Apr 27, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers third round draft pick Keenan Allen speaks with members of the media during a press conference at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Keenan Allen: Great Football Style / Bad Fashion Taste


 

Wow, that “Keenan Allen Raider hat” story gained a lot of attention recently. There had been reports all over the net about that incident.

Just a quick reminder: On Friday last week, the Chargers third round pick Keenan Allen posted a vine video of himself sipping on an In-n-Out drink while wearing a Raiders hat. Fans were pretty upset about that and reached out to him via twitter questioning his intentions. I also was asking myself why the heck he´d wanna do something like that? He was drafted by the Chargers and now he posts stuff of him on the internet wearing a Raider hat?

Well, when talking about this weird story, we might have to consider that the North Carolina native went to college at the University of California, Berkeley, where he played for the California Golden Bears. He surely owned the hat before he became a Charger in April this year. Of course, that´s no excuse for this post, but it surely wasn´t his intention to offend the BoltNation, i.e. us fans and the Chargers organization. Maybe we can call it a tremendously dumb rookie mistake.

U-T San Diego had a short interview with the Cal Bears star yesterday:

“I didn’t think it would have the effect that it did have, but obviously it did,” he said. “I didn’t mean for it to happen. I wasn’t thinking about it at the time. I wasn’t actually thinking about football at all. I was just going to grab a bite to eat.”

“I’m sorry about it, It won’t happen again.”

He also mentioned that Eric Weddle “gave him the rundown” before Monday’s practice.

But there is more to talk about Keenan Allen than just his awful taste in fashion.

He´s the Cal’s all-time leader with 205 receptions, while ranking third on the school’s career list with 2,570 receiving yards and seventh with 17 touchdown catches. He also had career averages of 77.9 receiving yards per game and 12.5 receiving yards per catch over 33 contests and 29 starts. The 21-year old was a huge factor in the kick and punt return game too, recording 21 punt returns for 252 yards including a career-long 69-yard touchdown return against Southern Utah as a junior and 18 kick returns for 406 yards including a long of 61 versus Arizona State also as a freshman.

I can´t wait for this kid to step on the field in a Chargers uniform. He currently is recovering from a knee injury, which also forced him out of the final three games at Cal. But already on the first day of this year´s mini camp, the 6´2″ (slot) receiver threat reported that the knee feels great and he participated in all drills. Allen is an athletic playmaker who understands how to get open and run routes; I expect to see some great things from the youngster in the second half of the season (probably after one or two of the injury-prone veterans will miss significant playtime…don´t wanna sound negative here, but we´re used to that…am I right Malcom?).

BoltFam, I hope one day you´ll be able to forgive him that dumb “rookie mistake”. Maybe it will be easier for you to do that when checking out my little highlight video I´ve posted some hours ago on my Youtube channel (your interest is much appreciated):

Keenan Allen – Drive It in – by MC Boltman

Thank you for reading (and checking out my video)!

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  • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

    he messed up… still want to see this kid on the field…. he is going to be awesome

    • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

      I already love the guy. He seems like a character and will be fine. Hilarious to razz about the hat. I am sure that Weddle did not think it was funny, but a good rookie lesson for him.

      • MC Boltman

        Yeh, I really love what guy brings to the table. I think he´ll do well as a Charger and maybe in 2014 he´ll already be one of the fan favorites…well, we´ll see (wishful thinking..lol)

    • tubbs45

      Promise the vets will make him pay for this mistake! hopefully he takes this in stride and it will build the gray matter!

      • MC Boltman

        Ha…imagine Takeo Spikes´ standing in front of him with that bullneck and that scary look in his eyes, asking him why the “HECK YOU´VE DONE THAT!”…lol..he´d be scared to ever look at anything that is painted black and silver..:)

        • tubbs45

          Cam Thomas can fill that role… Pull him aside in the tunnel and pin him down. “Hey Allen that hat you was wearing was might cute…”

          • MC Boltman

            Maybe, but Spikes doesn´t have to say anything. He´ll just have to stand there and look at you…or he might just say something like…”so you bought yourself a Raider hat…? ahaa..hmmm”

          • MC Boltman

            Ugh!…man… if Takeo would look at me like this..I´d never DARE to touch anything thats silver and black again…ugh

          • tubbs45

            that is the shit yourself look!

