Even when he moves to a different city, hundred of miles away, the Albert Haynesworth saga sucks us back in. It appears Haynesworth, traded to the New England Patriots by the Redskins just a few weeks ago, might be getting cut soon by Patriot head man Bill Belichick. In fact, the evil hooded genius might be cutting Fat Albert to send a message (it appears Ochocinco might get the boot too, but for the sake of this post, only narcissistic defensive players matter). Via the "Sunday Blitz" column of National Football Post:
Chad Ochocinco and Albert Haynesworth might not be long for New England. One day before this story came out by my guy Mike Reiss, one NFL executive familiar with the Patriots ways told me he believes one or both of the big name acquisitions will be cut before the season starts. The front office man thinks coach Bill Belichick will use the controversial players to help control and send a message to his locker room.
Haynesworth took a significant pay cut for the Patriots, and many believe Belichick and the New England coaching staff can coax the best out of Albert, so I am very curious to see if this actually occurs. The concern of course for Redskins fans is that if Haynesworth is cut, he is more than likely going to land in Philadelphia, where Eagles defensive line coach Jim Washburn is used to his loafish attitude and toddler antics, and knows how to get the best out of the big man. Which means, for at least two games a year, Haynesworth could join the long line of players to leave Washington and then come back to haunt them.