JUNIOR SEAU SAYS LOSS TO BALTIMORE:
“GOING TO BE MY LAST GAME”
NEW YORK (Jan. 13, 2009)—New England Patriots veteran linebacker and future Hall of Famer Junior Seau announces on INSIDE THE NFL that after 20 years he has played his final game on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.. Insider Michael Lombardi weighs in on NFL coaching situations and the Rooney rule.
INSIDE THE NFL is being produced by CBS Sports and NFL Films with new episodes airing on SHOWTIME every Wednesday during the NFL season through February 10, 2010. Pete Radovich serves as coordinating producer. The executive producers are Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports, and NFL Films President Steve Sabol.
Below are excerpts transcribed from this week’s episode:
CRIS COLLINSWORTH: Well are you going to hear any more of his (Bill Belichick) speeches or are you finished? This is 20 years in the NFL…
JUNIOR SEAU: Cris, I’m surfing. I’m going to go surf. Yeah Warren, I’m not going to give you another speech. It’s all over with the speeches. Whatever happens, I can say, honestly say, that that probably was my last game.
COLLINSWORTH: So you’re going to retire after that one.
SEAU: Yeah, that, that’s going to be my last game.
(On accountability for loss to Baltimore)
SEAU: Tom (Brady) will be the first to tell you that that wasn’t his best game. It probably wasn’t even his second to the best game. But at the same time we are all accountable. We are all accountable to what we do on every given Sunday…You have to be accountable. He’s going to be accountable to what he did, but there’s no one, no one can be exempt in that locker room as to what happened to us against the Baltimore Ravens. And that’s talking the coaches, offense, defense and special teams. So, we lost to the Baltimore Ravens because they are a better team.
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