Seymour, Old School Raider Spirit?

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)

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  • Rich Thurman

    I agree 100%. Intimidation is key to defense. Steelers had it and we (Raiders) didn’t on Sunday. That intimidation needs to come back. Rolando has to step it up…I need more anger and aggression out of him as the middle linebacker.

  • Chris

    It is amusing how in the same article that you say Roethlisberger basically had it coming for being an accused rapist, you also applaud an accused double murderer(Ray Lewis) for being so intimidating. It is interesting to see media members, or in your case hack blog writers, pick and choose who to vilify or idolize based on how long ago they may or may not have committed crimes.

    Ray Lewis was involved in a double-murder in which he pled guilty to lying to prosecutors, disposed of the clothes he was wearing during the murder, paid the victim’s family $1million to keep quiet, and was fined $250,000(largest fine ever) by the NFL.

    But Ray Lewis’ crime happened 6 years ago and Roethlisberger’s happened last year, so Roethlisberger is a piece of crap and Ray Lewis is a great team player and intimidator.

  • Gregory Simon

    Yeh, double murder is amusing. I’m glad you missed the whole point of my artical. I’ve never met a rapist that intimidated me on a football field. I was comparing Lewis and his on field persona. Don’t be scared to leave your email Chris at [email protected]. You smell like a Steeler fan.

  • Gregory Simon

    I agree Rich! When we are flat we are FLAT! Rolando and the rest of the D need to go off this weekend.

  • rayray

    The raiders are going to win this sunday and The victory will speak For itself!

  • Chris

    Greg, I never said Murder was amusing. The amusing thing was that you were idolizing Ray Lewis while taking pot-shots at Ben Roethlisberger.

    And no, I’m not “scared” to leave my email. Perhaps I just don’t want some hack blog writer to message me about how he thinks murderers are more intimidating than rapists.

    My favorite part of your response: “you missed the whole point of my artical[sic]. I’ve never met a rapist that intimidated me on a football field.” <–THAT is exactly why I don't leave my email. I don't want some douche explaining to me that the point of his artical was that the rapists he meets while playing football are not intimidating.