I know it says JT O'Sullivan I ran across this article about Seymour being the best defensive lineman in football. Now that he's injury free he's the Seymour of old. I hope it hasn't already been threaded, I don't want to jamb the board up with extra threads. Niners' J.T. O'Sullivan plays himself out of a job - Ross Tucker - SI.comGrade: A Richard Seymour, New England Patriots. I am often asked to name the best defensive lineman I ever faced and my answer is always Richard Seymour. He proved why once again Sunday with a typically dominating performance against the St. Louis Rams. When healthy, Seymour is the rare physical phenom whose passion for the game and temperament match his god-given gifts. Seymour has extremely long arms and uncanny natural leverage that allows him to power through opponents, like he did in the Rams contest when he literally pushed back and then threw high-priced free agent left guard Jacob Bell into Marc Bulger's lap on one play, knocking down both men and forcing an errant throw by Bulger. And therein lies the greatness of Seymour. Yes, he led the team in tackles with seven, which is quite the feat by itself for a 3-4 defensive end who is tasked with the responsibility of two-gapping the offensive tackle across from him. (Editor's Note: Two-gapping means Seymour is responsible for both gaps on either side of the lineman, as opposed to just one.) He also added a sack. But it is the other plays, like the Bell pressure, where Seymour really shows his penchant for physically manhandling the opposition, even when he doesn't make the play. Greatness in the NFL only occurs when amazing physical attributes are combined with outstanding attention to detail from a technique standpoint, and when that player has a fervor for the game that borders on obsession. Seymour is all of that and yet truly unique among elite defensive lineman in that he never takes a play off or relents in any fashion. He will be a force to be reckoned with for the remainder of the season as long as he can avoid injury, which has plagued him in recent years. I just hope this doesn't ahh, er, JINX him.