Read letters of support from Brady, Belichick for Hall of Fame finalists Law and Seymour

John Tomase
January 31, 2019 - 4:41 pm

Ty Law and Richard Seymour have some pretty high-powered backers in their bids for the NFL Hall of Fame: Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.

The two stalwarts of the Patriots dynasty took time during Super Bowl week to deliver letters to the Hall of Fame selection committee on behalf of the former Patriots greats, who are finalist for enshrinement.

Brady wrote a letter in support of Law's candidacy, while Belichick weighed in on behalf of Seymour. Both letters were obtained by ESPN's Mike Reiss.

"Ty Law was a pain in the ass ... which I know he would acknowledge as the term of endearment it is intended to be," Brady wrote. "Early in my career, while Ty was in the prime of his career, I competed against him every day in practice. We were both highly competitive and those daily battles were always combative. I can remember how upset I would get when I would make a mistake in practice and Ty would capitalize on it.

"Looking back, I realize how lucky I was then to be challenged every day by one of the greatest cornerbacks to ever play the game. It helped me work harder to become successful in this league and ultimately prepared me to become the player I am today."

As for Seymour, Belichick saluted his versatility.

"Richard Seymour and Vince Wilfork are the two best defensive linemen I have coached," Belichick wrote. "Richard had a rare combination of size, speed, strength and athleticism. He was a smart player who understood game plans and adjustments on the field. His length, strength and quickness allowed him to match up on any offensive lineman favorably.

"His physical and mental versatility, as well as his ability to master multiple techniques, made him dominant as an inside or outside player."

To read Brady's letter, click here. For Belichick's, click here.