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  1. JoePats

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    What's the group's opinion on whether Junior will be back this season? And what's the timetable?

    Personally I hope he comes back. I still think he can play as a part-time guy. But of course if he chose to come back before the draft, that wouldn't at all alter the fact that a young ILB prospect (or two) is needed.
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    I believe that he will come back for one more try. He is in amazing shape, and they would love to have him back. It's makes all the sense in the world. I just hope Junior wants to play one more year.
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    he should come back, and will have a similar role as with bruschi....we just cant have them BOTH in the game, at the same TIME....otherwise we are allright

    anyways, can you imagine a rookie being groomed by bruschi and seau?
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    My opinion is no one knows. Not Seau and not the Patriots.

    I imangine both would be happy to reunite.

    But the guy will be 39 and he is having surgery. Will he have the desire to bounce back from the injury and will he physically be able to do it fast enough.

    I don't doubt he wants to play for this team on sundays but does he want to go thru all the work and rehab.

    I don't doubt the Pats would want a healthy seau back...but will he be helathy enough soon enough to be able to out weigh other optioms (which at this time seem limited).
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    I was unaware he was having surgery. What part of his body is being operated on?
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    Shoulder....Story broke a few weeks ago that he had a seperated shoulder almost all season (week 4 I think). He had the surgery and rumors were he may not be healthy until late june early july.
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    Thanks. If he plays I hope he doesn't stay home in San Diego, which I believe was mentioned as a possibility, if a remote one, after the season ended.
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    IMO if he plays it will be here.

    I think he really loves it here plus I don't think San Diego has any real intrest...they didn't last year.
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    If I remember correctly he has already had the surgery. So now it's a wait and see kinda thing. I don't have a link, but perhaps someone else remembers reading (or hearing this) as well. Might have been on PFW.
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    i beleive he had it as well typo my bad
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    if he fully recovers from surgery. i believe he will be back, hes in good shape and after all he still needs his ring.
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    I'm banking on him being back but it depends on a lot of things. I'm assuming at this point AD is moving outside primarily since it'd be a lot to ask a rookie like Gholston or Groves to come in and move to OLB and start every down. I prefer AD inside, I know I'm in the minority, and we don't know what BB's preference is.

    Assuming AD is outside, unless they plan on using #7 on Rivers, they will need one more ILB, even if they sign one of Seward/Spikes. I'd imagine Seau could be that guy.
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    I'd love for him to come back so we can rotation him in and out, and hopefully tutor some of the younger players so we have a decent young group by the time he rides off into the sun.
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    I hope not. I love Junior, but he is 39 years old and (as some have said) he's having off season surgery. I want our defense to get younger and faster. Tedy is good and Rodney still has a few more years left in him but Junior is at the end of the line. The only thing he did good last year was stuffing the run. QBs were allowed to pass over the middle all day. At this point, I'd rather have a young stud LB like Gholston in the draft than Junior at this point in his career.
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    See I dont care how young and fast it is.....I want it to get better. And step one to making it better is not losing pieces that were key last year.
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    I'm sorry, but the only time I saw Seau as "key" was when he stuffed Michael Turner in that big third down play in the AFC Championship.
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    Get the NFL ticket so you can then see all the games and then you will see more big plays from Jr.
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    I have NFL Sunday Ticket and saw all the Pats games. Name me five big plays that stand out from the season from Junior Seau. I'd rather have a hungry, quick, and hard hitting rookie than a broken down, slow, 40 year old (but still hard hitting) Junior Seau. Oh, by the way, did I mention that he's going to be 40?
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    Let see aside from the play you mention which was a key playoff goal line stop. Maybe the biggest defensive play all year. He had 3 pics and 3.5 sacks, thats 6 1/2 plays right there.

    Just because you want to spew some crap about getting younger and faster doesn't mean you have to dog JR. JR was a key contibutor last year and will be agian this if he so choses.
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    Yea, I'd rather not.

