Friday, October 22, 2010
It's no secret that Jared Allen, the resident douchebag on the Vikings' defense has had his problems getting to opposing quarterbacks in the first five games this year. Above is Profootballfocus.com's chart (click to enlarge) of the weekly rating of Viking defensive end Jared Allen's performance thus far in 2010. Last season, #69 ranked a very impressive sixth, fifth as a pure pass rusher, which was in line with his 2008 performance numbers of seventh and fourth.
Fast forward to 2010 and if you click on the link to the full story, you will see that under their calculations Allen is currently ranked 61st of the 61 defensive ends in the NFL which qualify under the minimum number of snaps. THAT'S DEAD LAST. To be fair, he has had to battle the likes of D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Jake Long, both of which completely bitched Allen like he was a third-grade girl. What's troubling, though, is that Allen has basically been a very average DE against the likes of Jermon Bushrod, Jeff Backus and Doug Free.
This week #69 and the rest of the overrated Vikings travel to Lambeau to take on LT Chad Clifton and the overrated Packers. In the two matchups last season against Green Bay, Minnesota registered 14 sacks with Allen notching 7.5 of the QB takedowns. If Jared Allen is unable to post a sack or two this go-around, the Vikes could be in for a long evening...not to mention an even longer November and December when their season is long down the shitter.