Jared Allen diary: Tony Gonzalez know...

Jared Allen diary: Tony Gonzalez knows my pain (Carl Peterson)

There are 25 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 16, 2008, titled Jared Allen diary: Tony Gonzalez knows my pain (Carl Peterson). In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

That's what he does. That's how it works. Obviously, the Chiefs felt they wanted more for Tony than what people were offering.

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Lake Hughes, CA

#1 Oct 17, 2008
not really publishable material here jared...more like dribble.

Benson, MN

#2 Oct 17, 2008
jeb wrote:
not really publishable material here jared...more like dribble.
I like Jared Allen, don't get me wrong. But if he talks like this to Klink, then I can see where Klink would understand him.- Gibberish...

Raleigh, NC

#3 Oct 17, 2008
Pro football is a business. If you don't get your price, you don't sell. Tony knows that and keeps his mouth shut when it comes to the undesireable aspects of this sport, and unlike other players in the past, he operates with class. He leads the younger players by example because realizes he is part of a team that in turn makes his success possible.

Stars on a team get big heads, get greedy and become individuals pretty fast and we've seen it all over the league. LJ's attitiude has never fit the team. I'd trade him for a couple of pro bowl O liners that would make even Croyle and the rookie RBs look good. Good riddens to him and others like him.

United States

#4 Oct 17, 2008
Carl Peterson has single handedly driven the Chiefs organization into the ground. The Chiefs have slowly gone down hill, since the great teams of the 90s. Atleast he is keeping that great winning coach herm Edwards! Cough... Hack... choke...

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Oct 17, 2008
what a moron! I bet both of those paragraphs took him the whole week to write.

United States

#6 Oct 17, 2008
I don't get the whole backlash on Jared Allen? The dood has, as good as, or better numbers than most DEs in the league. Almost better then Freeney and vandenbosh. Vikes defense finished up 20th last year. They are 7th currently. Time of posession for the other team has been cut by 2 mins per game. What the hell are you guys bitchin about? I think the guy pumps up the defense. If the friggen offense/special teams would do a better job, I think we would be in the top 5 easy!!! Lay off the guy. He is an asset...

River Falls, WI

#7 Oct 17, 2008
ok Jared, enough is enough. Quit bashing these guys and move on. Makes me wonder if you're too busy holding onto the past to play in the present? Ripping on them shows who YOU are - so again, give it up.

Tucson, AZ

#8 Oct 17, 2008
kdogg- we are not bashing Jared on the field, not at all. Just his use of the pen. Let me explain; he's a much better football player than writer/author. That's all. We love Jared and his intensity.

North Sioux City, SD

#9 Oct 17, 2008
Jared Allen creates havoc in the QB's world , he is causing QB's to have to step up into the pocket where the williams boys are feasting on them, he may not have the sacks yet but I predict double figures for him before the season is over. Kevin williams has to be loving this guy.

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Oct 18, 2008
I appreciate your candor JA, and that you're looking for honesty in the front office. I just don't see how you're getting that here :). I imagine you'll be writing about the Vikings in the same way at your next stop, not that I would blame you much. We'll enjoy it while you're here.

Who knows, maybe Zygi will stand up and fire the incompetent Childress, maybe then we'll have a chance to meet expectations.

Lenexa, KS

#11 Oct 18, 2008
Jared is right on target with his criticism of Carl Peterson. And Gonzo is NOT keeping his mouth shut about being lied to. As a secondary Chiefs fan, I don't blame Tony G one freckle for being frustrated with managemnet. He was lied to last week and before the season began.

This is a bit chippy, but, a couple weeks ago Tony G had the chance break the last remaining record for tight ends in front of the home crowd and friends and family that had traveled miles to be there. Just needed 3 yards. The freakin coach Edwards didnt throw the ball anymore and Tony had to break it on the road. Talk about lack of class on the Chiefs part. That still riles Tony, though he has too much class to admit it publicly. Sort of.

