That sound you hear coming from the NFC North could be Bears fans groaning. Or Vikings defensive end Jared Allen cackling. Or perhaps both.
Webb, a seventh-round pick in 2010, started 16 games in 2011 and 12 as a rookie. In his most recent start, Webb gave up 3.5 sacks to Allen.
Maybe the plan for minimizing Allen’s sacks in 2012 will be for Webb to just tackle quarterback Jay Cutler before Allen can get to him.