March 10, 2003

Jason Sehorn, cut by Giants,: but still as pretty a man as you'll ever see. I wasn't even aware he was still playing.

posted by vito90 to football at 08:46 AM - 5 comments

Maybe I'm just old-fashioned, but I think to be flapping your gums as much as Sehorn, perhaps you out to be doing something to help the team. The guy's been hurt, hasn't exactly busted his ass to get back and still, his mouth never closes. I think he'll find that other teams aren't lining up to take him on board, either. He'll get another gig, but he's 1) not the player he was a few years ago and 2) he wasn't all that great to begin with. It's also difficult for me to be too sympathetic with Sehorn ... I mean, come on. He retires and what, he hangs around the house with Angie Harmon all day?

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:19 AM on March 10, 2003

I've been a non-fan of Sehorn since he chose his dignity over the chance to make a touchdown-saving tackle -- the pants incident from the 2000 season described by Gregg Easterbrook:

As Jersey/A CB/pitchman Jason Sehorn was chasing a Detroit runner in the third quarter, his pants came untied. Sehorn's dilemma: make the tackle to prevent a touchdown or stop to pull up his pants to prevent loss of cool. He chose the latter, and the Lions scored. Hey, image is everything! No one chewed him out on the sideline. Sehorn, who has skipped practices to film TV commercials, continues to be coddled by Giants management, partly because he is the team's only white star.

posted by rcade at 10:43 AM on March 10, 2003

Frazer, the thing that made me a Sehorn fan in the beginning was how hard he DID work to come back from his first injury in the kick return experiment... his regimen inspired me to get into better shape (though I'm still too damn fat for my taste). However, it's all been downhill since he started getting the non football fame... hasn't been good in years, hasn't made a tackle in that period, and his later injuries didn't induce the desire to come back that the first one did... I'm curious to see if he'll land somewhere, or if he'll call it a career, go into broadcasting (you KNOW he'll get a gig right away, and he has said he's interested in it), or just lay around with his hot wife for a while. He and Fassel never really got along, even back in 98 (I used to read his camp diary). It wasn't like an Iverson-Brown rivalry or anything like that, since Sehorn's not as fiery as AI, but even though he stayed classy about it, he probably should have just stayed quiet...

posted by Bernreuther at 02:59 PM on March 10, 2003

rcade - That article was a pretty good look into the NFLs not-so-wayback machine. Anyways, as far as Sehorn goes, ever since his injury a few years back, he hasn't had the burst that he showed in his pre-kick return days. Will he try it out for another team? There will probably be a couple who will inquire, and, if the price is right, he probably will get a shot.

posted by bcb2k2 at 04:15 PM on March 10, 2003

Sehorn will land somewhere, but does anyone actually believe he can transition to safety? How many times have you seen this guy actually pop someone? With a few exceptions, most of today’s NFL safeties are disguised linebackers and Sehorn doesn’t fit that mold.

posted by kloeprich at 11:02 AM on March 11, 2003

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