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Albert Haynesworth fails to complete second part of conditioning test

Albert Haynesworth performed well Thursday on the first part of his conditioning test but failed to complete the two-part process and did not pass, according to people familiar with the situation.

Haynesworth did so well in the first phase that one team source said he "killed it." But Haynesworth apparently needed a lavatory break midway through the second part and was unable to complete the test after returning and starting from the beginning.

On Wednesday, Coach Mike Shanahan said Haynesworth would not be permitted to participate in training camp practices until he passed the test. The Redskins are scheduled to take the field for the first practice of camp in about two hours at Redskins Park. Shanahan plans to address the situation after practice, but Haynesworth is not expected to comment until he passes the test.

So now what?

Well, Haynesworth, who skipped all but one day of Shanahan's first offseason program, must work with the training staff until he is able to complete the test. Several players said Haynesworth clearly is in much better shape than he was at this time last season.

By Jason Reid  |  July 29, 2010; 2:06 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , training camp  
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wtf

Posted by: 428Maverick | July 29, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Lavatory break? Was that so he could go puke?

Posted by: kaasmaster | July 29, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

If Terrence Cody can pass after 3 times, I'm sure Albert will pass it the next time, unless the Redskins are being unfair in their test, hopefully it is fairly standard.

Posted by: tony325 | July 29, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

first

Posted by: noonefromtampa | July 29, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

He had to take a dump?

Unreal....

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | July 29, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

The 2nd part of the test was to run a 60-yard shuttle carrying his roster bonus.

Posted by: groundhogdayguy | July 29, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Albert fails ... big story today that becomes a non-story within a few days.

The more important part is that players think he's in much better shape than he was at this time last year. If the players are right, that's the real story.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | July 29, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Lavar Arrington is on the radio saying that teams are known for using the physical to make a point

Posted by: CheyenneWY | July 29, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

lol at lavatory break. Euphamism if ive ever heard one.

Posted by: Rypien11 | July 29, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

But Haynesworth apparently needed a lavatory break midway through the second part and was unable to complete the test after returning and starting from the beginning.


So Fat Al needed a potty break. Holy Isht! He was about to pee his pants! Too funny.

Posted by: Predator48 | July 29, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Point made Mike. Can we get on with football now?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 29, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

So Fat Al needed a potty break. Holy Isht! He was about to pee his pants! Too funny.

Posted by: Predator48 | July 29, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

I think you meant Sh!t his pants.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | July 29, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

"Coach Mike Shanahan said Haynesworth would not be permitted to participate in training camp practices until he passed the test."


Following through on his word with regard to Haynesworth's role on the team will set the tone for the rest of the year.

Players will see that a big time coach is now in charge, and will toe whatever line he draws in the sand.

Mike Shanahan, you continue to impress.

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 29, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Maybe he figured that after a dump, there would be less weight to drag around, but then he relized it's just his fat ass dragging him down.

Posted by: kaasmaster | July 29, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

so even after he passes the conditioning test (presumably tomorrow or soon thereafter), he'll get a day or two with the second team?

and to think... Dez Bryant was complaining about carrying pads.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't fat-a$$ know that you always have to take your pre-game dump??? It makes you lighter on your feet.

Posted by: ericroks | July 29, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Depressing, but no one should be shocked by this. I wish we could get him off the roster.

Posted by: arjefferson | July 29, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

cheyennewy

"Lavar Arrington is on the radio saying that teams are known for using the physical to make a point"


Given the issues Lavar had with understanding the language in his last redskin contract, I've heard they'll switch to a "Hooked On Phonics" test should he attempt a comeback.

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 29, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Shanny = bad cop. Haslett = good cop. By weekend, AH will believe that only Haslett can save him from Shanny. Well done.

Posted by: StevenGrossman | July 29, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

I've used the "I need to go to the bathroom!" in grade school during a test as a break, but never heard of it for a PT test. LOL!

Posted by: nojunk4me | July 29, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

glad to see that his teammates say he looks like he is much better shape this year, promising.

Kudos to Shanny for holding his ground.

Posted by: mhartz1 | July 29, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

uh is practice going to be cancelled? :( please let this thunderstorm pass.

Posted by: rachel216 | July 29, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Now that Coach Shanahan has had his little moment of revenge, I would not be suprised if Fat Albert finds himself taped to the goalpost along side Williams, so that the players can get their moment of revenge.

Posted by: kaasmaster | July 29, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

As funny and predicable as it is, this hurts any chance of getting rid of him. Who would want a veteran player who doesn't put in the effort to get into shape to begin camp on time? Hmmm...now that Vinny is gone. NOBODY!

Posted by: Devo2 | July 29, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

"Lavar Arrington is on the radio saying that teams are known for using the physical to make a point"

Yes, coaches will ride players during practice to make a point. Thanks for that expert information, Lavar.

Posted by: LouLewis | July 29, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

editorial note: the term "lavatory break" sounds anachronistic here, especially for rough-n-tumble NFL men.

something like "go to the potty" would be more appropriate.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

At 330lbs it's not much of a fitness test or physical Haynesworth will pass. this is about Shanahan proving a point. haynesworth was not going to pass anyway. This is what football is about. Coaches at all levels will play somebody they know is not the best to prove their power to a player. Hopefully, haynesworth won't break mentally and cooperates. There's no doubt he's the best player on our defensive line no matter the alignment.

Posted by: oknow1 | July 29, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

This is all very humorous. Keep workin that fatty till he passes out. Old school style, AGAIN....AGAIN...AGAIN!!!

Posted by: Stu27 | July 29, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

A potty break? You can't make this sort of stuff up. I hope Shanny gets his pound of flesh (literally) out of him. This chump is getting exactly what he deserves.

Posted by: jimc93 | July 29, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

"needed a lavatory break"

You mean he needed to take a sh!t?

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 29, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

something like "go to the potty" would be more appropriate.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse


"Contribute to the Mexican Navy"

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 29, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

I feel good about this. AH is in better shape than last year and motivated, while Shanny is setting the disciplinarian tone. All is well on day one.

Posted by: TWISI | July 29, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

People still listen to Lavar's show?

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | July 29, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

PFT saying that the "two parts" of the test were two 300 yard shuttle runs. AH92 did the first one well but did not finish the second one.

Posted by: manlius1 | July 29, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

HAYNESWORTH ALLOWED TO REPRESENT UNITED STATES IN INTERNATIONAL DIVING COMPETITION

ASHBURN, VA – Despite their well-reported differences as the Washington Redskins training camp gets underway today, disgruntled defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth and new Redskins coach Mike Shanahan have reportedly agreed to let bygones be bygones, at least so far as it concerns the Redskins mid-season bye week, set for the weekend of November 8, 2010.

According to informed sources close to Haynesworth, the defensive lineman sought and received special permission from the team’s coaching staff and legal department to participate with other members of the U.S. Olympic National Diving Team in a special international belly flopping completion set to take place in Detroit during the bye weekend.

