Haynesworth wishes he was still a Titan
Looking back with 20/20 hindsight on his career, Albert Haynesworth said Wednesday, he wishes he could have stayed a Tennessee Titan.
In a conference call with Tennessee media, as his new team, the Tampa Bay Bucs, prepare to face the Titans, Haynesworth said the "grass isn't always greener" as he found out in Washington and New England.
“Guys have definitely got to be careful of that,” Haynesworth said in his conference call. “Before you go and you think that the grass is going to be greener on the other side, look back at where you played your ball at and see if you maybe you can work something out with them.”
Haynesworth got a $100 million payday in part because the Titans never made a formal offer to him once he hit free agency. A $40 million offer with $28 million in guarantees never materialized formally before free agency and that "hurt a little bit."
Last week, Redskins tight end Chris Cooley said he didn't know if Haynesworth really loved football, something Haynesworth clarified as he didn't love Washington or the Redskins.
"At Washington, it really wasn't about football. It's not that I didn't love football, but I didn't really care a whole lot about being there, the way things were in the complex and around town," he said.
Haynesworth also got in a jab at Texans QB Matt Schaub, whom he openly taunted in the media while with the Titans. It was Haynesworth who fell on Schaub's foot that caused the Texans quarterback to be lost for the season.
"He screamed like normal," Haynesworth said of the hit.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com