Tony Dungy has stated that he would not have acquired Albert Haynesworth as Bill Belichick and the Patriots did.
While coaching the Indianapolis Colts, Dungy faced Haynesworth often as a division rival Tennessee Titan.
"Ive seen those great years he has when hes got something to prove and hes trying to make money," Dungy said about the defensive lineman's work ethic. "But Ive also we played against Albert Haynesworth in Indianapolis when he really wasnt playing hard."
Dungy isnt prepared to say Haynesworth cant succeed in New England, mostly because Patriots coach Bill Belichick has a knack for bringing in problem players and getting them to work. But Dungy says he personally wouldnt want the headache.
Dungy showed more praise for Chad Ochocinco.
"I think Chad in the right spot can be very, very productive," he said. "He practices hard and loves the game. If he will buy into the Patriot way like Randy (Moss) did, he can go out there and be productive."
Haters gonna hate. Robert Kraft knows that, and he's not going to hold a grudge because of it. But he won't forget, either.
The New England Patriots owner appeared on the latest episode of HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" for an interview with Andrea Kremer that aired Tuesday night, and he was as candid as any member of the organization has been throughout the Deflategate saga.
“I really don’t hold grudges,” Kraft admitted in the interview, per WEEI. “I mean, I remember everything, but I move on. ... Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases. The haters still hate. And I understand it, and we’ll do our best to keep them in that position.”
And while Kraft isn't holding grudges, he still recognizes the negative impact the controversy left on Tom Brady's pristine reputation.
“He’s just not the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL,” Kraft began. “He’s an amazing human being. And is genuine. And as nice as everybody thinks he is, he’s nicer. And to see anyone attack him as an individual or his integrity. And that just wasn’t fair.”
Will Martellus Bennett be back with the Patriots next season?
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says it's "a real possibility" Bennett leaves given the asking price and potential offers.
Less than an hour later, the unrestricted free agent sent out a tweet responding to speculation about his future.
Bennett, who will 30 years old in March, had seven touchdowns in 19 games in his first season with the New England Patriots.