Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots may have just made a splash. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Washington Redskins traded DT Albert Haynesworth to Belichick's Patriots for the whopping price of a...2013 fifth round pick.
We'll see how it works out. Here are four thoughts on the Haynesworth trade.
-Our Pats blog makes a good point: A 2013 fifth rounder is equivalent to a 2012 sixth rounder which is equivalent to a 2011 seventh rounder. Peanuts.
-He's only going to make $5 million this season.
-I thought Haynesworth hated playing in the 3-4? Last year he wouldn't even line up at the nose so Belichick has some work in front of him but he must feel comfortable with Haynesworth (or agent Chad Speck must've done a hell of a recruiting job for Belichick to buy in). Also, keep in mind: the Pats only ran a 3-4 40 percent of the time last year so they're not in it full-time.
-Somehow, and you know it will happen, Haynesworth will turn his career around in New England. I don't know how. I don't even know what position. But this is such a Patriots move. I don't know how they do it, but they will. The rise of Haynesworth, sort of like WR Randy Moss.
-Dec. 11, Pats at Skins. Should be a good one.