San Diego Chargers star wide receiver Keenan Allen, who was placed on Injured Reserve after suffering an injury in the first half of the team’s Week 1 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, had something to say about cornerback Marcus Peters.
I know who happy I'm not playing this week! Haha #bum— Keenan Allen (@Keenan13Allen) December 29, 2016
Now, at this point in his career, Peters is one of the more talented defensive backs in the NFL and certainly one of the most dangerous when it comes to creating turnovers. However, he has not enjoyed great success when facing the Chargers’ #13.
This Keenan Allen GIF is from what I wrote today. He is an Always Open Club treasure, and I am going to miss him. pic.twitter.com/zpvn8hQ12G— Robert Mays (@robertmays) September 15, 2016
And because that release is so pretty, here is a closer view of it:
@robertmays I see your bird's eye, and raise you a field-level. Amen pic.twitter.com/owGj6xhzBN— Sam Davis (@Sam_A_Davis) September 15, 2016
Allen may not have the top-end speed of some of the league’s other #1 wide receivers, but his route running is often times simply unfair and he can make even the best defensive backs look like they do not belong on any given play. Peters is a competitor and not the type to shrink from a challenge, but it’s hard to imagine he’s not at least a little relieved that he won’t have to chase Allen around the field.