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Haynesworth starting to make an impact

He's a big reason Patriots have seen turnaround on third down in past two weeks

Updated: October 18, 2011, 2:53 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

This week's Patriots mailbag starts big. Albert Haynesworth big.

Six-foot-6, 350-pound Haynesworth has yet to register a quarterback sack, but it's not a coincidence that his addition to sub packages has contributed to the Patriots' turnaround on third down.

The Patriots held the Cowboys to 4-of-12 on third down. The week before, against the Jets, it was 3-of-11. That's solid.

Haynesworth's sub-based role seems like a good ...

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