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(ESPN)   The Bears wanted a ring, so they went to Jared   (espn.go.com) divider line 49
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2014-03-26 01:50:47 PM  
If Jared wanted a ring, he would have gone to Seattle.
 
2014-03-26 02:05:45 PM  

The_Sponge: If Jared wanted a ring, he would have gone to Seattle.


Jared wanted to be a starter and not a situational player like Seattle wanted him to be. So he gave up the ring to get the money and the starting job.
 
2014-03-26 02:09:10 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: The_Sponge: If Jared wanted a ring, he would have gone to Seattle.

Jared wanted to be a starter and not a situational player like Seattle wanted him to be. So he gave up the ring to get the money and the starting job.



Yup.

The only thing that pisses me off is how ESPN jumped the gun this weekend and posted on Facebook that Allen had signed with Seattle.  Way to go, guys.
 
2014-03-26 03:04:25 PM  
This is good news. That guy was pretty intimidating to play against.
 
2014-03-26 03:12:40 PM  

Lando Lincoln: This is good news. That guy was pretty intimidating to play against.


He's old.
 
2014-03-26 03:43:32 PM  
Jared Allen, like his haircut, is well past his prime.
 
2014-03-26 03:43:58 PM  
They should call Urlacher to join him
 
2014-03-26 03:49:11 PM  

The_Sponge: cannotsuggestaname: The_Sponge: If Jared wanted a ring, he would have gone to Seattle.

Jared wanted to be a starter and not a situational player like Seattle wanted him to be. So he gave up the ring to get the money and the starting job.


Yup.

The only thing that pisses me off is how ESPN jumped the gun this weekend and posted on Facebook that Allen had signed with Seattle.  Way to go, guys.


 And that "pisses you off" because? Was it an auto start video?
 
2014-03-26 04:00:10 PM  

The_Sponge: cannotsuggestaname: The_Sponge: If Jared wanted a ring, he would have gone to Seattle.

Jared wanted to be a starter and not a situational player like Seattle wanted him to be. So he gave up the ring to get the money and the starting job.


Yup.

The only thing that pisses me off is how ESPN jumped the gun this weekend and posted on Facebook that Allen had signed with Seattle.  Way to go, guys.


Brandon Browner can certainly commiserate with slipshod reporting.

On the topic, though, while Bears fans are all OMG! WE GONNA WIN IT ALL! the reality is that Allen is a situational player at this point in his career.  He's still very good, but he's not worth the money the Bears threw at him.  In Seattle, he could've eaten QBs for breakfast, with the secondary locking down behind him and coming in fresh every few plays.

Apparently, one of the stated reasons is that his wife didn't like the weather in Seattle.  Having been to Minneapolis before, I have no farking idea how that could have been a sudden factor.
 
2014-03-26 04:09:08 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: The_Sponge: cannotsuggestaname: The_Sponge: If Jared wanted a ring, he would have gone to Seattle.

Jared wanted to be a starter and not a situational player like Seattle wanted him to be. So he gave up the ring to get the money and the starting job.


Yup.

The only thing that pisses me off is how ESPN jumped the gun this weekend and posted on Facebook that Allen had signed with Seattle.  Way to go, guys.

Brandon Browner can certainly commiserate with slipshod reporting.

On the topic, though, while Bears fans are all OMG! WE GONNA WIN IT ALL! the reality is that Allen is a situational player at this point in his career.  He's still very good, but he's not worth the money the Bears threw at him.  In Seattle, he could've eaten QBs for breakfast, with the secondary locking down behind him and coming in fresh every few plays.

Apparently, one of the stated reasons is that his wife didn't like the weather in Seattle.  Having been to Minneapolis before, I have no farking idea how that could have been a sudden factor.


I think he can make a statistical contribution, but I feel that this was a conservative signing.  We've stacked the D. Line with free agent signings, and I'm sure we'll get at least one more in the draft.  We went 'young' but gambled on the acquisitions.  If Houston, Allen, and Young all pay off, we're in a prime position.  If Young doesn't pan out, we've got a year or two of 'Good Allen' left.

