Cardinals at Titans: 6 Questions with Raising Zona’s Scott Allen

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Joshua: Tyrann Mathieu is a player whom many SEC fans are very interested in. Some Titans fans were disappointed to find out that they wouldn’t get to see him now that he suffered a season-ending ACL and LCL injury. Tell us what kind of impact he has had on Arizona’s defense. How have they used him? As a safety, cornerback, or maybe similar to how the Green Bay Packers used Charles Woodson (versatile)?

Dec 8, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians (left) looks on as trainers tend to Tyrann Mathieu after suffering an injury in the third quarter against the St. Louis Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Rams 30-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Scott: Yes, he’s been a pleasant surprise to many.  I thought he was a great pick-up in the 3rd round.  Coach Bruce Arians has used him in three different positions and he’s played them all very well.  As a front-runner for Defensive Rookie of the Year, it was disappointing to see him go down and with the type of injury he has, it could be at least mid-season 2014 before he’s back at 100%.  He will be missed.