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Posted at 5:28 PM ET, 12/ 5/2010

Albert Haynesworth wanted to play

By Rick Maese

Albert Haynesworth said he was healthy enough to play in Sunday's 31-7 loss to the New York Giants and was surprised that Coach Mike Shanahan instead opted to deactivate the veteran defensive lineman

"I thought it was a do or die situation and that we needed to do everything to win," Haynesworth said.

Shanahan said Haynesworth's performance -- or lack thereof -- in practice last week contributed to his decision to sit the two-time All-Pro.

"Well, he didn't practice on Friday; he was sick," Shanahan said. "On Thursday, he didn't have one of his better practices and we weren't sure what the reason was. I'm guessing it's because he was sick -- because he didn't practice on Friday. Without practicing Friday and Thursday not having one of his better practices, we kept him inactive."

A team source said that last week Haynesworth missed at least one meeting and was late to at least one more. Haynesworth confirmed that he was late on Friday because he he was ill.

"I was sick, so I did show up a minute late," Haynesworth said. "I don't think that's a reason to sit out."

He was listed as questionable on the final injury report of the week due to an illness.

Haynesworth said he wasn't given any further explanation about being deactivated Sunday. Asked if he was upset by Shanahan's decision, he said: "It's whatever. If they choose to sit me, they choose to sit me. This is their organization. I'm just a piece."

By Rick Maese  | December 5, 2010; 5:28 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Mike Shanahan  
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Comments

Albert always want ot play, he just doesn't like to be in shape or practice.

Typical Redskin and why this team has no balls.

Get rid of all of them and put some people who do want ot play out there. Today was just embarrasing.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | December 5, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

You guys must be sharing the very last of the kool-aid from the bottom of the pitcher.

I drink that kool aid with those guys on the regular.

So whatever mud you sling on them hits me.

Why?: I'm a loyal redskin fan.

I'm not caught up in a loss to a team we rarely beat.

We knew the Giants were a supreior team to to say otherwise is foolish.

The feature very athletic front lines and drafted and added players in a very methodical manner.

Hopefully, Shanallen emulates this.

We finish the season against them at home: perhaps they'll be payback.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 5, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Albert Haynesworth wanted to play
By Rick Maese


Hey Rick--how 'bout interviewing the guys who did play?

I mean, what's new about Albert Haynesworth and his desires to be a great 'this' and a dominate 'that' levels of play which, during his redskin tenure, haven't been reached?

You might as well ponder if the sun will come up tomorrow.


Posted by: MistaMoe | December 5, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Redskins can only win with turnovers. They need a short field.

----Mypostisafake


If you're saying they should be in a Pop Warner league, i agree.

Posted by: TheCork | December 5, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

What makes the Skins the worst team in the NLF?
Well on top of the fact the NFL stats says we have the worst Defense in the league, ...

Posted by: JeanJak | December 5, 2010 5:10 PM

Stats don't say that at all, JanJak.

Look at these stats (before today's game):

Redskins 5-6 Points Allowed 262
Panthers 1-10 Points Allowed 276
Cardinals 3-8 Points Allowed 319
Broncos 3-8 Points Allowed 323

Look, the Redskins suck and their defense is bad. But there are other teams with worse records and weaker D's. You're blowing wind if you think they're the worst team in the league. The worst team in the league hasn't won five games, some of them against good teams. If we were the worst we'd have it made on draft day.

Posted by: beep-beep | December 5, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

There is no reason to interview the guys who did play either.

What are they going to say that we haven't heard for years and years?

"Oh we'll look at the film and see what we did wrong", or, "we need to do the things we need to do to right the ship, or get better"...blah, blah, blah

The same ole BS! Haynesworth needed to be on the field today.
The guys who played had their interview on the field today, their play or lack thereof.. said everything.

