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Eric Allen on Sports Center calls Skins - "Pretenders"


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On their segment pretenders or contenders.

Of the 2-0 teams according to Eric Allen, the Bills and the Lions are playoff contenders.

The Jets are Super Bowl pretenders.

But the Redskins..he laughed and said "The Skins are you kidding me, they are pretenders, they have Rex Gossman!"

He sounds like Marvin Harrison now.

mods please fix the thread title....

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The media needs more wins from us to admit they were wrong about us but most likely won't ever admit it

They could be like Gibbs Hog Heaven who bet me that we'd only win 3 or 4 games this year on this forum

That prediction looks about dumb as hell right now too

We won't be able to get the media back for the pooh they throw at us

But I'm enjoying sticking it to another fan of the team saying we will suck that bad

That's something we can all get a good laugh at

:cheers:

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Who's Eric Allen?

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Eric Allen

Cornerback Eric Allen played for the Eagles from 1988 thru 1994, and is justifiably remembered as one of the finest defensive backs in the team’s history.

A product of Arizona State, Eric was drafted by the Eagles in the 2nd round in 1988, after the Birds traded up specifically to choose him. Head Coach Buddy Ryan immediately named him a starter, and was given no cause to question that decision.

By the time Allen exited Philadelphia as a free agent following the ’94 season, he had left behind a passel of records in addition to a legacy of excellence. Along with Bill Bradley and Brian Dawkins, Allen holds the team’s career interception record with 34. He tied an NFL record with 4 interception returns for TDs in a season in 1993, and had an Eagles-record 5 for his career. One of those touchdowns in ’93 was his longest, a spectacular 94-yard return of a Boomer Esiason pass against the New York Jets. He also tied a league record with two interceptions returned for TDs in a game against New Orleans (33 and 25 yards). Eric’s 482 yards returning interceptions in his career rank third in Eagles history and his 201 yards in the 1993 season rank second.

Allen’s season high for interceptions was 8 in 1989, which also led the NFC that year. He had two sacks for the Eagles, both in ’93, and was credited with a career-high 72 tackles in 1992.

Eric intercepted 3 passes in postseason play, including two at New Orleans in the NFC Wild Card playoff following the ’92 season, one of which he returned 18 yards for a TD. He appeared in a total of five playoff games with the Eagles.

Beyond the numbers, the 5’10”, 184-pound Allen was known for his speed, great hands, coverage ability, and for coming up with the clutch interception or making the big play when necessary. His beautifully-timed breaking up of a last ditch pass to WR Gary Clark in a game against Washington in 1992 to preserve a 17-13 win for the Eagles is a great example, and one that has made its way into Eagles lore. The two interceptions noted above against the Saints in the NFC Wild Card game were key plays in that come-from-behind win, with the touchdown sealing the 36-20 victory. Of his 5 interceptions in his rookie season of 1988, 4 came inside of the opponent’s 20-yard line.

Eric joined the free agent exodus out of Philadelphia that sadly characterized the early ‘90s, jumping to the New Orleans Saints in 1995. He moved on to Oakland in ’98, where he played thru the 2001 season. Allen retired with a total of 54 interceptions, returned for 826 yards and 8 TDs, including another three with the Raiders in 2000.

Allen received All-NFL recognition in 1989 (1st team selection of the AP and Pro Football Weekly, 2nd team by the NEA), ’91 (2nd team by the AP and NEA), and ’93 (2nd team by the AP), and All-NFC honors in 1992 (1st team by UPI), ’93 (1st team by Pro Football Weekly and UPI), and ’94 (2nd team by UPI). He was selected to the Pro Bowl six times, five as an Eagle, following the 1989 and ’91 thru ’94 seasons. He was chosen as one of the cornerbacks on the Eagles 75th anniversary All-Time team.

Current ESPN analyst.

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The only thing the Redskins can do to shut the media up and opposing fanbases is to win ball games. We're 2-0 and getting another victory against Dallas on the road/prime time would be going in the right direction pertaining to changing the negative perception involving our team. I just think that we're going in the right direction organization wise and shouldn't get ahead of ourselves though.

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Well that's a horse of a different color...Eric is usually pretty non-biased when commenting on the Skins.

Yeah, he's actually pretty good with his commentary. It was probably a knock against Grossman and not the Skins as a whole. Rex needs to get better in order to prove the doubters wrong.

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EVERY member of the media's only argument against us is Rex Grossman. You never hear "no running game" or "bad receivers" or "doesnt play defense" because, guess what, the rest of the team is actually pretty damn good. They know this so they use the Rex argument as a crutch. Lazy journalism, lazy analysis.

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I honestly see us getting no respect for a while. If we beat the Cowboys it will be due to the injuries. We beat that Rams it will be because of Sam Bradford's youth. Beat the Eagles it will be because of Vick not playing or some crap. Let them keep dogging on us. Only gives more motivation.

We would be the worst 10-6 team to win the division...

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I honestly see us getting no respect for a while. If we beat the Cowboys it will be due to the injuries. We beat that Rams it will be because of Sam Bradford's youth. Beat the Eagles it will be because of Vick not playing or some crap. Let them keep dogging on us. Only gives more motivation.

Too true unfortunately. I don't recall opposing teams letting us use any excuses over the recent years after we lost yet it's ok for them to use that card if we beat them. Fan hypocrisy at its finest.

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The media needs more wins from us to admit they were wrong about us but most likely won't ever admit it

They could be like Gibbs Hog Heaven who bet me that we'd only win 3 or 4 games this year on this forum

That prediction looks about dumb as hell right now too

We won't be able to get the media back for the pooh they throw at us

But I'm enjoying sticking it to another fan of the team saying we will suck that bad

That's something we can all get a good laugh at

:cheers:

Not a fan of Gibbs Hog Heaven, are you?

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Said this on Twitter earlier, saying this now;

Trusting ESPN to deliver in sort of positive news about the Washington Redskins is a lot like expecting a porno to teach you how to actually have sex. It's stupid and misguided, and you're more likely to embarrass yourself than anything else.

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