Richard Seymour has been traded to Da Raiiiders for a 2011 first round pick. WOW. A very very surprising move. While many of you are thinking what the hell are the Patriots doing??? I think this was a great move. Now you are thinking what the hell is G-reg thinking. Listen to me and Ill sway you my way.
First off Richard is 30 years old. In his last three years he has had 4, 1.5 and 8 sacks respectively. His play will decline in the coming years. Second his contract is up next year and they do not have enough money to sign him, Mankins and Wilfork. Honestly he is the third best player out of those three players. So the Pats were going to lose him any way why not get value and great value for Seymour. Third we just picked up Derick Burgess from Da Raiiders who can step in right away and play Seymours pass rushing end. Plus the Pats other two ends, Ty Warren and Jarvais Green are starters in this league and pretty damn good ones.
Another reason why this trade is great is Da Raiiiiders SUCK, and they suck badly. So next year when they suck again and go 4-12 the Patriots will receive a top 5 pick for a DE who they were going to lose anyway.
With all that being said Seymour is a great player, he will be missed. He was a great leader which with the loss of Tedy might be the biggest thing the Pats are losing in this trade. Someone needs to step and fill this leadership void.
I feel like I have been saying/posting this a lot lately (Brushci, Harrison and now Seymour), Thank you for all you have done for the Pats!