          • MC Boltman

            lol… I guess so..ugh, whats that smell?..:)

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            LMAO! I would rather face Debo from Friday, than Takeo!!! I hope Fluker talked to him too… one rook to another… that would be equally scary! Something like:
            “You know how dit mek us look? Huh, sucka? Now peel, before I getz angury fo real”!!!
            I doubt Keenan would be able to understand what he was saying.. but, he’d definitely know what he meant.. hahaha!

          • MC Boltman

            lol – without a doubt..”oh oh ok..kk.kkay nn..no.no more Rai..Raider hats..I I I promise!”..

          • tubbs45

            Time for new under wear!

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            just crapped myself

          • MC Boltman

            Really that scares you? This is his face when he politely asks you if you can hand him over some milk for his coffee…what do you do when he´s really angry? (what comes after “crapped myself?) lol

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Priceless. I would run with crap in my drawers….. he’s a step slower these days, remember? (Too soon?)
            And, something tells me he doesn’t drink coffee… he sleeps in a hyper-chamber for god’s sake… hahaha!

          • MC Boltman

            haha…no not too soon – yeah that maybe could be Allen´s chance to get away (but not mine…). lol

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Wow.. I wonder what kind of skin products he uses? NICE!!! Wish my skin was shiny like that, seriously!

          • tubbs45

            that is baby oil!

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            I know… something told me not to say baby oil, or cocoa butter.. just in case.

          • tubbs45

            I’m sorry Mr.Spikes, I meant Mineral Oil…. just shit myself again…

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            It’s just a picture, Tubbs.. nothing to be scared of.. watch…SCREW YOU Mr. Spikes! See, nothing happened. LOL..
            BRB guys, I think I hear my doorbell.

          • tubbs45

            HAHAHAHHAHA… Wake up Peter, Wake up man it was all just a bad dream!!!

        • tubbs45

          Wait, wait, wait…. A new contender has just entered the shit-myself ring!!!! Kwame Geathers….

          • MC Boltman

            Yeah…maybe, but I´d say if that 6´3″ guy Jarret Johnson is standing in front you with that kind of “face paint” then I´d say…It´s gettin quite tough to hold it :)

    • MC Boltman

      Well, in the end this “hatgate” incident maybe has been nothing more than an arrangement between Keenan Allen and Manti Te’o. Te’o may has mentioned a couple of times that it´s tough for him to face all that catfish questions and comments day in and day out. Allen then decided to take some pressure off his new teammate by posting moronic stuff on the net and attracting negative attention by the media all around the country. Well, in that case “good job” :) – it was dumb, but I like his skills. Hope he´ll kick ass against the Raiders…would be awesome!

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        you know this will be brought up again when we face the Raiders.. we will see how he does

        • RussinSactown

          My Raider friends are already posting it on their facebook pages. But I was thinking the same thing Boltman. If he did it to take the eyes off of Te’o then that is great. Still I’m sure Weddle telling him knock that shit off could not have been fun, no matter what the reason.

          • MC Boltman

            Well actually I meant that as joke, but maybe the effect stays the same. Now the “blame” is not only on Manti…but this maybe is only good for him.. :)

          • tubbs45

            Damn it man Allen’s Dad is wearing Raiders Sweat shirt now??? –(your welcome T’eo)

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Can you imagine how he felt walking up to the building? No bueno, I’m sure.

          • MC Boltman

            Surely wasn´t easy for him…he really had no clue what he was doin´…rookie rookie #smh

        • MC Boltman

          Yeh…I know. Again, hope he´ll do well (if he´s on the field) otherwise the Raiders probably will make fun of him that “he´s one of them”.

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        Hahaha… everyone does something stupid, so Manti is ignored by the media! What an awesome theory. If I were Fluker, I would be watching every step I took, after watching these two get shelacked in the media!!!

