Mike Vrabel and Tedy Bruschi shared why they believe Richard Seymour is a Hall of Famer

"I got a lot more sacks than what I probably should have gotten because of Richard."

Richard Seymour has earned praise from many people in the Patriots organization.
Richard Seymour has earned praise from many people in the Patriots organization. –The Boston Globe

Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and Andre Tippett have already written letters of recommendation indicating that they believe defensive tackle Richard Seymour is a Pro Football Hall of Famer.

Now former teammates Mike Vrabel and Tedy Bruschi added their two-cents on NFL Live this Friday about why Seymour should be in the Hall of Fame. Seymour, who was also a finalist last year, will find out Saturday whether he’ll be enshrined.

Vrabel and Bruschi made it clear they believe it’s a no-brainer.

For Vrabel, whose Tennessee Titans knocked out the Patriots in the playoffs, Seymour’s prowess boils down to a combination of size, speed, and athleticism, among other traits. He called Seymour a “very instinctive” player and praised him for knowing what was coming.

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“I got a lot more sacks than what I probably should have gotten because of Richard,” Vrabel said. “A fantastic person, fantastic player, and still a friend, and supports me in my role now today.”

Bruschi, who regularly appears on ESPN, said Seymour was ready to fight anybody.

“He was the one telling the offensive line, ‘I’ll meet you at the bus after the game,’ because that’s how intense he was,” Bruschi said.

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