A year ago, Richard Seymour was so unhappy about being traded to the Raiders that he considered not showing up at all.
Now Seymour sounds giddy when he talks about playing in Oakland.
“My wife, she’d tell you,” Seymour said of his love for the Raiders, per Terence Moore of FanHouse. “She always tells me that I seem like a kid in a candy store whenever I put on that Raiders’ silver and black. I don’t mind wearing our white jerseys, but if we could wear black, and if that was our only color to wear every game . . . I mean, there is something about putting on that black. It’s unlike putting on any other jersey in the NFL.”
Seymour has three Super Bowl rings from his time in New England, and he says there’s enough talent in Oakland that he could get a fourth with the Raiders.
“Talent-wise, we’re as talented as any team in football, but it takes more than talent,” Seymour said. “It takes attention to details. It takes doing the little things, because the margin of victory is small in the league, and there has to be consistency.”
Actually, the Raiders have had plenty of consistency — they’ve lost between 11 and 14 games each of the last seven seasons. It’s hard to square that consistency with Seymour’s claims about the team’s talent.