When it was rumored that Dan "I Love to Assemble a Fantasy Football Team" Snyder was moving money around after talking to Albert Haynesworth's agent last weekend, I figured we'd seen the last of Big Albert in a Titans' uniform.
I've heard a lot of debate over the past couple of days in various places (not just on the radio) about why the Titans won't open the checkbook and just pay players. Considering that Albert wanted to be the highest paid defensive player in the league when he has yet to play an entire season, I can see why the Titans were hesitant. And, the Titans did deal with him honorably, living up to their side of the bargain and not slapping the franchise tag back on him this year after he met certain goals.
Albert will be missed. I think a lot more than some of the people I've talked to over the last couple of days think. A lot of people point to the Pittsburgh game that Big Al was out and several guys stepped up and delivered without him. Yes, but the Pittsburgh offensive line is their big weakness. And the guys were fired up for that game. It's easy to be the man when you're stepping in for someone else. Now they will be the main focus and we'll see what happens. I hope it works...but I am going to have to wait and see.
And I guess on the positive side, I should be glad that Albert went to my other favorite team. But given the track record of the Redskins of assembling great fantasy teams that don't gel on the field, I'm not holding my breath or pre-ordering my Super Bowl tickets yet.
I wonder if the Titans play the Redskins this year. That could be interesting.
And can we please sign Kerry Collins now?
posted by Michael Hickerson at 2/27/2009 06:49:00 AM