Re: This for Thought
The 3 year deal at 16 million is about right (link). He's actually under contract longer, but there is a 20 million dollar bonus for the 2013 season. There is essentially zero chance that he sees that money. Either he is cut by whatever team he is on or the contract gets reworked.
Haynesworth is pretty unreasonable IMO. He's tremendously talented, but he's lazy and frequently injured. Certainly not worth $100m.
I would love to get haynesworth. Our D-line would be crazy scary. And hes actually not that expensive, I heard on nfl radio that he only has 3yrs 16mil left on his contract, so his contract shouldnt be an issue, and if we could really get him for a 3rd that would definitely be worth it.
There was also a $21 million bonus paid to him just a few weeks ago. That was a guaranteed bonus, and some people have speculated that the Redskins would want some of that back in any trade, whether the money ends up coming from Haynesworth or his new team.
Would I want the guy on the Vikings? Yeah, I guess I would. I think that Kevin Williams and Albert Haynesworth have been the two most talented defensive tackles in the league for several years now. Teaming them up would be fun to see.
But the man is clearly a headcase. For crying out loud, he tried to organize a team protest of practice (link)! He calls out his teammates, he calls out his coaches...
Basically I think it would have a chance in Minnesota because the team is likely to do well, so he is not as likely to complain or sulk. The team also has other leaders so he wouldn't be put in that role. But he does not have a professional attitude, and does not seem to have a lot of motivation. He could just as easily hurt the team as help it.
When the age of the Vikings came to a close, they must have sensed it. Probably, they gathered together one evening, slapped each other on the back and said, "Hey, good job." - Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts]