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Kerberos
08-13-2006, 08:28 PM
We all knew it was coming but I guess he is going to make it official.

I hated his ass when he played against us with da Bolts but I wish him well in retirement.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2548201


SAN DIEGO -- Junior Seau, a 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker who played with the San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins during a 16-year NFL career, will announce his retirement Monday.

Seau will make the announcement at a news conference scheduled for 7:55 ET Monday evening at Chargers Park.

The 37-year-old Seau spent the past three seasons with Miami after being acquired from San Diego.

He was released by the Dolphins in March after missing 17 games the past two years due to injury. He finished both seasons on injured reserve, and an Achilles tendon injury limited him to seven games in 2005. Seau ended the 2004 season on injured reserve because of a torn pectoral muscle.

In spring 2003 the Chargers, feeling that Seau's best years were behind him, allowed his agent to shop for a trade. Seau then was sent to Miami.

Former Chargers and Dolphins linebacker Junior Seau will retire Monday. A 12-time Pro Bowler and the all-time leading tackler among linebackers, Seau is a likely first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee.

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ChiefsFanatic
08-13-2006, 08:42 PM
We all knew it was coming but I guess he is going to make it official.

I hated his ass when he played against us with da Bolts but I wish him well in retirement.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2548201


SAN DIEGO -- Junior Seau, a 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker who played with the San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins during a 16-year NFL career, will announce his retirement Monday.

Seau will make the announcement at a news conference scheduled for 7:55 ET Monday evening at Chargers Park.

The 37-year-old Seau spent the past three seasons with Miami after being acquired from San Diego.

He was released by the Dolphins in March after missing 17 games the past two years due to injury. He finished both seasons on injured reserve, and an Achilles tendon injury limited him to seven games in 2005. Seau ended the 2004 season on injured reserve because of a torn pectoral muscle.

In spring 2003 the Chargers, feeling that Seau's best years were behind him, allowed his agent to shop for a trade. Seau then was sent to Miami.

Former Chargers and Dolphins linebacker Junior Seau will retire Monday. A 12-time Pro Bowler and the all-time leading tackler among linebackers, Seau is a likely first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee.

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I still hate his ass. I always got tired of people thinking he was better than DT. He was good, but he could not dominate a game entirely by himself.

Count Alex's Losses
08-13-2006, 08:44 PM
I have always had tremendous respect for Junior. Class act all the way.

ChiefsFanatic
08-13-2006, 08:46 PM
I have always had tremendous respect for Junior. Class act all the way.

I may have felt differently if he was a Chief. He was just too overhyped for me.

Halfcan
08-13-2006, 08:46 PM
Sayow was never better than DT. Their has never been any Charger better than any Chief.

kcirnamffoh
08-13-2006, 09:04 PM
16 years!

It almost feels to me like an old movie star has died.

Could a career like his be a bust or could he eventually have his in Canton? :hmmm:

Rain Man
08-13-2006, 09:16 PM
Upon hearing this news, I'm going to jump up and down and pump my arm and whoop, even though it makes no difference to me and isn't productive. You know, kind of like he would do when he made a tackle after the runner had already made a first down.

ChiefsFanatic
08-13-2006, 09:17 PM
Upon hearing this news, I'm going to jump up and down and pump my arm and whoop, even though it makes no difference to me and isn't productive. You know, kind of like he would do when he made a tackle after the runner had already made a first down.

Rep

Deberg_1990
08-13-2006, 09:18 PM
Seau is a likely first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee.[/b]

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Bullshit......if Seau is a first ballot HoF, then why wasnt DT???

RedandGold
08-13-2006, 09:50 PM
I say that it's about time. He hasn't been worth anything in years, and even at his peak, he wasn't as great as all of the hype he received.

I consider him to be the Tedy Bruschi of the 1990's.

Demonpenz
08-13-2006, 09:51 PM
the word is he is so pissed he might go in as a dolphin

Moooo
08-13-2006, 09:57 PM
Bullshit......if Seau is a first ballot HoF, then why wasnt DT???

16 years... IMO that's the only difference. The HOF loves long careers. Also he's a different player. DT did one thing better than anyone else, Seau was good at a lot of different things which looks better on paper.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say overall I was more frustrated with him than Elway a lot of times. I would watch him, and he'd know what was going on almost before it happened... grrrr!

With that being said, I wish the best for him. He's definitely one of the greats, first balloter or not.

Moooo

kcirnamffoh
08-13-2006, 10:00 PM
Third ballot. That's my final answer.

He was more a linebacker than DT. DT and LT were more pass rushing defensive ends than linebackers, IMO. DT should make it next year, God rest his soul.

BigChiefFan
08-15-2006, 03:21 PM
Passionate Seau calls it a career


NFL.com wire reports

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 14, 2006) -- Junior Seau ended his NFL career as only he could, with a news conference that was part revival meeting and part standup comedy. And he offered a straight-ahead reason why he's leaving after 16 seasons, all but three spent with the San Diego Chargers.

