Did anyone else watch the Monday Night game and think, "Wow, Jared Allen is getting owned"? Cause I did.
The Minnesota Vikings are probably the biggest failure/joke of this NFL season. I wont get into how stupid it is to trade away draft picks for aging players, totally neglect key aspects of your team because you cannot afford to improve them - usually because you've spent too much money on one side of the ball.
They remind me alot of the Chiefs under Vermeil. If they dont have talent at one position, who cares, trade a high round pick for someone thats 32 and hope that you can get into the playoffs and make a run before your Super Bowl years are done.
Jared Allen went to a team 3 years ago who's Super Bowl window was just opening. I think it's safe to say that window is closed. The team is old, slow, and playing very mediocre football for being "the most talented team in the NFC".
Just like their Super Bowl run is over and done with, I'm not so sure Jared Allen's best days aren't behind him. Let's give the NY Jets some credit, their LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson is a man beast and probably owns most defensive ends on any given Sunday. I really had not been following Jared Allen at all since he left the Chiefs, so I had no idea if maybe he just had a bad game, maybe he was hurt, maybe the Vikings were playing a different defense against the lackluster Jets offense, I didnt know. What I found this morning shocked me.
Through 4 games of NFL football in 2010:
Glenn Dorsey: 15 tackles, 1 sack
Jared Allen: 16 tackles, 1 sack
I really dont know what to make of it. I really dont. In the pre-season it was widely reported that the Chiefs needed people like Glenn Dorsey to step their game up in order for this team to be even mediocre. I think its safe to say that Glenn Dorsey is competing with Derrick Johnson right now for defensive "most improved".
I'm really not sure what to make of Dorsey's improvement or Allen's decline in numbers (I personally believe its because his 2, 300 lb defensive tackles are now in their mid 30's, always hurt, and slow as hell).
Just wanted to post these stats that I found interesting and somehow ended up here. Thoughts?