Posted by: 72Redskins | December 5, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan is using Haynesworth as the poison pill bargaining chip.. He knew he wouldnt win the Giants game and he used Alvbert as an out.
"I cant win, Danny, because you stuck me with Haynesworth and other Vinny baggage."

Shanahan is a manipulative personality. Just like pulling DMac a few weeks ago for Rex in the last 2 minutes of a losing effort.
But the Washington media will never call him out for risk of losing Access at Redskins Park.
Meanwhile, Elway gains more and more respect for his Superbowl wins as it is becoming apparent that Shanahan was more observer than coach and why Denver fired him.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | December 5, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

To follow up on beeps argument, I think I heard a stat during the game that purported that we had the worst D in the league. What is a defenses #1 goal? To prevent points from being scored. If there are other teams that give up more points than their D is worse...period. No one is arguing that we are a bad team. That's obvious to even a trained monkey (case in point see Corks post). Arguing how bad seems pointless.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 5, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

That solves it for me.

Rabach must be the world's greatest practice player.

I can't stand when a coach gets a pass because he won a SB 15yrs ago. This dude has made ALOT of mistakes this year with personnel, player interaction, etc but while I'm willing to see it out for the next couple of seasons with Shanny, somebody needs to whisper common sense in his ear from time to time.

You had the opportunity to trade Haynsworth but for some reason rather watch him sitting on the bench, you had the opportunity to pass on McNabb, and let the offense start from scratch like the defense is apparently doing, and you had the opportunity to tell yourself, "I'll make the transition to the 3-4 when I have more of those type of players available" instead of forcing it upon players who many fans even knew weren't suited for it.

Posted by: ga8085 | December 5, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Fag-a-han need to review that Eagles n Bear game tape again .. Obviosly he doesn't look at film to good .. I.E. Ligthensucker, Galloway ..

Posted by: NiqueThaG8 | December 5, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Competitive week in week out -- this was my most tempered expectation for the 2010 Washington Redskins -- and for the first part of the season, we were playing tough, win or lose.

Now...

We look absolutely gutless.

Blame it on injury if you please, but I dunno, and arguing whether or not the Redskins are in fact the very worst team in the NFL?

I'd rather talk about the 2011 draft and how we have too many holes to fill and not enough picks to fill them with.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | December 5, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Cartwright, Campbell, Betts, Torrence, Pierce, Devin Thomas..(got the Giants special teams game ball today) . oh and Brad Johnson...haha.

Now that Horton is irrelevant.. did Vinny find anyone?

Posted by: onanygivensunday | December 5, 2010 5:35 PM

Dude, you are an idiot. Cartwright is the same as he ever was. Betts was cut and resigned in the same year. He was only resigned cuz Bush was hurt. Campbell has been benched multiple times this year.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 5, 2010 5:41 PM |

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 5, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Shanahan would rather prove a point with Haynesworth rather than try to win football games.

Way to go Shanny, your doing a heckuva job!!

5-7, way to go!!

Posted by: 72Redskins | December 5, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Bring back Casserley so he can hire John Harbaugh. For once, Danny should meddle!

Posted by: shanteefamilee | December 5, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

He's a piece alright!

Posted by: FloridaCapsFan | December 5, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Cartwright, Campbell, Betts, Torrence, Pierce, Devin Thomas..(got the Giants special teams game ball today) . oh and Brad Johnson...haha.

Now that Horton is irrelevant.. did Vinny find anyone?

Posted by: onanygivensunday | December 5, 2010 5:35 PM

Dude, you are an idiot. Cartwright is the same as he ever was. Betts was cut and resigned in the same year. He was only resigned cuz Bush was hurt. Campbell has been benched multiple times this year.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 5, 2010 5:41 PM |

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 5, 2010 5:58 PM
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lighten up.. most of the post was/is in jest.. However,...its interesting when you compare Campbell's stats and DMac's stats.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | December 5, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Just curious, did the 'skins give out game balls today?

Posted by: FloridaCapsFan | December 5, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

"Way to go Shanny, your doing a heckuva job!!"

