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Connie Jo
09-28-2011, 12:12 AM
I for one, could never boo a former Chief, let alone one who was a favorite like Jared Allen. He still remains one of my favorite NFL players overall. Sunday will be bittersweet for me to witness Jared return to Arrowheads field...sure wish I was going to be witnessing him run onto the field in RED and Gold, instead of purple and gold. I miss Jared.

Jared Allen To Chiefs Fans: 'Please Don't Boo Me' - Arrowhead Pride (http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2011/9/27/2453286/jared-allen-kansas-city-chiefs)


One of the things we'll be talking about as the Kansas City Chiefs (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/kansas-city-chiefs) prepare to host the Minnesota Vikings (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/minnesota-vikings) is the return of Jared Allen (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2351/jared-allen). Shortly before the 2008 NFL draft, the Chiefs sent Allen to the Vikings for a first and two third round picks in a blockbuster trade.

Allen went on the Border Patrol with Steven St. John and Nate Bukaty (http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=26&c=374&f=203931) this morning and had one request for Chiefs fans when he returns to Arrowhead.

"All I hope is I don't get booed," Allen said. "I expect to get booed because, you know, Chiefs fans are Chiefs fans and they gotta stick by their team, but I felt I put in a good body of work while I was there. So, to the Chiefs fans, you would make me a little sad if you booed me. Please don't boo me."

He even buttered us up a little bit talking about the good memories he has about playing in KC.
"Arrowhead is one of the greatest places to play," he continued. "I am looking forward to that smell. I'm hoping we can get the windows rolled down on the busses when we drive into the parking lot. There is nothing like that in the NFL, that smell of barbecue when you pull into Arrowhead. It's one of the greatest nostalgic Sunday memories you can have."

Even if booing were allowed in the press box, I wouldn't boo him. I don't have a beef with him. The Jared Allen trade, which netted the Chiefs OT Brandon Albert and RB Jamaal Charles (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/34464/jamaal-charles) among others, was one of the few big-time NFL trades that seemed to work out well for both sides.

H-townChiefsFan
09-28-2011, 12:39 AM
I wouldnt boo him either. It is not his fault he is no longer a Chief. He wanted a ton of $ and I really dont think he would have been worth it at the time, we were in rebuild mode when he left.

jmlamerson
09-28-2011, 02:03 AM
It isn't Allen's fault that CP/Herm wanted to break the back for Larry f'n Johnson instead of him and traded him after a career year.

doobs_05
09-28-2011, 02:13 AM
Didn't Jared want out?

matthewschiefs
09-28-2011, 02:14 AM
Didn't Jared want out?

Yes he did. Can't say I could blame him with who was running the team and I would never boo him myself. But he did want to leave.

doobs_05
09-28-2011, 02:18 AM
I guess when it happen i didn't look to much into but i remember hearing he wanted out.

jmlamerson
09-28-2011, 02:31 AM
Didn't Jared want out?

Ya, because the GM refused to give him the long-term deal. One of the many truly idiotic Peterson moves.

Sn@keIze
09-28-2011, 04:54 AM
Didn't Jared want out?
No

he only wanted to be properly compensated for his labor.

KCraised
09-28-2011, 09:59 AM
I won't boo a player who was cut by the chiefs and picked up somewhere else or retires or a rare pleasant seperation. But when you start whining and making demands and disrupting the team, boo to you. *cough* T.G. *cough*
"Oh, i still love Kc.." this and that. Dont even...

Vandelay
09-28-2011, 11:39 AM
I wouldn't boo him. But I sure as heck wouldn't cheer him.

honda522
09-28-2011, 11:51 AM
I for one, could never boo a former Chief, let alone one who was a favorite like Jared Allen.

I am sure you would boo for a player who must not be name! :chiefs:

okikcfan
09-28-2011, 11:58 AM
I would never Boo JA or Tony G for whatever reason. As Chiefs, they were Great Players and did Great things for our and their team. They were both well respected on and off the field and I will always wish them both nothing but the best as long as it dosen't effect us, lol.

KCraised
09-28-2011, 12:25 PM
I think its the "your girlfriend left you for the better looking guy and now she wants to be friends still" mentality....I think i'll pass...;-D
I never really had a big problem with Allen leaving but asking people not to boo? It would make him sad? Lol
You werent that sad when you were signing a big money contract and whined. To Allen....come in, take your 50/50 cheers/boos, play well, hopefully stay healthy, hop the bus, and head back to Minn. No tears lost, here

TopekaRoy
09-28-2011, 12:29 PM
I would never boo Jared Allen. He is the one player I would most like to have a beer with. Too bad he doesn't drink anymore. I'd buy him a root beer, I guess.

