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Haynesworth trade makes sense for Pats, Redskins

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Let’s preface this one by acknowledging that, if the Bengals had traded for Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, we’d all rolling our eyes and talking once more about how stupid the front office in Cincinnati is.  But since the Patriots did it, many in the media will be predisposed to spinning the move in a way that advances the legend of Bill Belichick.

To be sure, Belichick has taken a huge risk by giving a new home to a guy who wasn’t happy with a $100 million mansion.  But Belichick also won’t hesitate to put Haynesworth out on the street if Haynesworth says or does any of the things he did in Washington.

And then the media will be predisposed to spinning the move in a way that paints Belichick as a genius for dumping Haynesworth and sending a clear message to a young, impressionable team.  Less than a year after the media killed Brad Childress for cutting Randy Moss less than a month after Belichick unloaded a guy who may have come in handy during that playoff game against the Jets.

For now, let’s assume Haynesworth passes his conditioning test (ass . . . you . . . me) and that he makes the team.  As resident Patriots homer expert Rosenthal points out, the Pats use a 4-3 front roughly half the time.  Thus, Haynesworth likely will be a part-time player, but he possibly will be in the alignment he prefers 100 percent of the time that he’s on the field.

And while there’s no way he’d be asked to play the nose tackle position in New England’s 3-4 alignment, thanks to the presence of Vince Wilfork, Belichick surely wouldn’t expect Haynesworth to be a traditional lineman-occupying presence at defensive end in that formation.  That’s where Belichick’s brain becomes important.  When a player doesn’t like a certain type of system, it’s because he doesn’t play as well in that system.  So instead of forcing Haynesworth to eat his brussel sprouts, Belichick will find ways to let Haynesworth get the most out of his talents.  Who knows?  Maybe that will mean periodically lining him up on the edge in obvious passing situations and letting him maul a tackle one-on-one and chase down the quarterback.

Either way, the move can’t hurt an anemic pass rush that lost is most productive sack machine since 2009 with the decision to cut Tully Banta-Cain.

For practical purposes, Haynesworth’s $100 million contract is, in reality, a four-year, $48 million package.  The Redskins have already paid the majority of that money.  If Haynesworth has any pride whatsoever (the jury is still out on that one), he’ll try hard this year to redeem himself, like he did after he took a cleat to the forehead of Andre Gurode in 2006.  Next year, Haynesworth necessarily will be in a contract year, like he was in 2007 and 2008.

If he plays like he did in 2007 and 2008, it could be one of the smartest moves Belichick ever made.

That said, we’re still surprised that the Patriots would welcome a guy who has had so many off-field (and on-field) problems.  The Gurode assault and battery is something for which Haynesworth should have been not only suspended but also prosecuted, and his propensity for driving anything and everything as fast as he can got a kid seriously injured a couple of years ago.  And while Haynesworth’s alleged treatment of a waitress at a D.C. hotel pales in comparison to the allegations against less-than-one-week Patriot Christian Peter, Haynesworth’s history could make ownership more than a little queasy.

For the Redskins, the willingness of coach Mike Shanahan to cut his losses and take what he could get makes sense.  He ignored the fact that he missed his chance to get more for Haynesworth in 2010, opting instead to give the franchise the fresh start it so badly needed.  Besides, like the Saints possibly shipping Reggie Bush to the Dolphins, trading Haynesworth to the Patriots is a lot better than cutting him and watching him take the Acela to Philly, the new home of former Titans defensive line coach Jim Washburn.

Of course, Haynesworth could still end up with the Eagles.  And if that’s where Haynesworth wants to be, all he has to do is act a little bit in Foxboro like did last year in D.C.

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  1. melonnhead says: Jul 28, 2011 9:13 AM

    And then the media will be predisposed to spinning the move in a way that paints Belichick as a genius for dumping Haynesworth

    —————————————————————-

    Why are you talking about “the media” like you’re not a part of it? Didn’t you say that Kraft is the “only owner that players truly trust”?