Things is,,,, if a SUPER class act like Tony G is complaining,,,, there must be something to what he says. Not many fans here in KC that disagree with Tony. Only a few pinheads that call themselves die hard fans and live in their mothers basement.

United States

#12 Oct 18, 2008
Does anyone wonder who's really calling the shots in KC? Gunther Cunningham is still there - is that because Herm wanted him, or Peterson did/does? I just find it a bit odd that Herm never really brought in a whole new staff. Maybe his hands are/were tied in the whole Tony thing.(The catch, not the trade...) I'm just sayin...

But back to JA - he really needs to realize saying these things about his former team (even the ownership) is a reflection on him too. It's time to move on and let go dude.

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Oct 19, 2008
Poor Tony Gonzalez. Millionaire athlete has to stick with the team that was the highest bidder last time he was a free agent. Must be tough...

Now, If youll excuse me I have to go serve table at a restaurant for minimum wage, thanks.

Since: Sep 08

Bumpass, VA

#14 Oct 23, 2008
Hey Jared! How 'bout them Vikings?!

Seriously man, while it's understandable that you can commiserate with your buds back on the Chiefs roster, I'm a lot more interested in your *honest* take on being used for pass coverage rather than dogging the QB. What do you think can be done to improve your chances to get to the QBs? How do you like having the Williamses choking up the center for you? What do you think the key will be to push the Vikings overall defense from #7 to #1 in the remaining season? Stuff like that. You know. Relevant to being a Viking, and to us Vikings fans. Jared, we love you here in the purple, let's focus on that purple.
KC Fan

Lees Summit, MO

#15 Nov 2, 2008
The trouble YOU went through? Dude, you got yourself into that trouble. I know accountability is a multi-syllable word and therefore beyond your comprehension, but if you sound it out slowly you just might learn it some day. And quit whining, you got your money.

BTW-LJ's got plenty of time on his hands right now. Maybe the two of you can go out drinking together, he can spit on some women then you can drive him home.
Michael Motley

Quincy, MA

#16 Nov 7, 2008
Hey Jared, I was reading an ESPN article which included a comment from you about the recent election. What is this "...it's a sad day for America" nonsense. Are you upset that Barack is going to raise the taxes on your overpaid and undeserving salary? Professional athletes should be taxed more, why should should the regular American bear the brunt of this crisis that we are in?It can't get worse under Barack as we are already living in the worst of times. We don't need another war-monger lying about why the nation needs to go to war in Iraq. McCain would have been a disaster as we will go through the same thing as we already ahve under Bush so spare me the baloney.it'll be a sad day if McCain was elected and he would have started a war with every other nation on Earth due to his big mouth and quick temper. People like McCain has been in Washington for far too long doing the same thing over and over again so screw him.As an African-American I am proud of Barack Obama and I'm extremely sick of pro athletes whining about how much their salaries are going to be taxed when the fact of the matter is they are paid an absurd amount of money to do nothing. If anyone should be paid a million dollars its the teachers.Atheletes should be grateful they are still getting paid multi-million dollars a year while everyone throughout the world are going through dire straits. Who do you think you are?Tax increases on pro athlete's salaries are a bigger issue then the mortgage crisis?the deaths of our soldiers?the economy?No, America is going to be watching pro athletes to see if they continue their assinine behavior like camp hold-outs and bitching about their contracts before that contract is legally up. Spare us moron.
Mac Attack

Lakeville, MN

#17 Nov 15, 2008
See Jeff Garcia, destroy Jeff Garcia!

Burlington, KS

#18 Nov 26, 2008
"live in their mothers basement."

Yeah, there are so many high paying jobs out there, that there is absolutely no excuse to live with your parents.

That comment just shows how ignorant you are of the situation as a whole.

Austin, MN

#19 Nov 29, 2008
I'm glad Peterson and Jared didn't see eye to eye. We got a great deal for a top defensive end.


#20 Jan 5, 2009
Some of us in Kansas City know a good player when we see one. The Chiefs made a monumental mistake in trading you. Wish you were still a Chief. Best of luck in the future.

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