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Allen finds advocate in former greats

It didn't take long for a couple of the best defensive linemen in Vikings history to come to the defense of current Pro Bowler Jared Allen and his style of play. See what John Randle and Jim Marshall had to say about Allen and today's rules protecting the quarterback.

Jim Marshall tries as best he can to hide the effects of playing in 282 consecutive games – 20 straight years – of NFL violence. He prefers not to speak of his ailments, but he is outspoken about the league's current propensity to fine players for hits that he deems to still be within the rules of the game. "They've found another way to take money out of these guys' pockets. It's ridiculous, man...

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