First, I'm not sure why people think the Pats will be some off-the field horror circus next year. Of the guys in this mold (not that they are in the same mold, more on that in a sec) that BB has acquired in recent memory, Corey Dillon caused 0 problems and played exceptionally well; Randy Moss was a joy for 3 years and when he started to get off the leash a tiny bit, he was gone; and there was no hesitation to cut Adalius Thomas when he started to run his mouth. Even guys who had been loyal Patriots for a long time (Samuel, Seymour, Branch) were promptly shown the door when they so much as asked for a raise. Point being: This team has a zero-bull -tolerance policy, and with BB's track record in taking in high-risk guys, there is a good chance it won't even come to bull for a long time. The team will simply not allow the locker room to be distracted by a single player, and if either of these acquisitions even begins to spread some sort of negativity, they will be left on the street as if they had never been part of the team in the first place. That's not to say that Albert can't eat or Ocho can't tweet, but I have no concerns about the front office letting attachment to single players get in the way of team chemistry and loyalty. Now for the other aspect: These two guys are hardly alike in any way. By all accounts, Haynesworth is someone who will literally take a little nap during a play; I've heard that he might not even like football. He has a criminal background and has a couple of trials outstanding as well. He won't try when the scheme doesn't align with his wishes, and he is just in it for the money (and the food). If there ever were a "Bad Guy" in the NFL, you would think it would be Haynesworth. Ocho, though, seems to be nothing much more than a diva. You'd be hard-pressed to find people calling him a clubhouse cancer or a distraction to the team. Yes, he is full of himself, but he also seems to be full of dedication for football. He is in top shape, works his but off, talks his mouth off, but is still all about performance. I have never seen him as anything more than very entertaining and I have never seen a problem with how he conducts himself. He is supposedly not a speedster but a spectacular route-runner (sort of the anti-Randy Moss when it comes to diva WRs), but he has held up extremely well, producing a lot in a bad offense last year at 32 years old. Throw in his bromance with Belichick, and I am dancing in circles at the news of this trade. I have little doubt he will both extremely fun to watch and extremely focused on winning. Maybe Haynesworth doesn't pan out, and I'm certainly not banking on it. Maybe Ocho falls off a cliff this year at age 33. That's possible too. But when you look at the Patriots' history with these risk/reward guys and the dirt cheap price they paid, I find it hard to be anything but optimistic. This could have a huge positive impact or it could have zero impact -- either way, it won't be negative, I imagine. No matter what, though, it is always exciting to be a fan of this team; Belichick always seems to have something unbelievable up his sleeve. About Asomugha -- Can Belichick look into this guy too? He hasn't really spent much money yet. If he goes to the Jets, as it seems is inevitable, the AFC East becomes must-see TV (if it isn't already). Revis and Nnamdi, are you kidding? The Jets' D should be historically good, and as much fear as that incites as a Pats fan, it makes the rivalry even more intriguing and high-stakes, which is just fun to see as a football fan. Hell, these last 2 days have brought more fun than some entire offseasons. I'm ready for September.