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Haynesworth tells Redskins he won't be a distraction

Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has reached out to the Redskins recently and assured them he won't be a distraction, several people familiar with the situation said Wednesday.

Haynesworth, who has returned to the area to prepare for the opening of training camp Thursday, is optimistic about his situation in Washington for the first time in months, said one team source who has spoken with him at length in the past few weeks.

The source said Haynesworth told him he is coming to work and understands he will have to play nose tackle at times in the Redskins' new 3-4 defense.

People in the organization have informed Haynesworth that it appears veteran nose tackle Maake Kemoeatu, who sat out the 2009 season because of an Achilles' injury, will be fully recovered to start the season. Kemoeatu, an effective player during his years with the Carolina Panthers, is a starting-caliber NFL nose when he is healthy.

The Redskins plan for Haynesworth and Kemoeatu to be on the field together often. In that scenario, Haynesworth would play defensive end, which basically is a three-technique defensive tackle in a 4-3 - Haynesworth's preferred position.

The team fined Haynesworth $10,000 for his absence from the mandatory minicamp and again for missing a scheduled physical, according to two sources familiar with the disciplinary action. The Redskins reportedly plan to try to recoup some of the $26 million in bonus money Haynesworth has received in the first 17 months of his contract (he has been paid $32 million total), but they have not done so yet.

It appears such a move is likely to fail based on the language in the collective bargaining agreement. The Redskins may prefer to avoid the potential distraction of initiating a grievance against one of its top players, as long as Haynesworth rejoins the team and does his job.

By Jason Reid  |  July 28, 2010; 10:45 AM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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To late Stompworth, you've been a distraction for a while. We'll see how it goes though.

Posted by: hessone | July 28, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Championship.

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 28, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

An now we have non-issue.

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 28, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

So the sky isn't falling?

Posted by: Scoonie97 | July 28, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

let's do the damn thing BIG ALBERT get mad at there azzez on the field. We know what you can do just play with a chip on your shoulder and i will be your biggest fan fat bwoy....

Posted by: deisel_ | July 28, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

He won't be a distraction until he wets his Fat Albert diapers! $100 million for this slob. What a disgrace!

Posted by: KDSmallJr | July 28, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

"An now we have non-issue.

Posted by: 4thFloor"

We better hope so. All is cured with wins.

Posted by: psps23 | July 28, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse


The RB depth chart will look like this:

Portis
Westbrook
Torain

LJ won't be cut...he'll be part of a trade with SD for Vincent Jackson.

You heard it here first.


Posted by: brownwood26

Pass the joint brownwood. I need a buzz after that comment.

Posted by: hessone | July 28, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Haynesworth is in good shape. I know somebody who saw in person recently and said he had slimmed down from last year. Hell be physically ready.... as far as mentally prepared, I can't vouch for that...

Posted by: Rypien11 | June 10, 2010 1:24 PM

Ahem.

Seriously though, He-gon'-eat-u and AH on the front line at the same time would be beast mode.

Posted by: Rypien11 | July 28, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

This is great news. I am so relieved.

Posted by: PlayAction | July 28, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Welcome back Big Al. I never had a doubt that you wouldn't be here so now that you are let's focus on blowing up Andre Gurode and the rest of the Brokeback Mountain cast that Dallas fans call an offensive line. Training camp is here Redskins Nation lets load up them arrows and stick it to the Cowgirls.
HTTR!! R.I.P #21 4ever

Posted by: cpt55back | July 28, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

A motivated AH. A versatile front 7. An aggressive defensive play caller. Sounds like the D will be fun to watch.

Posted by: TWISI | July 28, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

SWEET... Maake and AH on a line is a whole lot of big to have to deal with.

Posted by: Stu27 | July 28, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

After Mcnabb being traded to us, this is the BEST news of the offseason.

Posted by: SkinsFanInNYC | July 28, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Hey..WASHINGTON POST SPORTS WRITERS..there are 51 other players on the team..how about finding out some new, and interesting things involving them.
We now have our own T.O. guy...
Media..SHUT UP about Fat Albert..and focus on the whole team.

Posted by: blazerguy234 | July 28, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

lmao@eTrod

I dunno, for such a selfish sob, it's nice to see an act of contrition at least on some level.

Let's do this.

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 28, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Not that it really matters and I know he just touched down, but it'll be nice if we can get comments from Haynesworth as to what exactly he's been thinking since he was told about the 3-4 switch.