I get it with the coach getting the blame, but the players still have to play and these guys are just collecting a check. The Giants simply mauled them today. Jacobs ran over like 3 dudes on that first TD drive.

The whole roster needs purged, nothing else to talk about here. No heart, no balls, no nothing.

I'd rather have an expansion team at this point. Start over from scratch.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | December 5, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Albert wants, wants, wants. I don't side with Shanahan on everything; but on this I do. Shanny isn't here to simply coach a football team. He's here to change a culture of losing; and no one man is bigger than a culture. Shanny has dealt with players like this in the past and he has always been consistent. If Haynesworth wants to play, it's pretty simple... be in shape and follow the rules. Otherwise, sit out and don't cry.

Posted by: Matt252 | December 5, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

If Mr.Haslett is any kind of D-co-ordinator then this week he will gather his defense, get a tackling dummy and demonstrate the basics and fundamentals of tackling-

Just like you do with 6, 7, and 8yr olds. He should also emphasize the "wrapping up" part, HEAVILY!

Then they should engage in tackling drills.

The Bucs have a big powerful running back.

Kareem Moore should receive special attention in these endeavors.

Posted by: 72Redskins | December 5, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

lighten up.. most of the post was/is in jest.. However,...its interesting when you compare Campbell's stats and DMac's stats.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | December 5, 2010 6:07 PM

We weren't talking about comparing players to other players. We were talking about comparing player to themselves under different coaches. You threw Campbell in there, well he's had a lot of different coaches and he's always been the same. He makes some plays, he blows some plays. How can you say most of the post was in jest when you used it to answer a question? You mean some were an honest answer and some were sarcastic? Which were which? Let me guess, the ones you got called on were a joke and the ones that you weren't called on were legit right? I repeat...idiot.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 5, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

They gave out 6 game balls Fla. All to the Giants

Posted by: shanteefamilee | December 5, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

This ^

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | December 5, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

"Just curious, did the 'skins give out game balls today?"

No because they don't have any.

They are ball-less. :P

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | December 5, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

(dang - not even close. The "This ^" was for Matt2.)

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | December 5, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Dang, scamp, I know you use policing opinion on RI to blow off anger at the Skins, but jeez, lighten up, Francis. Have a drink, beat your dog, sumptin'.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | December 5, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Gotta go. We're awful...but what's new. Firing everyone and starting over just gets us what we've had for a long time now.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 5, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Hey if Haynesworth effed up, fine him, but dam he's the best Dlineman we have, don't keep him off the field.... if he's on the field we have a better chance to win.

Players get DUI's etc. and still are allowed to play. Being a couple a minutes late for whatever, or he doesn't have one of his best practices and you don't let the guy play?

Your hurting your team with this draconian over the top "I'm in charge" BS.

Posted by: 72Redskins | December 5, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

The simple truth, Skins fans, is that Mike Shanahan would rather lose a game - or, more precisely, seven out of twelve games - rather than take a hit to his enormous ego.

What's more important?? Having a chance to win at your last shot at the playoffs this year by having your best players on the field? Or making it clear to everyone in the locker room that you are boss and that yours is bigger than theirs? Successful coaches would likely choose the former. Coaches like Shanahan, who rose to fame on the back of a Hall of Fame QB back when Bill Clinton was president, and with those credentials, escape real scrutiny from the media, choose the later.

Posted by: CommonSenseDude | December 5, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

This franchise ain't going NOWHERE unless Snyder finally comes to the conclusion that he must blow everything up and start from scratch.

Basically what Tampa is doing right now, get rid of all the old geezers and become the youngest team in the league.

Unless he's willing to do that, it's gonna be the same old thing every year which is a team good enough to win 6, 7, 8 or maybe 9 games but NOT good enough to play in Jan. and Feb.