  2. scubasteve4930 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:15 AM

    Smart move for the Pats. Belichick wont tolerate this blob acting like the way he did in Washington.

  3. rdms says: Jul 28, 2011 9:15 AM

    Gonna be interesting, that’s for sure. Go Pats.

  4. scudbot says: Jul 28, 2011 9:16 AM

    The Redskins must have given Belichick four draft picks to take Haynesworth off their roster.

  5. steelbydesign says: Jul 28, 2011 9:16 AM

    Wasn’t part of the reason Albert was so unhappy in Washington (besides the fact that Shanny wouldn’t let him just be fat and lazy), was that they played a 3-4… and doesn’t NE play a 3-4?

  6. southpaw2k says: Jul 28, 2011 9:16 AM

    “For now, let’s assume Haynesworth passes his conditioning test (ass . . . you . . . me) and that he makes the team. ”

    Funniest line I’ve heard all week by far. Possibly all month.

    I’m setting the over/under on number of conditioning tests Haynesworth needs to pass at 2.5.

  7. cakemixa says: Jul 28, 2011 9:16 AM

    Any other team would be getting KILLED for actually TRADING SOMETHING for AH. Seriously.

  8. grpatriot says: Jul 28, 2011 9:18 AM

    I don’t think Big Al liked getting tossed under the bus? One thing BB would never do! He’ll just cut him if there’s issues…

  9. ytsejamer1 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:19 AM

    well said…except for this:
    Either way, the move can’t hurt an anemic pass rush that lost is most productive sack machine since 2009 with the decision to cut Tully Banta-Cain.

    Productive sack machine?!?!? Please take that out…it negates almost every good point you made.

    As I mentioned in the earlier post regarding the trade, this is great. One of the things that hasn’t been mentioned much is that our defense hasn’t had the type of guy to can be nasty, gritty, and more importantly a playmaker (in AH’s case, when he wants to be). That hopefully will be a little bit infectious with the other players.

    He essentially got AH for nothing…BB will acquire five or six more fifth round picks before 2013.

    BB doesn’t care how his image is presented in the media. He does what he think is right, everyone else be damned.

  10. joeinoh says: Jul 28, 2011 9:20 AM

    BB is a genius – just ask him.

  11. bottleknockers says: Jul 28, 2011 9:21 AM

    As a Skins fan it will be hard to forget the huge mistakes that ended up being McNabb and Haynesworth.

    With that said, I’m very happy they were moved to teams prior to the Veteran cut window opens up.

    Having McNabb’s money and Haynesworth money freed up, means more chances to fill the roster with players the Redskins surely need.

  12. jbl429 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:22 AM

    Good points, but $5MM this year is still a lot to pay for a part-time defensive lineman.

  13. brutus9448 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:22 AM

    I doubt haynsworth cares to get cut. Shanahan almost cut him last year and he didn’t care then

  14. amaf21 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:23 AM

  15. 66rick says: Jul 28, 2011 9:23 AM

    3 cheating, meaningless, tainted superbowl titles*
    everyone will always know that and remember.

  16. MVQB7 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:26 AM

    This will be keep the PFT headlines flowing for sometime to come I am sure.

  17. captainobvious1 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:26 AM

    gotta echo ytsejamer1 – calling TBC a “sack machine” is ridiculous. if he’s playing Buffalo, sure. otherwise he sucks. also got to take issue with the media’s obsession with Randy Moss in that Jets game. Brady played like crap and the o-line stunk. Brandon Spikes stood there and watched as a three yard drag route became a 50 yard play. Chung botched a fake punt. in short, the whole team stunk. doubt randy would’ve made much of a difference, particularly with Revis all over him.

  18. amuzed2dth says: Jul 28, 2011 9:27 AM

    Albert gets to play in a system where his talents are allowed to be used properly.
    Beware, he is a beast.
    Not much of a driver, but heck of a DT.
    I can not wait to see him play in the Pats 4-3 package.