While Haynesworth has reportedly committed to train for the competition on his own and away from team facilities, team officials were said to be initially reluctant to grant him permission to participate in the competition, fearing possible injury to their severely overpaid and under-performing defensive lineman.

Team officials soon relented, however, when Haynesworth’s agents absolved the team of any potential liability and conceded that even if their client allegedly suffered an injury, he would probably be faking it.

Fans hoping to get an early look at Haynesworth’s belly flopping skills only need to tune in every third or fourth play that the so-called star defensive lineman is on the field.

Posted by: Vic1 | July 29, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

yeah, you can pretty much hear the conversation

Albert: I need to go to the potty
Coach: Are you sh!ttin' me?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | July 29, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Remember the end of regulation in the Saints game last year...I'm not getting at Landry getting burned for the second time in the game on the same double move with one minute to go on a 54 yard touchdown (that's another story).

What I'm getting at is the Saints started that drive on their own 20 with 1:50 to go in the game, with no timeouts. Their first play was Drew Brees had to check off underneath for a 4-yard gain that kept the clock running...until the prima-dona, Fat Albrat went down, like he did in the Detroit game, crying like he severed his leg and his season was over. What this did is, Fat Albrat Haynesworth-less stopped the clock and let the Saints reset with no time running off the clock, instead of at least 15-20 seconds to run off before their next snap. Get off the field so the clock doesn't stop for an injury...

Then after an incomplete pass just two plays later, Albrat was back in the game like nothing had happened. He has no clue on what it takes to want to win a game...it's all about him.

This is just another example that even though Albrat is a great talent...he's not willing to just do the smallest things to help or want to win...

Posted by: redskinbo | July 29, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

"and to think... Dez Bryant was complaining about carrying pads"

I think he complained about carrying his mom's used pads, not the ones that belonged to Roy Williams.

That is the cowboys' tradition, isn't it?

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 29, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

You folks are hilarious!! Some of these comments had me falling out of my chair I was laughing so hard!! Still laughing at the ericroks and kaasmaster comments.....very funny!!

Posted by: southeastdc | July 29, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

So did he fail or didn't he?

And how can fox sports scoop everybody in the whole DC area.

Posted by: Predator48 | July 29, 2010 2:10 PM

Scoop? Did you know that July is national ice cream month? I bet Fat Albert did.

I bet he's a rocky road man. Get it?

Okay, that was gayer than Jim J. Bullock at a Village People concert.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | July 29, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | July 29, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 29, 2010 2:27 PM

http://www.gastroscout.com/woc/crapterm.cfm

honestly, as a regular dude... I sympathize.

AH just isn't used to waking up and performing this early in the day.

it was a tad unfair for coaches to put him on the field at the usual time for coffee and cigarette after waking up.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

When I ran track at school I would try to hold in my pee all day.

When I ran the 1600 it gave me incentive to really push it.

Never held in my poop though.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 29, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the TStorms have, or will have, moved south of Redskins Park by the time practice is set to go.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | July 29, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

LOL! Apparently a big dump can take a lot out of you! This only shows that losing weight and being in shape are 2 different things. At Albert's weight he could cut out the Cheesebugers and salt and lose 35 pounds, but his cardivascular system is not up to par. Albert didn't do the running. So much for his big mouth trainer!

Posted by: JAMNEW | July 29, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

redskinbo, you bring up a good point about Albert. But one of the littler known facts is that Albert played too many snaps per game last season.

Yeah, his conditioning sucked, but the guy isn't an every down player. When plays 60% of the snaps, he can be a force. When he plays 75%, as he did a lot last year, he losses a lot.

You play Albert in value situations. Me, I'd play him on the opening plays of a drive, until the other team gets a 1st down or is 3 and out. After that, Albert's a 3rd down player until the other team gets into the red zone, where he plays every snap.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | July 29, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

This all depends on if it was a #1 or #2.

No excuse for walking off to pee but can you imagine being in a 3 point stance while holding back a giant turd?

No way.

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 29, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

When I ran track at school I would try to hold in my pee all day.

When I ran the 1600 it gave me incentive to really push it.

Never held in my poop though.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 29, 2010 2:36 PM

You mean you pooped while you were running or you pooped prior to your race while not losing a drop of pee? Dude, is that even possible? That's like..... a super power.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | July 29, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

So much for not being a distraction.

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | July 29, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Day's half done and no Haynesworth related signoff's? What happened to the bet?

Posted by: RomoLongballs | July 29, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

You mean you pooped while you were running or you pooped prior to your race while not losing a drop of pee? Dude, is that even possible? That's like..... a super power.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | July 29, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse
Definitely pooped before the race.

Can't have turtleheads poking before a mile race.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 29, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

When I ran track at school I would try to hold in my pee all day.

When I ran the 1600 it gave me incentive to really push it.

Never held in my poop though.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 29, 2010 2:36 PM

I apologize in advance for this, but your comment reminded me of this very disturbing situation:

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/1032149/

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | July 29, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

No excuse for walking off to pee but can you imagine being in a 3 point stance while holding back a giant turd?

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 29, 2010 2:41 PM

mol... likewise for the shuttle run:

http://images.rodale.com/image/mh/jul04_shuttlerun_500x200.jpg

my guess is that the whole "lavatory break" news is a calculated release on the part of coaching/management to heap a little public ridicule on AH.

similar points will be made over the next few days, then he'll begin practice with the first team, having endured the requisite hazing.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

This is the worst:

Being at the urinal at work. You begin to unload a serious 45 second long pee.

Then the unthinkable. Your butthole gets warm and you feel a pushing. You squeeze your buttcheeks together to prevent catastrophe.

That's one of the scarier moments in life, feeling like you may soil your slacks at work.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 29, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

the fat tub of goo strikes again!

Posted by: rmcpks73 | July 29, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

I thought Mike Wise made a good point when he said that Haynesworth (and all professional athletes for that matter) are essentially paid to work out and be in shape. While the rest of us actually pay to work out and get in shape (gym memberships and the like).

Posted by: Aerowaz | July 29, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse


Some things never change:

Kelly has a hammie

Albert can't complete his conditioning test. Who takes a "bathroom break" during a conditioning test?

Terrell Owens might have but he missed his flight to join the only team that would have him, and will be late.

Oh yeah, old time Washington Senator fans have no trouble believing thatWashington's Super-phenom already has arm trouble and is on the DL.

Posted by: TheCork | July 29, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Aero,

Don't get Moe started on pr0n starz...

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 29, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Fat Al already pulled his usual garbage halfway through the first test of the first practice. The only reason he is here is so he doesn't lose any of his contract money, it's that simple!! He has no intention of changing his mindset and he will just keep doggin it. This guy WILL NOT crack the starting lineup..

He's 2 characters in the Wizard of Oz rolled into 1. No heart, no brains!!!!

