Bears see Allen as consummate pro

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  1. The Newsman

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    ChicagoBears.com News:

    Having worked with Jared Allen the past three months, coach Marc Trestman is convinced that the star defensive end is everything he anticipated and more.

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    Again for the terminally lazy like me here's the article.

    Bears see Allen as consummate pro

    Posted 38 minutes ago
    By Larry Mayer
    Having worked with Jared Allen the past three months, coach Marc Trestman is convinced that the star defensive end is everything he anticipated and more.


    When the Bears signed star defensive end Jared Allen[​IMG] in March, they viewed the five-time Pro Bowler as an elite, hard-working pass rusher with excellent character and leadership skills.

    After working with Allen on and off the field for the last three months, Bears coach Marc Trestman feels that the 6-6, 265-pounder has been everything he anticipated, and even more.

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    New Bears defensive end Jared Allen chats with his teammates during a break in practice.
    “He really is the consummate professional,” Trestman said. “As high-motor as he is, as outgoing as he is, when he comes in he’s really all business. When he’s on the field, he’s all business. He works hard. He doesn’t say much. He runs to the ball. He sets the tone for guys around him how to do it.”

    Allen joined the Bears after recording 128.5 sacks in 10 NFL seasons with the Chiefs (2004-07) and Vikings (2008-13), the most by any player since he entered the league. He has averaged 14.5 sacks over the last seven seasons while starting all 16 games each of the past six years.

    In his first few months with the Bears, Allen has been lining up at his familiar right end position.

    “What we saw him do in Minnesota and how we saw him play, we’re seeing that without pads on,” Trestman said. “We’re seeing the effort and the energy, and certainly he’s got the football intelligence and experience. I think he’s in a good place. We’re lucky to have him.”

    “He’s really a no-nonsense guy,” said defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. “He’s going to put in his work and lead by example, and he’s very knowledgeable about the game. He’s a good teammate and he’s very coachable. That’s what we thought we were getting, so he hasn’t disappointed us.”

    Waiting game: The Bears are still waiting to find out whether long-snapper Patrick Mannelly will return for a 17th season. The franchise’s all-time leader in seasons (16) and games played (245) has spent the offseason rehabbing a hip injury.

    “We’re going to have to keep massaging that and seeing how that’s going to work out,” said special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis. “I’ve got all the respect in the world for him. Like I said last time, whatever decision he makes is going to be the best for him and his family and we have to make the same type of decision for the Bears.”

    The Bears currently have two long-snappers under contract: Brandon Hartson[​IMG], who spent part of training camp with the team last summer; and Chad Rempel[​IMG], who was signed in April after spending the last 10 years in the Canadian Football League.

    “The two guys that have been working here have done a great job in the offseason,” DeCamillis said. “We still have to see how it’s all going to work out and how it’s going to pan out. I don’t know if there’s a deadline, to be honest with you. I just know we want to do what’s best for Pat and we want to do what’s also best for the Bears.”

    Good start: DeCamillis has been pleased with how defensive end-turned-linebacker Shea McClellin[​IMG] has performed in special teams drills during offseason practices.

    “So far, it’s been very positive,” DeCamillis said. “He’s moved around really well. He didn’t play a lot of special teams here in the last few years because of his role as a defensive lineman. So it’s new for him, but he’s really adjusted well.

    “His drill work has gotten better every week and I think he’s on the right track. I don’t know how many plays he’s going to play; that will all shake out when we get to training camp and see who the starters are and who the backups are. But he’s on the right track.”​
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    You know it's really very hard to admit that when you part company with a player whose as good as Julius Peppers is, and you replace him with another player, that the new player will actually be an upgrade over a guy whose probably destined to be a HOF DE some day but I believe we did.

    The energy, the focus and the attitude Jared Allen brings to this team are world's beyond what Pep was providing last year and frankly over a lot of his career here in Chicago. As good a football player as Pep is and as much of a physical freak he's simply not the catalyst in a defense that Jared Allen has been and will be for the Bears. I really hated seeing us play against the guy.

    When the Bears drafted "The Fridge" many people questioned the pick but I recall what Jerry Vainisi the Bears GM at the time said. He said, "I'd rather play with William Perry than against him" and at least for a few years he proved himself right. As long as he played around 320lbs or so he was almost unstoppable but then all those "biscuits" finally caught up with him. Well I see Jared Allen much the same way and I sure am glad we're not playing against him any more and so is Jay Cutler I imagine.
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    What a breath of fresh air after watching Peppers take plays off, and then entire games off. Pep took millions from the Bears last year and laughed all the way to the bank.

    Allen is old school 100% effort, 100% of the time. Gotta love that.
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    I hated hearing Peppers deny slacking! Then we hear he wasn't injuried... (that was some arguments).

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