Additionally, he's a high-motor vet who can set the bar for the new free agent players.  "This is the example.  Follow it."

I wouldn't be shocked if he retires or restructures two years into the contract, but for this season, I feel that this is a beneficial signing.
 
2014-03-26 04:10:08 PM  
This is a perfect example of a player playing for the paycheck instead of a championship.

/toil in middle management JA.
 
2014-03-26 04:12:23 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Lando Lincoln: This is good news. That guy was pretty intimidating to play against.

He's old.


He was playing pretty darn good last year. I think he's still got a few years in him.
 
2014-03-26 04:17:30 PM  

Alkoholiker: And that "pisses you off" because? Was it an auto start video?



Because I shared that FB post.  Meh.
 
2014-03-26 04:19:12 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: I think he can make a statistical contribution, but I feel that this was a conservative signing. We've stacked the D. Line with free agent signings, and I'm sure we'll get at least one more in the draft. We went 'young' but gambled on the acquisitions. If Houston, Allen, and Young all pay off, we're in a prime position. If Young doesn't pan out, we've got a year or two of 'Good Allen' left.

Additionally, he's a high-motor vet who can set the bar for the new free agent players. "This is the example. Follow it."


I give this signing a resounding "meh."  Will he improve the Bears' pass rush?  Sure.  But he's only good for a few more years, and he's taking money away from the other, much more obvious needs of the Bears, including a 3WR, a few more OL, any LB beside Briggs, and, well, pretty much the whole secondary.  I just don't see Allen as a major building block to a playoff victory or two.  There's too many other needs on the team.  The Bears managed to get far last year because the Lions (the Lions!) probably had the best defense in the conference.  I expect almost every game in the NFC North to be a ridiculous shootout that's only hampered by poor offensive play and decision-making, which each team is very prone to do.  Allen's not going to make a difference.

\glad Seattle held the line on how much they were willing to pay
\\they definitely are interested in snap/money ratio
 
2014-03-26 04:19:26 PM  
As a Bears fan, I think this helps D (despite being past his prime), but I'm going to hate myself when I cheer for him and then he does that stupid farking lasso thing.
 
2014-03-26 04:25:57 PM  
Aren't they the ones that make that charm bracelet? Mrs. Devo would kill me if I got her one of those.
 
2014-03-26 04:26:13 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Marcus Aurelius: Lando Lincoln: This is good news. That guy was pretty intimidating to play against.

He's old.

He was playing pretty darn good last year. I think he's still got a few years in him.


https://twitter.com/PFF/status/448821405379870720

Looks like a player on the rise to me.
 
2014-03-26 04:28:38 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: The_Sponge: If Jared wanted a ring, he would have gone to Seattle.

Jared wanted to be a starter and not a situational player like Seattle wanted him to be. So he gave up the ring to get the money and the starting job.


He would have been starting.  He would have probably played a higher percentage of snaps than anyone else on the line save maybe Bennett.  He just would be at 65-70% of the snaps and not 95%.
 
2014-03-26 04:29:50 PM  

The_Sponge: If Jared wanted a ring, he would have gone to Seattle.


And he didn't want a ring, he wanted money.

He just said one thing.

Granted, no guarantees, but I would think Seattle has a much better shot at a tile than da Bears.
 
2014-03-26 04:30:31 PM  
I have no doubt that Allen has plenty left in the tank, but 4/$32 with $15.5 guaranteed is too long & too much. With Seattle looking to sign Thomas, Sherman, and Wilson in the next 12-16 months, carrying a $10-12mil 2015 cap hit for a 33 or 34 y/o situational pass rusher just wasn't in the cards. Would have been nice to have him here, but in the end I'm not too heart broken about it. Chicago should getgood production out of him, but he'll be gone or restructured after 2015 for cap reasons.
 
2014-03-26 04:33:06 PM  
I wish he would have come to Seattle.

But I don't fault Seattle or not offering more and I don't fault Allen for taking the Bears offer (more money).  It's not like he signed with Buffalo or Cleveland etc...
 
