Belichick: Haynesworth deal in “process” but not complete

AP

In his first press conference of the year, Bill Belichick had a lot of questions to answer.    As is usually the case, he didn’t say too much.

Belichick brought up the Albert Haynesworth trade unprompted saying the deal was in the “acquiring process” but not complete.  He then deflected any questions about Haynesworth, saying he’ll comment if and when a deal is done.

Perhaps he just wants Haynesworth to pass a physical before saying it’s a done deal.  We’ve watched enough Belichick pressers to know that there’s no way he would bring up Haynesworth’s name unless a trade was essentially agreed to.

While he wouldn’t address Haynesworth further directly, Belichick did say you can “never have too much” of a pass rush.  He also mentioned that this year, with the new practice rules in place, are evidence of the changing times in the NFL.

“I think Bob Dylan said something about that,” Belichick said with a grin before walking off the podium.

20 responses to “Belichick: Haynesworth deal in “process” but not complete

  1. If anyone could fix Haynesworth, it’s BB. This would be much needed D-Line help that the Patriots need badly.

  2. not a patriots fan, but you have to respect anyone smart enough to listen to and quote Bob Dylan.

  3. Sounds like Billy’s been listenin’ to the Basement Tapes.

    The Redskins did everything they could to keep Fat Albert out of Philly. Billy was more than happy to oblige them. Good for him.

  4. Send McNabb, who handled himself with class to the team he wanted to go to…and ship Fat Albert Haynesworthless to one of the premier 3-4 teams in the league. I like it. Heheh, Shanny you’re a bad man. Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out Al.

  5. Pats are almost as bad a fit for Haynesworth as the Skins. He does one thing really well, and that is tee off on the QB without any read-and-react responsibility.

  6. Frankly I don’t care if they can get anything out of him, between his problems off the field (lawsuit after lawsuit) and his occasional bouts of uncontrollable anger / head stomping I see him as being the absolute poster child for the phrase “More trouble than he’s worth.”

  7. Patriot fans, BB is not a friggin miracle worker and to read how much you all fawn all over this guy makes me want to puke. You act is if the guy is the second coming. Haynesworth is a turd and will continue to be a turd. Correct me IF I AM WRONG, you all run a 34 d and now answer this besides being a fat load what was Fat Al’s issue? Uh, in case you do not know I will clue you in. IT WAS PLAYING IN A 34d.

  8. It will be interesting to see how this turns out. But if Belichick can’t get something useful out of this guy, he’s not going to find many other opportunities.

  9. The Pats had no pass rush at all last season with a roster picked by Belichek, but Belichek is a genius. The Pats’ best rusher last season was Banta-Cain and he’s been released by Belichek, but Belichek is a genius. Since the Pats have no pass rush because of roster moves orchestrated by Belichek, Belichek gets Haynesworth, who’s proven that he’s prone to laying down on the field, to come in as a pass rusher, so Belichek is a genius. OK, I get it now.

  10. karlpilkington says: Jul 28, 2011 11:15 AM

    Patriot fans, BB is not a friggin miracle worker and to read how much you all fawn all over this guy makes me want to puke. You act is if the guy is the second coming. Haynesworth is a turd and will continue to be a turd. Correct me IF I AM WRONG, you all run a 34 d and now answer this besides being a fat load what was Fat Al’s issue? Uh, in case you do not know I will clue you in. IT WAS PLAYING IN A 34d.
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    I will summarize what I, and everyone else with a clue about Belichick/Patriots already knows (and has been posting about all day):

    Belichick routinely switches to 4-3 fronts, half the time. His preference is the 3-4, but he also uses the 4-3 to give the offense a different look, and to allow him to try different things. Depends on his roster more than anything.

    Belichick routinely takes prototypical Nose Tackles, and plays them at Defensive End, last year Garrard Warren, Mike Wright, and Vince Wilfork all lined up as Defensive Ends at various points of the season.

    So think of it this way, when they are playing in the 3-4 front, you are looking at Ty Warren/Vince Wilfork/Albert Haynesworth on the line. When they line up in the 4-3, you are looking at Ty Warren/Vince Wilfork/Gerrard Warren/Albert Haynesworth. Plus any combination of moving those guys from left, to right, inside to outside, etc.

    If this deal works out, the Pats just took a mediocre defense, and turned them into a top 10 defense. Again, IF things work out.

    So there you have it, you were wrong, now you have been corrected, or to use your phrasing, you have been clued in

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