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07:20 AM ET 10.31 | Jared Allen is pleased not to have gone anywhere at the trade deadline, but that's not to say he's thrilled with the state of Vikings football. Allen spoke for nearly 20 minutes about being on the trading block, his future, the team's 1-6 record and his motivation in a dismal season. Allen described Sunday's 44-31 loss to the Packers as a "rock bottom" performance that should cause self-reflection by everyone involved. "Two things can happen when you lose like we did: You can either get in a hole, or you can get motivated," he said. "That was the worst defensive experience I've ever had in my career as a football player, to not make a team punt. For me, that's embarrassing. I saw the coaches [and] said, 'If there's more I can do, let me know. Coach me harder.' I put it on my back."

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October 31, 2013  07:26 AM ET

He's pleased to stay? Give that guy a brainscan.

October 31, 2013  07:30 AM ET

Use the top draft pick wisely this year Minnesota.

October 31, 2013  07:38 AM ET

"I put it on my back" is better than the finger-pointing that's so common in this league. I'll give him credit for that, anyway.

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October 31, 2013  07:45 AM ET

"That was the worst defensive experience I've ever had in my career as a football player, to not make a team punt."


Hope he has a similar effort this weekend.

October 31, 2013  07:56 AM ET

Frazier's tenure as Head Coach in Minny peaked the day he took the job.

October 31, 2013  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He's pleased to stay? Give that guy a brainscan.

Drug test for cause.

October 31, 2013  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He's pleased to stay? Give that guy a brainscan.

He thinks he looks good in purple.

October 31, 2013  08:53 AM ET

"Vikes at 'rock bottom'"

Um, no. I'd say the team's involvement with the boat rape incident defines "rock bottom" for its history.

October 31, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Without a real QB,there's no way the Vikings can even hope to win a shoot out, even with a bottom of the barrel D.

October 31, 2013  08:55 AM ET

You need the coaches to tell you if there's more you can do? Figure it out for yourself...

October 31, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Still, he won't be there much longer.

October 31, 2013  09:05 AM ET

No worries, you get to play the demoralized Cowboys this week. That should be good for a few laughs.

October 31, 2013  09:14 AM ET

If it makes him feel any better, the Packers defense is catching he## for giving up 31 points to the Vikings .

October 31, 2013  09:19 AM ET

At least the Vikings are in running for top draft pick and unlike last year, there will be several top line QBs to chose from. then rebuild the defense. The Vikings have no where to go but up.

October 31, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

"That was the worst defensive experience I've ever had in my career as a football player, to not make a team punt." Hope he has a similar effort this weekend.

<thhhhbbbttttt>

October 31, 2013  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

"Vikes at 'rock bottom'" Um, no. I'd say the team's involvement with the boat rape incident defines "rock bottom" for its history.

A lot of bottoms got rocked that day.

October 31, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

If it makes him feel any better, the Packers defense is catching he## for giving up 31 points to the Vikings .

Shouldn't be too much he##. One TD was a return by one if the few bright spots from the rookie class, and two TDs were garbage time.

October 31, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Use the top draft pick wisely this year Minnesota.

Losing steady for Teddy!

 
October 31, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

<thhhhbbbttttt>

And - with you at the game - even more so.

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