The 2012 regular season is upon us. As the Jacksonville Jaguars travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings in the season opener, two players are on my mind – but for different reasons.
Russell Allen and Greg Jones are both pivitol to the team's success this season. But what about the future of each player? One looks bright, but the other, not so much.
Russell Allen gets his chance
The fourth-year linebacker is finally getting his chance to shine. Allen has been a special teams ace that saw a majority of his past playing time in the preseason. But injuries to linebackers Clint Session and Daryl Smith give Allen his chance to make a name for himself.
I am anxious to see how he fills in. With Session on the physically unable to perform list until Week 6, Allen will get plenty of experience in the starting lineup; how he uses that opportunity will be determined on the field.
If Allen shows he is capable of holding on to the starting job, Session’s days could be numbered in Jacks...