Posted by: joek443 | December 5, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

For those who love to pile on McNabb for the offense's woes, look at what's happened to the great Peyton Manning in Indy...he's already thrown 2 pick 6s to the Cowpies and he's thrown a whopping 10 INTs the last 3 weeks alone. Why? He's got no O-line, no ground game, and no healthy and/or skilled receivers to throw to except for Reggie Wayne.

Sound familiar?

Let's face it folks...2010 is over for us. Here's hoping we load up on talent in 2011, strike it rich in the draft with the high picks and some of the late round picks and move forward. Firing Shanahan and starting fresh is idiocy...consistency and continuity means staying the course, not kirking out and shifting gears when things don't go your way a couple weeks in a row. Can't have it both ways...

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 5, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

The simple truth, Skins fans, is that Mike Shanahan would rather lose a game - or, more precisely, seven out of twelve games - rather than take a hit to his enormous ego.

What's more important?? Having a chance to win at your last shot at the playoffs this year by having your best players on the field? Or making it clear to everyone in the locker room that you are boss and that yours is bigger than theirs? Successful coaches would likely choose the former. Coaches like Shanahan, who rose to fame on the back of a Hall of Fame QB back when Bill Clinton was president, and with those credentials, escape real scrutiny from the media, choose the later.

Posted by: CommonSenseDude | December 5, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

lighten up.. most of the post was/is in jest.. However,...its interesting when you compare Campbell's stats and DMac's stats.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | December 5, 2010 6:07 PM

We weren't talking about comparing players to other players. We were talking about comparing player to themselves under different coaches. You threw Campbell in there, well he's had a lot of different coaches and he's always been the same. He makes some plays, he blows some plays. How can you say most of the post was in jest when you used it to answer a question? You mean some were an honest answer and some were sarcastic? Which were which? Let me guess, the ones you got called on were a joke and the ones that you weren't called on were legit right? I repeat...idiot.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 5, 2010 6:13 PM
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You need to lighten up and get a life.. scampbell1975.. Its just a game and the players do not really care about you or the "Redskins". They are playing for the MONEY... not the uniform or the legacy.

Step outside, go for a walk, hug your children, your wife, or yourself.. ahhhhh.. get some perspective....

Posted by: onanygivensunday | December 5, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Actually, CommonS, I think a pretty good case could be made for the latter.

If you think this team had a chance to make the playoffs, you're a bit out of it.

(This coming from someone who is NOT a Shanahan fan.)

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | December 5, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

...says the man that makes a ridiculous argument and can't back it up. Later...

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 5, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Come on Colts, let's not give Dallas fans a reason to run thier mouths tommorow.

Dallas 27 - Indy 21

They have been silent since Thanksgiving lets keep it that way.

Posted by: 72Redskins | December 5, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

The simple truth, Skins fans, is that Mike Shanahan would rather lose games in the early part of his regime to establish a standard and find out who he can and can't depend on than try to load up for a run to the playoffs that was highly unlikely to begin with.

Posted by: CommonSenseDude | December 5, 2010 6:22 PM


There...fixed it for ya.

Love your handle...sorta like a 6'9" dude with the nickname Tiny...

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 5, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas says, "Hi."

shanahan is an idiot!

I've been telling it all season and ridiculed heavily for it.

We suck and we suck by design

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 5, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse


The simple truth, Skins fans, is that Mike Shanahan would rather lose a game - or, more precisely, seven out of twelve games - rather than take a hit to his enormous ego.

What's more important?? Having a chance to win at your last shot at the playoffs this year by having your best players on the field? Or making it clear to everyone in the locker room that you are boss and that yours is bigger than theirs? Successful coaches would likely choose the former. Coaches like Shanahan, who rose to fame on the back of a Hall of Fame QB back when Bill Clinton was president, and with those credentials, escape real scrutiny from the media, choose the later.

Posted by: CommonSenseDude | December 5, 2010 6:24 PM

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best effin post of the night, commonSense..

