Re: Big Sey
posted at 12/28/2012 5:01 PM EST
In response to RockScully's comment:
In response to NCPatsFan1971's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
I don't think he'd come back here - he was pretty bent about being shipped out days before the season started. Seymore always thought he should of been looked and payed like he was Reggie White, but he didn't play well enough to warrant that.
I agree. The Pats wouldn't pay him anything but a team freindly deal now and I doubt Sey would take less than he thinks he's worth. Besides after he's already been paid a 100 Mill or so in his career he probably doesn't need the money. :)
In hindsight, this ended up being a good trade for the Pats.
Fantastic trade. BB chose to pay Wilfork, which was clearly the right move and Al Davis got fleeced giving up a 1st rder (Solder) and had to pay Seymour 15 mil per into and out of lockout, where his contract has hindered their ability to build correctly, also with the loss of that 1st rder itself.
Another team in similar trouble who did the same thing is Chicago. They're ultra old on D and paid Peppers 16 mil per the last few years. Another bloated deal.
Seymour hasn't really been the same since his leg surgery after the 2005 season and his hold out. It's the truth. He's still good, a veteran who can help, but the fact he got paid more in Oakland than he did here, when he was MUCH better here, is why the Raiders are the Raiders.
Renting guys with the name on the jersey as they USE you, is what the Raiders and Jets are great at.
If he's not hungry, though, forget it. The games I saw from him in recent years, he disappeared against the good O Lines.
I agree. And let's not forget the Bills who spent 80 Killgillian Dollars on Mario Williams and others to improve their Defense.
I think that the Patriots have proved that big money players are not necessarily the answer. Also look at Philadelphia and the "Dream Team". If the Pats had signed some of those big names like Asomugha or Cromartie it would appear that our CB problems could be over but these guys went to Philly and shriveled up there. And the Pats went to a Super Bowl with CB's that probably couldn't start for other teams. If Talib can get healthy it could change to a favorable Secondary and who knows what could happen.
The bigger picture is remarkable indeed.