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  1. TrueBeliever

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    All the talk about whether or not we should have kept Richard Seymour last season instead of trading him reminded me of something I've been wanting to ask for a while. A few weeks ago I heard he was talking with the Raiders about a new contract. So, he actually wants to stay in Oakland, even though he's no longer under contract? :confused:

    Are they doing that much better, or does he just not want to relocate again?
     
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    The Raiders applied the exclusive franchise tag to Seymour, so right now he is under contract with them and they are the only team that can negotiate with him.
     
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    Unless, of course, they choose to allow him to negotiate a trade with other teams (as the Patriots did with Deion Branch while he was under contract).
     
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    Should we bring him in?
     
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    Because Richard Seymour will go where the money and the situation are best and where he can most easily manipulate ownership, front office and coaching staff.

    And since the Raiders are a team in disease from ownership to sidelines, where better for a self-centered punk like Seymour to plant himself?

    Wait until the Raiders give him four years, and countless sick millions and he "tweaks his hammy" or some other imaginary Big PuSey injury and misses 6 games his first year...won't they be happy? Couldn't happen to a nicer organization!

    Good...and I do mean GOOD...riddance!
     
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    Dangit Armen, quit beating around the bush and tell us how you feel!

    :D

    I hadn't heard they put the franchise on him, so that puts a whole different spin on it.
     
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    Because the Raiders used the exclusive franchise tag on Seymour and he couldn't go elsewhere even if he wanted to. But why let facts get in the way of an uninformed rant, right?
     
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    Seymour's a "self-centered punk"?? Is that what we think Brady, Brushchi, McGinest and the rest of the people who actually know the man think of him? God, mix in a clue already.

    The man was traded to the most garbage team in the league. Of course he doesnt really want to continue playing out there, but he's caught between a rock and a hard place. Im sure he'll play this season out under that one-year franchise tender, and next year move on to an actual team.
     
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    Exactly!

    An uninformed rant is so much more fun and allows me to club the image of Richard Seymour yet again, as he so richly deserves!
     
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    I wish Big Sey well in his contract endeavor
     
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    Can you tell I am no Seymour fan? I was trying to be objective! LOL!
     
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    A punk. Pure and simple. Dating all the way back to Athens.
     
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    More evidence that taking people off of ignore is just a waste of time, since they'll end up back on there almost every time. Oh, well... the list continues to get repopulated.
     
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    Can't talk to Seymour without the Raiders' permission. And I guarantee they won't give the Pats permission.
     
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    Though Oakland may not be the preferred place of employment for Seymour (or any other NFL player), it's not a bad decision for Seymour to at least listen to what the Raiders are offering. If there ends up being a lockout in 2011 I would guess he would be second guessing himself for turning down a nice signing bonus, and if that does happen he would probably command a bit less in 2012; he'll be 33 then. On the other hand if a new CBA is worked out and there's no lockout, there's a good chance the owners will stand firm on limiting or reducing the salary cap. In that case he may be able to get a better offer this year than he would in 2011. Davis did say a year ago that the Raiders sometimes have to overpay for players, so if he's willing to pay far more than any other team will, it would make sense for Seymour to at least consider the offer.
     
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    I wish Seymour well. He was a great Patriot.
     
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    seymour, alredy has 3 rings so if oakland is willing to give him the long term deal that he is looking for why not stay. oakland could be a playoff team in a year or two in the weak AFC west.
     
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    [​IMG] Good grief, a voice of reason and humanity.

    And speaking of hamstrings, I drink a deep draft to Seymour's endeavor to bankrupt the Raiders, crippling their ability to pay anyone else this season.
     
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    Absolutely. Greatest lineman ever.

    Idiot comments in this thread. One year, besides a pre-op knee, and sprained ankle, he played with what looked like a couch for a studio apartment on one of his arms.

    Oh, those keyboard warriors.:rolleyes:
     
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    sign the beast. lol. :D
     
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