Bears Sign Jared Allen To 4-yr Deal

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  1. omc1969

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    I said all along that Emery had a plan and he is so good at hiding it that when he does execute his plan it takes EVERYONE by surprise. Get the players needed and then let Cliff Stein iron out the details. AWESOME JOB !
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    Jared Allen stays in the NFC North, signs with Chicago Bears

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    As Jared Allen's free-agency tour moved at a snail's pace, even with a ridiculous notion tossed around that he might retire, the Chicago Bears were never strongly mentioned as a suitor.

    That's why it was surprising for almost everyone to wake up to the news that Allen had signed a four-year deal with the Bears between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, two weeks after free agency began. CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora reported it's a four-year, $32 million deal that can void to three years and $24 million, with $15.5 million guaranteed. Allen comes from Minnesota and completes a round of NFC North musical chairs, after Julius Peppers was cut by Chicago and signed with Green Bay.

    It's a strong move by the Bears, who had poured a ton of money into the defensive line already, signing ends Lamarr Houston, Willie Young and Israel Idonije. Now they have another end who can rush the quarterback. Allen's 128.5 sacks are the most by any player over the last 10 years.

    Allen was on the market a long time for a player of his caliber, drawing the most interest from the Seahawks. He has posted double-digit sacks each of the past seven seasons, including 11.5 last year. He's remarkably durable, having not missed a game since 2007, and played 1,083 snaps last year (according to Pro Football Focus), third most among 4-3 ends. The problem might be all those games and snaps. He'll turn 32 on April 3, and his age was the reason he was on the market a long time compared to many less productive but younger ends who got huge deals in the first few days of free agency. He was reportedly looking for a deal in the $10 million-per-year range, but despite his résumé he couldn't find a team to give that to him. But now Allen has landed with the Bears, and he might be an upgrade over Peppers, who looked pretty sluggish last year and just turned 34.

    The Bears had a pretty good season last year despite having a horrendous defense. They were serious about improving that defense this offseason. And in the middle of the night, they added a final big piece that makes them very scary in the NFC North.


    It's that last sentence I like. Despite my dislike for some of Emery's methods I always said that he was a good poker player. We know they passed on him earlier because of his demands but Phil did give a glimmer or his thinking when he said they weren't done yet and that any opportunity he could find to continue upgrading he would look at very seriously.

    Looking over who was left out there that might be an impact player Allen was really all that was left. I had a very slight inkling that since Seattle hadn't made him an offer that he might just be the guy in play when they restructured Cutler deal. Now the poker game really begin because with this move Emery has taken care of adding a great pass rusher and his choice at #14 becomes more of a mystery.
     
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    This was interesting:

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    The Bears signed Jared Allen to replace Julius Peppers, who joined the Packers after his exit from Chicago. A look at the two players over the last four years (when Peppers first joined the Bears).

    Allen/Peppers
    Games: ----- 64/64
    Snaps-----3,908/3,328
    Tackles-----223/175
    Sacks-----56.5/37.5
    Forced fumbles-----8/9
    Disrupted dropbacks-----76.5/54.5
     
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    I didn't even know I had a Bears app until I got the alert this a.m. and thought it was spam. thought he'd signed with Seattle.
     
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    To the rest of the NFCN I say ......... GAME, SET, MATCH !
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    And the Seahawks and us thought Bennett had/would sign with us... The circle of life.
     
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    I like how Emery stretches a dollar. He seems to get a lot of value for the money, overall.
     
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    If he is as good at football as his brother Marcus was, then I think it's a good signing.
     
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    Emery gets his man and Cliff Stein makes it work !
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    Remember the days of the front office only "Tweaking" our team in the off-season?

    I'm digging just about every decision the re-modeled front office is making.
     
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