Barring any major trades by the FO in the coming weeks, our Free Safety situation continues to resemble a Flannigan's plate of loaded nachos after I've plowed through them. It's a dirty, stinky fuckin' mess right now. Therefore, as an organization that prides itself on player versatility surveys the roster landscape for an ephemeral solution while our younger, developmental options mature, eyes naturally begin to settle on the name 'Will Allen' as a possibility worth considering. Mike Berardino touched on this very topic in a blog post and it seems ole' Rock Hands is amenable to the change:
And if Tony Sparano came to him and asked this proud veteran to move inside and learn a new position for the good of the team?
“I just like playing football, man,” Allen said. “Whatever it is, I like playing football, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.”
This is an intriguing alternative considering Tyrone Culver was hit-or-miss in spot duty last year and we've got two very wet-behind-the-ears options in Reshad Jones and Chris Clemons. Will Allen is only a bit smaller than Renaldo Hill, who did and continues to do a serviceable job at FS. I think given his experience Will Allen can start the season for us as Jones and Clemons get their sea legs and then move over to the slot as the season progresses. The question is: does Allen have the communication skills and catch-up speed to properly play the position and avoid Gibril Wilsonesque fuckjob scenarios???
Feedback welcomed in the comments.