There was much debate over whether Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour was happy about being traded from the Patriots, with whom he won three Super Bowls in four seasons.
Raiders fans predictably cling to quotes from Seymour’s introductory press conference, which suggested that Seymour’s desire to be a Raider was never an issue. Even though Seymour the day before challenged the Raiders’ right to strong-arm him into showing up via a “five-day letter.”
Folks like Peter King of SI.com and NBC called the notion that Seymour was initially happy with the deal “preposterous.”
A week after showing up, Seymour claims he’s happy.
Said Seymour on Sunday morning’s NFL Gameday Morning on NFL Network, “Now that I’m here, I’m glad it happened.”
This implies, of course, that there was a period that he wasn’t glad. But we don’t expect any Raiders fan to agree with that assessment.
Or with the Louis Murphy non-touchdown.
Or with the Tuck Rule.
Actually, we agree with Raiders fans on the last point.