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  1. patsfan55

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    is seau gonna take his old number 55, after willie left
    if so, it would be kinda funny considering willie took 55 at usc, right after seau left

    personally i dont really wanna see anyone with 55 right away, and whoever wears that 55 for the pats again better play well

    im sorry if this has aready been discussed, but it would take me over an hour to look through everything written about him
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    Yea but the real question is

    WILL THEARCHIVES THINK THAT SEAU WILL BE TIGHT???
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    I see no problem with Seau wearing 55; better than some rookie.
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    Of course it won't be exactly the same seeing someone besides Willie wearing #55 but we can't start retiring every number of every player we've grown to love. We'd be issuing fractions in a couple seasons. :)
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    Sure why not. As far as I know the Pats haven't retired #55 yet.
    And if you want to compare careers, Seau's is as good if not better than WM.
    Why do people get so hung up on numbers anyways. It's not like we're suddenly giving him Brady's number or like this is an issue of Bush trying to get his own special # against the rules. :)
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    I'm glad he's taking 55. McGinest isn't going to the Hall of Fame and IMO shouldn't have his number retired. He chose to leave, making the # available. A number like, say, 12 (or hopfully 54 based on what happened) that probably will be retired is different.

    Look, Bruschi said when he re-signed that the reason he took less money was because he couldn't bear the thought of seeing someone else wearing #54 for the Patriots while he was still playing. McGinnest could have seen to it that no-one else got #55 this year - but he's in Cleveland instead.
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    Ugh. I knew that Seau wore #55 as a Charger and I also know that Willie's number hasn't been retired but this just doesn't feel right.
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    Hey if they give Beisel 52 right out of the gate after Ted Johnson's solid career than they can give Seau his old number after a great NFL career.
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    Yes he will look real tight!
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    It didn't feel right seeing McGinest holding up a Browns jersey. This, I don't care about.
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    I agree. I refused to watch coverage of the press conference to avoid seeing hold up the wrong jersey. But this makes me a little veklepmt. :(
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    I realize that there are only so many linebackers #'s available, but I wish they wouldn't give Willie's 55 to someone else. At least for a couple of years anyway.

    He was just so damn special to this team and it's fans.
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    I guess I just twist with the wind but he lost any "damn special" to me when he left for more money.
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    I don't begrudge him for going for more money. He only has a couple years left tops. He might as well get as much as he can. The guy took a few restructures which usually(always) means less money. So, more power to him.

    Also, I wouldn't be so sure about a HOF snub for Willie.

    Personally, I think he will get in. Probably not a first time ballot, though.
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    Playing like a HoFer for half a career doesn't get you in.
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    Tell that to Joe Namath.
    Hell. He even did less than that.
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    OK, shouldn't get you in ;) Some guys like Nameth are bigger than the game and McGinest isn't. Heck, John Madden shouldn't be in as a HC. One Super Bowl win - that would qualify a lot of HC.
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    Just my opinion MADDEN is in the hall of fame more as an "ambassdor of football" more than anything else.
    Since they don't have that as an option they had to place him as a HC
    Your point is valid though!
    He's a humon cartoon but his antics have brought non- football fans to the game.
    he's an infomercial for football-before MADDEN XXXX:cool:
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    Yeah, I have NO PROBLEM with Madden being in. But he should be in as an announcer or whatever, not as a HC.
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    The door to the HOF for Willie is not closed, and he has a decent chance to get consideration if things like: Who he is competing against in certain years fall his way. As one the NFL's all-time post season sack leaders, McGinest, a defensive linchpin appearing in four Super Bowls (winning 3), could see his chances improve as he will most likely be the first Belichick-era Patriot up for legitimate consideration circa 2012.
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    or Gale Sayers.

    He only HAD half a cereer due to injuries though. He WAS a HOFer from his first touch to his last.
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    Another fine example, bertil.
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    While true, McGinest was never, ever as good as Sayers. That's comparing the best player (or one of the top five) of his time to a really good LB.
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    I think that if Andre Tippett hasn't gotten in, and it doesn't look like he will, then Willie probably won't.
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    couldnt agree more
    he def has a chance due to certain stats: most sbs in a row with a sack, most sacks in playoff game, most sacks in playoffs career, made a couple pro bowls

    and, he won sb rings as a key member of the pats(ppl will not forget that willie was a leader and a big reason we won)
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    I would agree. He's no lock but he will have a decent case to make. It might not be enough but who knows. Regardless, he was a much better player than he's been made out to be by the people who have issues with his departure.

    Willie left for more money, something ANY one of us here would do given the same set of circumstances. Anyone who says they wouldn't is a liar. Period. End of story.

    Furthermore, Willie left gracefully to play for a coach he has a lot of history with. The childish bitterness (and that's just what it is) exhibited toward departed players by some is sickening.
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    it kinda sux that my jersey will make some ppl think i have a seau jersey on
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    Easy there, no one is being nearly as severe as you illustrate in their feelings towards Willie. In fact the reaction is completely expectable. And being a big enough fan to be a little sore towards any player who leaves your beloved team is the kind of loyalty that makes sports worth watching. I don't think anyone is trying to deny or devalue the great things he did as a Patriot.
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    Not on this thread, but a couple of weeks ago when Willie was asked about what went wrong last year and he dared to say injuries had an impact on the season (as anyone could clearly see) and that Starks played like trash (again, he obviously did) you would have thought he mowed down a busload of Cub Scouts from the reaction. How quickly some forget what he contributed to 3 SBs.

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