It was just another calm and peaceful Sunday morning for myself. The house is quiet and I’m really enjoying it and then BAM! My phone starts vibrating and going ballistic, as texts start flying in alerting me of the news. What’s the news you might be wondering? It involves a trade with the New England Patriots, DE Richard Seymour and the Oakland Raiders.
It seems the impossible has just happened as the Patriots trade Seymour to Oakland, for a 2011 first round draft pick. Is this really a shocking move on the part of the Patriots? I’d have to say NO! Especially since the Patriots will be faced with some tough decisions next year. Concerning the teams free agents, as both Seymour and Vince Wilfork were among them. Well it looks like the Patriots decided that if you can’t keep both of them, you might as well retain the services of one.
Which is what they just did, as with Seymour now out of the picture. The Pats can fully focus on re-signing Wilfork, and it appears they’ll have all the money to do so now. Seymour who was drafted out of Georgia, with the 6th pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. Not only was one of the driving forces in the Patriots defense, he was a major piece of it as well. Since he was one of the anchors on the defensive line that helped the Patriots win 3 Super Bowl titles within 4 years.
Filling his shoes and role on the defensive side of the ball, won’t not be an easy task. Especially since Seymour earned himself a spot on 5 Pro-Bowl teams over the 8 seasons he spent in New England. I wish you all the best with Oakland and please know that you will truly be missed in New England. Not only by the team, the organization, but by all the Patriot fans who have grown to love you over the years.
Best of luck Richard Seymour and THANK YOU for everything you’ve done. As well as all the memories……….
P.S. I’ll be back later on with the rest of the news involving the Patriots, their final cuts and the flurry of other trades the Pats have been involved with over their very busy weekend. I hope everyone enjoys their extended Labor Day holiday weekend!
Topics: 2001 NFL Draft, 2009 NFL Trades, Georgia Bulldogs, New England Patriots, New England Patriots Super Bowl Victories, NFL Pro Bowl, NFL Super Bowls, NFL Trades, Oakland Raiders, Patriots Super Bowl Wins, Richard Seymour, University Of Georgia, Vince Wilfork