Haynesworth Missed The Boat

November 10th, 2011

Joe apologizes to those who will read this post and end up with a visual of Albert Haynesworth sporting a Speedo and sipping wine on a giant yacht somewhere off Madeira Beach after practice one day.

It was Haynesworth himself who feared such luxury would keep his mind off football back in 2009, when the Bucs hastily courted Haynesworth with bags full of cash when the free agency whistle blew. NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com, shares Haynesworth’s story of why he didn’t become a Buccaneer back then

“You want to know the truth on that one?’’ Haynesworth said. “It was too pretty, it was too much water, too much sun here. I had just bought a nice, big boat, a good fast boat, and I really thought like if I came here I’d mix my time in with football and boating. When I was at Tennessee, during the offseason then I’d do the boating and do all my toys and playing around and all that. I figured with the water and the sun being here all year round, I was a little afraid of myself on a Tuesday going for a boat ride or something like that. I should have trusted myself and known, but I was kind of scared of that.’’

Now call Joe crazy, but what’s so bad about a boat ride on a day off?

Perhaps it’s what happens on those big ol’ boats when one has tens of millions of dollars. Joe wishes he knew.

20 Responses to “Haynesworth Missed The Boat”

  1. Fear The Glow Says:

    The most disturbing quote in that article is this one..

    “I’ll be somewhat of, I guess, a mentor.”

    Oh God, please don’t! Say what you want about our young d-linemen but hard work has never been a problem for them.

  2. OAR Says:

    I have heard it “rains” on those big ole boats?

  3. eric Says:

    does he know a obout the pirate ship? might scare the hell out of him.

  4. KD Says:

    It should be a crime not to have a boat here. That’d make me a criminal though :(.

    As long as he produces I could care less about his personality but how little self control does this guy have? He was afraid to come to Tampa because he thought he wouldn’t be able to resist the temptation of the water? He’s either full of it or he has absolutely no self control. Possibly both.

  5. Meh Says:

    Ahhh there goes our whole dline.

    “I’m an older guy and I think they brought me in here to play hard and also to teach some of the younger guys how to play. I’ll be somewhat of, I guess, a mentor.”

  6. RastaMon Says:

    “You want to know the truth on that one?’’…
    what aload of BS….before DVR’s and the internet the snake oil business could still fool a few suckers……The Buc’s will use his fat ass up faster than he can deliver… hope his locker is next to Talib’s…..another AZZCLOWN ! in town…I’d rather cherry pick another teams PS…

  7. Paul W. Says:

    I’m sorry… He chose the redskins because he wouldnt be committed to work hard in Tampa? I’m sorry but you had me till that comment Al. I already hate this guy.

  8. Dew Says:

    I think Albert is going to surprise everyone except a few of us. Can’t wait to see how it works out but I have zero doubt he is going to do his best to stick some comments up some asses. I’m wondering if we get him and Okam on the field together in goal line situations. They both weight over 350lbs. 🙂 Can’t wait till Sunday. I’ll be there for the show.

  9. Jampersands Says:

    I actually think this is a good thing. He’s saying, “I didn’t trust myself to stay focused with all the awesomeness of Tampa around me.” While that’s concerning cuz he may not have changed and may in fact lose focus just as he predicted, I think he has changed.

    After the media scorn and “failure” label he earned in DC, he’s been humbled. And with us he doesn’t have a ton of money already in the bank, and he knows he needs to work hard to stay on the team. He’s aware of one of his weaknesses and is determined to avoid succumbing to it.

    More power to him.

  10. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Some of you people really need help. Why are you constantly ripping on everything this team does? If they make you that unhappy, there really is no point in you being a Buc fan. They are trying to win, plain and simple. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. I would much rather lose by going all in (and this move is definitely “all in”) than sitting back and doing nothing. But I guess some of you are just like little women and get off on complaining about everything. I’m just glad I’m not you.

    If the guy dogs it in a game for us, then fine. But to rip him for some comments made after practice is just plain stupid. I could give a flying you know what about what he says right now. I just want him to destroy the Texans on Sunday. If he comes in and kills it for us, all you little girls will be running out looking for a #95 jersey.

  11. eric Says:

    boats everywhere. oh the inhumanity!


    gotta agree with u this time.

  12. Eric Says:

    If only Dom had written into his contract that he couldnt go boating on Tuesday, we coulda had this mentor the last couple of years.

  13. 941-Bucs Says:

    It’s a really smart move on Dom’s part. RISKY, but smart. If he can even show a little bit of his roots and what made him dominate. We win on the out come. This year his contract is pennies to the dollar. If he doesn’t show up or play well.. Well then no NBD he’s gone. If he shows up and does what we are hoping for up front. This team will have just did a 180 and back in the race for play-offs.

    Sounds like a Win – Win to me. He’s not old yet, His talent is dominate(when he wants it to be), and he is CHEAP(for now)!

  14. 941-Bucs Says:

    And if anyone remembers when he was a Titan (pre-fiasco in DC/NY). Besides his Mean streak, he wasn’t a bad locker room guy. We can use that nasty attitude across the Defense. It’s his work ethic, but after the way he got treated in D.C. can’t really blame him for being pissy.

    As for what happened in DC. I strongly feel Shanahan is just as much to blame for the way he treated Haynesworth the moment he walked through the door. The man straight up dogged him on national Media trying to make and example of the guy. I thought he handled that very very poorly. Honestly if i was in that situation, i would have told him to F*** off too and doubt i would ever give 100% for him EVER. Especially after that! I mean look how he treated Donovan McNabb!

  15. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Very true 941. Shanahan was a complete d!ck to him, as he is to many of his players. I give him at least 50% of the blame, which is unacceptable for a head coach.

  16. Nate Says:

    Whatever Just Sack some1!

  17. Architek Says:

    Exactly Nate! “Just Win Baby”

  18. PTR Says:

    FYI- everyone who said we should not sign AH for big money was right…..But all those who are elated that we signed him 1.5 yrs later for no money are right too. BARGAIN DEAL!!!!!!! Great move from the GM. get somebody you wanted for 100 mil for 10 grand!

  19. Dave Says:

    So he doesn’t even trust himself to be disciplined…. VERY short leash Rockstar!

    This could end up being a great 8 game signing if he at the least stuffs the run in the middle and takes double teams. He does that Clayborne and Foster and Bennett and Bowers and Price all get freed up more.

    At worse… they release him within a week.

    That said… I don’t buy it. I am pretty sure the signing bonus the Skins offered had something to do with it.

  20. barton1017 Says:

    i like the signing becuz it frees up the DE’s, Price is by far better than the “UN-Real McCoy”! Price and Headstompin Hayneswoth could be a real force to be reconed with! Price is an absolute stud and isnt even 100% yet, if Al gets it right then i say we trade McCoy to Miami for Bush or Cleaveland for Hillis. jk. but if those monsters clog up the middle then we can see the true potential of Clayborne (SUPER BEAST), Foster, and maybe the steal of the draft Bowers! all i want for xmas is A STRONG START instead of turning it on in the 3rd!!!!!!!!! BUC IT IM OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!