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Dexter Manley: Haynesworth needs "to humble himself"

I didn't want to let this offseason pass with only one item in which Dexter Manley comments on Albert Haynesworth, so here's your second. During his recent appearance on ESPN 980's The Sports Fix, Manley was much more expansive in arguing that Haynesworth should get himself to Ashburn.

"I talked with Mike Shanahan, I talked with Bruce Allen and I talked with Jacob [Burney], the defensive line coach, and I sort of anticipated this kind of stuff back in March, that this kind of situation was gonna take place," Manley said. "I've been around football a long time. When you see a guy who gets the big money and has this kind of attitude, not showing any gratitude...I just think he could be a dominant player. First he's got to humble himself. When people get these huge contracts they think they're bigger than life....

"I can see the concern that he may have as a 3-4, but when you're playing football, you want to compete. You just go out there, the coaches put the game plan together, you find a way to fit yourself in. But I will say this, for Albert to be at the 3-4 front and to be at the nose, he's gonna take a pounding. You know, he's got to play the 2-gap, the 1-gap, he's got the center he's taking on, then he's got to take on the guard, they're chipping on him from each side. And so it's a lot of wear and tear on him, but then he could play the end. I think that's where he'd like to be.....

"If Albert just come in here, if he could come in and be 320, he could be a dominant player. He probably could be another Reggie White. See, I remember Reggie White would go anywhere on that line of scrimmage, on that front four, and play. I haven't seen many players in the league like that. Albert says that's who he wants to be or he admires this guy? Well then I think he needs to step up to the plate and do that."

Manley said he still figures the Redskins will trade Haynesworth at some point. He said the money makes him a team leader by default, and that "people sort of see him bigger than life. He's almost like a little baby bear, but hopefully he can play that way when he come in here."

Manley also said if he were running a 4-12 team, he'd get rid of everybody, and that Haynesworth "needs to do is just reach in his pocket find gratitude, happiness, joy and success." He was asked what he would say if he reached out to Haynesworth, and he answered in typical Dexter fashion.

"Well, I'd probably just give him a few hamburgers. It's like the old boy in Oakland, he wants to eat his way out of the league. You know, guys show up at 350, they give you $100 million and you don't have the sense of loyalty to give that back and say I'm gonna come here and play.

"He has a lot of pressure here, more so than any other Redskin in this whole organization, so I would probably reach out to him, because I would consider myself a leader verbally and by my play. But when you give a guy $100 million, what are you gonna say to a guy? You know, it's hard to control these guys when you pay em' that kind of money. You give him $42 million in 34 months, it's like, what can you say to a guy that's 6-7, 300 pounds who says his stomach hurts?"

Dunno, I guess you could advise him to buy $21 million worth of Maalox?

One more bit of Haynesworthana: KC Joyner analyzed his play last year, and found it to be overwhelmingly awesome:

"He is nigh near unblockable in a one-on-one situation," Joyner wrote to ESPN's Matt Mosley. "To illustrate this, consider that he was single team blocked 49 times and won 22 of those blocks, or a single team win rate of 44.9 percent. That by far is the highest single team POA win rate I have seen thus far (the double team blocking review is my summer tape watching project). To put it in perspective, consider that it ranks higher than Casey Hampton (17.1%), Vince Wilfork (29.6%) and Kris Jenkins (44.4%). Teams simply cannot leave Haynesworth in a one-on-one situation if they want to run the ball his way."

The non-frothing among us already knew he was good. How about some football science on whether his words-written-about-per-pound leads the NFL this offseason?

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 28, 2010; 11:02 AM ET
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Comments

Here is a photo of the stripper that Big Al knocked up. I am not sure which one it is. It is kinda NSFW.

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/File:Bacon-bikini.jpg

Posted by: snydercash4clunkers | May 28, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

*****Well then I think he needs to step up to the plate and do that."*****

Actually, he needs to step AWAY from the plate.

