Albert Haynesworth Rips the Titans
There are only a certain amount of free agents to go around. Far fewer are the free agents who will make a significant impact on a club. With that in mind, Titans defensive tackle Albert Hayneworth, who was a Defensive Player of the Year candidate last season, is pretty peeved with his team for their lack of action in the free agent market, saying the team has gotten worse.
“It’s like a repeat of last year,” Haynesworth said Tuesday. “We need more weapons for Vince (Young). Now we need more defensive linemen. We are not doing anything. We are really just making ourselves worse the way I look at it. … It doesn’t look like we’re trying to get better.”
“We have the potential to be good and we are letting so many key components go. I just don’t want to go back to another 8-8 year or worse. I want to go deep into the playoffs and compete for a Super Bowl.”
The Titans have lose two defensive ends and another defensive tackle to free agency, making Haynesworth say they’re getting worse. Meanwhile, the only player they’ve added is Alge Crumpler from Atlanta despite being 25-28 million under the cap entering free agency. I like the fire Albert displays, as well as guys like Donovan and Favre who have begged for players. One problem. There’s a reason why the players are players and the GMs are GMs. Remember what Kobe said last year about Bynum and Kupchak? Exactly. While many transactions can please players and fans, they can be bad for the team in the long run. For instance, maybe signing Javon Walker to a six-year deal, or Donte Stallworth to a seven-year deal wasn’t the answer to their problems. Someone should explain that to Prince Albert.