FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons defensive John Abraham has seen his share of good running backs.
He played with Curtis Martin, one of the finalist for this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class, with the New York Jets.
He played two seasons with Warrick Dunn and has played with Michael Turner.
So excuse Abraham is he’s not real excited about Green Bay running back James Starks, who ran for 123 yards last week.
“I can’t hype anybody off one game,” Abraham said. “You’ve got to show me more.”
The Falcons held the Packers to 77 yards rushing on Nov. 28. They stuffed them inside the five, twice. So Starks is supposed to be the great equalizer in Saturday’s NFC divisional round game at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Georgia Dome.
Abraham clearly doesn’t plan to let some rookie from Buffalo get his way.
“I think our run defense has done so well this year that I don’t think we’re going to put a check by his name right now,” Abraham said. “He wasn’t one of our people to worry about. We’re worrying about 12 (quarterback Aaron Rodgers) right now. That’s probably the main thing.”
Here’s tonight six pack:
–D. Orlando Ledbetter