Contract Killer: Albert Haynesworth Goes from Difference Maker to Trouble Maker

June 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When Albert Haynesworth was just a few days to becoming a free agent after his dominating 2008 season with the Tennessee Titans, it wasn’t a matter of how much, but how long.
Haynesworth signed just hours after the midnight deadline, and chose to go to Washington and be the staple of one of the already solid defenses in the league.
A nose tackle with the ability to be an effective pass rusher in one on one’s and cause confusion and double teams on every play he’s in the game, Haynesworth was a rare talent that a big spender like Daniel Snyder just couldn’t pass up.
And on paper, the move made sense. They had already focused on the defensive line on the outside, continuously adding veteran defensive ends and young talents like Brian Orakpo on the edge.
But after a 100+ million dollar contract later, things haven’t gone quite according to plan. Instead of getting a front line that rivals the Minnesota Vikings, arguably the best 4-3 defens...

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