  19. thewizardsrevenge says: Jul 28, 2011 9:27 AM

    we’d all rolling our eyes

    And you would be correct, considering the respective histories of the two franchises.

    I used to like Cincinnati in the Wyche/Boomer days, but I’ve come to realize there is little hope with the current ownership.

  20. homelanddefense says: Jul 28, 2011 9:29 AM

    seriously, I understand the hatred for the Pats from some fans but lets be real here…

    His guaranteed money has already been paid by the Skins. If he comes here and works out, great its a steal. If he dogs it or doesnt play to his past level he will get cut with almost no dead money on the Pats cap.

    Its low risk high reward.

  21. southpaw2k says: Jul 28, 2011 9:29 AM

    grpatriot,

    “I don’t think Big Al liked getting tossed under the bus?”

    That line gave me a hilarious picture in my head if taken literally. I doubt Fat Albert would be able to fit underneath a bus if thrown under one.

  22. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Jul 28, 2011 9:29 AM

    This is the kind of move you make when you have big time street cred. Haynesworth is now under the gun because the rest of the league knows: if you can’t play for the hooded one, how are you going to play for me (see: Moss)

  23. terrellochouno says: Jul 28, 2011 9:29 AM

    cakemixa says:
    Jul 28, 2011 9:16 AM
    Any other team would be getting KILLED for actually TRADING SOMETHING for AH. Seriously.

    ———————-

    Absolutely agree, & even though I’m happy to have Haynesworth out of our hair, if Belichick traded Tom Brady for Tyler Palko, most of the media would praise it as a genius move with the standard “Belichick knows what he’s doing” line.

  24. boyshole25 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:29 AM

    im so glad that video was posted. that in a nutshell, was what haynesworth brought to the table in D.C. nothing but shining and tough guy faces on the sidelines

  25. rexryansdirtysock says: Jul 28, 2011 9:30 AM

    Patriots don’t play 50% of their snaps in the 4-3.

    They play 50% of the snaps in sub-packages.

    And that’s a huge difference.

  26. boyshole25 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:30 AM

    im so glad that video was posted. that in a nutshell, was what haynesworth brought to the table in D.C. nothing but whining and tough guy faces on the sidelines

  27. goat2060 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:30 AM

    It’s sick the media’s love for the Pats. They can do no wrong. Like the article said. They get him..great move..it blows up they will say..great move.. (puke). Even the title says it all. Instead of “Pats take a risk on…..” it’s all about “What a smart move…” Don’t understand why the Pats get a lifetime media love pass.

  28. buzmeg says: Jul 28, 2011 9:31 AM

    First it was Corey Dillon; then Randy Moss; now Fat Albert Haynesworth. Can Belichick pull off another reclamation project? I think he can, BUT if Fat Albert messes with Bill’s D he’ll be gone faster than a fart in the wind.

  29. ace613 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:34 AM

    Boohoo…cheating…Boohoo…spygate…Boohoo…tuck rule….Get over it- and put your big boy pants on.

    I wouldnt want any other person coaching this team than Belicheck. Love him or hate him or call him a cheat- guess what? He still has 3 Trophies (not tainted at all- very shiny. I have seen them at the Hall at Patriots Place) and is a lock for the Hall of Fame.

    For now, I will give Albert the benefit of the doubt until he messes up. Until then, Welcome to the Patriots!!!

  30. fink says: Jul 28, 2011 9:36 AM

    With a couple of bad seasons behind us, people will continue to beat up on my Redskins for this, at least for another day or two. But notice what is now largely *absent* on the Redskin roster: with Clinton Portis gone, McNabb gone, and now Haynesworth gone, what ‘distraction’ (i.e. big ego with big mouth) players are left in DC? DeAngelo Hall maybe. That’s about it. In short: Though we still have to prove it on the field, I *like* how this team is being built.

