Tom Brady campaigns for Richard Seymour to make the Hall of Fame

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When Tom Brady is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he hopes to see former teammate Richard Seymour wearing a gold jacket waiting for him.

Seymour is one of the Hall of Fame finalists whose case is being voted on today, and Brady wrote on Twitter that Seymour is very deserving.

“I would love to see Richard Seymour inducted into NFL HOF,” Brady wrote. “Not only was he a dominant player but a team-first, selfless player who played championship football each & every week. He was a cornerstone of the Patriots dynasty & deserves to be recognized for his contributions to football history.”

Seymour replied on Twitter that he’s rooting for Brady to win his seventh Super Bowl ring, and that Brady would be going for his eighth if the Giants hadn’t held Seymour on the famous “helmet catch” play in Super Bowl XLII.

As Brady’s teammate in New England, Seymour won three Super Bowl rings. In all Seymour played 12 seasons, eight with the Patriots and four with the Raiders, and was a seven-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All-Pro.

25 responses to “Tom Brady campaigns for Richard Seymour to make the Hall of Fame

  1. During his time with the Patriots he was a dominant as they come. Many of the Patriots never got the individual accolades because the focus was on team.

  2. Seymour was held on that play but the whole matter is moot anyway … once Asante Samuel dropped that floater on the previous play from Eli. That was a 19-and-O sealing gift. My imaginary sister (I don’t have a sister) could have caught that. Tyree is catching balls with his helmet and Samuel — who whined about his contract all season and arranged for Belichick to agree to trade him if the team won 12 games — had the worst 4th quarter of his career and whiffed on a softball that looked as if it had been thrown 15 yards underhanded.

  3. Am I crazy, or is the Pro Football Hall of Fame just not that big of an honor anymore? It’s so diluted at this point I’m stunned more ex-players don’t respectfully decline to accept the jacket

  4. Richard Seymore was a DOMINANT BEAST at defensive tackle. He also played on Championship winning teams. HOF all day long.

  5. You can tell who knows nothing about football if they don’t believe Seymour belongs in the Hall, especially considering the mediocre players who already got in

  6. Great player when he tried. Did not try all the time.

    Yes he was dominant but he was inconsistent and tailed off dramatically towards the end. Not a hall of famer.

  7. Tom wins again, and again, and again. Those who Tom has been compared too continue to retire with way less accomplishments, and yet Brady is still hated on. Tom has more Superbowl rings than any other quarterback EVER, and yet there are still those who claim he’s not as good. More touchdown passes then any other quarterback in NFL history, and yet people still say they’d take Drew Brees over Brady even tho Brees played most of his career in a dome, and in the end had trouble throwing the ball more than 20 yards with any zip. All Tom does is continue to reset the record books in every department, and yet Tony Dungy still claims his guy was better. Don’t worry Tom your day will come…Someday…Maybe….If you just practice a little harder, and study game film a little harder to learn those defenses maybe someday you’ll be good….Maybe

  8. Matthew Giarmo says:
    January 19, 2021 at 12:12 pm
    Seymour was held on that play but the whole matter is moot anyway … once Asante Samuel dropped that floater on the previous play from Eli. That was a 19-and-O sealing gift. My imaginary sister (I don’t have a sister) could have caught that. Tyree is catching balls with his helmet and Samuel — who whined about his contract all season and arranged for Belichick to agree to trade him if the team won 12 games — had the worst 4th quarter of his career and whiffed on a softball that looked as if it had been thrown 15 yards underhanded.

    The defense played fine. Blame the qb who played terribly.

  9. in defense of Brees… for cryin’ out loud, folks… he had between 8 and 32 broken ribs, depending on your source. Your results may vary.

  10. Not sure about this. When he applied himself he was pretty good. Dominant? Nah. Game plan around him? Nah. Hall of decent it is.

  11. I am no Pats fan but I remember his contributions to those teams and I say of course he should be in. The guy was a great player. Vince Wilfork should get in as well.

  12. Seymour was great with the Pats. What is just as impressive is he went to Oakland and still played at a very high level on a team that lacked talent everywhere. He wasn’t getting a ton of help from players and coaching. He went to the Pro Bowl twice as a Raider.

    Plus the fact that he smacked Ben. That alone should get him in.

  13. I hope Seymour gets in.

    Hysterical listening to massheads make a case for guys like Julian PEDleman though.

  14. I would rate Richard Seymour as the most dominant Patriot defensive lineman ever. 5 time all-pro. I would put him in the same company as Hannah, Tippett, Armstrong, Law. Played with a bit of a mean streak too, but not quite to Mankins’ level.

  15. Seymour played 3-4 end, so he didn’t do anything flashy statistic wise. He was a great player for over a decade. He was still productive in Oakland. 3-4 DE, NT, and 4-3 DT are so underappreciated. Seymour would also play FB for NE until he got hurt, I think it was 05. Vrabel did the same at TE, Troy Brown also played corner. I miss that group, not just in NE, but that group of players. Justin Smith was another fantastic 3-4 DE but he racked up 87 sacks.

  16. His resume stacks up, especially when you consider there are guys in the HOF just for winning a Super Bowl(s) with the Steelers and never being dominant at their position.

  17. If Seymour gets in, the Steelers want Aaron Smith in then. Matter fact lets just let tons of defensive end in the HOF in that case.

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