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Haynesworth skips test, won't practice

Albert Haynesworth did not take his conditioning test Saturday morning and will miss his third day of practice. Haynesworth had run the sprinting drill for two straight days -- and failed in both attempts -- and is apparently resting his legs today.

He is expected to tackle the test again Sunday. Coaches had said Friday that Haynesworth would take his third crack at the test on Saturday morning, but coaches and team officials were apparently privy to the decision to wait until Sunday.

Haynesworth did make a brief appearance at practice, taking the field with a jersey but no helmet or pads. He stayed about 10 minutes, did not partake in any drills, but watched his fellow linemen and conferred with line coach Jacob Burney.
Though he's missed the team's first three practices, Haynesworth had worked with coaches on the far practice field following each practice.

Defensive end Phillip Daniels said Friday that the sprinting drill, which consists of two 300-yard shuttle runs, becomes increasingly difficult the more consecutive days a player attempts to run it. But Ray Wright, the Redskins' strength and conditioning coach, disputed that assertion.

"There's a pace you have to have, a certain tempo each 25 yards, and I expect him to pass it pretty soon," Wright said on Friday.

By Rick Maese  |  July 31, 2010; 8:14 AM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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fair enough... put him on the treadmill in the morning, then get him watching some of this in the afternoon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7B2VMCHXpA&feature=related

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 31, 2010 8:26 AM | Report abuse

Outstanding video... lol.

What's the end game if he fails tomorrow and/or never passes?

Posted by: bignasty91 | July 31, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

Is he still fat? I've seen pictures and he looks like he's actually a good size for a lineman.

Posted by: skinsfan360 | July 31, 2010 8:40 AM | Report abuse


What's the end game if he fails tomorrow and/or never passes?

Posted by: bignasty91

Give back the money, go find another team to distract. What a watse of oxygen.

gtown85, why don't you go run the test for him?

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Agreed, @hessone!

Posted by: delfranklin4 | July 31, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Dude don't work weekends...

Or weekdays...

Or any other day ending in "Y"

Posted by: Vic1 | July 31, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

The strange and recent morning earthquakes have stopped in the Washington metropolitan area. Scientists are still trying to explain the localized phenomena, they figure it will take about $100 million in research and grant money.

Posted by: Burrasta1 | July 31, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

I like what Shanny/Haslett are doing here. Nothing wrong with refusing to fudge on conditioning. When those 4th quarters start rolling in, we want players who aren't completely gassed. I hope Shan/Has make better conditioning a priority.

Posted by: chris_zz | July 31, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

From tweets from the practice today, Roydell Williams is having a good day at WR.

Posted by: TWISI | July 31, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

I'll be glad when this BS is over with. The 2010 training camp opens and the only thing we're hearing about is Haynesworth and this conditioning test. Is this all that is worth reporting about?

As far as the RB's, WR's, QB's etc. who's making plays? Who on the defense is showing something?

Coach has shown he's the boss, but is creating a distracting circus with this test, get over it and get AH on the field to prepare to help this team win some dam games. If he isn't in shape, he will be soon, your the BOSS, alright, now lets move on.

Posted by: 72Redskins | July 31, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

ok, enough is enough.. get him on the field alredy. This is tantamount to your woman cutting off your sack to penalize premture ejac.

Posted by: iubiquity | July 31, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Looks like Shanny has relented a bit. While AH is not working out with the team, he was on the practice field next to Ray Wright and Jacob Burney. Burney was explaining stuff to Haynesworth. Russellmania09 says it looks like Haynesworth will work out after practice ends again.

Posted by: TWISI | July 31, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Rich_Campbell

My final and unofficial count on Gano: 16 for 17 from 37 yards; 3 for 3 from 40y

1 minute ago via twidroid

Posted by: TWISI | July 31, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

What a whuss. Give me a break, Albert.

This guy should have attempted it twice on Thursday and Friday. Once in the morning and one more time in the afternoon/evening. Now skipping it on Saturday...what a big tub of goo.

Posted by: redskinbo | July 31, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

ok, enough is enough.. get him on the field alredy. This is tantamount to your woman cutting off your sack to penalize premture ejac.

Posted by: iubiquity | July 31, 2010 9:37 AM

Not happening until he passes the test. The coach this year is Shanahan, not Zorn.

Posted by: beep-beep | July 31, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Shanny is a petty S*B. He has now made Fat Albert a distraction and demonstrated his leadership ability to the team. Shanny should have been out there running with Fat Albert to encourage him. You going to let 70yo man wearing Depends beat you. Come on. If I can do it so can you.

So the team found out that their head coach is a petty petulent b*tch. I am sure they will want to bust their collective butts for this pr*ck.

What makes the great coaches great is their leadership and communciation skills!
Obviously Hsanny forgot everything he knew about these two subjects in his time awy from the game.

Posted by: sheepherder | July 31, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

redskinsblog

DHall steps in front of a McNabb pass for Cooley, takes it back for 6. Fletcher blocks Portis to the ground.

less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

Posted by: TWISI | July 31, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

So much for not being a distraction! To make sure Haynesworth is in shape into December/January/February stretch, Shanahan should have Haynesworth pass this drill every week. AH's conditioning would be scary!

On other notes/news...what's the feeling on RI about Dez Bryant's high ankle sprain that'll keep him sidelined at least 6 weeks? Week 1 may be one step closer to a win for the Skins!