  31. blackqbwhiterb says: Jul 28, 2011 9:37 AM

    Glad Shanahan cut his losses on Fat Albert and McNabb. Now let’s see him continue the trend of filling the roster with young anonymous guys he can make into good players, and avoid signing any big name Free Agents and overpaying, like for example a certain QB that’s going to be cut from the Titans any second now……

  32. drithe says: Jul 28, 2011 9:39 AM

    Belichick is one of the greatest coaches ever.

    If this little experiment of his works, he will have a tremendous defense. If not then he will show his authority and dump the big guy and prove to his younger team that he is the boss.

    I predict another superbowl for Brady and the boys.

    End of Line.

  33. ovfan says: Jul 28, 2011 9:39 AM

    Lets see the Redskins gave Haynesworth 100 million reasons to play the 3-4 defense and he did not want to! His whole excuse for being an ass in DC was the 3-4 defense unless I’m a fool NE runs the 3-4 defense. NE does not have the leaders on defense they once had so GOOD LUCK NE. I’m just glad he is not in DC anymore!!!

  34. Patskrieg dot com says: Jul 28, 2011 9:39 AM

    I really like that this is the exact opposite of what Chris Collinsworth just wrote, and was dead wrong about:

    http://footballpros.com/content.php/1045-Albert-Haynesworth-to-the-Patriots-Really

  35. melonnhead says: Jul 28, 2011 9:42 AM

    It’s sick the media’s love for the Pats. They can do no wrong. Like the article said. They get him..great move..it blows up they will say..great move.. (puke). Even the title says it all. Instead of “Pats take a risk on…..” it’s all about “What a smart move…” Don’t understand why the Pats get a lifetime media love pass.

    —————————————————————–

    East coast bias.

  36. ladymacesq says: Jul 28, 2011 9:42 AM

    What’s the over/under on how long it takes AH to not like it in New England and try to implode the team?

    If you’re a waitress in NE, be careful… Fat Albert is coming for you. HEY HEY HEY!

  37. dansnydersux says: Jul 28, 2011 9:45 AM

    That Patriots-Skins game at FedEx in December should be interesting.

  38. belicheckyoself says: Jul 28, 2011 9:46 AM

    This is great news. This guy was a beast in Nashville. I don’t know what the problem is in DC, they knocked down two really good players in AH and Mcnabb. Like they brought them in just to abuse them. That looked really weird from the outside, and Shanahan’s a known nutcase so…

    This is a great move by NE. They did this specifically so he didn’t end up on NYJ and crush Danny Woodhead. He will probably end LT’s season pretty early, take the running game away from a lot of teams that rely on it (NYJ, BAL) and have used it well against NE lately. He’s a good pass rusher too, and scares the hell out of young QB’s (again NYJ BAL).

    I think WAS was able to get what they could for him mainly because the Pats really didn’t want this guy in the division.

  39. mpayne12 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:48 AM

    Glad he’s gone skins got something for nothing. They would have cut him before the season start so a 5th rounder is much better than nothing. Pats fans good luck you will need it with this guy.

  40. homelanddefense says: Jul 28, 2011 9:50 AM

    “goat2060 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:30 AM

    It’s sick the media’s love for the Pats. They can do no wrong. Like the article said. They get him..great move..it blows up they will say..great move.. (puke). Even the title says it all. Instead of “Pats take a risk on…..” it’s all about “What a smart move…” Don’t understand why the Pats get a lifetime media love pass.”

    Yeah because the media completely ignored that whole spy gate thing right? Clearly an attempt to LOVE the Pats. They made that thing so much bigger than it was.

  41. polegojim says: Jul 28, 2011 9:53 AM

    Albert – I haven’t been a fan, but… welcome. Please show us that all the drama and underperformance in Washington was a really a plea to get out of there.

    Haynesworth tired of working within an inept organization in a constant state of personnel tumult. Will all this turnover amount to anything more than, well… turnover?