All the speculation from coaches, teammates, fans, the media, and "other unnamed sources" have all put their two cents in.


It'll be nice to hear from the man in question is all I'm saying.


What if Haynesworth slimmed down because he planned to be a DE all along? Haynesworth, Kemofockyou, and Daniels/Golston/Carter will be a decent front. Damn decent!

Posted by: RedDMV | July 28, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Red, I didn't say LJ would be the principle in the trade...think of him as more of the little garnish on the side.

Stu, I'm not saying VJ isn't good, all I'm saying is that a guy with the fraction of the production (both for his career and over the last 3 in particular) of Brandon Marshall shouldn't be put in his league just because they have similar body types and skill sets. TD totals aren't enough to put a guy in the elite category. I mean, Darnerian McCants had 6 TDs in 2003, putting him ahead of Andre Johnson, Isaac Bruce, Plaxico Burress and Keyshawn Johnson. I'm pretty sure nobody's putting him in their league.

I know that's an extreme example, but I just think it's nuts to say VJ is as good as Marshall...especially when one could make the case that Marshall has better targets around him (overall) and a worse QB throwing to him.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Now that the man is back let's just handle out business on the field. Hopefully the offense people and defense people will blend and do their parts so that we can have a GREAT season.

Posted by: justmyopinion49 | July 28, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Haynesworth, Kemofockyou, and Daniels/Golston/Carter will be a decent front. Damn decent!

Posted by: RedDMV | July 28, 2010 11:14 AM


Hope you meant Carriker instead of Carter there...I still think Carriker is gonna be a bigger pickup than most people think. I have a feeling he could be a poor man's version of Pittsburgh's Aaron Smith...

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Is there any chance #1 isn't McNabb?

Posted by: Rypien11 | July 28, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Get in there Albert!

Put London's heart in Albert's body and you've got the best defensive lineman in the world.

Let's hope he falls in line: Which he will.

I'm stoked:

It looks like we will finally have an offense to compliment the defense.

And there will be some games the defense will just outright win for us.

This season will be fun.

HTTR, RIP ST21, CP for ProBowl, Santana x 2.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 28, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

They dont have similar skill set, have you even watched them. What about their ypc dont you understand, a fraction of the productions, he has 127 less catches and 600 less yards. VJ is the prototypical deep threat. Im done with this its a waste on you.

Enjoy watching AH beast out this year!

Posted by: Stu27 | July 28, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

brown, I forgot about Carriker. But Carter could be used on third and long situations.

Maybe Carter can be the 'skins Terrell Suggs.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 28, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

ryp, #1 will be a Leigh Torrence/Marcus Mason/Rock Cartwright/Antonio Pierce retrospective.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 28, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Kudos to the coaching staff for managing AH fairly well. They haven't panicked, acted rashly, or shot-off their mouths. Shanahan, et. al., seem like real pros. Glad to see it around here.

Posted by: chris_zz | July 28, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

As predicted, jreid serves as the camp hayney mouthpiece conduit to the masses.

great work.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | July 28, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Albert, you're still a doosh. But if you get in there and do what we know you can, we'll see you as less of a doosh. Performance trumps everything.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 28, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

I have a feeling he could be a poor man's version of Pittsburgh's Aaron Smith...

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Why? BECAUSE HE'S WHITE!

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 28, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 28, 2010 11:26 AM

well played.

BRING ON SOME FREAKIN FOOTBALL!!!!

Posted by: Rypien11 | July 28, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Gosh I hope so, I would like nothing better than for him to settle in and play to the level he is more than capable of.

Posted by: teeballou | July 28, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Why? BECAUSE HE'S WHITE!

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 28, 2010 11:28 AM


OR...because they both play LDE in a 3-4 and have similar skill sets.

But if you wanna make it a race issue, I'm sure Jesse Jackson is free to waste breath on that topic...

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Chris Russell of ESPN Radio reports that Haynesworth will reach out to Shanahan today........

has he not tried earlier than the day before training camp? what a sorry excuse for a man.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | July 28, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Wow I think we should wait till next Monday to realllllly see how we feel...

I'm excited for sure but I been burned by ole stompski before...

Our 5 man pressure would be ridic....

Rak, haynie, kemo, daniels/jarmon, carter

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | July 28, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

A Haynesworth, (healthy)Kemoatu, Adam Carriker 3-man d-line does sound good on paper. Especially with Orakpo flying off the edge most times.

