Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen believes in the ‘three yards and a cloud of dust theory.’
Allen says having a running back like Adrian Peterson gives any team a chance to win a Super Bowl and that a sophisticated passing attack isn’t always needed.
According to Marc Sessler of NFL.com, Allen states that controlling the clock and being physical will wear teams down later in the season.
"I think for the simple fact that we have a guy like Adrian Peterson," Allen said. "You know, in this league, everybody wants to say it's about the quarterbacks, it's about the passing, because everybody passes, right? Well, I still believe there's room for old-school football, where you can run the ball and you can control the clock, and especially late in the season, where you can wear teams down."
"Yeah, we need consistent play out of the quarterback position," Allen said. "We need to be able to throw the ball to open up the passing game ... but to have that consistency, to be able to have a guy (Peterson) that you know can put 100 (yards) on you, and maybe 200 the way he ran last year ... the opposing team's game plan, they have to prepare (for) both."