Today in Patriots History
July opens up with the birthday of one of the greatest players in the history of the Patriots.
Happy 68th birthday to Mike Haynes
Born July 1, 1953 in Denison, Texas
Patriot CB/PR, 1976-1982; uniform #40
Pats 1st round (5th overall) pick of the 1976 draft, from Arizona State
The 6-2 corner made an immediate impact as a rookie, intercepting eight passes and returning two punts for touchdowns - with those TDs being the first in that fashion in the history of the franchise. Mike Haynes was named to the Pro Bowl every single season he was with the Patriots with the exception of 1981, when he missed half the year due to a collapsed lung; not so coincidentally the Pats won just two games that season. His cover skills were so superb that at one point during the 1977 season, Patriots' Head Coach Chuck Fairbanks remarked that Haynes "hadn't seen a ball come his way in over three weeks." Despite the reluctance of opponents to throw the ball in his direction, he still had 19 picks in his first three seasons.
Mike Haynes, the New England Patriots' five-time All-Pro cornerback, will miss at least four more games due to a collapsed lung that has had trouble healing,...
Mike Haynes, Hall of Fame Defender | The Coffin Corner
Haynes was one of four players to holdout at the start of the 1980 season, missing the first three games. Then after playing out his option the previous year, in 1983 he held out again, this time for 11 games. The Pats agreed to a trade with the Raiders - but then the NFL voided the trade, stating they had not received notification until an hour after the trading deadline had passed. Haynes' lawyers fought the case in federal court and the trade was approved, with the Pats receiving a 1984 number one draft pick and a 1985 number two. Thanks to the Sullivan's frugality, Patriot fans missed out on what were arguably the two best seasons of his career in 1984 and 1985, when his shut down play earned him First-Team All-Pro honors in both seasons.
Holdouts no bargain for struggling teams | Washington Post
The New England Patriots almost dealt holdout defensive back Mike Haynes to the Raiders but the deal fell through when Los Angeles did not meet the...
All-Pro cornerback Mike Haynes, a season-long holdout with the New England Patriots, began practicing with the Los Angeles Raiders Thursday after a federal...
One of the great personal victories in sport occurred three years ago when the Raiders' All-Pro left cornerback, Lester Hayes, whipped his speech impediment—a
During his seven seasons with the Patriots, Mike Haynes recorded 28 interceptions and 1,159 yards on 111 punt returns. He was named to the Pro Bowl six times and earned All-AFC recognition five times (1977- 1980, 1982), and All-Pro honors twice (1978 and 1982). Haynes was elected to the ]Patriots Hall of Fame in 1994, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997, and was also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001. He is a member of the Patriots all-decade team for the seventies, their 50th anniversary team, was selected to the NFL All-1980’s Team, the NFL 100 All-Time Team, and is one of two Patriots (along with John Hannah) on the NFL's 75th anniversary team.
Video - NFL All-Time Team: Mike Haynes
Bill Belichick, Cris Collinsworth and Rich Eisen discuss Patriots and Raiders legend Mike Haynes' selection to the NFL 100 All-Time Team.
Mike Haynes may not have the most gaudy statistics in the world (46 career interceptions), but keep in mind that is a reflection of playing in an era when teams ran the ball more often than they passed, combined with opponents reticence to throw the ball to his side of the field. Simply put, he is arguably the greatest cornerback in pro football history. After hanging up his cleats Mike was a senior executive with Calloway Golf Company from 1994 to 2002 before accepting a position as the NFL Vice President of Player and Employee Development, overseeing programs designed to help players in their off-field lives, such as programs in career internships, financial education and management, continuing education, and personal assistance.
College Football Hall of Fame | Michael Haynes
Arizona State legend Mike Haynes tells story of a meeting with Frank Kush that foreshadowed how he'd realize his football career would end one day.
Mike Haynes played for the Patriots from 1976-82 and was one of two Patriots selected to the NFL's 75th Anniversary team.
The star cornerback may have been the difference-maker for the Raiders in Super Bowl XVIII against what at the time was the highest-scoring team in NFL history.
In this week's installment of the Pats of the Past series, we take a look back at the storied career of Hall of Fame cornerback Mike Haynes.
Two more former Patriots were added to the NFL’s All-Time Team on Friday. Legendary kicker Adam Vinatieri and cornerback Mike Haynes were added to the list when the NFL revealed the defensive backs and special teamers that made the team on Friday. The two were selected by a 26-member panel that...
New England Patriots legends Adam Vinatieri and Make Haynes have been selected to the NFL 100 All-Time team for their respective positions.
Michael Haynes, a 14-year NFL cornerback and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been named NFL Vice President of Player and Employee Development, Commissioner Paul Tagliabue announced Tuesday.
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