I'm still holding my breath for how Fat Al handles 1. the media attention and 2. Shanahan's ire. If after the first week he still has a positive attitude and says the right things and is responding well to the new defense, I will be on board.

Posted by: Predator48 | July 28, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse


RI posters, you where just bashing AH from here to kingdom come, and bang, all's forgiven because he's in town. How the hell does anyone really know what he said. Which ever way the wind blows, I guess.

Posted by: hessone | July 28, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

brown, I forgot about Carriker. But Carter could be used on third and long situations.

Maybe Carter can be the 'skins Terrell Suggs.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 28, 2010 11:26 AM


Red, the way I see it, we'll be going back to 4-man fronts on passing downs (nickle, dime formations). So it will probably look a lot like this:

3-4 alignment:

RDE: Haynesworth
NT: Kemoeatu
LDE: Carriker/Daniels

ROLB: Carter/Alexander
ILBs: McIntosh, Fletcher
LOLB: Orakpo

Then in the nickle...

RE: Orakpo/Carter
RDT: Haynesworth
LDT: Kemo/Carriker
LE: Carter/Orakpo

RLB: McIntosh
LLB: Fletcher

Then in the dime, it would be the same front 4 with Fletch as the lone LB.

That's why I don't get why AH has been so apprehensive about the 3-4...playing RDE is about the same as playing 4-3 RDT and on passing downs he'll still be a RDT. I just don't want him here because I don't think he'll be motivated now that he's paid.

That said, Shanahan and Haslett will be worth every penny they're paid if they can get the most out of #92...

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

But if you wanna make it a race issue, I'm sure Jesse Jackson is free to waste breath on that topic...

Posted by: brownwood26

Because Jesse Jackson is the only man of any color in America that makes all issues race issues., RIGHT?!?!?!?!?!?!

j/k... this is one of those things that can keep backfiring on you if you keep on spinning.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 28, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse


several people familiar with the situation said

Hey Reid, just BS and say AH said these words or clam up with your sources !

Posted by: hessone | July 28, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

AH_Maake_Golston
Rak_Rocky_Fletch_Carter

muahahahahahahaha(evil scientist laugh)

Posted by: Stu27 | July 28, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse


said one team source who has spoken with him at length in the past few weeks.

And who would that source be ? BS !

Posted by: hessone | July 28, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Jamon Wholewheat is gonna run some dudes OVER!

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 28, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

We should all love Albert. After all, bad things can happen to good people. Even those making $100 million who refuse to work 16 weeks a year.

Posted by: charlie-s | July 28, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Ah, feels good to be back in football season (or close enough).

Posted by: psps23 | July 28, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

hess, that's why I said that it'll be nice to hear from Haynesworth about everything that has happened since the team switched to a base 3-4.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 28, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

I want everybody to remember how much we trashed this cat over the past few months,and I did too,and he no doubt deserved all of it.But the the first time he and Rak run a stunt on some poor SOB OL all will be forgiven.Sacks forgives all things.

Posted by: smittdiddy | July 28, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Haha, good one Red. I coulda said Al Sharpton, but Jesse is more recent.

Hess, it's simple really...you root for the uniform. If AH is in a Redskins uniform, we root for him to do well. I'm sure most Skins fans don't like him on a personal level and would be glad to get rid of him so long as we keep his level of production.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

That fat f'in bast...what? he's gonna show up for camp?
Welcome back Stampy!!

Posted by: priceisright | July 28, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

RI posters, you where just bashing AH from here to kingdom come, and bang, all's forgiven because he's in town. How the hell does anyone really know what he said. Which ever way the wind blows, I guess.

Posted by: hessone | July 28, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse


Your point?

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 28, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

"That's why I don't get why AH has been so apprehensive about the 3-4...playing RDE is about the same as playing 4-3 RDT and on passing downs he'll still be a RDT. I just don't want him here because I don't think he'll be motivated now that he's paid.

Posted by: brownwood26"

It's less about the 3-4 vs. 4-3, more about the fact that the defense will not be built around him making plays.

Remember, he was just as pissed at Blache for his conservative nature in the 4-3. The switch to the 3-4 just cemented the fact that he wasn't going to be "the man" in the defense. And he wanted out before getting sucked into being a role player (albeit an utterly dominant one) for the rest of his career.

