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Jared Allen enjoys a good barb

Jared Allen (Jeff Hanisch/US Presswire)

Jared Allen's comments about Detroit and New Orleans struck a nerve with some of those residents, but he views the heckling on both sides as adding to the rivalry. In fact, Allen enjoyed some of the more original barbs he received in Detroit and encouraged those who were offended to lighten up.

Jared Allen loves a good insult, even if it's directed at him. That was the message he delivered Wednesday in defense of his comments last week about the cities of Detroit and New Orleans. As part of his radio show previewing the Detroit Lions game last week, Allen said there were two cities in which he didn't venture out – Detroit and New Orleans. Turns out, residents in each city took offense...

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