Skip to content

Haynesworth release hard to envision

Albert Haynewsorth

A rumor circulated Sunday that the Patriots could cut Chad Ochocinco or Albert Haynesworth. It was just the opinion of one non-Patriots executive, but the idea unsurprisingly caught fire in the Boston area.

Florio pointed out that cutting Ochocinco would be hard to imagine because of the financial implications.

Getting rid of Haynesworth would be easy financially, but there’s just not much reason yet to believe it will happen.

“He’s very unlike what a lot of you read about,” defensive line coach Pepper Johnson said about Haynesworth in comments distributed by the team. “Albert is a great guy. . . . I think Albert is a great person. He’s been trying to work his way out on the field, and he’s been tremendous in the classroom [to] date. I’m expecting a lot from him.”
Johnson further said he thinks Haynesworth is “excited” to be in town and is “one of the best defensive lineman” in the league.  These words echo everything Bill Belichick has said to this point, and Tom Brady had similar glowing comments Monday morning.
The biggest problem for Haynesworth is that he hasn’t been on the field enough.  If he stays on the sideline for three more weeks, that could be a problem.
Otherwise, there just isn’t much reason to believe Haynesworth will get booted.
Permalink 60 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: New England Patriots, Rumor Mill, Sprint Football Live - Rumors, Top Stories
60 Responses to “Haynesworth release hard to envision”
  1. wryly1 says: Aug 15, 2011 8:47 AM

    Regardless of anyone’s public commets, the bottom line comes down to: ‘You can’t help the club from the tub’!

  2. ampats says: Aug 15, 2011 8:49 AM

    Mark it down, Albert Haynesworth will be one of the most dominating players in the NFL this season. Big Vince and Albert will be breaking down pockets all season long.

    It is going to be a very frustrating season for all the Patriots haters on this site.

  3. andyreidisfat says: Aug 15, 2011 8:52 AM

    Wasn’t this site the one pushing the rumor. I know this is the only site of 50 i got to for football news (i know i am an NFL geek, but its fantasy time) to even say anything about it.

  4. tundey says: Aug 15, 2011 8:52 AM

    Redskins players said the very same words when Al first came to DC. Let’s see what the Patriots players say when Al is cut (if they are allowed to talk then).

  5. eaglesfootballfan says: Aug 15, 2011 8:53 AM

    Albert has to get himself into Football Shape.

  6. sj39 says: Aug 15, 2011 8:54 AM

    Bringing in these two malcontent “superstars” is just a way for Bilichick to eventually cut them to show how boss he is.

  7. yankeemofo says: Aug 15, 2011 8:54 AM

    Yawn…anything stick to the wall yet?

  8. hailvictory44 says: Aug 15, 2011 8:56 AM

    Funny how Fat Albert being well, Fat Albert, is no big deal or even a positive now that he is with the Pats. Just because you want it to turn out to be a brilliant and savvy move by the hoodie, it doesn’t make it so.
    The only thing this loser will dominate anymore is the buffet at Golden Corral.

  9. flagstaffphotos says: Aug 15, 2011 8:57 AM

    Unlike Randy Moss, Haynesworth has given two big thumbs up to the catering folks, thereby ensuring a lengthy career as a Patriot.

  10. ravensworknotsteel says: Aug 15, 2011 8:58 AM

    he aint moving bb knows the deal no more running on pats well thats his plan ne way

  11. edukator4 says: Aug 15, 2011 8:59 AM

    i read this article yesterday except where it says haynesworth it said ochocinco. just throwing unnecessary pats articles out there to keep getting page hits from pats fans/haters

  12. skins23 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:00 AM

    Thanks for the draft pick, Pats.

  13. jw731 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:05 AM

    Even when he’s on the field…….He just rolls around on the ground anyway…….Then heads for the oxygen mask……

  14. irishmike1973 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:12 AM

    Yes Pepper a great person with sexual assault charges, assaulting teammates, road rage. Just the kind of person the rest of society views as great.

  15. orakpownd says: Aug 15, 2011 9:15 AM

    He magically loves football again! He doesnt constantly ignore coaches in meetings, Punch people on residential roads, grope waitresses, get hammered at the Reston Town Center daily, refuse to play in a system that doesnt highlight his 1 pass rush a series! …..BS.

  16. ninjapleazee says: Aug 15, 2011 9:20 AM

    if he does get released.. watch him end up in Philly with his old defensive line coach from Tennessee days

  17. marshmont says: Aug 15, 2011 9:21 AM

    hanesworth is just a missunderstood kid.