He'll get over it though. When it comes time to dance, AH will be ready. This entire team has a buzz around it that we haven't seen since Gibbs popped back onto the scene (before we realized how much an effect 10 years away from the game can have).

Posted by: psps23 | July 28, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse


Sources say AH should consider how some of his teammates have been moved to other positions without belly-aching.

Posted by: hessone | July 28, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Still a little premature to assume AH means what he says, there is after all $21 mil at stake, favorable union language or not.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | July 28, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

all of your lineup predictions are insane, people. AH lost that weight so that he could play FS--he can move faster than both Moore and Doughty, anyway.

Posted by: pgugino | July 28, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

He'll get over it though. When it comes time to dance, AH will be ready.

Posted by: psps23 | July 28, 2010 11:59 AM


I guess we'll see soon enough. I still maintain that this will be one of Shanahan's finest coaching jobs if he can get anything productive out that lazy f*ck...

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

If you haven't notitced, Fat Albert has NOT retracted his statements that he wishes to be traded. Through his "sources" he has mearly implied that he will show up for camp on time, in shape, and that he doesn't want to be a "distraction". These are the actions required by the CBA to prevent the Redskins from being able to recoup any of his bonus money.

His "sources" have also stated that Fat Albert accepts the fact that he may HAVE TO BE a Redskin this season. Until the words "I WANT to be a Redskin, and I am no longer interested in being traded" come out of his own mouth, I won't believe it.

Posted by: kaasmaster | July 28, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse


hess, that's why I said that it'll be nice to hear from Haynesworth about everything that has happened since the team switched to a base 3-4.

Posted by: RedDMV

Loud and clear. Hell, pick anyone from this board and that person could do Reids job. The source should be AH himself.

Posted by: hessone | July 28, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

exciting!

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | July 28, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

let's see what happens...

my position has consistently been that he's a useful talent and would do just fine in a 3-4 hybrid scheme, but aside from ridiculous behavior for someone who cashed in so much moolah, his offseason shenanigans hurt the 'skins preparation and team chemistry.

my prediction was that he wouldn't be on the roster for the opening game of the regular season.

as usual, could be wrong w/ each of those points.

Romo, we're still on?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 28, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

all of your lineup predictions are insane, people. AH lost that weight so that he could play FS--he can move faster than both Moore and Doughty, anyway.

Posted by: pgugino | July 28, 2010 12:04 PM


You might be on to something...Shanahan DOES say FS in all his statements about where he wants AH to play...

Kidding.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

all of your lineup predictions are insane, people. AH lost that weight so that he could play FS--he can move faster than both Moore and Doughty, anyway.

Posted by: pgugino | July 28, 2010 12:04 PM


You might be on to something...Shanahan DOES say FS in all his statements about where he wants AH to play...

Kidding.

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

All this hullabaloo by the media about will Albert show up!!! Of course he will show up, why wouldn't he???? Dumb question since he could and would be fined for every day he was a no show...

Just give it a rest...time will tell if he can perform once the bell rings and that is all that counts....

Posted by: pentagon40 | July 28, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse


Haha, good one Red. I coulda said Al Sharpton, but Jesse is more recent.

Hess, it's simple really...you root for the uniform. If AH is in a Redskins uniform, we root for him to do well. I'm sure most Skins fans don't like him on a personal level and would be glad to get rid of him so long as we keep his level of production.

Posted by: brownwood26

Locker room brown, locker room. He's potential poison, although sources say he gave his word he wouldn't be. We'll see though.

Posted by: hessone | July 28, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

also, even if AH and coaches approach some form of reconciliation, early camp injuries at DT on a contending 4-3 team could change things fast...

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 28, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

There you go Moo living up to your words. It seems like some people are forgetting about the literally thousands of posts spitting hatred. Show of hands who said he would not be on this team come training camp??? im predicting crickets to this questions, a few months ago the decibel level would have been deafening.

Posted by: Stu27 | July 28, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth tells Redskins he won't be a distraction

"Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has reached out to the Redskins recently and assured them he won't be a distraction"


He won't be a distraction, but I plan to be.

I've printed up a pile of "LEAVE ALBERT BE!" t-shirts that I'll be selling from the comfort and security of this blog.

Remember: a great year from him, and suddenly we got trade bait like Serena got booty.

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 28, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

All the fake team mates that have been running their mouths after Albert said he would be in camp are the ones that have caused the distraction. I hope Albert pins them against their locker and sets them straight.

