Let me start by saying I am a huge fan of Nate Allen. I also happen to have the honor of being a friend of his. That however does not make me blind to the fact that he has not looked himself yet this year and the Pittsburgh game in particular was just down right ugly.
Page and Allen have been splitting time in the attempt to give Allen's knee some due rest. He is not back quite as far as he had hoped. Page will get the start this Thurs and there is a chance Page will ride the starting role into the first week of the season. I hope however, we can all agree, Allen has more upside and potential star power.
I think last Thursdays debacle in Pittsburgh was a combination of both Nate's knee not being up to speed causing his hesitancy in reacting as well as confusion in the new defensive scheme.
Don't count Nate Allen out. We will see him in the starting role again for the Eagles before long and we will all be very happy to have him back there!
Fly Eagles Fly!