    And just an FYI, he won't be 40 until he plays in SuperBowl 43 "The Revenge of Belichick".

    Broke down and slow? Yikes, I know one Head Coach that might argue with you there. And I trust him more than you, so if he says he has a spot for him on the team, I unequivocally give both of them all my support.
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    I don't know if he will be back but he was here in Tuesday Night here in Nashville and we took pictures with him so ytake that for what it's worth
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    Agreed. He doesn't stop M. Turner on the play and the outcome of the game could have been VERY different. Seau may be getting old, but he's a smart player and provides veteran leadership. Furthermore, I think you would be hard pressed to name any player that plays with more passion than Seau.

    I would love to have him finish his career with one more year in San Diego, however, completely unlikely. If he plays another year, it will be with the Pats.
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    So you would be inclined to disagree that a younger, faster defense could produce better results against such top tier quarterbacks such as Kyle Boller, A.J. Feeley, and Eli Manning (all of which burned our defense). I'm not really dogging Seau. I've said already that I love the guy which leads me to believe (other than your other posts around this forum) that you're just searching for an argument. What I'm saying is that he's the oldest part of a VERY OLD defense. If he wants to stay on, fine. Just as long as he's not in on every down and he tutors our younger LBs. And if you say that our defense wasn't mediocre last year, you're kidding yourself.
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    To be fair, you did say that Jr was "Broke down and Slow". Expect to get some heated reaction from comments like that, Jr's well liked in these parts - and I know...you did say you like him too.
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    He is slow and his body is broken down. Is signbabybrady going to try to argue with me that Seau is lightning quick and not prone to injuries?
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    No way. Junior Seau is a stone cold hardcore football player. Just like Rodney Harrison. The only way he comes off the football field when it matters is if he is carried or ordered off. How much do I love that he plays for the Patriots? How could the Chargers let them go in favour of getting "younger and faster"? How'd that work out for them?
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    Well let's see... everytime we play, they pick Brady off at least 2-3 times. Keep in mind, this is a QB known for pinpoint accuracy. Really, if it had not been for a gimpy QB and star RB, they had every right to beat us in the AFC Championship. And believe me, nobody hates the Chargers more that I do.

    EDIT: Oh and I seem to remember Seau missing most of the 2006 season and he played hurt last year. Once again, love the guy. But he has lost a step and his body is breaking down. You're telling me you'd rather have Seau in than Vernon Gholston? Who are you kidding?
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    Jr had his role last year but was asked to step up when someone else got hurt...He did.
    When you ask for 5 plays he made....name 5 plays Warren made, Wilfork, Harrison, Sanders, and realize all those guys were FULL TIME players.
    I think BB has given Jr "carte blanche". He doesnt have to come in for camp, he can be on the pup list if he even signs ....The first time a guy goes down onto IR Jr comes marching back....kinda like Troy and Vinny last year. He has NOTHING left to prove, we wont even ask him to mentor a rookie. We want to know that he is going to be there in January when we need him...and he wants a ring. Pretty even deal.
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    Last year, Seau did not officially announce his return until just before camp broke. I expect the same thing this year. Seau want's a ring, and I see no way a guy of his competitive fire quits after the way 2007 ended. If Seau were to retire, ho would have announced already.

    For those who argue that the Pats need to get younger, it's not a question about younger or older, it's a question of how Belichick can best fill 53 spots. Seau's prospective return will not affect the team's draft day strategy, one way or another. If you seriously think the team is better off without Seau in 2008, you better also have some big time faith in Pierre Woods or Eric Alexander, because those are the only other options right now.
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    You can be as young and fast as you want if you cant play football it is no good. I am saying that I want good football players regardless of age. Are you telling me that Piere Woods is better just because he is younger and faster? Are you telling me that Seau wouldnt be the fourth best LB on this team if he signed tommorow?

    Like I said before I want talent, unless we draft 4 LB with our picks in rd 1-3 than I think there is room for both a young fast LB and Seau.
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