Posted by: skins91r | July 29, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

lmao@Cork. I had purchased tix that nite for out-o-town fam (old Senators fans) and they sure enough believe he's going DL... lol

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 29, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RomoLongballs | July 29, 2010 2:46 PM

still here, but not much to say about the final outcome until decided... the bet was made, and I'll suffer the consequences if necessary.

despite the first-day hazing of AH, you seem to have the upper hand at the moment.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Hell Week increases Thomas' excitement
By: John Keim
Examiner Staff Writer
07/28/10 4:56 PM EDT

Devin Thomas knows this is a big season for him. He also knows he can’t wait to get it started. After spending a week in Arizona with quarterback Donovan McNabb and fellow receivers Santana Moss, Malcolm Kelly and Bobby Wade, Thomas is more upbeat and confident than in his first two seasons.

What this means for the regular season, who knows? But Thomas certainly is glad he spent a week in the desert with his new quarterback.

“That will do a huge part for us to roll into camp,” Thomas said. “We practiced our plays, had fun, got to know each other.

“The workouts definitely were tough. He introduced us to different workouts that the majority of us had not been part of, waking up early and working out and coming back at it again. I work out in the heat of Miami, but in Arizona it’s a different element with the heat and style of workout.”

They worked out from the morning into the afternoon. Then they would return in the evening around 5 p.m. for more work.

“We were passing every day for two hours, so you get a feel for his deep passes and his rhythm and the timing in our routes,” Thomas said. “It should pay dividends.”

Thomas, coming off a 25-catch season in 2009, needs to take a big step in his third season. With McNabb and coach Mike Shanahan, Thomas has more of a chance than in his first two years. He needs to produce.

“It’s a dream come true for a receiver in my position,” he said. “I haven’t had a chance to showcase my abilities. I’m chomping at the bit to finally showcase my skills.”

Posted by: TWISI | July 29, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

I apologize in advance for this, but your comment reminded me of this very disturbing situation:

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/1032149/

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | July 29, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

WaitingGuilty: I haven't opened the link yet, but I'm guessing it's the soccer player stretching and peeing at the same time.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 29, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Um, anyone thinks that Haynesworth simply couldn't pass the test is kidding themselves.


Shanahan never intended for Haynesworth to pass the test. I'm all for discipline, and Haynesworth should've been here, but c'mon. Enough is enough. Albert is here, it's the first day of training camp, enough of the tit-for-tat-1up crap.

Just get them ready. How is all this bravado from Shanahan really helping the team. Seriously, if he's going to carry it like this then just release him. No need to keeping fanning this nonsense anymore.

If he's here work with him and cut the crap.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

or the runner who craps himself....

Posted by: DikShuttle | July 29, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

@ zcezcest1 | July 29, 2010 2:41 PM
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Good thing you're not a coach....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | July 29, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 29, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

"He introduced us to different workouts that the majority of us had not been part of, waking up early and working out and coming back at it again."

DT is on the right track... waking up early is the key to getting the bowels moving so you can proceed with the rest of the day worry-free.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 29, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

I totally agree Red. Let it go and move foward or trade him.

Posted by: jm220 | July 29, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 29, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Mike Florio
July 29, 2010
Haynesworth has 'accident' during 2nd portion of Redskins conditioning test

Our spies in the Redskins camp are telling us that Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth apparently 'soiled' himself during the 2nd half of his conditioning test, which resulted in him ultimately failing the test, while he cleaned himself up. Allegedly head coach Mike Shanahan was not please at what had taken place.


Are you FRIGGIN KIDDING ME!!!!

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 29, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Um, anyone thinks that Haynesworth simply couldn't pass the test is kidding themselves.


Shanahan never intended for Haynesworth to pass the test. I'm all for discipline, and Haynesworth should've been here, but c'mon. Enough is enough. Albert is here, it's the first day of training camp, enough of the tit-for-tat-1up crap.

Just get them ready. How is all this bravado from Shanahan really helping the team. Seriously, if he's going to carry it like this then just release him. No need to keeping fanning this nonsense anymore.

If he's here work with him and cut the crap.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 3:04 PM |
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Well said....but i am willing to give Shanny the benefit of knowing he made his point and will move on...but if he wont then you're right they should trade him...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | July 29, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Red-This is on AH, not Shanny...AH should've sh!tted before he came out there...

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 29, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Kemo will get the same test..he hasn't practice all off season either....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | July 29, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

"How is all this bravado from Shanahan really helping the team. Seriously, if he's going to carry it like this then just release him. No need to keeping fanning this nonsense anymore."
Posted by: RedDMV

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Red, I disagree with you for the first time in a while. I think it is absolutely helping the team by showing that the rules apply to all players, and, that anyone who appears bigger than the team will be made an example of.

It's this type of attitude that will hopefully turn Portis back into a 1,500 yard back and will tell guys like Larry Johnson if he gets out of line he will get squashed like a bug.

Posted by: isnadd | July 29, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

I can see fans in Dallas, Philly and NY already planning 'Diaper Day' when the Skins visit this season.

Posted by: Original_etrod | July 29, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

How about it for DC and both of their 100million dollar players! ( Gill & AH !)
Talk about getting a return on your investment!

Posted by: rlomax67 | July 29, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Red-This is on AH, not Shanny...AH should've sh!tted before he came out there...

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 29, 2010 3:11 PM
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JReid just reported that Big Al went to
sh!t before the test but according to JReid who close to the situation..it smelled like he only f@rted....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | July 29, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 3:04 PM

Pretty usual stuff to establish pecking order... it falls well short of physical/mental injury (Saints and socks filled w/ coins come to mind), moreover this type of mild hazing can be useful to establish rules and expectations.

All of his other teammates have fulfilled their offseason obligations to the team (whether mandatory or "voluntary"), so there is also some utility in allowing AH to suffer a little for being a doosh.

By way of comparison, do you think Dez Bryant should - or should not - have carried Williams' pads? Was that (or the conditioning test) really such an onerous thing for someone being paid in the millions?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

So if Albert continues to fail fitness tests......when does he start giving back money? If he actually starts giving back money and everyone else has passed.....when does Shanny start making the fitness test harder?

Posted by: Holehoggin | July 29, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Only a coach like Zorn WOULDN'T put him through this sort of treatment. Glad to have actual leadership again...

Posted by: Stu27 | July 29, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Im just glad Mike Wilbon didnt write this article, he would have spun it to read - me and Al were under the shade tree drinking lemonade - and he just spilled some of it on himself. Then, me, and my other friends, Jordan, Barkley, McNabb, Tyson and a few others - I will get you their names after I read them off the jocks I have stuffed in my pocket. See I like to carry the jocks of famous athletes around with me so I can remember the day they gave them to me - sweatty of cousre.

Sorry, gotta run and get ready for PTI, wheres my bag of jocks.

Posted by: J_thinks | July 29, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

We ran the 300 yard shuttle in high school. Guys failed it all the time, especially on the first day of practice. Lineman always had the hardest time completing it. Its nothing new, but of course the media is going to have a field with this.

