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Seau: Patriots are 'the only team'

Posted by Christopher L. Gasper, Globe Staff  October 3, 2009 01:26 PM

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Former Patriots linebacker Junior Seau was in town last week to film an episode of his new Versus series ‘‘Sports Jobs with Junior Seau,’’ which debuts Dec. 2. On the show Seau takes on a series of sports tasks from LPGA caddie to equipment manager for the Washington Capitals, who defeated the Bruins, 4-1, Thursday night in both teams’ season-opener, to Professional Bull Riders rodeo clown, to a member of the bullgang at TD Garden that
coverts the arena.

The 40-year-old Seau took time out to answer a few questions and of course didn’t close the door on a return to the Patriots.

Does this show mean no more football?

A: ‘‘I don’t think I’ll be giving you a speech any time soon, but this show it’s basically giving love to those who allow pros to be pros. The equipment managers, the ball boys, the trainers, the doctors, these men and women that play behind the scenes they made it easy for all of us to go out and perform. This show is basically for them.’’

In a recent radio interview you said you had six games in you is that still the case?

A: ‘‘Looking back I can give you six games, obviously if we can all forecast how much we can give during a National Football League year that would be something that we’d all obviously cherish. That will never happen, the way injuries occur often and daily. The Pats are the team I’ll answer a call for and the only team. The reason being is the relationship between [Bill] Belichick and I. Belichick if he does call, he doesn’t call anyone without having a plan, and for me I believe in what he does, that’s No. 1. No. 2, I know the system, so if I’m ever going to stick my neck out there in the gridiron I know that I have to have a chance to succeed, not only for myself but for the team and for the city.’’

Has he called you at all, they have a little bit of a need now, and asked whether you could give it a go before the six games?

A: ‘‘No, we chat, but it’s basically he wants to know about my surfing. We’re friends, so as the year goes on we’ll see how that pans out.’’

What’s worse getting run over by a bull, or some big offensive lineman?

A: ‘‘If I can take a hit by a bull, I can play in the league. Let me tell you that right now.’’

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