I thought he was great on the Chiefs pregame shows as well as great on the field.

KCraised
09-28-2011, 12:47 PM
I would never boo Jared Allen. He is the one player I would most like to have a beer with. Too bad he doesn't drink anymore. I'd buy him a root beer, I guess.

I thought he was great on the Chiefs pregame shows as well as great on the field.
I agree, he seemed like a cool country boy. Too bad it all went down like it did

Connie Jo
09-28-2011, 12:53 PM
Okay, first y'all...Jared did NOT want to leave KC!! He had bought some land here, had planned to build a new home and make KC his permanent home. Carl promised JA that if he met expectations he would sign him to a long term deal and he'd spend his career in KC. Jared not only met those expectations but surpassed them.

When JA received the DUI & was suspended for 4 games, he was in his contract ending year. Carl refused to re-sign JA with an increase, even though he had kept his end of the deal surpassing all Carls expectations. Carl sited the reasons being the DUI & 4 game suspension, but many close to the situation say Carl had issues with JA'a personality all around...he wanted to control JA's personal life, JA didn't want him in his personal life.

JA made a public statement to most of the above. He did not want to leave KC. He and Carl continued to have conflicts related to Carl keeping his word to sign him long term, as a result he was traded to MN. I've no doubt by that point that yes, JA wanted away from CP, but not the Chiefs or KC.

Carl felt JA was at risk for futher DUI's & missing games, or so he claimed was his reason for not keeping his word to JA. Time has proven that JA was not a franchise investment risk related to his DUI as Carl claimed he was. Some close to the situation believe Carl used the DUI as an excuse not to pay JA more money signing him long term, and to take the heat off him from a public relations view point for trading JA.

OPLookn
09-28-2011, 12:56 PM
I don't know about cheering him but I sure wouldn't boo him. Not to mention booing any player to me is classless.

Connie Jo
09-28-2011, 01:02 PM
I don't know about cheering him but I sure wouldn't boo him. Not to mention booing any player to me is classless.

I agree, although I admit I do boo the refs for what I believe to be bad calls, hahaha. Once in a great while I'll boo an opposing team player for illegal personal fouls or chop blocks.

KCraised
09-28-2011, 01:05 PM
Well, Hell....that last post trumped mine. Now you have me waivering;)
I was also under the understanding that Carl wouldnt sign him to a long term contract and that didnt sit well with him. Water undrr the bridge now, I guess..

Connie Jo
09-28-2011, 01:19 PM
Well, Hell....that last post trumped mine. Now you have me waivering;)
I was also under the understanding that Carl wouldnt sign him to a long term contract and that didnt sit well with him. Water undrr the bridge now, I guess..

Well, that is true...CP wouldn't sign him long term, stating the reason being because JA had received a DUI & 4 game suspension. He said JA was a risk after that happened. I can understand CP point of view as a GM, but also can see CP using the DUI as an excuse to profit more. I think he thought he could use the DUI as leverage to retain JA cheap...didn't happen, a contract battle began & we lost JA.

Time has proven to be on the side of JA...he's done well in Minnesota, was not the risk CP claimed he would be with paying him more.

SAPHOJUNKIE
09-28-2011, 02:15 PM
Okay, first y'all...Jared did NOT want to leave KC!! He had bought some land here, had planned to build a new home and make KC his permanent home. Carl promised JA that if he met expectations he would sign him to a long term deal and he'd spend his career in KC. Jared not only met those expectations but surpassed them.

When JA received the DUI & was suspended for 4 games, he was in his contract ending year. Carl refused to re-sign JA with an increase, even though he had kept his end of the deal surpassing all Carls expectations. Carl sited the reasons being the DUI & 4 game suspension, but many close to the situation say Carl had issues with JA'a personality all around...he wanted to control JA's personal life, JA didn't want him in his personal life.

JA made a public statement to most of the above. He did not want to leave KC. He and Carl continued to have conflicts related to Carl keeping his word to sign him long term, as a result he was traded to MN. I've no doubt by that point that yes, JA wanted away from CP, but not the Chiefs or KC.

