When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they had released defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth it wasn’t very surprising. What will be surprising is what move, if any, the New Orleans Saints would make in signing him.
If the thought hasn’t crossed the minds of countless Who Dat Nation members, then it’s shocking. I know deep down there are at least a small group that are hoping the Saints will kick the tires on Haynesworth.
Now if it would have been around five years ago, the thought could have been entertained. Yet it’s not, so there is probably little hope it happens.
Not saying Haynesworth doesn’t have the talent, the fact is it seems he decides when to turn it on. Once the Ndamukong Suh of his generation, Haynesworth is simply becoming a roster spot and salary cap space.
Haynesworth is also becoming a legal liability to teams since 2006 ranging from traffic incidents to civil suits. He is not the face of the franchise that one would expect.
The Saints are big on “character guys” who are unselfish and execute the gameplan that they are given. This is something that Haynesworth has had a problem with for the past several years.