Are the Philadelphia Eagles and DT Albert Haynesworth a Fit for 2012?

Calm down, Philly.

I know that after last season’s spending spree of free agents, most Eagles fans are throwing their hands in the air about brining in more outside players. I understand. There was no doubt that it was a frustrating transition, and the Eagles as a team actually managed to regress, even with all the talent they brought to Philadelphia. Things didn’t work like Andy Reid and Howie Roseman planned. The team busted.

Most people are thinking the last thing the Eagles need is to bring in more free agents this off-season, but there needs to be a few exceptions. The Eagles have several glaring needs, and aside from the draft, free agency is going to be the best way to bring in veteran talent to fill those holes. With that in mind, Philadelphia needs to target defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.

The Eagles were one of the weakest teams up the middle last season, and aside from Cullen Jenkins, Philadelphia is incredibly thin at defensive tackle. The issue was compounded by Philadelphia running the wide-nine, which is geared more towards an effective pass-rush than stopping the run. Jenkins had a good season, given the circumstances, but when he was contained, opposing running backs usually had free-range on a group of mediocre linebackers.

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