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Josh Freeman calls Albert Haynesworth a “mentor”

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Well, now we’ve heard everything.

Veteran defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who has loafed his way out of two NFL cities in less than a year, joined the Buccaneers last week via waivers.  On Wednesday, Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman raved about Haynesworth, describing him to Steve Duemig of WDAE in Tampa as a “mentor.”  (Via

Duemig points out, after Freeman’s gush-fest over Haynesworth ended, that Haynesworth’s history suggests things can change quickly.  Perhaps his new team’s goal is positive reinforcement.  Perhaps he really has changed, at least for now.

Either way, Haynesworth has ever only played hard when chasing a contract, and he’s never been described by anyone as a mentor.

Given his past behavior, Haynesworth is the last guy to whom the “youngry” Bucs should be listening, or whom they should be emulating.

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41 Responses to “Josh Freeman calls Albert Haynesworth a “mentor””
  1. rambo08 says: Nov 17, 2011 6:58 PM

    By mentor, does he mean mentor of the buffet line?

  2. cmb79 says: Nov 17, 2011 6:59 PM

    In how to loaf yourself into untold millions? Sign me up!

  3. mikeheruki says: Nov 17, 2011 6:59 PM

    He meant to say Mentos.

  4. phillysuxbigd says: Nov 17, 2011 7:00 PM

    hahahahahahahhaha. wow. then i guess he’ll be an overpaid fat p.o.s. in no time!!

  5. baldingerspinky says: Nov 17, 2011 7:01 PM

    If freeman wants to learn how to crash cars, grope women and lie down on plays he has a great mentor in Albert. Smh.

  6. snarkzilla says: Nov 17, 2011 7:03 PM

    Atta boy, Josh. Keep listening to him. He knows the location of the Hooters in every NFL city.

  7. mrbigass says: Nov 17, 2011 7:04 PM

    Hmm…..mentoring on buffet’s, white chicks, fast cars and boats……oh wait, you mean football?


  8. nineroutsider says: Nov 17, 2011 7:05 PM

    I would like to formally retract all statements I have made about the Bucs being a good football team. Last year was a mirage that I drank from…

  9. commandercornpone says: Nov 17, 2011 7:10 PM

    tampa, your qb is an idiot.

  10. axespray says: Nov 17, 2011 7:11 PM

    so this sunday, we shouldn’t be suprised if Josh Freeman is found just sitting there on the ground trying to catch his breathe after a hand off to the HB?

  11. earthtopft says: Nov 17, 2011 7:15 PM

    Albert “De Mentor” Haynesworth.

  12. hines86for6 says: Nov 17, 2011 7:19 PM

    I’m a college student that valets at the Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Knoxville. This fat POS brings in dozen or so ppl dinner parties usually after the restaurant closes, and makes ridiculous requests.

    His agent was driving a brand new Orange Lamborghini. Fat Albert drives one of those absurd lifted (Monster truck style) Expeditions.

    He tipped me 3 dollars….

  13. poorlittlepinkus says: Nov 17, 2011 7:22 PM

    Well, that’s the last nail in the coffin!

  14. swagjag says: Nov 17, 2011 7:23 PM

    What? He’s been there like a week!? How do you get that close to someone in that short of a time?

    Unless Haynesworth has been taking Freeman to the Mons Venus every night since he’s been there.

  15. bigjd says: Nov 17, 2011 7:27 PM

    Some one needs to check him for a concussion.

  16. mbartner says: Nov 17, 2011 7:37 PM

    I think he said “mental” not “mentor”

  17. zoxitic says: Nov 17, 2011 7:42 PM

    That was a typo. Should be :

    Josh Freeman says Albert Haynesworth is his “rentor”

    Haynesworth is living in Freeman’s basement.

  18. bucforever says: Nov 17, 2011 7:43 PM

    Do not believe what I just read! May be he said he is mental? I missed the broadcast. Was there any reason given?

  19. seatownballers says: Nov 17, 2011 8:12 PM

    Thats a joke right? Right?!

  20. bullcharger says: Nov 17, 2011 8:13 PM

    Haynesworth is not a story anymore. He’s just a bad player soon to be out of the league.

  21. randomguy9999 says: Nov 17, 2011 8:20 PM

    and then there were two doofuses….

    before you know it… there will be an entire locker room of doofuses

    The Bucs will regret this any moment now.