2014-03-26 04:35:31 PM  

stappawho: I wish he would have come to Seattle.

But I don't fault Seattle or not offering more and I don't fault Allen for taking the Bears offer (more money).  It's not like he signed with Buffalo or Cleveland etc...


It was obvious that Seattle told Allen what the offer was and he wasn't super-excited about it. Waiting around for something better to come along worked out for him. Like you, I don't fault either side.
 
2014-03-26 04:38:07 PM  
The Bears still suck.

/Still better than the team I like though (NYG)
 
2014-03-26 04:38:38 PM  
I wasn't too excited about the prospect of Allen coming to the Bears, after taking the time to mullet over I realized his stats haven't really dropped off the way Peppers' has. He also hasn't missed a game in years. His contract is 4 years/32 million, but the only guarantee is 2 years/15.5 million.

He's not a long-term solution, but the Bears are in win-now mode.
 
2014-03-26 04:43:41 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Marcus Aurelius: Lando Lincoln: This is good news. That guy was pretty intimidating to play against.

He's old.

He was playing pretty darn good last year. I think he's still got a few years in him.


At least two more.
 
2014-03-26 04:48:51 PM  
I am pretty sure if you are looking for jewelry the LAST place you should look is with the Minnesota Vikings
 
2014-03-26 04:49:31 PM  
Considering this move is essentially swapping Peppers for Allen, I'm pleased with it. Allen is two years younger and had way more sacks than Peppers over the past few seasons (actually has more sacks total than Peppers over his entire, shorter, career 128.5 to 118.5). Emery has done pretty well on paper rebuilding the line so far. Can't wait to see how it plays out in September.
 
2014-03-26 04:49:46 PM  
www.packerpalace.com
 
2014-03-26 05:04:01 PM  

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www.boomerpdx.com
 
2014-03-26 05:09:31 PM  

Lando Lincoln: This is good news. That guy was pretty intimidating to play against.


Was being the key word in that sentence.
 
2014-03-26 05:13:37 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: The_Sponge: cannotsuggestaname: The_Sponge: If Jared wanted a ring, he would have gone to Seattle.

Jared wanted to be a starter and not a situational player like Seattle wanted him to be. So he gave up the ring to get the money and the starting job.


Yup.

The only thing that pisses me off is how ESPN jumped the gun this weekend and posted on Facebook that Allen had signed with Seattle.  Way to go, guys.

Brandon Browner can certainly commiserate with slipshod reporting.

On the topic, though, while Bears fans are all OMG! WE GONNA WIN IT ALL! the reality is that Allen is a situational player at this point in his career.  He's still very good, but he's not worth the money the Bears threw at him.  In Seattle, he could've eaten QBs for breakfast, with the secondary locking down behind him and coming in fresh every few plays.

Apparently, one of the stated reasons is that his wife didn't like the weather in Seattle.  Having been to Minneapolis before, I have no farking idea how that could have been a sudden factor.


Chicago is way worse.  Midwestern humidity, below freezing air and blustering winds is some of the most miserable shiat the weather gods can summon.  A lot of rain is a bit depressing when it stretches out over a couple of weeks but it is farking nothing compared to that sheer brutality.
 
2014-03-26 05:16:03 PM  

elguerodiablo: Lando Lincoln: This is good news. That guy was pretty intimidating to play against.

Was being the key word in that sentence.


He is still enough of a player that you need to game plan around him, like Peppers. That is all the Bears needed to replace.

With Allen, he may have enough left in the tank to get a sack or two on toop of that.

Good signing.
 
2014-03-26 05:23:07 PM  

italie: elguerodiablo: Lando Lincoln: This is good news. That guy was pretty intimidating to play against.

Was being the key word in that sentence.

He is still enough of a player that you need to game plan around him, like Peppers. That is all the Bears needed to replace.

With Allen, he may have enough left in the tank to get a sack or two on toop of that.

Good signing.


I thought he had a terrible year last year but he started terribly and actually finished really strong with a sack in his last 5 games for 11.5 total.  He was still top 10 and better against the run than most of those guys so he's still pretty damn good.  I retract my previous statement.
 