Posted by: RobInVaBeach | May 28, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

He's getting criticized by a man who couldn't read until he was 40? Wow. That's rough.

Posted by: WalkOffBalk | May 28, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Dexter do everything he could to avoid two-a-days? I recall him on Don & Mike saying "You wanna go up against Joe Jacoby two times a day?" when they were giving him crap about holding out until the end of training camp, even thought the offer did not improve.

Gotta say I still am a fan of his. What a great personality.

Regards -

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | May 28, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

To criticize someone for being "illiterate" such as WalkOffBalk did to Manley is REALLY showing how STOOPID (spelling mistake on purpose) and CALLOUS someone can be.

The findings of the Department of Education AND National Adult Literacy Survey have stated it is NOT the fault of any student - but rather the institutions and society for the FACT that approximately 44 out of 191 million adults in the United States are functionally illiterate.

At least Manley is MAN enough to try and DO something about the problem he has faced UNLIKE 'fat Albert' Haynesworth who won't even come to SEE what the new staff is asking him to do.

Why don't you trash SWITZER and Oklahoma for ALLOWING someone to graduate!!!! And the Education system for ALLOWING teachers to 'teach' when THEY can't even
use proper English!!!! (yeah Michelle Reah!)

When is anyone ELSE held accountable - other than counting the money that college AND pro ball brings in to the owners and the institutions?!?

Be MAN(ley) enough to face blame and problems like Dexter has - unlike fat Albert and the poor-pitching nicknamed writer like WalkOffBalk who is trying to defend a fat malcontent.

Posted by: dogged1 | May 28, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

He may not have been able to read but he could play football...and could kick your azz then and now. I bet you wouldn't say that slick shyt to his face...you want to criticize his play or his bad habits, that's one thing; to criticize the man for his literacy issue which he has overcome is some punk shyt.

Posted by: kahlua87 | May 28, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Normally (as if anything is in Skin Town), we take a long time to hate. We got hate on for a puking phat boy sinking his toy boat by coming aboard after plying his plink and not getting into shape or a different defense position. May we hope, pray and mutter this is the last example of wayward acts by S&C? Pray we do. MAN OVERBOARD & HE SINKS! He thought the sunshine from his ass was daylight.

Posted by: xanthem | May 28, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

write on kahlua87!!!!

And just who is KC Joyner that Dan Steinberg feels he needs to refer to?

He's (Joyner) either a math major who flunked English or an English major who flunked math to give those kinda accolades to fat Albert - if he only won his battle 22 out of 49 times then he LOST 27 of those battles!!!!

Maybe (Joyner) he needs to get his butt back to school and improve his skills! As well as Haynesworth getting into Ashburn.

Posted by: dogged1 | May 28, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

write on kahlua87!!!!

And just who is KC Joyner that Dan Steinberg feels he needs to refer to?

He's (Joyner) either a math major who flunked English or an English major who flunked math to give those kinda accolades to fat Albert - if he only won his battle 22 out of 49 times then he LOST 27 of those battles!!!!

Maybe he (Joyner) needs to get his butt back to school and learn how to add (or subtract)! As well as Haynesworth getting into Ashburn to learn the new system and THEN throw his tantrums.

Posted by: dogged1 | May 28, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

IMO, I hope Big Al comes in and fits right in to how this team wants to use him! HAIL!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | May 28, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

IMO, I hope Big Al comes in and fits right in to how this team wants to use him! HAIL!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | May 28, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

F-Dallas

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | May 28, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

It's official. More has now been written about Albert Haynesworth than any other topic in history.

Posted by: randysbailin | May 28, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

It's absurd to switch a high-functioning defensive line to a 3-4 in the midst of all this change and chaos, and then to accuse Haynesworth of anything worse than begin to over-extend his rational resistance.