    Some coaches hide behind ‘rebuilding’ for several years, then it becomes evident the team is going no where. That’s what happened to Shanny in Denver. No Elway, No Davis, No where.

    We’ll see how Albert does with fair and toughminded Belichik, in lieu of a totalitarian regime of Shanny.

  42. rc33 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:53 AM

    BB is a genius – just ask him.

    —————————————————————–

    A mind-numbingly dumb post.
    When…ever…has Belichick blown his own horn?
    Ever?
    Name one time..

  43. polishrod says: Jul 28, 2011 9:54 AM

    This is awesome! I respect the heck out of the Patriots, but don’t we all secretly want to see someone “test” good ole Billy Boy Belichick?

    I just wish the Pats were on Hard Knocks…. then signed TO half-way through camp!

    I’d bet half my wages on Big Al getting at least 8-10 sacks this year. Guy has loads of potential and Pats will put him in schemes to succeed. I mean they made, Tully Banta-Cana-Housmazadeh-Green-Ellis into a star pass rusher!

  44. infectorman says: Jul 28, 2011 9:54 AM

    66rick says:
    Jul 28, 2011 9:23 AM
    3 cheating, meaningless, tainted superbowl titles*
    everyone will always know that and remember.

    KILLS me how people cling to this “cheating” BS as if every other team in the league wasn’t doing the exact same thing. Why did so many coaches and NFL personnel come out and say the Pats did ” nothing new ” or “nothing that hasn’t been done by other teams”.
    Just because Belicheck was so brazen and arrogant about doing it, doens’t mean he was the only one doing it. You people are so F&%$&ing naive it is almost scary….
    Pitiful that you still cling to this as having virutally any merit at all.
    They won, and the Rams, Panthers and Eagles lost. Its over & done with, get over you freaking adolescent cry babies!!!!

  45. miselism says: Jul 28, 2011 9:54 AM

    Nnamdi wont do any good for the Jets if Sanchez gets squashed by the big, new massive line 10 times a game..

  46. gimmeabruschi says: Jul 28, 2011 9:55 AM

    “But since the Patriots did it, many in the media will be predisposed to spinning the move in a way that advances the legend of Bill Belichick.”

    Few Pat’s fans will admit the spin that surrounds the BB legend. He is a great football mind, but maybe not quite as great as he is made out to be.

    This is an interesting move. There is great talent here. If anybody can unwrap that again it could be Belichick. Oddly, guys with head problems seem to respect BB’s no nonsense approach. Things just got a lot more interesting in Foxboro.

  47. stupadassle says: Jul 28, 2011 9:56 AM

    Sounds like a coach desperate to save his legacy of “genius” who hasn’t won a superbowl post spygate.

  48. bturner032002 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:00 AM

    there is a god!

    signed,
    skins fan

  49. scottnrsv says: Jul 28, 2011 10:02 AM

    good move for the Pats if he regains his past form, and only a small gamble. As a Jets fan I hate it, but a good move for the pats

  50. stupadassle says: Jul 28, 2011 10:04 AM

    Not tainted at all and Teddy Kennedy didn’t kill anyone and wasn’t a drunk and Obama is a great president and Santa Claus is real as is the tooth fairy (he’s in congress and goes by the name Barney Frank)

  51. 1historian says: Jul 28, 2011 10:08 AM

    Fink – I’ve never been a skins fan but they used to be a team that was respected and feared by other teams. Right now they are a joke and – considering their history – that’s too bad. I hope Shanahan can make them at least respectable.

    I am a Pats fan but I just had an acid flashback – what other team was/is known for ‘reclamation projects’? – the Oakland Raiders.

    And then Bill Belichik and Al Davis together came into my mind.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    To those of you who object to the phrase “Belichik knows what he is doing.”

    Hasn’t he proved that over the last 11 years and counting? Would you hate the Patriots as heartily as you do if that were not the case?

