Jonathan Allen doesn't mind what defensive scheme he plays in: 'I get paid to whoop people's asses'
If you were to ask Jonathan Allen, he’s happy to play in just about any defensive scheme.
After all, as an interior defensive lineman, the scheme around him may change but his job in the trenches will largely stay the same.
He’s paid to get to stop the run and rush the quarterback. Another way to put that, “I get paid to whoop people’s asses,” he said during a recent media availability.
What a line.
Here is what Allen had to say when asked to share his thoughts on Washington’s defensive scheme.
“I feel like in the media, it’s made out to be bigger than what it is,” Allen said. “As a defensive lineman, I get paid to whoop people’s asses, so doesn’t really matter what scheme I’m in. It could be 3-4, 4-3, 4-4, it really doesn’t matter to me. I get paid to stuff to run, rush the passer and regardless of what scheme I’m in, I’m gonna be able to do that at a high level.”
Can’t argue with that.
Aside from his amazing line, the Washington lineman expressed his optimism regarding the direction of the program as he heads into his fifth season with the team and second under the direction of head coach, Ron Rivera.
“I’m excited to have some stability in this organization,” Allen continued. “I feel like, you know, the first three previous years, it was always such big changes between years. And this year, we have the same group of guys coming back. We have good leadership, we have a great group of guys, we have a great young group, we have good coaches, good everything.
“So I’m excited about the opportunity that we have for ourselves, but we got to go out there and do it. So I’m looking forward to training camp and looking forward to growing as a unit and as a team so we can be ready for the first game against LA.”
Here is a clip of Allen’s comments, courtesy of Sean Robertson:
— Sean Robertson (@CBS6SportsSean) June 9, 2021