New England Patriots Talk: Matt Light Enters Patriots Hall of Fame With The Fans Voting Him Into The Hall.
The NFL off-season has always been a slow grind. The media tries to make as many huge storylines out of almost nothing. They aren’t really stories as much as click bait.
An example, Matt Patricia’s 22-year-old rape case. As bad as it sounds, it could be best described as conversational. At worst, a long-dead case. It’s unlikely to amount to much since it been several decades since the trail. And its no longer a problem for the Patriots (outside of major criticism for not being more thorough with his evaluation when getting hired by the team in 2004) The case could be re-opened but the victim has yet to come forward.
And then Tom Brady not attending involuntary practices. Are you kidding me? They are ‘voluntary’ for a reason. Brady has a family and two kids. And suddenly that means that football is no longer the most important thing in his life? It’s crazy what the media needs to come up with in order to get a headline nowadays.
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But for now, the focus should be the latest addition to the Patriots Hall of Fame. The newest inductee, Matt Light was the Patriots’ former Left Tackle, who was a blindside protector for Tom Brady for over a decade. Selected in the 2nd round (Pick 48) of the 2001 NFL Draft, he helped in New England winning their first three Super Bowls in the 2000s. His career in New England ended sadly after losing to the Giants, once again, in Super Bowl 46, 21-17.
“For 11 seasons, Matt’s many accomplishments, both on and off the field, made him the consummate Patriot,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. “His contributions helped the Patriots become champions on the field and in the community. For more than a decade, Matt fearlessly protected Tom Brady’s blind side and played an immeasurably important role in delivering three Super Bowl titles and five conference championships. As proud as I am of Matt’s many contributions to those championship teams, I truly believe that his lasting legacy will be measured by the many positive things he and his wife, Susie, have done to help others in the community. Their investment in the lives of children will pay dividends for generations to come.”
Light’s eleven-year career with the team had him playing in five Super Bowls, winning three of them. A three-time pro bowler and First-Team All-Pro in 2007, he earned the honors of being selected to the team’s 50th Anniversary Team and 2000s All-Decade Team. He was a constant presence on the field, starting 153 of 155 games played in his career.
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He joins the Patriots Hall of Fame, beating out former teammates Mike Vrabel (Former Linebacker and current Head Coach of the Tennessee Titans) and Richard Seymour (fellow 2001 draftee and former Defensive End).