Jared Allen Hasn’t Studied a Playbook In Ten Years (Video)


The Chicago Bears are making big changes this year, none bigger than their shift from the 4-3 defense to the 3-4.

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Since the Bears don’t seem willing to part with Jared Allen, the long-time 4-3 DE they signed as a free agent before last season, that means Jared will have to learn how to play 3-4 OLB.

In a video interview via Chicago Football, Jared talks about the hard work he’s putting in learning how to play what is basically a whole new position for him.

According to Jared, this is the first time in 10 years he’s had to study a playbook. Oh really?

So Allen essentially admits that during his whole time with the Vikings he never studied a playbook?

I guess you don’t need to study much when your entire job is “beat the man in front of you with a speed move and get to the quarterback.”

In his new role as a badly miscast 3-4 OLB, Jared will sometimes be called upon to do things besides pin his ears back and rush the passer.

Jared is pretending to be very stoked about learning this whole new position but deep down you have to believe he is not happy about being taken this far out of his comfort zone.

Jared Allen didn’t become a Pro Bowler because of his versatility, he became a Pro Bowler because he could do one thing better than almost anyone else. And now he’s being asked to do things that he probably can’t do.

This isn’t going to end well for Jared and the Bears.

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