Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, who totaled 4 1/2 sacks vs. the Bears last season, has a good friendship with new quarterback Jay Cutler. In fact, when Allen was traveling overseas, someone played a joke on him and text messaged him that the Vikings had landed Cutler. Well, when Cutler made his way to the Bears last week, it was Cutler's turn to congratulate him.
"Congrats, I guess you got out of Denver,'' Allen recalled messaging him when appearing at the Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Check out Allen's cowboy hat.
Then, he talked about his plans for the future now that he'll get to face Cutler twice per season like he did when he was in Kansas City and Cutler was in Denver.
"Twice a year, I am going to peel the back of his head off the turf,'' Allen said. ``I love the guy but business is business.''
Allen sacked Cutler 1 1/2 times when both were in the AFC West. Of course, the Bears have Orlando Pace to protect Cutler's blind side now. General manager Jerry Angelo was quoted as saying one of the reasons the Bears made a move for Pace is because they saw on film how well he handled Miami's Joey Porter last season. Pace allowed two sacks in 14 games.
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