Read here from Sam Farmer, LA Times. Of particular interest in this article are 2 things:
- Allen calls the Favre waiting game “annoying”. While he is certainly right, it is an interesting choice of words considering Favre is likely to join team any day now.
- Allen also offers up something most might overlook: “It’s easier to play somebody you don’t like,” Allen said. “But it’s that thrill of playing somebody you do like. It’s awesome to hit them in the back of the head. Because then when you see them in the off-season, you can say, ‘Hey, remember when I tattooed your face to the ground.” —– While most readers may have looked past this and passed it off as tough guy DE rhetoric, to me it supports the growing suspicion among many in the NFL that Allen is simply a dirty player. I wouldn’t bother writing this right now if he hadn’t had several questionable plays last year – and I wouldn’t write it if the NFL hadn’t also expressed concern about these questionable hits. I just think this is one of those loose/free-flow comments that end up revealing more about one’s character than one realizes.