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Is Seymour a lock for the Patriots HOF?

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Will Seymour enter the Pats HOF when his career is over?

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  1. No

    31 vote(s)
    38.3%
  2. Yes

    50 vote(s)
    61.7%
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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    I think he stands a very good chance at being in the Pats HOF but not a lock and not Canton unless he makes the Raiders a super power.
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    Regardless of the trade, from 2001-2008 he had been an outstanding contributor to the organization and a marquee player on a 3-time SB champion.
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    I voted No. At least half of his Pro bowl appearances were based strictly on reputation.
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    Devil's advocate : won't that same reputation help when it's time for voting ?
  5. Rob0729

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    I screwed up my pick. The title of this thread and the actual poll question are different. I don't think Seymour is a lock to make the HOF, but I think he will probably make the HOF.
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    Same. I answered the title, not the poll.
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    Coaches revolved game plans around him. We don't see the stats because that wasn't his role. He should be in our HOF at first eligibility. As far as Canton ... well if he had been a 1-gap tackle yeah ... but he wasn't a 1-gap tackle so who knows. He was among the best in his generation but he wasn't the best ... tough call .... he'll be there on the vote every year but there's been so many great players in the last 10 years who were more dominant and were featured by their teams.
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    Arguably the best DL in the history of the team.
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    Yeah, he's going into the Pats HOF.

    He has a good chance making it to Canton one day if he can string some injury free high level seasons in the next few years.
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    Ehh! I accidentally voted "no" but meant to vote "yes". He'll be in the Pats HOF when it is all said and done. I don't think he will be in Canton unless something drastic happens with the Faiders, but he's a lock for the Pats HOF.
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    Of course.... Big Sey 93 was (and is) a beast !

    He will be missed!
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    think about it he was so feared and respected by every one in the NFL that they picked him to go to the pro bowl over the guy's with all the big numbers

    as far as the HOF go's i dont know he will play about 5 more year's so we will see
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    I'm surprised by the # of people voting "yes" here. The guy had 4 All-Pro seasons where he was amongst the best (if not the very best) in the game, and a few average and good-but-not-great years.

    Not trying to denigrate a guy who is an elite talent, but to call him a lock for the Pats HOF is a stretch IMO.
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    I'm shocked at how many people voted no for Pats HOF. Saying he wounded up at Pro bowl just based on reputation is bit far fetched. For a while, he was simply unblockable one on one and let's not forget all the batted down passes(his wingspan is just ridiculous) and blocked field goals which he exceled earlier in his career. I assume a lot of people voted no by accident simply due to No being first option....
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    I just have to go with No. He was PART of a very good defensive line but I don't know if he'd be the first guy you think of when you think of Patriots defense during the Super Bowl runs.

    I'd be far more likely to remember Bruschi first then probably Harrison.

    Plus, there are rumblings he never really was part of the 'Patriot family' and just did his job and expected to get paid. IF there is any truth to it that could come back to haunt his changes of being a Pats HOFer.
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    No, I voted NO, because the question is will he be a lock. I don't think you can say he's a lock, when you look at DE/DTs over the last 50 years. People on this board tend to forget there were Patriot players before 2001 :rolleyes:

    Let us take a walk down Pats lane, shall we?

    First, lets start with Seymours stats. We'll keep with the basics, because thats all anybody ever pays attention to anyway.
    Richard Seymour: Career Stats
    111 games
    357 tackles/ 223 solo tackles
    39 sacks
    24 pass defensed
    2 interceptions

    Now, lets look at some past Patriots;

    Garin Veris- played in only 88 games, starting half of them, and yet still had 36 sacks
    Brent Williams- played in 121 games and had 43.5 sacks and 430 tackles
    Julius Adams- sacks were not recorded for most of his years. But he had 19 sacks over the last 4 years of his 16 total years that he played for the Pats. I can't find any other stats on him at this time, but i can tell you, he's beyond Seymour.
    Its too bad they didnt keep track of the stats back in the 60's, and 70's, the way they do now.

    IF, Seymour was up for consideration for the Pats HOF, he's going to be in a waiting line.
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    Nashville, it's always good to be reminded:)

    I really think Julius Adams should go in at SOME point, I mean..man. Talk about a stalwart!
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    Hey guys, it's my first post.
    Anyway, you make some good points. Big Sey just might have to wait a while.
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    You make an excellent point, there are others who are as deserving if not more deserving of induction than Seymour. But then again compared with those long since retired players when he is finally "eligible" for the team's Hall of Fame those guys may already be in.

    Won't be long until those are ripped apart by the "stats don't tell the whole story" crowd chime in...
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