If the voting for NFL defensive player of the year were held today, one could make a strong case for Atlanta's
Abraham finished in a tie for 15th in sacks last year, amassing 10 to run his career total to 73.5. He opened this season with three against the Lions, one against Tampa Bay and two against Kansas City, putting the ninth-year veteran on pace to easily surpass his career high of 13. In fact, whenever Abraham's played a full 16-game schedule, which has occurred four times in his career, he's registered at least 10 sacks.
Playing as the Falcons' designated pass rusher in
"We're going to do whatever works,'' Abraham told reporters on Monday. "We had a rookie tackle this week [
So far, so good, for Abraham and the Falcons.