Chargers WR Allen focused after humbling season against top CBs
Two catches. Three yards. Another embarrasing outing against a top cornerback.
Darrelle Revis shut down Keenan Allen when the Chargers hosted the Patriots last December. It was just another meeting against a top corner that San Diego's receiver would rather soon forget.
“It’s just humbling, (facing Revis and other top corners)," Allen told ESPN. "It lets you know that there are guys out there that can do what you do better sometimes. So you just go back into the work, keep working and try and be better next time.”
There's a reason Allen thinks his sophomore NFL season was so "average". The young receiver squared off against Revis, Seattle's Richard Sherman, Miami's Brent Grimes, and Denver's Chris Harris twice. Those were the four corners named to the All-Pro team.
Allen will face fewer notorious cover men this season. But that feeling he had against Revis and others last year has been a motivating factor for him heading into 2015.
“It’s time for me to definitely step up and be that guy for us,” Allen said. “And I’m trying to live up to it."