Dwayne Allen has had a rough go around at Patriots training camp. Yesterday the former Colts tight end had some drops and today he couldn’t get on the same page as Tom Brady.
Here they are working together trying to get on the same page as each other.
TE Dwayne Allen said he can play better. This drill today shows how he and Tom Brady are working to get on same page pic.twitter.com/auPSkoit1C
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) June 7, 2017
According to a source from camp, Belichick ripped into Allen after numerous drops, Belichick shouted to him “This isn’t Indy, those drops matter here”.
This may be my most favorite quote ever from Belichick. Damn right, this isn’t Indy, we don’t hang participation banners, this is the big show. If you can’t get on the same page, you sit, or better yet, get cut.
Allen knows what he has to do. “There’s a standard of excellence here,” Allen said. “So if you drop a pass, that’s not excellence … It’s always frustrating whenever you don’t do your best.”
There’s always an adjustment period for a player on a new team and for a pass catcher with his quarterbacks, so the fact that there’s three months to go before the Patriots play a game stands as good news for hopes that Allen can make positive contributions to the offense this year.
Hopefully Allen can get it together, it’s still early on, but the Patriots are going to need Allen in tandem with Gronk.
H/T 98.5 The Sports Hub