I'll repeat my assessment from an earlier board, Kelly is SO toast. Even if we don't pick up VJ, it seems like some good WR competition is already in camp. Kelly's battling current injury, a history of injuries, a history of perceived bad route running by ZORN of all people, and a current coaching staff/front office that have absolutely nothing vested into his success. He's just got to many obstacles to overcome. Look for him to be cut well before the Sept 5 deadline.

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | July 31, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

OMG, what will we talk about all day?!

Posted by: harbirsingh | July 31, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Rich_Campbell

My final and That sounds good. Thanks for that info, TWISI

Posted by: frediefritz | July 31, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

No big deal, he'll be practicing sometime next week. Great video Moo.

Posted by: wireman65 | July 31, 2010 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Rich_Campbell

My final and That sounds good. Thanks for that info, TWISI

Posted by: frediefritz | July 31, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

That was a reference to Gano's numbers.

Posted by: frediefritz | July 31, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

RedskinsDotCom

Clinton Portis cuts outside and escapes Brian Orakpo on a long run to the left. Portis showing good speed, elusiveness during camp.

2 minutes ago via web

Posted by: TWISI | July 31, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

On other notes/news...what's the feeling on RI about Dez Bryant's high ankle sprain that'll keep him sidelined at least 6 weeks? Week 1 may be one step closer to a win for the Skins!

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | July 31, 2010 9:52 AM

as much as I hate to say it, the 'girls are deep enough at WR that this isn't a big deal for them... it definitely sets back Bryant's development, but Jerry's refusal to trade Crayton is looking pretty smart right now.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 31, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: sheepherder | July 31, 2010 9:46 AM

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I don't know what you're babbling about. Shanny did the same thing in Denver. Do you want a real coach and a real disciplined team or not?

This was all Haynesworth's doing, not Shanahan's. Stop your SJKing. You must be one of those people that petition to have convicted murderers' sentences reduced to a slap on the wrist, too, huh? (Please, God...no comments on me comparing AH to a murderer....not at all what I'm saying)

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | July 31, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Reading the twitter pages, it seems that on play the offense makes a play, on the next the defense does. Seems like much better competition so far this year.

Posted by: TWISI | July 31, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

"But Ray Wright, the Redskins' strength and conditioning coach, disputed that assertion."

Yeah, come on, it's not like he's running intervals. Doesn't he get Sunday to recover anyway? If the local Fox reporter (XX, even) can nearly make it, Haynesworth should be gunning to give it another go.

This is not a good sign for AH + MS.

Posted by: WorstSeat | July 31, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

The only thing we're hearing about training camp is from people there tweeting etc. everything else is just about Haynesworth and this test.

Who is standing out on special teams, punt and kick returns?

Get AH on the field let him practice and learn this new system, he's already behind. During practice he'll get in shape if it's felt he isn't already in shape. We all know your the boss, AH included, this team has had enough stupidity, distractions, and circus BS, lets move on and prepare to improve on the 4-12 record from last year.

Posted by: 72Redskins | July 31, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

twisi, thanks for the updates... any word on who is lining up at WR with the first team?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 31, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

How is Shanahan being petty...this muthafuggah didn't come to ANY mandatory off season activities and everyone else came at least 50% of the time.

Posted by: rickyroge | July 31, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Moo

Not sure, but it seemed to be Moss and Roydell today.

Posted by: TWISI | July 31, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

72 Redskins...why should Shanahan give Haynesworth a pass?

Haynesworth is behind because he chose to be behind. No one else on this team is behind.

Posted by: rickyroge | July 31, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

72 Redskins...why should Shanahan give Haynesworth a pass?

Haynesworth is behind because he chose to be behind. No one else on this team is behind.

Posted by: rickyroge | July 31, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: TWISI | July 31, 2010 10:18 AM

will be interesting to see what Roydell Williams does... we haven't been talking about him much up here.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 31, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

What's the end game if he fails tomorrow and/or never passes?

Posted by: bignasty91

Give back the money, go find another team to distract. What a watse of oxygen.

gtown85, why don't you go run the test for him?

Posted by: hessone

The end game is they cut him. He'll never owe them a cent as long as he's putting in the effort to pass a conditioning test that nobody else passed. It's his fault that he's going through this though. I personally think Shanahan is playing right into Haynesworth's hands.

Posted by: ArmChairQB | July 31, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Prediction: He fails the test tomorrow and then leaves camp demanding a trade.

If true, I must be given credit; if false, never mind.

Posted by: SteveMG | July 31, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Prediction: He passes tomorrow and we all live happily ever after. If true, never mind, if false tar and feather me.

Posted by: wireman65 | July 31, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Will someone, please, give a detailed explanation of what a "high ankle sprain" is. Thank you.

Posted by: MrChili | July 31, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

He's not giving him a pass, he made his fat azz run and sweat, he made his symbolic point.

Yes he is behind because of his choosing, but that is water under the bridge now.

Get the guy on the field so he can learn what he needs to do in this defense.

It's my opinion that this is now detrimental to the team because AH is not practicing in this new system, time is wasted on this stupid test.

What's more important, proving a point or putting this guy on the field to get in position to help this team win games?

Stop ego tripping! We all see and know your not a incompetent amatuer softie like the previous head coach.

Posted by: 72Redskins | July 31, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

As far as Dez Bryant or anything related to the Cowbeeches who gives a flying fart.
I don't care anything about them.

