Detroit Lions Run Scared When it Comes To Albert Haynesworth

July 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

At the climax of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, as the Soviet ships turned around and headed home, U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk uttered the famous words that summarized what just happened, when the world was led to the brink of nuclear war but averted it at the 11th hour.
“We just went eyeball-to-eyeball with the Soviets,” Rusk said, “and they blinked.”
The Soviets didn’t have the temerity to push any further.
The Detroit Lions, some 47 years and change later, went eyeball-to-eyeball with the prospects of acquiring defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, and the Lions blinked.
The official team colors for the Lions are Honolulu Blue and Silver. You’d better add yellow to the scheme.
The Lions, according to a source identified by NFL.com , are no longer interested in the huge talent and sometimes headache Haynesworth, who the Washington Redskins are willing to trade.
The source says that Lions GM Martin Mayhew ack...

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