Buffalo Bills’ Public Enemy In Preseason Week 2: Minnesota Vikings’ Jared Allen

Jared Allen

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Defensive End Jared Allen of the Minnesota Vikings is one of the Public Enemies for the Buffalo Bills this week because simply put, he’s a lean mean sacking machine. Allen is also the definition of the non-stop motor that coaches salivate over. Off the field he might seem like a player that seems carefree and laid back, but when on the field he flips a switch and turns into a seemingly unstoppable monster. In nine years of pro football, he’s had 117 sacks (22 in 2011 alone) so far, and that number will only go up even higher after the 2013 season as he’s likely going to have a huge year.

Bills second year left tackle Cordy Glenn will have his hands full to say the least with Allen, especially now that he is likely going to be protecting Kevin Kolb this week as he was named the starter by head coach Doug Marrone over rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with Kolb as he has lacked a good offensive line in his career, and this will be a nice test since Allen makes even All-Pro offensive linemen look inept at their respective positions. If Allen can get into the backfield often, he will cause massive headaches for the Bills and might rattle Kolb even more if he gets to him enough.

All in all it should be interesting to see how long Jared Allen plays in the game and if he can make a defensive impact on the Bills first team offense, mainly the quarterback play.

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