Carl felt JA was at risk for futher DUI's & missing games, or so he claimed was his reason for not keeping his word to JA. Time has proven that JA was not a franchise investment risk related to his DUI as Carl claimed he was. Some close to the situation believe Carl used the DUI as an excuse not to pay JA more money signing him long term, and to take the heat off him from a public relations view point for trading JA.

Yup, this is exactly how it went down. If you listened to the interview, they talk about Peterson, and Jared does little to hide his contempt for the man that ran him out of a town he loved and made his name in. So freaking sad.

Remember kids, we TRADED Allen. He didn't refuse to sign with KC, KC refused to sign HIM.

Still my favorite player, and I would trade literally anyone on our team right now to have not lost him. A dominant pass rusher with an incredibly entertaining personality. (it is all just entertainment, remember)

AkChief49
09-28-2011, 03:38 PM
Well, that is true...CP wouldn't sign him long term, stating the reason being because JA had received a DUI & 4 game suspension. He said JA was a risk after that happened. I can understand CP point of view as a GM, but also can see CP using the DUI as an excuse to profit more. I think he thought he could use the DUI as leverage to retain JA cheap...didn't happen, a contract battle began & we lost JA.

Time has proven to be on the side of JA...he's done well in Minnesota, was not the risk CP claimed he would be with paying him more.
That, and it was his 3rd DUI since 2002. Just to get the whole story out there. Then, did he not partner in a bar/grill with someone? I did not want to lose the guy either, he is an awesome D-end. Especially being picked up in the 4th round. I do not harbor any bad feelings towards him at all. He is entertaining and does seem to have a pretty darn good personality. Dang sure was/is a leader! I'd take him back in a heartbeat. like the prodigal son.

Ryfo18
09-28-2011, 03:54 PM
I definitely wouldn't boo, he's always been (and still is) one of my favorite players. Hope we crush the Vikings though!

Hayvern
09-28-2011, 04:19 PM
Yup, this is exactly how it went down. If you listened to the interview, they talk about Peterson, and Jared does little to hide his contempt for the man that ran him out of a town he loved and made his name in. So freaking sad.

Remember kids, we TRADED Allen. He didn't refuse to sign with KC, KC refused to sign HIM.

Still my favorite player, and I would trade literally anyone on our team right now to have not lost him. A dominant pass rusher with an incredibly entertaining personality. (it is all just entertainment, remember)

Jared publicly stated that is Carl Peterson fanchised him that he would be asking to be traded and would ultimately hold out. He wanted a long term contract. The first thing Peterson did was slap the franchise tag on him.

chief31
09-28-2011, 06:58 PM
Connie nailed it, precisely.

He got that last DUI and that was the reason he didn't get the extension the year before. But he was promised that, if he stayed out of trouble, they would get him a long-term contract.

That wound-up being a flat-out lie, as no offer was ever made.

Loving Hali these days. But imagine if he was still partnered with Jared.

Remember breaking the all-time NFL record for fewest team sack ever, that first season without Jared?

Love that guy. I would cheer him during introductions. But I wouldn't cheer him for sacking The Chiefs' QB.

Chiefster
09-28-2011, 07:09 PM
Boo him, I will not!

Connie Jo
09-28-2011, 07:58 PM
That, and it was his 3rd DUI since 2002. Just to get the whole story out there. Then, did he not partner in a bar/grill with someone? I did not want to lose the guy either, he is an awesome D-end. Especially being picked up in the 4th round. I do not harbor any bad feelings towards him at all. He is entertaining and does seem to have a pretty darn good personality. Dang sure was/is a leader! I'd take him back in a heartbeat. like the prodigal son.

Yes, but I also forgot to add to the story what chief31 did below, haha. Jared did stay out of trouble from that point of a 4 game suspension, at least to my knowledge. It's not unusual for a rookie to let stardom in the NFL go to his head at first, hard lessons learned usually mellow most fairly quick. Such was the case with Allen...he mellowed, learned the wisdom as he should have from his own mistakes. I think CP thought he could retain JA cheap using the DUI as an excuse...didn't happen, Vikes were willing to pay for the skill, talent, & his energetic field presence...Carl wasn't willing to match or improve their offer to JA. No effort from CP to keep him at all is what I understood to be accurate.


Connie nailed it, precisely.

He got that last DUI and that was the reason he didn't get the extension the year before. But he was promised that, if he stayed out of trouble, they would get him a long-term contract.

