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Seahawks want to trade for Jared Allen

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In the final hours before the trade deadline, the Seahawks are exploring a major move.

Seattle would like to acquire defensive end Jared Allen in a deadline-day trade with the Vikings, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

It wouldn’t be at all surprising to see the Vikings trade Allen, seeing as they’re not playoff contenders and he’ll be able to leave Minnesota in free agency after the season anyway.

According to Schefter, the Seahawks aren’t the only team talking to the Vikings about Allen. As PFT’s Mike Florio mentioned Sunday on Football Night in America, the Seahawks, 49ers and Broncos are all teams that could have an interest in Allen’s services.

The Seahawks and Vikings have already had one major trade this year, shipping Percy Harvin to Seattle. If the trade can get done in the next few hours, Seattle could have both Allen and Harvin helping them make a late-season push toward the Super Bowl.

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  1. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 29, 2013 1:12 PM

    Of course they do.

  2. thepftpoet says: Oct 29, 2013 1:13 PM

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Seahawks have a Vikings fetish

  3. offthelows says: Oct 29, 2013 1:13 PM

    Well Vikings, while you’re at it, you probably saw the game last night, so what’s the asking price for Matt Kalil?

  4. seatownballers says: Oct 29, 2013 1:13 PM

    Omg, talk about scary. If he comes the haters will over load this website causing the server to crash

  5. conormacleod says: Oct 29, 2013 1:14 PM

    Make it so…

    3rd and a 6th.

  6. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Oct 29, 2013 1:15 PM

    Wow. That team can already bring some major heat – imagine tossing Allen into the mix. Offensive Tackles across the NFC West are collectively depositing poo in their pants at the mere mention of this rumor.

  7. seatownballers says: Oct 29, 2013 1:15 PM

    How much for Peterson?
    Lol

  8. steelersaregodsteam says: Oct 29, 2013 1:15 PM

    Steelers don’t want him.

  9. jwcarlson says: Oct 29, 2013 1:15 PM

    As a Packers fan, it makes me smile to see teams selling chunks of their future for the sake of (maybe) winning now.

    Jared Allen old and washed up, unless the pick is 6th or 7th round I don’t see any value there.

  10. jwcarlson says: Oct 29, 2013 1:17 PM

    ialwayswantedtobeabanker says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:15 PM
    Wow. That team can already bring some major heat – imagine tossing Allen into the mix. Offensive Tackles across the NFC West are collectively depositing poo in their pants at the mere mention of this rumor.

    ————————-

    Was completely handled by a 4th round rookie at home this past Sunday. His stat line:

  11. thepftpoet says: Oct 29, 2013 1:17 PM

    Vikings are officially tanking the season for this reason:

    2014 Super Bowl Champions Minnesota Vikings-

    HC – Jon Gruden
    QB – Teddy Bridgewater
    RB – Adrian Peterson

    While we fleece Seattle for a 2nd a rebuild that bad secondary, we will prosper

    SKOL

  12. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:17 PM

    Hopefully the Pats are in the race for him.

  13. prideof10000lakes says: Oct 29, 2013 1:17 PM

    Good thing we fired Childress and decided to rebuild 2 1/2 years ago so the cheathawks could build a dynasty.

    Can’t believe were gonna try to rebuild again…smh

  14. jimthebuilder27 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:19 PM

    Must be nice not having to pay a QB tons of money right now! Wish QB’s would take less money to win, but no! It’s more important for them to get the cash!!

  15. ingraven says: Oct 29, 2013 1:19 PM

    DO IT!! So i can start using the Seahawks in Madden25!! As if they aren’t already overpowered enough in that game!!

  16. twonis says: Oct 29, 2013 1:19 PM

    The Seahawks might want to review the tape that showed David Bakhtiari basically shutting Allen down for a whole game.

    Oh, who is David Bakhtiari?

    Exactly.

  17. conormacleod says: Oct 29, 2013 1:19 PM

    jwcarlson says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:15 PM
    As a Packers fan,
    Jared Allen old and washed up, unless the pick is 6th or 7th round I don’t see any value there.
    ——————————–
    Well, except that whole “leads all other players in sacks over last 5 years” stat. Then again, maybe he could bruise his thumb and sit out a few games, like your pass rushing specialist.

  18. jeffbye says: Oct 29, 2013 1:21 PM

    They have money for Jared Allen but not for offensive lineman depth?

    They already have the 3rd ranked pass rush.

  19. westampa says: Oct 29, 2013 1:21 PM

    I wonder if they are getting any calls about Josh Freeman. lol!

