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Belichick: Haynesworth deal in “process” but not complete

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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.

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20 Responses to “Belichick: Haynesworth deal in “process” but not complete”
  1. grpatriot says: Jul 28, 2011 10:06 AM

    Classic Belichick!!!

  2. bturner032002 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:07 AM

    the only pass rush your going to get out of haynesworthless is when he rushes passed you to get to the oxygen tank!

    signed,
    skins fan!

  3. lundee241 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:10 AM

    If anyone can get production out of Big Al it’s Belichick. Probably got a steal see them in the Super Bowl

  4. crysisorigins says: Jul 28, 2011 10:11 AM

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

  5. dylanmusicfane says: Jul 28, 2011 10:14 AM

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

  6. sassycat11teen says: Jul 28, 2011 10:14 AM

    Hilarious! Bill you should do stand up

  7. derekjetersmansion says: Jul 28, 2011 10:17 AM

    “You can never have enough 300-pound fatasses.”

    — Bob Dylan.

  8. saturn1111 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:29 AM

    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.

  9. revengeofthefilthymcnasty says: Jul 28, 2011 10:31 AM

    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.

  10. dallasux says: Jul 28, 2011 10:34 AM

    Redskins cant get anything right

  11. dikshuttle says: Jul 28, 2011 11:01 AM

    I really think Dylan was talking about a different KIND of rush….

  12. ICDogg says: Jul 28, 2011 11:07 AM

    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.

  13. Satan's Valet says: Jul 28, 2011 11:09 AM

    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.”

  14. 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.

  15. ICDogg says: Jul 28, 2011 11:47 AM

    Flip him to the Eagles for a higher pick.

  16. Deb says: Jul 28, 2011 12:12 PM

    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.

  17. usmutts says: Jul 28, 2011 12:34 PM

    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.

  18. jrfrom508 says: Jul 28, 2011 12:47 PM

    ^^^^ karlpilkington doesn’t seem to realize NE was in a 43 subpackage over 50% of the time last year!!! Idiot!! Hail haynesworth!!!!!

  19. MichaelEdits says: Jul 28, 2011 12:47 PM

    Knowing how rarely Belichick fails at these things, and knowing Haynesworth is friggin poison, makes this very interesting to watch.

  20. semperfi24 says: Jul 28, 2011 3:04 PM

    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.
    __________________________________

    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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