Kyle Allen calls his fumbles “unacceptable”

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Kyle Allen‘s getting most of the big things right for the Panthers, in that he hasn’t lost a start.

But he knows that if he continues to fumble at his current pace, that won’t last.

Allen has fumbled on the first possession in each of the last two games, and has lost four fumbles (of his five total) in his two starts in relief of Cam Newton this season.

For me it’s unacceptable, and I can’t put the team in a position like that if we want to win games,” Allen said, via the Associated Press. “So I take that to hear and I’m working to get better.”

Allen said there are a number of issues, but didn’t want to get into too many specifics about the work he’s done in practice to improve his ball security.

“He’s aware of it,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “It’s a couple of things that happen in the game that you have to give credit to the guy rushing him as well. J.J. Watt is a pretty spectacular guy who made a pretty doggone big-time play.”

Rivera has said that Newton will return to the starting lineup as soon as he’s healthy, but no one knows when that will be, so they need to get Allen to take better care of the ball.

6 responses to “Kyle Allen calls his fumbles “unacceptable”

  1. The jury is still out.
    Is he the Next Matt Flynn or the next Jake Delhomme or the next Tom Brady?
    He throws pretty passes in tight windows, but what happens when there is more film?
    To be continued

  2. The point is moot, in any case. He’s a temporary placeholder until #1 is healthy. Kyle should be thankful that he still has the opportunity to correct his wrongdoing, as any QB who puts the ball on the ground five times in two games is typically sent where he belongs, to the bench.

  3. As a Panthers fan, I don’t even care about the fumbles. He’s an exceptional passer with some of the best looking throws I’ve seen. Keep him in and let Cam rest the season.

  4. The fumbles need to be taken seriously and corrected! Panthers got lucky last week those fumbles didn’t turn into to a 21pt swing thanks to our defense!!!

  5. John Smith says:
    October 3, 2019 at 1:48 pm
    As a Panthers fan, I don’t even care about the fumbles. He’s an exceptional passer with some of the best looking throws I’ve seen. Keep him in and let Cam rest the season.

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    I couldn’t agree with you more. He can clean up the fumbles. It’s been really nice to have a qb that can hit an open receiver.

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