Posted by: 72Redskins | July 31, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: 72Redskins | July 31, 2010 10:42 AM

other than the fact that we play them at least twice per year?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 31, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

The AH apologists really crack me up, you do remember last season when he would get winded on 3rd and 2 plays and have to come out right? He was in obvious poor condition, and then did his own thing this summer while the rest of the TEAM put in the time....now he should get special treatment??

You do remember how he took like 20 million and then decided to not come to work right?

You do remember when he dismissed the defensive scheme without even knowing it right?

You do remember the dude is being sued by about everyone he has come in contact with right?

A big fat hearty sweat F Haynesworth, was a gigantic mistake to sign him and he has proven it everyday since....I am ready to suit up with the cate we have like Gholston and Lo Alexander who are lunch pail cats and work their azz off.

Last time I checked we had a higher ranked defense WITHOUT AH....

You go Shanny

Posted by: chrislarry | July 31, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Coach has AH #. If AH is out of shape, he could hurt himself and be out for the season. Pay for doing nothing. Is it possible that is what AH was shooting for?? Pay for doing nothing???

Danny Boy sure was a good judge of CHARACTER!!!!

Posted by: doughboy96 | July 31, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Toughen up '72. It's a new era. He's the highest played player on the team and he refused to put the work in with the rest of his teammates. Now he's paying for it. Letting him "get away with it" or making special allowances for him or any other player is why our team has sucked for a decade.

Posted by: mack1 | July 31, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

You do remember when he dismissed the defensive scheme without even knowing it right?

Posted by: chrislarry | July 31, 2010 10:46 AM

also remember how he b!tched about Blache's 4-3 scheme? just sayin'

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 31, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Good point moo

Posted by: chrislarry | July 31, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse


Not happening until he passes the test. The coach this year is Shanahan, not Zorn.

Posted by: beep-beep

co-sign

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

But he is tired of the BS. We should feel sorry for him.

Resting his legs after 2 days. This dude is a piece of work. He better bring it on Sundays once the seaosn starts.

Posted by: Rahtard | July 31, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Seems Colt was last up at QB today. No probs Cult of Colt, it's still early.

RedskinsDotCom

#Redskins practice is going long again. Coming up on 2.5 hours.

4 minutes ago via web

RedskinsDotCom

Colt Brennan getting a set of reps here. Misses TE Logan Paulsen, then connects with RB Willie Parker.


half a minute ago via web

Posted by: TWISI | July 31, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

I swear the AH apologists sound like drug addicts making excuses on Intervention.

Out of shape, overpaid babies have brought down this once proud team.

Give me 53 Lorenzo Alexanders and London Fletchers.

It may hurt, but it's best for the team.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 31, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

72 Skins...

You're missing the entire point...even if AH knows the defense, if he can't stay on the field like he couldn't last year, he can't help the TEAM.

Posted by: rickyroge | July 31, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Fat Albert's personal trainer should be embarrassed, if he actually has a personal trainer. Sure, the reports say he lost 30 lbs, but what if all he did was get liposuction? That'll bring his weight down, but there's no conditioning involved. Until he can prove his conditioning is at an acceptable level, which all the other players have shown the staff during summer OTA's, he should be held out of practice. We don't want another Kory Stringer accident to happen.

Posted by: unquiltom | July 31, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse


ok, enough is enough.. get him on the field alredy. This is tantamount to your woman cutting off your sack to penalize premture ejac.

Posted by: iubiquity | July 31, 2010 9:37 AM

Not happening until he passes the test. The coach this year is Shanahan, not Zorn.

Posted by: beep-beep

Fine, but don't you think it more important that your best DT learn the defense now instead being used as an example?

Posted by: iubiquity | July 31, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse


@72Redskins

It's my opinion that this is now detrimental to the team because AH is not practicing in this new system, time is wasted on this stupid test.

One person is not detrimental to a TEAM.

TEAM-TEAM-TEAM-TEAM, NOT INDIVISUAL!

What is it that Haynesworth apologist don't understand. If we're talking men here, than the rest of the TEAM will understand and watch patiently, while the immature AH learns his lesson and becomes a man, thus, part of the team.

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse


You go Shanny

Posted by: chrislarry | July 31, 2010 10:46 AM

co-sign to the max !

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse


Fine, but don't you think it more important that your best DT learn the defense now instead being used as an example?

Posted by: iubiquity | July 31, 2010 11:07 AM

Doesn't your best DT need to be in shape to be your best DT. Think about what you're saying here.

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

One person is not detrimental to a TEAM.

TEAM-TEAM-TEAM-TEAM, NOT INDIVISUAL!

What is it that Haynesworth apologist don't understand. If we're talking men here, than the rest of the TEAM will understand and watch patiently, while the immature AH learns his lesson and becomes a man, thus, part of the team.


Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

co-sign hess

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 31, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

@big nasty 91
great point. there is no end game. the end game is if he keeps failing which he will, some coach is going to say, you passed. no reporter will see the clock. this is an exercise in humiliation. but yo coach Mike, Fat Al has the loot; he has already won. you can make me eat dog food for $21 million. i don't care which is what Fat Al said yesterday.

Posted by: isometruman1 | July 31, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse


Haynesworth won't run the test because his legs need a rest? Oh the plot sickens! Meanwhile, his teammates, who didn't pass a conditioning test, but were "eyeballed" and thought to be "in shape", toil in the hot sun.

Shanahan is a complete and utter idiot, unwittingly perpetuating the special treatment of Haynesworth! Haynesworth now unequivocally has an easier go of it than everyobody else who's out on the field. An undisputable truth!

I don't want to say I told you so, but....

