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'One or both' of Ocho, Haynesworth to get cut?

Posted on: August 14, 2011 10:15 am
Edited on: August 14, 2011 1:02 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

Albert Haynesworth and Chad Ochocinco are now Patriots. This is because, we're all told and we all believe, Bill Belichick is a genius, capable of controlling anyone that enters his locker room and turning a malcontent into a productive player.

But Dan Pompei, writing at the National Football Post, says the Patriots may have other ideas, and that he was told last week that "one or both" of the dynamic duo could be cut before the season begins.

"One NFL executive familiar with the Patriots ways told me he believes one or both of the big name acquisitions will be cut before the season starts," Pompei writes. "The front office man thinks coach Bill Belichick will use the controversial players to help control and send a message to his locker room."

That either could be cut isn't that shocking -- as we've previously noted, both Haynesworth and Ochocinco restructured their deals. Haynesworth is owed almost zero (!) dollars for 2011 if he's cut, and Ocho will make just $2.5 million.

Both players have their deals set up so that the money would spike in 2012 and 2013 ... if they stay around.

So will they? Well, maybe not. After all, the reason both Ocho and Big Al were such "smart additions" is that they're cheap, talented options who can still produce if they manage to fall in line.

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For my money, Haynesworth seems the more likely fella to get cut. Belichick has always been enamored of Ochocinco, who actually fits what the Patriots need offensively.

That being said, this could all be another grand scheme orchestrated by Belichick to motivate his newly acquired, low-paid, big-name veterans. (Though that's not likely; but it would be amusing.) Or it could, as Pompei was told, be designed to motivate the rest of the team.

But what it really boils down to is whether or not Belichick believes that Haynesworth and Ocho can contribute to helping this team win a Super Bowl in 2011 -- as our own Pete Prisco writes, the "real message" sent by cutting either/or of the new additions is that they can't help achieve that goal.

The money they could and should get in 2012 and 2013 is irrelevant right now, as it's certainly not guaranteed to be there at the end of the year.

And, for all we know, it might be off the table by the end of the preseason.

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Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2011 1:38 pm
 

'One or both' of Ocho, Haynesworth to get cut?

A source who may or may not be close to the Patriots organization informed me that Belichick has come up with an ingenious plan for Haynesworth and has taken a special personal interest in the Ochocinco project.
His Haynesworth plan involves a stick, some string, and a Hershey bar. I believe he stole borrowed that plan from a Bugs Bunny cartoon. As far as Ochocinco, sources say that he is just relying on their romantic relationship to 'guide the boat' in this case.



Since: Mar 24, 2010
Posted on: August 14, 2011 1:36 pm
 

'One or both' of Ocho, Haynesworth to get cut?

I think Belichick has caught wind of the fact that the Jets are interested in Chad Johnson (Achtfuenf). He will be "re-educated" in the Patriots way and will be released as a spy to the Jets in oder to sabotage their season.

As far as Haynesworth goes: "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son"



Since: Nov 9, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2011 1:27 pm
 

'One or both' of Ocho, Haynesworth to get cut?

They wont be cut... and everyone complaining about grammar.....we're talking football do you understand what he's saying? yes.  Quit being a teacher...im done with school for a reason



Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 1:23 pm
 

'One or both' of Ocho, Haynesworth to get cut?

Yeah - Put your name on it!  Be a Man (or a Woman) and put your name on it.



Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 1:22 pm
 

'One or both' of Ocho, Haynesworth to get cut?

I don't believe that Chad Ochocinco is going anywhere.  As for Fat Albert, I could care less.  I think I'm one of the few people who dislike him more than Warran Sapp does.  I love watching and listening to Sapp completely destroy Albert on television.  I agree with everything bad that Sapp has to say about him though.  If 100 million dollars doesn't motivate a man, I don't think there is anything out there that will motivate him.  



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 1:19 pm
 

'One or both' of Ocho, Haynesworth to get cut?

"One NFL executive familiar with the Patriots ways told me he believes one or both of the big name acquisitions will be cut before the season starts," Pompei writes. "The front office man thinks coach Bill Belichick will use the controversial players to help control and send a message to his locker room."

Ok how about naming a source.  We're talking about the Patriots who hoard draft picks like a leprechaun does his gold pot and an organization that is more secretive than the KGB.  Belichick certainly isn't going waste a pick to send a message.  Both players were attained on the the cheap as reclamation projects not to send a message.  You don't need to send a message to a veteran team.  Think Antoin Smith, Corey Dillon, Rodney Harrison, and Randy Moss.  



Since: Jan 27, 2007
Posted on: August 14, 2011 1:09 pm
 

'One or both' of Ocho, Haynesworth to get cut?

And for the kiddies that never got to see the movie.




 



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2011 1:03 pm
 

'One or both' of Ocho, Haynesworth to get cut?

Ocho and Bill are best of Buds.......
I've heard that too. Something about some corn and a hole..... I think there were pictures, but the images burned my retinas.



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: August 14, 2011 1:01 pm
 

'One or both' of Ocho, Haynesworth to get cut?

"The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor you dumbass."


You mean John Belushi LIED to us... "Damn you, Damn you all to hell"



Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2011 1:00 pm
 

'One or both' of Ocho, Haynesworth to get cut?

Ocho and Bill are best of Buds.......He stays
Hainsworth?  Lots of Defensive linemen in camp but he's the best.
He stays if he can produce


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