retire from the NFL after 20 seasons. Seau will turn 41 on Tuesday.told the crew on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" program that he is going to stay on his surfboard in the future, and
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.
Bill Belichick earns USA Today's Coach of the Decade honors.
One number stands out among the many Bill Belichick has amassed during his Hall of Fame coaching career: 112.
Belichick won more regular-season games in the 2000s — 112, all with the New England Patriots— than any other NFL coach won in any previous decade. Coming closest are Tom Landry's 105 victories and Don Shula's 104 in the 1970s.
So it was as a unanimous selection that Belichick earned NFL Coach of the Decade honors from USA TODAY.
Kerry Byrne (Cold Hard Football Facts) Dump Randy Moss.
The truth is this: Glitzy wideouts rarely have anything to do with championship success. Remember the old line about Tom Brady? Who’s his favorite receiver? The open one That was the mindset that made him one of the game’s great quarterbacks and made him deadly in critical moments and big games. It was a mindset that allowed this team to persevere in tough situations that could have caused other teams to crumble. It was a mindset that carried the team to its greatest period of success.
My take? Dump Moss, who has one year left on a hefty deal (reported at three years for $27 million when signed in 2008) and put the money toward harvesting game-breaking defenders in free agency or the draft.
- The New England Patriots have signed six players: TE Robbie Agnone, DL Adrian Grady, WR Darnell Jenkins, TE Rob Myers, DL Darryl Richard and QB Jeff Rowe. All finished 2009 on the practice squad.
- Ask PFW: Ragin' after the Ravens game. Part I and Part II. Paul Perillo does his best to provide readers with some answers.
Patriots Today: The offseason is underway. (10:28 min. video)
- Ian Rapoport says Patriots LB Junior Seau is graduating for real this time.
- Ian Rapoport states that a consistent pass rush would have cured much of what ailed the Pats in 2009. Only Tully Banta-Cain's ten sacks provided a small light in a very dark tunnel.
- Shalise Manza Young reports the Patriots' offseason shopping list should be longer than usual. Top two items should be a pass-rushing specialist and a number three receiver.
- Albert Breer notes that with no cap, it'll be easier to cut players in 2010. Adalius Thomas might be the first one on the chopping block.
- Christopher Price rates the Patriots' roster to see who's valuable or expendable. Part 1 (numbers 53-26), and Part 2 (numbers 25-1).
- The Boston Globe looks at 14 players whose contracts expire this year, and how they performed in 2009. Vote whether they should stay or go next season.
- Mike Reiss offers his 2009 positional review of running backs: Laurence Maroney, Kevin Faulk, Sammy Morris, Fred Taylor and BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
- Mike Reiss offers his 2009 positional review of wide receivers: Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Julian Edelman, Sam Aiken, Brandon Tate, Joey Galloway, Isaiah Stanback and Matthew Slater.
- Boston Herald Patriots Notebook: Junior Seau played his last game and plans to go surfing; Kevin Faulk will enter free agency soon and hopes to return in 2010.
- Jeff Howe grades the Patriots for the 2009 end-of-season report card. Offense struggled without Josh McDaniels and the front office whiffed too many times.
- Jeff Howe lists his top ten Patriots moments of 2010.
WEEI is Feeling the Draft: Cornerbacks & Safeties. Time to look ahead to see who's available for the last week in April.
- Bob Velin (USA Today) Bill Belichick earns Coach of the Decade honors.
- Tim Graham (ESPN) A case for the Pats to dump Randy Moss.
- Gregg Rosenthal (ProFootballTalk) Patriots have a tough decision on Matt Light.
- Bill Williamson (ESPN) Chiefs reunite keys to Patriots' glory days, with the hiring of Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel.
- Adam Teicher (Kansas City Star) It's official, Romeo Crennel will be the Chiefs' defensive coordinator.
- Jason Whitlock (Kansas City Star) This Patriots reunion in KC is missing something; wake me when the Chiefs sign Tom Brady, the one with two healthy knees and fearless pocket demeanor.
- Seth Wickersham (ESPN) You want winners? Here's a formula. According to a Ph.D (and Patriots fan), math can help derive successful coaching hires.
- Don Banks (SI) Best storylines heading into NFL's divisional round.
- Inside the NFL: Forget the talk NFL's all about play. (SI)
- Kerry J. Byrne (Cold Hard Football Facts) Why dome teams typically struggle in playoffs.
- Gil Brandt (NFL.com) Can Pro Bowl defensive backs slow down prolific passers?
- SI.com's NFL Postseason Predictions.
Tim Graham (ESPN) Al Groh officially meets with Dolphins for defensive coordinator opening.