid is a big and fast kid, I'm willing to see what he has. If we roll with Hull at the Mike, so be it. It's definitely a step up from last year. But, I'm not comfortable with him as our primary run stuffer, so I wouldn't be surprised if we move Timmons into the middle, where he can use his run stuffing skills, and then look for a solution at Sam. We'll see. Fingers crossed.
     
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    If Hull or whoever plays that position can do a good enough job on running downs, the loss of McMillan as a rookie won't mean much, because Alonso and Timmons would've been the ones left in on passing downs anyway.
     
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    Big dude and looked like a tackling machine. Hope he sticks, this team needs all the help it can get at that position.
     
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    I thought he was ideal for Sam. Will requires a better athlete doesn't it
     
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    Well, it looks like Chase Allen is a smart, good-character, guy, similar to Mike Hull. Question will be is he big and fast enough to keep up with 1st-string NFL offenses. I'm sure we'll find out.
     
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    Chase Allen Highlights SIU #5
     
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    #neverforget

    Is the person who posted that thread still active on Finheaven?
     
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    Hewitt's greatest strength is probably his foot speed. Will is where that is most useful. Sam requires better point of attack stacking and shedding as well as coverage ability against TE's. Both of those things are extreme weaknesses for Hewitt unfortunately. But, if there is any saving grace, Burke has expressed his belief that in this system there is no difference between Sam and Will. If that were true, he would have tried Kiko at both positions, but since Kiko also has weaknesses at stacking and shedding against power blockers, he was never tried there, but rather placed at Will and left there.

    Timmons on the other hand is a guy who excels at facing power players and is good at stacking and shedding, which is why he was installed at the Sam. I can't see many scenarios where Hewitt starts that aren't injury disaster scenarios. We've already lost Misi and McMillan, so if Timmons, Kiko or Hull go down, Hewitt will have to play. Regardless, I can't see him playing Mike or Sam ... he seems like a Will only guy to me.
     
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