We all know the story of the Albert Haynesworth massacre that occurred in Washington last season. The man with the $100 million plan didn't seem motivated to run a few gassers to be able to participate in training camp.
Besides only playing in eight games because he was deactivated, he continued his griping all season long. The Redskins, tired of him causing headaches, agreed Thursday to trade him to the New England Patriots.
Haynesworth will now be under Bill Belichick, the man who has taken the Patriots to four Super Bowls and is known for his no-nonsense approach as well as handling misfits and turning them into matured players.
Corey Dillon and Randy Moss are two players who bought into the Belichick way, as Dillon won a Super Bowl in 2004 and Moss rejuvenated his career with the Pats.
It's no question that Haynesworth is a talented player, and when he wants to, he can be the most dominant player in the league by any means. The question that is being begged is: Will Haynesworth buy the product that Belichick has been selling for years?
I believe so, simply because the Patriots were already stacked and poised to win a Super Bowl with Tom Brady's magnificent play last season and are hungry for more after a surprising lost to the Jets in the playoffs last year.
The hunger to win is a scary thing for the Patriots. And the environment to succeed will have Haynesworth with no choice but to elevate his game to compete with the best.
The Patriots' players won't even let Haynesworth think about causing a media circus. Just ask Randy Moss what happened with that.
Belichick knows what wins and what doesn't, so he knows the pieces to the puzzle come with a mixture of hard workers and talent
Buying Belichick's mojo won't be so bad for him.
Like the new article format? Send us feedback!