Outside of the big moves in Philadelphia this offseason, New England might have had the title for biggest news to start the season. The Patriots and their infallible leader, Bill Belichick, brought in two stars known more for their off the field antics than their recent on the field performance.
Chad Ochocinco is known more for his on the field celebrations, VH1 reality shows and Dancing with the Stars than his incredible hands. Albert Haynesworth is known as the guy who couldn't pass a conditioning test after signing a $100 million contract.
In either case, both players are high-risk. Haynesworth has shown up to camp injured and out of shape. Ochocinco after proclaiming to be "in heaven," quickly went back to his news making ways getting in Twitter battles with Skip Bayless and suggesting he will live with a fan for the first part of the year.
Coach Belichick and Tom Brady won't put up with this. They can't. Even as Belichick retools on the fly, the window is closing. Tom Brady won't always be Tom Brady and no one knows for sure if Brian Hoyer or Ryan Mallett can truly lead the team (although, it looked that way Thursday night.)
The Patriots will figure out a way to control them. They have done the same in the past and they will figure this out.