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Posted at 7:07 PM ET, 11/21/2010

Albert Haynesworth not ready for O-line duty

By Rick Maese

How bad was the injury situation for Washington on Sunday? Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth said a coach jokingly approached him at one point and said, "Are you ready to play offensive line?"

"I said, 'If you think we had a problem with the 3-4, we'd have a real big problem with the O-line stuff," Haynesworth said with a chuckle following the Redskins' 19-16 overtime win over the Titans.

For Haynesworth, Sunday's game marked a homecoming to the state in which he played his college ball and began his professional career.

"To be honest, it felt really, really strange sitting on the visitor's sideline and looking at the guys warm up and the guys standing over there," Haynesworth said. "It was different, definitely. I didn't think it would be that different, but it was."

Haynesworth had a quiet afternoon, playing mostly on passing downs. He was one of 16 Redskins' defensive players to register a tackle against the Titans. His lone tackle was a big one, though.

It came on first down on the Titans' final drive of the second quarter. Haynesworth and Brian Orakpo caught Tennessee running back Chris Johnson in the backfield for a four-yard loss. The Titans failed to move the chains on the drive, and the Redskins got the ball back with enough time for a final push before the half ended.

"We needed to get back on track," Haynesworth said of the win. "Like I said last week, it feels good to back home and get a 'W' and boost our confidence. If you look at it, Tennessee is a great team. They play hard and they can be a contender in there. To come in here and get a victory is big."

By Rick Maese  | November 21, 2010; 7:07 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Posted by: westjr88 | November 21, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: fight4oldDC | November 21, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: fight4oldDC | November 21, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

VY for AH straight up next offseason. Get er done.

Posted by: TWISI | November 21, 2010 7:07 PM

We could probably get VY for nothing. He's due 12.5 mil next year and they're going to cut him. I'd like to trade 92 for a pick or two. Maybe a 3rd and 6th.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 21, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Yeah we can have Young back up McNabb or vice versa, so nobody can holler "racist" when they are benched.

Posted by: westjr88 | November 21, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

The outcome?: We can win this game, plain and simple.

Redskins 28

Titans 17

The storyline will be that the 'proud' veteran redskin team bounces back from the MNF beatdown to save face on the Volunteer State.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | November 21, 2010 6:58 AM

We do have to say that both McNabb and the entire offensive line played with pride today.

Seeing Heyer at guard and Montgomery at center wasn't as bad as we'd all thought it might be.

And carrying on to next week, the vikes too are an imploding team ripe for a victory.

6-5 is right around the corner, flaws and all.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | November 21, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

haynesworth, who else beeps

Posted by: hessone | November 21, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

use Haynesworth as a lead blocker on short and goal line situations.

Posted by: greenstheman | November 21, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Redskins Considered Turd Roll Offensive Play

Dateline: Nashville, TN

Offensive coaches were in near panic as the green icing placed over dirt that impersonated a football playing surface was claiming offensive lineman faster than D Hall could wiff a tackle.

"We were really desperate for a few minutes. Not only did we lose two lineman, but our spare tire, Lorenzo Alexander, went down. It was really a trying time," noted an unnamed Redskin source.

"We were starting to look around for a player on defense that wouldn't be missed if he played on offense, and we approached Albert Haynesworth about playing on the line. We knew it was a stretch - asking him to actually do something to help the team win - and to play a position that was outside of his narrow window of things he will do. We also knew that he couldn't play an entire drive because he'd be on the ground all tired and sweaty. But we had to try. Even if he alternated with another player, we'd at least have a body in there," the Redskin official noted.

There was a huddle of coaches and lineman (who were in uniform) trying to devise a play for Haynesworth since he wasn't going to play if he couldn't sack Donovan McNabb.

"We figured that since he often rolls on the ground, that we might have something as a lead blocker for a running play," noted this Redskin official. "Haynesworth would lineup behind McNabb and fake sacking him. Then Haynesworth, who would already be rolling at the quarterback's knees would have a head start to roll through the opening made by the other offensive lineman and would make an opening for the running back to go into the endzone."

Unfortunately the "Turd Roll" as the play was called by the Offensive Lineman in uniform, was replaced by an unfortunate handoff to Mike Sellers who went nowhere.

As if Paul Harvey had come back to tell this account, you now know the rest of the story.

Posted by: laserwizard | November 21, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Should have traded this guy for a 3rd or 4th round pick in Feb or March before Shany killed his trade value. I guess the problem with that though was the bonus. Well we should have paid the bonus and traded him in April then for a 3rd or 4th. It's a shame a guy with so much talent won't do the little things to help a team be good or great. Thanks Vinny! :(

Posted by: avbanig | November 22, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

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