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Haynesworth spouting same rhetoric as before

Posted on: November 10, 2011 2:12 pm
 
HaynesworthPosted by Josh Katzowitz

With Albert Haynesworth’s first practice complete with his new Buccaneers teammates, he told reporters, including the St. Pete Times, "I’m excited. This is where I should have been like, three, years ago. I think all good things come to somebody who waits."

Forget for a minute that Haynesworth said basically the same thing at the beginning of September when he had just arrived in New England: "To me, it's a career-saving place for me to come. I had no idea it would be like this, but it's unbelievable, and I wish I took two years ago and came here."

The real question is why the Buccaneers -- and, according to PFT, ONLY the Buccaneers -- would put a waiver claim on a guy who’s seemingly still talented but tends also not to give a crap about anything that’s happening around him on the football field.  It’s because, as general manager Mark Dominik told NFL.com, the team was desperate after losing Gerald McCoy for the season with another torn biceps injury.

"If that doesn't happen, this doesn't happen, we don't claim Haynesworth," Dominik said. "The reality, we lost Gerald for the season, we're 4-4 and still in the thick of it, we've lost our last two and we're one game off the wild card. We don't think we're out of it.”

So, the Buccaneers decided to pick up a guy who, as my colleague Ryan Wilson puts it, has “previously shown great skill at lying motionless on the field, and his play in New England rendered him virtually invisible."

Dominik has done his homework on Haynesworth, watching multiple times all 134 of the plays involving Haynesworth this season.

"I saw disruption," Dominik said. "I saw strength, a finisher, a guy with the ability to put a lot of pressure on an offense. He's still able to be a penetrating force. He can hit it and go. I didn't see as much dogging it, but I did see the last play, where he played a 1-gap technique, and I can see why it got them frustrated. He opened up the run lane, and (Brandon) Jacobs walked in the end zone. That said, I didn't see a guy that didn't care. He battled and competed. I think he's worthy of an opportunity."

Apparently, he’s off to a good start. Coach Raheem Morris told reporters that Haynesworth picked up the defensive system quickly. He’s not sure if Haynesworth will play this Sunday, but Morris said Haynesworth could go about 35 plays if need be.

But there’s no doubt Dominik will be watching Haynesworth closely. Because, as we all know, Haynesworth’s previous two places of employment probably wouldn’t give much of a recommendation.

He did have one other interesting comment when speaking to reporters today. He said he didn’t sign with Tampa Bay in 2009 because there was too much water and too much son and he worried he couldn’t focus solely on football after he bought a big boat.
 
It’s a good thing he’s gotten past all those focus issues, eh?



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Comments

Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2011 2:43 pm
 

Haynesworth spouting same rhetoric as before

@USMEAGLE420


Thank You!!  Good to know it's not just me.  I am in absolute disbelief of the amount of mis-spelled or incorrectly used words I come across these days; particularly from people who make their living using them!!  I expect more from a WRITER, especially since spell check is a click away! (though it would not have caught the mistake you refer to, a WRITER really ought to be able to spell/use the correct word for his/her context).  There really is no excuse for a writer to make those kinds of mistakes other than being lazy...I mean, if they have none for the reader(s), then how about showing some respect for the written word, the English language itself...sorry for the rant...I do feel better though...

...oh, and btw, Haynesworth is a TOTAL slug who hasn't emptied his tank on the field since his pen hit the paper of that contract. 



Since: Nov 10, 2009
Posted on: November 11, 2011 12:22 pm
 

Haynesworth spouting same rhetoric as before

drerree



Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: November 11, 2011 11:42 am
 

Haynesworth spouting same rhetoric as before

it is a typo, let me guess you are perfect and never make mistakes.

a misspelled word, IS NOT A TYPO!!  a typo is when you accidentally hit one key rather than the other, regardless, it shows that either these people dont proofread, or just dont know the difference, i dont call out posters for grammar mistakes, but i will certainly call out the writers on something of this level, you must be new to this site because misspelled words are an everyday thing here at CBS, i would think if your paid to be a writer, you should at least be able to spell IMO



Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2011 1:11 am
 

Haynesworth spouting same rhetoric as before

Nuff said Fatboy!



Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2011 12:31 am
 

Haynesworth spouting same rhetoric as before

Haynesworth got his payday already and has checked out. Bucs are just hoping he can stand his ground, his wide body could block 3 feet of running lane. Just don't move away when the running back runs into you.  It's debatable who would be more effective, a mini cooper parked on the defensive line, or Albert. IMO the mini cooper is better. 

I hope I'm wrong and Albert gives the Bucs some effort. We'll see.



Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: November 11, 2011 12:12 am
 

Haynesworth spouting same rhetoric as before

"yeah, I thought it was bad playing in New England surrounded by homos, actually turns out to be worse down here in tampa with all of these rednecks and ol' white folks." - Haynesworth to the media.     
;     &nbs
p;  Would this statement make more sense? For some reason the average joe thinks theyre entitled to the true feelings and thoughts of a pro sportsman. Instead of their made for TV plastic answers. Wake up folks, reality is calling you.



Since: May 13, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2011 11:07 pm
 

Haynesworth spouting same rhetoric as before

What's that saying about fool me once?????



Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2011 9:08 pm
 

Haynesworth spouting same rhetoric as before

Sorry to say this, but I left an Albert Turd in the toilet this AM that had more talent than AH.  



Since: Jul 16, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 8:07 pm
 

Haynesworth spouting same rhetoric as before

so, the poster child for spoiled, petulant athletes lands a job with a team just desparate enough to think he might do them some actual good.  Maybe he will for a coupla games until his short attention span and lack of professionalism, pride and self-respect lead him to start  finding excuses for not playing and then poisoning the locker room.  I wish you luck, Tampa Bay, but this might be a case where the temporary cure is going to cause more of a festering wound in the end.  Fighting for a playoff spot requires a unified team with single-minded purpose and Mr. Me might derail that effort.  Bon chance!!



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2011 7:34 pm
 

Haynesworth spouting same rhetoric as before

Haynesworth reminds me a lot of Allen Iverson & Stephon Marbury's career progression...


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