That’s the Queen that sits on the throne at Buckingham Palace and not the deceased rock star who continues to rock NFL stadiums during time outs.
Well the answer is ………both have two birthdays.
Every year it seems Mr Snyder manages to have his own little private party with NFL studs when the free agency period commences.
2009 has been no exception, as the Washington Redskins signed THE best FA available in the form of Defensive Tackle Albert Haynesworth, and in the same day re-signed Cornerback DeAngelo Hall.
Within about 24 hours the Redskins have sent an email to all their fans to pre-order Haynesworth shirts (see above).
To recoup the $100 million that it has cost to get Haynesworth from Tennessee thats gonna mean the sale of a military aircraft hanger full of shirts.
The Redskins needed to upgrade their defensive line, and Haynesworth is a stunning way to start. Now they need some defensive ends to go with Big Al. Washington’s pass rush has not dominated since Charles Mann and Dexter Manley were together almost 20 years ago.
Judging from Al’s opening Redskins press conference he was very impressed by the Redskins history, and he felt very happy with the three Vince Lombard trophies standing in front of him as he spoke to reporters.
Lets just remember one thing – the Redskins have not been to a Superbowl for a long time. Can Big Al make the difference? Not by himself, but he will certainly give a big boost to the team both via ticket sales and by locker room leadership.
NFL FAN IN ENGLAND FREE AGENCY RATING (A to E)
Player – Albert Haynesworth
Position – Defensive Tackle
How badly will his old team miss him – A – He was the biggest name on the team
How influential will he be with his new team – B – He will start but he will not repeat his 2008 form
Will he get a Pro Bowl berth in 2009 – No – He now has the cash and will be gameplanned around but he will make the Redskins D line stronger and if he can get 5 sacks it will make a huge difference.