Seymour, Old School Raider Spirit?

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Was Richard Seymour channeling intimidating Raider legends from the past when he punched Ben Roethlisberger in the grill?  Was he overtaken by the spirit of Jack Tatum or Lyle Alzado?  I saw the same thing live opening day in Oakland when Rolando McClain picked up and dumped Danny Amendola on his ear hole.  The Coliseum erupted like I hadn’t heard all day!

McClain’s hit was illegal for the most part but it was during play and was awesome.  Seymour’s punch to the chops was selfish and did not benefit the “team” at all.  Now, did I enjoy Seymour’s hit?  Hell yes I did!  And so did thousands of women over the world! (Allegedly) If you are a quarterback in the NFL and no one likes you because of your off field antics, things happen.  It’s called karma.

I appreciate the new Raider attitude on defense.  Instilling fear in the league’s offenses works! I see more receivers will “alligator arms” when they go over the middle.  If your defense is not feared or respected, it will be challenged more often then not.  Not many receivers are bold enough to challenges Ray Lewis over the middle.  Why?  Because Ray is unpredictable, angry, known to inflict pain, and a bit on the crazy side.  Fear of a defense is a good thing thing.  Some yellow flag may fly but a message will be sent.  Don’t tred on the Silver and Black!

Greg Simon

JBB Staff Writer

Oakland Raiders Richard Seymour (92) turns to walk off the field after protesting his ejection to Umpire Fred Bryan (R) in the second quarter of their NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 21, 2010. Seymour was ejected for slapping Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after a Steelers touchdown. REUTERS/Jason Cohn (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

“Yes Jack and Lyle, I hear you!”

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