"We found ways to lose games," Allen said. "It just wasn't what you thought it was going to be and that's unfortunate. Everybody's got to take their blame for that, players and coaches, it all works hand in hand. I think the cool part about this year is that's gone. It's out of our memory. It's a totally new start. When you bring the type of people they brought in from a staff standpoint, it's almost like going to a Pro Bowl practice."
"I know it was a bad injury and I know some of those injuries can be career-ending," defensive end Jared Allen said. "So to see him back running, to see him back with a helmet in his hand, to me is awesome. It's inspiring."