  22. dlmcc1010 says: Nov 17, 2011 8:23 PM

    No wonder that team has a losing record.

  23. garyman1 says: Nov 17, 2011 8:27 PM

    Josh, you may to consider the following criteria for a mentor:

    a: Someone who actually wants to play football…and tries

    b: A quarterback

  24. bobhk says: Nov 17, 2011 8:28 PM

    Tough day for Bucs fans I’d imagine.
    Their starting QB wants to be just like the biggest loser in the NFL.
    There goes this franchise down the tubes.

  25. gatherspeed says: Nov 17, 2011 8:38 PM

    Wow. The Bucs get blown out by the Texans and PFT is all over their junk this week. There have been some positives coming from One Buc this week, but no mention. Talk about kicking someone when they are down. Stay classy PFT…

  26. txxxchief says: Nov 17, 2011 8:38 PM

    It’s official, Josh is now a lost cause. Anyone who could make such a statement is clearly mentorly challenged.

  27. richm2256 says: Nov 17, 2011 8:53 PM

    The effort of all the previous posters before me is greater than the effort Haynesworth has put out in ten weeks of the NFL season.

  28. scoops1 says: Nov 17, 2011 9:05 PM

    Mr. Freeman, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone reading this article is now dumber for having to have read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul

  29. SuckForLuck says: Nov 17, 2011 9:13 PM

    I don’t even think Albert believes that quote.

  30. bozosforall says: Nov 17, 2011 9:14 PM

    bullcharger says:
    Nov 17, 2011 8:13 PM
    Haynesworth is not a story anymore. He’s just a bad player soon to be out of the league.

    Poor Pats crybaby fan. That’s not what you were saying when Belicheat signed Fat Albert at the beginning of the season.

    Here’s to Haynesworth having a great rest of the season…just to further piss you Pats fan crybabies off.

  31. seneca1ss says: Nov 17, 2011 9:18 PM

    Albert does have more experience than everyone on our team COMBINED (minus Ronde Barber of course)

  32. toegoat says: Nov 17, 2011 10:09 PM

    Tiki is flabbergasted

  33. legacybroken says: Nov 17, 2011 10:15 PM

    Tiki is flabbergasted that they would bring in Fat Albert to mentor and not him. Don’t they know Tiki’s specialty is throwing QB’s under the bus.

  34. fuqtard says: Nov 17, 2011 10:34 PM




  35. azskinsfan says: Nov 17, 2011 10:36 PM

    If he apologizes to the Skins and Pats for wasting their time and money, then I’ll believe he’s changed.

  36. petedutcher says: Nov 18, 2011 12:08 AM

    I’m curious…what type of coach do you people think can “fix” Hayneworth?

    Tough tough-nosed coaches tried and failed. Morris is a players coach…maybe he’s the guy to affect that change.

    And he doesn’t owe the skins a thing. /nor does he owe the Pats.

    The man is a 4-3 player and they tried to force him into 3-4. THAT was the coaches mistake.

    The real mistake was Haynesworth not taking the original deal offered by Tampa (thank god). He would have remained in 4-3 and maybe not had so many issues.

    No one is hopeless. He’s on the team now, and even though I did not want him originally, I’ll hope for the best now.

    …he’s being a leader. By calling Albert a mantor, it places accountability on him. Leadership 101, people.

  37. som1com says: Nov 18, 2011 12:10 AM

    mikeheruki says: Nov 17, 2011 6:59 PM

    He meant to say Mentos…

    …dropped into a Diet Coke

  38. mikehockhurtz says: Nov 18, 2011 12:28 AM

    Add Tampa Bay to the list of teams that wish they had made the trade for Carson Palmer in August…

    But not the Kings ransom Oakland paid…

  39. mhalt99 says: Nov 18, 2011 4:30 AM

    Haynesworth ask Jobu for help stopping run. Jobu no help stopping run. Haynesworth offer cigar and rum to Jobu. Jobu give Haynesworth contract. Haynesworth no need to stop run no more.

    I am mentor. Freeman listen to Jobu, Jobu get Freeman contract just like like DeSean Jackson. DeSean no need to catch passes. Contract Come. Thank You Jobu.

  40. orthomarine says: Nov 18, 2011 6:08 AM

    So, A.H. is his mentor…so that means he will be a Jamarcus Russell stunt double in a year?

  41. dukemarc says: Nov 18, 2011 8:51 AM

    Wow, this is going to end well….

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