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The Daily Shoutout: Haynesworth's third chance

Posted on: November 10, 2011 8:03 am
OPENING HIT: Well, that didn't take long. I expected another team to sign Albert "Pudding Pie" Haynesworth but I thought it would take at least a week of introspection from a team. Not a matter of hours. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers jumped all over Haynesworth showing more energy in signing him than Pudding Pie shows in tackling.

This isn't a dangerous signing but it is a questionable one. The Buccaneers are young team. It's one thing for the Patriots with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick but another on a Tampa team with a young quarterback and head coach. Just not sure what kind of message you're sending to quarterback Josh Freeman when you sign a turd-tastic bum like Haynesworth.

But this is the NFL. Every coach always thinks he's the one who can turn a troubled player around. The Redskins thought they had a star. Belichick thought he could turn Haynesworth's career around and now the Bucs are the latest suckers.

Consider this quote from former Patriots Rodney Harrison to a Cleveland radio station: "To see Albert Haynesworth get an opportunity to come to a great organization, with a great coach, a fabulous quarterback and all the good parts around see him come out there and flat out quit, for him to pretend like he's hurt and not go out there and become a professional football player with every chance and opportunity that guys hope and dream for, he gets it. He gets a $100 million contract, and to see him flat out quit was very disappointing. And I'll tell you this, he's going to look back five, 10, 15 years from now when he's done playing football. He will look back on his career and he will be sitting in his mansion. But he will feel miserable, because no one is going to ever respect the name Albert Haynesworth because he flat out quit. That's a shame and that's a disappointment. You shouldn't play the game of football for money. You should play it because you love it. If you love it, and you go out and play well, you're going to make money. You're going to have a good life. But I'm very disappointed in Albert Haynesworth."

Flat. Out. Quit.

Good luck, Buccaneers. You're going to need it.
Category: NFL
Tags: Buccaneers

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2011 8:43 am

The Daily Shoutout: Haynesworth's third chance

Only reason the Bucs are taking the chance is becuse McCoy is out for the season and they are VERY thin at DT. They typically run a 3 to 4 man rotation at DT and finished last weeks game with just Roy Miller and Bryan Price. Net result= no sacks of Brees and got run over all day. I agree Fat Albert is a clown. He'll just be a situational pass rusher for the Bucs. He comes sorta cheap for the rest of the season. Eh, why not? No one in Bucs Nation is jumping for joy but it could help if he provide ANY rush up the middle so Clayborn, Bennett, Bowers, and Watson can get to the QB it's all good. If he dogs it, we cut him and move on. No one is expecting Pro Bowl caliber play.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 9:35 pm

The Daily Shoutout: Haynesworth's third chance

Wow, Freeman. Did Haynesworth sleep with your wife or something? This doesn't read like you think he'll fail, it reads like you hate him personally.

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2011 1:06 pm

The Daily Shoutout: Haynesworth's third chance

I don't think there is a football fan out there that disagrees with what Freeman is saying, but why is it that everything Freeman writes makes me cringe? Why is he such a dick and unrespectable?

Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 9:00 am

The Daily Shoutout: Haynesworth's third chance

hey rodney-

he will be crying all the way to the bank.  that is, of course, if he hasnt wasted the $100 million on homes, cars and broads...

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 8:59 am

The Daily Shoutout: Haynesworth's third chance

Bringing Haynesworth to Tampa is a mistake. The Bucs have a ton of young talent on the defensive line. Do you really want Albert to be their example? If so, you are going to end up with a team of pre-Madonnas that only care about themselves, not their team. This could end up affecting this team for years to come. Send Albert home before it's too late.

Mr. Freeman, "turd-tastic"? Can't you do better than that? We aren't in 5th grade anymore. Like they say on ESPN Primetime, C'mon man!

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