"It's pretty easy. When a team doesn't want you or need you, retire buddy," the 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker said to laughter from a crowd of about 300 at Chargers headquarters that included family, friends, players and team executives.

Seau didn't pump his fists like he used to after practically every tackle and sack during his remarkable career. He didn't cry, either, although his voice cracked momentarily as he offered a closing prayer.


Junior Seau delivered one last fiery speech to the Chargers before announcing his retirement.
"Don't think you're going to come here and get a press conference where I'm going to cry," he said. "Listen, I win. I'm not going to cry. You know what? I won."

Seau was the live-wire leader of his hometown team from 1990 until being unceremoniously jettisoned in the spring of 2003. He played three less-productive years with the Miami Dolphins, who released him in March.

He was one of the NFL's greatest linebackers and helped the Chargers reach their only Super Bowl.

Before the news conference, Seau 37, said he feels fine after injuries cut short his last two seasons with Miami.

"I'm healthy, I can play and there are teams out there that had interest, but they just didn't need," Seau said. "They wanted me, but they didn't need me. I'm not a player than can play by just wanting to play the game. I'm a guy that needs to win, and they go hand in hand."

During the news conference, Seau both quoted from scripture and offered a message to the current players.

"You probably thought you were going to hear about football. It ain't about football anymore, all right? I'm going to tell you the truth: Respect the game. Love the game. Stop pushing the game away, youth. Because you know what? The game is going to go anyway. The game's going to leave you anyway. So why not embrace it? I loved that game."

Then, he quipped: "I almost cried."

"So please, understand when I say this," Seau added, "I'm not retiring. I am graduating. Today is my graduation day. Retirement means that you'll just go ahead and live on your laurels and surf all day in Oceanside. It ain't going to happen."

Seau was noncommittal about his future, whether it be coaching or broadcasting.

"It could include evangelism or the 9 o'clock slot on Comedy Central," said master of ceremonies Dick Enberg.

"That was his finest hour," said coach Marty Schottenheimer, who fancies himself as a skilled orator. "He captivated everybody." Schottenheimer coached against Seau for nine seasons in Kansas City, then coached him in his final year in San Diego.

"He's one of a kind," said running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who asked a serious question so his younger teammates could hear how Seau prepared himself for games.

Seau ragged on long snapper David Binn for having an easy job, noting that the 13-year veteran will break his record for most games played with the Chargers.

Binn responded by asking, "Can we get our discount at Seau's The Restaurant?"

Seau didn't go out the way he always figured he would -- as a Charger. The team wasn't able to clear a roster spot to allow him to sign a one-day contract before retiring.

Seau said he had no remorse he wasn't able to finish with the Chargers. He mentioned players such as Marcus Allen, Ronnie Lott, Joe Montana and Joe Namath, who didn't finish with their original teams.

"That's the business of the game. I'm not the only one and I won't be the last," he said.

"There's nobody that loved playing more than Junior," former Chargers general manager Bobby Beathard said. "Any organization should be as fortunate as the Chargers were to have Junior."

Seau grew up in suburban Oceanside, starred at Southern California and was Beathard's first draft pick as Chargers GM, taken fifth overall in 1990.

Seau knew only one speed -- as fast as possible.

"He brought something to the game that very few people have brought to the game -- he made people around him better," Beathard said. "He's got the passion that is unlike anybody else. He's just incredible. Besides being a great athlete, it's the intangibles that some guys have, but a good percentage don't have. He's unique in that sense."

In helping the Chargers upset the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1994 AFC championship game, Seau spread his 16 tackles from the first play to the next-to-last one despite a pinched nerve in his neck. His interceptions and fumble recoveries sometimes led to reckless returns, and one of his wildest was a pickoff of John Elway that saved a 37-34 win in the 1994 opener at Denver.

Seau, who used to refer to his teammates as "my players," will be inducted into the Chargers Hall of Fame on Nov. 5.

RockChalk
08-15-2006, 03:36 PM
I say that it's about time. He hasn't been worth anything in years, and even at his peak, he wasn't as great as all of the hype he received.

I consider him to be the Tedy Bruschi of the 1990's.

rep

pure brilliance. i hate tedy bruschi.

Chiefs_5627
01-28-2008, 01:44 AM
Solid player, pretty classy guy. Good luck in retirement. :clap:

dr00d
01-28-2008, 01:50 AM
Solid player, pretty classy guy. Good luck in retirement. :clap:

This post originated 2006--before he was with the pats.

Chiefs_5627
01-28-2008, 01:53 AM
This post originated 2006--before he was with the pats.


:doh!: I just read a few lines and figured he was gone after the super bowl. :doh!: :doh!: :doh!: :doh!: :doh!: :doh!: :doh!: :doh!:

Ultra Peanut
01-28-2008, 01:54 AM
F U Seau.no u

Fruit Ninja
01-28-2008, 01:59 AM
whoops haha

Micjones
01-28-2008, 02:10 AM
I thought this all sounded weird.