Shanny's insecurity needs to prove he is the alpha male to Snyder and the team by pulling a 100 million dollar investment off the field.
Ok.. Shanny you win.. now the team will REALLY respect you and your 5-7 record.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | December 5, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Here are the historical defensive rankings of the Washington Redskins as a team, going from today back until the 2000 season. They had bad years in 2006 and 2003, but, historically, have been a consistent top-ten defense for the rest of the entire decade, spanning across multiple coaches.

How in the world can the media talking heads simply blame this on "talent" and not on coaching? It's disengenous. I know you guys in the media want to protect your already-limited access to the team. However, this is a reflection of some poor coaching, no matter what else it is.

2010 (today) - 30th / 32
2009 - 10th / 32
2008 - 4th / 32
2007 - 8th / 32
2006 - 31st / 32
2005 - 9th / 32
2004 - 3rd / 32
2003 - 25th / 32
2002 - 5th / 32
2001 - 10th / 32
2000 - 4th / 32

(http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?archive=false&conference=null&role=OPP&offensiveStatisticCategory=null&defensiveStatisticCategory=TOTAL_YARDS&season=2000&seasonType=REG&tabSeq=2&qualified=true&Submit=Go)

Posted by: CommonSenseDude | December 5, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Commonsense,
Have to disagree with your assessment. The good teams do hold players accountable, that is why they are good teams. NE refused to give in to one of their best OL on a contract issue and traded Moss. Pitt traded an excellent WR for a 5th because of issues. I bet none of the players on these teams dog it or miss meetings. It is part of developing a winning attitude and culture. BTW can you think of any game in the last two years where the presence of AH made a difference?

Posted by: lifelongfan | December 5, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Not that I disagree with your greater point, lifelo, but Chicago, this year?

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | December 5, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas says, "Hi."


Actually, D Hagans is the one who spoke.

(Wasn't Hagan in our camp?)

Dude showed part of the reason why the redskin pass D blows--the corner Buchanan played well off him.

The skins' corners don't 'press' or 'jam' and give receivers way too much room to work at the snap.

Again: this isn't a 3-4 scheme issue, it's fundamental football, and not adhering to it made a camp causalty look like an All Pro.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 5, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas says, "Hi."

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 5, 2010 6:29 PM


To which I reply, "Who?"

Dude didn't catch a pass all day. He downed a punt. If that's worth a 2nd round pick, then YOU have a problem...

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 5, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

I'm watching a very good young Tampa BUCS team play right now.

We will have our hands full with them next week, too.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 5, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

You guys rippin Shanahan are right.... Why not let a guy disrespect the coaches, his teammates, and the organization on regular basis just do what he wants?? Why not play him?? That would be a great message to send to the rest of the team. The people writing these posts are the same retards who were callin for Zorn's head due to a lack of discipline on this team....Hilarious!

Posted by: skins91r | December 6, 2010 3:20 AM | Report abuse

We finish the season against them at home: perhaps they'll be payback.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 5, 2010 5:36 PM

Payback for what? Scoring?

Are you suggesting the Giants are angry they allowed us to post more points than turnovers? Because if THAT'S the case, I guess it's gonna make the Philly game look like a nail-biter.

Posted by: Thinker_ | December 6, 2010 3:33 AM | Report abuse


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Posted by: lisasiller | December 6, 2010 3:38 AM | Report abuse

Why not let a guy disrespect the coaches, his teammates, and the organization on regular basis just do what he wants??

Posted by: skins91r | December 6, 2010 3:20 AM |

Who?! Dan Snyder?!

I know. Why do we keep showing up?! What's next? Suing season ticket holders?! Old ladies, maybe?!

Sheesh. You'd think we'd have learned about him when he took a dump on the Cooke family and cut Brian Mitchell by game ONE, right?

Nope.

You sheep say you hate him, but you echo his every moronic notion:

Fire the kicker.

Bring in Deione.

Jeff Fking George.

James Washington.

Jason Taylor.