  20. buckybadger says: Oct 29, 2013 1:22 PM

    Stop shipping the Vikings picks!!!! Seattle is looking great right now but their to guys are going to want to get paid. Use your picks to draft and develop so you can stay on top once you have to pay your QB. Bringing old players doesn’t make sense right now for them. Want to be a flash in a pan trade away your picks, want to stay competitive for the next 5 years keep them and develop them.

  21. trannesotabiqueens says: Oct 29, 2013 1:22 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Seahawks have a Vikings fetish
    —–
    Roses are red,
    Violets are blue,
    Vikings have a Packer fetish,
    Yea, that works too.

  22. judsonjr says: Oct 29, 2013 1:23 PM

    Coming off a dominating 0 sack, 0 tackle game versus a 4th round rookie the price is going to be high.

  23. rjg427 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:23 PM

    Don’t forget to mention the blockbuster signing of Tarvaris Jackson…#DarrellBevelLeavingHisMark

  24. graphis56 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:23 PM

    “HC – Jon Gruden”??

    Dude, he’s not going backwards. He will end up coaching for a large market team. The Vikings are on shaky ground as an organization.

  25. 6ball says: Oct 29, 2013 1:24 PM

    .

    Say what you want about the Seahawks, but they make their personel decisions in a bubble. They’re oblivious to public opinion.

    The self appointed experts perennially question Seattle’s draft choices, but somehow they seem to be working.

    .

  26. tecmostar says: Oct 29, 2013 1:24 PM

    Can he play Left Tackle also?

  27. dwarftosser says: Oct 29, 2013 1:24 PM

    That doesn’t make a lot of sense. The Seahawks defense is amazing. It’s their offense that is going to cause them to make an early exit from the playoffs.

  28. dankinator says: Oct 29, 2013 1:24 PM

    jwcarlson says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:15 PM
    As a Packers fan,
    Jared Allen old and washed up, unless the pick is 6th or 7th round I don’t see any value there.

    Out of touch with reality eh? Go sit down and let the big boys talk.

    This would be a huge trade for them. Imagine putting Avril on one side and Allen on the other? Sick.

  29. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 29, 2013 1:25 PM

    It’s gonna be pricey.

  30. jbeagles23 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:25 PM

    Seattles problem isn’t defence. It’s their receivers are mediocre at best ( and that doesn’t change with harvin)

  31. nflpoker says: Oct 29, 2013 1:26 PM

    More and more, Seattle is becoming more like Minnesota West. My first thought was Denver, but if Seattle or Denver get him ( forget the 9ers, they are going, going, gone), Allen would have a good shot at a ring. Either team, or both will be in the SB. BTW, how does the cap room look for Seattle? I know Denver’s is a bit of problem, but these teams seem to get creative and move money around so they can pull these type of deals off.

    - Viking survivor fan (for now)

    P.S. Now if it is even possible, we show do the same thing for AD. That would be EXTREMELY tough. He deserves better.

  32. jimmysee says: Oct 29, 2013 1:26 PM

    “leads all other players in sacks over last 5 years”

    Only an amateur could get enamored with that stat.

    Football players are like baguettes in the bakery.

    They have a short shelf life and get stale fast.

  33. source7769 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:26 PM

    tank all you want bridgewater to the jags , vikings will do things backwards as usual and draft clowney and still be pondering what to do about a qb no pun intended

  34. mountaindont says: Oct 29, 2013 1:27 PM

    Allen’s stats from this past Sunday going up against a rookie tackle ? 0 sacks, 0 tackles, 0 assists. ….just sayin

  35. craigswerd says: Oct 29, 2013 1:27 PM

    A bu-bye!! Allen is on the downward slide and paid WAY too much for what he brings. Great person, gives it his all, just old and overpaid. Get something while you still can and run fast Vikes!!!

  36. antalicus says: Oct 29, 2013 1:27 PM

    Why do I have to play the guy with the Seahawks defense this week?

  37. mn1288 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:29 PM

    conormacleod says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:19 PM
    jwcarlson says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:15 PM
    As a Packers fan,
    Jared Allen old and washed up, unless the pick is 6th or 7th round I don’t see any value there.
    ——————————–
    Well, except that whole “leads all other players in sacks over last 5 years” stat. Then again, maybe he could bruise his thumb and sit out a few games, like your pass rushing specialist.
    —————————-
    Dude has pins in his hand…Not a lot you can do about that.

    Allen was completely shut-out on Sunday night by a 4th round rookie. Dude was a beast, he’s just on a big decline.

