Originally Posted by Livinginthe past
OK. Its Seymour.
I dont dispute that he will be missed - he is the best 3-4 DE in the game - but I fail to see how having old LBers (again no dispute here) could possibly relevant to an injury to a 27 year old DE?
Thats my point.
You keep throwing out his age of 27 as if he is practicing law or investment banking - wear and tear on the knees of linemen carrying serious weight can erode skills fairly significantly while a player is still in his mid to late - 20s.
Belichick may correctly assume it is all about the playoffs (which the Pats obviously are going to make given the level of competition in their division) and that having Seymour good to go in January is all that matters, but given that the D was the problem in the playoffs last season having your best lineman out the first 6 weeks of the season has to be at least a minor cause of concern even in that best of all possible worlds that exists in Foxborough.