Albert Haynesworth’s debut on Thursday night went well.
He pushed around the Giants’ backup offensive linemen (no surprise), then spoke glowingly about his new team after the game, calling New England a “career-saving place.”
“If God forbid, I got cut from this team, I know I could go out there and play for another team,” Haynesworth said via the Boston Herald. “But, I feel like this is going to be the last place I’m going to play. If it doesn’t work out here, I’m not going to play anywhere else.”
So what’s different in New England? Haynesworth says he’s supported.
“Everyone’s here for you. I really enjoy that,” said Haynesworth. “I know my head coach is for me. I know my owner’s for me. My players are for me. I feel relaxed. I’m having fun again. I’m having fun playing football again.”
It’s about this time that Titans and Redskins fans are thinking: Wait until the real games start. In the meantime, the Patriots will enjoy this honeymoon period. They are keeping Haynesworth happy by rotating their defensive linemen a ton.
Haynesworth wishes he came to New England two years ago instead of Washington.
“You know what, when all is said and done, hell, I’d give that money back and I’d come here.”
That’s easy to say now, but it has to be music to Bill Belichick’s ears.