  38. linemanguy74 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:30 PM

    Hawks should be looking for o-line help

  39. ratsfoiledagain says: Oct 29, 2013 1:30 PM

    Don’t care what they do as long as they have enough space to keep Wilson (which they will) Sherman and Thomas.

    However; I’d suggest O line help (depth) over the D line.

  40. matttucker76 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:30 PM

    Fix the O-Line. Fix the O-Line. Fix the O-Line.

    Our D is fine.

  41. farvite says: Oct 29, 2013 1:31 PM

    Seattle has a pretty small window and they’re going balls to the wall while it’s open.

    Like them or not, I can’t imagine anyone would want their team to operate differently in the same circumstance.

  42. jwcarlson says: Oct 29, 2013 1:31 PM

    conormacleod says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:19 PM
    Well, except that whole “leads all other players in sacks over last 5 years” stat. Then again, maybe he could bruise his thumb and sit out a few games, like your pass rushing specialist.

    ——————————-

    All I’m saying is that I love seeing teams pay 30-something players for what they did when they were 25 or 27. Jared Allen is past his prime.

    Like I said, for a 6th or 7th round draft pick it’s probably a good move. If it’s anywhere near the 3rd round they are getting robbed.

  43. murraysons says: Oct 29, 2013 1:31 PM

    steelersaregodsteam says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:15 PM

    Steelers don’t want him.

    2-5

  44. Deb says: Oct 29, 2013 1:31 PM

    Seahawks, 49ers, and Broncos? Bless his heart, you know Allen must be praying to be delivered by one of these three contenders.

  45. pdway says: Oct 29, 2013 1:33 PM

    plenty of bitterness thrown around at a team that’s sitting at 7-1. and yes, I saw the debacle of a performance by the hawks o-line last night.

    but there’s about 28 other teams in the league that would trade rosters with seattle talent-wise.

    haven’t watched Allen much lately, and hawks do have a lot of pass rushers, but if he can still play some, that’s one position where you can’t have enough fresh bodies, esp when the playoffs will bring guys like Brees, Rodgers, Kaep, and hopefully Manning.

  46. darkneptune73 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:34 PM

    The Seahawks clearly not afraid to be mocked for having a love affair with Vikings personel. I bet they sign Leslie Frazier in 2014.

  47. moagecu says: Oct 29, 2013 1:34 PM

    maybe they should try trading for a tackle. seems like a much bigger need.

  48. theqmaster says: Oct 29, 2013 1:38 PM

    How many former Vikings are on Seahawks’ roster ? Ridiculous!

  49. cobaltdriver says: Oct 29, 2013 1:38 PM

    I bet Allen is just praying for this..to get salvation out of that dump of a team..to play on a great D and with a great QB..a chance to sniff the playoffs and beyond..I bet he and the wife have had the bags packed since Sunday night..he looked like he had enough of that BS the other night.

  50. moagecu says: Oct 29, 2013 1:38 PM

    farvite says:Oct 29, 2013 1:31 PM

    Seattle has a pretty small window and they’re going balls to the wall while it’s open.

    Like them or not, I can’t imagine anyone would want their team to operate differently in the same circumstance.

    _________

    Or they could do what good organizations do and be consistent.

  51. joeyashwi says: Oct 29, 2013 1:39 PM

    I’m sure Allen would be a beast in Seattle. It seems like players thrive once they get out of the clutches of the Vikings coaching staff.

  52. tommymomoney says: Oct 29, 2013 1:39 PM

    Feels like the Niners want him, and the Vikings are putting this out there to drive up the price.

  53. guitarfreak21 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:40 PM

    I love Allen as a person and player, and I HATE that he will be leaving. I do however think that for a 1st or 2nd, it makes sense (the teams trading will be low round picks, so we need to bump the round up). I hope he goes to the Broncos, he deserves a championship, and I hate the seahawks.

  54. Frazier28/7 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:40 PM

    What ever help them destroy the Packers in the playoffs sounds good to me. We’ll take the 31st/32nd pick in the 5th round for Allen.

  55. boiler72 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:40 PM

    ingraven says: Oct 29, 2013 1:19 PM

    DO IT!! So i can start using the Seahawks in Madden25!! As if they aren’t already overpowered enough in that game!!
    __________________________

    You really need to get out more often. This is just sad.

