Last season, his hard work and good play paid off with his first trip to the Pro Bowl.
But that attention has also gained him a target from opposing offenses, who are now accounting for No. 91 on every play. Here's what he had to say about it:
SCS: Are you getting more attention from opposing offenses this season?
AS: Yeah. To me it seems like that a little more. Teams are attacking us differently to make sure we don't do certain things. It seems to me that I'm seeing the tight end a lot more.
SCS: I've noticed you getting chipped by the tight ends more.
AS: The tight ends are chipping, backs. I'm not getting one-on-one with tackles like I used to get. Or they're sliding their protection and lining up the tight ends on the outside backer and bringing a tackle and guard down on me. It's a little different.
SCS: It's a sign of respect.
AS: Yeah, it's a sign of respect, but it's not a lot of fun. It's like butting your head into a brick wall.
SCS: When you look at what New England did, moving Seymour around, would you like to do something like that?
AS: It doesn't matter for me. When you do that, it creates problems for other people. I think when you keep people where they're at, Kimo and Casey are good ballplayers, someone's going to get double-teamed and someone's going to get a one-on-one.
SCS: Wouldn't that give you more of an opportunity to get one-on-ones?
AS: I don't know. It didn't seem like Seymour got a lot of one-on-ones. They're always going to know where you're at unless you change your number or change what you look like. I think we got good enough guys up front with the backers that if somebody gets doubled, that's going to leave somebody one-on-one to win that battle.