2014-03-26 05:25:21 PM  

elguerodiablo: Apparently, one of the stated reasons is that his wife didn't like the weather in Seattle. Having been to Minneapolis before, I have no farking idea how that could have been a sudden factor.

Chicago is way worse. Midwestern humidity, below freezing air and blustering winds is some of the most miserable shiat the weather gods can summon. A lot of rain is a bit depressing when it stretches out over a couple of weeks but it is farking nothing compared to that sheer brutality.


Sooo...Minneapolis.  Of course, I've only been to Minneapolis in November and December, so that may color my perception of the region, but it was farking depressing.  I remember leading a conference and thinking that I was about to miss my evening flight because it was so dark outside.  I glanced down at my watch and it was noon.  I think I could handle Seattle's weather far better.  My former landlord has a daughter who is a biggity-big at Microsoft, and he said it rains a lot, but just a few shorts bursts here and there.  That's perfectly fine, especially considering the surrounding environment.

But Minny?  No way.
 
2014-03-26 05:45:49 PM  

stappawho: The_Sponge: If Jared wanted a ring, he would have gone to Seattle.

And he didn't want a ring, he wanted money.

He just said one thing.

Granted, no guarantees, but I would think Seattle has a much better shot at a tile than da Bears.



Bathroom tile or kitchen tile?
 
2014-03-26 05:52:09 PM  

elguerodiablo: whizbangthedirtfarmer: The_Sponge: cannotsuggestaname: The_Sponge: If Jared wanted a ring, he would have gone to Seattle.

Jared wanted to be a starter and not a situational player like Seattle wanted him to be. So he gave up the ring to get the money and the starting job.


Yup.

The only thing that pisses me off is how ESPN jumped the gun this weekend and posted on Facebook that Allen had signed with Seattle.  Way to go, guys.

Brandon Browner can certainly commiserate with slipshod reporting.

On the topic, though, while Bears fans are all OMG! WE GONNA WIN IT ALL! the reality is that Allen is a situational player at this point in his career.  He's still very good, but he's not worth the money the Bears threw at him.  In Seattle, he could've eaten QBs for breakfast, with the secondary locking down behind him and coming in fresh every few plays.

Apparently, one of the stated reasons is that his wife didn't like the weather in Seattle.  Having been to Minneapolis before, I have no farking idea how that could have been a sudden factor.

Chicago is way worse.  Midwestern humidity, below freezing air and blustering winds is some of the most miserable shiat the weather gods can summon.  A lot of rain is a bit depressing when it stretches out over a couple of weeks but it is farking nothing compared to that sheer brutality.


Compared to Chicago, Minneapolis is colder in the winter, hotter in the summer, and more windy all the time. The only comfortable we have over Chicago (one of my favorite cities) is that we don't have to actually go outside in the winter.

I'm going to miss Jared. Somehow I think he'll understand when I boo him now.
 
2014-03-26 06:33:40 PM  

The_Sponge: The only thing that pisses me off is how ESPN jumped the gun this weekend and posted on Facebook that Allen had signed with Seattle. Way to go, guys.


Every time ESPN has "breaking news" I always take it with a grain of salt until I can confirm it with an independent source. They are farking terrible about putting out unverified reports. They're as bad as CNN. They don't care if they're reporting facts, as long as they get to the story first.
 
2014-03-26 06:38:38 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: The_Sponge: The only thing that pisses me off is how ESPN jumped the gun this weekend and posted on Facebook that Allen had signed with Seattle. Way to go, guys.

Every time ESPN has "breaking news" I always take it with a grain of salt until I can confirm it with an independent source. They are farking terrible about putting out unverified reports. They're as bad as CNN. They don't care if they're reporting facts, as long as they get to the story first.



As much as ESPN has moments of suckage, at least they don't have BREAKING NEWS reports every 5 minutes regarding the missing 777.
 
2014-03-26 06:39:08 PM  

The_Sponge: cannotsuggestaname: The_Sponge: If Jared wanted a ring, he would have gone to Seattle.

