Albert Haynesworth became the latest reclamation project of Bill Belichick when the New England Patriots acquired the troubled defensive tackle on Thursday in exchange for a 2013 fifth-round pick.
The move is nothing other than "your classic Belichick move," according to Pats Pulpit, and Greg Knopping believes that he could play different roles for the Pats.
So what are the Patriots getting with a potentially motivated Haynesworth? Well, at 6'6" and 335 lbs, he is a potential wrecking ball on the defensive line who can blow up any play in the backfield.
For the Patriots, I could see him playing in a couple of different roles. For one, I see him starting out as a defensive tackle in four man fronts for the team. Don't forget that the Patriots play in sub-packages more than half the time, so I think Haynesworth would be happy in this role. If things go well, I could also see him evolving into a right defensive end. When he's actually trying, Haynesworth has better than advertised athleticism, and he can make a huge impact in closing the pocket and improving the pass rush. (via Pats Pulpit)