View Poll Results: Did the Vikings pay to much for Jared Allen

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    Was it too much for Jared Allen

    The the Vikings give up to much for Jared Allen?

    Allen, according to the Fox Sports website, will become the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. His new contract will be for six years and just shy of $74 million. Allen told Fox this includes $31,000,069 guaranteed.

    Jared Allen to Minnesota in exchange for a first-round pick (17th overall) and two third-round choices (73rd and 82nd overall). In addition, the two clubs also exchanged picks in the sixth round. The Chiefs acquired the Vikings 182nd overall selection, while Minnesota received the Chiefs 187th overall pick.

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    Re: Was it too much for Jared Allen

    The Star Tribune said that the Vikings would have had to spend that much to move up to the top of the 1st round in the draft to get a decent DE so they felt it was a good deal.



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    Re: Was it too much for Jared Allen

    I voted for NOW

    Drafting is pretty hit or miss. Allen is a proven DE in the NFL. Probably a top 3 DE. Good get. Their Defense will be very good next year. Couldn't run against them and now they have a good pass rush which will help out their pass defense



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    Re: Was it too much for Jared Allen

    In a word Yes. When he gets his third strike this summer and ends up suspended I will giggle like a school girl.



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    Re: Was it too much for Jared Allen

    Sure would love to have a good O to go with the D in Minnesota.



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    Re: Was it too much for Jared Allen

    Where's the "couldn't care less" button?


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    Re: Was it too much for Jared Allen

    The Vikings should protect their investment by hiring a couple of drivers and tell them to follow Jared Allen around 24/7, wherever he goes. And if he's had a couple of beers.....just have him get in and drive him home.



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    Re: Was it too much for Jared Allen

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone9 View Post
    The Vikings should protect their investment by hiring a couple of drivers and tell them to follow Jared Allen around 24/7, wherever he goes. And if he's had a couple of beers.....just have him get in and drive him home.
    We'll have to wait and see about the drinking issue. The story here in KC is that he has not touched alcohol since his last arrest.

    Chiefs blew it big time on this one.



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    Re: Was it too much for Jared Allen

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Where's the "couldn't care less" button?
    It's called, "Don't Post".

    Two words: Herschel Walker.

    Yes, I know that if he keeps his nose clean, it's a good deal. But trading up in the first round, say, for Vernon Gholston would not only have given them someone without two strikes on them,. but with five less years on the clock as well.

    Not only that, but you have a young star in Adrian Peterson with a limited shelf life--running backs don't last long. I sure as heck would have held onto draft picks to shore up the mediocre right side of the offensive line--not to mention the potentiual problems at center.

    The more and better opportunities Peterson has, the better it is for the team.



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    Re: Was it too much for Jared Allen

    I'm stunned that more people aren't in love with the move. In fact, I think its a good move for both teams.

    A pass rush is the biggest need on this team, by far. This pick adds that. The Vikings potentially have the best defense in the league now.

    As for the perceived weak offense, I think thats overblown. Sure, Jackson makes mistakes. But he also showed in could go a few games in a row without making the dumb mistakes. It makes sense that just being 1 year more experienced will decrease the number of those mistakes. Not to mention that an improved defense will help the field position, so instaed of having to drive the team 80 yards, he'll only have to drive them 60 yards.



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    Re: Was it too much for Jared Allen

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Where's the "couldn't care less" button?
    It was replaced by the implicit "If you don't care about this thread and poll, then don't click the link for this thread" button...


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    Re: Was it too much for Jared Allen

    I'm a vikings fan and I love the move.

    D-end was the Vikes 2nd biggest weakness, and the biggest weakness (QB) wasn't going to be fixed by free agency or the draft.



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    Re: Was it too much for Jared Allen

    Does it amaze anyone else that with this new deal -- the biggest ever for a defensive player -- Jared Allen is getting the same amount of guaranteed money as Jake Long? And Long got that money with a contract that is one year shorter.



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    Re: Was it too much for Jared Allen

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    It's called, "Don't Post".

    Two words: Herschel Walker.

    Yes, I know that if he keeps his nose clean, it's a good deal. But trading up in the first round, say, for Vernon Gholston would not only have given them someone without two strikes on them,. but with five less years on the clock as well.

    Not only that, but you have a young star in Adrian Peterson with a limited shelf life--running backs don't last long. I sure as heck would have held onto draft picks to shore up the mediocre right side of the offensive line--not to mention the potentiual problems at center.

    The more and better opportunities Peterson has, the better it is for the team.
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    Re: Was it too much for Jared Allen

    Quote Originally Posted by mwitt View Post
    Does it amaze anyone else that with this new deal -- the biggest ever for a defensive player -- Jared Allen is getting the same amount of guaranteed money as Jake Long? And Long got that money with a contract that is one year shorter.
    It amazes me that first round draft picks can get such great contracts without having ever played a single down in the NFL while a proven veteran plays his way into a good contract and people complain about the veteran getting the money and not the rookie.

    I think rookies are overpaid and veterans are underpaid.


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