Re: If you could sign 1 big time FA who would it be?
posted at 2/6/2013 2:46 PM EST
Seymour was playing well before going down in Week 8, notching 15 tackles and three sacks while grading out as a top-12 defensive tackle in Pro Football Focus ratings. Coming into 2012, Seymour had missed just four games since 2007.
Bleacher report disagrees that Seymour can't be more than a part time player and even insists that they should go out of their way to re-sign him.
I don't see the drop off, and neither do they, obviously he's not as explosive as he was at 23 but find me a player who is. What he lacks in explosiveness he more than makes up for in experience and leadership.
He was an every down player for the Raiders before going down, was easily their best defensive lineman if not defensive player. Through week 7 before he got hurt Seymour played 83% of the Raider's defensive snaps, does that sound like someone near the end, I don't think so.
If the money is right and he simply wants to win, if he can put the past behind him we'd be lucky to have him.
He is still a monster and frankly meaner than anyone we have along our line, I love that he punched Rapistburger in the head and put a nasty hit on Flacco that earned him a fine but it will be one the Raven's QB won't soon forget.
I understand the hard feelings from some fans here but it's a business at the end of the day and this guy commands the respect of his peers and double teams by opposing O lines, even at his advanced age. The thought here that he is washed up is baloney that the stats don't support, his tackle total is the only thing that dropped from his Pat's days to his Raider days which can easily be explained with the move from the two gap 3/4 to the upfield rush in the 4/3. This guy is a leader and a Hall Of Fame talent at any age.