Albert Haynesworth a Titan Again: Why This Would Be a Very Bad Decision

Dan Pennwyn@@WeBleedingGreenCorrespondent IApril 17, 2010

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 6:  Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins is helped off the field after being injured during the game against the New Orleans Saints at FedExField on December 6, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. The Saints defeated the Redskins in overtime 33-30. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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There is chatter among the NFL rumor mill saying that DT Albert Haynesworth could be rejoining the Tennessee Titans and it made me scratch my head—why?

I understand Haynesworth is a tremendous force at the defensive tackle position, when he decides to play, but why bring back a player solely for the name—you can't  say he had a good 2009 season because he stunk for the Redskins.

He only appeared in 12 games while accounting for a combined total of 37 tackles and 4 sacks. Not nearly worth the bank he made when he joined the Redskins.

It's like an ex boyfriend or girlfriend you may have had that ended on really bad terms.

Unless you are blind to the fact that it will never work there would be no reason to try and force the relationship to work right? Haynesworth would most likely come back and say that he's changed and is more focused on being a team player rather than a me player but its all nonsense.

An ex is an ex for a reason—and Haynesworth is an ex to the Titans!

He sure didn't show anything different in Washington after they signed him to an astronomical $100 million dollar contract. Its only a year later and the Redskins front office and its fanbase are ready to ship him out quicker than they brough him in.

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Is that a cause for concern? Absolutely!

Is it also concerning that none of the other 31 NFL teams have trully shown a ton of interest in taking over his monsterous contract for a player who is supposed to be a starter but only plays part time.

He has also decided to skip out on the Redskins mini camp and that isn't going to sit well with New V.P. and head coach Mike Shanahan. If Albert doesn't wise up he could simply end up in the unemployment line within the NFL.

There has been a few teams that might take him on but those teams are approaching him with extreme caution.

The other thing that strikes me as odd is: if the Titans are in such bad shape that they would risk bringing Haynesworth back, who is a DT, why are most draft experts anticipating the Titans to take either DE's Jason Pierre-Paul or Derrick Morgan in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft?

Thats puzzling because if the Titans desperately needed a DT, and thats exactly what they would be saying if they brought Haynesworth back, don't you think that would be top priority for the Titans on Apr. 22?

The Titans are missing their second round pick so if they do decide to draft a DE in the first, which would be wise, they either have to try and acquire a second round pick or draft a DT with their 77th overall selection.

Their will, without question, be a solid DT in the third round!

It might shake up the draft order a little bit taking two defensive linemen with their first two picks but they do need a good young defensive end and if they consider bringing Haynesworth back they might as well just draft one and save some coin.

It is just my opinion but I think the Titans would be better off stearing clear of Haynesworth and look for more of an impact from Jovan Haye and Tony Brown.