New England Patriots: 5 Reasons Why Albert Haynesworth Trade Was Great Move

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New England Patriots: 5 Reasons Why Albert Haynesworth Trade Was Great Move
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Albert Haynesworth, former defensive tackle for the Washington Redskins, has been traded to the New England Patriots for a 2013 fifth-round draft pick.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has once again proven himself a brilliant risk taker and talent evaluator.

New England went 14-2 last season, finishing first in the increasingly competitive AFC East, in a year many experts thought would be a rebuilding year.

Not with Belichick.

There is no such thing as a "bridge year" when we are talking about any team under the control of the "Hoodie." Belichick is smart and so good at what he does, that it is almost silly to second guess his moves.

The Haynesworth deal is another one of those moves. Listen, the dude is big, fat, lazy and might even be the worst free agent signing in NFL history (his $100 million, seven-year deal with the Redskins in 2009). But no one can tell me that he isn't ridiculously talented.

In 2008 with Tennessee Titans, Haynesworth was one of the most disruptive defensive player in the NFL along with Ed Reed, DeMarcus Ware, and James "Soundbite" Harrison.

Once he signed with Washington, though, he gained a ton of weight, and even had trouble passing his physical. Things got so bad with the Redskins (and head coach Mike Shanahan), that he was suspended for the final four games of 2010.

I guess it would be obvious to say that Washington Redskins fans are happy to see Haynesworth go.

Here are five reasons why Patriots fans should be happy to see Albert Haynesworth come to New England this season.

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