Belichick on Junior Seau and HOF: “If he can’t make it, nobody can.”


The Hall of Fame selection committee will meet on Saturday to discuss the number of finalists. Junior Seau should be a slam dunk selection. 

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick stepped up to the podium during one of his Super Bowl press conferences and was asked about the Hall of Fame and the possibilities of former New England Patriots and San Diego Chargers LB Junior Seau getting in. Bill has always backed Junior’s performance on the field.

Tom Brady on Junior Seau being up for induction to Pro Football Hall of Fame: "If he can't make it, nobody can."

— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 29, 2015

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Bill has had the pleasure to watch Junior play the game as his head coach in New England. He was his head coach for 4 seasons in New England and has always spoken highly of Junior. How could you not?

Junior should be a slam dunk election for the Hall of Fame. It would be a surprise if he doesn’t get elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. He was one of the best linebackers in the game. He had some of the best instincts on the field and played the game the way that it is supposed to be played.

Too bad Junior never won that Super Bowl. He tried to stick to the game as long as he could in order to get that chance, but it never came around. He played in the big game a couple of times, but had never left that game with the victory.

We were blessed to get the chance to see our hometown boy play for his hometown team for so many seasons. He spent 13 amazing seasons with the San Diego Chargers and is sitting on the top of many team records. He was phenomenal to watch.

He endured 20 seasons in the league and finished his career with 1,849 tackles and 56.5 sacks. He had been selected to the Pro Bowl 12 times in his career and was selected as a First-Team All-Pro player 8 times.

Junior truly was one of the best players to put on a San Diego Chargers uniform. The sudden and tragic end of his life will still bring tears to fans. He was a great man in the community and always had a smile on his face. We wish he was still hear for this election. We know that he would have lit up the stage with his smile and personality.

Fans that saw Junior play the game will always remember that trademark fist pump that he would throw out there after an epic play. We will always remember him getting to the hole before the running back and stuffing him in the backfield. We will always remember that smile. We miss you Junior.

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