Haynesworth Does Not Belong On Bucs

August 25th, 2010

Yesterday, Joe’s very own site was buzzing with speculation that face-stomping defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth might still be a fit for the Bucs.

As one might imagine, Steve White had an opinion about this.

The former Bucs defensive end who writes a weekly “Bull Rush” column for Joe put fingertips to keyboard and banged out what he thought of such a move, should Bucs general manager Mark Dominik be so inclined.

In short, White believes the Bucs should avoid Haynesworth like the Ebola virus.

And seeing as how the fact remains that even if Haynesworth was to come in here with a cape on and be super defensive end guy we probably wouldn’t be contending for the playoffs, what exactly would be the motivation to bring him in? So he could poison the rest of our young defensive line with his me first attitude?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not even just talking about the situation with Shanahan where I feel like there is a helluva lot of blame to go around. I’m saying try to google an article where a teammate had good things to say about Haynesworth as a leader. You won’t find it. A decent player at times? Yes. A leader though? Hell no. Its not something he has ever done but I guess maybe Mark Dominik was just joking around when he talked about how he wanted to build this team with youth and character.

So he doesn’t fit scheme wise, attitude wise, or compensation wise. But hey, other than that he’s PERFECT!

Joe knows that Dominik is trying to build a team with character. Hell, he could have had Santonio Holmes for a throwaway fifth round pick and he passed. How many elite wide receivers with Super Bowl rings in the prime of their careers are there available for a fifth round pick? One, Holmes.

So if Dominik wasn’t going to nibble at that bait at a position the Bucs — at the time — had a whole the size of the Grand Canyon, then Dominik likely wouldn’t bring in Haynesworth to play mother hen to Gerald McCoy and Brian Price.

10 Responses to “Haynesworth Does Not Belong On Bucs”

  1. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    We could have had Santonio Holmes for a throwaway 5th round pick….you mean the same one we we threw away on Arrellious Bustilous ? LOL

  2. Gary Says:

    Just like we all knew when we first heard this, never going to happen.

  3. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    We all knew it , Gary, except Roy Cummings. The Bucs BeatyourMeat Writer.

  4. Gary Says:

    I cant help but laugh at Arrellious Bustilous. It sounds like he is roman gladiator! “I am the great Arrellious Bustilous of SPARTA!!”.

  5. gotbbucs Says:

    thank goodness radio wasnt in charge in the begining of the sapp, barber, and lynch era because he would have released them all after their rookie years. what an unbelievable tool. god forbid it takes a guy a year to develop.

  6. DRB Says:

    Couldn’t agree more……total toolbox.

  7. jesse j Says:

    do we know it to be fact that we passed on holmes? why does this seem to come up every other week?

  8. eric Says:

    Just pull the trigger on Hanyesworth for Clayton and get stone hands off our team, its a win win or lessor to two evils

  9. BucOff Says:

    No Haynesworth!!!! I live in the Dc area and here all the crap with him. WE DON’T NEED THAT ISH, REMEMBER KEYSHAWN.

  10. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    Wrong. You could actually see talent in Barber . Lynch , and Sapp, even when they were raw. You could also see some football instincts…..not so with the Invisible “Z”.