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Perhaps it says something about the Bucs defense that DT Albert Haynesworth, on the roster for all of four days, was one of the team’s defensive standouts on Sunday.
As poorly as the defense played collectively, Haynesworth was one of its bright spots, stepping into the starting lineup at under tackle and creating consistent disruption in the Texans’ backfield. He finished with five tackles and a blocked extra point.
And it’s also telling that Haynesworth was a needed voice of reason in the Bucs’ huddle. He said that, at one point in the game, he tried to refocus his young teammates.
“(The mood) might have felt down or whatever,” said Haynesworth, 30. “But this is the NFL. You play for 60 minutes no matter what. I kind of said a little something and from there on we went on and played. We played hard and tried to finish the game.”
Haynesworth learned this is an area in which his new teammates need some work.
“I see the talent we have,” he said. “But what we do is, we’re a young team. I
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For the fourth time in seven games, the New England Patriots take on a team from the Empire State. This week’s match-up against the New York Jets not only will break up the three way tie for first place in the AFC East, but should also show a preview of a possible late round playoff game. The Patriots cut ties with the baggage laden Albert Haynesworth after he suited up for just six...
Albert Haynesworth was in the starting lineup for the Buccaneers on Sunday, just four days after Tampa Bay picked him up off waivers from New England, and he said after the Bucs’ loss to the Texans that he was unaccustomed to so much playing time. “I was a little bit tired, but that was the…
TAMPA, Fla. - Five days after being released by the New England Patriots, Albert Haynesworth is making his first...
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Which postgame comment rings truest to you?
"I think we've got a good team.'' -- Albert Haynesworth
"Tackling. That's our only problem.'' -- Michael Bennett
"I feel like I'm a better QB this year than I was last year.'' -- Josh Freeman
"I refuse to believe that our guys are that bad.''...
After a discouraging 37-9 loss to the Texans in which the effort of several Bucs players was brought into question by coach Raheem Morris, one players Morris singled out for solid effort was DT Albert Haynesworth.
BY ROY CUMMINGS The Tampa Tribune TAMPA – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won’t waste any time trying to find out just how much Albert Haynesworth can help them. The defensive tackle claimed off waivers from the Patriots last Wednesday will start Sunday’s game against the…
Cut by the Patriots and claimed on waivers by the Bucs, defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth simply won’t be playing for Tampa on Sunday against the Texans. Haynesworth, per Adam Schefter of ESPN, will be starting. The Buccaneers have placed the former $100 million man on a short leash, but they nevertheless need him in the…
Five days after being released by the New England Patriots, Albert Haynesworth is making his first start for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 350-pound defensive tackle is in the lineup Sunday against the Houston Texans, filling in for the injured Gerald McCoy. McCoy tore his right biceps last week and his backup, Frank Okam, is inactive with a sore calf.
With the ignominious release last week of Albert Haynesworth, the tacit and telling admission by New England officials of the botched experiment aimed at converting the supremely talented defensive tackle into a player who was motivated by more than the size of his paycheck, it had become fashionable in the past few days to question the genius of Bill Belichick as a personnel guru.