Bears Sign Jared Allen To 4-yr Deal

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    Yeah, this welcome notice was a nice surprise (I confess, I thought they were in for some kind of O trade)... Was still shocked from the day I saw Peps smiling face while signing with Peckers, im OK now :)
     
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    I knew they had something. Didn't think this though
     
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    Now we get to see if Mel can coach this unit up. The draft will further upgrade the unit. No excuses.
     
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    A lot of commentators have said that he is no longer a full time players and needs to be used in rotation and situational spots.
     
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    its the only thing im nervous about
     
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    Me too MP. I really like a lot of the "2nd Tier" safeties like Bucannon, Loston, Joyner, Dixon, Ward & Booker. Go to youtube & checkout some of their highlight reels. They all have bigtime safety skills. They just need to play & mature.
     
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    If I were a betting man even though I'd like to see Donald drafted I'd say Emery goes back to offense in the first. I can also see him going CB and DT in the 2nd and 3rd. Plus it plays into my crazy theory that Emery drafts Ebron if he's still there at #14.

    At least now we can get to the qb with Allen.
     
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    2 beautiful Jared facts:

    Jared Allen was 9th in NFL last year with 38 knockdowns & hurries according to STATS. Peppers and McClellin combined for 36.5 last year.
    Jared Allen has 16 career sacks against the Packers in 13 games, the most he has vs. any NFL team.!!
     
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    Apparently neither did Seattle. I just listened to an interview with a Seattle media guy and this one shocked them. While he was there for his 2nd meeting they did make him an offer of $7 mil per year and thought they had an agreement in principle but the reporter said he didn't sign and went home to think it over and consider his options. Furthermore, they thought he'd come to the conclusion that Seattle was his best shot at a ring and he'd decide to sign before the week was out. As Gomer Pyle USMC would say; "Surprise surprise, surprise Sgt. Carter. :rofl:

    So as usual Uncle Phil waited until the market set his price and then bettered it by a little probably with a take it now or we move on stipulation. He surely didn't want him going back to Seattle and starting a bidding war. He doesn't want to get involved with that. Remember he refused to do that over Mario Williams two years ago and let Buffalo have him. His MO has always been to set a price and then stick with it and he may have done just that here as well. We also don't know that Emery didn't give out a ball park figure earlier.

    The rest seemed to come down to this. Seattle wanted him strictly as a part time player in a rotation with Bennett, Avril, and Bruce Irvin and their offer reflected that. So my guess is that in coming to the Bears he's expected to be a full time starter at RDE and still play the majority of the snaps. I take this to mean there a real good chance Houston will spend a good portion of his time playing DT as well and that could have a major impact on the Bears draft strategy. It'll be interesting to see how the gurus play this one.

    Despite this addition I still believe Donald is the right guy. No one else on the team or in the draft has the tools as a pass rusher that he has and as I've already posted, you don't pass up an elite pass rusher when he's there for the taking. This does give Emery a hedge against Donald going before #14 though and while unlikely it is possible and maybe they got an inkling of that through the grapevine. Who knows?
    What I see right now is that a DE rotation of Young, Houston and Allen with Izzy in reserve as backup at DE and DT is very strong.

    Now add Donald at DT along with Collins and Ratliff as swing guys between NT and DT and Paea as the NT and that's a pretty formidable AND deep line. You could lose any two of them and still have a great line. We have to remember that Collins is still rehabbing and on a one year deal, Ratliff is aging and signed for just two years, and Paea is also in a contract year so the DT position still needs new blood. I wouldn't take Donald off the board just yet but now teams will have to guess what Emery's plan might be.

    I've said that he's always been a good poker player and this will keep some teams guessing about his hand. There are still needs at DT, FS, MLB and CB to fill and yet he's added guys who could and have started at all those positions. CB seems least likely in one and Mosley is ranked a little farther down than #14 by some so unless it's Donald then I'd say Pryor or Mosley and maybe he does trade back and passes on Donald for a shot at Quarles in round two using the extra pick to trade up for him. Lots of possibilities now.
     
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    Phil to Teddy Thomson; "We'll see your Peppers and raise you one Allen". :4_1_111[1]:
     
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