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The MVPlaya
09-05-2010, 05:40 PM
Who wants to bet that Shanahan won't catch any heat with this one if it happens, yet Haynesworth will get all the heat? Yet when McDaniels does something similar (Marshall), he's the worst coach in the world and Marshall is as innocent as a baby?

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5535885

Report: More Albert Haynesworth drama

The Albert Haynesworth drama with the Washington Redskins reportedly isn't over yet.

Haynesworth, the Redskins' $100 million defensive tackle who struggled to pass his conditioning test in training camp, is unlikely to start Washington's season opener against the Dallas Cowboys after a disappointing performance in the team's final preseason game, The Washington Post reported, citing unnamed sources.

Mosley: Smear Campaign Continues
The well-orchestrated campaign against Albert Haynesworth from within the Redskins organization is starting to get old, Matt Mosley writes. Blog

Haynesworth participated in 49 of the Redskins' 55 defensive snaps on Thursday against the Cardinals but disappointed the Washington coaching staff with his apparent lack of effort, the newspaper reported. Two sources termed Haynesworth's performance in the game as "awful."

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has lost his patience with Haynesworth, the sources told The Post, and the 6-foot-6, 350-pound defensive tackle took part in only a few snaps in Saturday's practice.

He was moved back to nose tackle in the practice and removed from the nickle package, one of the sources told the newspaper. Haynesworth had been starting at right end this preseason.

While Haynesworth's starting status is in doubt, Shanahan said he's confident that quarterback Donovan McNabb, who has a sprained left ankle, will be able to start Sunday night.

"Yeah, I feel very good about him being ready to go," Shanahan said on his coach's show on WRC-TV, according to The Post. "In fact, I think he'll be able to practice in the next couple of days. And I feel very good about the direction he's headed."

Haynesworth, meanwhile, appears to once again be headed in the wrong direction.

On Friday, when he was asked to explain why Haynesworth played in the team's preseason finale -- 31 of his teammates didn't even suit up -- Shanahan sang a familiar refrain.

"He's got to get in football shape," Shanahan said. "For the same reasons we've talked about. We got to get him some playing time so he can get back in football shape. I got to take a look at the film to tell you exactly how he played, but that's one of the reasons he's playing defensive end and nose tackle positions."

Haynesworth has been a thorn in Shanahan's side since the coach took the Redskins job in January. Haynesworth drew Shanahan's ire by staying away from the offseason program and later lobbied for a trade because he didn't want to play nose tackle in the team's new 3-4 defense. Shanahan gave Haynesworth a chance to leave -- provided Haynesworth didn't stay around to accept a $21 million contract bonus on April 1. Haynesworth took the bonus.

Haynesworth also skipped a mandatory minicamp and was fined. When he showed up for training camp, he was made to pass a conditioning test before he could practice. After several failed attempts and several days of idleness because of a sore knee, he finally passed the test on the 10th day of camp.

Haynesworth then missed another week of training camp due to illness. Shanahan gave varying explanations for Haynesworth's idleness each day. The coach initially said Haynesworth "just was sick," then said the cause was dehydration, then finally said it was "more of a headache than anything else."

The Washington Post, however, reported that Haynesworth has rhabdomyolysis, which is a condition that causes the rapid breakdown of skeletal muscle due to injury to muscle tissue. A Redskins official told ESPN the team was unaware that Haynesworth had this condition.

Despite all the drama, Haynesworth was still expected to play a key role in the Redskins' new 3-4 defense.

The Redskins declined comment when reached by The Post, but team spokesman Tony Wyllie said in an e-mail that Shanahan would answer questions on Monday.

Naggle Nole
09-05-2010, 05:46 PM
You can't trade him because he has intentionally submarined his own value
You can't play him because he only gives half-ass effort
You can't cut (but they should) because it sets a terrible precedent
He cashed a check that represents about 3-4 years of salary for an elite DT, so he is done

This guy is just terrible for the NFL, and possibly the worst FA signing ever
He has the contracts of IHOP, Dale Carter and Travis Henry rolled into one with all of the same attitude issues
When a new CBA is reached, they are going to address issues like this and call it the "Albert Haynesworth rule"

/rant

Dagmar
09-05-2010, 06:05 PM
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strafen
09-05-2010, 06:05 PM
You can't trade him because he has intentionally submarined his own value
You can't play him because he only gives half-ass effort
You can't cut (but they should) because it sets a terrible precedent
He cashed a check that represents about 3-4 years of salary for an elite DT, so he is done

This guy is just terrible for the NFL, and possibly the worst FA signing ever
He has the contracts of IHOP, Dale Carter and Travis Henry rolled into one with all of the same attitude issues
When a new CBA is reached, they are going to address issues like this and call it the "Albert Haynesworth rule"

/rantWell said. He's just a bad apple and will be a bad apple wherever he goes...

Popps
09-05-2010, 07:14 PM
He and Shanahan were a disaster waiting to happen. Probably the worst possible combo of people in the NFL.

Circle Orange
09-05-2010, 07:27 PM
Who wants to bet that Shanahan won't catch any heat with this one if it happens, yet Haynesworth will get all the heat? Yet when McDaniels does something similar (Marshall), he's the worst coach in the world and Marshall is as innocent as a baby?

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5535885

Report: More Albert Haynesworth drama

The Albert Haynesworth drama with the Washington Redskins reportedly isn't over yet.

Haynesworth, the Redskins' $100 million defensive tackle who struggled to pass his conditioning test in training camp, is unlikely to start Washington's season opener against the Dallas Cowboys after a disappointing performance in the team's final preseason game, The Washington Post reported, citing unnamed sources.