Posted by: dcfanoutwest | May 29, 2010 12:15 AM | Report abuse

FIRST OF ALL..MOST FANS KNOW FAT ALBERT WAS GOOD (WAS GOOD BEING THE KEY). HE NEVER PLAYS A WHOLE SEASON..AND LAST YEAR HE OFTEN GOT TIRED. CITING STATS TO PROVE, WHAT MOST ALL READY KNOW, IS A WASTE OF TIME.

SECOND....I`LL BET ALBERT IS {{NOT READING}} ANY OF THESE COMMENTS SO THEY ARE DOING LITTLE IN THE WAY OF SENDING A MESSAGE TO HIM. HE WILL COME TO THE MANDATORY MINI, AND TRAINING CAMP. LET`S JUST SEE THEN WHETHER HE IS IN SHAPE. HE HAS BEEN A REAL JERK OFF...BUT THAT IS WHAT HE HAS DECIDED TO BE. NO ONE BELIEVES HIS REASONING..EVEN HIM.

YEARS BACK..THE NFL NEVER HAD ALL THESE OFF SEASON ACTIVITIES...AND IT PRODUCED SOME GREAT PLAYERS.,,,SO LET`S JUST SEE WHAT HAPPENS. EVERYTHING THAT COULD BE SAID ABOUT HIM (THAT IS PRINTABLE) HAS BEEN SAID...WP WRITERS...FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO WRITE ABOUT FOR THE TIME BEING!!!


Posted by: blazerguy234 | May 29, 2010 7:25 AM | Report abuse

Albert is not a good person, bottom line. He stomped on a guy's head w/cleats. He has scraps with the law, he came here just for the money and now wont even step up and be a team leader. The team went 4-12 last year and now has a new coach. Why won't he step up and be a leader? Or at least get involved? We all knew he was a self centered ego maniac but why did we have to sign him.

Posted by: sjp879 | May 29, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse

"Why don't you trash SWITZER and Oklahoma for ALLOWING someone to graduate!!!!"

Dexter WENT to Oklahoma State. I GUESS your history teacher didn't speak proper English. Because, of course, it's never the student.

Posted by: prophetarmed | May 29, 2010 7:59 AM | Report abuse

It's great to hear from Dexter, a TRUE REDSKIN, despite his human faults. Unlike Arrington, the selfish pretender who now just likes to hide behind his "media" status and sling arrows at the franchise who made him wealthy beyond his wildest dreams.

Posted by: kemp13 | May 29, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Hey, Mr Responsibility is giving Big Al unsolicited advice. How many cocaine convictions does Manley have now? How much aggravation did he cause Gibbs?
Dexyer needs to shut his mouth and stay straight..this is the last guy who should be sounding off..

Posted by: markappraiser1 | May 29, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

The Iron Sheik would make him humble in so many ways. Ask Brian Blair.

Posted by: Randy_Hawkins | May 29, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

First of all Mr.Manley is a lot better than you will ever be.You see,he was MAN enough to go public about what the sports world did to him and numerous other sports greats who generated monies for whoever was envolved. Did you know Dexter went on to learn how to read? Did you know Dexter also learnrd to speak Japinese fluently? Probably not. It required you to read. Also, it is not how many time a person falls down, but how many times they get up. Addiction is a problem nearly everyone has. It does not matter what it is, it's still an addiction. Some people are addicted to being idiots.

Posted by: sirgeorgeofsedc | June 4, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

First of all Mr.Manley is a lot better than you will ever be.You see,he was MAN enough to go public about what the sports world did to him and numerous other sports greats who generated monies for whoever was envolved. Did you know Dexter went on to learn how to read? Did you know Dexter also learnrd to speak Japinese fluently? Probably not. It required you to read. Also, it is not how many time a person falls down, but how many times they get up. Addiction is a problem nearly everyone has. It does not matter what it is, it's still an addiction. Some people are addicted to being idiots.

Posted by: sirgeorgeofsedc | June 4, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

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