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I think this was a masterful plan by Phil Emery and the Chicago Bears public relations / marketing team to hold this press conference on MLB's opening day. I'm sure the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox are a bit displeased at the big to-do this afternoon at Halas Hall.
Some Chicago Bears fans were unhappy at Allen's signing; if that applies to you, have you had the chance to rethink your misgivings?
Other Bears fans were ecstatic at the acquisition; for those of you that were hyped at the pick up, do you still feel the same?
If you happen to miss any of the presser we'll bring you some of the highlights right here as they happen.
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Here we go...
Oh no he didn't...
#Bears GM Phil Emery says he noticed Jared Allen when he ran into Lance Louis by accident. Looks over at Allen, who chuckles a little.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) March 31, 2014
Emery on Allen: "Relentless player, high-energy player. He continues to have productivity. Very excited to have him here."— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) March 31, 2014
The new signee: pic.twitter.com/cu5y7qHpWl— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) March 31, 2014
Jared Allen: "I believe in the product that they're putting on the field."— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) March 31, 2014
#Bears Allen says he's in great shape. Says he's a full year removed from shoulder surgery.— Jeremy Stoltz (@BearReport) March 31, 2014
Allen: "Six years and I never won a game at Soldier Field. I'm excited to finally start winning some games at Soldier Field."— Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) March 31, 2014
LM: Jared Allen calls Lance Briggs "an absolute monster."— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 31, 2014
LM: Jared Allen on reports he signed with Seahawks: "There's been a lot of wrong reporting" during free agency process.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 31, 2014
Phil Emery like a Ninja...
Allen: It was super cool how this deal came together because nobody knew it was happening. #BearsTalk— Bears Talk (@BearsTalkCSN) March 31, 2014
I am watching and listening to Jared Allen from the U.S. Cellular press box. Instantly, can see Bears lacked that kind of vitality, swagger.— David Haugh (@DavidHaugh) March 31, 2014
Jared Allen says Jay Cutler called him at 5:30 in the morning the day he joined the #Bears.— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) March 31, 2014
Allen says his body feels good. Does not expect to be strictly a 3rd down situational pass-rusher.— Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) March 31, 2014
Jared Allen: "I want to win a Super Bowl."— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) March 31, 2014
Mel Tucker was in Disneyland when he recruited Jared Allen over the phone. #Bears— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) March 31, 2014
Great answer from Allen, asked about playing time wear/tear: "Do you know how you keep your number of snaps down? Get off the field.''— David Haugh (@DavidHaugh) March 31, 2014
Well that makes a lot of sense...
Jared Allen on Mel Tucker: "We understood each other."— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) March 31, 2014
Allen: "Absolutley, I think the #Bears are closer to winning a Super Bowl than people think."— Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) March 31, 2014
New Bears DE Jared Allen just called Jay Cutler "crazy good". #teammates— Jeff Arnold (@NWH_JeffArnold) March 31, 2014
Jared Allen is talking about bull riding at the moment. No joke.— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) March 31, 2014
Allen: I didn't want to retire, but I wasn't going to throw my cleats and pads on for a team that had no chance. #BearsTalk— Bears Talk (@BearsTalkCSN) March 31, 2014