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St. Louis Rams Free Agent Options: Albert Haynesworth

Hey, Hey, Hey TSTer’s! I’m am sure at this point, many of you are suddenly feeling your temperature rise, and can hear a faint whistling in your ears. Do not fret, for this is indeed rage. I’m certainly not a Doctor, but I can assure that I’ve got the remedy... Either that, or your heads will explode?

What I’m about to do, is discuss the possibility of our new head coach - Jeff Fisher - bringing back his once-dominant - now dormant - defensive tackle, Albert Haynesworth. The remedy for your madness? I’m sure that you’ll find expletives and ridicule will work just fine. See the ‘Post a New Comment’ section below for immediate relief. So find your mental happy place, hit the break aaaaand away we go!

Let's face it, the Ram’s have opportunities (re: Needs) on both sides of the ball, all of which we've discussed addressing in FA or the upcoming draft. While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who signed "Fat Albert" Haynesworth about mid-way through the 2011 season, have the rights for him through 2012, I find it unlikely that they keep will him. His contract is back-loaded, potentially earning him $6,700,000 this upcoming season. For a guy who’s become almost non-existent, which is an upgrade over the pissing match limelight he found himself in Washington, that is probably a contract that the Bucs can ill-afford to pay out.

The question is: What, if anything, would you be willing to pay Fat Albert to address our needs at defensive tackle? Clearly, he’s no spring chicken. Hell, he’s not a spring hippopotamus! And, for many of you, there are not only better options, but you think Haynesworth isn’t an option at all. Brodrick Brinkley (28) and Jason Jones (26) are younger, more relevant DT’s. I would assume however, that their respective teams have aspirations of signing them to newer, more lucrative contracts. If not, it’s not as if the Rams would be the only team seeking their services. Only time will tell.....Draft one you say? I agree, but can we draft two? If you’re answer to that is yes, then can we expect them to immediately contribute? You tell me? I may not be a draft expert, but I’m clearly a FA wizard! (This is where I invoke the "No groaning" rule)

If you weren’t thinking it when you clicked on this post, by now you've got to be wondering if I decided to ‘wake and bake’ on this fine Sunday morning? Although I can’t remember and still am unable to find my Cheetos, I’ll ask you to consider the prospect of us re-uniting our new coach and his 2009 Sports Illustrated ‘Most Dominant Defender in Football.’ Cue the "He’s a cancer in the locker room - What has he done over the past three years - If Belichick could’nt get him to be productive, no one can" - booty 'chatta!

I get it, he hasn't put up the numbers that he has in seasons past, and I won’t argue that his best days are behind him. That’s not the point of this post. I’m not suggesting that we bring him in with a multi-million dollar contract, and expect to get productivity out of him for the next 5 years. We could however, potentially, get an upgrade over our current situation and maybe, juuuuuust maybe, get Fisher to re-ignite the fire that this tub-o-lard once had.

So here I am TSTer’s... Let your hate rain down upon me! If you can dig it, what kind of contract might you be willing to give him if you’re our GM? Damnit, I’ve got bongwater on my Snuggie!

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