Posted by: CVal | July 28, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Remember: a great year from him, and suddenly we got trade bait like Serena got booty.

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 28, 2010 12:16 PM


Nobody has anything like Serena has booty. NOBODY...

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

stu27

"Show of hands who said he would not be on this team come training camp?"


Let's wait before handing out plates of crow.

Prince Al has yet to cross the threshold of Redskins' Park.

This note is posted by a man who doesn't have to raise his hand, btw.

Go back and check.

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 28, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Note to AH---Just get to Romo and leave him crying and begging to be taken out of the game. Then, I'll take back every disrepectful thought I had. Time to sack up and get it done.

As for the rest of the organization, here's the plan:

Division champs..no wildcard, no waiting on last-week scenarios like the Bucs and Green Bay have to tie or the Giants have to score less than 12 in their final game, or the Rams choke on a ham sandwich for the Skins to get into the playoffs.

Straight in, on your own initiative.

Posted by: InRealAmerica | July 28, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Show of hands who said he would not be on this team come training camp???
im predicting crickets to this questions, a few months ago the decibel level would have been deafening.

Posted by: Stu27

It's the same thing with $nyder, it's crickets now. If this thing blows up, he'll be crucified again.

Posted by: hessone | July 28, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

All the fake team mates that have been running their mouths after Albert said he would be in camp are the ones that have caused the distraction. I hope Albert pins them against their locker and sets them straight.

Posted by: CVal | July 28, 2010 12:17 PM

This is like saying "I hope TO pins Garcia/McNabb/Romo against a wall and sets them straight...they're the ones who caused the distraction by not giving him the ball every passing down". Completely ignores something we like to call "cause and effect"...

None of his "fake teammates" are saying a word about him if he hauls his fat ass to camp and helps wash the stench of this 4-12 season he was a part of...

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 28, 2010 11:45 AM

Close...

Daniels starts over ACar @ DE
One man gang starts over AC @ OLB
The nickel LBs will be BO & AC w/ 7 DBs
BO won't have his hand in the dirt unless it's in a 4-3 alignment

This isn't speculation, this is the starting lineup going into camp.

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 28, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse


BO won't have his hand in the dirt unless it's in a 4-3 alignment

I believe brown stated this, nickle and dime.

Posted by: hessone | July 28, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

That would be 6 DBs

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 28, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Stu27 | July 28, 2010 12:14 PM

opinions are easy to form and easy to change... the real measure of opinion is when something is at stake, which is why future prediction markets are interesting.

agreed w/ Moe that a number of posters here take a position, stick with it, gloat when they're right (deservedly), and eat crow when they're wrong (deservedly)... in that sense, the reputation of their handle seems to be the meaure of worth.

others just toss out sh!t and hide when comeuppance is due.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 28, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

It's not worth the aggravation of trying to recover a small fraction of the signing bonus. But Big Al needs to learn who's boss - he's under contract and the head coach and owner call the shots. You took the money now you need to man up. Shanahan should make Big Al a spectacle on the first day of training camp - isolate him and mash him without mercy all day to the point of having Big Al beg for mercy. Hydrate him, send him home and do it all over again the next day.

Posted by: i155133 | July 28, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

others just toss out sh!t and hide when comeuppance is due.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 28, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse


Sorry, what was that? I'm having trouble reading inside this trash can.

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 28, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

If Stampy shows up, I'd like to have my crow slow-baked in hat sauce with a side of foot in mouth....

Posted by: priceisright | July 28, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

So, ideas on what I should yell from the fence to AH tomorrow?

I'll probably get drowned out by a chorus of boos, but I got a pretty f'in big mouth!

Posted by: stevek20147 | July 28, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 28, 2010 12:32 PM

mol... say "hi" to Oscar

http://chattahbox.com/images/2009/11/oscar-the-grouch.jpg

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 28, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

...and beeps

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 28, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Re: Haynesworth tells Redskins he won't be a distraction

Pardon, me, but will believe it when I see it.

More likely: Drama Queen will put himself the IR list before the season ever starts.

Posted by: Vic1 | July 28, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

I am raising my hand! I still think he will be gone before the regular season starts. If you go back and read all of my posts about the Fat Albert situation, everything is still going EXACTLY the way I predicted them to go. Nothing has changed.