Jared wanted to be a starter and not a situational player like Seattle wanted him to be. So he gave up the ring to get the money and the starting job.


Yup.

The only thing that pisses me off is how ESPN jumped the gun this weekend and posted on Facebook that Allen had signed with Seattle.  Way to go, guys.


could be worse, this time in 2012 everybody in the state of tennessee was convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that Peyton had already signed with the Titans
 
2014-03-26 06:45:48 PM  
I love his sense of humor - every time I've heard him interviewed on a sports talk station he's cracked me up at least once...
And this might not seem funny to you right now out of context, but I once heard him say: [usually I dress casually], "but sometimes I church it up with a tuxedo t-shirt."

/i guess you had to be there
 
2014-03-26 08:43:29 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: DeathByGeekSquad: I think he can make a statistical contribution, but I feel that this was a conservative signing. We've stacked the D. Line with free agent signings, and I'm sure we'll get at least one more in the draft. We went 'young' but gambled on the acquisitions. If Houston, Allen, and Young all pay off, we're in a prime position. If Young doesn't pan out, we've got a year or two of 'Good Allen' left.

Additionally, he's a high-motor vet who can set the bar for the new free agent players. "This is the example. Follow it."

I give this signing a resounding "meh."  Will he improve the Bears' pass rush?  Sure.  But he's only good for a few more years, and he's taking money away from the other, much more obvious needs of the Bears, including a 3WR, a few more OL, any LB beside Briggs, and, well, pretty much the whole secondary.  I just don't see Allen as a major building block to a playoff victory or two.  There's too many other needs on the team.  The Bears managed to get far last year because the Lions (the Lions!) probably had the best defense in the conference.  I expect almost every game in the NFC North to be a ridiculous shootout that's only hampered by poor offensive play and decision-making, which each team is very prone to do.  Allen's not going to make a difference.

\glad Seattle held the line on how much they were willing to pay
\\they definitely are interested in snap/money ratio


It's quite apparent that 3WR is Wilson, who the coaches were high on at the end of the season despite him not having targets.  He needed to beef up, he's been doing that all offseason with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery down in Florida.  The biggest knock against Wilson, iirc, was his physique - that's correctable.
 
2014-03-26 08:57:26 PM  
Lorenzen!?

*clicks, disappointed*
 
2014-03-26 09:35:54 PM  
Well, here I was all happy to have Jared NOT making my oline look like ass twice again this year, and what does he farking do?

GODDAMN IT, JARED!

He's one of my favorite players and a hella nice guy to boot, and he's gotta sign with THEM?

*sigh
 
2014-03-26 09:43:44 PM  
He went to Jared?! TO JARED!?!?!

No thanks, I'll get my rings from De Beers!

cdn.unathleticmag.com
 
2014-03-27 07:08:39 AM  

The Flexecutioner: He went to Jared?! TO JARED!?!?!

No thanks, I'll get my rings from De Beers!


Jared and De Beers seems like a match made in jewelry hell
 
2014-03-27 11:17:08 AM  
Congrats subby, you have the most annoying headline of the year, so far.
 
2014-03-27 12:11:45 PM  

roc6783: Congrats subby, you have the most annoying headline of the year, so far.


If the first four comments in this thread were people smugly nodding their heads and saying "He went to Jared.", I would have thrown my laptop over my shoulder and walked out of the building.
 
2014-03-27 04:02:47 PM  
skrame - your comment pissed me off so much, I just punched a puppy in the face. Thanks.
 
2014-03-27 06:58:43 PM  

Orgasmatron138: I wasn't too excited about the prospect of Allen coming to the Bears, after taking the time to mullet over I realized his stats haven't really dropped off the way Peppers' has. He also hasn't missed a game in years. His contract is 4 years/32 million, but the only guarantee is 2 years/15.5 million.

He's not a long-term solution, but the Bears are in win-now mode.


I like watchya did there.  Took care of business right in the front of your remarks, and finished off the back end with with a statistics party.  Well played.
 
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