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Allen-Kalil fight brewing?

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08:08 AM ET 08.01 | Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil couldn't have found a better test as a rookie. He's regularly facing defensive end Jared Allen, the 22-sack bright spot on a generally bad defense in 2011. ... [Allen] doesn't get nearly the attention Allen deserves, because he plays for a team that has become an afterthought in the NFC North. The "afterthought" status could change, if Kalil can play against opponents the way he performed against Allen on Tuesday. Per Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com, Kalil "stonewalled" Allen on consecutive plays, prompting Allen to curse loudly. Cursing could lead to fighting, based on Allen's recent comments from an appearance on NBC SportsTalk. "Just don't touch me," Allen said.

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August 1, 2012  08:13 AM ET

is this all they got going in Minnesota? Probabaly as good as it's going to get.

August 1, 2012  08:17 AM ET
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is this all they got going in Minnesota? Probabaly as good as it's going to get.

No kidding. Errors here begin with "afterthought in the NFC North" because they're an afterthought in the NFL.

I don't know that I'd use the term classy with Allen but I don't think he's looking to fight with a rookie. He's cursing at his own performance against a rookie but I'd bet that he pulls Kalil aside and tells him when he's done well and where to improve.

August 1, 2012  08:22 AM ET

They'll stoop to anything to sell tickets, won't they? Even hiring Danny DeVito to interview Jared Allen.

August 1, 2012  08:26 AM ET
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They'll stoop to anything to sell tickets, won't they? Even hiring Danny DeVito to interview Jared Allen.

For Jared's sake, I hope people weren't asking who DeVito was interviewing. Jared needs to get out of town to give his career a boost. He may be wishing he was back in KC.

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August 1, 2012  09:01 AM ET
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Hello,everybody ...

Looks like the power is back up in India.

August 1, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Allen."he's touching me Coach"

Kalil, "am not"

Allen, "are too"

Coach, "If I have to stop this practice, you both are in trouble...."

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August 1, 2012  09:28 AM ET

The writers up there need something to write about and stir up there fans in thinking they might win some games this year, but in real life a good year up there is a 8-8 season this year.

August 1, 2012  09:33 AM ET

Allen is a Tool.

August 1, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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The media sure is pushing for it

We had this same thread with the same picture about a week and a half ago, right?

August 1, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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Allen is a Tool.

An Allen Wrench?

August 1, 2012  09:49 AM ET

Well at least one Viking is willing to push someone around!!!

August 1, 2012  10:10 AM ET
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They'll stoop to anything to sell tickets, won't they? Even hiring Danny DeVito to interview Jared Allen.

That was good.

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August 1, 2012  10:20 AM ET

He's in it to win it

August 1, 2012  10:21 AM ET
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The writers up there need something to write about and stir up there fans in thinking they might win some games this year, but in real life a good year up there is a 8-8 season this year.

Word.

August 1, 2012  10:26 AM ET

Put in on PPV...thats the ONLY way to generate any kinda buzz about this squad

 
August 1, 2012  11:01 AM ET
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Put in on PPV...thats the ONLY way to generate any kinda buzz about this squad

They'll get together on Prarie Home Companion and sing "Hello Love" with Garrison Keillor. That's the way all good Lutherans settle disputes in Minnesota.

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