Supplying Atlanta with an elite pass rush was priority number one in free agency. Lets face it, Atlanta had no chance to bring in Super Mario. Abraham tested the market and Atlanta was able to secure his services for a few more seasons. My thoughts on Abe are simple, he is the one guy I trust to get constant pressure. I know many people are concerned with his health, but this is football. I rather have a dinged up Abraham than watch our new defensive coordinator play musical chairs with Biermann and Sidbury. I was ecstatic with the possibility of landing Mario Williams, but I don’t see John Abraham being far behind him in production if at all. I’m happy I don’t have to retire my #55 jersey and maybe this year Biermann and Sidbury will be able to be productive enough to limit him and Ray Edward’s play count.
The New Orleans Saints…oh did I enjoy this week. The city went into panic mode with the dramatic suspension of their coaching staff. NOLA went from arguably the jewel of the NFC to the black-eye of the NFL seemingly overnight. To the fans crying out that everyone does it, this is for you. There is not one NFL team that has their coaching staff pay their players upon injuring key opponents. This is what makes the Saints become the focal point of this whole situation. The coaches and players set out financial payments to put players on carts or end careers. Many teams have incentive programs, not hit lists. The league warned the Saints many times to stop the shenanigans and coach Payton’s poor judgment over his defense may have just cost him his job. How would you feel Saints fans if teams set out to hurt your QB? Yeah, not good eh? The Superbowl in my eye is in the same light as the Patriots Spygate situation. I believe that on their road to the Superbowl that their were absolutely game changing injuries that favored their outcome of the game. There were lots of hits from behind and after the plays, illegal hits might I add. You can have your Superbowl, because I rather have dignity than disgrace.