  18. ampats says: Aug 15, 2011 9:23 AM

    I love all the redskin fans comments after their team was raped and robbed by a player who after getting paid saw what a joke that franchise is and has been for the past 20 years. and didn’t care to play for them.

    Yes, enjoy the 5th round pick in 2013 because BB gets late round draft picks like water and the Deadskins still do not understand how to draft.

    Look forward to the Pats visit to DC when they throw another 52burger on the Deadskins in December.

  19. damnskins703 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:27 AM

    This is a non story

  20. raven410 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:29 AM

    HEY HEY HEY!!

  21. orakpownd says: Aug 15, 2011 9:32 AM

    @ampats

    Historically the Pats are garbage.
    Also they are the ONLY team caught cheating. remember…i do.

  22. 1standlong says: Aug 15, 2011 9:41 AM

    ampats says:
    Aug 15, 2011 9:23 AM
    I love all the redskin fans comments after their team was raped and robbed by a player who after getting paid saw what a joke that franchise is and has been for the past 20 years. and didn’t care to play for them.

    Yes, enjoy the 5th round pick in 2013 because BB gets late round draft picks like water and the Deadskins still do not understand how to draft.

    ———————

    If he didn’t care to play for the skins, he shouldn’t have accepted a $20M a bonus before the 2010 season. He is a lazy theif and it’s only a matter of time before his true colors shine through in NE. With that said, I bet they can get at least a good year out of him.

  23. supashug says: Aug 15, 2011 9:49 AM

    he is a lazy miserable bumb, he actually laid on the field watching Vick run around last year. What professional athlete does that. How embarassing.

  24. seabreezes51 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:50 AM

    The Eagles are sitting back and waiting for Albert to fall into their laps.
    Jenkins and Haynesworth collapsing pockets with Babin and Cole from the ends…………
    Three Pro Bowl corners picking off the panic throws….. Nice..

  25. captainobvious1 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:51 AM

    Haynesworth will play his ass of this year. Know why? Because there’s nothing Fat Al loves more than Fat Al. He’s got no guaranteed money left on his contract, people think (correctly) that he quit on his team in Washington, he’s got a rap sheet longer than his receipt from Wendy’s and he knows that if he can’t put it together for the Pats, no one with the possible exception of the Eagles will give him another shot.

    So here’s what happens – he plays great this year. Gets paid again (ego is now satisfied). Acts somewhat responsibly next year. Turns back into a turd in two years. I’d bet the house on it.

  26. capesquad says: Aug 15, 2011 9:52 AM

    “A rumor circulated Sunday that the Patriots could cut Chad Ochocinco or Albert Haynesworth. It was just the opinion of one non-Patriots executive, but the idea unsurprisingly caught fire in the Boston area.”

    um no… the rumor caught fire HERE, and on SI’s Rumor board… in Boston the general consensus was if Haynesworth was cut, it would be because he wasn’t helping the team.

  27. damnskins703 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:56 AM

    Ampats your team has to cheat to win….its like putting a cheat code in a video game, you can’t lose when you do it… Sucker

  28. oldbyrd says: Aug 15, 2011 9:59 AM

    IF THEY CUT HIM THEY WILL NEED A BIG KNIFE. WHAT’S HE 500#

  29. tedmurph says: Aug 15, 2011 10:03 AM

    Hey skins23; you’re welcome for the draft pick. I’m sure the ‘skins will use it on the wrong guy, as usual.

  30. bigjd says: Aug 15, 2011 10:07 AM

    Redskins fans loved him at first too. Then the real Haynesworth showed up and everyone got to see what type of person he really is. As long as he gets his way he’ll be fine. Once someone tries to tell he can’t do something he becomes a negative influence.
    I imagine he has some motivation from all the negative comments about him and he’s happy to out of Washington, so we’ll see how far that takes him.
    The Redskins did nothing wrong. They asked him to be a team player and earn the money they paid him up front. Haynesworth showed what type of person he is by not doing that.

  31. ampats says: Aug 15, 2011 10:20 AM

    Keep playing your video game damnskins because that is the only way your team will even make the playoffs( on your videogame). The Pats only need one good season out of Albert based on his new contract he signed without any ramifications for the future.

  32. daburgher says: Aug 15, 2011 10:34 AM

    BOOT HIM.. he belongs at home on the couch

  33. mistrezzrachael says: Aug 15, 2011 10:37 AM

    When Albert joined NE….the first thought that came to mind…was Corey Dillon.

    When he does play…think NFL is going to see his BEST DAYS….name another coach who gets as much out of his veterans than Belichick?

    Plus, why would Albert accept 1/5th of his salary in a reduction..if he was not extremely motivated????

