Today Junior Seau has come out of retirement a second time to rejoin the New England Patriots’ injury-decimated defense. The Seau signing comes only two days after another former Patriot, Rosevelt Colvin, also rejoined the Pats to help with the team’s end of season playoff-push stretch drive. The big question is not whether it will be enough for the Patriots, but whether doing so is enough of anything for these two players?
Alas for Colvin, and particularly Seau, the Patriots to which they return is a far cry from that of last year. Although the addition of the two linebackers may be enough to garner New England a playoff berth–and potentially even the division title–the cards are stacked against the Pats returning to the Super Bowl. As far as Matt Cassel has come this year, his performance last weekend against the Steelers proves Cassel is still no Tom Brady.