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Am I The Only One Seeing Abe Being Let Go


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I don't get why some people think we are going to keep Abe unless he takes a HUGE pay cut to be a 3rd down DE.

TD is not going to keep the cap bloated on players past their prime, on the wrong side of 30, and who make over 5+ million.

He is going to press on with a younger DE, who will be thrown into the fire and a **** of a lot cheaper. Unless Abe takes a HUGE pay cut or there is a reasonable trade or FA move that justifies the economics.

Every GM has to make shrewd moves that hurt the team in the short run to make a better situation in the long term.

And for those who think "He was our only pass rush", guys he wasn't blowing up LTs every game and we had little pass rush all year coming one play away from being in the SB.

For the long term you have to press on.

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I don't see him being cut or traded this season. The Falcons have been looking for a pass-rusher for 4 years. I do believe they'll have a lot more emphasis than ever before to find his replacement and once we do find that guy, Abe will be let go next season.

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I can see the Falcons cutting Abe if they are trying to have the worst defense in NFL history next year. That's the only way it really would make sense to me.

I'm not saying we are going to be better without him but GMs always make economic moves regardless of talent. With little over 1 million in cap space TD has to go younger, cheaper or pay the same amount to someone who can play more reps.

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I'm not saying we are going to be better without him but GMs always make economic moves regardless of talent. With little over 1 million in cap space TD has to go younger, cheaper or pay the same amount to someone who can play more reps.

Maybe we should cut Matt Ryan. That would save us a ton of cap space.

Yes, some guys are going to be cut. Specifically, Dunta and Turner.

John Abraham is not going to be cut.

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Maybe we should cut Matt Ryan. That would save us a ton of cap space.

Yes, some guys are going to be cut. Specifically, Dunta and Turner.

John Abraham is not going to be cut.

Cut Ryan? Yea he is past his prime and only plays on 3rd downs. You can justify the cost for a player who is past his prime.

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Abe is productive enough for his money, especially given the fact he has nobody to take the pressure off of him.

I just checked his stats and for 2012 he did have 10 sacks. For some reason it does not feel like it. I just think he is going to be a cap causality

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Even as a pass rush specialist, 6M isnt a ton for 10 sacks a year.

With that said, Abraham played more defensive snaps than any other DE on the roster last season. So I dont know why people see him as a 3rd down only guyhonestly.

The ONLY way I see him cut is if the team makes a move solely to a 3-4 and they dont see him as a good fit.

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I just checked his stats and for 2012 he did have 10 sacks. For some reason it does not feel like it. I just think he is going to be a cap causality

It goes beyong just the sacks. If it wernt for blitzing there would have been little to no pressure coing from the edge without him.

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I just checked his stats and for 2012 he did have 10 sacks. For some reason it does not feel like it. I just think he is going to be a cap causality

He also had 7 passes defended, 1 less than RobbinUs and 6 forced fumbles. One of those fumbles being the reason we won a game.

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He also had 7 passes defended, 1 less than RobbinUs and 6 forced fumbles. One of those fumbles being the reason we won a game.

ok ok ok, once I looked at the numbers it all made sense. If 5/6 mill isn't huge in the grand scheme of things then cutting him makes less sense if it does not damper anything.

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Abe's contract is up a million to $4.25 thanks to an escalator clause. Is that an outrageous price for a 10 sack player?

I could probably get a sack a game for 4.25 million. He needs to improve if we keep him. He looks to be giving it a lot of effort in the games but always gets pushed out and away. Only when the qb gets flushed out of the pocket his way does he actually get a sack and any of us could do that.
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