New England Patriots Links 11/09/11 - Haynesworth Out of the Rotation; Personnel Moves Under Fire

Jeff Howe reports Warren Sapp slammed Albert Haynesworth for being an overrated DT who was too lazy to live up to his $100 million contract with the Redskins or revive his career under Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

"If anybody can, [Belichick] can," Sapp told NESN.com. "The last thing you want to do is show up and be a turd that Belichick cuts. But that's what he was."

"Who picked Leigh Bodden up?" Sapp said of the former Patriots cornerback who hasn't been signed since getting released two weeks ago. "That's normally what happens. When the genius and the master says you're no good, the league always says, 'I agree with you.' A hundred million dollars couldn't motivate you, and neither could Bill Belichick. Who wants this challenge?"

Nick Caserio responds to a question about whether he sees enough talent in the secondary

I think anybody that's on this football team we have a lot of confidence in and that's why they're here. When they've played guys have had opportunities. We've had a number of guys that have made plays and I think they wouldn't be here if we didn't feel good about them. At different points, different people have been out there - some of that's been circumstance, some guys have been healthy for each game, some haven't been available. Players are on this team we feel confident in and everybody's job is to prepare every week as if they're going to play because really you never know when that opportunity is going to come up. I would say that's the case.

Bill O'Brien dismisses the suggestion that the Patriots don't have a legitimate deep threat on offense.

I don't really agree with that. I think we have guys that can stretch the field. We have guys that are good vertical receivers, some guys that do a little bit of both, intermediate receivers, short receivers - as far as short area, you know, as far as the zones are concerned. So I don't necessarily agree with that. I just think we just have to do a better job of coaching, playing and a lot better in actually showing what we're capable of doing. Hopefully we do that this week. 

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