Thursday, December 8, 2022
Chargers WR Keenan Allen Speaks On His Frustrations Over The Years
By Khari Jones Jr., Contributing Writer
Published November 1, 2021

Defensive back, Adrian Phillips (#21), intercepts a pass intended for Chargers’ receiver, Jared Cook (#87), on his way to a pick-6 TD in Sofi stadium. (E. Mesiyah McGinnis / L.A. Sentinel)

The Chargers were stunned by the Patriots as they lost 27-24 and the frustrations continue to grow for  WR Keenan Allen. He wasn’t happy at all about their lost and didn’t hesitate to speak his mind about the Chargers mistakes. Allen gave no credit to the Patriots defense.

The penalties hindered the Chargers from executing their offense and three of the five penalties were offensive holding. Allen said in week 6, the Ravens did a good job defensively but wouldn’t acknowledge the Patriots. “Today it was all us. I didn’t see anything that they did where we couldn’t understand what was going on.”

Based on their film sessions, the Chargers were expecting man coverage but switched it up playing zone. “We knew they were going to do that because they can’t cover us. Today, I don’t think they did anything that stopped us.” Allen only praised  Adrian Phillips, his former teammate who had two interceptions, including a pick-six.


“We shouldn’t have lost for sure,” Allen said. “We beat ourselves in the foot, with penalties, turnovers, drops. You name it, we did it.”

Chargers wide receiver Michael Williams (81) had two catches for 19 yards against the New England Patriots (E. Mesiyah McGinnis/L.A. Sentinel)

Allen finished the game with six receptions on 11 targets and a touchdown for 77 yards. “The frustration with me is, every year. It’s the same thing every year, beating ourselves, same thing over and over.”

In order to stop beating themselves, Allen said he doesn’t have the answers. Says, “All I know how to do is go back to work and get right back to it, put the pads on and do my job.” 

When asked about not letting the losses stop him from getting better, Allen states, “It’s part of being a professional, it comes with the job, it is what it is, we signed up for 17 games, we have to play all 17 of them, win lose or draw, you have to go back next week and play.”


The L.A. Chargers made 72 total tackles against the New England Patriots (E. Mesiyah McGinnis/L.A. Sentinel)

L.A. Chargers running back, Justin Jackson (#22), races past Patriots defenders on a 75-yard run. (E. Mesiyah McGinnis / L.A. Sentinel)

Rams running back Austin Ekeler (30) had 11 carries for 64 yards and one touchdown against the Patriots(E. Mesiyah McGinnis/L.A. Sentinel)

Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick, celebrates the Patriots’ go-ahead score. (E. Mesiyah McGinnis / L.A. Sentinel)

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