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Haynesworth to take another conditioning test Friday

Albert Haynesworth will undergo a second conditioning test Friday morning, according to a team source.

Haynesworth, who failed one phase of the two-stage running test Thursday, worked with defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and defensive line coach Jacob Burney after the Redskins completed their first practice of training camp at Redskins Park. With trash cans aligned to simulate an offensive line, Haslett and Burney instructed Haynesworth on technique and gap assignments.

Haslett and Haynesworth chatted and smiled before a member of the public relations staff quickly escorted Haynesworth off the field and prohibited him from speaking with reporters. The Redskins will not make Haynesworth available until he passes the test.

"Good first day," said Haslett, who declined to comment specifically on Haynesworth. "Got some good work in. It was good. We'll be fine."

Haynesworth has lost 35 pounds, one team official confirmed. Another Redskins source predicted Haynesworth will pass his conditioning test Friday. "He's in good shape," the official said. "But he has to pass. It'll all work out."

Defensive lineman Kedric Golston said that no player who participated in the offseason conditioning program had to take the test administered to Haynesworth.

By Jason Reid  |  July 29, 2010; 5:57 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Posted by: iH8dallas | July 29, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

I can hear it now. "So, Albert. You worked out on your own, did ya? Well, let's see what sort of shape you're in. Start running."

Camp Shanny is officially open.

Posted by: backseatreviewer | July 29, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

"...With trash cans aligned to simulate an offensive line..."

Hey! That was last season.

Posted by: Samson151 | July 29, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Samson that is some funny sh!t

Posted by: redskin8128 | July 29, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Funny how they didn't give anyone else that test.

Posted by: lemming | July 29, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

"...With trash cans aligned to simulate an offensive line..."

Hey! That was last season.

Posted by: Samson151 |

its a lot funnier now than it was last year.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | July 29, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

What was the test?

Posted by: WorstSeat | July 29, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

I'm with Shanahan on this one...Haynesworth was outta shape last year and didn't come to a mandatory mini-camp.

Posted by: rickyroge | July 29, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

They used trash cans instead of tackling bags in case he had to puke again...

Posted by: Burrasta1 | July 29, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Funny how they didn't give anyone else that test.

Posted by: lemming | July 29, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse
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That's because everyone else did what they were told. The 3-dub shuffle is no joke, in high school its usually the first drill the coach orders, or you F*cked up in practice/game. To do it twice in this heat, man that's cruel... But I LIKE IT!

Posted by: clark202 | July 29, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't...


If he goes soft on Haynesworth, then he'll be slammed for giving star treatment.

He's showing some accountabilty and Shanahan's the bad guy

Posted by: rickyroge | July 29, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan's test with Albert is one he needs to pass. It is this. Shanahan can't have a double standard with Albert relative to everyone else. But he doesn't have to treat him the same.

As long as Shanahan is fair, he can be tough as he wants. But if Albert is needing to pass a test that none of the other DL could pass, Shanahan is crossing a line and others will notice.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | July 29, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

If Haynesworth can't pass the trash can test does he lose any of his multi-million dollar salary? Because if he doesn't then instead of trash cans, he should be running around the idiots who gave him that contract.

Posted by: medogsbstfrnd | July 29, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

I'm just wondering how many 300lb+ linemen can pass that test, that's all. It would be interesting to know.

Obviously, part of it was Coach letting Albert know how grateful he was for the off season drama, and to let him know that he's gonna be the coaches little b!tch until further notice.

No surprises here.

Posted by: lemming | July 29, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Sic-Ricky, who is anti Shanny running Fat Albert through the ringer?

Posted by: chrislarry | July 29, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

So fatty is in great shape?
Failed a test that involved running around some cans?
Someone please ask Golston how many players on the team have a $100 MILLION contract.

Posted by: jjjjjj1 | July 29, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Sic-Ricky, who is anti Shanny running Fat Albert through the ringer?

Posted by: chrislarry

I'm anti running Albert through the ringer. I'm sure a lot of folks would love to see Albert abused because of his attitude, but that doesn't fly with me.

Tough? Yes. Fair? Also yes. In the long run, that gets more respect and better results.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | July 29, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

I don't feel it's a double standard. Shanny knows what condition the other guys are in, they participated in the OTA's and mini-camps. FA was doing his own thing. Shanny is making FA prove himself, and maybe it's a lil bit of a payback for the insubordination. In either case, I support Shanny. What FA needs to realize is, this is not his game...it's Shanny's. Play by the rules or GTFOH.

