New England Patriots

25 Nov 2001 : Richard Seymour of the New Engand Patriots gestures during the game against the New Orleans Saints at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusettes . The Patriots defeated the Saints 34-17. Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport

On Saturday afternoon, Richard Seymour will be inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame. It’s an honor that’s been a long time coming for one of the cornerstone players of the first Patriots dynasty in the early 00’s.

Seymour played in a number of big games for the Patriots in his tenure between 2001 and 2008, which included 12 playoff wins and three Super Bowls. He’s right there in the picture in some of the biggest moments in franchise history. So unsurprisingly, when Seymour was asked on Thursday during his Hall of Fame jacket fitting ceremony about his favorite moment in New England, he took a bigger picture approach.

“Well I say this all the time – for me, it’s not one play or one game. It’s about a collective body of work,” the three-time All-Pro said. “And I think at the end of the day, you just look at an entire career. Because there’s been plenty of guys who had great games, but when you just look at the entire body of work and trying to be a good teammate, being responsible to your family, to your team, there’s so much more that goes into being a hall of famer than just your play on the field in my opinion.”

Asked Thursday morning about a signature Seymour moment, Bill Belichick game a similar answer. “Oh boy. There are a lot of them,” he said. “We won so many big games, and he made an impact when he got here in 2001. Playing him on the center, which was kind of a new spot for him. He played defensive tackle at Georgia in kind of a four-man line, really more on the guard, but he adapted that quickly, and then his role shifted a little bit, but he was so consistent for the early part of his career when he was with us and through those championship years. On the defensive line, it’s not really about one flash play. It’s about down after down, being dominant.”

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