Reborn Albert Haynesworth

November 26th, 2011

Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik finally got his man, when defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth signed with the Bucs a few weeks ago.

Haynesworth seems to be anything but the player many reported him to be in his previous stops at New England and Washington. Haynesworth appears motivated and something of a mentor to the young Bucs defensive line.

This has not been lost on the Titans, Haynewsworth’s former team. His ex-teammates believe Haynesworth is a changed man, so writes John Glennon of the Nashville Tennessean.

“He looks like he’s playing better than he did in Washington,” Jake Scott said. “I didn’t see film of him in New England (where Haynesworth spent six games this season), but he looks pretty solid now. It looks like he’s playing pretty well.”

Haynesworth has a combined nine tackles in his two games, along with two quarterback pressures and a blocked extra point, according to statistics compiled by the team.

“He’s a big, strong man. There’s a lot of those (in the NFL), but not many of them are as athletic as he is,” Scott said. “When he decides you’re not going to block him, it gets pretty hard to block him.”

Joe can only hope this diagnosis is accurate. How cool would it be, first, that Haynesworth is reborn with the Bucs, and equally if not more important, that Dominik got the man he hoped to land two years ago, only at a significant lower cost?

How Andrew Friedman of Dominik.

14 Responses to “Reborn Albert Haynesworth”

  1. BucForce Says:

    This is the key quote in the paragraph:

    “When he decides you’re not going to block him, it gets pretty hard to block him.”

    The problem is Albert hasn’t decided to be motivated once he got paid. Now that he’s on his last team, he is ready to try and fool Dominick into picking up his $5M+ roster bonus due next spring.

    If he likes it here so much, let’s cut him and re-sign him to a better deal. The Glazers are not ready to spend money until 2013 when they have to.

  2. Capt.Tim Says:

    Yaaa Albert!! Don’t care what they said elsewhere, we got nothin but love for ya here! Become the All Pro monster you used to be, and this town will love ya like a Rock star!

  3. Piratic Says:

    Andrew Friedman?

    Joe, don’t be cryptic, please explain.

  4. TheProsUseAdvoCare Says:

    Haynesworth is a nice upgrade. If we can pair him with McCoy next year opposing lines will crumble.

  5. K2theSoldier Says:

    Haha BucForce, that part “when he decides you’re not going to block him” stuck out to me too, I laughed out loud at that.

  6. Matt Says:

    @Piratic GM of the Rays.

  7. Joe Says:


    Andrew Friedman?

    Joe, don’t be cryptic, please explain.

    Google is your friend.

  8. jimmy Says:


    why don’t you google you lazy peice of scum

    and lol @ not knoing who andrew friedman is in the first place. tool.

  9. Joe Says:


    Joe understands that not everyone who reads this site knows who Andrew Friedman is. But Joe knows the vast majority of readers know who he is and understand the comparison.

  10. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Ditto Capt Tim! Tampa loves big nasty D Linemen, and Albert will own Tampa if he keeps playing like he can play.

    I must admit, I dont know who Andrew Freedman is either Joe.

  11. Anthony Says:

    Definitely worth the pickup–kudos

  12. Tampa2 Says:

    Definite improvement over McCoy. Albert has done more in 2 games than McCoy has done all year. Cut McCoy and give Albert his bonus next year. Save tons of money & be a better D-line.

  13. Capt.Tim Says:

    Tampa2- we figured out you are totally clueless a year ago! You dont have to prove it to us! We already know! Posting ignorant post after ignorant post, is just beating a dead horse! Go post on a soccer web site or something.

  14. j lynch Says:

    Tampa 2 you piss people off here too and tbo your doing somrthing right. All these homers are starty to turn on Raheemy and his #31 defense