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Former Alabama DL ‘F***ing’ frustrated in Washington

Jonathan Allen warms up
Photo comes via Jonathan Allen's Instagram

He was arguably the most fearsome pass rush specialist at Alabama under Nick Saban, but he is frustrated with his National Football League situation. 

Jonathan Allen, a former All-American, was a decorative defensive lineman for the Crimson Tide and the Southeastern Conference. He helped the Tide’s defense to three straight SEC Championships (2014-16) and a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2015. Allen came to the Crimson Tide as a three-star recruit in 2013, but he blossomed into a first-round draft pick in 2017 by the Washington Redskins. The franchise has been renamed twice since drafting Allen, including the Commanders, but Allen is tired of its losing mentality. He has become the leader of the defense and one of the best sack specialists in the league.

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Allen’s team suffered a 7-14 loss to the New York Giants, dropping Washington to 3-4.

The former SEC Defensive Player of the Year and three-time first-team All-SEC selection let the media know how he felt in Sunday’s postgame interview. Allen is sick of losing and not seeing more players around him carry that mindset.

“I’m f***ing tired of this s**t,” Allen said. “Seven f***ing years of the same s**t.”

Alabama fans understand his passion and love it.

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They watched Allen destroy quarterbacks and win championships. Washington does not have that mentality, and Allen does not like it. Could a trade be in the works for him? No one knows, but the Virginia native is visibly frustrated with where he is. 

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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