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briz5x
05-12-2007, 07:39 PM
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070512/news_1s12nflnotes.html

May 12, 2007

There will be no retirement speech from Junior Seau this summer.

A source familiar with the situation said last night that the veteran linebacker will re-sign with the New England Patriots late next week, pending a physical exam.



Seau, 38, signed a one-year deal with the Patriots last year three days after announcing his retirement but was lost for the season after breaking his right forearm Nov. 26 against the Chicago Bears.
Despite missing the final five games, he ranked fifth on the team with 69 tackles. Seau played so well against the run that coach Bill Belichick personally phoned him this week to reiterate his interest in having Seau return.

Seau, an Oceanside native and former Chargers great, is entering his 18th NFL season.

gbpackers0065
05-12-2007, 07:40 PM
cant hurt to have a quality veteran like him on your team

neko4
05-12-2007, 07:41 PM
Safe to say hes the Favre of LB's?

briz5x
05-12-2007, 07:43 PM
Who has played the most seasons ever? I know Jerry Rice played 19 seasons.

devinhester=R.O.Y 2006
05-12-2007, 07:45 PM
Who has played the most seasons ever? I know Jerry Rice played 19 seasons.


George Blanda played for 26 years.

neko4
05-12-2007, 07:45 PM
George Blanda played for 26 years.

he's probably the one who has played the most

255979119
05-12-2007, 07:46 PM
More linebacker combinations is a good thing.....plus the old b@stard gives us depth.

briz5x
05-12-2007, 07:49 PM
isnt Blanda a kicker or punter or somethin? That doesnt count. :)

remix 6
05-12-2007, 07:51 PM
he was a very good run stopper and most consistent LB we had back then. once he got hurt..our run D went downhill because Bruschi couldnt take the strongside inside.

neko4
05-12-2007, 07:52 PM
isnt Blanda a kicker or punter or somethin? That doesnt count. :)

He was a QB/P, mostly QB but many guys in that time doubled

remix 6
05-12-2007, 07:53 PM
also consider they didnt play as long back then..

Nitschke-Hawk
05-12-2007, 07:58 PM
Have fun on special teams.

remix 6
05-12-2007, 08:33 PM
Have fun on special teams.

special teams? hows that? hes the best run stuffing LB we have..he played well last year. Hes definatley in the rotation

Woody56
05-12-2007, 08:58 PM
you have have to respect a guy who has this much motivation for a ring, shows how much he loves the game.

Smooth Criminal
05-12-2007, 08:59 PM
He's probably not going to be doing anything more than taking spot downs. He has got to be slowing down at his age and probbaly won't bea able to handle as many plays.

Never hurts to have a guy like him for depth and relief though.

CC.SD
05-12-2007, 09:19 PM
No downside to having Junior. Bolts needed ILB depth this year and always in the back of my mind I wondered if AJ's icy heart might melt a little bit and sign him, but this is the nail in the coffin.

niel89
05-12-2007, 09:29 PM
for him i say play as long as your heart and body allows. if he can still pay at that level and if he still loves it then more power to him. play on, play on.

MP123
05-13-2007, 12:17 AM
Safe to say hes the Favre of LB's?

Most definitely.

bored of education
05-13-2007, 01:23 AM
OK..this means nothing since he meant nothing since he played there. ZZZzzzzzZZZZz

bantx
05-13-2007, 02:01 AM
he'll be good there, hes old but you can rely on him.

Nitschke-Hawk
05-15-2007, 01:01 PM
special teams? hows that? hes the best run stuffing LB we have..he played well last year. Hes definatley in the rotation

Well I suppose he is, good depth if Bruschi doesn't play well this year, cause it's

Colvin-Bruschi-Vrabel-Thomas

Right? Can't start 5 linebackers.

Jay
05-15-2007, 02:25 PM
Great move. He was outstanding before he got hurt last year, and really, it was a broken arm. That won't slow him down at all. If he can give us half of what he gave us last year, we're going to be in really good shape

awfullyquiet
05-15-2007, 02:42 PM
George Blanda played for 26 years.

Blanda played till he was 48.
Morton Andersen still kicks. He's in season 25. The man doesn't go away. he was playing when i was 2. He's 47 (born in 1960)... He would also be 26 seasons if he didn't play europa for a year.

draftguru151
05-15-2007, 02:50 PM
Safe to say hes the Favre of LB's?

Favre never gets hurt though, Seau always gets hurt.

remix 6
05-15-2007, 03:50 PM
Well I suppose he is, good depth if Bruschi doesn't play well this year, cause it's

Colvin-Bruschi-Vrabel-Thomas

Right? Can't start 5 linebackers.

yeah but our weakness at LB is probably Bruschi at SILB..he hasnt made plays and once Seau went down...our run d got worse because Bruschi couldnt hold strongside responsbilities..maybe the wrist or maybe just decline in skills b/c age but w.e it was..it wasnt pretty

Thomas can be interchanged inside and out with Vrabel..Outside suits his skills best as a pass rusher but at 270..hes gotta be able to hold down strongside inside at times but unlikely now with Seau back. if we want the run stopper we have Seau to come in

yourfavestoner
05-15-2007, 04:54 PM
special teams? hows that? hes the best run stuffing LB we have..he played well last year. Hes definatley in the rotation

Yep. He has taken the place of Ted Johnson.

HoopsDemon12
05-15-2007, 05:38 PM
I hope he comes back, this guy is one of my favorite players and i think he still has some left...

portermvp84
05-16-2007, 01:38 PM
He has some left, I don't know if he can still play every down. But yeah he most def has some left.

jsagan77
05-17-2007, 04:01 AM
The rich get richer I guess.. Good depth for you guys, I'm almost as excited to see the PATS play this year as I am the Skins..