Bucs Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles Claims Game-Planning For Kyle Allen Was More Challenging Than Preparing For Cam Newton

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Do you smell that? It smells like a quarterback controversy looming in Carolina! *Michael Jackson popcorn eating meme*

Kyle Allen, a 23-year-old undrafted quarterback is making case to be QB1 in Carolina even with the return of Cam Newton from his foot injury.

Allen has rattled off four straight victories helming the Carolina offense completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 901 yards with seven touchdowns and no interceptions and a 106.6 quarterback rating.

Yes, Allen has fumbled six times (lost four). Yes, Carolina’s success has been fueled by a beast defense that leads the league in sacks and a running back in Christian McCaffrey that is putting up record numbers. Yes, the sample size is too small to crown Allen king.

But, it is enough to raise the question.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, whose team lost to Carolina 37-26 this past Sunday, revealed that preparing for Kyle Allen presented more challenges than preparing for former MVP Cam Newton in Week 2.

NFL Network’s Willie McGinest went as far to say during the pregame show that this is now Allen’s team and that Newton won’t be back this year or next.

The NFL is an unforgiving beast.



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