Let's not act like Allen can only block though. He can be that same nightmare that people for some reason think fleener is?... And he's shown that in years past (excluding last year and we all know why, even though we all want to act like all that matters is catches and yards/tds.. From the TE position, anyway)
But I see these posts and Its the same argument in similarity on here as freeman and Jackson being exploited in pass coverage .. It doesn't exist, because as soon as one gives up a big play or td people act like that happens every passing down they are on the field and are thrown at and want them gone... people want to act like they are being exposed on every passing play like teams are just throwing on the two all day with ease and thats not the case
just like people want to act like fleener is some amazing mismatch we exploit on a consistent basis (they don't). Maybe it could happen but it hasn't so until he becomes the threat people act like he is (all around) stop.
And I'm a little off topic and kind of rambling but I think it's relevant.
Im not happy about the past injuries either but the same things could happen to fleener or anyone else. Definitely not ideal but i don't know any man who is gonna get mad at another man for making money and getting hurt and not being able to play, especially in football / contact sports, unless they haven't gone through it themselves. 2013 sucked, but hey he caught that TD pass in which her got hurt going vertical so there's that. It would be another thing for me if he was dropping balls over and over or being used as a extra linemen and not being able to block. But who knows his health could be amazing and fleener could catch the bug, we just never know but to kiss a few games here or there, it happens and I'm not upset by it.. And again a whole season isn't ideal or even a couple every year, but it happens..I ask it often, cuz i just don't understand... "What do you people want/expect?" Because it's like we can't have it all (Health, talent, beneficial contracts, commeroderie, etc etc) but think we are owed that and get mad when it's not the case.
I like both both guys and wish we could have both..