  56. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:40 PM

    i’ve been saying to do this trade since April to the seahawks because it’s such a perfect fit. and send kevin williams there too. greenway would also be a great fit. seattle’s defense would go to unstoppable level with a good pass rush.

    phil loadholt too! hell, greg jennings now that rice is done, but they probably can’t afford the contract.

    you couldn’t do anything better for the vikings or for the players themselves. don’t make them slum on this terrible team anymore, and trade them to a real contender, get some picks.

    if i’m the seahawks, i go after as many of these guys as i possibly can. pretty soon, all those guys in the secondary and wilson are going to need big contracts, and you won’t be able to keep them all. may as well get allen, williams for half a season for a couple picks.

  57. kuranda84 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:41 PM

    I like it. Give them a 6th rnd pick.

    We don’t have a power rusher. Lot’s of speed, but bnobody to consistently push the pocket. Even if Allen is getting older, he’s still got it.

  58. fiezzybeatz says: Oct 29, 2013 1:41 PM

    The rich get richer

  59. 1964bclions says: Oct 29, 2013 1:43 PM

    conormacleod says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:19 PM

    Allen was completely shut-out on Sunday night by a 4th round rookie. Dude was a beast, he’s just on a big decline.

    ———————————————————

    Umm. Perhaps Allen has not declined, and Bakhtiari was the real beast?

    Another T.T. diamond found lying there right on the surface, for all to see.

  60. allday28mvpmvp says: Oct 29, 2013 1:43 PM

    jwcarlson says: Oct 29, 2013 1:15 PM

    Jared Allen old and washed up, unless the pick is 6th or 7th round I don’t see any value there.

    —-

    Yeah he’s 31, what a dinosaur.

  61. hscorpio says: Oct 29, 2013 1:43 PM

    conormacleod says: Oct 29, 2013 1:19 PM

    Well, except that whole “leads all other players in sacks over last 5 years” stat. Then again, maybe he could bruise his thumb and sit out a few games, like your pass rushing specialist.
    ============================

    That and a dollar will get Allen something off the value menu at Mickey D’s. What the most sacks in the last five years won’t get the Vikings, Seahawks or anyone else is a sack of their next opponent’s QB. That will have to be earned on the field.

    Don’t confuse yesterday with tomorrow. They are very different things in the NFL.

  62. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 29, 2013 1:44 PM

    That should get AD fired up…

  63. conormacleod says: Oct 29, 2013 1:45 PM

    jimmysee says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:26 PM
    “leads all other players in sacks over last 5 years”
    Only an amateur could get enamored with that stat.
    —————————————-
    Wait. So, the Packer fans here can point out a single game, in which the Packers game plan was to throw very quick passes to avoid the pass rush, but I can’t point out that Allen has dominated in sacks the past 5 years?

    Also, I’d like to point out that Allen’s tackle totals destroy Clay Matthews every year as well.

    So, is Allen on the decline? Sure. We all are. But, he still produces double digit sack totals every single year. So Allen’s “decline” is still better than 90% of the defensive ends in the NFL.

  64. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 29, 2013 1:45 PM

    Why is it that every Vikings fondest desire is to play for the Seattle Seahawks?

  65. bmoreravens1012013 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:45 PM

    I’m really starting to hate the Cheathawks….

  66. conormacleod says: Oct 29, 2013 1:46 PM

    I should also mention I hope Allen is traded today. Why? Because he is still so good that other teams will outbid the Vikings in the off season. So he will be gone anyway. Might as well get a draft pick for him.

  67. kevjones75 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:47 PM

    Seattle should go for it. As it was pointed out last night, they have a very small window of opportunity here for the next 2 years. Then, a lot of their firepower is going to demand the BIG BUCKS, and they won’t be able to keep them all. Fortunately, they have John Schneider who was groomed in Green Bay, and it’s clear he has an eye for talent.

  68. cursedvikings1998 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:47 PM

    If Pete Carroll wants to coach the Vikings’ players so badly I bet Zigi would fire Leslie and install him there. LOL.

  69. assuredmutualdestruction says: Oct 29, 2013 1:48 PM

    Hopefully Seattle is just driving his price up. He’d just be a one year rental though. I don’t see them keeping him longterm at his age.

  70. painsyndicate says: Oct 29, 2013 1:48 PM

    1st or 2nd (late round picks by the way) or no dice.

  71. pmars64 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:49 PM

    Seahawks playing chicken with the Niners? Why the leak before the deadline?

  72. kirschmania says: Oct 29, 2013 1:49 PM

    Vikings need to have a fire sale.

  73. kevjones75 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:49 PM

    Although, I have a hunch that John Schneider will be the man to eventually replace Ted Thompson in Green Bay, once he retires or moves on in the next 5 years.

  74. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 29, 2013 1:50 PM

    twonis says:Oct 29, 2013 1:19 PM

    …who is David Bakhtiari?

