Today in PatsFans History
June 15 is a very special day at PatFans.com because it is the birthday of a most legendary player on this forum - yet one who was never part of the Patriot organization.
Happy 39th birthday to Adam Seward
Born June 15, 1982 in Champaign, Illinois
NFL ILB, 2005-2009; uniform #59
Adam Seward was misfit in Carolina's 4-3 defense, and visited New England as a restricted free agent in 2008. Seward felt he would fit in nicely to the Patriots 3-4, and it appeared that the asking price (a 5th round draft pick) would make him a great addition. The Pats had just drafted Jerod Mayo, but the rest of the starting linebacking corps was all on the wrong side of 30. Others saw Seward's lack of playing time (just two starts, stuck behind Dan Morgan and Jon Beason) as evidence that he was nothing more than Monty Beisel v2.0. The Pats did not sign Seward to an offer sheet and instead headed in to camp with Bo Ruud, Victor Hobson, Eric Alexander and Vince Redd as backups to Mayo and Tedy Bruschi.
The real story of course is the epic debate on this forum that Seward's visit sparked. That topic was reactivated a year later when he became an unrestricted free agent (Seward ended up signing with the Colts). Just as every season some player will be Ventroned, in every off season some free agent will become the next Adam Seward.
PatsFans.com Adam Seward Threads:
March 5, 2008: (41 pages)
http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/ Patriots to host Seward Posted by Mike Reiss, Globe Staff March 5, 2008 05:58 PM After delving into the unrestricted free agent market in recent days, the Patriots are now considering a move with a restricted free agent. Team...
Dec 8, 2008:
March 6, 2010:
It's obvious that our team's fortunes would be reversed the instant we brought this guy on board. Three words to the wise for BB: SIGN THE BEAST! Seward's guns are registered weapons!
March 9, 2015:
It all makes sense now: Patriots will trade or cut Browner Patriots will allow Revis to go to the Jets Patriots will likely cut Mayo Expect to see Seward signed to a mega-deal within the hour.
Nov 24, 2009:
Think we should make a run at him? Jags say "see ya" to Seward | ProFootballTalk.com
Seward himself openly wanted to play for the Patriots, much to the chagrin of this columnist from North Carolina:
Aug 12, 2008 - Seward disappointed Patriots never offered | Rock Hill Herald
Aug 24, 2007: Heath Evans powers past Adam Seward for the end zone against Carolina during the Patriots 24-7 victory over the Panthers at Bank in Charlotte.
Adam Seward has a Bachelor's in Marketing, Master's in Education, an MBA from Southern Cal, and PhD as well. He has done very well in his post-football career:
Sept 1, 2014:
Kyoto University's football team recently revealed that it had acquired Adam Seward, a former NFL player, as its new linebackers coach — perhaps the bigges
Nov 9, 2017:
The elementary school students were thrilled to learn the skills of American football from former National Football League (NFL) player, Adam Seward. Besides teaching them some basic fundame…
March 30, 2017:
Former Panthers linebacker talks about his fascinating international journey promoting and coaching the game of football.
March 19, 2021:
An arrest report states a fresh blood trail helped Las Vegas police officers identify and locate the retired linebacker as the wanted driver.
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Could Adam Seward be Kramer's cousin?