Chargers WR Keenan Allen On A Monster Pace

Nov 3, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) runs with the ball as Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather (31) attempts the tackle in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 30–24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Lost in the Chargers loss is the play of Keenan Allen. As a rookie, he is going to have his share of mistakes in the game and those should disappear more and more with experience. He had a couple of miscues on Sunday. He dropped a ball in the open field while he was trying to look up to find the next defender. He also let the corner get in front of him to steal that interception from him. Despite those plays, Keenan Allen was tearing up the Washington Redskins defense once again. He is such a smooth route runner and has quickly become Philip Rivers’ most trusted target out wide.

Allen has started the last 5 games and he has 31 catches, 497 yards  and 3 touchdowns. You average that out for a 16 game season and he would have 99 receptions for 1590 yards and 10 scores. Vincent Jackson’s best season as a Charger, he finished with 1167 yards receiving. His most receptions were 68 and his most touchdowns were 9. Looks like we found that replacement for the Vincent Jackson on our roster already.

The kid is still in his rookie season. The kid’s potential is off the charts.

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • w1LLz

    Way to keep positive after a huge loss Ernie. KA has been pretty damn good and I hope he only gets better. He finally showed that he was human this game, but he shook it off and continued to make plays. I’m also curious as to what’s going on with Danario Alexander. Do you think he’ll be a Charger next year? The tandem of DA and KA has got to be a scary thought for any secondary in the league.

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      I would love to see the DA & KA duo, hopefully DA’s knee heals up and he doesn’t have to retire.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      if we bring back alexander.. which i am unsure that we will do… kinda doubting it… it would be a huge combo… just dont think vincent brown fits in on this offense

      • Gunnar Martin

        Really sad too. He was looking so good before. Wonder if it’s just a matter of time or if he simply just can’t produce in it. Have to get that No. 2 spot fixed.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    KA is so good, I would really love to see him get OROTY. Let’s hope this pace continues and he can keep racking up the numbers. VB on the other hand looks like Meachum, he’s running wrong routes and being exposed, Hall locked him up with no problem. If Floyd has to retire I think we look for a new #2 guy next season (also if Alexander can’t return either)

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      yea… Brown did not look good this weekend. right after i posted that he didn’t fit this offense too… oops.

  • Michael

    Love KA,,,,Bright spot lately, other questions and concerns though, Any chance of picking up a better F.A. corner? or how about a power back that can get a yard or two in the pile? Turner is still out there…..Are the chargers in any position to deal a little with some F.A ‘s out there?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      honestly… ryan mathews is the best power back option… even better than turner… just have to give him the ball.

  • diomar espinal

    If u guys notice VB is solid wen teams are playing zone or the corners are playing off coverage. But the truth of the matter is more teams by the week are switching to press man coverage and VB simply doesnt have the ability to beat people at the line of scrimmage, something that KA highly excels at. I think we should draft a wide out next year to start opposite keenan and let vincent loose. I just dont think he will be much help moving forward with teams knowing he cant get off the BUMP.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i dont know if we are going to straight release him… he has value.. just not on our roster.

      • diomar espinal

        To who though? Like i said more and more teams are switching to press coverage and less zone. I just cant picture a team giving us anything of value for him. That being said if we got extremely lucky and some one gave us a 5th rounder id say thats a steal lol

        • tbell11

          They should trade him to the Falcons so he can play the Bucs since Tampa Bay doesn’t play man coverage lol. I wonder how’d he do in the slot.

          • diomar espinal

            I doubt theyd give us anything they have several guys who are either better or more explosive then VB. Whats crazy to me is how how all the SD writerswere on VB coming into the season expecting a break out season. I myself thought he flashed signs of potential. But watching him consistently be jammed at the line looking like a helpless child is just a sad sight to see lol

    • w1LLz

      I hear you. I love VB but his route running and even his attacking the ball is just not there. When a rookie beats you out for the #1 WR spot, it is very telling…

  • JoseSD

    how’s Tavon Austin looking now compared to Keenan Allen? who would have thought that 8 games in Allen would out-produce all 3 first round WRs, Allen has Austin beat by around 350 yards and Deandre Hopkins by 110. heck, even Fluker looks like a wiser choice over Ernie’s pre-draft man crush Tavon Austin

    • boltingindiego

      Allen was a 1st round grade as the other 3 but injuries hurt his stock. Their are a couple of things that Allen has benefited from this year. If it wasn’t for Floyds injury I wonder what would have been Allens role on this team. He also has benefited from having an actual solid qb unlike the other 3 wrs.

    • doomedby2020

      Yep, I like his attitude. Sorta cocky, i think we need more of that on the team. And he has proven his ability to falter (dropped pass last game), then rebound.
      I love Floyd as well, but he’s rarely on the field…season after season…..

  • Will

    Let’s just make this clear, nobody on the chargers will EVER be Vincent Jackson. Period.

    • FitzWilly

      Let me make this clear
      Don’t you ever get tired of being am inbred worthless hill-billy POS
      period

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Yea… Allen is better. Period. Don’t hate him because you were wrong on him!

  • phobos57

    Terrific job by KA. Too bad VB hasn’t stepped up like he was supposed to. If this situation isn’t eating at him it should be. Guess he doesn’t have much pride.

  • JM

    Vincent brown is the down field threat and he has better hands than Allen… While this offense is moving the chains with a quick passing game, VB will be limited…. However, Once the long ball is required – VB will shine… Absolutely different type of receiver to Allen and even with all the fanfare, I’d rather have VB going for a 50/50 on a key third down then Allen

  • C.Steele

    Easy with the comparisons to VJ! VJ played on a lot more talented team (including a hall of Fame Running Back and hall of fame TE, in his prime). Consequently, there were fewer opportunities to touch the ball. But, I feel you on Allen’s upside. He has the makings of something special. #GoBolts!

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