    ——–

    He is the guy who will be licking his chops if we run into Seattle during our playoff run. Also known as the Persian Prince.

  75. nflpoker says: Oct 29, 2013 1:51 PM

    The SNF game doesn’t mean anything. That is like Ponder passing for 500 yards in a game and then saying he will end up in the HOF. Seattle wants to win it NOW, not in a couple of years. I understand where they are coming from. As much as I can’t stand some of the Seattle fans and a couple of the players, I am being a realist about this. They looked a bit dangerous towards the end of last season. Now they they intend to kick @#$. I don’t see the problem here. Get it done. Cheering for KC, too.

    - FRUSTRATED Viking fan

    P.S. Go get them Seattle

  76. elway6532 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:51 PM

    BRONCOS- please do not trade for another old guy. Yes, he has good stats, but he is 31, and you cannot win by betting on horse races that have already been run!

    No more cap-heavy old guys. Kick Robert Ayers in the as$ and tell him to start playing like a first round pick. Put Malick Jackson in if he doesnt pick it up.

    I am telling you, Malick Jackson, Vickerson, Terrance Knighton (the hippo who squashed BobIII Sunday) and Derek Wolfe is a huge front four. Add Von Miller from the edge and they are going to trash some QB’s.

  77. allday28mvpmvp says: Oct 29, 2013 1:52 PM

    hscorpio says: Oct 29, 2013 1:43 PM

    That and a dollar will get Allen something off the value menu at Mickey D’s. What the most sacks in the last five years won’t get the Vikings, Seahawks or anyone else is a sack of their next opponent’s QB. That will have to be earned on the field.

    Don’t confuse yesterday with tomorrow. They are very different things in the NFL.

    ——

    So Jared had a bad game and now he’s nothing?
    The thought is hilarious. He’s got 4.5 sacks this year, and any basic fan can tell you theres more to come. He has averaged 1 sack per game the past 7 years so I don’t think anybody is worried that his career is over at 31 years old.

  78. purpleguy says: Oct 29, 2013 1:53 PM

    If they got a 3rd rounder they’d be lucky.

  79. Go-Hawks! says: Oct 29, 2013 1:53 PM

    Seahawks are well-aware of their need to revamp the offensive line. And if there were a big name offensive lineman up for trade today, it would be a deal done quickly.

    But with Seattle’s already strong defense and plenty of cap room, you take a one year deal and a mid-to-late-round draft pick to the Vikings and say take it or leave it. Added depth at this time of year is a great idea.

    But if I’m Snyder and Carroll I’m looking everywhere possible to find our missing offensive line! It doesn’t do any good to have a motivated young QB if he has no pocket to operate in.

  80. kmarty009 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:54 PM

    Seahawks loves the Vikings organization. Hey, we have players here MN. Unfortunately, our window opportunity closed for us a being playoff contenders. But Seattle is arguably the best NFC team out there. Coupled with Percy Harvin again, this time does indeed acquire JA; my goodness, are they going to be scary to play. Seattle is making a great business decision and so would the Vikings given the fact we are rebuilding and Seattle has Super Bowl aspirations. I hate to see him leave in Purple…. But we have to make this trade to get youth and rebuild. The business side of the NFL is an ugly reality.

  81. kaeprulestheworld says: Oct 29, 2013 1:56 PM

    hscorpio says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:43 PM
    conormacleod says: Oct 29, 2013 1:19 PM

    Well, except that whole “leads all other players in sacks over last 5 years” stat. Then again, maybe he could bruise his thumb and sit out a few games, like your pass rushing specialist.
    ============================

    That and a dollar will get Allen something off the value menu at Mickey D’s. What the most sacks in the last five years won’t get the Vikings, Seahawks or anyone else is a sack of their next opponent’s QB. That will have to be earned on the field.

    Don’t confuse yesterday with tomorrow. They are very different things in the NFL.

    ___________

    true

  82. FlashPatterson says: Oct 29, 2013 1:56 PM

    trannesotabiqueens says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:22 PM
    thepftpoet says:
    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Seahawks have a Vikings fetish
    —–
    Roses are red,
    Violets are blue,
    Vikings have a Packer fetish,
    Yea, that works too.
    ——————————-
    uh, except they don’t. The Vikes have 2 former packers on the roster. Jennings (who is really good) and Bishop. The Seahawks have Tjack, rice, harvin, farwell, darell bevell, they did have winfield a couple months ago and now they’re after allen.

