Who really thought that BB would be quiet through all this free agent frenzy. The Pats have made a shocking and risky move to Trade for two time all pro Ablert Haynesworth. Haynesworth was an all pro twice for the Titans before signing a huge deal with the Redskins, where he failed to produce and got into trouble with his coaches and teammates.
The Patriots now have two of the best interior defensive linemen in the NFL, with Wilfork and Haynesworth. It will be extremely tough for anyone to run on the Patriots with these two beasts on the inside.
Yes Haynesworth will be a risk but a low risk. All the Pats gave up is a 5th round pick in a draft they have a vast amount of picks in anyway. This move is similar to the moves of Dillion and Moss, which both were great deals. If Haynesworth wants to reimage himself now is the time. The risk is worth it.
The Pats now have more flexibility with Wilfork and Haynesworth. They can go 4-3 with two monsters inside or they can move Wilfork or Haynesworth to an end in the 3-4 making it impossible to run to that side and taking up two blockers freeing the outside rusher to pressure the QB.
Odd Man Out?
Which Pat D Lineman is now on the blocks to be cut? The Pats have
•Marcus Stroud •Albert Haynesworth --•Ty Warren -- •Vince Wilfork
•Mike Wright -- •Landon Cohen -- •Ron Brace -- •Myron Pryor -- •Darryl Richard -- •Marlon Favorite -- •Brandon Deaderick -- •Kyle Love -- •Kade Weston --
The Last 8 names on the list all seem to be fighting for the last few spots on the team. It'll make for a great battle in camp. I would like to see Brace and Pryor step up thier games.
What does this do to our pass rush? Well for one the Pats can now cheat on the edges because they know the middle will be safe with the beasts clogging it up. Also Haynesworth can be put on the edge or can rush up the middle. He has a career 30 sacks with 8.5 in 2008, so he has no trouble getting to the QB.
I am more excited that Rebecca Black on a Friday! Haynesworth gives the Pats another monster on defense, I still believe he is a top 5 DT in the league along with Wilfork who is also a top 5 tackle. This gives BB a lot to work with and it will be intresting to see how he comes up with schemes to work these two in.