Through four games with the Bears, Allen is behind pace. The veteran pass rusher is still looking for his first sack, in fact.
Is this a sign that Allen isn't a fit in Chicago's system? Is he no longer the same player in his 11th season? Allen won't hear any of it.
"Goodness, I led the team in tackles (against the Panthers)," Allen said Wednesday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. "I was laughing with somebody and said, 'Well, that whole thing about me not playing the run anymore has got to be out the window.' I think I have a season-high tackle total already.
Allen's aforementioned bout with illness ended his streak of 113 consecutive games in Week 4. He lost a whopping 18 pounds, and is only now starting to succeed putting the weight back on.
As for the sack deficiency, Allen isn't worried.
"Do I want all the sacks? Absolutely," he said. "Will they come? Absolutely. My technique in my rush is good. I don't really have a lot of false movements, and you've just got to keep working. They'll come."