  83. thebirdofprey2 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:57 PM

    I am not going to hate on John Schneider because he has put together one of the best rosters in NFL. Our pass rush has no problem getting home, we have 26 sacks leaving us ranked 3rd in NFL.

    Anyone watching the game last night could see due to injuries at LT/RT we have one of the worst offensive line’s in football. Quinn and Long are legit rushers but they cut threw our line like swish cheese with Wilson being sacked 7 times. I know its only a few more games until we get our LT back but this offensive line needs help. Not high paid again d-lineman.

  84. danoj14 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:57 PM

    jwcarlson says:

    Was completely handled by a 4th round rookie at home this past Sunday. His stat line:

    ———————————————————

    So….. he wasn’t double-teamed or anything, right….

  85. yahmule says: Oct 29, 2013 1:57 PM

    How about trying to address that cheesecloth offensive line?

  86. maraneso says: Oct 29, 2013 1:58 PM

    jwcarlson says: Oct 29, 2013 1:15 PM

    As a Packers fan, it makes me smile to see teams selling chunks of their future for the sake of (maybe) winning now.

    ____

    Agreed.

  87. oreo51 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:59 PM

    At the end of the season the Hawks are going to have a bunch of guys on that defense due new contracts. They will then say to them, “OK, who wants to play for a winning team and will give us a discount?” They cannot possibly keep the guys they have at full value but the players may prefer to win and play for Carroll.

  88. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 29, 2013 1:59 PM

    trannesotabiqueens says:Oct 29, 2013 1:22 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Seahawks have a Vikings fetish
    —–
    Roses are red,
    Violets are blue,
    Vikings have a Packer fetish,
    Yea, that works too.
    _________

    Off the top of my head, I can think of Percy Harvin, Sidney Rice, Tarvaris Jackson, Heath Farwell, Darrell Bevell, and Pete Carroll as former Viking players and coaches currently on the Seahawks roster, and of course they had Antoine Winfield in training camp. Now they want Jared Allen.

    Former Packers currently on the Vikings? Greg Jennings.

    It isn’t even close.

  89. danoj14 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:59 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:45 PM
    Why is it that every Vikings fondest desire is to play for the Seattle Seahawks?

    ————————————————————–

    Or every Packer to play for MN?

  90. conormacleod says: Oct 29, 2013 2:00 PM

    hscorpio says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:43 PM
    conormacleod says: Oct 29, 2013 1:19 PM

    Well, except that whole “leads all other players in sacks over last 5 years” stat. Then again, maybe he could bruise his thumb and sit out a few games, like your pass rushing specialist.
    ============================

    Don’t confuse yesterday with tomorrow. They are very different things in the NFL.
    —————————————–
    Um…..what?! Did you just say that past performance, past recent performance, means nothing as a predictor of future performance? Because if that was the case, then all NFL teams can fire their entire scouting staff.

  91. teamnorsecore says: Oct 29, 2013 2:02 PM

    jwcarlson says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:15 PM
    As a Packers fan, it makes me smile to see teams selling chunks of their future for the sake of (maybe) winning now.

    Jared Allen old and washed up, unless the pick is 6th or 7th round I don’t see any value there.
    …………
    You are a Packer fan for sure…..can’t see through your hate and see reality. Your teams “pass rusher” had nearly identical all around stats last year……thats right, 1 season ago……and very similar stats again this season. Actually, Allen had MORE tackles at DE last year than your guy at LB!!! Allen has 1.5 MORE sacks this year……but glass jaw Clay has been injured AGAIN. Get it together hater!!!

  92. danoj14 says: Oct 29, 2013 2:02 PM

    joeyashwi says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:39 PM
    I’m sure Allen would be a beast in Seattle. It seems like players thrive once they get out of the clutches of the Vikings coaching staff.

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    As evidenced by….Burleson? Rice? Harvin?

  93. shayeezy says: Oct 29, 2013 2:03 PM

    st. louis exposed seattle’s run defense last night. bunch of pass rushers with very little gap discipline or desire to play the run.

  94. nflpoker says: Oct 29, 2013 2:04 PM

    murraysons says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:31 PM
    steelersaregodsteam says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:15 PM

    Steelers don’t want him.
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    Maybe Allen doesn’t want the Steelers.

  95. hscorpio says: Oct 29, 2013 2:05 PM

    allday28mvpmvp says: Oct 29, 2013 1:52 PM

    ——

    So Jared had a bad game and now he’s nothing?
    The thought is hilarious. He’s got 4.5 sacks this year, and any basic fan can tell you theres more to come. He has averaged 1 sack per game the past 7 years so I don’t think anybody is worried that his career is over at 31 years old
    ============================

    It’s not about a bad game. It is about being 31 years old. That’s not old but it is getting right on up there in NFL terms.

