Vic Fangio on Jared Allen: “I think he can have a rebirth to his career here playing a little bit of a new position”

hi-res-aa1bd6959c6d76979ba7b7f5e23c300e_crop_northThe Chicago Bears are looking for more production from DE Jared Allen this upcoming season. After having a disappointing 2014 season, many believe that Allen is on the downside of his career. Now with the arrival of new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, the Bears are changing from the 4-3 defense Allen is accustomed too. Fangio doesn’t think that I will be that hard for Allen to learn the new defense. As a matter of fact, Fangio thinks that Allen can see a rebirth to his career in this defense.

 

“He did well in the minicamp we had here, and I think he was excited about it,” Fangio said Saturday at rookie minicamp. “Like I told him, I think he can have a rebirth to his career here playing a little bit of a new position. But in the NFL today, you play more nickel than you actually play base. For some teams they play nickel 65 to 75 percent of the time. He’ll be playing his normal position then. So it’s not as drastic of a change as you might think.”

 

The Bears want Allen to become a force again so playing a new position could help that. Time will tell if Allen can put up the defense and become a factor on defense again.

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