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Ocho and Haynesworth in One Day

Posted by Brad On July – 28 – 2011

"Chad Ochocinco to the Pats"John Clayton of ESPN has confirmed a 12 CBS Cincinnati report that Chad Ochocinco has been traded to the New England Patriots.

Cincinnati will receive two late round draft picks, one in 2012 and one in 2013 for the services of the 33-year old receiver.  As part of the deal, Chad Ochocinco accepted a restructured 3-year contract.  New England has been thought to be the leaders for Ocho and now he will be paired with Wes Welker in Foxborough.

Ochocinco has lost a step and there’s no questioning that but he is still solid enough to put up solid numbers in the New England offense and with Tom Brady throwing passes.  He finished 2010 with 67 catches for 831 yards and 4 TD’s over the course of 14 games. 

New England and Bill Belichick are hoping to catch the last of the lightning in the bottle with today’s acquisitions of Albert Haynesworth and Chad Ochocinco.

Albert Haynesworth Traded to Patriots

Posted by Brad On July – 28 – 2011

"Albert Haynesworth to the Pats"The Redskins and more specifically Mike Shanahan have been looking for an opportunity to ship Albert Haynesworth on the first thing steaming out of D.C.  It appears that train will be heading north to Foxborough.

The Redskins have agreed to trade Albert Haynesworth to the New England Patriots for a 2013 5th round draft pick per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Haynesworth is a malcontent that will be another Bill Belichick project to keep motivated and productive.  The Former NFL Defensive Player of the Year will most likely play the five-technique in New England and we’ll see if he takes to the system there.

Don’t hold your breath on this one because it is contingent on Haynesworth passing a physical, which has been an issue in the past.

On the field, Haynesworth can be the most dominating defensive lineman in the league when his heads in it.  The problem throughout his career is matching his physical gifts with his mental…ugh gifts.  Haynesworth was suspended by Shanahan the last month of the 2010 season.  Haynesworth has said on multiple occasions that he didn’t fit in Washington’s 3-4 system.  The Pats play a base 3-4 but switch to four man fronts throughout the games.

Time will tell on this deal but the Pats have all the right things going for Haynesworth to be successful.  Stong locker room, strong head coach, good positional coach, history of getting the best out of malcontents.  This may be another Randy Moss-type steal for Bill and Co.

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