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Titans and Free Agency

Posted Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 3:46 PM

Do the Tennessean Titans seem to take too much time in negotiations with key players on the verge of becoming free agents?

While it may seem an easy matter to us, General Manager Mike Reinfeldt has to deal with players wanting the top dollar and agents trying to get it for them (and themselves).

Will Albert Haynesworth be a Titan by this time next week or gone? If Haynesworth goes, how much will it hurt the Titans?

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I think Haynesworth stays. These guys know they should have been in the super bowl. Every guy on the roster has an ego and wants to win at least one title in his career. Fortunately the Titans have some cap room and can afford most everyone, at least for a couple of seasons.

-- Posted by Tim Baker on Thu, Feb 19, 2009, at 8:50 PM

I think the Titans will let Haynesworth go. They never want to pay the big bucks to keep someone. Personally, I hope they keep him. He will be missed if he goes.

-- Posted by bettyhbrown on Thu, Feb 19, 2009, at 10:57 PM

I would really like to see Haynesworth stay as a Titan but I feel like they will let him go and that would be a big mistake I think. He is a great player, but they have let a lot of other really good players leave. I really hope that Albert changes his mind and stays.

-- Posted by golden on Fri, Feb 20, 2009, at 12:19 AM

It's sometimes tough to validate spending top dollar for one player when you could distribute that amongst two or three quality players. Haynesworth rarely plays a game start to finish without being helped off the field. He was definitely a difference maker this season and last, but some wonder if that was because it was a contract year each season. Having said that, it's extremely tough to find defensive tackles that are both run stuffers and decent pass rushers. If you let him go, you better make sure you have other DTs that can stuff the middle AND have rush endS that can pressure the quarterback.

-- Posted by Parker on Fri, Feb 20, 2009, at 1:07 PM

I completely agree with Parker on this one. It's a very tough dilemma for the organization. However, I think his off-the-field traffic incidents recently have become more of a major issue. He was caught going over 100 mph twice I believe and I think he even came close to killing a woman as well. Not very responsible plus he could very well to be the type to get the bigtime pay day and then "dog it" after that. I can't trust him, even though he's been so dominant while he was on the field. I say let someone else give him the biggest contract ever for a defensive player and spend our money wisely, adding even more depth on the defensive line and picking up a solid wide receiver. Even if he is successful and stays out of trouble, he probably only has two or three good healthy years left in him, and that may be stretching it. He's very capable of getting injured and missing several games...we've all seen that. It's not worth it in my opinion, but you could probably make a good argument either way.

-- Posted by DoubleJ on Fri, Feb 20, 2009, at 1:48 PM

How many top years does Albert Hayneswoth have left as a dominant players?

-- Posted by bomelson on Sun, Feb 22, 2009, at 4:18 PM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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