HTTR!!!

Posted by: Southernbelle_aurora | July 29, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan's test with Albert is one he needs to pass. It is this. Shanahan can't have a double standard with Albert relative to everyone else. But he doesn't have to treat him the same.

As long as Shanahan is fair, he can be tough as he wants. But if Albert is needing to pass a test that none of the other DL could pass, Shanahan is crossing a line and others will notice.

Posted by: zcezcest1

I agree that the petty bs that shanny is playing is not going to help team morale. If everyone else had to do the test it would be one thing but just because he did not show up for OTAs you make him take a test he is sure to fail is bs. AH is not the type of player who is going to take kindly to this. In today's NFL players have egos and are not going to put up with being singled out and made an example of. Instead of just letting him start in with everyone else he singles him out. I know Albert was a major PIA the entire off season but the guy showed up and said that he was not going to be a distraction. He showed up in shape and Shanny singles him out and makes him a distraction. Bad move.

Posted by: srobert1117 | July 29, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

So beginneth the lesson Mr. Haynesworth.

Posted by: Predator48 | July 29, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

it's kind of like going to class and getting your high school diploma or getting your g.e.d. the kids who went to class and passed don't have to take the g.e.d.

and albert will pass the test tomorrow anyway. he wouldn't have to take the test again if he didn't take too long on his break. this isn't about punishing albert to make a statement, it's about doing the little things right, like being on time back from your break, that shanahan is enforcing.

Posted by: zatoichi77 | July 29, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

It's football z. He needs to take a bit of the punishment he teammates got, and he skipped, during OTA's. Nothing too nasty or humiliating. But today's treatment seems about right.

Posted by: mack1 | July 29, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

OK, just squished back into the house from camp. Sat thru one badass thunderstorm that I thought would never end, for what turned out to be a "jog-thru" in shorts...yeah!!!

Anyway, took some random notes when stuff caught my eye:

Didn't get a good look at the D during individual drills, but they were fired up going against the O later on. I can confirm the first unit front seven was Golston, Kemo, Carriker, Orakpo, Rocky, Fletch, and LO ALEXANDER.

First pass attempt against the D was tipped and picked off, although it was thrown by McNabb so not sure how to feel ;)

More to come...

Posted by: stevek20147 | July 29, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

maybe Haynesworth will be pissed off this year and play some real football!!

Posted by: firemetalrat | July 29, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Southernbelle-

Agree. It's also a liability issue. If AH isn't fit to participate and he's allowed to by the team and something unfortunate happens then they'd have a Kory Stringer type tragedy and lawsuit.

This is a win win...Shanny proves a point and AH is further humiliated. He'll pass the test this Friday and hopefully be further motivated by this.

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 29, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Welcome to hellweek plebe.

Posted by: periculum | July 29, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Sic-Ricky, who is anti Shanny running Fat Albert through the ringer?

Posted by: chrislarry

I'm anti running Albert through the ringer. I'm sure a lot of folks would love to see Albert abused because of his attitude, but that doesn't fly with me.

Tough? Yes. Fair? Also yes. In the long run, that gets more respect and better results.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | July 29, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Riggins, LaVar, MASN are all rippin' Shanahan. It's not surprising from those two but I'm a bit surprised that Shanahan is getting ripped for this. I would feel totally different if Haynesworth had a great season last year...but this test is relevant to his play last year.

This team has lacked discipline for years and has coddled superstars. I don't think you let this go on for too long, but I'm still with Shanny on this one.

Posted by: rickyroge | July 29, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

thanks stevek20147, love the fan reports from camp, keep'em coming...

oh and a hearty "puhleeeeze" at zesty....

Posted by: chrislarry | July 29, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Oh, just throw some cheeseburgers at the finish line and he'll get there in record time!

Posted by: familynet | July 29, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone notice the picture of a Redskins player doing drills with trash can in front of him? It's on the Waspo home page. Is that Haynesworth? If it is, he sure looks a whole lot slimmer.

Posted by: TWISI | July 29, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Deisel - I hope you are right and this is the end of it. What I don't want is for them to keep poking that grizzly with a sharp stick and then complain when he turns and swats their stupid heads off. We want him doing that to the guys with the different colored uniforms.

Posted by: lemming | July 29, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

If he goes soft on Haynesworth, then he'll be slammed for giving star treatment.

