Bears Sign Jared Allen To 4-yr Deal

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  1. Henry Burris

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    Possibly, he could, BUT Izzy has played some DT before. I just hope they don't get rid of Bass, because he showed some great upside.
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    Okay, how do you see the DL? Houston and Allen on the ends?
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    That is my thinking as well with Young in instead of Houston on passing down.
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    It's that or Allen/Young on the end and Houston at the DT and can play end also.
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    Makes me think that we might be going DB in the first round. Donald+Allen+Young+Houston+Ratliff+Collins+Bass would make a pretty sweet dline though.
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    Great player! Looooove this signing!
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    No I still think you start Houston at End, but it gives great flexibility, and on passing downs our d-line should be able to get after the passer much better than last year. You slide Houston to tackle, Young and Allen at end...thats a nice pass rushing line. I think you keep Allen off the field in obvious running situations.
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    I've always leaned to S in the first and a versatile DL in the 2nd or 3rd. The Houston signing made me question that(DE) but then I kept hearing people say he might well play DT(he played DT, DE, OLB in Oak) so anythings possible. It might well be on running downs he and Young are starting DE w/Ratty and Paea inside, and then on passing downs Houston moving inside and Young and Allen on the outside.

    But Throwing a Donald in there and ya it gets REAL sick, just not sure it needs to be more sick compared to having a legit safety who can now take advantage of the DL instead of just looking good b/c of the DL.
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    The Allen deal is only guaranteed through 2 years. Boom! Great job Emery!
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    I agree Butkus. Houston can play anywhere across the DL. It will be very interesting to see what we do in Rd 1. I still hope we take Donald if he's still there, but safety if he's gone. JHMO.
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    Nice job indeed by Emery, but Stein is the real genius behind the paper work.

    Via NFL.com...

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    haha, now we have an ex-packer, lionsand viking on our side... they should be changing their gameplans :)
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    I was thinking he'd be a fantastic FA pickup, but didn't think we'd pull the trigger. He makes us a better team. The guy has an amazing motor (a polar opposite of Pep).
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    u know guys, after this FA , DT and DE are not so much of a headache, the problem lies in LB (not including S), now we could easily go ILB in draft!
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    Had to be a reason for liberating that cap space.
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    Yep, I was posting something about this to Grizz last night. I said IF we signed Allen we could use that first one a FS since they could be thinking about moving Houston inside to 3 tech. This could swing the draft in a whole new direction. Now Pryor and Mosley come into play more than they did before because he has his RDE. Hell, somebody needed #69 after Melton left. LOL
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    We have tremendous draft flexibility right now. We can go best defensive player available and be perfectly ok.
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    Don't forget, he was facing the same kind of double teams Peppers did last year, and still managed 11 sacks
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    We might be jumping the gun here. Emery was also looking at a backup QB, and we might have found him.

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