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Colts’ Dwayne Allen is “almost to 110 percent”

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When we last checked in on Colts tight end Dwayne Allen, he said he was 100 percent healed from last year’s hip injury. Now Allen says he’s even better than that.

“I feel like I’m almost to 110 percent,” Allen told the Colts’ website. “It’s not just my job to work to train my body where it was. I sat out a year, everyone else is improving. I don’t know what percent they’re improving, but I guess it’s 10 percent. They’re getting 10 percent better than they were the year before. It’s my job to work back to where I was before last season, then gain that extra percent so I can stay up with the NFL.”

Mathematically, I’m not sure I follow Allen’s percentages. But he sounds confident that he’s going to be not just as good in 2014 as he was in 2012, but better.

If that’s the case, it’s very good news for the Colts: Allen had an excellent rookie year after the Colts took him in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft, starting all 16 games and catching 45 passes for 521 yards. In 2013, he suffered a season-ending hip injury in Week One. Getting Allen’s production back in 2014 would be a major bonus to the Colts’ offense.

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31 Responses to “Colts’ Dwayne Allen is “almost to 110 percent””
  1. tvjules says: Apr 7, 2014 10:05 AM

    The guy has great potential.
    Go Colts!

  2. Andrew says: Apr 7, 2014 10:07 AM

    New rule, fine anyone that refers to their health as anything more than 100%

  3. 87hollywoodhorn says: Apr 7, 2014 10:07 AM

    Competition for best tight end of 2012 draft goes down within the Colts roster. Fleener vs. Allen, genius move Colts.
    I like Allen, dude can actually block.

  4. thegrigga49 says: Apr 7, 2014 10:11 AM

    This is an underrated re add to Indys offense. People forget that this was technically there number 1 TE.

  5. seatownballers says: Apr 7, 2014 10:13 AM

    Im almost at 150 percent myself. Almost

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 7, 2014 10:21 AM

    That’s great, if he comes up short then even 101% is still pretty good and matches up well even if he goes up against somebody performing at 102%. Just needs to hope he doesn’t run into players who are ripping 120s or 150s.

  7. floratiotime says: Apr 7, 2014 10:26 AM

    All injured players recover completely.

  8. benacci says: Apr 7, 2014 10:28 AM

    This guy is a stud. Cant wait to see him healthy…

  9. thetruthcampaign says: Apr 7, 2014 10:28 AM

    I’m 125% of my ideal weight.

  10. billyburley says: Apr 7, 2014 10:32 AM

    I like Allen more than Fleener. Tom Telesco had a great draft that year….and the next.

  11. nflsucker says: Apr 7, 2014 10:33 AM

    This math intrigues me.

    Let’s say that logical voice’ comments are 1o percent dumber every time he makes one. And they were 100 percent useless to begin with. Could they be, like, 800 percent dumb already?

  12. 700levelvet says: Apr 7, 2014 10:33 AM

    Clemson …. Say no more

  13. peymax1693 says: Apr 7, 2014 10:37 AM

    “But these go to 11 . . .”

  14. kosarkid says: Apr 7, 2014 10:43 AM

    Anyone that says they’re feeling better than any number over 100% should definitely be tested for performance enhancing drugs.

  15. scalfor3 says: Apr 7, 2014 10:58 AM

    Colts offense is essentially adding him and Nicks this year. If they can protect Luck just a little bit, that passing game is going to be downright scary.

  16. aceakking says: Apr 7, 2014 11:07 AM

    Colts tanked the 2011 season almost to 110 percent.

  17. grimreaper12 says: Apr 7, 2014 11:23 AM

    Luck is a turnover machine.

  18. kepdogg23 says: Apr 7, 2014 11:39 AM

    Hope he didn’t borrow 10% from Reggie Wayne

  19. gunshiplollipop says: Apr 7, 2014 11:49 AM

    I want specifics. 104% or 109%?

  20. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 7, 2014 11:57 AM

    When the quarterbacks ask Dwayne to run a 10 yard out, they know to throw it at least 11 yards deep.

  21. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 7, 2014 11:59 AM

    Fractions confounded Dwayne in primary school. He would rather have been out on the field running around.

  22. redfield11 says: Apr 7, 2014 12:00 PM

    I hate it when people say “110%”, if your total percent is over 100 you can’t freaking count so I have no idea if 110% is out of 110 or maybe 500.

  23. Punk says: Apr 7, 2014 12:39 PM

    Let me put it into laymen’s turns.

    If you are with your buddies doing 12oz curls and you get carpal tunnel. You have surgery, do physical therapy, a little weight training and finally you are back at your bar stool.

    You now find, due to your therapy and weight training that you can down a 16oz big boy can while your buddies are still downing 12oz you are now at 125% of your original strength.

  24. surfinbird1 says: Apr 7, 2014 1:29 PM

    Is he 100% sure that he’s almost 110% and what is his goal?

  25. uglydingo says: Apr 7, 2014 2:46 PM

    I have always considered that when people generate percentages greater than 100% for their health or their effort, it generally reflects their lower intelligence and/or education.

  26. gerwinke1985 says: Apr 7, 2014 3:32 PM

    110% eh? Sounds like HGH to me

  27. tylerisntthere says: Apr 7, 2014 4:06 PM

    I need a percentage of whatever Dwayne Allen is smoking.

  28. rodh32340 says: Apr 7, 2014 4:47 PM

    I want to be Dwayne’s accountant…

  29. vikinganswer says: Apr 7, 2014 4:48 PM

    Impossible. 100% is max. DUH!!!

  30. braceyourselffor12 says: Apr 7, 2014 6:09 PM

    60% of the time he’s right every time.

  31. NakedCowboy! says: Apr 8, 2014 2:18 AM

    fleener is a bust… no 1 job would be allen’s if he plays like his rookie year…

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