I don't think the chipping back should effect him that much, a TE can though. Although I'm sure that's not the whole story. I think he had a busy offseason. With getting married, doing his USO stuff overseas, he missed a bunch of training camp with an injury.
"If he just had another half-second, or was just another half-step quicker, Vikings defensive end Jared Allen figures he could have a half-dozen sacks by now — instead of just one.
"You could count four, five, six, maybe," Allen said after Thursday's practice. "Look at the Detroit game. I would have had two in the Miami game. That half-step, that half-second, is huge. Huge! There's always what ifs, but eventually it comes back. They seem to come in spurts."
Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier defended Allen's lack of sacks this season, saying: "He's playing well. What's happening with Jared is that he's still in a lot of situations where there are backs chipping and tight ends to his side, and what it does is help other guys and helps our pass defense. Our pass defense is really improved primarily because of the type of blocks we're getting from offenses right now.
"He's going to have a bust-out game, and hopefully it will be this weekend. He's not a disappointment by any means, whether it's our run defense or pass defense. People pay a great deal of attention to him. We just have to get the other guys who are getting one-on-ones to step up and help us in those areas."