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

I'm 37, 6'3 and 240lbs. I haven't worked out in years and my only cardio is bathing and putting to bed my 4 and 2 year old son/daughter. I went down to our local high school football field and ran the first shuttle (6x25 yard sprints) in 65 seconds. I took a 3 minute break and ran the second set in 69 seconds!!!

Can someone please give me $21M!?!?!

Posted by: bussman24 | July 31, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

It reminds me of Full Metal Jacket, when the drill sergeant makes the fat private eat donuts, while the rest of the soldiers have to work out.

It's not as physically demanding, but humiliating all the same.

I LOVE IT.

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 31, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

@hessone,

One person is not detrimental to a team? Oh really?

I have long suspected you weren't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but that proclamation seals it!

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Will someone, please, give a detailed explanation of what a "high ankle sprain" is. Thank you.

Posted by: MrChili | July 31, 2010 10:32 AM


It's when you sprain your ankle, because you were doing something stupid, because you'd been doing drugs.

So don't do drugs.

Posted by: freakzilla | July 31, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse


I don't want to say I told you so, but....

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 11:19 AM

Then do us all a favor, go away.

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Fine, but don't you think it more important that your best DT learn the defense now instead being used as an example?

Posted by: iubiquity | July 31, 2010 11:07 AM |

No, I think it's more important that everybody remotely associated with this team understand that the BS of the last decade+ is no longer tolerable. This team ain't the gravy train anymore. You come here, you be ready to play. I think that is far more important than giving in to one prima donna that thinks he is above the team. Let's be real here, Albert's position isn't the hardest one on the field to learn. Get the QB from whichever position you line up at. If they run, grab the guy with the ball.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 31, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Oh, the "sprinting" test? 70 seconds for 300 yards is almost a seven minute mile pace. The second run, after a three and half minute rest, is even slower.

Very many middle aged recreational runners at a local race can run faster than this for a 10K (6.2 mile) run.

Granted, Haynesworth is over 300 lb. However, let's not forget that he missed a huge number of plays last year from simply being too fatigued to continue and having to come out of the game. And was paid what, $750,000 a game just for last year's games? He was well known in the league for his poor conditioning before the Redskins signed his $100 million contract.

Posted by: dcc1968 | July 31, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

gtown, it boils down to three words:

Actions. Have. Consequences.


The deal was, if you were present at at least 50% of the offseason workouts, you didn't have to take the conditioning test, because the coaches could see with their own eyes that you were training.

If you were present at less than 50% of the workouts, you would have to prove that you'd been training by passing a conditioning test.

Those were the rules, and everybody knew them. Everyone but Haynesworth chose to attend over 50% of the workouts. Haynesworth chose to attend 0% of the workouts.

Hayensworth took the opposite route from the rest of the team, and in doing so voluntarily singled himself out to have to pass the conditioning test.

Seriously, what is so difficult about this?

Posted by: freakzilla | July 31, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Who is this gtown retard? Honestly, is anyone really that stupid?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 31, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

I don't want to say I told you so, but....

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 11:19 AM

Then do us all a favor, go away.

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 11:31 AM

How sweet.

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Fine, but don't you think it more important that your best DT learn the defense now instead being used as an example?

Posted by: iubiquity | July 31, 2010 11:07 AM |

LOL! Most important thing was that he learn the defense with the rest of the team this summer, but he wasn't willing to show up. He isn't the best DT anymore, and anyway we don't have DT's in the 3-4. He's got to work his way off the scout team now.

Posted by: beep-beep | July 31, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone know if there is any way to watch the first preseason game?

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 31, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Who is this gtown retard? Honestly, is anyone really that stupid?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 31, 2010 11:41 AM


Stupid, but just barely smart enough to know that AH, the one we all know and hate/love, is getting over on Shanahan! Guys have been known to retire to avoid training camp and Haynesworth only has to dog the "test" (that nobody else has passed, btw) to avoid the rigors of training camp. A simple concept that many of us could see a mile away, but the dullards can't grasp for the life of them. Wouldn't you rather see him being worked hard with the 4th string D-Line at nose tackle?

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Gtown you really are clueless. You can't see the forest for the trees. Simple logic evades you so I'm not going to bother trying to explain it to you. You just don't get it.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 31, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Moo. Love that video. At this point I'd rather have Richard Simmons out there practicing than AH. What is he 65-70 now? Still better shape than Big Al.

Posted by: Nemo4 | July 31, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

"Posted by: freakzilla | July 31, 2010 11:36 AM"

Actions do have consequences and we are witnessing them. Haynesworth has the day off. His teammates don't. Clear enough?

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 31, 2010 11:48 AM
Should be televised in the DMV area and Hampton Roads. I know you're on the left coast, check NFLN. Might have a re-play at worst.

Posted by: wireman65 | July 31, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Only a complete blithering idiot would think it's preferrable to be running cardio on the sidelines rather than working with your team. Obviously never played a sport in your life and are a lazy retard.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 31, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Since we're not going to get any real training camp news or updates here at least Redskins.com has some reports:

http://www.redskins.com/gen/articles/Practice_Report__Training_Camp_Continues_On_Day_3_133471.jsp

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 31, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Actions do have consequences and we are witnessing them. Haynesworth has the day off. His teammates don't. Clear enough?

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 11:56 AM

Yeah, yeah. While his teammates have to gut it out today, he's posting on a blog under the name of gtown85. What a life, AH! You the man!

