NFL Training Camp Preview: Minnesota Vikings

The TSB’s NFL Training Camp Previews heads up north to the land of 10,000 lakes as a new regime and potential new quarterback look to get things turned around quickly before heading into a new stadium. Outdoor Football all year round will return to Minnesota for the next couple of seasons and hope is when the Super Bowl is in Minnesota in a few years the home team will be there...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marc Trestman: Bears played with a ‘sense of urgency’

Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler was solid for the second straight week and Chicago rallied late to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 20-19 on Thursday night at Soldier Field. Cutler completed 7 of 9 passes for 79 yards and called it a night after throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall in the second quarter. Cutler praised the offensive line after the game. “I...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen available for Bears against Jaguars

CHICAGO (AP) Jared Allen is set to make his first appearance for the Chicago Bears. The five-time Pro Bowl defensive end was available for Thursday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars after sitting out the preseason opener. Allen sat last week against Philadelphia because he missed practices with his wife having a baby. Cornerback Tim Jennings was available after being sidelined...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen hopes to suit up as Bears face Jaguars on Thursday

  Jared Allen can see it all coming together for the Chicago Bears and their defense. Now, all he needs to do is get on the field. The five-time Pro Bowl defensive end anticipates suiting up for the first time with the Bears when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday. Chicago's prized free agent acquisition, Allen sat out last week's preseason opener against Philadelphia...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen hopes to suit up as Bears take on Jaguars

CHICAGO (AP) Jared Allen can see it all coming together for the Chicago Bears and their defense. Now, all he needs to do is get on the field. The five-time Pro Bowl defensive end anticipates suiting up for the first time with the Bears when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday. Chicago's prized free agent acquisition, Allen sat out last week's preseason opener...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Linebacker Ranked Dead Last

Chicago Bears- The Chicago Bears defense showed some promise in their first preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The resurgence of Stephen Paea and Jay Ratliff in the middle of the defensive line will greatly improve the run and pass defense. We saw a nice push up the middle that was lacking last year. Jared Allen sat out and the Bears were able to highlight a very impressive...
Via Sports Mockery
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears hold out Allen, Bennett

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bears held out star defensive end Jared Allen and suspended tight end Martellus Bennett of Friday's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Allen, a five-time Pro Bowler, missed practices this week with his wife giving birth to a girl. Bennett was suspended indefinitely by the team following a practice altercation with cornerback Kyle Fuller...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears 2014 Defensive Line Preview

Bears Score Big Upgrading Defensive LineBy: Alex CroweFootball is a game that is won and lost in the trenches. On any given play, at any given time, the outcome is determined by how the players on the line step up and take charge.On offense, those players in the trenches have systematic schemes, blocking packages, and prior knowledge of where the football is going. Their job is to...
Via Pro Football Spot
20 days ago  |  Discuss

DE Jared Allen already having positive impact for Bears

Jared Allen isn’t trying to be a leader. The Bears already have linebacker Lance Briggs and cornerback Charles Tillman for that. So Allen prefers to sell himself as a new guy just trying to contribute, not as the Pro Bowl defensive end with the extroverted personality. Still, Allen’s impact, only one day into training camp, is palpable. Teammates and coaches already are lauding...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Allen and Lamarr Houston headline improved Bears pass rush

Last season’s defensive line produced only 31 sacks and was a large contributor to the defense being dead last in stopping the run. The Bears made a conservative effort to fix the line by signing veteran defensive ends Jared Allen and Lamarr Houston. Re-signing Jeremiah Ratliff and drafting Will Sutton and Ego Furguson provide depth up the middle. Julius Peppers is now in Green...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Could this player make the Hall of Fame based on his stats alone?

I thought we would do something a little different on NFL Draft Diamonds since the Football season is just a few weeks away.  I wanted to pick out several players that I feel are worthy of making the Hall of Fame, and wanted to see if their stats justify them.  Tell me what you think […] The post Could this player make the Hall of Fame based on his stats alone? appeared first...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lamarr Houston says that “Playing with Jared Allen is Like Stealing Money”

Still fiending for football over here…..and I know you’re thinking – “2 Lamarr Houston posts in 2 days?! What’s the deal?” And the answer is…I don’t know. Lamarr Houston and Jared Allen are both going to be Bears for the first time in their careers.  Houston will be in his 5th year coming from the [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The post Lamarr Houston...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lamarr Houston: “Playing with Jared Allen is Like Stealing Money”

Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston raved about playing with Jared Allen during an interview with The Post Game. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Lamarr Houston: “Playing with Jared Allen is Like Stealing Money” appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Marc Trestman: Time to return to Bears football

Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman invited Mike Singletary, Mike Ditka, Otis Wilson and Gale Sayers to Halas Hall to speak to the club about what it means to be a Chicago Bear. “The one thing we’ve done this year, we’ve tried to bring, tried to do a little bit more — because we’ve got so many new faces — [is to bring in former players to explain] what being a Bear is...
Via Sports-Glory
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears DE Jared Allen named top-10 in NFL, Nos. 11-20 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 defensive ends in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s DE to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Defensive Lineman Jared Allen Building a Home for Injured War Veteran

New Chicago Bears defensive linemen Jared Allen has been a big supporter of the men and women of the Armed Forces for years. During his days with the Minnesota Vikings he even formed a charity--Homes for Wounded Warriors Foundation--to help wounded veterans make their homes handicap accessible.Last week he returned to Minnesota in order to attend a special occasion for his charity...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears DE Jared Allen named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: Power Rankings, the Chicago Bears nickname, MVP odds, more

In case you missed it, the best columns from the cover32 universe this past week. National Columns - Top 10 in 2014: The best offensive tackles in the NFL today (READ) - Power Rankings: Rating NFL team nicknames from 1-32 (READ) - Ten teams that should have never passed on Colin Kaepernick (READ) - New NFL MVP odds for 2014 released (READ) You may also be interested in:Rewind...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WEEKLY REWIND: Jared Allen energized by change, Bears fans should relax on OTAs and NFC North threats

There are only seven weeks until the start of training camp but the Bears are already heating up. We had a fight this week and a new veteran is hyped about the season. Here’s what you missed this week. Don’t forget for the national rewind tomorrow.   Jared Allen is energized by change. (Read) Bears fans shouldn’t get too excited about OTAs. (Read) Players fighting, deal or...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Allen is energized by change

New defensive end Jared Allen got to hit the field with his new team last week. Allen took part in OTAs and talked to the media to discuss him joining the Bears. “I think change is good if you allow it to be good,” said Allen. “It definitely energizes you.” Allen knew it was time to move on from Minnesota. He visited the Seattle Seahawks but ultimately left without a deal...
Via cover32 - Bears
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Eye Popping Stat About Jared Allen

Posted to Chicago BearsJared Allen seemed to have “lost gas” for the Minnesota Vikings. He simply didn’t produce as well on the field in 2013 as he did in past years, but there’s a reason why. In the last 3 years, Jared Allen has played 3,276 snaps for the Minnesota Vikings which is an average of over 68 per game. Defensive lineman are supposed to be rotated throughout the...
Via Sports Mockery
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Allen Ranks Among NFL’s Top 100

Posted to Monsters of the MidwayJared Allen was ranked #68 on the NFL’s list of Top 100 Players of 2014. http://sportsmockery.com/messageboard/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Jared-Allen-Top-100.mp4 Should the new Bears sack master be rated higher? What do you think? Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. 8 total...
Via Sports Mockery
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Challenges the Packers will face this season

Even after a quality offseason where the Packers addressed several needs, Green Bay’s division rivals have made enough moves to pose serious threats to its chances at winning the division. Here are five challenges the Packers will face from within the NFC North. Defending Calvin Johnson With the additions of Golden Tate and Eric Ebron, the Detroit Lions have added enough complementary...
Via cover32 - Packers
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall: Bears have done an ‘amazing job’ this offseason

Brandon Marshall, who recently signed a $30 million extension, is impressed with the Chicago Bears offseason. The Bears have revamped the defense after finishing 2013 last against the run.  The team has signed defensive ends Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston and Willie Young, plus re-signed cornerbacks Charles Tillmanand Tim Jennings and defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff. General...
Via Sports-Glory
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears | Best & Worst Case Scenario for Round 1 of the NFL Draft

The Bears wasted no time in free agency to beef up one of their greatest weaknesses, the defensive line. Not only did they bring in the durable run stopping Lamarr Houston from the Raiders, but they also brought in the still producing and entertaining Jared Allen. Even with the big additions I don’t they they are done beefing up the defensive line. Unless someone falls to them...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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