Bears defensive end Jared Allen is just 8 sacks away from moving into 5th time on the All-Time sack leader list in the NFL. He is currently at 9th right now but can move up really fast with another good year. Well Allen could have a huge year playing for John Fox and Vic Fangio. Allen is excited to lace up his cleats and play for the Bears new regime.
“You look at what coach Fox has done over the history of his career,” Allen said. “I think we’ll be very disciplined. We’ll be very cohesive. With Fangio coming in, you’ve got a big 3-4 background. Fox ran a 4-3 his whole life. So I think we’re very versatile in how we can use our players. I’m excited to see what the plan going forward is. I want to end my career as a defensive end. And I’m not playing a 2-gap, let me just throw that out the window now,” Allen said just before the 2012 season when there was talk of the Vikings changing schemes.
Allen, who will be 33 in April, seems more amenable now to a switch and said Fox will inherit a hard-working group on defense.
“One thing we do is we work. I’ll be honest, I don’t think we had a bad practice all year,” Allen said. “Now it didn’t always equate to wins and victories. We came up short. I think he’s going to inherit guys that are eager, that want to win. That’s one thing that was very prevalent in our locker room: guys wanting to win. I think coach Fox is going to give us that direction and give us that attitude, that sense of focus, purpose and discipline to get to where we want need to get.”