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How do YOU feel about Richard Seymour's productivity?

Poll closed Apr 11, 2008.
  1. Still the best in the NFL,Has never lost his dominating skill

    5.3%
  2. Injuries have slowed him down but he will be back and better than ever

    40.8%
  3. The injury excuses are getting old,Seymour has lost the fire

    28.9%
  4. I think once he got the new contract he has just underachieved afterwards

    15.8%
  5. These options suck - Here's my view of him (explain)

    9.2%
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  1. PATRIOT64

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    Of all the choices in the poll,what is your opinion on what Richard Seymour has brought to the team since the early glory SB years?
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    BB and TB both have said on multiple occasions that the sey monster is the best in the business.
    I have to take their word for it.
    I remember he played with great power and passion.
    Is a heck of a athlete is set for life now has his rings, his family is comfortable.
    This is a man who's father has committed suicide, he has battled thru numerous injuries.
    Was the victim of a mangina called defense 3 years back, and the victim of dirty play from cut blocking o lineman, and I believe rushed back to early 2 years ago.
    This is a show me year for Seymour.
    I believe if he plays anywhere near mediocre he will be asked to restructure or be cut traded next offseason.
    Would not be totally shocked to see a Ellis, Dorsey or Laws drafted some point this year.
    If that would come to fruition it spells nothing but bad for number 93.
    I just hope his madden rating doesn't decline and i'm only half kidding.
    Having more athletic Linebackers and a more agressive scheme could give him some more chances to make a impact rushing as opposed to just filling a gap though he did pretty well in that role near the end of the season.
    I for one am looking foward to seeing Seymour be comeback player of the year!
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    Since I am not really worried about the front 3, I would hope Harrison gets comeback player of the year,That would mean the extremely weak talented secondary that it looks like right now is playing well
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    I think it goes back to the single game when he got hurt playing fullback on a goaline play. I swear he hasn't been the same since whatever happened to him as he went for the block.
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    Very easy. He's 6'6" and over 300 lbs. It would be hard to miss him.
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    My thing with Seymour is that I never saw him as a 3-4 DL. Sure ... he had great impact in the 3-4 but mostly because we play 2-gap. If we played the 4-3 I would value what he brings to the team much higher. IMO he is just way too slow to play DE in our 3-4. I don't see him playing here beyond his contract and perhaps not even the last year of his contract.
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    Only RayClay would be clever enough to be the first to say that,I was expecting it soon and Ray is the winner,It was inevitable :p
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    WOW! - Now thats what I call an opinion! - Sounds like some flaming coming soon from the Seymour ball washers

    Personally I agree with about half of that but I don't think Seymour is slow but just appears to me as lackluster at times when appearing to try and get to the QB or the runner,Whether he is just not trying his best or maybe he secretly is still hurting from the injuries is not known by anyone except for Richard himself.
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    Seriously, let's give the guy a chance to recover from his knee injury. He played in 2006 with at least four known serious injuries and we should applaud him for that effort.
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    I am not really bashing him but would like to see what other fans thought of him at this point in his career and whether they think he has seen his best days as a Patriots DE or has he slowed down because of injury - It appears early in the poll that its about 50-50
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    Seriously, let's give the guy a chance to recover from his knee injury. He played in 2006 with at 3 or 4 known serious injuries and we should applaud him for that effort.
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    Personally I think if he could slip a little HGH into himself that would help,But we all know its against NFL rules and the law in general - Just Ask #37 ;)
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    OK, choices 3 and 4 are offensive. He's had serious knee problems and the surgery didn't seem to go as well as hoped. The good news is his hyperextended elbow and high ankle sprain had time to heal.

    He could hardly play last year so 1 is obviously not true.

    His knee should be as good as it's going to get this year so having any kind of poll now is pointless IMO.

    I go with #2 except the better than ever part is unknown because, as BB says, I'm not a doctor.
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    These options suck: he has been slowed by injuries and will be back, but not better than ever. He'll be a good player, but not at his old level.
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    i chose the last option

    and i will be very, very honest

    i think Seymour either becomes dominant again, or he will be wearing something other then elvis on his helmet the season after this
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    If Injuries are the REAL reason he has not been as good as before,IMO there really is no reason that a full healthy Seymour could not be as good as before or even better - I mean he is still pretty young by NFL standards and not like a Bruschi who could be O.K. in 2008 but will never be what he once was because he is simply beyond the years of being at the top of his game,while Seymour is still young and can certainly still be the best DE in the game if he wants to be and is healthy - we will see,I just don't know .
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    First off, I think that anyone who thinks that he's gotten lazy or complacent is way off. I think that it's been years since he's been healthy, and that we need him healthy and Belichick knows it. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't worried, but if he doesn't come back as the impact player he used to be, it won't be because he wasn't working hard enough.
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    People aren't machines and all knees aren't created equal. Anyone that's really followed the team knows that Seymour has always had to rest his knees even in his greatest seasons.

    Maybe some M.D. will chime in, but I think he has loose ligaments or something.

    Anyway, if his knees are 90-100% he'll be a top player, because that's what he is.

    He's obviously played through injuries and has the heart of a Lion in that respect, because we saw it all year in 2006 before his knee operation. What else do you need to see?
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    "I just don't know."

    Yeah, from what I've read of your posts, that pretty much sums it up.
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