The Jets have plenty of holes to fill in their defensive starting lineup. One of the spots is free safety.
During the first week and half of camp, Antonio Allen is leading the race to be the starter. Rex Ryan has said he loves Allen’s length and that he’s been impressive in camp.
I sat down with Allen to find out more about him...
Jeané Coakley: How’s camp been for you so far?
Antonio Allen: It’s been good. I have to stay consistent, stack my days and try to become the leader among the competition.
Coakley: You are competing for a starting spot and right now it’s your spot to lose...
Allen: I just have to hold on to it, keep coming out here and learn things every day. I have to focus on correcting the little things.
Coakley: Is it a different mindset going into this camp?
Allen: Yes, of course. I just want to get that starting spot and become one of the permanent guys on the team.
Coakley: Let’s get to know you a little better with ten random questions...
First car you drove:
Allen: A 1995 Honda Accord.
First car you purchased:
Allen: Dodge Charger. I bought it this year.
Allen: Fettuccine alfredo.
Do you cook?
Allen: Not that often.
Finish this sentence: If you weren’t a football player you would be...
Allen: I don’t know. (laughs)
Your college degree is in:
Allen: African American studies.
Allen: "Money Talks," with Chris Tucker. I've seen it over 100 times.
Allen: Josh Bush.
Message to Jets fans:
Allen: Antonio Allen is hungry, He wants the job and he’s going to get it.