He's showing some accountabilty and Shanahan's the bad guy

Posted by: rickyroge | July 29, 2010 6:35 PM


True enough, but I'll guarantee you Shanahan couldn't care less if it makes him look like the bad guy.

Posted by: freakzilla | July 29, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Got a good look at the wr's and qb's during individual drills:

WR-

Santana looked good as ever, made one unbelievable one handed grab that was easily the catch of the day. Considering the conditions, even more impressive.

Roydell did not look good at all, that's all I have to say about that.

MK did practice, but did look a little hesitant. He's one long mofo.

Thought both Austin and Armstrong looked smooth, polished.

Wade looked a little stiff and robotic, not sure about him.

Devin looked tough, and like he belongs.

Man, if Banks was a little bigger he would be scary. He may actually turn some heads in camp, but damn he's small. Looked like a little kid out there. Brutha can move though.

Posted by: stevek20147 | July 29, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Banks is gonna be a return specialist I would expect. Dude is crazy fast.

Posted by: lemming | July 29, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

You forgot the extra large fries, milkshake, apple pie, make 2 that apple pies and make sure those cheeseburgers have evrything on them.

Posted by: firemetalrat | July 29, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

I don't feel it's a double standard. Shanny knows what condition the other guys are in, they participated in the OTA's and mini-camps. FA was doing his own thing. Shanny is making FA prove himself, and maybe it's a lil bit of a payback for the insubordination. In either case, I support Shanny. What FA needs to realize is, this is not his game...it's Shanny's. Play by the rules or GTFOH.

HTTR!!!

Posted by: Southernbelle_aurora |

If you understood the test, it'd be easier to know if there's a double standard involved. Since Albert got thru it twice in OK fashion, it doesn't seem like there's a double standard. But we don't really know.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | July 29, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm a realist so I don't see it happening, but with all the talk of the Cowgirls playing in the Super Bowl in their own stadium, wouldn't it be great if we could win the Super Bowl in the home stadium of our most hated rival. HAIL!

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | July 29, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

stevek20147 good to read that MK was practicing. How about the QBs

Posted by: TWISI | July 29, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

No team coached by Wade Phillips will ever win the Superbowl. Same goes for Norv Turner.

Posted by: lemming | July 29, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse


Shanahan's test with Albert is one he needs to pass. It is this. Shanahan can't have a double standard with Albert relative to everyone else. But he doesn't have to treat him the same.

As long as Shanahan is fair, he can be tough as he wants. But if Albert is needing to pass a test that none of the other DL could pass, Shanahan is crossing a line and others will notice.

Posted by: zcezcest1

I agree that the petty bs that shanny is playing is not going to help team morale. If everyone else had to do the test it would be one thing but just because he did not show up for OTAs you make him take a test he is sure to fail is bs. AH is not the type of player who is going to take kindly to this. In today's NFL players have egos and are not going to put up with being singled out and made an example of. Instead of just letting him start in with everyone else he singles him out. I know Albert was a major PIA the entire off season but the guy showed up and said that he was not going to be a distraction. He showed up in shape and Shanny singles him out and makes him a distraction. Bad move.

Posted by: srobert1117 | July 29, 2010 6:54 PM |

You guys are phukin mamby pambies. This phukin guy is the highest paid player on the team and you wanna talk about fair. What phukin world are you from where life is fair? This dude cashed the biggest check in defensive player history and then dissed the team and they should just say, "Oh that's okay, we'll pretend it didn't happen." You phuk up, you pay the price, plain and simple.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 29, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

"...With trash cans aligned to simulate an offensive line..."

Hey! That was last season.

Posted by: Samson151 | July 29, 2010 6:06 PM

Best Comment Ever.

Posted by: Thinker_ | July 29, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

None football post sorta..

Those damn cowboys are running threw some of the baddest chicks in america. First Miles Austin bags Kim Khardashian. Now Dez Bryant nabs Trina..bastard.

...end of post

Posted by: TWISI | July 29, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Hahahaha! Shanny is torturing Mrs. Butterworth.

Run, Fat Albert, run! Now go puke. Now run again! How you like that? I bet you wish you were back home knocking up strippers, don't you, fat boy?

You're gonna give me $21 million worth of wind sprints.

Posted by: diesel_skins_ | July 29, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: stevek20147 | July 29, 2010 7:13 PM

thanks stevek, I'm rooting for banks... no reason other than underdog small/fast dude could be cool on returns.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Individual drills, QB-

Once they were going against the D, things changed quite a bit, but here are my notes on the drills beforehand:

McNabb was least accurate of all, but as I said above, shined when it mattered.

