It has been discussed here on DN, mostly in the fanposts, about the possibility of the Vikings switching to a 3-4 defense. Many of us here, myself included, have criticized such a move, mainly because of Jared Allen being so prolific in our current 4-3 defense. Some have tried to argue that Jared Allen could easily make the change from a 4-3 defensive end, to a 3-4 outside linebacker. Well, according to the man himself, that aint happenin'. Here's what he had to say about the potential move:
"I know we have enough mutual respect that they would at least give me a heads-up and give me an option of what I would want to do."
So, apparently, any speculation on the part of fans and analysts on switching to a 3-4 is just that: speculation. It doesn't sound like anyone has asked Jared Allen about it yet anyway. But, he goes on to say:
"I don't see that in the future," Allen said. "If I was halfway through my career, that would be something different. But defensive end is where I've made my mark. I like what I play, what I do. I like that art form."
So, any iteration of the 3-4 defense in Minnesota, likely wouldn't involve Jared Allen, since it doesn't sound like he's particularly interested in playing in such a scheme. He's still got 2 years left on his 2008 deal, so if they were going to make the change, it would have to involve a trade of Jared Allen. I don't see the Vikings making a switch to a 3-4 in light of his most recent comments.