But if he flames out quickly, like players often do, then the titans may really screw themselves. Plus they rob themselves of that plsyer's "contract year" performance. Think how much different 2008 and beyond would have been if they'd signed up haynesworth to a rich, long term contract right before the season. 2008 haynesworth as we know it would have never existed. We'd have gotten 2009 haynesworth for the remainder of his contract, until we cut him. I say let him show his value in this new scheme before pulling up a dump truck of cash in his front yard. If he dominates this year again, pay him top 5 DT money. They'd already have to now, anyways. Long term, high dollar contracts have not worked out in the Titans' favor.. Rarely ever, as far as I recall.