By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO --@font-face font-family: "Times New Roman";p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; a:link, span.MsoHyperlink color: blue; text-decoration: underline; a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed color: purple; text-decoration: underline; table.MsoNormalTable font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; div.Section1 page: Section1; Pepper Johnson doesnt pay much attention to the media. Buteven he had heard about Albert Haynesworths past.
The Patriots defensive line coach spoke on Sunday aboutthe few weeks hes been able to spend with the newly acquired defensive lineman.And hes seen a completely different Haynesworth than he had previously heard about.
I think hes excited about being here, said Johnson. Hesexcited about playing football. Hes one of the best defensive linemen in theleague, so Im quite sure hes going to make a big difference when we get outon the field.
He is very unlike a lot of what you read about. I wasthinking, 'What am I really going to have to deal with?' Im coaching whateverplayer that comes up in here, it doesnt matter to me. But Albert is a greatguy. Its kind of hard to see some of the things that you hear all negativeabout him, coming from that person.
Some of the stuff, you need to know both sides of thestory, added Johnson. I think Albert is a great person. Hes been trying towork his way out onto the field. Hes been tremendous in the classroom. Imexpecting a lot from him.
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