Where Was John Abraham?

September 25th, 2011

After consecutive games facing Kyle Vanden Bosch, Jared Allen and John Abraham, Donald Penn still has Joe’s vote for the Pro Bowl.

Penn said today’s effort against the Falcons and Abraham was his best of the season. And Penn gave some credit to Josh Freeman and Jeremy Zuttah.

“I didn’t give up a sack. It seems like in the other two [games] I gave up a sack. As a lineman, if you give up one sack, it really, really crushes your whole game,” Penn said. “You could have a perfect game and that one sack stands out.

“I’m just working, man, working to get better. Josh Freeman’s helping me out a lot. You know, stepping up, moving around the pocket making me look good. Jeremy Zuttah helped me out a lot. Anytime Abraham peeked inside he was there. Then I won my one-on-one battles. You know, he got close a couple of times; he’s a great athlete, man. I just got lucky. Hopefully I can keep it going.”

For Joe, the offensive line has earned its fat paychecks over the past six quarters.

7 Responses to “Where Was John Abraham?”

  1. Leighroy Says:

    I saw Abraham and his ugly ass faux-hawk on the bench a whole lot. Penn really ate him up today!

  2. tony2cents Says:

    Penn & the line were solid today. no sacks, and they didnt seem to pressure Freeman too much. on the flip side, our line and LBs stepped the f**k up today.

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  4. Trox Says:

    What a beautiful sight to see the o-line take over the last 4 minutes and win the game. It was dam impressive.

  5. Capt.Tim Says:

    Penn is an amazing athlete, and by far our best lineman. Zuttah played really well again! The entire line did a good job on pass blocking, and decent on Run blocking. After all my criticismlast year and the first week, o am so happy to see that they are finally starting to play good as a unit. I hope they keep it up- I am pleasantly surprised – good Job O-line!

  6. ScottB Says:

    Penn will have to step it up even more this week. Last night the Steelers had all kinds of trouble blocking Dwight Freeney & Co on passing plays.

  7. McBuc Says:

    Scott…The Steelers had trouble b locking everyone this year. Their Oline is in decline.

    Penn just faced three top d linemen in the last three weeks. He will be fine all year, just like last year. many on this site have ripped on him. At least the Capt is man enough to see that the line is coming together. This is not pointed at you Scott, just did not want to post twice…