Brian Mitchell.

Lavar Arrington.

Here's one for ya: Ed Simmons. (O Line, morons.)

Another? No problem: Ray Brown. (SB rings with 49ers after the Danny showed up)

Ryan Clark.

Antonio Pierce.

Norv Turner (bad example?)

Brad Johnson (Again, SB victory after us.)

Name the O Linemen we drafted and took care of?

How about Jason Campbell? Sucks, right? So do YOU. Think about that, in your burgundy and yellow jersey, paying for watery beers in your concrete piggybank of a stadium that YOU didn't even conceive of.

Call yourself a "fan," Mr. Snyder? What fan would have cut B Mitch? NONE.

What kinda fan would have taken a dump on the Cooke family? NONE.

Liar.

And anybody who bought the press the last decade is a P of the S moron feces eater.

PS - Haynesworth is the problem, my ass. This team sucks from top to bottom to the fans, to the reporters, to their Bruce Smith cell-phone recycling to their Phillip Daniels posturing.

You can ALL just shove it! (And that's what Danny has been telling you all along, Sheeple. It's Jason Campbell, remember? It's Zorn. It's Brad Johnson. It's Champ Bailey. It sure isn't me. It's them. THEM, I tell you. They don't know the playbook and their after my money!!)

Here... Take another scoop of this bovine fecal matter. Like it, don't you?

Be sure to read about how this is all Albert Haynesworth's fault for being benched by the "coach" who taught John Elway how to go to the last TWO of his FIVE Super Bowl appearances.

You can't blame him. Only a genius would hire his genius son, right? I mean... wouldn't you? If you were confident in your abilities and your son was his own man and confident in his?

Wouldn't you?

Of course not. Because you're not a lying sack of worm testicles.

Whatever. Please make Danny suffer by buying even ONE less beer...

THAT'S IT!!!

That's how he makes more than everybody else!
He's got us depressed and drowning our sorrows in his high priced, watered-down "beer-water!"

That's how he's getting over. The worse the team, the more the fans drink... The more I make!

No WONDER Haynesworth watches games from his box. They're "The Smartest Guys In The Room."

And we certainly arent.

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Posted by: lisasiller | December 6, 2010 3:38 AM |

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Stick to the subject.

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Posted by: Thinker_ | December 6, 2010 3:54 AM | Report abuse

Dead?

Good.

Posted by: Thinker_ | December 6, 2010 3:58 AM | Report abuse

here is the problem between shanahan and haynesworth, as i see it sure haynesworth is strong enough to dominate but the bigger problem is that he wants to play the game when he wants to and it shoudn't he like that, and changing the roster is gonna take some time the onl question i have is that is shanahan gonna be here long enough to see and appreciate the upgrades he made on the roster from the offense to defense and if iam in his shoes i go back to 4-3 unless you can find some serious players that fit your scheme and if there is a lockout use that time to figure out what your complete needs are and how are you gonna go about getting it simple as that.

Posted by: rmnkevorkian | December 6, 2010 7:59 AM | Report abuse

Thinker_ said it best!

Posted by: delfranklin4 | December 6, 2010 8:07 AM | Report abuse

Keep Orakpo, Landry, and Williams but start over everywhere else ala Tampa Bay.

Posted by: dbuggs | December 6, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas says, "Hi."

shanahan is an idiot!

I've been telling it all season and ridiculed heavily for it.

We suck and we suck by design

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 5, 2010 6:29 PM
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

so a guy who was only motivated to play against the team that cut him makes shanny look like an "idiot"???

devin thomas refused to play coverage teams while he was with the skins!!!

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | December 6, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

"I thought it was a do or die situation and that we needed to do everything to win," Haynesworth said

Gee Albert, wouldn't that include getting your overpaid, overweight butt to practice?

