The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021 was voted on virtually this week and will be revealed the night before the Super Bowl.
Former Patriots defensive end Richard Seymour was a finalist and appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Wednesday, former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi made the case for his former teammate to get in.
“OK, a lot of people just get caught up in the numbers and every single game you’ll see a different front," he said. "We ran a 4-3 tilt front against the Rams, we ran classic 3-4 against the Panthers and then we ran something called Dolphin, like a double A-gap, me and [Mike] Vrabel in the A-gaps and then the linemen were kicked out, versus the Eagles. There’s only one reason we were able to do that and that was Richard Seymour. And he dominated from every position along the line. I mean, he wasn’t just playing well — he was domination.
“It’s almost like you have to get away sometimes from just, ‘OK, this guy had 100 sacks, this guy had less’ and just see the overall domination from the various places that he played. I definitely was a benefactor of his play because half the tackles I made was because of him.”
Seymour totaled 57.5 career sacks, including three or more in every season but one and furthermore, in games in which he recorded a sack, his teams had a record of 46-8.