That wound-up being a flat-out lie, as no offer was ever made.

Loving Hali these days. But imagine if he was still partnered with Jared.

Remember breaking the all-time NFL record for fewest team sack ever, that first season without Jared?

Love that guy. I would cheer him during introductions. But I wouldn't cheer him for sacking The Chiefs' QB.

TopekaRoy
09-28-2011, 07:58 PM
Loving Hali these days. But imagine if he was still partnered with Jared.

As a Bears fan what I hated most avout that trade was that he went to the Chiefs where they have to face him twice every year.

If we kept him with Hali and DJ our defense would be scary good. But without that trade we might not have picked up Jamaal Charles and Brandon Albert and (last year anyway) our defense wasn't too bad without him so it wasn't the worst trade.

Still, I would've loved to have kept him and get Charles.

chief31
09-28-2011, 08:09 PM
As a Bears fan what I hated most avout that trade was that he went to the Chiefs where they have to face him twice every year.

If we kept him with Hali and DJ our defense would be scary good. But without that trade we might not have picked up Jamaal Charles and Brandon Albert and (last year anyway) our defense wasn't too bad without him so it wasn't the worst trade.

Still, I would've loved to have kept him and get Charles.

Albert would be great if he were playing the position he had been drafted to play. But he is below average at LOT so far.

And Charles was a fifth round pick. He could have easily been had, rather that trade happened, or not.

While JA for JC + Albert seems like a good deal, that wasn't actually the deal.

Though I do still have to concede that point, if we had it to do all over..... :D

Connie Jo
09-28-2011, 08:35 PM
I love all my Chiefs, including Charles...but I'm not quite as sold on Jamaal yet as many fans are. He's not reached the level of RB in my mind, that was that of Marcus Allen or Priest Holmes. I hope he will, but my judgement on his being of legendary RB talent is being with held for now.

In my mind...a talented RB is easier to come across in the NFL than that of a linebacker like JA. I would take JA back in a trade for Charles, not considering his injury at all...simply value for value on the field.

kilobytes
09-29-2011, 10:14 PM
I love all my Chiefs, including Charles...but I'm not quite as sold on Jamaal yet as many fans are. He's not reached the level of RB in my mind, that was that of Marcus Allen or Priest Holmes. I hope he will, but my judgement on his being of legendary RB talent is being with held for now.

In my mind...a talented RB is easier to come across in the NFL than that of a linebacker like JA. I would take JA back in a trade for Charles, not considering his injury at all...simply value for value on the field.

He hasn't reached that level yet because it's only been a few years. I feel Holmes was overrated. Good guy and all but he never impressed me like Charles has. Just kind of followed this amazing O line below. Charles makes people miss all the time and he sneaks through holes. He does it with a sub par o line too. 6.4 YPC last year...that is unbelievable.

On topic...I don't think I would boo a former Chief either. Can't think of any.

tornadospotter
09-29-2011, 10:53 PM
I would never boo a Chief that is a Chief!
Jared who? Not a Chief! That is all I have to say.

Chiefster
09-30-2011, 02:08 PM
I would never boo a Chief that is a Chief!
Jared who? Not a Chief! That is all I have to say.

Ya big meanie! :meow:

spiman
10-02-2011, 02:29 PM
:sAng_scream: :booyah: Boo

Ryfo18
10-03-2011, 01:37 PM
Hope you're having fun as a part of the 0-4 Minnesota Vikings, Jared.

jmlamerson
10-04-2011, 01:02 AM
I feel Holmes was overrated. Good guy and all but he never impressed me like Charles has. Just kind of followed this amazing O line below.

That is crazy. Priest Holmes was the best RB in the NFL from 2001-2003. I like Charles, but he isn't remotely on Holmes's level, in terms of rushing, receiving, or blocking. No one currently in the NFL is.

AkChief49
10-05-2011, 12:02 AM
That is crazy. Priest Holmes was the best RB in the NFL from 2001-2003. I like Charles, but he isn't remotely on Holmes's level, in terms of rushing, receiving, or blocking. No one currently in the NFL is.
Totally agree. Holmes was the complete Running Back.

tornadospotter
10-06-2011, 01:40 AM
I would never boo a Chief that is a Chief!
Jared who? Not a Chief! That is all I have to say.


Ya big meanie! :meow:
I can say I did not once boo that former Chief in any way at Arrowhead.















because I was not there. But I would have.