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    Just listened to the sports at 11....and 4,5 and 7 mentioned they THOUGHT Seau would sign..Steaens..old Butchie said he already has according to a source...GOOD news...
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    Re: According to Fox sports in Boston..Seau is signed...

    I wish we'd done this a long time ago but we still have a shot so better late than never.
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    Re: According to Fox sports in Boston..Seau is signed...

    Actually, I might be happy they waited this long. At Seau's age, I wonder how long he can play at a high level. Rather not risk him petering out come playoff time. Granted we might have an easier road to the playoffs if he came back earlier.
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    Re: According to Fox sports in Boston..Seau is signed...

    Word is he is in TOP shape. So he can come in for 20-30 snaps a game will be good, and the young line backers have another GREAT HOF vet to learn from, extremely valuable experiement in my opinion.
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    Re: According to Fox sports in Boston..Seau is signed...

    I know...it's a tough one..with Thomas, Redd, Woods, and Bruschi all injured...they had to do something. I tend to think this is sort of last move for the playoff run sort of thing. With Guyton and Mayo...rookies, they need a vet inside if Bruschi is out. Seau will help inside with Colvin helping outside. Not sure whuch..Redd or Woods will end up IR...but one will. Also what this will do is give others a chance to recoup..like Bruschi...and having a few vets will also help the rooks a great deal.
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    Re: According to Fox sports in Boston..Seau is signed...

    well...lol...he wouldnt come all this way for nothing...
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    Re: According to Fox sports in Boston..Seau is signed...

    If this is confirmed and AT is back soonish coupled with the Colvin signing, I'm feeling pretty positive about the last 4 regular season games.
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    Re: According to Fox sports in Boston..Seau is signed...

    If Seau is signed, that means one of Redd, Woods or Crable is going to the IR since Colvin took Webster's spot on the roster.
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    Re: According to Fox sports in Boston..Seau is signed...

    Crable is already on IR.
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    Re: According to Fox sports in Boston..Seau is signed...

    probably Redd
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    Re: According to Fox sports in Boston..Seau is signed...

    Were you asleep or out of the country when Crable went on IR weeks ago?
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    Re: According to Fox sports in Boston..Seau is signed...

    Great news because it shows that BB still likes our chances of making a run at the playoffs and maybe doing some damage if we get there.

    At the same time, it's kind of a no brainer--we have a pretty good chance to make it if we win out and obviously you can't just write the season off and say "we didn't deserve to be in the tournament anyways," or "given all the injuries, this just isn't our year." I was starting to think that that kind of defeatist mentality was creeping in and that the FO would stand pat like they have all year. Thank goodness that's apparently not their mentatity right now. Even with Brady going down, the core of a team that went 18-1 last season is still here, and therefore missing the playoffs just isn't acceptable.

    Also, like most everyone else, I wish they would have made one of these these moves sooner. I understand the logic of letting the younger guys get reps but think guys like Colvin and Seau were needed for their leadership if nothing else.
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    Re: According to Fox sports in Boston..Seau is signed...

    I wonder if this signing and the Colvin signing has anything to do with Thomas status... we all think of Redd and Woods, but are we missing the obvious???
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    Re: According to Fox sports in Boston..Seau is signed...

    wasnt butch stearns the guy that claimed ty law was signed sealed and delivered???
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    Re: According to Fox sports in Boston..Seau is signed...

    What better Vet to teach the young players the kind of attitude BB
    wants from his players. Junior's attitude is contagious and I bet that
    has something to do with the signing. Even it PATs don't make it
    into the playoffs it's something the young players will remember.
    I just hope Junior imparts his ways to Mayo for the future.

    Junior has "IT"

    You can't teach "it" you have to see "it" in action. :)
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    Re: According to Fox sports in Boston..Seau is signed...

    Thanks suzy sunshine. I was just getting used to some good news for a change.lol.

