Oakland Raiders: Why a Trade for Albert Haynesworth Won’t Happen

June 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Albert Haynesworth recently requested that the Washington Redskins trade him immediately.
This comes months after the Redskins announced they would move to a 3-4 defensive alignment next season.
Albert prefers to play as a 4-3 defensive tackle instead of the 3-4 nose tackle.
Rumors have surfaced indicating the Raiders might be interested in Albert. Oakland has been pegged as one of the likely landing spots for the disgruntled tackle.
While I would like to see Haynesworth on the roster (especially since it would likely be for only a 4th round selection), I just don't see the Raider pursuing him.
Here's why.
The Raiders will play a hybrid defense
The Raiders will execute a 4-3 defense this year, but there will be a lot of 3-4 looks. 
Albert despises playing in the 3-4, which is why he wants out of Washington.
While the Raiders will be in a 4-3 setting most of the time, that doesn't mean "Fat ...

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