Posted by: clark202 | July 29, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

@Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 29, 2010 3:09 PM
Beanie's at it again.
C'mon, if you're going to try to fake a Florio post you need to include some obnoxious comment that no objective journalist would ever make.

Posted by: kaasmaster | July 29, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

By way of comparison, do you think Dez Bryant should - or should not - have carried Williams' pads? Was that (or the conditioning test) really such an onerous thing for someone being paid in the millions?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 3:16 PM
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yes, Dez should've carried the pads...fyi fcuk the cowgirls..this is the Redskins blog time....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | July 29, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

on the other hand, if the training staff slipped some ex-lax into AH's breakfast to set him up for this, that would be unfair.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Um, anyone thinks that Haynesworth simply couldn't pass the test is kidding themselves
Shanahan never intended for Haynesworth to pass the test. I'm all for discipline, and Haynesworth should've been here, but c'mon. Enough is enough. Albert is here, it's the first day of training camp, enough of the tit-for-tat-1up crap.

Just get them ready. How is all this bravado from Shanahan really helping the team. Seriously, if he's going to carry it like this then just release him. No need to keeping fanning this nonsense anymore.

If he's here work with him and cut the crap.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 3:04 PM

If the reporting about this incident is at all accurate...your theory doesn't hold water. It says he was unable to complete the test upon returning from the lavatory. If you don't fininsh, it leaves out any subjectivity on Shanahan's part.
Also, if Florio is correct...the only cutting craps is Haynesworth!

Posted by: MColeman51 | July 29, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

4th, I've been through some grueling workouts and some long ass runs before.

Unless Hayneswoth ate the rooty tooty fresh n' fruity from iHOP or punished 5 or six bacon cheeseburgers from Five of them Guys, then sh*t should be the last thing leaving his body. If he came out there on a full stomach, then yeah, it's on him.

If anything I'd expect him to barf, barf, and barf some more. At least that's what I did when I had my ass ran into the ground.


Still it doesn't change my sentiment that Shanahan never intended Haynesworth to pass his "physical/work-out" him not doing so backs up his point that much more that he should've been there. And that's the problem. Quit trying to make points and get Haynesworth and the rest of them ready.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

and to think... Dez Bryant was complaining about carrying pads"

I think he complained about carrying his mom's used pads, not the ones that belonged to Roy Williams.

That is the cowboys' tradition, isn't it?

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 29, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse


Nah...here it's tradition to go 4 & 12 and 0 & 6 in your own division!


I think he complained about carrying his mom's used pads, not the ones that belonged to Roy Williams.

That is the cowboys' tradition, isn't it?

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 29, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: rlomax67 | July 29, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Um, anyone thinks that Haynesworth simply couldn't pass the test is kidding themselves
Shanahan never intended for Haynesworth to pass the test. I'm all for discipline, and Haynesworth should've been here, but c'mon. Enough is enough. Albert is here, it's the first day of training camp, enough of the tit-for-tat-1up crap.

Just get them ready. How is all this bravado from Shanahan really helping the team. Seriously, if he's going to carry it like this then just release him. No need to keeping fanning this nonsense anymore.

If he's here work with him and cut the crap.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 3:04 PM

If the reporting about this incident is at all accurate...your theory doesn't hold water. It says he was unable to complete the test upon returning from the lavatory. If you don't fininsh, it leaves out any subjectivity on Shanahan's part.
Also, if Florio is correct...the only one cutting craps is Haynesworth!

Posted by: MColeman51 | July 29, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

and to think... Dez Bryant was complaining about carrying pads"

I think he complained about carrying his mom's used pads, not the ones that belonged to Roy Williams.

That is the cowboys' tradition, isn't it?

Posted by: MistaMoe | July 29, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse


Nah...here it's tradition to go 4 & 12 and 0 & 6 in your own division!

Posted by: rlomax67 | July 29, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

I can see fans in Dallas, Philly and NY already planning 'Diaper Day' when the Skins visit this season.

Posted by: Original_etrod

Great idea, and I still have mine from astronaut camp.

Posted by: SMACK1 | July 29, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Sportstalk 980 is saying that Shanny gave AH the business and that the test may have bin on the unfair side.

Could Shanny be such a genius that he can get the rest of the team to feel bad for AH thus forvgiving him for being suck a dSJKick for the past few months?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | July 29, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

JReid just reported that Big Al went to
sh!t before the test but according to JReid who close to the situation..it smelled like he only f@rted....

Posted by: jcnjcnj
Thanks jcnjcnj
That one had me laughing

Posted by: richardgovea | July 29, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

We ran the 300 yard shuttle in high school. Guys failed it all the time, especially on the first day of practice. Lineman always had the hardest time completing it. Its nothing new, but of course the media is going to have a field with this.

Posted by: clark202 | July 29, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Im just glad Mike Wilbon didnt write this article, he would have spun it to read - me and Al were under the shade tree drinking lemonade - and he just spilled some of it on himself. Then, me, and my other friends, Jordan, Barkley, McNabb, Tyson and a few others - I will get you their names after I read them off the jocks I have stuffed in my pocket. See I like to carry the jocks of famous athletes around with me so I can remember the day they gave them to me - sweatty of cousre.

Sorry, gotta run and get ready for PTI, wheres my bag of jocks.

Posted by: J_thinks | July 29, 2010 3:19 PM |
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WTF are you talking about?...Did Wilbon Do your wife or something

Posted by: jcnjcnj | July 29, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: jcnjcnj | July 29, 2010 3:21 PM

mol... thanks for the fyi, but not sure why you put it that way. haven't been rooting for anyone other than 'skins here or elsewhere.

pay a little attention before mouthing off.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse


This guy takes the freakin cake. Unbelievable

Posted by: hessone | July 29, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

poll:
what will the fans at redskins park do when they see haynesworth at practice?
A.) Boo
B.) Bring signs
C.) Other (please explain)

Posted by: nfcBEaST | July 29, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Three questions:


1) Did ANYONE expect Haynesworth to complete the second series of six 25 yard sprints?

2) Was anyone else required to do this "unique" drill?

3) If so, how many of them failed it but wasn't reported because their name isn't Albert Haynesworth?

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Just get them ready. How is all this bravado from Shanahan really helping the team. Seriously, if he's going to carry it like this then just release him. No need to keeping fanning this nonsense anymore.

If he's here work with him and cut the crap.

Posted by: RedDMV

I wanted to give my opinion on Red's post, but apparently RI doesn't like it when I mention parts of the female anatomy.

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | July 29, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

jcnjcnj - no he stole my rabbit, who told me the story - no give Wilbon back the jocks you borrowed, he misses them - you slept with them long enough. And your wife over

Posted by: J_thinks | July 29, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

jcnjcnj - no he stole my rabbit, who told me the story - no give Wilbon back the jocks you borrowed, he misses them - you slept with them long enough.

