For almost a year, some Bucs fans, in a perverse way, were looking past the 2013 season to the free agency season of 2014, hoping, drooling that Vikings defensive end Jared Allen would become a free agent and the Bucs could land him.
As the Vikings circled the drain, the possibility of Allen’s freedom increased. Then, after Bucs coach and defensive-minded Lovie Smith hired Allen’s former coach Leslie Frazier as Bucs defensive coordinator, the potential of Allen coming to the Bucs became all too delirious to ignore.
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