By Phil Perry
Matt Light checked into WEEI on Friday to chat with our Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran and Steve DeOssie. Light hit on all things Pats, including Albert Haynesworth's potential for dominance.
Count Light among those who believe that, when motivated, Haynesworth can be a game-changing force on the defensive line.
"We knew he was a big man," said Light. "Very powerful up front. Look, when he has his motor rolling and he's ready to go, he's a guy that not many can stop."
There's always that little qualifier with Haynesworth, isn't there? Any explanation of the veteran defensive tackle's skill set is usually preceded by something like "when he has his motor rolling," or "when he wants to."
Light, who recalled his offensive linemates having a heck of a time trying to block Haynesworth when the defensive tackle was in Tennessee, came just short of calling his new 6-foot-6 335-pound teammate unstoppable . . . when he's motivated.
"When he does what he does," said Light, "I'm not sure you can compare that to anything. And I'm not 100 percent sure there's anybody out there who can stop it. You just try to weather the storm. You're not trying to avoid him as an offensive lineman. You can't."
High praise from Light, who at 6-4, 305 pounds, is a pretty powerful man in his own right.
With the Patriots first game just a week away, only time will tell whether or not talk of Haynesworth's potential will finally be drowned out by accounts of the real live football plays he makes on the field.
TMZ got a hold of the Houston Police Department’s report for the theft of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey. In it, Brady’s jersey, which went missing in the locker room following the Patriots’ comeback win over the Falcons, is valued at $500,000.
Some highlights from the police report:
- The item is listed as a “Shirt/Blouse/T-Shirt.”
- The theft is marked as not being a hate crime.
- Maybe this was filled out in a rush, but there were some real struggles with apostrophes. Twice in the summary, the Patriots are referred to as “the Patriot’s.” In the second occurrence, “Patriots’” is written as “Patriot’s.” Weird.
Following is the summary and below is the report, per TMZ:
On 2/05/17, the City of Houston hosted Super Bowl LI in the NRG Stadium. Shortly after winning the game, New England Patriot’s quarterback Tom Brady noticed his game jersey missing from his locker in the Patriot’s designated locker room.
That didn't take long. A couple weeks after his team beat the Falcons in Super Bowl LI, Bill Belichick's boat was spotted bearing the name "VII Rings."
Belichick rode around in "V Rings" in the years after the Patriots beat the Eagles in the Super Bowl since by that point he'd racked up three titles with the Patriots and two with the Giants as defensive coordinator. When the Patriots beat the Seahawks two years ago, he moved on to "VI Rings."
Belichick recently donated a 24' Grady White vessel to Sail Newport, a Rhode Island non-profit, for use "as a support and safety vessel for all of our instructional programs and regattas," said Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport. But Belichick has "VII Rings" to help him enjoy whatever days off he's afforded himself before he gets started on his preparations for 2017.