Posted by: kaasmaster | July 28, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins reportedly plan to try to recoup some of the $26 million in bonus money Haynesworth has received in the first 17 months of his contract (he has been paid $32 million total), but they have not done so yet.
------------------
Still trying to drive that wedge huh Jason.

May if you wrote HAD PLANNED it would have gone over but to say they PLAN to try to get their money back I believe is a straight up lie.

Posted by: keedrow | July 28, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

"As for the rest of the organization, here's the plan: Division champs..no wildcard, no waiting on last-week scenarios like the Bucs and Green Bay have to tie or the Giants have to score less than 12 in their final game, or the Rams choke on a ham sandwich for the Skins to get into the playoffs."

Drinking the kool-aid, are we? Well, from your keyboard to God's inbox. 8-8 isn't as sexy, but I think it's more realistic, given the 4-12 disaster last season.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | July 28, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Well if he had acted like an adult and listened to the coaches about their plans he would have known that they weren't planning to have him at nose tackle all the time. Instead he acted like a whiny d-bag and caused distraction. He needs to just keep his head down and do the work.

Posted by: JulzDC | July 28, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Isn't it amazing how quickly Skins fans forget?

You really believe that having Fat Albert here means the story's over? You think his teammates don't resent that he gets to do whatever he wants and was just handed a fat $26 million check?

One of the biggest problems with this team for YEARS has been unaccountable me-first paycheck players. Now we've got one who's being rewarded for being an unaccountable me-first paycheck player.

This team needed to be blown up. But getting rid of Fat Albert and Clinton Portis and the rest of the malcontents would have negatively impacted ticket and jersey sales. So instead they bring in a tired over-the-hill castoff to play QB and we pretend we're playoff-bound?

Hope is one thing. Delusion is another.

Posted by: diesel_skins_ | July 28, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

His "sources" have also stated that Fat Albert accepts the fact that he may HAVE TO BE a Redskin this season. Until the words "I WANT to be a Redskin, and I am no longer interested in being traded" come out of his own mouth, I won't believe it.

Posted by: kaasmaster | July 28, 2010 12:05 PM

Dude, Haynesworth first contacts after arrival in Washington were London and Phillip, all is already forgiven by team mates, saying he wants to be a Skin or not, dead or alive he will and will and will play for the Skins this year! Now let it go! Let off him, we need him like Joe Gibbs needed Riggins.

Posted by: abxinc | July 28, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Every July I feel a tinge of optimism regarding the Redskins. Then the season begins, and I'm cured of it.

Posted by: schmegegge | July 28, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

I am not going to get all excited about Stompy wreaking havoc on the D-line this year. All things being equal, the sooner this d-bag is off the team, the better. But all things aren't equal of course, so Fat Albert must either be rehabilitated and sold for fair value in the offseason or punished and sued and made an example out of for this season. His choice.

Posted by: Pepper5 | July 28, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

This can only be good. Actions have to speak louder than words and for an extended period of time.

Posted by: MaxnDC | July 28, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

So.....basically this is working out EXACTLY as I have predicted all along. Glad Haynesworth is going to suck it up and play, though I never had a doubt.

Posted by: Barno1 | July 28, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Football players have only one option to try to force a trade - become a major distraction. Brandon Marshall did it successfully. Haynesworth tried it, it didn't work. Ocho Cinco has tried it several times without success. If things don't work out well this year, Haynesworth will try it again next off-season. He'll play hard this year, if nothing else, to retain his value to other teams.

Posted by: coparker5 | July 28, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

TOO LATE

Posted by: kahlua87 | July 28, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

He won't be a distraction??? He already is---look at how much press and newsprint has been devoted to him and his temper tantrums. Women running the league would be a wonderful thing in instances like this---any woman who has been around a petulant 3 year old can tell you that you have to IGNORE a raging child. And if necessary, REMOVE them from the situation until they can act with decency and respect and follow your established rules. And if they continue to act out, you ratchet up the ISOLATION AND CONSEQUENCES until they fall in line. You do not give in, you do not talk, you act with swift and deliberate decisiveness and do not back down from your plan. That is how you handle a BRAT!

Posted by: wessie | July 28, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

It looks like I was close earlier today. Now it's been reported that Shanahan will give Big Al a conditioning test - as some folks on PFT.com have remarked "run him till he pukes and run him again." Big Al is going to figure out that Shanahan has been around far longer and has nothing left to prove.

Posted by: i155133 | July 28, 2010 9:54 PM | Report abuse

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