  52. anactualnflowner says: Jul 28, 2011 10:09 AM

    Pats fans, this move might just have been a steal if Haynesworth can play like he has in the past. BUT as a Packer fan who respects the way you have built your team up to this point, it disappoints me that you guys would bring in such a low character guy. I hate when guys with his lazy “I’ll-play-when-I-feel-like” attitude succeed. From a talent standpoint, this move makes sense. But from a character perspective this move kind of goes against the grain of what I thought the Pats were all about.

  53. snnyjcbs says: Jul 28, 2011 10:14 AM

    They say that as people get older they start to lose their marbles and old Belichick has lost a few. I am sure that all the coaches with young Teams would love to have a lazy, selfish, me first slob of a player around their young team to help mold them. lol

    The old dude is grasping for straws, the Pats have not mattered in a bunch of years now except in the minds of all the media wanta be man friends of “the genuis”, lol a bunch.

  54. 66rick says: Jul 28, 2011 10:16 AM

    infectorman says:
    Jul 28, 2011 9:54 AM
    66rick says:
    Jul 28, 2011 9:23 AM
    3 cheating, meaningless, tainted superbowl titles*
    everyone will always know that and remember.

    KILLS me how people cling to this “cheating” BS as if every other team in the league wasn’t doing the exact same thing. Why did so many coaches and NFL personnel come out and say the Pats did ” nothing new ” or “nothing that hasn’t been done by other teams”.
    Just because Belicheck was so brazen and arrogant about doing it, doens’t mean he was the only one doing it. You people are so F&%$&ing naive it is almost scary….
    Pitiful that you still cling to this as having virutally any merit at all.
    They won, and the Rams, Panthers and Eagles lost. Its over & done with, get over you freaking adolescent cry babies!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHA, kills you cause it’s a true statement. That’s what all other NFL fans outside n.e. think! Why have they been irrelevant/failures for 6 years? 18-1. killer.

  55. 1historian says: Jul 28, 2011 10:18 AM

    66rick:

    The Pats got caught stealing defensive signals in the first half of the first game of the 2007 season. They were told to stop – they did.
    Would it not follow that the league would keep an extra sharp eye on them for the rest of the season? Of course it would.

    Any complaints? None. Since then? None.

    The claim that they had been stealing signals for years before then – any proof? None. (And I always found it interesting that the guy who turned them in was an ex-assistant coach under Belichik.)

    Stealing the other team’s signals has been going on in all sports since before the invention of dirt.

    If you suspect that the other team is stealing your signals there is a simple solution:

    Change. Your. Signals.

  56. capslockkey says: Jul 28, 2011 10:23 AM

    This is ridiculous. It’s not the money that makes Haynesworth a risk, it’s his attitude and his ability to become a huge distraction. He’s the defensive version of TO.

    Apparently Belichick is bulletproof. The Patriots could trade for the Prince of Darkness and all we’d hear from the media is how it “makes sense”. If this was any other team, you guys would all be blasting them.

  57. molson48187 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:25 AM

    Biggest surprise is that BB would actually let go of one of his precious draft picks. He’s like one of those greedy billionaires. Thinks he can take it to the grave with him.

  58. southbeachtalent says: Jul 28, 2011 10:36 AM

    Redskins got fleeced!

  59. oldhamletman says: Jul 28, 2011 10:45 AM

    BB’s ego might have failed him on this one… Haynesy is one step from a JaMarcus…. good luck Pats….

  60. pastabelly says: Jul 28, 2011 10:48 AM

    He can’t be a worse investment than Adalius Thomas. He fills a need. Hopefully, Big Vince will keep in line.

  61. bozosforall says: Jul 28, 2011 10:51 AM

    1historian says:
    Jul 28, 2011 10:08 AM
    Fink – I’ve never been a skins fan but they used to be a team that was respected and feared by other teams. Right now they are a joke and – considering their history – that’s too bad. I hope Shanahan can make them at least respectable.

