After completing a very exciting offseason, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft had some high praise for two of his offseason acquisitions. On Tuesday, Kraft had some high words of praise for wide receiver Chad Ochocinco and defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. Both have shall we say, questionable character.
During his 10-year tenure with the Cincinnati Bengals, Ochocinco had some run ins with the NFL and Bengals management after issues with multiple touchdown celebrations and tweeting at inappropriate times. Despite a somewhat rocky past, Kraft believes his work ethic and motivation overshadows it all.
"Ochocinco is very self-contained and works very hard, and I know [he] wants to do well. He and Brady seem to have a great rapport. (via WEEI)
Haynesworth has also had his fair share of troubles with the NFL and his former team, the Washington Redskins. After falling out of favor with his former coach Mike Shanahan, Hanyesworth was suspended for the final four games of the 2010 season and ran into trouble with the law shortly after. Through it all, Kraft still see's a good hearted human being.
"Haynesworth has been a gentleman," adds Kraft. "I don't know if you've heard him speak - he's not the image on the NFL Network, with that mean face - I hope he is mean during the games. But everything I've seen. he's a very likable fellow, and I hope both of them make great contributions." (via WEEI)