Originally posted by crzy:
Seymour will stay in Oakland, he won't get the same money elsewhere. The Raiders tend to overpay their players, just ask Tommy Kelly and DHB.
Even if he chooses not to sign a long term deal they can slap the tag on him and deal him. He'll be inclined to produce because it's a contract year so his trade value will still be good. If he signs long term they can use his notoriety and experience to help possibly lure a FA or 2 in the offseason and they go into the 2010 draft with their 1st so they can put more focus on the offense in the draft.
Honestly seems people are knocking on the deal just because it's the Raiders however if you look closely at it like I see you have, it's hard to see how this wasn't a good move by the Raiders FO. This move would have been great for us to make unfortunately Uncle Al beat everyone to the punch.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
NE gets a sure top 5 pick for an aging player. NE owns the league once again. How do they do it?
The pick is in 2011 their is no telling if it will be a top 5 player.
Originally posted by NorCaL9er:
WOW...the raiders are trash! Richard Seymour is good but he has no one to help him on that d-line, not to mention he's going to a 4-3 scheme. The Pats just get richer with this move...
I addressed this a couple pages back, he has experience in the 4-3, he played it at Georgia and his first 2 years as a Patriot. He also shifted inside on nickel downs when they switched to the 3-4.
Up front on the line he also has Greg Ellis who is better suited for the 4-3 as well. When you add in Howard, Morrison and Aso in the back 7, they will have some great pieces to work with on D.
[ Edited by KRS-1 on Sep 7, 2009 at 06:01:25 ]