Anti-Albert HaynesworthNovember 10th, 2011
Joe has to admit it: He was shocked when he learned rock star GM Mark Dominik claimed defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth off of waivers yesterday.
The Bucs were the lone team to put in a claim for the former Patriots (and Redskins and Titans) defender.
Count one former Bucs defensive lineman out of lockstep with Dominik’s latest move. That would be Steve White. Just on Tuesday, White was on “Primetime,” heard on WHBO-AM 1040, all but pleading with Dominik not to make the move.
After the deed was done, White took to Twitter and passionately blasted the move.
@sgw94: Got a talented team that’s underperforming and totally undisciplined? I have perfect answer for you. ALBERT HAYNESWORTH LADIES AND GENTS!!! … Another fair warning to any Bucs fans about to click send: I know football. You can like this move all u want but I wont. Dont try me tho … I’m actually going to sit back and laugh and SOME of you dumbasses when this blow up tho
White was not the only person who did a double-take at the Haynesworth acquisition. So too did Albert Breer of the NFL Network.
@AlbertBreer: Even with Gerald McCoy’s injury creating a need, Haynesworth move is easy to question for a Bucs team that values its locker room culture.
That’s the reason why Joe was shocked at the news. Dominik is careful about perceived bad influences on his young roster. That’s part of the reason why Derrick Ward was jettisoned last year. That’s also an element in why Stylez White was let go.
This just reinforces Joe’s belief that signing Haynesworth is a move of desperation.