Originally Posted by thebow305
You guys honestly think Will Allen will be starting over Sean Smith? This FO doesn't care about Will Allen, Sean Smith is their guy. He's a 2nd round pick, and played very solid last year in only his rookie season. And you think the Trifecta will stunt his growth by benching him? And to top it off, Will Allen was arrested for a DUI this offseason. I think Allen is closer to getting cut than regaining his starting job.
I don't really think any of Will Allen, Sean Smith, or Vontae Davis will be benched as our schedule lines up pretty well in terms of needing 3 CBs in most contests (2 games against NE, GB, Pittsburgh (likely after Ben returns), Buff switching to the spread, NYJ after Holmes comes back, Cin and Balt looking to open up their offenses with all their new weapons, Martz in Chi, etc) but I do believe that Will Allen will get the nod over one of the two if he shows he's healthy. Even with a year under their belt, a healthy Allen is still probably the best corner on our team. As for me picking Smith to 'bench' over Davis, its more a sign of the fact that Davis got better and better as the season progressed while Smith regressed and really hit the rookie wall. I wouldn't say either's growth would be stunted as I expect all three to receive an equal amount of playing time. As for Allen getting released, I would think we would have shopped him a little more openly if he was in danger of being cut a la Smiley because he would definitely have value.