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    Crazy money. No wonder BB shipped him as he was not going to get that type of financial commitment here.


    Richard Seymour, Raiders agree to terms on two-year deal - NFL - SI.com

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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    Holy crap @ that money.
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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    I wonder how they afford it all with paying asomugha huge money too.
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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    LaCanfora's currently reporting it as a 4-year deal
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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    Good, he won't be a jet or a dolphin.
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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    Asomugha is a 2011 UFA after his deal voids out. Better to admit you did an unmanageable deal with him than admit you traded too much for a 2 year DE rental, in Al's world anyway...

    Will be interesting to see what Seymour's deal actually does entail. Believe nothing of the first reporters, as usual.
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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    Had they franchised him, he would have gotten more. He had all the leverage.
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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    And this is why the Raiders are terrible. This says it all:

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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    Bad teams have to overpay to keep good players sometimes. They overpaid by more than they should have, but defense is that team's strength, and Seymour is their defensive leader, so I guess he decided that Seymour was more important than Asomugha. That was a crazy payday, though. I doubt even Seymour expected to get that much initially.
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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    If Seymour is getting $15 million a year, it is good the Pats didn't resign him (although he would have probably signed for slightly less a year or two ago).

    If he is happy, I am happy for him. I don't hold any ill will towards the guy.

    Personally, if I was him, I would have taken less to go to a contender. Eventhough the Raiders seemed to start to head towards the right direction last year, who knows if that was a freak occurance. With a new coach, they could step back this year.
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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    im guessing the ravens are not to happy about this cause now Haloti Ngata, is going to want at lest 12 or 13 million to sign a long term deal
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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    If Seymour truly got $15 million a year, Ngata is going to want far more than $12-13 million a year. Right now because of age and production, Ngata is worth more than Seymour.
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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    I can only assume it's the money that's making him want to stay there. Not that I'm one of those homers who believes anyone who ever played for NE is nutz to want to play anywhere else, but why would anyone who had a choice want to stay in Oakland, maybe even end their career there?
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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    Bingo.

    At this point Ngata > Seymour.

    So much for my pipe dream of getting Ngata for Wilfork money. :p
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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    cept ngata would be a NT in a 3-4 , not a DT which seymour is (a DT in a 4-3, a DE in a 3-4)

    can't compare the two really
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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    Dickie Seymour is a great player, I never much liked the trade (even before seeing that the yield would only be a 17) and I wish him well.

    But that's a redunkulous overpay. When did he hire Scott Boras to be his agent?
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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    Not the case anymore actually. Gregg has manned the nose and they have moved Ngata to 3-4 DE.
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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    Ngata plays DE in Baltimore's 3-4, and Seymour could play the 3-4 NT if required. He has the strength to do it; it would just be a waste of his height, length and athleticism. IMO Ngata and Seymour are plenty comparable, in that they're two of the only examples of the rare type of player who can play any position on a 3-4 line.
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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    Dude got his rings and now his family could be set for generations. Good for him.
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    Re: OT: Seymour, Raiders strike 2-year deal

    Al Davis sure is doing his best to warp the salary structure for the high end.

    Good on Seymour for cashing in. I would have loved him to stay at Patriots player but oh well.
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