    Put it this way, if you’re an NFL GM that thinks of his team like “Logan’s Run” (everyone over 30 must go), you’re going to be right a lot more than you’ll be wrong.

  96. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 29, 2013 2:09 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Oct 29, 2013 1:45 PM

    Why is it that every Vikings fondest desire is to play for the Seattle Seahawks?
    _____

    Because it’s so far away from Green Bay.

  97. skolvikes45 says: Oct 29, 2013 2:12 PM

    straight up for Percy Harvin !

  98. bordner says: Oct 29, 2013 2:15 PM

    danoj14 says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:57 PM
    jwcarlson says:

    Was completely handled by a 4th round rookie at home this past Sunday. His stat line:

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    So….. he wasn’t double-teamed or anything, right….

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    A little off-topic here, but that’s what we Packer fans are good at.

    Remember before the season began, and they announced that Bakhtiari would be the starting left tackle after Bulaga went down? Immediately, vikings fans were all, “Jared Allen is licking his chops!”, and bears fans were all “Julius Peppers is licking his chops!”, and Niner fans were all, “Aldon Smith is licking his chops!”, and Ravens fans didn’t know enough to post on our articles, but if they did, they would have been all, “Terrell Suggs is licking his chops!”

    Overall, the kid has done pretty good, whether he’s getting help or not. Shut Suggs out. Shut Allen out. I think he shut Smith out. Will probably shut Peppers out come Monday night.

    No one seems to be licking their chops any more.

  99. allday28mvpmvp says: Oct 29, 2013 2:15 PM

    hscorpio says: Oct 29, 2013 2:05 PM

    It’s not about a bad game. It is about being 31 years old. That’s not old but it is getting right on up there in NFL terms.

    Put it this way, if you’re an NFL GM that thinks of his team like “Logan’s Run” (everyone over 30 must go), you’re going to be right a lot more than you’ll be wrong.

    —–

    With that logic players like Larry Fitzgerald, Peyton Manning, and Jared Allen are not worth making the team. Great logic.

  100. RedRuffensor says: Oct 29, 2013 2:25 PM

    Anybody with half a brain — i.e., excluding 95% of Packers fans — knows that a pass rush and a defensive secondary work hand-in-hand; if one is crappy, the other will not look very productive even if it has good players.

    In the Vikings’ case, the defensive secondary is crappy and injury-riddled while the D-line has very good talent. Opposing QBs know that and get the ball out quickly, to negate the Vikings pass rush.

    So, statistically, the Vikings D-line look like they’re not producing. That’s why Allen’s stats this year are good, but not great. But, the man can still bring it.

  101. scmems07 says: Oct 29, 2013 2:26 PM

    after last nights game you would think they would be trading for players to help the offensive side of the ball.

    i wonder what this team is going to look like when all of their best players rookie deals are done and they all want max contracts. looks like the front office knows this and is in a win now mode.

  102. larry188 says: Oct 29, 2013 2:45 PM

    They might as well tear down that whole Vikings team, they don’t have squat. And Allen is 31 years old and pretty much useless these days. A Packer rookie controlled him all day on Sunday… he’s over with.

  103. larry188 says: Oct 29, 2013 2:50 PM

    Why is it that every Vikings fondest desire is to play for the Seattle Seahawks?

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    Or every Packer to play for MN?

    What a joke. I hope you’re counting Favre after the Packers “retired” him. Washed-up Packers go to the Vikings because management is so stupid over there they will pay the ridiculous money the player asks for. How is that 9 million bucks going to Greg Jennings this year working out for ya?

  104. otis52gsh says: Oct 29, 2013 2:54 PM

    How many Super Bowls do the queens and hawks have combined, today, at this very moment? Just wondering.

  105. teamnorsecore says: Oct 29, 2013 2:56 PM

    larry188 says:
    Oct 29, 2013 2:50 PM
    Why is it that every Vikings fondest desire is to play for the Seattle Seahawks?

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    Or every Packer to play for MN?

    What a joke. I hope you’re counting Favre after the Packers “retired” him. Washed-up Packers go to the Vikings because management is so stupid over there they will pay the ridiculous money the player asks for. How is that 9 million bucks going to Greg Jennings this year working out for ya?
    ………….
    You mean 1 of the Favre years being his best statistical year of his career?

  106. ruvelligwebuike says: Oct 29, 2013 3:03 PM

    “You mean 1 of the Favre years being his best statistical year of his career?”
    ———————-

    How’d that year end up?

