Albert Haynesworth not ready for O-line duty
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."
| November 21, 2010; 7:07 PM ET
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