I've been thinking about how I thought the Seymour trade from 09 was a big mistake, and while we did get Solder, it didn't match up to having Seymour. Then I did realize drating Solder was huge considering Light retired. But where it gets better is in the 2012 draft. Let's say we don't trade Seymour, and we don't get Solder. Then Light retires and uh-oh, we're screwed. We're then forced to use one of our 1st rounders on a left tackle, and we would've had to either trade up for Reiff or reach for a guy like Cordy Glenn, Jonathan Martin, and one of those guys would have to protect Brady's blindside from day 1. (Sounds scary, right??) But how does this benefit the defense?? Well if we used one of our firsts on a tackle, we'd be unable to draft Chandler Jones, who plays DE, just like Seymour only different frame and skill set. So basically, if we never made this trade we most likely wouldn't be able to get Chandler Jones in this draft. Instead of having an aging DE, we get young cornerstones of our offense and defense. I'm starting to think this trade ended up working out well after all!!