Mosley: Smear Campaign Continues
The well-orchestrated campaign against Albert Haynesworth from within the Redskins organization is starting to get old, Matt Mosley writes. Blog

Haynesworth participated in 49 of the Redskins' 55 defensive snaps on Thursday against the Cardinals but disappointed the Washington coaching staff with his apparent lack of effort, the newspaper reported. Two sources termed Haynesworth's performance in the game as "awful."

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has lost his patience with Haynesworth, the sources told The Post, and the 6-foot-6, 350-pound defensive tackle took part in only a few snaps in Saturday's practice.

He was moved back to nose tackle in the practice and removed from the nickle package, one of the sources told the newspaper. Haynesworth had been starting at right end this preseason.

While Haynesworth's starting status is in doubt, Shanahan said he's confident that quarterback Donovan McNabb, who has a sprained left ankle, will be able to start Sunday night.

"Yeah, I feel very good about him being ready to go," Shanahan said on his coach's show on WRC-TV, according to The Post. "In fact, I think he'll be able to practice in the next couple of days. And I feel very good about the direction he's headed."

Haynesworth, meanwhile, appears to once again be headed in the wrong direction.

On Friday, when he was asked to explain why Haynesworth played in the team's preseason finale -- 31 of his teammates didn't even suit up -- Shanahan sang a familiar refrain.

"He's got to get in football shape," Shanahan said. "For the same reasons we've talked about. We got to get him some playing time so he can get back in football shape. I got to take a look at the film to tell you exactly how he played, but that's one of the reasons he's playing defensive end and nose tackle positions."

Haynesworth has been a thorn in Shanahan's side since the coach took the Redskins job in January. Haynesworth drew Shanahan's ire by staying away from the offseason program and later lobbied for a trade because he didn't want to play nose tackle in the team's new 3-4 defense. Shanahan gave Haynesworth a chance to leave -- provided Haynesworth didn't stay around to accept a $21 million contract bonus on April 1. Haynesworth took the bonus.

Haynesworth also skipped a mandatory minicamp and was fined. When he showed up for training camp, he was made to pass a conditioning test before he could practice. After several failed attempts and several days of idleness because of a sore knee, he finally passed the test on the 10th day of camp.

Haynesworth then missed another week of training camp due to illness. Shanahan gave varying explanations for Haynesworth's idleness each day. The coach initially said Haynesworth "just was sick," then said the cause was dehydration, then finally said it was "more of a headache than anything else."

The Washington Post, however, reported that Haynesworth has rhabdomyolysis, which is a condition that causes the rapid breakdown of skeletal muscle due to injury to muscle tissue. A Redskins official told ESPN the team was unaware that Haynesworth had this condition.

Despite all the drama, Haynesworth was still expected to play a key role in the Redskins' new 3-4 defense.

The Redskins declined comment when reached by The Post, but team spokesman Tony Wyllie said in an e-mail that Shanahan would answer questions on Monday.

We are so fed up with all this nonsense in DC...the media goes on and on about Haynesworth every day.The fans? Look, we know he's scum, we don't need the talking heads telling us this 24/7. Lazy journalism at best. The radio show here sounds like a bunch of old hags by the window.

The media fixates on Shanahan and Haynesworth. Everyone else? We just want the 'Skins to do good. Period.

orinjkrush
09-05-2010, 08:39 PM
come on haynzwirth. we know you play trombone.
just play the damn saxophone. for the team.
can't you man up?
shanny will treat you like a man if you just play the damn saxophone already.

Clockwork Orange
09-05-2010, 08:43 PM
He and Shanahan were a disaster waiting to happen. Probably the worst possible combo of people in the NFL.

Giving Haynesworth the kind of money they did to begin with (a year before Shanahan ever got there) was even worse. Everyone but apparently Dan Snyder knew he'd be nothing but an unproductive headcase once he got all that guaranteed money, but I'll be damned if that was gonna stop little Danny from winning the offseason Super Bowl yet again.

SouthStndJunkie
09-05-2010, 08:44 PM
I think we have enough existing threads covering this lazy piece of ****.

baja
09-05-2010, 08:49 PM
The first pro sport I stopped watching due to spoiled players was baseball about 15 years ago

The second pro sport I stopped watching was basketball post Jorden era.

I am not ready to dump football but I do have the sport on the endangered species list. Although Josh's Broncos has helped to lessen the endangered status.

strafen
09-05-2010, 09:03 PM
He and Shanahan were a disaster waiting to happen. Probably the worst possible combo of people in the NFL.You're right. For that kind of money the guy got to play football, he needs to go out and perform.
In Shanahan, the guy found his match. Shanahan is not a pushover.
All Shanny wanted out of the guy was to come into camp in shape, so that he will less likely to suffer any injuries and still have some left in the tank by season's end.
The guy thought he would play Mr. Hot Shot, just show up and be treated like royalty. ROFL!

theAPAOps5
09-05-2010, 09:26 PM
Great move by the 4th best coach in the league, according to Yahoo.....

Play2win
09-05-2010, 09:26 PM
The first pro sport I stopped watching due to spoiled players was baseball about 15 years ago

The second pro sport I stopped watching was basketball post Jorden era.

I am not ready to dump football but I do have the sport on the endangered species list. Although Josh's Broncos has helped to lessen the endangered status.

This.

I just love my Broncos too much to do anything drastic. I have definitely changed to the "Enjoy the games on Sundays, and don't really care what happens throughout the week" mode.