Opponent Preview: Josh Allen, no the OTHER Josh Allen

This Sunday, Josh Allen and the Buffalo Payments will look to take down Josh Allen and the Jacksonville Jaguars. For Josh Allen to achieve success, he’ll have to keep away from destructive performs attributable to Josh Allen. The 6’5” Josh Allen could have a troublesome time getting round the 6’5” Josh Allen.

Josh Allen.

The Stats

Apart from the tomfoolery above, the primary cause for the Josh Allen focus this week is the potential for offensive line woes to permit Josh Allen to disrupt Josh Allen. Allen is way and away the largest risk on the Jags, with 4.5 sacks this season (two greater than the closest teammate). Allen can also be fifth on the crew in tackles (31, with 19 solo) and leads Jacksonville TFLs (6) and QB hits (8).

Allen is tied for twenty fourth in the league in sacks. Allen can also be nineteenth (tied) in TFLs, and thirty fifth (tied) in QB hits. The relative ranks don’t precisely scream “nightmare for opposing offenses” however know that these ranks outperform the Payments. The one participant ranked above Allen on Buffalo’s roster is Matt Milano. And that’s solely in a single metric the place Milano’s seven TFLs ever so barely edge out Allen. Payments followers ought to know very nicely that you simply don’t want eye-popping stats to be disruptive.

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Josh Allen has three passes defended this 12 months, which for a defensive finish usually seems like this. Allen usually seems like he’s requested to play a little bit of include at instances fairly than a straight-on assault. Payments followers needs to be used to this model of play because it’s the main technique for our defensive ends. You’ll see under what a extra concerted move rush from Allen seems like. On that be aware, you’ll see that he makes use of the full size of his arms to keep up a long way and never get hung up on the block. That enables him to get vertical.

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His swipe with the left hand is a “blink and also you’ll miss it” transfer. Timed proper like it’s right here it’s an efficient method to clear a hand. Allen then goes proper right into a rip as he leans into his man. He doesn’t get dwelling on this play nevertheless it’s a very good present of method and pace.

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I cease on the body greatest exhibiting Josh Allen’s awkward wanting physique positioning. Evaluate his preliminary push to that lean. The footwork is fairly refined as he transitions his physique to chop inside. Allen can also be capable of hold driving his man again as he makes the adjustment. This shift in physique weight on the transfer is a serious cause he breaks free that cleanly.

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And on this play it’s the higher physique that’s the key. Allen retains a gentle base together with his decrease physique and twists just a bit bit together with his shoulders whereas tugging with the left arm (pushing with the proper). He does all that whereas they’re transferring to his left. Put all that collectively and also you get an opponent who travels a bit additional towards the backside of the display than he meant. Allen makes use of that to chop again towards Geno Smith. I’d additionally add that Allen doesn’t look like the sort of participant to surrender on a play.

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It is a fairly traditional launch method utilized in nearly any scenario the place arms are used to seize wrists/forearms. Josh Allen dips his proper arm at first which typically is likely to be sufficient to get free. It’s not this time. Allen then raises his arm. To be able to hold management of the arm, his opponent has to extend the downward power he’s making use of. As that occurs, Allen violently brings his arm down.

The sudden motion makes use of the power from each gamers to push to the floor and as is normally the case, it’s an excessive amount of momentum for human fingers to keep up management. With the trapped arm now free the result’s apparent. Allen is no longer being blocked and he’s free to make the sort out.

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At 6’5” it’s not extremely frequent to have the ability to describe a participant as “swish” however Allen is usually proper there. I additionally assume it’s fairly spectacular that he has the management to make the play and be virtually gently about taking down Smith.


The Jaguars have a single victory this season, over the Dolphins who additionally solely have one win. Of Jacksonville’s six losses just one has been by a single rating. Two losses have been by three scores. That features Josh Allen’s greatest efficiency in opposition to a 24 level loss to the Seahawks (2 sacks, 2 QB Hits, 4 TFLs).

I’m not normally the sort to pile on however yet another stat for good measure. The league common is 23.5 factors per sport. The Jaguars’ greatest sport to date this 12 months was half a degree under that. You learn that proper. Whereas there needs to be some leeway as groups can’s rating half-points, the Jaguars haven’t but seen a league common sport.

If the Jaguars have any hope of profitable this sport they’ll want somebody to step up in a serious approach. The most effective wager is Josh Allen.

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