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Albert Haynesworth will now be an All-Pro

Posted on: July 28, 2011 6:36 am
Edited on: July 28, 2011 7:56 am
The Washington Redskins have traded Albert Haynesworth to the Patriots. In Washington, Haynesworth was a bum. A malcontent, a horrible teammate and a stone, cold jackass. In New England, he'll turn into the best defensive lineman in football.

The move, first reported by ESPN and confirmed by me, is typical Bill Belichick. And it will work. Because this is what Belichick does. He takes reclamation projects, jerks and castoffs, like Randy Moss, shines them up, and turns them into Pro Bowlers.

There is no question -- no question at all -- that Haynesworth will be a great player once again the way he was in Tennessee. And all the Patriots will have given up is a fifth round pick.

Remember this: when Haynesworth was in Tennessee he was considered the best interior lineman in the sport at the time.

In some ways this trade is sad. Haynesworth is being rewarded for his disgraceful behavior in Washington. He's now going to the best organization in football after a shameful tenure with the Redskins. But hell. That's football.

I've called Belichick the best coach in the history of football and been mocked for it but it's true. He can coach anyone, anywhere, any time. He'll do it again with Haynesworth.

Fat Albert will soon be gone. Dominant Haynesworth is just around the corner.

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Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2011 1:57 pm

Albert Haynesworth will now be an All-Pro

Well I'm sure all the people who are knocking these moves did the same thing when the Pats signed Randy Moss... They got some great years from him and when he started slowing down, they traded him for more then they traded to get him...

I'm not a Pats fan but they know what they are doing... Corey Dillon worked out for them, Rodney Harrison worked for them and I think Chad Johnson/Haynesworth will work for them.... They have leaders on that Team starting with Tom Brady & Belichek that have a way of making that happen

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2011 12:09 am

Albert Haynesworth will now be an All-Pro

I still can't get the vision of Haynsworth's fat bum trying to get up off the ground on Monday night Football when Michael Vick was scrambling all around and Albert got flattened coming back across in pursuit.  it's a pity that he seems to have almost eaten his way out of the NFL.  There was talk of him coming to the eagles, i'm just glad they didn't try it!

Since: Aug 17, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 5:09 pm

Albert Haynesworth will now be an All-Pro

I really hope the Pats finally getted burned for picking up everyone else's trash, but I don't think it will happen. They will somehow milk out the last bit of usefullness from these guys. I like Chad, hope he does well, Haynesworth, I couldn't care less.

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 4:04 pm

Albert Haynesworth will now be an All-Pro

I am writing this without having read any of the 100+ messages already posted on this story, so forgive me if I am repeating something someone else has already said.
Haynesworth AND Chad Johnson in New England!  I know Belichick and Brady have a way with making players do their jobs and keep their mouths shut, but does anyone think that one of these two won't be cut (ala Randy Moss) for not keeping his mouth shut or complaining until the sun goes down everyday about something?  These 2 are as much a virus in the locker room as Moss, and perhaps even worse strains.  Sure, they may play well and not say a word for the first quarter, or even half the season, but their true colors always come through eventually and they'll be riding the same bus that Moss did - out of town.  In the long run, they'll have to replace these guys before they will want to because of their demeanours and attitudes.  Therefore, it doesn't make a lot of sense to sign them at all, unless the price was too good to pass up (and I don't know what those prices may have been).

Since: Aug 2, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 2:11 pm

Albert Haynesworth will now be an All-Pro

Mike:  When bloggers are bashing you, I normally blog and take up for you; but you have put yourself out on this one.  "Fat" Albert Haynesworth will not be the "manster" you think in New England.  I'm a big Redskins fan and what I saw was a guy that got a lot of money with a new contract for playing very well for several years and then go soft and complacent.  I've seen this many times over the years and trust me the Patriots make a misstake if they think Albert will be any better for them than the Skins.  I will admit he will play adequately enough to help improve their line, but he will not be worth the money at his level of playing.  Again, he will be in a 3-4 which he does not like.  Again, he will look at his bank account and say to himself "what do I have to prove, I'm good."  [and done].  I know that Dan Snyder, the Skins over-rich owner, is fuming over having signed cemented his legacy of over-paying for players and then getting nothing out of them.  All my friends say that I'm a phenominal judge of talent at the college and NFL level.  I was a football coach at the junior lever for 12 years and always had parents telling me that they wish their kid was on my team because I knew just what each kid could do and where they should play.  Check my fantasy numbers--That's proof that I'm pretty good.  Anyway, in the future be careful what you say.  You've got a lot of haters out there.  Stop trying to make more.  Take care...JMan

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 10:38 am

Albert Haynesworth will now be an All-Pro

yeah what a move--a fat malcontent to team with an even fatter underachiever who only make taclkes when they trip and fall into the running lanes--the team will now travel by US Air Force cargo plane to all away games in order to be able to handle the excess weight of fat albert and vice wolfolk--patriots are grrrrrrrrrreat--

Since: Oct 6, 2010
Posted on: July 29, 2011 10:20 am

Albert Haynesworth will now be an All-Pro

new england is the best what a move!  haynesworth goes great with wilfork and they will be unstoppable. better hope you dont get double tackled by them cause thats a career ender. PATRIOTS ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 10:00 am

Albert Haynesworth will now be an All-Pro

so you didn't watch football in 2007?

Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 9:46 am

Albert Haynesworth will now be an All-Pro

Thank goodness for College Football !!!      

the two biggest differences between the NFL and NCAA:
1. The players in the NFL are bigger, stronger, faster, better
2. The NFL has a salary cap, the NCAA doesn't. So in the NCAA, the richest teams can buy the best roster and keep winning. In the NFL, they have to build the best team by front office and sideline skill, not by cash alone.

Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 9:35 am

Albert Haynesworth will now be an All-Pro

This is why the NFL continues it´s slow implosion. Creating a general unempathetic "feel" to the game to so many fans. Do you really believe Haynesworth will play with the same intensity that got him his Redskin contract? He will begin totally committed...I´m sure Bellichick has performance standards set. But when you can chill with all those millions, it´s got to be tough to put your body at "risk" when you got the prize and the reason you risked the biscuit in the first place! 

I just don´t see it ... I have yet to see a player come back from "self-imposed" active retirement and begin posting league leading numbers. I remember seeing Haynesworth chastized for reporting to camp out of shape and this was right after the mega contract. What a crime ... but as the saying goes "You can get more with a pen, than with a gun" ...and it´s technically legal.

I expect to see a burst of effort, a leveling off period, then average play. I also don´t see much time for Big Al as a Patriot, Belichick won´t put up with the behavior and mediocre effort. 

Thank goodness for College Football !!!      
;     &nbs

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