Posted by: J_thinks | July 29, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

jcnjcnj - Do you have a collection of jocks as well?

Posted by: J_thinks | July 29, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

HAYNESWORTH SIGNS MEGA-PROMOTION DEAL

Blonde Bimbo: "Hey Albert. Wot R U In?"
Haynesworth: "It DEPENDS"

ASHBURN, VA -- Word from Redskins Park this afternoon is that disgruntled defensive nose tackle Albert Haynesworth is set to become the new "face" of Proctor and Gamble's adult diaper franchise.

According to team spokesman Jack Hoff, Haynesworth is reportedly jealous of new Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb's penchant for turning an extra buck or two on the side with various marketing deals and...

Posted by: Vic1 | July 29, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

If the reporting about this incident is at all accurate...your theory doesn't hold water. It says he was unable to complete the test upon returning from the lavatory. If you don't fininsh, it leaves out any subjectivity on Shanahan's part.
Also, if Florio is correct...the only one cutting craps is Haynesworth!

Posted by: MColeman51


See my questions at 3:29 PM... Shanahan definitely is feeling himself a little more now that Haynesworth failed one of the two drills. It drives home the point that he and the coaching staff were trying to make.


And if you think Haynesworth was going to pass BOTH 300 yard sprints you're not just kidding yourself, you just aren't in the know.


Him failing the drill is a NON-story. Only reason why everyone is sweating this is because it's Albert Haynesworth and he hasn't been here.


Next.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: jcnjcnj
Thanks jcnjcnj
That one had me laughing

Posted by: richardgovea | July 29, 2010 3:25 PM
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you're welcome rich...i'm more than happy to ablige...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | July 29, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

He passed the first part, putting on his shoes. He walked the second part.

Posted by: jmy999 | July 29, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Ken, were you having trouble posting vagina or pussy?

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

jcnjcnj - Do you have a collection of jocks as well?

Posted by: J_thinks
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maybe you should just shake that one off

you think?

Posted by: jcnjcnj | July 29, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

We ran the 300 yard shuttle in high school. Guys failed it all the time, especially on the first day of practice. Lineman always had the hardest time completing it. Its nothing new, but of course the media is going to have a field with this.

Posted by: clark202 | July 29, 2010 3:25 PM |

This is not high school.

Posted by: jmy999 | July 29, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

1) Did ANYONE expect Haynesworth to complete the second series of six 25 yard sprints?

2) Was anyone else required to do this "unique" drill?

3) If so, how many of them failed it but wasn't reported because their name isn't Albert Haynesworth?

Posted by: RedDMV

Here are more questions:

1) Did anyone require AH to take his $21 mil check?

2) Should Albert have reasonably expected that if he missed offseason conditioning after taking a $21 mil check, me might be in for a tough camp?

3) Has AH finally acknowledged that Shanny has p1mp hand?

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | July 29, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Sportstalk 980 is saying that Shanny gave AH the business and that the test may have bin on the unfair side.


Who cares if its unfair. Al turned his back on this team earlier this summer, or did some of you forget that already/ Shanny's trying to get his 21 mils worth out of him, and I say go for it.

RedDMV if Shanny just coddles Haynesworth simply because he's here and loss some weight, what does that show to the rest of the players who've been here bustin' a.s.s. all summer.
Wouldn't that show the same kind of culture that we are trying to distance ourselves from?

Posted by: Predator48 | July 29, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

2) Was anyone else required to do this "unique" drill?

3) If so, how many of them failed it but wasn't reported because their name isn't Albert Haynesworth?

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Those who attended OTA's were exempt.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | July 29, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Three questions:


1) Did ANYONE expect Haynesworth to complete the second series of six 25 yard sprints?

2) Was anyone else required to do this "unique" drill?

3) If so, how many of them failed it but wasn't reported because their name isn't Albert Haynesworth?

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 3:29 PM

Fred Smoot failed a similar test every year as far as i can remember. The fact that AH "killed" the first set gives me reason to be encouraged about his condition come September.

On a different note, Doc Walker said he is hearing good stuff regarding Ed Williams, Cook, and Capers. Let's hope he's right and they impress this preseason.

Posted by: TWISI | July 29, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Mcnabb, will take the skins to the tizzop

Posted by: J_thinks | July 29, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

He had to stop mid-way so he could "Take his talents to South Beach." LOL

Posted by: walkdwalk | July 29, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

No one gives a damn about how high schoolers perform on shuttle runs/fitness tests. They didn't sign a $100M contract to play at the highest level. Professional? Athlete? I think not. Stop making excuses for this useless thief. BTW - Shanny just made Ralph Friedgen do the fitness test and he passed without stopping to drop wolf bait.

Posted by: Holehoggin | July 29, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Those who attended OTA's were exempt.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | July 29, 2010 3:40 PM
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if thats right then Big Al has a law suit...by making others exempt puts this in the form of punishment..and he's be punished for NOT Volenteering...thats a retalitory move and should be met with severe consequences...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | July 29, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Keep moving, nothing to see here.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | July 29, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

shook

Posted by: J_thinks | July 29, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Ken, before you come here banging your little phalanges on your keyboard ready to play contrarian to my posts, you should know where I've stood since day one on this Haynesworth bullsh*t. I would explain it to but they have archives for things just like this. Go and look at them.

My stance is that Haynesworth has been wrong since day one. But I'm saying now that he's here it's time to go to work. Cut the petty nonsense aside.

I don't see what's so wrong with that.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Those who attended OTA's were exempt.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | July 29, 2010 3:40 PM
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if thats right then Big Al has a law suit...by making others exempt puts this in the form of punishment..and he's be punished for NOT Volenteering...thats a retalitory move and should be met with severe consequences...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | July 29, 2010 3:44 PM

...or more like rewarding those who attended OTAs

Posted by: PlayAction | July 29, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

And if you think Haynesworth was going to pass BOTH 300 yard sprints you're not just kidding yourself, you just aren't in the know.

Posted by: RedDMV

Neither one of us are "in the know". Your theory is is just as valid as anyone elses...but they are all just speculation. The fact that you're defending Haynesworth so vehemently speaks to the fact that you're biased in his favor. I don't think I'm biased against him, but I could be I suppose. What seems so implausible about the guy that needed to be carted off the field because of bad conditioning last season, genuinely failing a conditioning test?

Posted by: MColeman51 | July 29, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Those who attended OTA's were exempt.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | July 29, 2010 3:40 PM
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if thats right then Big Al has a law suit...by making others exempt puts this in the form of punishment..and he's be punished for NOT Volenteering...thats a retalitory move and should be met with severe consequences...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | July 29, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Not if the other athletes established their fitness prior to camp. Remember, the fitness test is administered to protect the athlete as well as the team's investment. An unfit athlete is very likely to hurt himself in training camp. Spoken like an ambulance chaser.

