LB Jared Allen: Last year sucked; I’m not going to sugarcoat it

Chicago Bears linebacker Jared Allen has always been a breath of fresh air when it comes down to honesty and the pass rusher spoke what he felt was the truth about his performance last season, his first with the team. “Last year sucked; I’m not going to sugarcoat it,” Allen said, via ESPN. “There are always circumstances around it, but it is what it is. I want to have...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears Veterans Out to Prove They Can Still Play

Jared Allen is a 12-year NFL veteran and playing in his second season with the Chicago Bears. Up until last season he had a streak of seven straight years of recording double digit sacks. Allen finished last year with just 5.5 sacks which was a career low.Even in a down year Allen was still ranked in the top-20 in the league for defensive ends in a 4-3 system by Pro Football Focus...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears' Allen out to prove he's still elite pass rusher

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) No matter how disappointing his first season with the Chicago Bears was, Jared Allen believes he can wreak havoc like no other pass rusher. ''I'm ready to go out and bust someone's head open, honestly,'' he said. ''That's the kind of year that I want to have. I want to have fun.'' Last season was anything but fun for him or the Bears. Now at age 33, with a...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears OLB Jared Allen ready to 'bust someone's head open'

If anyone is pumped for the 2015 season to get underway, it's Chicago Bears outside linebacker Jared Allen. Last year was disappointing for the active sack leader, so he's ready to take out his pent up frustration on the field."I’m ready to go out and bust someone’s head open, honestly," Allen said, via ESPN's Jeff Dickerson.Allen, who has 134.0 sacks through 11 seasons, registered...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

This sleeping giant will emerge for the Bears in 2015

Jared Allen is not your run-of-the-mill, washed-up has-been. He's the most accomplished active pass-rusher in the NFL, and he's not done adding to his legacy just yet.As a member of the Chicago Bears, Allen is still trying to write what figures to be the final chapter of his NFL career. Last season, his first in Chicago, wasn't pretty. It began with a bout of illness, as pneumonia...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears OLB Jared Allen praises new, 'authentic' coaching staff

Chicago Bears outside linebacker Jared Allen has been around the league for quite some time now. The 33-year-old pass-rusher has spent 11 years in the NFL with three different teams, so he knows a winning mentality when he sees it.Heading into his second season with the Bears and first under head coach John Fox, Allen believes the new regime is bringing the right mindset to Chicago...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Optimism Remains for Chicago Bears

CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 16: Jared Allen #69 of the Chicago Bears greets members of the military after the game against the Minnesota Vikings on November 16, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Bears defeated the Minnesota Vikings 21-13. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) Since the Chicago Bears’ fabled 1895 season, there hasn’t been too much to be excited...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears have quantity, do they have quality at LB?

With a shift to a base 3-4 defense, the Chicago Bears enter the 2015 season with major questions at the Linebacker position. There’s no shortage of candidates, considering that holdover defensive ends Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston, Willie Young,  andDavid Bass will shift from their hand in the dirt to stand-up pass rushers. Whether they can transition effectively is another question...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears’ Linebacker Unit Experiencing Shifts in Transitioning Defense

CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 21: Jared Allen #69 of the Chicago Bears sacks Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions during the first quarter at Soldier Field on December 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) With the arrival of new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, the Chicago Bears’ linebacker corps will see some major changes as the team switches to...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Can Jared Allen bounce back in 2015?

Multiple players in all three phases will have spotlights on them for all of 2015, but none will be brighter than the one which will shine on Jared Allen. When the Chicago Bears signed him to a 4-year, $32 million deal last offseason, the thinking was that he would provide similar numbers from his days with the Minnesota Vikings. After all, the assault Allen had put on the Bears...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 best players on the Chicago Bears 2015 roster

The 2015 Chicago Bears roster is filled with talent, just like it was in 2014. The question coming into this season will be whether or not the top players on this roster are able to produce. Here’s a look at the 10 best players on the Bears 2015 roster. 10. DE/OLB Jared Allen- Jared Allen was a major disappointment last season as he recorded his lowest sack total (5.5) in his...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

DE Jared Allen: You go out and get John Fox, Vic Fangio and Adam Gase - you're sending a message we're not messing around

Chicago Bears linebacker Jared Allen said that the team in 2014 wasn't mentally prepared to be successful, but the moves the front office have made this offseason shows the organization is serious about winning. "Our attitudes weren't in position for us to be successful (last season)," Allen said, via USA TODAY Sports. "It's going to completely change. It's a 180, and that...
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Four Chicago Bears who have to produce in 2015

