EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- There haven't been many blocking schemes Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen hasn't seen much in his 10-year NFL career. Teams have attempted to slow Allen, one of the top pass-rushing threats in the league, many ways.
There is one scheme Allen rarely gets to face: one-on-one.
Allen leads the league in sacks since his rookie year in 2004 with 118 sacks and was a half-sack shy of the single-season record two years. Allen has faced double-teams and gets chip blocks often. What he doesn't get much is the chance to go against an opposing left tackle one-on-one.
Of course, most teams don't have left tackles like the Cleveland Browns, who come to Minnesota this week. Joe Thomas has been a Pro Bowl tackle each of his first six seasons in the league and is a three-time All-Pro.
"He's a good player, good dude and I'm excited," Allen said this week. "I think the biggest thing is you can anticipate some one-on-ones. First of all, we've got to stop the run. Ho...