New England Patriots Patriots Talk: Sebastian Vollmer Officially Declares Retirement Share Tweet Published 6 months ago on May 17, 2017 By stephenhilton Patriots Talk: Sebastian Vollmer Officially Declares Retirement Well at this point, it’s all but confirmed now that former Patriots [right tackle] Sebastian ‘Seabass’ Vollmer is considering retirement from the NFL. The 32-year old, confirmed the news on an Sirius XM Radio interview a few days ago. I called this months ago when the Patriots released as he was of PUP list and the missed the entire due to shoulder and hip injury. He had reported that at this time, May 16th, he lost a significant amount of weight within the past year. Vollmer had stated that he dropped about 75 pounds which is significant considering he was on average above 320 pounds as a offensive tackle for the team. Vollmer has confirmed he will not play football anymore with his release. Considering his significant drop in weight makes him too light to play on the offensive line now, its quite clear he is done. His weight right now would be 245 if his statement on losing 75 pounds is accurate. The photo below shows Sebastian as of April which is a significant weight lost from last year just based on his overall size. The Germans @NFLDeutschland @themarkuskuhn #Germanators #Germansatwork pic.twitter.com/ulTLVsSLee — Sebastian Vollmer (@SebVollmer) April 27, 2017 Even though Vollmer didn’t get the chance to help the Patriots go forward to their Super Bowl run, its very nice to see that he will be able to retire with little consequences. His injuries over the course of his career likely became too much for him at this stage in his life and its likely for the better. Auf Wiedersehen Seabass , Patriots nation is going to miss you. Related Topics:featuredNew England PatriotsPatriotsRetirement Up Next NFL Issues A Statement Relating To Tom Brady’s Concussion News Don't Miss Patriots Talk: Gisele In Interview Says Tom Brady Had A Concussion During 2016 Season stephenhilton Stephen is a Contributing Editor for Trifecta Sports Network and covers the New England Patriots and the NFL. Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Patriots Talk: Patriots Shut Out Raiders In Mexico City Patriots Football Talk: Patriots Perfect Against The Broncos The Good, the Bad and the Ugly NFL Week 10 Picks, Patriots At Broncos Sunday Night The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Patriots Trade Of Garoppolo Looks Puzzling New England Patriots Patriots Talk: Patriots Shut Out Raiders In Mexico City Published 2 days ago on November 20, 2017 By stephenhilton What a day for the Patriots to secure a win in the most Patriot way possible. The game was effectively over before the 2nd quarter ended. The team was dominant throughout the entire duration of the game and it showed. In many ways, there were a number of factors within this game that caused the Raiders to ultimately fold early on in the game The Altitude Difference Rob Gronkowski on practicing in high altitude: "You can feel it; I'm glad we're doing it." https://t.co/bRVF74yNF0 — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) November 16, 2017 The Patriots had the smart idea to stay in Denver and travel to Colorado Springs to adjust their bodies to the pressures of high altitude. The Raiders took the same approach when they traveled to Mexico City to play against the Houston Texans in Week 11 of the 2016 season. Although, the method worked last year, you can’t deny that there was a lot of outside interference in that game. This time around, it was very clearly from just the fact that CB Stephon Gilmore and WR Danny Amendola leaving the game due to dehydration showed how taxing the high altitude was on them. The Raiders were arguably worse with their team as they allowed 4 turnovers on the offense yesterdays. The sheer pressure the game put on most of the players was quite significant in this game for both team. But the Patriots ultimately minimzed the effect that it had on them. Continue Reading New England Patriots Patriots Football Talk: Patriots Dominance Continues In Mexico Published 2 days ago on November 20, 2017 By Christian Bullock It was a sunny Sunday at the Estadio Azteca, Mexico’s Premier Stadium, in Mexico City. The New England Patriots were facing off against the Oakland Raiders in what was called a Road Game. It was a made for TV experience to draw in a more viewers and fans. It was the NFL’s way to reach a larger market, that being fans in Mexico City. The Game showed off the best in the NFL. And you know what? The best Team in the NFL showed what it means to be the best. Of course I’m talking about the Patriots dominating yet another Team. They continue to out preform their opponents on the field. It’s something that this year’s Team has grown in to. From being just a contender to being an all-out reigning champ; this Team has figured out how to be great. Today’s game was proof of that! I’d say they played perfect, but they didn’t get the shut out. Hey you can’t have everything! Continue Reading New England Patriots NFL Talk: Week 11 Picks Published 5 days ago on November 17, 2017 By stephenhilton We are finally getting down to the last stretch of the season where teams will finally start to line up where they will make the playoffs and those who will simply tank for the higher pick in the 2018 NFL draft. At this point, most people have teams figured out and know how games should go from here on out. As of now, I got 11-3 correct last week, which puts me at 95-51 for the season. Tennessee Titans @ Pittsburgh Steelers: Winner – Steelers At this point in the season, I think the Titans will likely make the wildcard as Jacksonville will run away with the division. The Steelers are pretty much a lock for the playoffs. Their division has the Browns with the worst record in the NFL, and the Bengals and Ravens have fallen off. Even though the game was already played yesterday here was my thoughts before the game: They are playing the Titans at home and the Steelers defense has been a hack of a surprise for this season. It’s mainly because of how much money was invested into their offense yet their defense has improved substantially from last year. The 2nd best passing defense in the NFL (allowing only 181.8 passing yards per game) and 11th against the run (allowing 102.7 rushing yards per game). The Titans will have some serious difficulties holding the Steelers down while they are playing at home. Despite the Titans not having a bad team by any stretch (they have the 6th best rushing defense in the NFL), this is the Steelers game to lose and thankfully after what we have seen, that isn’t alot. Steelers won by 40-17 and my prediction was they would score 27-20. (Titans couldn’t even get me that) Jacksonville Jaguars @ Cleveland Browns: Winner – Jaguars If the Jags somehow throw this game away I will be so done with predicting their games this season. The Browns are a team that needs a massive overhaul and I don’t see it being enough for them to win this game. The Jaguars will win this game 24-21 with Blake Bortles somehow almost throwing the game away. Almost. 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