Jared Allen: The guy we love to hate

The NFL's best pass-rusher is also its most obnoxious

Updated: November 27, 2009, 5:12 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

I consider myself a fan of defense, so I should like Jared Allen.

As a Pittsburgh Steelers fan who grew up watching running play after running play for years and years, I got my visceral thrills from watching a savage defense pick apart opposing offenses with the zone blitz putting quarterbacks on their faces, backs and butts.

So I guess if Allen had been drafted by Pittsburgh, or was traded to the Bears instead of the Minnesota Vikings, I would be a fan of the cowboy ...

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