        • MC Boltman

          Yeah…Fluker´s thoughts running through his head constantly: “don´t talk about girlfriends…don´t wear silver and black…don´t talk bout GF..dont wear S&B…..don´t talk…damn I forgot it…what was it again?….ah yeah: Talk about girlfriends; wear silver and black….” tough to be a Chargers rookie these days :)

  • tubbs45

    In all reality an idiot off field move. Torch the Raiders and we’ll call it even… Strong work Weddle!

    • MC Boltman

      Yes, Weddle is the man! I love this dude – hope he´ll never wear another uniform. This guy is worth all the money! Hope once he´ll get the attention and credit all around the league that he deserves.

      • tubbs45

        With a legit SS and decent CBs he should go OFF this season!!!

        • MC Boltman

          Time for another Pro-Bowl season!

          • tubbs45

            yeah yeah!! #BoltUP hawaiian style baby!

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      I’d like to see that video!

  • PakMaN

    I gave him some shit on twitter, but i’m still going to pick up his jersey before the season kicks off. Love me a #13 Chargers =D

    • MC Boltman

      Yeh, he´s taken a lot of shit on twitter last days…fans were upset – who can blame them? that was one ugly hat, man!

    • U A Plumberman

      I hope they make them in Silver and Black!!!

  • RussinSactown

    Keenan went to Cal. You might think replacing the hat would be the first thing you’d do with the contract money but it’s a brain fade. And you all know how long it takes to break in a hat just right.

    If they fire the hat out of the cannon with his first TD all will be forgiven. Flaming Raider hat bits, now that’s a twitter pic.

    • MC Boltman

      Yeh, show on the field that you´re a Charger and go for that TD dude!…and we´re fine again (but throw away or burn that ugly silver and black stuff..)

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Hahahaha… great visual!

  • JoseSD

    Have you seen him without a hat? He looks like he’s only a couple years away from looking like Mr. Burns.Now that he’s a pro he can afford all the Propecia and Rogaine he needs. He seems like the type to always wear a hat out so I’ll give him a pass for this one, he probably owned the hat for a while and wore it to match his outfit. But once he enters the Black Hole and sees those morons in their Halloween costumes he’ll know better than to wear Raiders gear

    • MC Boltman

      lol…yeah like I said in the article – I´m pretty sure he got the hat from his time at Cal. It surely was some kind of fashion thing (at least I want to believe that).

  • Nick_is_Awesome

    Eric Weddle, I love you so much more for telling Keenan Allen, “not to wear that shit again”. Made my day xD

  • tubbs45

    BURN THAT SHIT:

    Best video!!!!

    • MC Boltman

      haha .. Nice way to use Raiders gear – for cold windy nights…

      • tubbs45

        love the dude light his cig off of the toxic fumes. hahaha

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    What if it’s his lucky hat? The one he wore before every game in college, when setting records?

  • tubbs45

    I’m just going to come right out and say it… Holmes need a serious style make over… From that weird-ass hiding my receeding hairline hair cut, raiders hat to the picture below, we may need to mobilize a “Man-Over”.

  • tubbs45

    HOLY Horse shit, I thought this was another Raiders hat… same damn colors, but it’s a Nets hat….

  • davacho

    WEDDLE!

  • tubbs45

    Rookie dinner is gonna be expensive for Allen…

    • MC Boltman

      haha..he better get himself a second job in the offseason :)

  • jonpviv

    MC Boltman? Oh, you’ll make it far in the industry with that name……..

    • MC Boltman

      Its my Youtube and twitter name…I´ve become a writer because of my Bolts Videos…and what kind of industry? We´re fans writing for fans…thanx for the hate

  • U A Plumberman

    Perhaps some of you are right Mr. Allen wore the hat to take the heat off Manti!!!
    I have another theory perhaps Manti had shown Keenan the Charges Lombardi Trophies an this is a cry for help!!!!!

  • joerockt

    I think the worst part about this is that it gives Raider fans something to razz us about. We don’t need more fuel for the fire. Hopefully they got that guy the whole collection of nflshop.com Charger hats lol. Good to see Weddle securing that shit.

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    Keenan, I don’t think you realize what the Silver & Black is all about, so I’m gonna have to share this photo with you now….Train, Eat, Sleep, Dream, Piss, and $h!t Powder Blue!!!!