Posted by: beep-beep | July 31, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Gtown you really are clueless. You can't see the forest for the trees. Simple logic evades you so I'm not going to bother trying to explain it to you. You just don't get it.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 31, 2010 11:53 AM

I get it all too well. If this continues much longer, you will too. I think.

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Only a complete blithering idiot would think it's preferrable to be running cardio on the sidelines rather than working with your team. Obviously never played a sport in your life and are a lazy retard.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 31, 2010 11:57 AM


Take a minute and think. Okay.

Most of the people on the board think that AH is fat, lazy SOB who got paid and doesn't want to be here. Let that sink in. Still think it's foolish to suggest that he might not be upset about "resting his legs" while his teammates work their a$$es off?

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Gotta love the annual Redskins soap opera / sitcom...Redskins are the laughingstock of the NFL, perpetual owners of the NFC-East Cellar...worth every penny of NFL Sunday Ticket just to watch these losers embarrass their fans again.

Go Cowboys!

Posted by: JCM-51 | July 31, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Gotta love the annual Redskins soap opera / sitcom...Redskins are the laughingstock of the NFL, perpetual owners of the NFC-East Cellar...worth every penny of NFL Sunday Ticket just to watch these losers embarrass their fans again.

Go Cowboys!

Posted by: JCM-51 | July 31, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Gotta love the annual Redskins soap opera / sitcom...Redskins are the laughingstock of the NFL, perpetual owners of the NFC-East Cellar...worth every penny of NFL Sunday Ticket just to watch these losers embarrass their fans again.

Go Cowboys!

Posted by: JCM-51 | July 31, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Gotta love the annual Redskins soap opera / sitcom...Redskins are the laughingstock of the NFL, perpetual owners of the NFC-East Cellar...worth every penny of NFL Sunday Ticket just to watch these losers embarrass their fans again.

Go Cowboys!

Posted by: JCM-51 | July 31, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

wouldn't it be nice to know...does anyone, other than coaches, talk to Albert? Has any player approached him? who does he room with? is he staying with the team, or is he renting a motel? who does he eat with? does he eat with the team? how about after meals...does he 'hang' with anyone?

Posted by: scmonty1 | July 31, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, yeah. While his teammates have to gut it out today, he's posting on a blog under the name of gtown85. What a life, AH! You the man!

Posted by: beep-beep | July 31, 2010 11:58 A

Lol! Why I oughtta....

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Fine, but don't you think it more important that your best DT learn the defense now instead being used as an example?

Posted by: iubiquity | July 31, 2010 11:07 AM
I'm in no way convinced that Fat Albert is as good of a DT is people give him credit for. In Tennesee, He was allowed to play selfish me-first football. I'm guessing that there are many DTs who culd put up bigger numbers than Fat Albert if they were allowed to play that way. When Fat Albert was forced to play structured team defense last year, his stats were quite average.

People say that Fat Albert's presence improves the stats of the players around him, and try to use Carter and Orakpo's sack numbers last year as evidence of this. This is also a myth. Fat Albert missed four games or 25% of the season last year. Carter had 27% of his sacks and Orakpo had 36% of his sacks in those four games. They actually did BETTER in sacks when Albert was not even playing in the game. This doesn't even take into account any sacks that that may have had in other games on downs that albert wasn't on the field. (you'd have to do a lot of reaserch to figure that out.)

Posted by: kaasmaster | July 31, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | July 31, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse


@hessone,

One person is not detrimental to a team? Oh really?

I have long suspected you weren't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but that proclamation seals it!

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 11:24 AM


What's a knife have to do with being in shape, moron ?

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 31, 2010 11:48 AM

Let's not give JR and the RI crew any goofy ideas. I'd rather hear about who's returning punts, making acrobatic receptions and making pancake blocks, you know football stuff.

Posted by: wireman65 | July 31, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Snyder's fat buffoon is making Baltimore closer and closer to Virginia. Both Dan and Albert are lining their pockets with money while the fans suffer. Time for the post to get more Ravens coverage.

Posted by: jercha | July 31, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Great, now we got 2 trolls. Hey gtown, go ask your mommy for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and get the SJK outta here. You don't know what you're talking about. ITA little boy, ITA.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 31, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

What's with this "making an example" BS? I thought every player had to pass this test, and everyone else did so during the OTA's that Albert blew off. AH is making his own example, leave the coach out of it.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | July 31, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse


Who is this gtown retard? Honestly, is anyone really that stupid?

Posted by: scampbell1975

This moron spent all day yesterday trying to prove his weak points. I think ignoring this moron is now in order.

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Woops, that was responing to:
Posted by: scmonty1 | July 31, 2010 12:03 PM

Sorry IH8

Posted by: wireman65 | July 31, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse


gtown85 = iubiquity

iubiquity = gtown85

moron = moron

It's all the same.

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

I'm 37, 6'3 and 240lbs. I haven't worked out in years and my only cardio is bathing and putting to bed my 4 and 2 year old son/daughter. I went down to our local high school football field and ran the first shuttle (6x25 yard sprints) in 65 seconds. I took a 3 minute break and ran the second set in 69 seconds!!!

Can someone please give me $21M!?!?!

Posted by: bussman24 | July 31, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Unfortunately it's 6 x 25 yards back and forth (50 yards on each round), but your field testing is admirable.

Posted by: randysbailin | July 31, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Great, now we got 2 trolls. Hey gtown, go ask your mommy for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and get the SJK outta here. You don't know what you're talking about. ITA little boy, ITA.

