Dec 22, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (13) celebrates after a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Keenan Allen believes he is faster

We all know that Keenan Allen slipped in the draft a bit because of the slow times that he put up in the NFL combine. Teams questioned if he would be able to succeed in the NFL and he also had some injury concerns with the selection.

After his first season in the league, teams are kicking themselves in the butt wondering why they didn’t take the young stud. Allen was spectacular in his first season and he has been putting in the work to get better. He feels that he has picked up some speed with the health and after some of the work that he has done this offseason:

“I mean if you run a 4.3 or 4.4, that obviously says that you’re fast,” Allen said (via ESPN). “But a 4.6 guy can still make their way into the league. Some of the best receivers in the league ran a 4.5 or 4.6. So now that I’m healthy, I’m pretty sure I’m faster than 4.6.”

I am happy that the slow time didn’t turn off Tom Telesco. The selection of Allen helped save our season. With all the injuries that we had at the position, Allen was the only player on the roster to step in at the number 1 role. He filled in perfectly and wlll be locking down that spot for years to come. Watch what he will be able to do this season with a legit threat on the opposite side of him.

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  • tubbs45

    Love to line several of the bolts up for some unofficial 40 times!

  • Gunnar Martin

    Looked pretty dang fast on the field to me.

    • davacho

      yep- looked more quick to me- especially over the middle

  • Derek

    Awwwww yeah!

  • PakMaN

    GUYS, Pak is officially a season ticket holder! I will need to party with my BoltBeat Crew come Sept! :D

    • Stefanie Smith

      Pak: Did you get good seats? I can’t find two seats together, unless they are way in the nosebleed section.

      • PakMaN

        I’ve been in every section of this stadium and honestly I prefer the nose bleed over lower levels. Field for example is way too close to see what’s going on.

      • PakMaN

        So I’ll be at the 50 yard line mark in lower level

    • Ernie Padaon


  • Stefanie Smith

    Hey, let everyone know Eddy Royal is holding his football camp at Serra High School. No cost. KIds love it. I think it is today. It was just on the local news-Channel 10.

    • Tyreece Kaete Sr.

      In what city

  • arnie

    He could be right. coming off a knee injury could leave you at 80% and being a rookie, in a short passing game adds to it. However you can’t nature but you can becomea better player, which I’m looking for Allen to become. He knows how to get off the line, run his routes and get open. the problem there was nobody on the other side to take away attention from Allen, for him to get virtical. on top of that whis never really went down the field either.

  • Stefanie Smith

    I just watched a short clip of the Chargers vs. Bengals play off game. Omg, if you really look at it–as short as the little video is… Chargers have something. Now, if they improved during the offseason, which I believe they have, maybe they could just surprise everyone. Even if we mark off Seattle and SF as losses, and split with Denver, we still have a great chance. KC is going to struggle also. As long as we win the games that we really should win, we can do pretty well.

  • Bolty

    I’d say put a stopwatch on him. But then again, don’t blow out your knee or anything or pull a hammy to prove it!