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    Asher Allen reminds Antoine Winfield of himself

    [size=13pt]Vikings rookie Asher Allen reminds Antoine Winfield of himself[/size]

    ... and sees Asher Allen, the Vikings' playmaking rookie cornerback

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    MANKATO, Minn. — Six days into training camp, Vikings Pro Bowl cornerback Antoine Winfield outlined his first impressions of rookie cornerback Asher Allen.....



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    Re: Asher Allen reminds Antoine Winfield of himself

    "It's an honor," Allen said of playing alongside Winfield. "He's been in the league for a very long time, especially at a tough position like cornerback. He obviously knows he's doing something right, so, as a young guy coming in, I want to know why and how is he able to do this."
    when do you EVER hear that from a rookie?
    i'm excited about this guy

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    Re: Asher Allen reminds Antoine Winfield of himself


    Good interview, great kid. Asher getting kudos from coaches and teammate's. Even some bold predictions. Asher Allen will be in the mix on Sundays.

    I like how we've improved debth wise at both CB, and WR positions. Only good can come of that.

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    Re: Asher Allen reminds Antoine Winfield of himself

    "He plays with a lot of confidence," Wade said. "That's what you need as a rookie corner."
    That is exactly what I've said about Asher in one of my blog posts.
    The kid plays with such extreme confidence, and when playing corner or WR you need to be confident, almost cocky, to succeed.


    The play I pointed out was when Berrian was streaking down the sideline with Allen in coverage, Berrian just missed the ball, after the play I could hear Asher saying: "You aint getting past me, I told you man, I told you"


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    Re: Asher Allen reminds Antoine Winfield of himself

    [size=13pt]Rookie Profile: Asher Allen[/size]

    Posted by Chris Boynton on August 8th, 2009


    The Vikings rookie third round choice Asher Allen attended Tucker (Ga.) High School, playing football for head coach Bill Ballard…Earned Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11 and Super Southern 100 honors…Member of the Fox Sports Net All-South third-team, Super Prep All-American and Prep Star Top 200 squads…Rated the ninth-best cornerback in the country by Rivals.com…Earned Coaches Choice All-State honors as a junior punt/kick returner, as he had seven punt returns and two kickoffs for touchdowns…On offense, the receiver had 36 receptions for 432 yards and five touchdowns as a junior and almost 500 yards and six rushing scores…As a cornerback, he recorded six interceptions, 46 solo tackles and 20 assists as a junior… Also lettered in basketball and track.


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    Re: Asher Allen reminds Antoine Winfield of himself

    [size=13pt]Know your Dawgs: Asher Allen[/size]

    [youtube=425,350]7zR4jgAZ42s[/youtube]

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    Re: Asher Allen reminds Antoine Winfield of himself

    "singersp" wrote:
    [size=13pt]Know your Dawgs: Asher Allen[/size]

    [youtube=425,350]7zR4jgAZ42s[/youtube]
    ha, taking the date to McDonalds.
    Damn right


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    Re: Asher Allen reminds Antoine Winfield of himself

    "singersp" wrote:
    [size=13pt]Rookie Profile: Asher Allen[/size]

    Posted by Chris Boynton on August 8th, 2009


    The Vikings rookie third round choice Asher Allen attended Tucker (Ga.) High School, playing football for head coach Bill Ballard…Earned Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11 and Super Southern 100 honors…Member of the Fox Sports Net All-South third-team, Super Prep All-American and Prep Star Top 200 squads…Rated the ninth-best cornerback in the country by Rivals.com…Earned Coaches Choice All-State honors as a junior punt/kick returner, as he had seven punt returns and two kickoffs for touchdowns…On offense, the receiver had 36 receptions for 432 yards and five touchdowns as a junior and almost 500 yards and six rushing scores…As a cornerback, he recorded six interceptions, 46 solo tackles and 20 assists as a junior… Also lettered in basketball and track.


    He closed out his Bulldogs career as one of the elite kickoff return specialists in school history despite handling the duty for just two years

    Hmm.


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