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Jared Allen on getting 22 sacks and the Vikings’ future in Minnesota

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Vikings defensive end Jared Allen made his third visit to PFT Live on Wednesday, in advance of next month’s Night Ops III golf tournament, which benefits his Homes for Wounded Warriors charity.

Allen explained how he doubled his sack total from 11 in 2010 to 22 in 2011, whether he’ll double it again to 44 in 2012 (he said he’ll retire if he does), the Vikings’ chances of competing in a tough NFC North, and the team’s future in Minnesota.

He also explained the unique (to say the least) Night Ops golf event, which will feature all 18 holes played at night, with glow sticks and night-vision goggles and lighted balls and military men barking at golfers and forcing them to do push ups and a 280-foot slip ‘n’ slide.

Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors is a non-profit organization that raises money to build or modify the homes of America’s injured military veterans, making them accessible and comfortable for our wounded vets.

For registration information, visit Jared’s website.  And if you want to support the effort without attending, you can make a $10 donation by texting WARRIOR to 80088.  (I did it, and I’m as cheap as they get.)

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17 Responses to “Jared Allen on getting 22 sacks and the Vikings’ future in Minnesota”
  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Apr 18, 2012 4:34 PM

    Class act, and the true single-season sack record holder.

  2. nflofficeadmin says: Apr 18, 2012 4:38 PM

    Mike – Is Adrian Peterson changing his number with the new jerseys?

  3. akd1287 says: Apr 18, 2012 4:39 PM

    Doubled sack total? Quite simple really, no HGH testing.

  4. canadianvikingfaniii says: Apr 18, 2012 5:02 PM

    akd1287 says:Apr 18, 2012 4:39 PM

    Doubled sack total? Quite simple really, no HGH testing.
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    Typical… If you took one look at Jared Allen you would know he definitely is not using HGH or any type of steroid.

    That golfing charity event sounds really cool. I’d love to do that and help benefit a good cause.

  5. weskcfan says: Apr 18, 2012 5:20 PM

    Man, I sure do miss seeing him in Red and Gold and prowling the field at Arrowhead. I wish we could have gotten rid of Carl Peterson a few years before he screwed the pooch and got rid of this dude.

    A beast on the football field with a non-stop motor…. That’s how he got 22 sacks, not HGH (for the moron that hinted otherwise)

  6. edenprairieballer says: Apr 18, 2012 5:35 PM

    Nah Jared Allen doesn’t use steroids. He’s not a cheater and a liar like Ryan Braun!

  7. jluns275 says: Apr 18, 2012 6:00 PM

    No disrespect to Jared Allen, but if you’d seen him without a shirt you’d see he’s not on HGH. Throwback.

  8. cswenson218 says: Apr 18, 2012 7:00 PM

    Yeah he’s 265 and on HGH. Brilliant observation. He’s old school, hardcore yet has a sense of a humor and sense of humanity. Coolest gut in the NFL.

  9. zo121179 says: Apr 18, 2012 7:01 PM

    IF he moves, would love to see him back in KC….

  10. cswenson218 says: Apr 18, 2012 7:02 PM

    OMG…coolest GUY in the NFL! We aren’t on facebook anymore! LOL I will just brag about his gut now.

  11. cswenson218 says: Apr 18, 2012 7:03 PM

    Of all the times for a typo it had to be that post.

  12. patsaintsbroncoscheat says: Apr 18, 2012 7:08 PM

    Vikings fans really only have one bright spot left and they have firmly planted their lips onto Allen’s brown eye. Good luck in LA! Wish it wouldn’t happen but it sounds like a done deal.

  13. cswenson218 says: Apr 18, 2012 7:23 PM

    It’s a done deal patsaintsbrachoscheat. We built stadiums/arenas for the worst baseball team, the worst basketball team, the worst hockey team (after saying goodbye to one of the best hockey teams…hindsight is nice right?) as well as a stadium for probably THE worst college football team. And then we let the Vikings go. Brilliant. It’s much cheaper to let a team go and then get a crappy one later, right? There is no such thing as inflation. Haven’t we learned this lesson? I haven’t watched pro hockey since the Stars left. I watch college hockey but I will not contribute a dime to the NHL.

  14. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Apr 18, 2012 9:06 PM

    Why is Allen hosting a Golf tournament? Should he be co-hosting some Outdoor Hunting Expo with Ted Nugent? Great cause however. And I’d like to see him get 30 sacks, which may happen given the fact that the Bears are on the schedule twice.

  15. khmer379 says: Apr 18, 2012 9:54 PM

    Calm down people until it actually the Vikings aint going nowhere I gurantee you it will get done be patient young grasshopper

  16. txxxchief says: Apr 18, 2012 10:04 PM

    Wherever they wind up, I hope that the franchise will ditch the awful purple uniforms! I will miss the droning and whining sounds from the state of Minnesota at some point though. The futility of it all is entertaining in a morose way.

    The class warfare strategy ofthe resident socialists in the “enlightened” northwoods will scuttle any stadium deal despite a $400+ million contribution from the Wilf family. Perhaps the politburo in Minnesota will develop a hot dish competition league that will eventually crush the NFL. They can only hope. Meanwhile, I’ll be sitting in the stands of my favorite team’s stadium enjoying professional football!

  17. kingfish4242 says: Apr 19, 2012 12:50 AM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:
    Apr 18, 2012 4:34 PM
    Class act, and the true single-season sack record holder.

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    That would be Deacon Jones with 26 in 1967. Big props to Allen for his work with wounded warriors though. That’s admirable.

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