    You just might be right. Just because some 'insider' says Thomas is close to coming back, doesnt make it true :(
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    I was hoping he'd come back at the start of the season or there abouts but better late than never. I'm delighted he's rumoured to be back, he might be getting on but he brings more fire than most kids.

    Shame he isn't 29.
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    Re: According to Fox sports in Boston..Seau is signed...

    He was reportedly the guy who was calling around Boston and spread the Tedy Bruschi is dead panic last summer.
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    Sally Sunshine to you, get it right..
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    Re: According to Fox in Boston...Seau is signed...

    WCVB reports the same thing this morning.
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    That's good...one can never tell with Butch...but in this case..I felt it was more true than not expecially with everything going on....
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    First Rosey, then Junior. This is a good week. When will they bring back Roman Phifer? :D
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    According to WFXT in Boston...Seau is signed...


    This is good news for the opposition;)
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    I think BB wanted to go with a youth movement this year at LB, he just ran out of bodies.
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    Great news!! It's been over 2 years since we lost a game with Seau and Colvin on the active roster :D
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    I heard this on local morning news as well but nothing from Reiss yet. I just hope it's true! If Junior's healthy he brings so much experience and toughness, plus DEPTH, something which we can't seem to keep stockpiled high enough.

    In some ways I wish this had happened sooner but given the domino injury effect I'm sorta glad BB waited. Junior and Rosie will be ready just in time plus our rookies have gotten some real time in as well.

    Building for the playoffs (x fingers crossed x) :yeeha:
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    If true, I think Seau will have a bigger impact than Colvin.

    While Colvin is filling a real position of need, he was clearly in decline before his injury last year. He struggled setting the edge, and showed less burst as a pass rusher. He did total four sacks through 11 games, but remember that that was with 20 and 30-point leads through those first 11 games, and that put him on pace for just six for a full season.

    Seau was the Pats best ILB last season. He was a great tackler, diagnosed plays instantly, held his area of containment, blitzed, and dropped into coverage effectively. He had four great passes defensed, and three INT's - the best inside coverage on the team from the oldest player.

    Matching Seau with Mayo could be very effective, and enable Bruschi to rest a lot more.

    Lining up Vrabel-Seau-Bruschi-Colvin probably offers the most experienced LB corps in the league, but that's not a happy thought.

    On a potentially related note, I have noticed that Redd is injured after tallying a couple special teams tackles. If he is the odd man out, I guess it doesn't make much impact, but it's mildly disappointing if that's all he makes of a great opportunity.
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    I'm guessing Guyton starts at OLB with Colvin backing him up. Seau fills in at the 3rd ILB spot.
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    Another way to look at this is that BB has always favored a LB rich defense, sometimes puting up to 7 or so on the field at a time. Plus, it takes lots of guys to sub in on the 3-4. Nagging injuries to the stahtiz has probably forced BB's hand in his determination to make the playoffs, unlike the draftnik uber alles attitude of several fans posting here
    Me, I just hope nobody else goes on IR. Enough!
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    That's a great idea. ON a passing downs, third and long, coverage is obviously bollocks, so maybe we'll see some kind of Colvin/Mayo/Seau/Guyton attack. S&M at inside (tee hee) could probably be pretty effective in neutralizing TE's, too.

    Defensively we might even see some kind of 4-4-3* scenario (Green/Wright, Wilfork, Seymour, Warren :: Colvin, Mayo, Seau, Guyton :: Hobbs, Meriweather, O'Neal)

    That sounds like our best bet for versatility in coverage while elaving a pass rush available for a no huddle switch at third and long.

    Get more rest time for Vrabel and Bru and they become bigger difference makers, as well. If Thomas re-appears for Arizona (pweaze) I think we have a legit shot at making a dent in the play-off's.

    *This could also be a way to re-invent the much lauded and abruptly sacked 4-5-2 and 2-5-4 scenarios of training camp threads.
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