Posted by: Holehoggin | July 29, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

can't wait for the wacky rookie hazing to begin......Silverback carrying Heyer's pads is going to be priceless

Posted by: coparker5 | July 29, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

"This guy takes the freakin cake."

...and the ice cream, and the pie, and the doughnuts, and the cheeseburgers, and the hot dogs, . . .

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | July 29, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like Shanahan was going to make sure Haynesworth failed it no matter what for skipping the offseason.

http://www.csnwashington.com/07/29/10/Source-Haynesworth-Fails-Test/landing_v3.html?blockID=279717&feedID=6458
Thursday, July 29, 2010, 2:12 p.m. UPDATED 3:02 p.m.

By Ryan O’Halloran
Staff writer
CSNwashington.com

A league source confirmed that Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth failed a portion of his conditioning test earlier today and will not be allowed to practice when the team hits the field for the start of training camp at 4 p.m.

The source said coach Mike Shanahan ran the test, which ended with a disagreement between Haynesworth and the Redskins about his physical condition.

Haynesworth was scheduled to run two 300-yard sets. On both sets, the source said, Haynesworth finished in enough time.

But Shanahan, according to the source, thought Haynesworth took too much time to rest between the two sets and made him run a third 300-yard set, which Haynesworth failed.

Shanahan said Wednesday that Haynesworth would not be allowed to practice until he passed the test.

Until he puts on pads for the first time, Haynesworth is eligible to be put on the physically unable to perform list.

Posted by: brown2hm | July 29, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

if thats right then Big Al has a law suit...by making others exempt puts this in the form of punishment..and he's be punished for NOT Volenteering...thats a retalitory move and should be met with severe consequences...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | July 29, 2010 3:44 PM

Why are you playing jailhouse lawyer for AH? Are you his agent?

The team simply put him through a conditioning test to make sure that he would not be putting his health at risk during training camp. Any professional athlete should be able to run a few sprints without dropping a deuce in the middle of it.

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | July 29, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Those who attended OTA's were exempt.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | July 29, 2010 3:40 PM
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if thats right then Big Al has a law suit...by making others exempt puts this in the form of punishment..and he's be punished for NOT Volenteering...thats a retalitory move and should be met with severe consequences...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | July 29, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Really? He has no lawsuit, once Kemo(i'm gonna)Eat-U returns, you dont think he will be put to a conditioning test? It isnt retaliatory at all, its SOP.

If you choose to attend, the staff has seen you and has a much better idea of your conditioning, if you choose not to show up thats fine, but you need to prove you have arrived up in shape.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | July 29, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

All those laxatives to lose weight all along have to go somewhere! Thin Albert will nail both parts next time! No biggie. I hope he tears Cowgirl PrettyBoy QB's head off in the 1st game. Skins and Giants will we the powers again in the East in 2 years...

Posted by: terptek | July 29, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Neither one of us are "in the know". Your theory is is just as valid as anyone elses...but they are all just speculation. The fact that you're defending Haynesworth so vehemently speaks to the fact that you're biased in his favor. I don't think I'm biased against him, but I could be I suppose. What seems so implausible about the guy that needed to be carted off the field because of bad conditioning last season, genuinely failing a conditioning test?


Posted by: MColeman51

No, you're the one that isn't in the know genius. You need to make like your homeboy Ken and go read the damn archives and find what I've posted about Haynesworth since it all went down.

I've NEVER defended Haynesworth AT ANY TIME. I've ripped dude on several occasions for not being here. SO get your fu_king facts straight, or otherwise shut the fu_k up you know NOTHING about.

MoFo's think they always know a person's POV from reading a few lines from TODAY only.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Shanny proved a point. For 21 million I would run 300 yard shuttles all day, while vomiting and pooping my pants at the same time.

I love it. No more crying to Danny.

Notice how Clinton fell in line immediately after Shanny was hired.

He knew the deal, he played for him.

No more free rides at Redskins park.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 29, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

can't wait for the wacky rookie hazing to begin......Silverback carrying Heyer's pads is going to be priceless

Posted by: coparker5 | July 29, 2010 3:50 PM

when done properly, organizational indoctrination (aka "hazing") involves established vets gently and humorously setting the tone for newbies, and often the targets are those who have the most potential.

Williams fulfills the second criterion, but Heyer doesn't meet the first... and not all organizations allow this sort of thing. Shanahan is clearly willing to push it from the top down, unsure how much latitude he'll give the vets versus rookies.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

If he were in Cleveland, they would say he's taking the Browns to the Super Bowl!!!

Posted by: priceisright | July 29, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

I do believe that this is what that "We'll see" was referring to....

RED,

Fat Al had months to be complaining bastard, if all he gets is one day of Shuttle runs like today(meaning Shanahans "interpretation of an acceptable time") then be a man and suck it up for a day.

If it continues like this for more days, then I am in full agreement with your opinion. But he can suck it up for a day. He had like 5 months to whine.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | July 29, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

"How is all this bravado from Shanahan really helping the team.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 3:04 PM"

It establishes the dominant presence and the simple truth of who runs who.

Do as Shanahan says, or your life will be made hell.

I love it.

It's simple. Haynesworth does what Shanahan wants, Haynesworth gets spared the brutal treatment. And when Haynesworth does what Shanahan wants, then Shanahan has a full roster of players acting as a cohesive unit. That translates into a team.

Haynesworth is about to learn his role real quick (if he hasn't already learned it).

BTW, if he doesn't have to take a sh!t during the middle of the run, he probably passes it.

Posted by: psps23 | July 29, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

By Ryan O’Halloran
Staff writer
CSNwashington.com

A league source confirmed that Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth failed a portion of his conditioning test earlier today and will not be allowed to practice when the team hits the field for the start of training camp at 4 p.m.

The source said coach Mike Shanahan ran the test, which ended with a disagreement between Haynesworth and the Redskins about his physical condition.

Haynesworth was scheduled to run two 300-yard sets. On both sets, the source said, Haynesworth finished in enough time.

But Shanahan, according to the source, thought Haynesworth took too much time to rest between the two sets and made him run a third 300-yard set, which Haynesworth failed.

Shanahan said Wednesday that Haynesworth would not be allowed to practice until he passed the test.

Until he puts on pads for the first time, Haynesworth is eligible to be put on the physically unable to perform list.

Posted by: brown2hm | July 29, 2010 3:53 PM

Maybe my anticipation that AH and Shanny could mend fences was a bit premature.

Posted by: TWISI | July 29, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Why are you playing jailhouse lawyer for AH? Are you his agent?


Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | July 29, 2010 3:53 PM
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No, but i slept in a Holiday Inn Express last night...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | July 29, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

You know, I've been a Shanahan skeptic but no more. Don't care if he wins much here or not -- I'm a big fan starting today.

Because I'm absolutely lovin' what Shanahan is doing to Albert. It's completely in line with the coach's rules about the offseason. Ergo, it's 100% justified.

Kick his lame a$$ some more, please!