It’s obvious the 2014 season did not go as planned for the Chicago Bears. They were supposed to be dark-horse NFC title contenders, led by their explosive offense and rebuilt defense…well that didn’t happen. The team limped their way to a 5-11 record, while their offense showed none of the efficiency it had the season before and the defense continued to be historically bad...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Positional Preview: Outside Linebacker

The linebacking corps of the Chicago Bears has expanded with the shift from the 4-3 to 3-4 defense. Let's take a look at who will be plugging up offenses from the outside linebacker position this season.Jared AllenAt 33 years of age, the 12-year veteran will be making the transition from defensive end to outside linebacker in the new defensive format for the Bears.Last season was...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Bears Who Need To Step Up Their Game in 2015

Before the 2014 season, many analysts projected the Bears to improve from their 8-8 standing in 2013 and begin the push toward a playoff berth. But instead of a playoff berth in 2014, the Bears drastically backtracked to a 5-11 record to finish in the cellar of the NFC North.Last year, the Bears had many excuses as to why their play diminished: Marc Trestman had no control of the...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio Looks to Live Up to Hype

CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 21: Willie Young #97 of the Chicago Bears and Jeremiah Ratliff #90 with Jared Allen #69 celebrates after he sacked Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions during the first quarter at Soldier Field on December 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Among the long list of transactions by the Chicago Bears this offseason, hiring...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Position battles to monitor in training camp

The Chicago Bears‘ roster has endured a major turnover this offseason, with plenty of new faces in Chicago. Entering training camp, their roster will boast up to forty players that either did not make the roster last season or were not even in camp with the Bears a year ago at this time. A roster that goes through that much change undoubtedly offers a few interesting positional...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Is the New Orleans Saints’ Passing Attack Still Class of the NFC South?

CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 15: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass to Nick Toon #88 of the New Orleans Saints (not pictured) as Jared Allen #69 of the Chicago Bears defends during the third quarter at Soldier Field on December 15, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images) It was no surprise that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees once...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Power Rankings: How Good are the Bears?

Once a month, TopSportsReport releases an NFL power rankings article.  Our power rankings serve as a way to measure where each NFL team’s talent level is in relation to the others.  We have just released the June edition of our NFL power rankings article. To find out where Devereaux Frazier ranks Jay Cutler, Kyle Long, Jared Allen and the Chicago Bears, click the link below...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Korea Times anoints Chicago Bears as Stanley Cup champions

It’s a good day for the Chicago Bears, who don’t even play hockey, but have been declared as the Stanley Cup champions by The Korea Times: There’s just a slight difference between the Bears and the Blackhawks, but, hey, maybe Bears fit better in that headline. This does raise intriguing questions about how the Bears would do at hockey, though. Jay Cutler, power-play quarterback...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

New-look Chicago Bears show evidence of team chemistry

John Mullin of CSN Chicago likens the rebuilt Chicago Bears to "the first day of high school for freshmen" and cites an exchange between veteran pass-rusher Jared Allen and 2015 free agency acquisition Pernell McPhee as evidence of building chemistry. "You know Pernell the other day gave me a tip," Allen told CSN Chicago. "I thought, 'Oh that makes so much sense,' and things kind...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears OLB Jared Allen studying film of Aldon Smith, other 3-4 greats

Making the transition to 3-4 outside linebacker is not the easiest thing for a 33-year-old to do, especially when he's the NFL's active sack leader after 11 seasons as a 4-3 defensive end. But with the Chicago Bears in 2015, Jared Allen aims to add to his 134.0 career sacks from a two-point stance. It's unfamiliar and unnatural, so Allen is analyzing film of some of the finest 3...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jared Allen Transitions With Chicago Bears to 3-4 Defense

CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 16: Jared Allen #69 of the Chicago Bears rushes against Michael Harris #79 of the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on October 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Vikings 21-13. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) The Chicago Bears have undergone some fundamental changes to the heart of its infamous over the years. Along with them...
Via The Sports Journal
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears enjoying fresh start on defense

Chicago Bears defensive end turned linebacker Jared Allen said that the defense is enjoying a 'fresh start' after a terrible 2014 campaign. Bears coach John Fox and General Manager Ryan Pace are hoping to see a jump in production from veteran and Allen believes the unit is on the right track. "Everything is different," Jared Allen said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. "It's kind...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jared Allen embracing new role

The Chicago Bears have themselves a new defensive coordinator in Vic Fangio which is forcing Jared Allen to adjust to a new position. Allen had stated in the past that he would not be interested in playing outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. However, after a down 2014 Jared Allen has begun to change his tune. Allen admitted that his dislike for the outside linebacker position...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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