First off, I am well aware that Albert Haynesworth has been nothing short of a dissapointment during his tenure in Washington. He gave up on his team numerous times and displayed a lack of effort on a daily basis. However, when Haynesworth is motivated and determined to play, he is nothing short of unstoppable. He has the ability to command double teams allowing one-on-one situations for everyone else on the defensive line. It has been reported that Haynesworth wants to come to Philadelphia because of the recent hiring of former Titans DL coach Jim Washburn. Part of the issue in Washington was the fact that the Redksins ran a 3-4 system which required Haynesworth to play nose tackle. Since we run a 4-3, Albert will be comfortable with his original position as a DT.
Now, in no way should the Eagles give Haynesworth top dollar to suit up in green next year, but if we can grab him for fair value, I believe he would be well worth the risk. A defensive line featuring Trent Cole, Albert Haynesworth, Antonio Dixon and Brandon Graham is an intimidating force to say the least. Haynesworth would allow Graham and Cole to face those one-on-one situations which will allow them to pressure the quarterback. Having a stellar defensive line makes life much easier for the secondary, and will allow more people to drop back into coverage. Heres the source: