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Allen wouldn't have minded the Strahan treatment

Posted on: January 19, 2012 9:14 am
 
Allen

By Josh Katzowitz

You remember Jared Allen’s amazing performance in Week 17, recording 3 ½ sacks against the Bears and finishing the season with 22, only a half-sack behind record-holder Michael Strahan (it was enough to make him our Eye on Football defensive player of the week)?

Considering Brett Favre basically dove in front of Strahan in the final week of the 2001 season in order to help get his buddy the sack record, you might think that Allen would be upset (in retrospect, at least) that Favre’s actions shut the door on Allen’s ability to get the mark a decade later.

Apparently not. And when he was asked by WHB radio in Kansas City if he wished Chicago quarterback Josh McCown had done his best Favre impression (the Strahan one, not the other thing) to let the Vikings defensive end set a new record, Allen didn’t mince words.

“Absolutely,” he said. “A sack is a sack is a sack. There was about three times when I hit him when he just got rid of the ball. I tell you what, all he had to do was hook slide for me on one of them. … There’s been a lot of talk about that. I guess the biggest controversy is, was it a pass or was it a run? I’ve gotten sacks where I’ve chased guys out of bounds. I haven’t had one yet where a guy slides and I get to touch him down, but I’ve gotten them any which way possible, but a sack is a sack is a sack and they’re still hard to come by.”

Funny, with Allen, it doesn’t seem that way. Which is probably why opposing offenses find him somewhat intimidating.

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Comments

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 7:17 pm
 

Allen wouldn't have minded the Strahan treatment

Strahan did have a choice, he could have walked away and not touched Favre down.  



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: January 20, 2012 10:45 am
 

Allen wouldn't have minded the Strahan treatment

He wouldnt have minded cheating ofr a record?   He's NOT a real man if he really feels that way.  Farve was a wussy wimp who sucked up to Strahan.  Strahan didnt have a choice so I am not belittling his record but Allen is a cheap chump to actually want it that way. 



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 10:09 am
 

Allen wouldn't have minded the Strahan treatment

Craesq,

Since you are a patriots fan, I admire your attempt at humor there.

Belichik and class. That's CLASSic. Laughing



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 9:09 am
 

Allen wouldn't have minded the Strahan treatment

In my book, Mark Gastineau still holds the sack record.  Strahan's record is a fraud.  Go findthe video of his "sack" he and Favre staged and you'll agree.  You play football to win, not for records.  Records may be a result, but should never be the goal.  That is why Brees/Saints worthless RD pass for Marino's record was classless as well.  Take a lesson from Brady and the Pats who had almost a half game to get one more passing TD to break Steve Young's playoff record and did not throw another one.  That's class.  



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:39 pm
 

Allen wouldn't have minded the Strahan treatment

You have to love a guy who probably drinks beer as a training regimen and never ever let's up on a play.



Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:25 pm
 

Allen wouldn't have minded the Strahan treatment

greatest trailer trash ever. 


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