  107. flipola says: Oct 29, 2013 3:18 PM

    “Alright, but you have to take Ponder, too.”

    *click*

    “Hello..?”

  108. thesportgenius says: Oct 29, 2013 3:18 PM

    For those mentioning the Niners, I can’t see why they’d want to take on his salary when they have several young core players that will need to be extended. Plus they have Aldon coming back soon as well as Tank Carradine. Smith’s back up Lemonier has been rushing pretty well too. They have enough pass rushers when everyone gets back after the bye week.
    Honestly, I can’t see why the Seahawks need him either. Their D is getting to the QB already and stopping the run seems to be their weak spot. Allen is not a great run stopper.
    Denver seems like the most likely candidate. They miss that dude with the broken Fax machine.

  109. apehangers says: Oct 29, 2013 3:26 PM

    Yeah, because another defensive rusher is what they need… Not. How about getting someone who can block on the offense? Duh!

  110. patrickhrfrd says: Oct 29, 2013 3:27 PM

    Might as well all them the Seattle Vikings!!!

  111. rhusby28 says: Oct 29, 2013 3:31 PM

    BREAKING NEWS!!!!! The Vikings have moved their franchise to Seattle.

  112. sparty0n says: Oct 29, 2013 3:37 PM

    Roses are Red
    Lions wear Blue
    Look out NFC North
    We’re gonna beat you!

  113. 4sacroc says: Oct 29, 2013 3:39 PM

    Jared Allen on Sunday night played against a rookie tackle taken, I believe, in the 4th round out of that powerhouse program Colorado.

    Allen recorded zero sacks.

    He had zero tackles.

    Buyer beware.

  114. threatlevelxmidnight says: Oct 29, 2013 3:53 PM

    Unless he has an alter ego that plays O line this trade would make no sense

  115. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 29, 2013 3:57 PM

    Maybe the Seahawks should focus on getting someone who could BLOCK Jared Allen rather than Jared Allen.

  116. pnwl4a says: Oct 29, 2013 4:19 PM

    jbeagles23 says:
    Oct 29, 2013 1:25 PM
    Seattles problem isn’t defence. It’s their receivers are mediocre at best ( and that doesn’t change with harvin)

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    You do watch “American” football right?

    That Harvin comment was ignorant at best.

  117. wayoffpiste says: Oct 29, 2013 4:22 PM

    Poison Pill…..

  118. wayoffpiste says: Oct 29, 2013 4:23 PM

    can’t believe no one beat me to the Poison Pill comment…

  119. ratsfoiledagain says: Oct 29, 2013 4:29 PM

    Now it’s been reported that Seattle was never in the mix for Jared because they never contacted the Vikes.

    Thanks Adam Shefter for stirring the pot. You must have been bored today….

  120. jwcarlson says: Oct 29, 2013 4:59 PM

    allday28mvpmvp says:

    With that logic players like Larry Fitzgerald, Peyton Manning, and Jared Allen are not worth making the team. Great logic.

    ————————

    QB is obviously an exception to that rule. The issue becomes what the players production is going to be like for that 3-4 year contract they sign when they’re 30 or 31. You’re paying them for their production when they were 25-29, not what they will produce for the next four years. Which is almost universally not as valuable as what they did at that younger age.

    Do you honestly think when all is said and done, that the $55 million dollars AP is due in the final four years (2014-2017) of his contract will be on track with his production? Or will that largely be pay for his MVP season and the “memory” of what a dominant back he used to be? In the next few years AP is going to be eating a huge cap number for a RB who’s 30+ years old.

    And sane Vikings fans will look back and say “Remember when we thought trading him and his $60-million in liability was a terrible idea?”

    AP is not a franchise QB who’s going to produce well into his 30s regardless of what the fans thing.

    They should have moved him.

  121. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 29, 2013 5:34 PM

    Man, these Viking fans sure are angry.

  122. vintagedog says: Oct 29, 2013 8:47 PM

    Frazier28/7 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:40 PM

    What ever help them destroy the Packers in the playoffs sounds good to me. We’ll take the 31st/32nd pick in the 5th round for Allen.

    Feel the burn, ‘queens fans! After all the big talk before the season about your ‘queens winning the NFC North, your ONLY time for coming out of hiding is to comment on hoping “someone else” can now beat the Packers! What a pathetic lot you are! Almost as bad as your football team! lolololololol

  123. sqwatch says: Oct 29, 2013 9:25 PM

    Glad that didnt happen . Hawks need to stop the heat , they already can bring it

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