MaizeNBlueJ

September 6th, 2009 at 1:33 PM ^

Someone asked yesterday what the Pats were thinking with only Brian (sp?) Hoyer to back up Brady. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this should give them room to sign another QB, no?

NEPrep

September 6th, 2009 at 2:28 PM ^

to when Bill cut Lawyer Milloy, a long-time anchor of the defense who was past his prime, right before the 2003 season. Aside from the being free of the contract, that move really galvanized that defense and made everyone else feel the need to step up. I wouldn't be surprised to see a similar result here.

MichiganAggie

September 6th, 2009 at 2:40 PM ^

The pick is for 2011. It's completely possible that in 2 years from now that the Raiders could be a playoff team, especially with the addition of Seymour. Of course, knowing BB, he'll likely trade the 2011 1st rounder for a 2010 2nd and 3rd rounder.

wolverine1987

September 6th, 2009 at 5:25 PM ^

once again, the senile Al Davis makes a poor trade. Seymour has been an excellent player in the league, but is 30, an age when often defensive line guys start on the decline. He's been having trouble staying healthy and hasn't made a pro bowl the last couple years. I think he'll also fall victim to the post Bellicheck syndrome, where we see guys that played at a high level in New England lose motivation after leaving the confines of the Patriot clubhouse (see: Woody, Damien). On the plus side, with Ellis and Seymour as their tackles, that's a good tandem, so maybe it works out for a year or two. But the Pats will have that #1 on their team 5-10 years.

tomhagan

September 6th, 2009 at 5:25 PM ^

Interesting move. You have to hand it to the Pats for not being afraid to make moves and revamp their team. Usually they are right.

I wonder if they will sign Terrance Taylor now that he is available and try to develop him?