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Continued: Vikings' Jared Allen confident going into a contract year

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 24, 2013 - 2:26 PM

But Allen also realizes he wasn’t as disruptive as he could be last year with his injuries diminishing his explosion.

“I watch film and it is that extra inch, two inches, that little inside clear room where you have to push that guy across your body with that shoulder — it just wasn’t there last year,” Allen said. “Normally that gets you a sack versus a pressure. So you try to look at the numbers then and say OK, if I could have gotten 10 more of those on the ground, now we’re talking about NFL history.”

Allen badly wants a bigger piece of NFL history. He wants that single-season sacks record. He wants to win a Defensive Player of the Year award. He thirsts to win a Super Bowl.

With such big goals dangling and his health returning, Allen seems to be winding up to give Minnesota everything he has this season. And yes, it could be his last here.

“No one’s untouchable,” Allen said. “I get that.”

 

Dan Wiederer dan.wiederer@startribune.com

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