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2013-05-24T13:13:24Z

Ohh.. this could turn out to be some fun. A little manufactured drama across the Mississippi. After 2008, it would be fun to sit and watch this situation unravel more.

At least he is honest and it is about the money.


Jared Allen has “absolutely no idea” if he’ll stay with the Vikings

Earlier this week, Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said that he and the Vikings “haven’t talked one iota” about a new contract, but you can’t say the same about his conversations with the media.

Allen told Dan Wiederer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he has “absolutely no idea” where he will wind up playing in 2014 after his contract, which will pay him more than $14 million in 2013, with the Vikings expires. He’s seen veteran teammates like Matt Birk and Antoine Winfield wind up heading elsewhere and knows that this might be it for him in Minnesota, something that he admits would not be the case in his best-case scenario.

“Best-case scenario would have been that we would have never gotten to this point. Best-case scenario would have been the organization would have gotten something done a few years back,” Allen said. “Well ya know what? That’s not the case. And I understand it. … I’m just happy I’m in a spot where both sides are honoring the contract.”

yooperfan
2013-05-25T11:57:13Z
And unravel it will.
You can lay to that!
An unstable personality and a wacko franchise will make for some good drama.
If only Mike Tice were still the coach, he could add some good sound bites to this comedy of errors in vikingville.😆
Formo
2013-06-05T20:02:14Z
Yup.. Sounds like he really is on his way out.. 🙄 😳

http://www.1500espn.com/..._last_year_of_deal060513 

Quote:

"When I say things like 'restructure' ... I'm excited I'm a part of an organization that doesn't ask me to do that. I don't worry about it. As long as you take care of what you have to take care of in between these white lines and aren't a complete idiot outside of them, the money will take care of itself."

Zero2Cool
2013-06-05T20:21:07Z
DakotaT
2013-06-05T20:59:10Z
Does it really even matter? He's coming off a knee injury and is in his golden years anyway. I hope they break the bank on him, AGAIN.
Formo
2013-06-05T21:30:01Z
Point was, there are no certainties with this situation. I'd say it's a 50/50 chance he is signed in Purple again.
DakotaT
2013-06-05T21:33:58Z
Originally Posted by: Formo 

Point was, there are no certainties with this situation. I'd say it's a 50/50 chance he is signed in Purple again.



They'll be letting him walk, and Williams too. Spielmen is actually getting smarter with time. Although the Greg Jennings signing will be biting him in the ass eventually.
Formo
2013-06-05T22:53:17Z
Originally Posted by: DakotaT 

They'll be letting him walk, and Williams too. Spielmen is actually getting smarter with time. Although the Greg Jennings signing will be biting him in the ass eventually.



I can completely see Williams walking. Sounds like he was not happy at all about the restructure (and shortening) of his contract. But I still think if Allen has a decent year this season, he'll still test the market and end up in Purple anyway. Of course, that's all hinging on him actually having a decent year.

I'll still defend the Jennings signing with simple economics: More the need = more value = bigger transaction. Simply put, if the Vikings had a true #1 WR, they wouldn't have offered as much as they did. Wasn't so much about league-wide value as it was the team's need.

But hey, if we compare it to the Bernard Berrian signing, the Vikings got a STEAL with Jennings. [grin1]
DakotaT
2013-06-06T20:26:08Z
Originally Posted by: Formo 


But hey, if we compare it to the Bernard Berrian signing, the Vikings got a STEAL with Jennings. [grin1]



Kind of makes you long for the days of Carter, Moss, and Reed? Now that was a crew of receivers that could make any quarterback look good.
Formo
2013-06-07T01:18:35Z
Originally Posted by: DakotaT 

Kind of makes you long for the days of Carter, Moss, and Reed? Now that was a crew of receivers that could make any quarterback look good.



3 Deep. Greatest trio in my lifetime.
Zero2Cool
2013-06-07T01:53:40Z
Originally Posted by: Formo 

3" Deep. Greatest trio in my lifetime.



Your wifes nickname for you?
DakotaT
2013-06-07T13:36:46Z
Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool 

Your wifes nickname for you?



You really should tweak that function so that a quote can't changed, but in this case, it's just damn funny - and since Numbnuts hasn't responded - the three inch thing is probably true. Nice work Zero.
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