Posted by: scampbell1975


I've had far more positive things to say about Shanahan than negative. I just disagree with his handling of Haynesworth and the impact it has on the rest of the team. Shanahan didn't ask for the AH controversy and I completely understand that. However, it is my OPINION (we all have them) that he is playing into AH's hands and perpetuating the soap opera. If that makes me a troll, so be it.

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse


Take a minute and think. Okay.

Most of the people on the board think that AH is fat, lazy SOB who got paid and doesn't want to be here. Let that sink in. Still think it's foolish to suggest that he might not be upset about "resting his legs" while his teammates work their a$$es off?

Posted by: gtown85

No, but you are you moron.

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

JCM-51 you may want to shut your piehole and read this:

http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/news/story?id=5424332

Posted by: elfreako | July 31, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse


Lol! Why I oughtta....

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 12:06 PM

.......give it up !

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

scamp- ITA, my friend..

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 31, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Listen up you great big fat POS. Get in shape. Do your job. And finally be a MAN!

Posted by: octobertea | July 31, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

hessone = disheartened

Buck up, guy. This might all turn out just fine. Wouldn't be surprised if Haynesworth crawls the whole duration of the conditioning "test" and still miraculously passes. Shanahan is going to whisper into the timer's ear to make sure of it!

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

So...when Trent Williams signs, are they gonna make him run the same test? And if he fails, will they hold him out until he passes?

This is getting pathetic. All they do is b!tch about how Albert was missing out on learning the new D, and when he finally does show up, they won't let him practice.


My biggest apprehension about Shanny was that he was an arrogant SOB. I had hoped that getting bounced out of Denver would make him more aware of this obvious flaw. I guess not.

They are biting off their nose to spite their face.

Posted by: lemming | July 31, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Why do i get the feeling that while other reporters actually watch practice, that jreid and his crew sit around the media room eating hotdogs and tater tots, and then just ask Shanny AH questions after practice?

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | July 31, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Snyder's fat buffoon is making Baltimore closer and closer to Virginia. Both Dan and Albert are lining their pockets with money while the fans suffer. Time for the post to get more Ravens coverage.

Posted by: jercha | July 31, 2010 12:15 PM

baltimoresun.com- they provide excellent cov on the Terps and the O's. Not sure about the Ravens, but I'm positive it's better than Wapo's.

Please switch your allegiance to the Ravens and then you'll have no reason to be here.

Thanks in advance.

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 31, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

He Albert a homosexual? I think that I've heard that somewhere....

Posted by: Special_One40 | July 31, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

"Posted by: lemming | July 31, 2010 12:33 PM"

Careful, lest you be called a troll for pointing out the obvious.

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Dump this HUMP!!!!!!

Posted by: Jimbo77 | July 31, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: lemming | July 31, 2010 12:33 PM

Trent signed yesterday and was present for OTAs. There was one guy not present for OTAs and he has to pass a conditioning test to participate.

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 31, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

All of you who follow the Redskins are losers. Those players are making millions on your back. I will not be apart of the BS.

Posted by: Special_One40 | July 31, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Man, for a decade we're all complaining about high-priced free agent busts, me-first divas, lax coaching, no accountability. On the 3rd frickin' day of training camp when somebody makes a common sense move to recreate the culture that surrounds the team some people can't understand that what we've dreamed of for years is finally here.
What would've happened with Haynesworth every other year this past decade? He would've been molly-coddled and cajoled back to camp by coaches too afraid of upsetting the Danny Boy apple cart to stand up to a player. Meet the new boss. Not the same as the old boss. Do you think any other player is going to miss required activities from this point forward in the years to come?

Posted by: minorthread | July 31, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

gt85... must work for the state dept... which explains his mamby pamby morally relativistic view of redskins nation.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | July 31, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

At some point, Shanny will have to make a decision whether to have Haynesworth on the team this year. If the guy isn't able to pass the conditioning test by early next week, there's no reason to think it will ever happen. It's already a distraction and Shanahan has shown he's the boss. Make Fat Albert do extra conditioning work before or after practice, but let's move on with training camp.

Posted by: wizfan89 | July 31, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

In my next life, i want to come back as a bottle of smart water so i can be jen's workout partner. Still not sure wtf bp was thinking... rolling with billy bob's seconds and being forced to collect international kids.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | July 31, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse


"The key thing is you ask yourself, 'Are we pushing him too hard; does it happen at the end of practice when the players are tired?' " said Jones, who added, "We all know now when you get a little tired you can get injured."

To bad AH isn't a Cowpie. Jones could suck up to AH, and AH could take his money.

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

The calamitous way this Haynesworth offseason has gone may best be summarized by this video. The Shuttle Run starts at the :50sec mark...
http://vidbunker.com/benny_hill_ending_credits_chase

Posted by: Club320 | July 31, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: minorthread | July 31, 2010 12:41 PM

So you are saying Joe Gibbs was a molly-coddling cajoler? He got on a plane and begged Riggo to come back and all Riggo did was lead the Skins to their first SB win ever.

There is a difference between making a point and letting your arrogance get the better of you. They have made their point, now lets play football.

Posted by: lemming | July 31, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

"At some point, Shanny will have to make a decision whether to have Haynesworth on the team this year. If the guy isn't able to pass the conditioning test by early next week, there's no reason to think it will ever happen. It's already a distraction and Shanahan has shown he's the boss. Make Fat Albert do extra conditioning work before or after practice, but let's move on with training camp.Posted by: wizfan89"

Moving on is what they've done, and without Albert. The veteran players had already made their feelings known, and the consensus wasn't pro-Haynesworth. That takes the issue of a distraction effectively off the table.

