Seymour embraces HOF nod

Richard Seymour was a defensive mainstay in the early years of the New England dynasty as part of a Hall of Fame NFL career.

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August 3, 2022 - 1:27 PM

Patriots' defensive lineman Richard Seymour answers questions during a press conference at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in Jacksonville, Florida, on Thursday, February 3, 2005. Photo by TNS

Richard Seymour was winning Super Bowls with the New England Patriots before, as he put it, Tom Brady was Tom Brady.

The defensive lineman’s early success — three championships in his first four seasons — is as good a starting point as any for how Seymour ended up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“We’d have a saying with the Patriots that stats can be for losers,” Seymour said. “I was asked to do selfless things.”

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