  34. karlpilkington says: Aug 15, 2011 10:42 AM

    ampats says:
    Aug 15, 2011 9:23 AM
    I love all the redskin fans comments after their team was raped and robbed by a player who after getting paid saw what a joke that franchise is and has been for the past 20 years. and didn’t care to play for them.

    Yes, enjoy the 5th round pick in 2013 because BB gets late round draft picks like water and the Deadskins still do not understand how to draft.

    Look forward to the Pats visit to DC when they throw another 52burger on the Deadskins in December.

    1425 i
    Rate This
    Dude, you have to be one of those guys who will believe anything thing that BB says. This guy and this team will win nothing if crybaby brady and his ponytail goes down. 52 burger? What is that? Must be a stupid Boston thang.

  35. jdaniels819 says: Aug 15, 2011 10:52 AM

    @flagstaffphotos

    “Unlike Randy Moss, Haynesworth has given two big thumbs up to the catering folks, thereby ensuring a lengthy career as a Patriot.”

    Well Played my friend, Well Played!

  36. headhunter11 says: Aug 15, 2011 10:53 AM

    The Bottom line is he is a non motivated guy with a bad attitude. There is no need to go in to all the things he did on the field and off the field. THEY ARE ALL WELL DOCUMENTED.
    He just is a guy with no morales and poor character. The Patriots had to be desparate to take this guy.

    Wish all you want that he’s going to have 8 sacks and crush all opponents. Its not going to happen

    Look how out of shape he is????

    H’es trying to make it back on the field???
    what are you kidding me.

    L on forehead, Stain on Patriots brand….

  37. thingamajig says: Aug 15, 2011 11:05 AM

    1standslong says: If he didn’t care to play for the skins, he shouldn’t have accepted a $20M a bonus before the 2010 season.

    If your boss wrote you a $20M check would you turn it down?

  38. therealsmiley says: Aug 15, 2011 11:10 AM

    It was hard to imagine him flopping on the ground like a fish against the Eagles…but it happened. Hail to the Redskins!

  39. wawa33 says: Aug 15, 2011 11:17 AM

    I think Pepper Johnson went a little overboard with Fat Albert “is a great person.” What is he basing that on?

  40. ebeg420 says: Aug 15, 2011 11:27 AM

    There’s only ONE GUY that can motivate Haynesworth, and his name is NOT Bill Belichick, it’s JIM WASHBURN!!!

  41. tedmurph says: Aug 15, 2011 11:28 AM

    wawa33:

    He’s basing it on the fact he has met him, spoken to him and coached him, unlike you.

  42. radrntn says: Aug 15, 2011 11:41 AM

    ampats says: Aug 15, 2011 8:49 AM
    Mark it down, Albert Haynesworth will be one of the most dominating players in the NFL this season. Big Vince and Albert will be breaking down pockets all season long

    ____________________________

    lmao…ok another profound post my mr patriot himself, who thinks the patriots started playing football when bledsoe got injured.

  43. jbcommonsense says: Aug 15, 2011 11:42 AM

    As a burned Redskin fan, I’m not surprised to hear Haynesworth is “excited” to be with the Pats or he is “one of the best defensive lineman” in the league. These are both undoubtedly true. Haynesworth was a cancer on our team and we had to get rid of him. But Belichick got an all-pro quality DL for a song. The guy is no dummy. I expect the Pats to be even tougher this year.

  44. therealsmiley says: Aug 15, 2011 12:08 PM

    …and I expect the Redskins to be tougher without this flopper. Hail!

  45. CKL says: Aug 15, 2011 12:11 PM

    bigjd says: Aug 15, 2011 10:07 AM

    Redskins fans loved him at first too. Then the real Haynesworth showed up and everyone got to see what type of person he really is. As long as he gets his way he’ll be fine. Once someone tries to tell he can’t do something he becomes a negative influence.
    I imagine he has some motivation from all the negative comments about him and he’s happy to out of Washington, so we’ll see how far that takes him.
    The Redskins did nothing wrong. They asked him to be a team player and earn the money they paid him up front. Haynesworth showed what type of person he is by not doing that.
    ________________________________________
    I’m a Pats fan and I can’t disagree with any of this really. Just because the guy is on my team now I’m far from some homer about him. No one will know if this is a craptacular move or not for awhile.

    The one thing I think that Wash did wrong is to embarrass AH with their public talk about his issues while they were going on. BB will keep all that in house (notice that he is vague about why AH isn’t practicing, for all we know dude failed his conditioning test)and I think that a lot of the time these malcontent type guys respond to BB partly because of that. We’ll see. I’m not really counting on this one working.

