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Albert Haynesworth On His Time With New England Patriots: 'It Was Hard'

Being mediocre takes a lot of energy, doesn't it Albert Haynesworth? After being released from the New England Patriots last week and subsequently claimed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Haynesworth had his best game all season - recording five tackles (four solo) - in the Bucs' 37-9 loss to the Houston Texans. Afterwards, he was tired.

"I was a little bit tired, but that was the most plays I've played all year," Haynesworth told the Tampa Tribune. "When I was in New England, it was hard. You play like three or four plays and then you sit for a quarter. It was hard to get into a rhythm." (via Pro Football Talk)

First, Haynesworth comes up with those comments about him always playing hard because he wants to set a good example for his kids (yeah, right). Now, this? Albert, you realize that the reason you had to sit for a quarter is because you just weren't motivated and didn't care to be there, right? If you had, you know, actually tried to do well with the Patriots, you could have actually been productive. But you simply didn't, and we all know that. Don't go blaming the system in New England because you really didn't feel like working hard. Be a man and own up to your failures.

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