- Kevin Seifert, NFL Nation
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Allen has made clear on a number of occasions over the years that Detroit is not his favorite road trip. This week, he told KFAN-1130 in the Twin Cities (via the Detroit Free Press) that Detroit is "gloomy" and added: "If I had to live in Detroit, I think I’d just drown myself in the river that was across the way."
I haven't noticed much outrage, at least on this blog, and so I largely have stayed away from what seemed to me to be clearly sarcastic sentiments. You all know that Allen can be a troublemaker and that he's made a sport of this before. But Friday, Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham, who coached Allen for four seasons in Kansas City, told reporters: "He’s not good enough to live here. I know him well, he should go back to California, Los Gatos, where all those nice people live. This is too tough of a town for him."
Cunningham also suggested Allen would be in danger if he wound up in the wrong Detroit neighborhood.
The uninitiated might be alarmed by some of the back-and-forth. The savvier of you will recognize the Lions have had enough "tough guy" episodes for one year. I consider this exchange nothing more than fun, and hope that those of you who will be at Ford Field on Sunday will treat it accordingly.
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen's annual stink bomb toward Detroit found a target this week.Allen has made clear on a number of occasions over the years that Detroit is not his favorite road trip.