  46. 52sackmachine says: Aug 15, 2011 12:20 PM

    Albert, is good, talented, and should play hard for a contender. I fully believe that signing 100 million dollar contract with the skins, and playing on a losing team, was the reason, for his decline. Most players don’t really care about the team there on, there focus is on the money. With Albert this is no diffrent. He got his money, now playing on a winning team, with high expectations, watch this guy play his ass off, and become what alot of people never would expect. A pro bowler once again!.

    I’m not a redskin fan, nor Pats fan, but I do feel for redskin nation. As for Pats fans, they will be the winners when this is all said and done. Albert will play hard, and all redskin fans can do, is move forward,and look for the future. Washing your hands clean of this guy, that put distractions on the team on a weekly basis, is over. Time to focus on football games, and not the drama, that one player put a whole team through. Hopefully the redskins won’t make the same mistake twice, by overpaying for free agents that just want money!..And won’t bust there ass on the field!..

  47. tedc57 says: Aug 15, 2011 12:23 PM

    Haynesworth is one of the top steals of all time. He’s an all pro and Belichick got him for a song and dance.

  48. karlpilkington says: Aug 15, 2011 12:29 PM

    You patriot fans are so funny, you think BB is the second coming. BB, the pats and there fans would be NOTHING without Brady and his ponytail.

  49. oldhamletman says: Aug 15, 2011 12:48 PM

    Ocho-worth will be a failure…. too much ego, too big a chip….. it won’t go right and they will blow up the locker room and get blown out… may not be a pre season cut…. but it will happen soon

  50. unbreakable02215 says: Aug 15, 2011 12:55 PM

    If you had seen Haynesworth in the 2 or 3 practices he actually participated in it was
    obvious as hell he was absolutely man-handling
    O-Linemen. I think the dude has some health
    issues with his knee. (Probably not in shape either.) I also think Belichick liked what he saw
    in those few practices and decided to shut him
    down and get him in shape. He’s probably doing
    conditioning work every day he misses practice
    now until he’s ready to go. Belichick likes to do
    this kind of sh#t. He lets speculation rule.

  51. richm2256 says: Aug 15, 2011 1:41 PM

    karlpilkington says:
    You patriot fans are so funny, you think BB is the second coming. BB, the pats and there fans would be NOTHING without Brady and his ponytail.
    ——————————————————-

    Matt Cassell says “Hello”

  52. granadafan says: Aug 15, 2011 1:45 PM

    As long as the turf is soft for his rotund belly, Haynesworthless will be happy because that’s where he likes to spend a lot of time during games.

  53. andyb053 says: Aug 15, 2011 1:46 PM

    What the hell is a 52burger?

  54. j0esixpack says: Aug 15, 2011 2:35 PM

    I wonder if it was the same “source” that predicted Randy Moss would be cut from the Patriots in the 2007 pre-season.

    That certainly seemed to light a fire under Randy

    An NFL record 23 touchdowns later it probably occured to the “source” that Moss was never in danger of being cut – but someone within the organization wanted to light a fire under him.

  55. robliano says: Aug 15, 2011 7:16 PM

    Regardless of what they “paid” for him, any team who has integrity does NOT bring a guy like Haynesworth on board at any cost, period.

  56. soulsdeath says: Aug 15, 2011 8:59 PM

    Please let the Pats cut Haynesworth!! Please oh please let Tennessee’s new coach have sense enough to sign him. The man is a human tank. I’ll take him any day.

  57. backindasaddle says: Aug 15, 2011 10:12 PM

    More media generated BS.

    They don’t see him and don’t have accessibility to him and so they start speculating. The media is SO frustrated and SO pissed at the way the Pats handle their business. The Pats don’t give the media substantive info. WHY????…because the media will then take that good faith info and twist it, contort it, and pervert it into something entirely different. So without substantive info they just start going out and speculating and fabricating stories.

    More media generated BS.

  58. soulsdeath says: Aug 16, 2011 12:56 AM

    A Tennessee gal can always hope.

  59. dmc1542 says: Aug 16, 2011 10:12 AM

    Gotta love all the “cheating” talk. If not for a rediculous head-catch in the Super Bowl, that would have finally been put to rest forever. But since they “only” went 18-1 then it lives on with all you clowns who need someone to try and tear down because your own team sucks.

    @ orakpownd

    They “cheated”, but after getting caught, ripped off 17 straight wins. This after winning 21 straight a few years earlier. How many do you think they’ll win this year?

    Hate on, hate on, haterrrrrs…

    Sorry fellow Pats fans I know I shouldn’t even feed those trolls but I just can’t help myself

  60. edcol3 says: Aug 16, 2011 10:50 PM

    Chad and Albert….ALREADY ??????

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!