Abraham doesn’t care about the Falcons’ struggles

AP

After the 2012 season, the Falcons cut defensive end John Abraham.  He remained on the market for months, before eventually joining the Cardinals.

Now, the Cardinals are 5-4, the Falcons are 2-7, and Abraham isn’t willing to consider what might have been.

“I really don’t care,” Abraham told Erik Kuselias of NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk regarding whether the Falcons would be doing better with Abraham on the roster.  “I know that team, but I’m with the Arizona Cardinals.  And you may think I’m playing, but if anybody knows me, I don’t care what’s going on there because I know people who are like, ‘What do you think of their defense?’ and I’m like, ‘I don’t watch them.’ . . .

“If they win the rest of the way or lose the rest of the way, I don’t care. As long as we win the rest of the way, that’s the honest to God’s trust. I really don’t care.”

Abraham really does care about his sacks, given that he has passed Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas.  Now with 128, Abraham has his sights set on Michael Strahan.

“He’s one of my idols,” Abraham said.  “Coming in the league at New York, he’s one of the guys I talked to a lot.  He’s at 142, and I’m at 128 right now, so my personal goal is just catching him.  He did 15 years, and next year will be my 15th, so hopefully I can get 142 or more, but definitely that is my personal goal though.”

Another goal is getting a Super Bowl ring.  That’s something the Cardinals seemed to have no chance of doing when Abraham arrived.  Now that the Cardinals are 5-4, who knows?

22 responses to “Abraham doesn’t care about the Falcons’ struggles

  1. Abraham has come along nicely at OLB for the Cardinals but the sal-cap strapped Falcons couldn’t afford to keep him nor long time RT & current Miami bully Tyson Clabo BUT the Falcons acquiring only Osi Umenyiora at DE when John Abraham has been the ONLY good pass rusher for Atlanta since Matthew Icyhot has started all these years and all draft picks at DE being colossal busts while two rookies were drafted but hardly see the field in rounds 4 & 5 has been one of the more stupid decisions the braintrust of Thomas Dimitroff & coach Mike Smith has done in recent years maybe only behind backing up the Brinks truck for CB Dunta Robinson in FA. The pass rush is so bad for ATL the last 2 weeks has seen the secondary getting a couple of sacks because the D-line even makes Mike Glennon look Brady-esque & Carson Palmer look decent. The top 5 pick hopefully can land a Mario Williams type talent but a Joe Thomas like LT is even more pressing. Kroy Biermann the veteran DE for ATL was a starter but he ain’t all that despite a tough player that’s nice to have backing up.

  2. He is speaking the truth but sour Atlanta fans will cry bc they’ve got nothing else to do but cry about injuries and losing. They just played my hawks without 7 starters my team is missing and all I could hear was about how they are terrible due to injury.

    My team meanwhile is missing 80% of their line literally 4 offensive lineman which anyone in football knows how a team should struggle not to mention their top 2 wideouts and the hawks still murdered them in ATL.

    Cry all you want to he spoke the truth and should be respected for it!

  3. He is speaking the truth but sour Atlanta fans will cry bc they’ve got nothing else to do but cry about injuries and losing. They just played my hawks without 7 starters my team is missing and all I could hear was about how they are terrible due to injury.

    My team meanwhile is missing 80% of their line literally 4 offensive lineman which anyone in football knows how a team should struggle not to mention their top 2 wideouts and the hawks still murdered them in ATL.

    Cry all you want to he spoke the truth and should be respected for it!

  4. they will be lucky to go 8-8.

    Indy, Phily, St Louis, Seattle and San Francisco…. that’s what lies ahead.

  5. Ray Edwards,Dunta Robinson,Steven Jackson, Sam Baker,Peria Jerry. FA & 1st rd busts. Yeah and the 17 DE’s in the middle rounds are all the same player….and talent. You’ll see if Dimitroff is worth his pay this offseason….when he sticks to the exact same draft routine.

  6. Who knows? I’ll tell you who…

    THE ENTIRE WORLD KNOWS the Cards have no shot in hadies at winning the Super Bowl. Hate to break it to you. I’ll bet even Abraham himself knows that.

  7. For many, mnay years, other NFL teams have had their revolving door of injuries to their major players. During those years, Atlanta remained injury free to their major players.

    Finally, there is some justice and Atlanta has some injuries to some of their major players.

    No sympathies for them due to their injuries and poor year. Its their time to suck it up and play out the season, just as many other teams have had to do so.

    If things were to be equalized, Atlanta has 3 to 4 more years to go of bad injuries to their major players before Karma is balanced.

    BTW, Atlanta fans, there is no crying in football, so stop your sniveling.

  8. Who would have thought that at this point in the season the Cards, with one of the toughest predicted season schedules of 2013, would be 5-4 and the Falcons 2-7? And with close losses to the Rams (missed FG and blown lead) and 49ers (end of game rare Fitz fumble in red zone) they could be 7-2.

  9. @allidoiswin55 post about your team injuries when you lose Lynch for the year or Russell. Otherwise don’t try to even compare your team’s injuries.

    Injuries are a part of the game. The Falcons are starting 4-5 rookies on D right now. Two of them were undrafted FA. All things considering they aren’t doing too bad. The pre-season was just extended 16 games for them.

    But no crying is right.

  10. Saints fan living in ATL….no one cares about the Failcons….worst fan support base ever….Steelers, Pats, GA Dawgs, etc. have more of a following than the Failcons….and, the ones that follow are bandwagon…pathetic….

    Saints > Failcons…fact….who dat, we dat..

    #wiseup

  11. I didn’t understand the Falcons letting Abraham go.

    And when he was on the market, I thought the Cowboys should have brought him in as an experienced DE to help them convert to the 4-3 defense. He was worth a one year deal. No brainer IMO

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