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  1. September 6, 2009 at 4:37 pm | | Reply

    I think it was a good move for the future. Seymour can be replaced as he has been declining at this point in his career. We can also use the 2011 pick to trade up into the 2010 draft if necessary or wait until 2011 and shop it around for some needs then.

    Seymour is one of those guys that I’ll miss terribly (as well as Harrison, Vrabel and Bruschi), but his duty in NE was completed and we need to rebuild an aging, troubled defense.

  2. September 6, 2009 at 7:11 pm | | Reply

    totally agree Josh…In my opinion he knew Seymour was going to walk at the end of the year and instead of running the risk of getting nothing in return, he spins the guy for a first rounder in 2011. Great move. They value Wilfork and will now make him the #1 priority. I agree with that assessment as well. Seymour was a hell of a player here, but I think he’s entering the back nine of his career. Not sure what Oakland is thinking giving up a #1 pick when they are trying to rebuild.

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  4. September 7, 2009 at 9:43 am | | Reply

    While my head says “good move” – we got maximum return on Seymour by trading him now and we reduced salary cap – I have to admit, I am confused by the direction that the Patriots are taking. “In Belichick I trust” – but it is getting harder.

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