    I am a Pats fan but I just had an acid flashback – what other team was/is known for ‘reclamation projects’? – the Oakland Raiders.

    And then Bill Belichik and Al Davis together came into my mind.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    To those of you who object to the phrase “Belichik knows what he is doing.”

    Hasn’t he proved that over the last 11 years and counting? Would you hate the Patriots as heartily as you do if that were not the case?

    ___
    News flash: No one “hates” the Patriots.

    Just their fan base, the most obnoxious, self-aggrandizing, bogus, hypocritical, whiny fan base on the planet. I guess that nearly a century of Red Sox fan whining about the Yankees dominance had to manifest itself somehow though.

  62. flash1283 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:53 AM

    snnyjcbs says:
    Jul 28, 2011 10:14 AM

    The old dude is grasping for straws, the Pats have not mattered in a bunch of years now except in the minds of all the media wanta be man friends of “the genuis”, lol a bunch.
    ——

    STUPID!!!!!
    I love it when morons get on here and say the Pats “are irrelevant ” or “have not mattered” because they haven’t won an SB in 6 years.

    By that dumbass logic the Jets or the colts or the Ravens are also “irrelevant ” .

    They put a competitive team on the field every year, does that mean they are going to win the SB every year?

    No, not at all, but to say that a team that just won it’s div and finished with a 14-2 record is” irrelevant or doesn’t matter” is just lame!!!

    I guess the only relevant team is GB.

    And please tell us how it is a desperate move , they gave up a laye 5 th round pick. If he sucks it up in the preseason they cut him and that’s all they lose.

    Some of you people are just STUPID!!!

  63. justkeepinitclassy says: Jul 28, 2011 10:59 AM

    Just took out the cancer and injected it into the Pats… enjoy that fat bundle of joy

  64. mjgasper177 says: Jul 28, 2011 11:06 AM

    Philly and New England love to deal….so maybe big Bill turns around and sends him down to Washburn for some future draft pick

  65. trajanthe1st says: Jul 28, 2011 11:09 AM

    If BB can’t fix this fat azz, no body can. Albert( extra crisy bucket of chicken) Haynesworth needs his azz kicked two or three times a day.

  66. thefiesty1 says: Jul 28, 2011 11:24 AM

    A match made in heaven. Two jerks together as coach and player. Perfect.

  67. skinsrock says: Jul 28, 2011 11:46 AM

    I don’t care what he does in NE… He’s in a different conference now… He’s your problem now… He probably will make an impact for them, but who cares?

  68. 4evrnyt says: Jul 28, 2011 11:51 AM

    Would the Patriots have traded for Haynesworth if Myra was still alive.

    I’ve always heard that she was very vocal against low character players and the team would cut or not sign players of this caliber because of her.

  69. hairpie says: Jul 28, 2011 11:51 AM

    Anyone stupid enough to think the Pats were stealing signals by taping should go find another sport… how about basketball?

  70. psousa1 says: Jul 28, 2011 11:56 AM

    Oakland still takes on reclamation projects but the last one to work out was John Matuzak 35 years ago. NE will get two productive years out of him and if he starts with his act his ass will get shipped out. It’s potentially win/win for NE. Washington paid him most of his money already (bonus)

  71. pfii63 says: Jul 28, 2011 12:17 PM

    Prediction: He gives us three good years in NE, then talks his way into a trade and Minnesota gives us a 3rd rounder for him. He will then be cut and signed by the Titans.

    Deja vu.

  72. tellemallrex says: Jul 28, 2011 12:23 PM

    Good move by the pats. As a jet fan it shows the pats strategy, stop the run force Sanchez to shine or fail.

  73. gimmeabruschi says: Jul 28, 2011 12:31 PM

    stupadassle says: Jul 28, 2011 9:56 AM

    Sounds like a coach desperate to save his legacy of “genius” who hasn’t won a superbowl post spygate.

