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Jared Allen

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by thequick12, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. thequick12

    thequick12 Cheesehead

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    Per a report Allen would like to play in Green Bay. He is 6-6 270 and could fill the role that Mike Neal played last season in Green Bay. In fact I feel he would fill that role much better than Mike Neal did. he is 32 years old but he is also extremely motivated to win a championship before he calls it quit. Hungry players make a big difference. He had 11.5 sacks last season so he certainly has something left in the tank. I imagine he would sign for somewhere around 6 million per on a 2/3 year deal.
     
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    He seems miscast in our defense. I would love to have his pass rushing abilities but assuming we are sticking with the 3-4, which all indications are that we will for the most part, he will be playing standing up most of the time and that's just not really his game.

    I would have signed him for our 2007 defense and welcomed him in the NFCCG against the Giants.
     
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    Jared Allen is a 4-3 DE pash rush specialist.. That's what he does best.. Would be better to use what you would pay him and draft and develop an ideal 3-4 5technique..
     
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  4. thequick12

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    He could play OLB just as well as Mike Neal and allow Packers to use a 4 down lineman look. And if you heard MM the Defense will be using the elephant end position to better allow Nick Perry to make plays. I have no doubt Allen would be better than Perry in that role. I think Perry is gonna have a big season if he can finally stay healthy hes a good player they just need to switch him to the right side and Clay to the left. for some reason Perry is way more comfortable on the right side, the side he played in college, and it shows in his play. Watch the games he plays in the right side replacing the injured Clay. And one final thing to remember is TT once signed Jared Allen to a restricted free agent offer sheet unfortunatly the Kansas City Chiefs chose to match the offer, Allen preceded to have a break out year and was subsequently traded to the Vikings.
     
  5. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    you mean 2007?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2851494


    I dont recall Ted signing him at all? I been searching for it
     
  6. thequick12

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    He did it wasn't a very big offer and it was before Allen was a known commodity. He was actually suspended for the first 4 games of the season the Packers would have had him due to 2 drunk driving incidents. Which shows you how highly TT thought of him. But in typical TT fashion he went cheap and the chiefs were able to match. I wanna say it was like 2 years 8 million or so, can't remember exactly though.
     
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    This had to be 2007

    According to that ESPN article, Allen never signed with anyone, and in same article they say
    So he wasnt an unknown

    Aaron Kampman did sign an offer sheet with the Vikings, but the Packers matched it, maybe you got the two confused?

    Or---maybe your thinking of Tony Gonzales and how Ted was trading for him??? They had a deal, then at the last minute the Chiefs wanted more and Ted literally had no more time to send in a counter offer..
     
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    it was after the 2006 season in which Allen had 7.5 sacks. He broke out the next season 2007 after missing first 2 games due to suspension and had 15.5 sacks.
     
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    (eye roll)

    This is a complete garbage report. JA has no desire to play in a 3-4 defense.
     
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    What's the point of agent leaking that then? It's not like it would drive the price up everybody knows TT is cheap unless he's paying his own players.
     
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    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Wish I could see a report that Ted did sign him to an offer sheet, I am drawing a blank on it
     
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    http://gnb.scout.com/2/1382902.html



     
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    TT will rather bring back bums like Neal, and Brad jones... His players. Instead of getting proven impact players he takes pride on his draft and develop garbage that hadn't done ish as of late on the defense. I pray Matthews stays healthy .
     
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    I dont think he agent leaked anything, I think it comes from excited fans. The past 24 hrs on social media with packer fans they keep talking about getting JA. Nevermind it makes ZERO sense.

    I posted a link earlier today where JAs reaction was noted by reporters when the mention of him playing in a 3-4 was brought up
     
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    LOL. It seems like there are lots of people here who would rather get some aging "big name" free agent every off season instead of signing guys like Rodgers and Mathews and Shields and soon Cobb and Nelson. You can't have all-pros at every position folks. You need "bums" like Neal and Jones and you need them to not cost so much that you can surround them with impact players.
     
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    As a player I would love to see him as a packer. Don't think he fits our system.
     
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    I would welcome him though if the Packers don't get him, get him out of the NFC North. My wife hates him as a player and I know she was happy to hear she may not have to see him play for the Vikings again.
     
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    [quote="Einstein McFly, post: 546562, member: 6663" You need "bums" like Neal and Jones and.......[/quote]

    A few good men? Jack Nicholson!
     
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    Jared Allen has signed a four-year contract with the Bears.
     
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    Now she can see him as a Bear.
     
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    Reportedly it'a a 4yr $32M $15.5 guaranteed. Can be voided to 3 yrs/$24M.
     
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    ooooooooooof course....
     
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    Sure, the only thing standing in their way was an old pass rusher who can't play against the run. Signing Houston and Young were much bigger deals than this one. Allen is probably only going to be on the field for passing downs, which won't happen too much unless Houston and Young and Ratliff do their jobs. The bears linebackers are either totally unproven (McClellan is being moved there from DE) or looked lost last year (Bostic and Greene) or are getting old and injury prone (Briggs).

    The way teams get better is having second and third year guys step up the way that Daniels did for us this year and hopefully Jones and Hyde will do next year, not by paying old guys to solve everything. The packers signed Peppers for him to make a few big plays here and there in big games, and that's something he's capable of with very little risk. Signing Allen for 15 mil guaranteed for three years seems a little desperate. They had zero pass rush on their roster and now they have more than zero, but who know how much more.
     
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    This was my thought as well. And as someone on Twitter pointed out, this move does nothing to help their atrotious run D from last year. Does it make them better? Probably, I won't argue that but I don't think this puts them in the conversation for the SB as they still have Cutler as their QB.
     
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