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Jared Allen looking for improvement in Chicago

Disappointed with mistakes in 2013 season. Jason Butt

Print This April 05, 2014, 12:37 PM EST
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Now that he's with the Chicago Bears, defensive end Jared Allen is looking to improve on what he described as a less-than-stellar 2013 season with the Vikings.

Sure, Allen still 52 tackles, 11.5 sacks adn 13 tackles for loss in 16 starts. But after reviewing his season, Allen said it wasn't good enough on tape.

"Going back and watching film, I missed four or five sacks that were in my hands," Allen told radio stateion WSCR-AM 670, via the team's official website. "That to me is unacceptable. It happens, but those are the things that I look at [in terms of] being more consistent from that standpoint. If I can get my hands up to bat more balls ... I didn't have a pick last year. That's something that was disappointing because I dropped one in the last game.

One aspect that Allen wants to help shore up in Chicago is the run defense. The Bears were the worst int he NFL a year ago at stopping the run, giving up an average of 161.4 yards per game.

"When an offense can score points like the Bears offense can, you really can force teams to be one dimensional," Allen said. "If you can get a couple-score lead — and we plan on being much better in the run defense — then you can just really get after people."

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