Albert Haynesworth Isn’t Key to Patriots’ Defensive Success, But Having Him Healthy Only Makes Pats Better


The Patriots showed plenty of promise on the defensive side of the ball in their most recent preseason game at Tampa Bay. The defensive potential of Bill Belichick's bunch gets even bigger when you factor in that Albert Haynesworth has yet to take the field in a Patriots uniform.

The Boston Globe's Shalise Manza Young and Greg Bedard were on NESN Daily on Monday night to discuss the Haynesworth saga, and both were in agreement about a couple of things. First, it's still uncertain when Haynesworth will return to the practice field and eventually game action. And second, if and when he finally does, he will more than likely help a Patriots defense that already looks improved.

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