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Haynesworth, Redskins find they're a bit of a punching bag

Paging Mike Pereira. Or Ed Hochuli. Any zebra will do, really.

This Albert Haynesworth situation with the Redskins has reached the point of piling on. Everyone, it seems, has a wisecrack about his repeated failure to pass/inability to take a conditioning test. The latest Saturday was Darnell Dockett, the Arizona Cardinals' defensive tackle who played at Paint Branch (Md.) High.

He tweeted (@ddockett):

Getting ready 2 run this 300yd shuttle test!! I wish I can show yall live, cuz when I done w/ the 1st I'm gonna yell ive 2 BOO BOO *BREAK*!


Our test was 3x 300yds, I ran them in 57secs w/ 2min break between each one,!! I could have eating popcorn while running them!! #INSHAPE

Sunday brought the New York Giants' conditioning drills. Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reported on Twitter (@thebluescreen) that the Giants were grading perhaps a little more generously than the Redskins:

RB Gartrell Johnson seems to be only one obviously struggling through the test. Lagging way behind his group in cross-field sprints. ... Apparently everyone passed the #NYG conditioning test. Gartrell Johnson apparently was graded on a slight curve.

An easy test, graded on a curve?

When asked via Twitter whether a certain someone could pass the Giants' test, Vacchiano replied:

I think even you-know-who could've passed the #NYG test. It helped that there was a port-o-potty on the sideline.

And then there's Steinberg (@dcsportsbog), who's tweeting things that were accomplished in less time than it has taken Haynesworth to pass this test: Battle of Gettysburg (in fairness, Union Army was buff) and some musical thingy by Shostakovich. He also notes that Haynesworth is not pictured on the Redskins' season tickets.

By Cindy Boren  |  August 2, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Redskins  
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Haynesworth's knee injury was from the 3.6 earthquake when he found out Checkers ran out of burgers and went on a stomping frenzy.

Posted by: RedCherokee | August 2, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Twitter really is digital thalidomide. I fear for future generations.

Posted by: SMACK1 | August 2, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Seriously unclear why this blog exists. If I want to read the bog, why not just go to the bog?

Posted by: JDP_ | August 2, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Love your Twitter lists, Cindy!

Posted by: RedCherokee | August 2, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Will "The Early Lead" be going up on The Post's menu of sports blogs? It's not there yet.

Posted by: greggwiggins | August 2, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Hey there! Thanks for the comments. Early Lead will indeed be going up on the blog list. Thanks Red! Nice to see you here. And JDP...all will become clear in time.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | August 2, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

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