Haynesworth = Dirtbag

February 13th, 2009
Joe was geeked about the possibility of the Bucs landing Albert Haynesworth. Recent developments along with Haynesworths past have now soured Joe on him playing for the Bucs.

Joe was geeked about the possibility of the Bucs landing Albert Haynesworth. Recent developments along with Haynesworth's past have now soured Joe on him playing for the Bucs.

There’s no question the Bucs need help at defensive tackle and have a bit of money to burn under ths salary cap. Joe was just starting to warm to the prospect of the Bucs landing Tennessee tackle Albert Haynesworth (6-6, 320). This even despite the fact Haynesworth tried to rearrange the face of Dallass Cowboys offensive lineman Andre Gurode.

Normally Joe would have screamed for Hayneswoth to be thrown out of the league for such a stunt. But he did this to a Cowboy so Joe can somewhat understand Haynesworth’s rage.

But Joe’s excitment over Haynesworth began to wane when he heard the reports about what a lazy bum he is and that he is just playing the Bucs against the Titans to max out on his contract negotiations.

Also, Joe isn’t overly excited about signing a defensive tackle who is awfully close to 30. Most defensive tackles, because they are beat on so much, really start to slip at 30.

Joe, however, became convinced Haynesworth is a dirtbag and unworthy of the Bucs when Joe began reading about his recent traffic indicents.

In short, all sorts of negatives about Haynesworth are piling up.

 Joe would rather pass.

9 Responses to “Haynesworth = Dirtbag”

  1. JK Says:

    He sounds like he’s a lot like another defensive lineman we had a few years ago. An asshole all the way but man he was quick and it took two men to block him. As I recall Mr. Sapp had the same reputation. He was all about money and didn’t make it a secret. And let’s face it. If he’s going to stomp on anybodys head, make it a Dallass Cowboy. He’s forgiven for that as far as I’m concerned. Besides they would all try to kill each other if the rules allowed it.

  2. Dave Says:

    Hayneworth is, far and away, the best DT in the league, there’s no one really that close. Sign him and our D-line is instantly one of the strengths of the team, especially if we draft Robert Ayers or English. Get off your “holier-than-thou” attitude. This is professional football, not parochial school.

  3. admin Says:

    So Dave, then are you in favor of giving Michael Vick a strong look? He’s clearly got plenty of upside and we’re a little thin at QB. …Joe hears Lawrence Phillips and Art Schlichter might be making a comeback, too.

  4. Madder The MAX !! Says:

    I agree. The pass need to pass on Haynesworth. Julius Peppers would be a better fit. You Peppers and the right and G. Adams on the right and let them meet at the quarterback.
    The Bucs still need the tackles as well to help stop. The up the gut runs. Which I have had to watch kill them in the 4th quarter.

  5. SuperSix Says:

    Who cares? It’s not like he’s eating babies or anything. Pretty narrow vision, Joe.

  6. Mr. Lucky Says:

    OMG! What about team chemistry? When Dungy was here there was zero tolerance for off field crap.

    Bring in Chucky and we got Jeremy Stevens and that ilk.

    Hell let’s bring in Vick for QB, Burress as WR, Pacman on defense too! With the salary cap the Bucs have do you want to blow it all on Haynesworth?

  7. Dave Says:

    It’s hard for me to believe you actually run this site with a comment like that about Vick and Lawrance Phillips? You don’t gain credibililty like that.
    Thought there was more depth to this site, but obviouly not. Good luck, you’ll need it with ignorant comments like comparing Haynesworth to 3 players serving prison time.

  8. GS Says:

    Vick and Phillips are cases that I cannot see being compared to Haynesworth unless you are attempting serious hyperbole. One of them is a mediocre at best QB that makes consistently questionable decisions and Phillips is an absolute headcase.

    Haynesworth will not be a model citizen — but he is the best DT for a 4-3 system in the league. There are times when athletic ability and skill trump questionable character in football, Lawrence Taylor for example. Haynesworth’s negatives are outweighed by his ability to dominate the line of scrimmage in both passing and running situations.

    Winning football teams have solid lines. Our offensive line is finally taking shape in a positive direction. Gaining a premier DT will improve the performance of our entire defensive front.

  9. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Joe – Question here.

    You say that you would pass on Haynesworth due to character issues. Here’s a question for you – Alex Boone OT from Ohio State 6’7″ 318 lbs. He was arrested 2 weeks ago for drunkly disorder. Given the Bucs need for an OT to push Penn would you draft Alex Boone is say round 4 or 5 if Alex was still on the Board? Or does this off-field antics make you want to pass?