He's not cutting Haynesworth. He's trying to get him in decent condition, maybe for the first time in years.

Posted by: Samson151 | July 31, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

I find it interesting that so many are willing to ignore widely available facts and then make pronouncements that logically discard those facts.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | July 31, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

moooooooove along... new thread on AH "injury"

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 31, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

minorthread-

Seems to me there is only one player who is "Out of Step". "In My Eyes" the "Salad Days" are over.

Two of my favotite bands were from DC, Minor Threat and Fugazi both featuring Ian MacKaye.

Until AH passes the test, he'll be sitting in the "Waiting Room".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGJFWirQ3ks


Posted by: Diesel44 | July 31, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse


Buck up, guy. This might all turn out just fine. Wouldn't be surprised if Haynesworth crawls the whole duration of the conditioning "test" and still miraculously passes. Shanahan is going to whisper into the timer's ear to make sure of it!

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 12:31 PM

And you have a crystal ball

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

gt85... must work for the state dept... which explains his mamby pamby morally relativistic view of redskins nation.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | July 31, 2010 12:42 PM

You must be ousted cult member which explains your apparently fervent desire to worship someone, anyone, even when that someone makes a decision that evokes genuine disagreement. Do not deify Shanahan. He is human.

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Coach has shown he's the boss, but is creating a distracting circus with this test, get over it and get AH on the field to prepare to help this team win some dam games. If he isn't in shape, he will be soon, your the BOSS, alright, now lets move on.

Posted by: 72Redskins | July 31, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

The COACH didn 't take a $32 million payout then skip all "voluntary" and mandatory practices. The COACH didn't boycott organized conditioning training at Redskin park the last few months. The COACH didn't whine and complain about a position switch. The COACH didn't fail to learn his new position over the last few months.

And last but not least, the COACH doesn't write the articles and shoot the videos that make Haynesworth behavior the circus it is.

And guess what, the COACH is running his practices like he always does with players who care and want to be there. The SECOND he gives into that Self-centered crybaby, is the SECOND he loses the team.

Stay the Course, Mike.

Posted by: TheCork | July 31, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Moving on is what they've done, and without Albert. The veteran players had already made their feelings known, and the consensus wasn't pro-Haynesworth. That takes the issue of a distraction effectively off the table.

Posted by: Samson151

They haven't moved on and they can't until this is resolved. His status is among the first questions from reporters before and after practice. Players are being questioned about what they think of the situation. It's disingenuous to state the Redskins have moved on with Haynesworth's status very much in limbo.

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

gtown85 = iubiquity

iubiquity = gtown85

moron = moron

It's all the same.

Posted by: hessone

Look here you punk, you are out of line! I merely asked a question. Until now I got some very good and thought provoking answers.

But you, do not ever compare me to the next man, and I ain't gonna be too many of your morons, ok! I suggest you tone it down.

Posted by: iubiquity | July 31, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse


gtown85 = blue in the face wrong

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

This is the reason Shanahan was fired in Denver and why he won't succeed in DC. His ego gets in the way of his brain. He never could understand any others point of view. Without Elway Shanahan would not have had the success that he claims. We all might feel better by this for the drama Albert caused us all in the offseason. Another 4 and 12 season

Posted by: hailtotheredskins3 | July 31, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

"Posted by: TheCork | July 31, 2010 1:00 PM"

Yeah, stay the course and fracture your team, Coach.

The players could care less about this conditioning "test" that they didn't have to pass, but I bet they do care about Haynesworth "resting his legs" while they slog through training camp. Yeah, stay the course with the special treatment of a guy thought to dog it in the past.

He'll give full effort on this "test" that keeps him from working hard in training camp when pigs (hogs?) fly!

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse


I suggest you tone it down.

Posted by: iubiquity | July 31, 2010 1:07 PM

Ouch !
Grow some thick skin, you moron.

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

"Posted by: iubiquity | July 31, 2010 1:07 PM"

hessone is merely telling you in no uncertain terms that you are not allowed to diagree with him. If you agree with him early and often, you will be embraced with a multitude of heartfelt "co-signs" (maybe I shold go back into the archives and pull mine up). Do not be cowed into group-think.

hessone = misguided wagoner

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Beeps Peeps-

everyone but gtown65, you must stay and agrue with yourself.

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 31, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse


Beeps Peeps-

everyone but gtown65, you must stay and agrue with yourself.

Posted by: Diesel44

co-sign

gtown85, see you later, moron !

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

I suggest you tone it down.

Posted by: iubiquity | July 31, 2010 1:07 PM

Ouch !
Grow some thick skin, you moron.

Posted by: hessone

Suck this dcik, btich! Easy to talk siht behind a keyboard isn't it! Take your sissy, jellyfish azz outside you'd melt like the punk m-f you are! I know your type you lil btich.. you can't bust a f'en peeled grape.

Posted by: iubiquity | July 31, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

I like what Shanny has done so far. But if he intends to keep Albert, Shanny has made his point and needs to get Albert on the real practice field soon. Don't take it too far if you want him to be productive and buy in.
On the other hand, if Shanny has no intention of keeping Albert, then he should humiliate him and make him beg for a trade.
What does Shanny want?
I think Shanny has shown that he is the boss. The whole team has seen it. But Shanny has to be careful not to overplay his hand.
That said, I like it. You're with us or against us, and no one gets special treatment. Players and coaches can all hug after the Super Bowl. Now is the time for tough leadership. This spoiled bunch of brats needs it.
Clown time is over, Redskins.
Now let's sweep those blasted Cowboys!!

