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The Jared Allen Rule Isn’t Slowing Down Jared Allen

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This last offseason, the NFL created yet another rule to protect quarterbacks.  The rule was created after Tom Brady suffered a season ending injury and after Jared Allen was fined for a hit on Matt Schaub that resulted in Schaub missing some time.

The rule addressed pass rushers that are on the ground but continue to lunge towards the quarterback resulting in a low hit.

Considering a significant number of Jared Allen’s sacks came from these types of plays in 2008, one had to wonder if his production would lack in 2009.

So far that is not the case. 

Through the first half of the season, Allen leads the league with 10.5 sacks and has made numerous big-time tackles on running plays. 

Also, Allen has not been fined a single penny this year as opposed to 2008 when he racked up $80,000 worth of fines.  $50,000 of that came from two hits against Matt Schaub.

Allen recently made the top 10 list of the NFL’s dirtiest players.  The poll was conducted prior to the 2009 season and 296 players participated in the poll.  Allen was 10th, getting 3.2% of the votes.


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One Response to “The Jared Allen Rule Isn’t Slowing Down Jared Allen”

  1. bigjohnny84 says:

    My God Allen is not a dirty player. He just plays plays every down like its his last.

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