Patriots defensive end Richard Seymour told the Boston Globe that he plans to apologize to Colts offensive tackle Tarik Glenn the next time he sees him.
Seymour was reportedly fined by the NFL for stepping on Glenn's head during the Colts win over the Patriots back on November 5th. While Seymour wouldn't confirm the amount, CBS reported that it was a $7,500 fine.
"…it was a mistake on my part and I own up to it. Even when I did it I said, 'Hey, I shouldn't have done that.' Sometimes the emotions, you don't want to let them get the best of you.
"Eventually we'll see each other and I'll apologize to him," he said.
Sounds a lot like Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, doesn't he? Just another guy who let his emotions get the better of him. Luckily for Glenn, he still had his helmet on when Seymour lost control of his sense of right and wrong.
You know, if Seymour was truly remorseful and doing more than giving the media some lip service, he would have been able to tell them that he had already called Glenn to offer up an apology or stated that he'd be doing so this week. That's what real men do when they want to "own up to" their mistakes, they don't wait until they conveniently happen to bump into the person again so they can say, "Oh, by the way…sorry I stepped on your head last time I saw you."
Here's a stat that jumped out at me a bit regarding this year's Colts defense. They're shooting themselves in the foot a bit more with penalties that are giving their opponents first downs. Through the first 10 games, the Colts defense has given up 20 first downs by penalty, putting them on pace to finish with 32 for the year. Last year, they only gave up 15 first downs by penalty for the whole season, and the most they've given up in a single season since 2000 was 24 back in 2000 and 2003.
There was some good discussion in our fan forum this week about teams going for it on 4th-down against the Colts. So far this season, opponents have tried to convert a 4th-down situation ten times and succeeded on eight occasions for an 80 percent success rate. That ranks the Colts 30th in stopping fourth-down tries, so don't expect the opponents to shy away from those attempts until they can improve that ratio. If you're wondering who's the best at stopping their opponent on 4th down, you're not going to like the answer. It's the Patriots, at 14 percent.
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