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Albert Haynesworth is saying the exact same stuff as last time

Chris Chase
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After Thursday's practice, Albert Haynesworth spoke to the Tampa Bay media for the first time since being claimed by the Buccaneers off waivers on Wednesday afternoon. He sounded energized by his new opportunity, thankful for a shot to prove himself and eager to work hard to help out the team. Basically, he sounded exactly like he did when he signed with the Washington Redskins in 2009 and the New England Patriots this July.

How similar? Play Shutdown Corner's "Match the optimistic Haynesworth quote" game to find out! Look at each quote and guess whether Big Al said it during his introductory words in Washington, New England or Tampa.

1. "I'm excited."

2. "It's amazing."

3. "It's unbelievable."

4. "It feels great."

5. "I'm just excited."

6. "It's unbelievable."

7. "I wish I took two years ago and came here."

8. "You're not going to remember Albert Haynesworth as a bust."

9. "It's going to be scary for other teams."

10. "This is where I should have been like three years ago."

11. "All I really can do is just bring me and who I am, and go out there and play ball and make plays and help my teammates make plays."

12. "To me, it's a career-saving place for me to come."

13. "This is like one big family."

14. "I think all good things come to somebody who waits."

15. "With the contract, it's going to be all on me."

16. "I'm having fun again."

17. "This is a young, fast, talented team."

18. "It's a great chance to be on a great team."

19. "[This team is] right there on that verge only needing a couple little pieces to put you over that top."

20. "I felt like I was in pretty good shape."

21. "Well, you know, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

22. "You know everybody is here for you, and I really enjoy that."

23. "When you're on the field, you're not thinking about dollar signs."

24. "Everything is in the past."

25. "I keep fighting no matter what it is."

Washington Redskins: 2, 5, 8, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 23

New England Patriots: 3, 7, 9, 12, 16, 18, 22, 24

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1, 4, 6, 10, 14, 17, 20, 25

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