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    More properly stated; he hasn’t won a superbowl since the many good players he inherited when he took over the team got old and are gone (Law, Bruschi, Vinatieri, McGinist, Faulk, Brown etc.)

    Crying about the spygate thing is tired and only a few fools even mention it anymore. Yes, it was stupid for BB to continue doing it after the league memo clarified that it was prohibited, but the superbowl wins came long before the memo so there is no substance to the argument that the trophys were affected. It was only the memo which specified such taping was not allowed.

  74. mumakata says: Jul 28, 2011 12:54 PM

    So long as this blob lays out sanchize or any other jet and then self destructs and screws with the pats chemistry, it’s a good trade.

  75. expatpatfan says: Jul 28, 2011 4:07 PM

    To put some perspective on what this cost the Pats, here are the last few 5th rounders:

    2011: Marcus Cannon (Pulling for the guy, he’s a great story, but we’ll see)
    2010: Zoltan Mesko (P)
    2009: George Bussey (OL–currently in the AFL)
    2008: Matt Slater (decent special teams guy, but pretty much only ever going to play special teams)
    2007: Clint Oldenburg (OL–not in the league)

  76. smellmyface says: Jul 28, 2011 8:37 PM

    OMG the Pats fans on here are missing chromosomes. Why keep saying he wanted out because of Shanahan. Did you not watch football 2 years ago? Or mabye you did start watching last year if so go watch some tape of him laying on the field…being carted off and coming back 8 plays later. Or after 2 snaps being hunched over sucking air and you people really think he will go to NE and be some great force? And for your great coach what has NE won since they were busted for cheating and Goodell somehow loses the tapes. Yeah its alot easier to win when you know the exact play and the formations the other team is running it from.

  77. infectorman says: Jul 28, 2011 10:42 PM

    66rick says:
    Jul 28, 2011 10:16 AM
    infectorman says:
    Jul 28, 2011 9:54 AM
    66rick says:
    Jul 28, 2011 9:23 AM
    3 cheating, meaningless, tainted superbowl titles*
    everyone will always know that and remember.

    KILLS me how people cling to this “cheating” BS as if every other team in the league wasn’t doing the exact same thing. Why did so many coaches and NFL personnel come out and say the Pats did ” nothing new ” or “nothing that hasn’t been done by other teams”.
    Just because Belicheck was so brazen and arrogant about doing it, doens’t mean he was the only one doing it. You people are so F&%$&ing naive it is almost scary….
    Pitiful that you still cling to this as having virutally any merit at all.
    They won, and the Rams, Panthers and Eagles lost. Its over & done with, get over you freaking adolescent cry babies!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHA, kills you cause it’s a true statement. That’s what all other NFL fans outside n.e. think! Why have they been irrelevant/failures for 6 years? 18-1. killer.

    Clearly, I gave you too much credit in my last post describing you and your position with the word ” adolescent”. “Infantile” was the appropriate adjective based on your childish absurd retort.
    You try to be nice and looks where it gets ya!

    You have negative Football knowledge. Go watch the WNBA or something thats more suitable to your ” speed”

  78. guypatsfan says: Jul 28, 2011 11:41 PM

    Wilfork and Haynesworth on the same line! The Pats are building a brick wall of a defensive front. They’ll be almost impossible to rush on from the inside, so teams will try to rush the edges, where the Pats’ young team speed will take care of that. But they still need a penetrating edge rusher when the other team passes, they still havn’t solved their pass rushing needs. Hopefully they’ll get someone before the season starts.

  79. 1historian says: Jul 29, 2011 7:12 PM

    Bozo – There are LOTS of people who hate the Patriots – just check some of the posts on just this link. And undoubtedly part of the reason why is that as a team they are thought of as somewhat arrogant. When you have been at their level of excellence for 10 straight years and are looking forward to #11 and more after that, your fans get to be like that – that’s part of the FUN of being a Pats fan.

    Your remark about the Sox and the Yankees – point taken.
    (Then again there are the rangers, the nix, the mets)

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