Jared Allen And Leslie FrazierJanuary 20th, 2014
Yes, the Bucs need a pass rush worse than a stoner needs Doritos. Gerald McCoy is one of the best in the business at defensive tackle but the man needs help rushing the quarterback; no man short of perhaps the late Reggie White could get the job done alone.
A lot of Bucs fans are hoping, wishing, pining for the Bucs to go after would-be free agent Jared Allen of the Vikings. Part of that reasoning is new Bucs defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier has a history with Allen; he was both Allen’s defensive coordinator and head coach in Minnesota.
We know what Frazier thinks of Allen. He really likes him. But what of Allen? Would he want to reunite with Frazier?
Well, good guy Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times dug up a nugget from the St. Paul Pioneer-Press that suggests Allen would be just peachy playing for Frazier again.
“Coach Frazier worked our butts off,’ Allen said after Frazier was fired by the Vikings. “Coach Frazier wasn’t always just smiles and everything like that. But he’s a good human being. That’s the important thing. I’ll always remember what Coach Frazier did for me off the field. He helped me grow as a man and for that I’ll always be thankful.”
Well now, that doesn’t exactly sound like gun-toting, coach-cussing Aqib Talib talking about Chucky or jerk chicken-loving DJ Toes on the Line talking about former Bucs commander Greg Schiano, does it?
If nothing else, it sure seems like Allen — for the right price — sure would love to make Tampa Bay his next home, huh?