Posted by: Pepper5 | July 29, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

A couple of sprints?

Haynesworth's workout must have been simply drinking enough Slim Fast shakes to drop some weight.

Where was his cardio work?

Posted by: RoyHobbs4 | July 29, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

ok... first afternoon practice just starting, or did thunderstorms shut things down?

no pressure, but curious to hear first-hand updates from WaPo and hamsters on the beat.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

The guy is a bum!!! Cut him and get on with rebuilding the franchise. The 'Skins will not be truly competitive until all of the Vinny the Ninny mistakes are purged. The signing of Fat Albert in 2009 for all that money has to be the greatest mistake an NFL team has ever made.

Is anybody really surprised that he is not in complete shape?

Posted by: pjente | July 29, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

perfect. this is going to make shanny look firm, and also fair to the rest of the team. and players now have the opportunity to break the ice by extending an empathetic comment or two regarding the fitness test

+ haynesworth is apparently in adequate shape for camp (he couldn't complete 3 drills. he did complete the 2 drills, but was DQ'd for taking his time dropping a baguette)

good management.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | July 29, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Im sure Ahay missing this one day of training camp will be a huge detriment to him learning his new extremely complicated role. No way to get this time back. All the complex schemes and positions he will have to learn. All the new techniques and nuances.... You have got to be kidding me. See ball get ball thats that.

This is Shanny showing whos the boss and he is completely in the right for it. AH shows up for 3 days in may and this doesnt happen. make him run it one mo time...

Posted by: Stu27 | July 29, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Stu27 | July 29, 2010 4:19 PM

tit-for-tat would require three days of purgatory... let's see how generous Shanahan is.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

shannahan knows how to control players and the media, good stuff

Posted by: BMACattack | July 29, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

This just keeps getting better and better doesn't it?

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | July 29, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Which one of the rookies has to carry Prince Al's shorts off the field??

Posted by: wireman65 | July 29, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

The folks saying they should just trade Haynesworth instead of mistreating and embarrassing him so badly are forgetting they've already been down that road. Nobody wanted to give up anything acceptable to the Redskins...probably in part because he embarrassed himself last year with his lack of conditioning and insubordinate attitude.
Shanahan is doing exactly what is necessary and appropriate to bring him back into the fold on the same page as everyone else. HIS page. Haynesworth made his bed...and today he crapped it.

Posted by: MColeman51 | July 29, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

From what I could gather TW, MK, AH not practicing.

Posted by: TWISI | July 29, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm...So he had to take a massive and curl one round the U bend in the middle of a drill.

He probably went in the Coaches lavatory and left them a gift...and then didn't flush!

Maybe he took an Upper Decker...or even a Drydock Upper Decker.

At over 300 lbs his turds must be the size of chickens.

Posted by: Rockman2 | July 29, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth, Shanahan exchange words after failed conditioning test
Posted by Mike Florio on July 29, 2010 4:14 PM ET
We've been very critical -- and rightfully so -- of Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, whose refusal to attempt to earn more than $30 million he has been paid by the team was punctuated by a decision not to show up for a mandatory minicamp.

But it's important to remember that Haynesworth isn't exactly beating up on a singing-impaired choir boy. Coach Mike Shanahan has, in our estimation, taken a few liberties with reality when it comes to the Haynesworth situation, and we're now beginning to believe that Shanahan intentionally gave Haynesworth a conditioning test that Shanahan knew he would fail.

Per a league source (and forgive me if someone else has reported this, but power is out at our undisclosed beach location and I'm trying to conserve the battery in my laptop and my Sprint mobile hot spot, which is performing incredibly well during an intense barrage of lightning), Haynesworth completed the assigned pair of 300-yard shuttle runs, but Shanahan then decided that he had too much rest between the two attempts, due to a bathroom break.

The source says that Shanahan told Haynesworth that he "needed to get in shape." Haynesworth then said that he couldn't have completed three 300-yard shuttle runs even in his Pro Bowl/All-Pro years.

Said Shanahan in response, "I guess you have never been in shape then." (It's unknown whether Shanahan then said, "Boom. Roasted.")

It's currently our understanding that Haynesworth was the only lineman required to pass the conditioning test. Though some may contend that those who participated in the offseason program earned an exemption, it's our understanding that the test is imposed to ensure that the player is ready to withstand the rigors of training camp. Just because the rest of the players participated in the offseason program, which concluded more than a month ago, doesn't mean they're still in shape. So all of them should have to pass it, or none of them should be expected to try.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 29, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm...So he had to take a massive and curl one round the U bend in the middle of a drill.

He probably went in the Coaches lavatory and left them a gift...and then didn't flush!

Maybe he took an Upper Decker...or even a Drydock Upper Decker.

At over 300 lbs his turds must be the size of chickens.

Posted by: Rockman2 | July 29, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

@ zcezcest1 | July 29, 2010 2:41 PM
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Good thing you're not a coach....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | July 29, 2010 3:05 PM

got a better plan? Lets hear it.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | July 29, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Im just glad Mike Wilbon didnt write this article, he would have spun it to read - me and Al were under the shade tree drinking lemonade - and he just spilled some of it on himself. Then, me, and my other friends, Jordan, Barkley, McNabb, Tyson and a few others - I will get you their names after I read them off the jocks I have stuffed in my pocket. See I like to carry the jocks of famous athletes around with me so I can remember the day they gave them to me - sweatty of cousre.

Sorry, gotta run and get ready for PTI, wheres my bag of jocks.

Posted by: J_thinks | July 29, 2010 3:19 PM |
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WTF are you talking about?...Did Wilbon Do your wife or something

Posted by: jcnjcnj | July 29, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

I have to side with J_thinks on this one, Wilbon is a total star"duck sick'er"groupie. If barkley and tiger plant their wood any further down his throat... well you get the picture

Posted by: davefromdc1 | July 29, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Hey Vic1 that belly flop article is pretty funny. Almost as funny as the real AH situation is. I'm glad that I'm a Baltimore Ravens fan!

Posted by: whatyoutalkinboutman | July 29, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Which one of the rookies has to carry Prince Al's shorts off the field??

Posted by: wireman65 | July 29, 2010 4:24 PM

fortunately (although reports are contradictory) it seems that he made it to the "lavatory" in time...

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Uh, I'm as teed off over Haynesworth's behavior as anyone but I'm not sure this is the way to respond.

This seems high schoolish to me.

Posted by: SteveMG | July 29, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

MoFo's think they always know a person's POV from reading a few lines from TODAY only.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 3:59 PM |

In you case it ain't a POV, it a POS. Hah!

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Look, if Terrence Cody can pass it on only his third try, anybody can pass it. After all, Terrence weighs 4 million pounds.

Posted by: Samson151 | July 29, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

MoFo's think they always know a person's POV from reading a few lines from TODAY only.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 3:59 PM |

In you case it ain't a POV, it a POS. Hah!

