Allen ready to take it to Williams

December, 23, 2009
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen recorded two sacks against Chicago Bears' tackles Orlando Pace and Kevin Shaffer earlier this season.

What will he do for an encore against new left tackle Chris Williams?

"[I've seen] very little [film of Williams], just more run cut ups that anything," Allen said Wednesday. "I haven't really got down to my pass rush breakdowns this week."

"Bottom line, you got to take it to them [young linemen]. You got to make a young guy get out of his comfort zone, and force him into situations he hasn't experienced yet."

Even though Allen is one of the most prolific pass rushers in the NFL, the Bears gave Pace little help during the 36-10 loss in the Metrodome. Will that philosophy change the second time around?

"I obviously appreciated it," Allen said of the Bears' lack of help for Pace. "We'll see how this one plays out. Hopefully, I get the same kind of treatment, get some more one-on-ones."

For the Bears' sake, let's hope he doesn't.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He is also a talk-show host on ESPN 1000 and the ESPN Radio network.



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