Abraham getting it done for Cardinals

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  1. Titans Insider

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    The Titans had a few concerns when they considered offering defensive end John Abraham a contract during the offseason:

    He was turning 35 in May, was looking for more of a role – and more of a paycheck – than the Titans wanted to offer, and he didn’t necessarily fit the team’s new defensive scheme this year.

    But Abraham has certainly been a good fit for the Arizona Cardinals, who bring the NFL’s fifth-rated defense to LP Field on Sunday.

    The 14-year veteran was named the NFC’s defensive player of the week on Wednesday, after posting three sacks, a safety, a forced fumble and six tackles in the Cardinals’ win over St. Louis last Sunday. In his last seven games, Abraham has totaled 11 sacks and four forced fumbles – both figures higher than any Titans player this year.

    Not bad for a player that was left unsigned by the league until the Cardinals took the plunge at the start of training camp.

    “We signed John late, thinking (he would be) a third-down pass rush specialist, and we go down to New Orleans and lose all three outside linebackers in the same game,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “He went to our starting outside linebacker position and has just played fantastic against the run and the pass all season.”

    In last week’s win over the Rams, Abraham played 49 of the Cardinals’ 54 defensive snaps. And for the season, he’s played in 681 of the Cards’ 881 defensive snaps (77%), which is the second-highest percentage of all the Arizona linebackers.

    “We talked to him,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “You never know how things are going to work out with players if you get in the right spot. He leaves Atlanta and everyone thought he was crazy … Now Atlanta’s struggling and Arizona’s not, so things work out sometimes when they get in the right spot and, he’s in the right spot.”

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  2. Titanup1982

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    The same player who was still going hard in Atlanta..

    Too bad we didn't sign this man when we had the chance.
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  3. JCBRAVE

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    hey a lot of fans made their case to why he should be here, me included.
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  4. steverife

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    I don't think anyone was opposed to taking him, just opposed to paying him what he wanted...
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  5. LANGSTER

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    Yep he is a true pro..................................sorry I sounded like butt munch! I wanted him too thought he fit what we do better than the cards
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  6. RockyTop Fox

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    I remember he wanted to be an every down player, and our staff wanted him to be a situational rusher. Looks like he had plenty in the tank to be that 75% guy after all. Too bad. Especially when we're paying Kam Wimbley all this money to do jack sh*t.
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  7. Danimal

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    Another swing and a miss !
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  8. 520

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    nah this is was like watching a fastball go right down the middle and taking the strike
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  9. Ewker

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    the coaching staff is still learning and wanting to keep folks that should be gone
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  10. Alzarius

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    Awesome... can we get an update on any other FA's we didnt sign?
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