Posted by: gaspeny | July 31, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse


Suck this dcik, btich! Easy to talk siht behind a keyboard isn't it! Take your sissy, jellyfish azz outside you'd melt like the punk m-f you are! I know your type you lil btich.. you can't bust a f'en peeled grape.

Posted by: iubiquity

Beep

You're the moss on the tree my dog pissed on that turned brown and died

Beep Beep

Hope you can suck that dick like a dog, moron

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

I think Haynesworth took laxatives the last couple weeks. That was the extent of his offseason workouts.

He's in TERRIBLE shape.

Unfortunately, Shanahan will have to ride him like a problem child all season... or until he fakes an injury.

That is one Fat, Lazy, Rich Piece of 5hit. I don't know if he'll EVER be in shape again.

September is only a month away. Not enough time to go from couch to Cowboys. Not enough to do it right. No wonder the rest of the team seems to dislike him. He doesn't care about football.

Posted by: Thinker_ | July 31, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Having been a jock in high school and college, and competing after graduation, I know that the endurance and agility drills that Shanahan put the rest of the team through the OTAs DID increase their conditioning. Endurance is built up slowly over a period of time by working yourself to the point you want to heave. A short layoff won't destroy that, and it takes only a few days to regain the edge.

However, if you are working alone, with no one to push you, it really isn't the same, and it's damned difficult to reach that peak conditioning plateau necessary to compete.

The rest of the players didn't need to pass the conditioning test - - they are already there, and in better condition than Albert. As for Haynesworth, yeah, he lost weight - - and that is delibitating. Did he work his tail to the bone doing "conditioning" by himself? I find it hard to believe. It may take a few weeks of both workouts and proper diet to get him into top playing shape.

Forgetting conditioning for a moment - - how long will it take him to get up to speed on the new system and learn his assignments? The other players slated for the DL 3-4 have spent quite a few hours of study and a lot more on the field learning the system. What has Haynesworth accomplished?

IMO, Shanahan has to really lean on him to get him into condition, physically and mentally, to play first team.

Posted by: pberger1 | July 31, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse


Let's review,

AH avoids all team activities, but he proclaims he'll be in his best football shape when he reports. The other 83 TEAMMATES participate in all activities and proclaim their distain for the absence of AH. The 83 players are in football shape, AH is not. The other 83 players will train and prepare for the upcoming NFL season, in football shape, and AH will work to get caught up with the other 83 players. Till then, like any other successful team, the head coach runs the show. Whether it's ego, point to prove, whatever it may be, the head coach runs the show.

gtown85, take your sissy ass attitude and root for a team like the Lions, cause there's a new head coach in town. And unlike your weak arguements, HE RUNS THE SHOW.

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

hey Bussman, put 2 45lb plates in a backpack and run that drill again and let us know your times, provided you don't have a heartattack.

Posted by: elderdave1 | July 31, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

gtown85, take your sissy ass attitude and root for a team like the Lions, cause there's a new head coach in town. And unlike your weak arguements, HE RUNS THE SHOW.

Posted by: hessone |

Shanahan runs the show but apparently he doesn't RUN Haynesworth, in view of Haynesworth's current status of "resting his legs" and being relatively inactive due to having "a little soreness in his knee". I won't say I told you so.

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Once again, I'll point out that Kory Stringer collapsed and died on the practice field because he showed up to camp out of shape after trying to lose a lot of weight quickly. Shanny is making sure that AH is not the next Kory Stringer.

Posted by: unquiltom | July 31, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

This is a joke. 21 million dollars and he cant run?!?

Please just cut him. He is a cancer.

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

Haven't even gotten into real practice stuff, healing up after games stuff, etc. and this fat bas-tard already resting his knees?

It ain't like they running him with a 50 pound pack or carrying a dude on his back...If he was chasing the ice cream truck, I bet his knees wouldn't need resting

LMAO...

Posted by: kahlua87 | July 31, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

"There is a difference between making a point and letting your arrogance get the better of you. They have made their point, now lets play football." --lemming

There is only one point being made here: No one is above team rules. The coaching staff told the players that those who attended less than 50% of activities would have to pass a conditioning test. They are now following through.

For those wanting to give AH a pass here, how do you do so without creating the impression of favoritism? And if you coddle AH on this occasion, how does he not get the idea that all he has to do is drag his $21 million-dollar feet until the coaching staff caves? When Shannahan tells the team next season that they have to attend at least %50 of organized activities or pass a fitness test, will anyone believe him if he gives AH a pass now?

Discipline is not a "point" you make. It comes when team rules are applied consistently without exception. This team needs discipline. AH desperately needs discipline. There is nothing arrogant about requiring members of the team to abide by the rules of the team. Shanny CANNOT fudge on this one and remain an effective coach who is taken at his word.

Posted by: phinehas | July 31, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

The "distraction" gets individualized coaching from the D-Coordinator and his position coach? What other player on the "team" gets daily one-on-one coaching sessions? Albert is having the easiest camp of all the players. Who is winning this battle of wills? Surely Haynesworth won't be allowed to skate through training camp and still be in the starting lineup against Dallas. Or will he??

Posted by: coparker5 | July 31, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

if ya cant stay fit its just best to quit

Posted by: thomasuras | August 1, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

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