Posted by: tigger0705 | December 6, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Doesn't it look like Dallas will have the
better Division record at the end of this
season than the Redskins will have? If we
go 3-3 in our Division, I'm hoping our 3rd
win will be against Dallas, hopefully that
will keep us at least number three and
ahead of Dallas.

Posted by: DeployedFan | December 6, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

reality has set in. This is the same 4-12 team from last year with only 1 starter from this years draft. We are fortunate we have B Banks but other than that what spark is there on the team. How many people are tired for seeking Orakpo no being able to get off blocks? Elite pass rushers get there no matter what. Everybody needs to step. IMO even Orakpo looks bad in this defense.

Posted by: hammer4 | December 6, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

So I get to work (in So. Cal.) this morning, and one of my co-workers says "Watched the game yesterday and thought about you. What's it like to be a masochist?"

Posted by: tmkelley | December 6, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth......You are a very good player. But you aren't in shape. You could be a great player. And you pissed off the new coach in preseason by not showing up for training camp when you took $71 mil and everybody else on the team was there at camp.

You wanted to spend time in bed with a stripper and workout with "your guy."

Shanahan knows that he has more than one year to turn this ship around. Cerrato is gone and the ship WILL be righted.

Rightly or wrongly, you are the fall guy. You will not be a Redskin next year. It's pretty clear.

Posted by: steven09 | December 6, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Let's declare "win-now" dead and commence with the rebuilding. Blow the thing up and start over. However, nothing about this past off-season gives me confidence about Shanny/Allen's roster building abilities.

Posted by: coparker5 | December 6, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Good post, Thinker.

I would have included Marty the Shot and Spurrier, but not Gibbs II, who could've predicted that.

Posted by: sillygatboy | December 6, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Good post, Thinker.

I would have included Marty the Shot and Spurrier, but not Gibbs II, who could've predicted that.

Posted by: sillygatboy | December 6, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Good post, Thinker.

I would have included Marty the Shot and Spurrier, but not Gibbs II, who could've predicted that.

Posted by: sillygatboy | December 6, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

I blame the coaching staff for the issues and I'm surprised more fans don't blame them as well. When Shanahan was signed, everyone was happy saying finally a coach that will coach to the teams strengths and he hasn't done that. The 3-4 isn't needed. Our 4-3 was just fine. Carter had 10+ sacks, Orakpo had 10+ sacks and Haynesworth had not even been unleashed yet. The we added another 350 lb takle. Our front 4 should have close to 30+ sacks this season. People cried about the need for turnovers not because our D was bad but because the offense was pathetic. Also the more sacks, the more pressure, the more opportunites for turnovers. Teach the LB's and DB's to catch or strip the ball and their where our turnovers, no need to change the scheme. Now we just suck and it's terrible. All we needed when Shanny and McNabb showed up was some good coaching, an o-line, and some recieving help. He brought in NO recieving help, NO o-line help and some how Haynesworth is the reason our season is lost. Get real! Shanny go home. I'd rather see an 18 year old Madden 11 guru coach our team now. Maybe, just maybe football would be fun in this city again.

Posted by: torch282 | December 6, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

"I'm just a piece." Yes Albert, you most certainly are. Also - for all you misguided faithful trying to say Shanny should have started him, the season was over before that nightmare of a contest began.

Am glad shanatan held to his guns and sat 92. He's not a redskin and does the b&g dishonor wearing our colors.

Quick rant - Get young. Scout better. Build the lines.

Not sure how many seasons of this I can take (though I've been saying the same thing about my wife for a while)

Posted by: bitterooter | December 6, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

"I'm just a piece." Yes Albert, you most certainly are. Also - for all you misguided faithful trying to say Shanny should have started him, the season was over before that nightmare of a contest began.

Am glad shanatan held to his guns and sat 92. He's not a redskin and does the b&g dishonor wearing our colors.

Quick rant - Get young. Scout better. Build the lines.

Not sure how many seasons of this I can take (though I've been saying the same thing about my wife for a while too)

Posted by: bitterooter | December 6, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

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