I can almost guarentee Marrdro will have something say about this.
It's so fun to watch Jared Allen line up and constantly disrupt the backfield. Yes at times he over penetrates but he is definitely one of the top DE's in the league. The amount of damage this one guy does for us on the right side is awesome, and is a huge advantage for our D.
I guess in this situation I should and normally would be happy...but I'm not. WHO is picking up the slack on the other side. Ray Edwards? I think not. This guy is definitely underachieving big time. Here is my reasoning. Remember when Hovan looked like such a stud, a lot of people liked the guy including myself. What happened after Johnny Randle left? Hovan fell of the map. He turned into a complete non factor.
Now looking at it from that perspective Ray Edwards doesn't even look like a Hovan, even though you have opposing teams scheming/figuring chips for Jared and he still does damage. What does Ray do? He's still a non factor. Can you imagine how much worse he would look if there was no Jared Allen? I think you all get my point and I hope I don't sound to negative, but if we could plug someone in on the left side with 3/4 the talent of Jared we would be insane in the pass rush department. I feel we need to pursue someone to fill gap that Ray is not.