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Wow. The wittiest comment I've ever seen in my life.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 29, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

fortunately (although reports are contradictory) it seems that he made it to the "lavatory" in time...

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 4:29 PM |

What experiment he working on? Sphincter muscle control?

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Uh, I'm as teed off over Haynesworth's behavior as anyone but I'm not sure this is the way to respond.

This seems high schoolish to me.

Posted by: SteveMG | July 29, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Well, I guess if he's going to act like a 15 year old girl this is what he gets.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 29, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Wow. The wittiest comment I've ever seen in my life.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 29, 2010 4:35 PM |

Hey, I would take that as a compliment if you was literate.

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Seems like Shanahan is doing a good job of playing bad cop. Maybe a little too good?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | July 29, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SteveMG | July 29, 2010 4:30 PM

it certainly is, and as a 40 year-old high school delinquent, I won't apologize.

someone who gets on a high horse after receiving such a huge payout deserves such childish humiliation in return. I would wager that some of his fellow players follow the media (maybe even RI... egads!) and are aware of fan sentiment.

enjoy the moment, and let's see what happens after a few days...

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

It establishes the dominant presence and the simple truth of who runs who.

Posted by: psps23 | July 29, 2010 4:04 PM |

Sieg Heil dude.

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

and beeps...

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Seems like Shanahan is doing a good job of playing bad cop. Maybe a little too good?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | July 29, 2010 4:41 PM |

Commander Queeg, er Shanny, know what he doing.

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

In you case it ain't a POV, it a POS. Hah!

Posted by: LittleGreenBag

Yeah, and your mother sucked my BIGbrownSACK for 50 cents and half a Tropicana Twist.

"In you case"? Well if you're going to try and post astute insults try and learn the difference from 'You' and 'Your'.

Then had the never to call someone else illiterate.

Stick to playing WOW in your mother's basement and eating all the hot pockets, fu_kboy.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

"he killed it" or it killed him?

maybe he was talking about the lavatory break.

Posted by: augustiswest | July 29, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

According to LaCanfora, the Skins switched up on Haynesworth.

http://www.nfl.com/trainingcamp/story/09000d5d8195f081/article/haynesworth-cant-finish-fitness-test-in-time-status-unknown?module=HP_headlines

Clearly the dude's in shape. So cats need to get off of that.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 29, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

The 2nd part of the test was to run a 60-yard shuttle carrying his roster bonus.

Posted by: groundhogdayguy

Hahahaha!

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | July 29, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

So it was, in effect, an interval shuttle workout, with one set of shuttles run followed by a predetermined interval of time before the last set is run. Resting during a potty break, lengthening the interval between sets, is a way of cheating on the test. Duh.

I don't think Shanahan rigged Fat Al to fail at all. He's not taking the same fitness test as the other guys if the interval is longer, so he fails the test.
Fat Al is probably in better anaerobic shape so he looks better, but hasn't been running so his aerobic conditioning is still piss poor. Being in game shape is much more than "looking fit" although a lot of weight training can be designed to do just that.

Posted by: minorthread | July 29, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

LMAO...Had to wring the Gravy out his jersey

But here's a question that a caller to Lavar and Dukes asked: Could the other linemen have passed that test?

Now, those guys that attended the sessions didn't have to take the test. That ALONE shoulda made his fatazzz come in to camp.

And if they're punishing him or publicly humiliating him, then he brought that on himself.

The question now is: What's the outcome? Does he stay or go?

Whatever the decision, just do it quickly and let's get on with some actually FOOTBALL.

Posted by: kahlua87 | July 29, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Hey, to all you wise guys making cracks... YOU try doing that test without needing a bathroom break right after cleaning-out the Dunkin Donuts!

The powdered sugar from one of his chins kept going up his nose. I mean, that's gotta be tough!

Posted by: noslok | July 29, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

minorthread, well put. i was going to post the same, but you beat me to the punch.

Posted by: zatoichi77 | July 29, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Unless he is 100 percent committed to the Redskins, I say trade him. It looks like the Ravens could be a partner.

But if he is ready to give it his all and put the past behind him, I say, Amen brother, get on board, bust some tail, and we could have a great year!

But, which one is it? I'm looking for a good reporter to figure that one out.

Posted by: Gibbs4Pres | July 29, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Everybody please calm down! The Man will pass and he WILL make this team better! I also cannot wait to see what he has in store for the Cowpatties! Whip him into shape and watch out!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | July 29, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

there must have been an oxygen tent in the men's room, along with a AYCE buffet and a couple of strippers.

Posted by: lp_lodestar | July 29, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

So Gilbert Arenas and Albert Haynesworth, the 2 most controversial figures in D.C. sports, now both have achieved fame dropping a few pellets out of the chamber.

Posted by: randysbailin | July 29, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

PTI reported Haynesworth had to run three 300-yard "sprints" and he failed the last one. But other players only had to run two. So Shanahan gave an unfair test. How many other plays would have failed the third sprint? What's Shanahan's point? Haynesworth and others like him probably don't run 900 yards in a season. Shanahan needs to act like a man, instead of some jerk as if he was coaching high school. This is going to help mold a team? Will Shanahan require Haynesworth to kiss his ... tomorrow?

Posted by: interactingdc | July 29, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

come on yall, be fair. The guy had to run three 300 yard sprints under a certain time. THREE 300 YARD SPRINTS! For a guy that big to run that many sprints is hard, extremely hard. Hell, it's hard for a small guy lol. Don't jump all over the guy and don't read too much into it either. he'll probably pass the thing tomorrow, be working with the 1st team defense in about a week. Go on to have a pro bowl season.

Posted by: akknelle | July 30, 2010 1:21 AM | Report abuse

So apparently what happened, he was only supposed to run two, but after the first one he had to use the bathroom. Upon returning from his bathroom break, Shanny felt he had too much time in between his first and second sprint, and made him start from the top, meaning he had to run his first sprint again. So in essence he was only supposed to run two, but ended up having to do three. He failed the third. No biggie, he'll get it tomorrow.

Posted by: akknelle | July 30, 2010 1:26 AM | Report abuse

i'd like to see many of the idiots who are posting about this topic complete this test. it is an especially ridiculous test for a 6'6" 300+ lbs man. albert made his point by not reporting to supposedly "non-mandatory" (we all know they are) work-outs and then asking to be traded after he heard some of the stuff coming from redskin park and now shanahan is making his point. the strength coach is also an idiot. of course albert's legs are going to tire. again we're talking about a 300+ pounder who has played many years in the nfl at a high level. would you run an 800 meter runner every day at his maximum capacity and then when he doesn't finish in the allotted time put him on the treadmill? if i were albert i'd screw with them and not make the test. who loses more? the redskins do without the big man in the middle. shanny's an idiot if he's not done with this by saturday's practice. it will be evident that it's all about him winning against albert and not the redskins winning in the regular season. stay tuned.

Posted by: morris_lacrette | July 30, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

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