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Jared Allen isn’t happy with being scratched for Sunday

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Panthers defensive end Jared Allen has a broken bone in his foot and a bug in his butt. Allen believes he can play despite the injury, and he’s not happy about the decision to deactivate him for the NFC title game.

“Not happy, plain and simple. I’m ready to rock,” Allen said Friday, via Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer. “Coach’s decision, gotta live with it.”

Allen believes he would be able to play despite the injury.

“A hundred percent,” Allen said. “But it’s coach’s call. I respect coach, so I’ve got to respect his decision. It is what it is.”

If the concern is risk of further injury, Allen isn’t worried about that.

“Broke is broke,” Allen said. “That’s all questions for the doc. I just know I do what I do, get ready, coach’s decision. He made a decision. I’ve got to live with it and support my guys and be the best cheerleader I can be this week.”

If the Panthers win, Allen will have two more weeks to recover from the injury before what would be the first Super Bowl appearance of Allen’s career.

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25 Responses to “Jared Allen isn’t happy with being scratched for Sunday”
  1. 12444uggg says: Jan 23, 2016 8:58 PM

    I see both sides here.

  2. bonecrushinghits says: Jan 23, 2016 9:00 PM

    Trust your coach Mr Allen. He already has a Super Bowl ring. You do not.

  3. The Almighty Cabbage says: Jan 23, 2016 9:00 PM

    Embrace the non suck.

  4. beastmode5150 says: Jan 23, 2016 9:04 PM

    Classy organization. Aging vets who have impact will remember this in free agency and trade situations. Plus they would have to be teammates with a QB that wears women’s clothing and thinks his child is an ironic disciple (since not chosen).

  5. delhommed says: Jan 23, 2016 9:11 PM

    Allen has been injured all year. Glad he’s on the team, but he hasn’t really produced this season without a broken foot…. what’s he gonna do with that? ! Hope the Panthers make it to the superbowl and Allen gets to shine

  6. cousin18 says: Jan 23, 2016 9:18 PM

    I wouldn’t play anyone with that tribal tattoo either. Embarrassing.

  7. colton38 says: Jan 23, 2016 9:32 PM

    Ron Rivera is in a no win situation if he plays Jared Allen and he get hurt even worst… And Carolina defeats the Arizona Cardinals ,then Jared Allen will complain about not being able to play in the Super Bowl…Jared Allen needs to keep his mouth closed and help cheer his team to victory on Sunday…So that Jared Allen can finally play in his first Super Bowl…

  8. ariani1985 says: Jan 23, 2016 9:32 PM

    Little erin Rogers still has nightmares from Jared crushing her feeble little body!

  9. j huber says: Jan 23, 2016 9:52 PM

    Yup, they claim they are a 1st class organization.

    But from what I hared, last weekend before the clash with Seattle, they replaced the turf of their field. No, wonder Seattle was falling down for the first dozen plays, or more.
    Yup, that’s a 1st class organization. Take advantage instead of honor and integrity.
    I hope Seattle hangs fifty on these pretenders next year. Low life scum bags! I was pulling for you to win, but not anymore.

    Ex black putty tats fan

  10. sigbouncer says: Jan 23, 2016 9:58 PM

    They should let him play. Jack Youngblood style, old school.

  11. gripless says: Jan 23, 2016 10:35 PM

    He’s no good and has a broken foot

    Play someone that gives you a chance to win and quit saying you support the coach. Mentioning it is a form of denouncement

  12. wildfan247 says: Jan 23, 2016 10:45 PM

    Honestly, is the person that’s gonna take his spot on the roster gonna have any more of an impact than Jared with a broken foot?

  13. Calikid says: Jan 23, 2016 11:08 PM

    Jared Allen should be arrested for theft. His production at his salary is stealing.

  14. riverhorsey says: Jan 23, 2016 11:29 PM

    Tough break for Allen

  15. crabwasheld says: Jan 24, 2016 12:10 AM

    Allen is a POS anyways. I went Tobhigj school with him. He was the biggest a hole in the school and got expelled because he stole all the yearbooks and was selling them out of his trunk. Anyone who knew him growing up knew he was destined to be in jail one day.

  16. crabwasheld says: Jan 24, 2016 12:12 AM

    Jared Allen was drunk last week

  17. packmanfan says: Jan 24, 2016 1:21 AM

    Oh good. I won’t have to watch his depiction of animal cruelty of calf roping if the QB gets sacked.

  18. jimmysee says: Jan 24, 2016 3:02 AM

    Can’t blame the guy — spends his entire career playing for the pathetic Vikings — never getting within a whiff of this opportunity except during the “rent-a-Favre” years, and now with it in his grasp, poof.

  19. unclediddles says: Jan 24, 2016 7:20 AM

    Kony Ealy gets the start but Ryan Delaire is active t this week. I suspect Ron knows we need to get to Carson Palmer in a hurry and that Delaire has edge speed. Youth movement for this one

    Jared may not be happy but Ron kept him on the active roster vs putting him on IR, which would have ended his chances of playing in a superbowl if they make it.

  20. cardinalsfan20 says: Jan 24, 2016 7:27 AM

    Addition by subtraction.

  21. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 24, 2016 8:37 AM

    Can’t blame the guy. All those years spent with the horrid, bottom feeding Vikings teams, bad Bears teams and he finally gets to a good team making a SB run and he’s injured.

    Have to feel for the guy.

  22. titimium says: Jan 24, 2016 8:40 AM

    He complains so much for a very average player. How about, “Thanks for trading for me & getting me out of Chicago” He knows he would not have been IN the playoffs if he stayed on the Bears right? No playoff bonus checks if you’re not in the playoffs.

  23. grizzly224 says: Jan 24, 2016 9:05 AM

    At this point in his career Allen is only effective because of effort. He has made some plays for the Panthers because he plays smart and gives effort. A broken foot will hurt that effort so why not put in the guy that is younger, faster and stronger (Ealy).
    Allen needs to hope the Panthers win and then he can play in his first SB when his foot is a bit more healed.

  24. mydoglouie says: Jan 24, 2016 9:11 AM

    I love the deceit of the headline.

  25. phluffyclouds says: Jan 24, 2016 2:06 PM

    Jared Allen hasn’t done much in the games with the Panthers , he’s banged up and honestly they’re better off with a healthier younger body out there in Delaire. And then you rest Allen in hopes they get by AZ and can play Allen in the ………SB! Ahhhhhh nervous wreck over here LETS GO PANTHERS!!!!!

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