Last week, we were talking about the highest-paid dominant defensive lineman in the league, Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. His name became relevant in New England when discussing the contract situation of Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork and the comparable pay scale.
This week, we are discussing Haynesworth for an entirely new reason.
Haynesworth delivered a huge hit on Tom Brady late in the second quarter of Friday night?s preseason game in Washington. Brady did not return to the game, and the Patriots have officially termed the quarterback?s condition a ?sore shoulder." We?ve seen Brady take many hits in his career and bounce right back. We hope that in his first season back from knee surgery, we will see the same.
One thing we did indeed witness in the Patriots 27-24 victory over Washington was the aerial display between Brady and his No. 1 receiver, Randy Moss. In a flashback from their historic 2007 season, Brady connected with No. 81 for two touchdowns. Moss collected six of Brady?s passes for 90 yards.
It?s too bad the air exhibit had to come to an end when Brady?s shoulder forced him to the sidelines because he and Moss were dancing all over the Redskins at FedEx field. And while only time will tell us just how sore his shoulder his, you can only hope the Patriots' franchise quarterback didn?t suffer another major setback.