Only made one note about the others...Bartel throws a pretty ball, and has what looks like a real nfl arm.

Posted by: stevek20147 | July 29, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

scampbell1975,

what kind of vulcan language is that you are using on the vulcan blog? we have vulcan kids who read the vulcan blog every vulcan day. are you out of your vulcan mind? get out of the vulcan gutter, please

special thanks to Ron&Ron for the vulcan inspiration

Posted by: noonefromtampa | July 29, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse


Shanahan is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't...


If he goes soft on Haynesworth, then he'll be slammed for giving star treatment.

He's showing some accountabilty and Shanahan's the bad guy

Posted by: rickyroge

I think showing accountabilty makes him look like a good guy. Zorn gave star treatment.

Posted by: hessone | July 29, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

"This f#%&n guy is the highest paid player on the team and you wanna talk about fair?"

Scampbell 1975, Are you saying that players should be treated differently because of their pay, or were you just dropping a load?

Posted by: lemming | July 29, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Are the trashcans symbolic of Shanahans opinion of FA? I think FA is going to do alright this year. He is not Kory Stringer. Didn't he have a heart problem? You don't want an agile big man stuffing the line the whole game. FAs real problem is that he assumed his role. I'm sure once he sees that they plan to move him around that he will be somewhat contrite. FA does alot more damage when he gets into the backfield. They want him to play some nose tackle because they don't have much depth at that position. The 3-4 makes sense with all the linebackers they have. But they need nose tackles and he fits the position. Haynesworth is versatile. And nothing works better than wins. If the skins make it to the playoffs he'll be nice little defensive lineman.

Posted by: firemetalrat | July 29, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

You guys are phukin mamby pambies. This phukin guy is the highest paid player on the team and you wanna talk about fair. What phukin world are you from where life is fair? This dude cashed the biggest check in defensive player history and then dissed the team and they should just say, "Oh that's okay, we'll pretend it didn't happen." You phuk up, you pay the price, plain and simple.

Posted by: scampbell1975

So you are to be singled out and treated differently based on how much money you make? Is it Fat Al's fault that little napoleon gave him a huge check?

He hurt poor shanny's feelings over the off season so now shanny wants to make an example of him. I am sure that is building team unity. What happens when Fat Al gets fed up and only half asses it? What are they going to bench him? This is a great distraction to start training camp. Shanny did get fired from his last job.

Posted by: srobert1117 | July 29, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

He's not really interested in playing football. He just wants to sit on his fat ass and collect his pay check.

Posted by: observator1000 | July 29, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse


Day one and no Trent Williams. Times a tickin !

Posted by: hessone | July 29, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7riFJznciiM&feature=related

Mike Shanahan + Bruce Allen = Man with No Name + Colonel Douglas Mortimer

Albert Haynesworth = El Indio

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Team drill notes in the order they happened:

As mentioned before DMac starts off rough with a deflected pick.

DeMo looks like he may end up being a big part of the offense...makes a very nice diving grab over the middle. Very impressive considering he is basically a physical clone of Sellers.

Brennan looked pretty good overall, but came up short on a long ball to Armstrong.

LJ looked good on a quick trap up the middle, and showed some speed I didn't know he had.

Brennan throws a nice ball in a tight spot, but Austin can't hang on.

Kevin Barnes messed with Rex after a play...Rex bootlegged and kept running...after the play was over and he was heading back to the huddle Barnes snuck up behind him and popped the ball loose. FWIW, Rex didn't even turn around and look at him.

Bartel's pretty throws disappeared during team drills, throwing an almost pick, and an EASY pick.

Brennan on a misdirection rollout, on the run, hits DeMo in stride coming across the middle.

These were not necessarily the people I was looking to take notes on, just jotted stuff down when something notable happened. Most of the plays were neither great nor terrible...expected for the first practice I guess.

Posted by: stevek20147 | July 29, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

So you are to be singled out and treated differently based on how much money you make? Is it Fat Al's fault that little napoleon gave him a huge check?

He hurt poor shanny's feelings over the off season so now shanny wants to make an example of him. I am sure that is building team unity. What happens when Fat Al gets fed up and only half asses it? What are they going to bench him? This is a great distraction to start training camp. Shanny did get fired from his last job.

Posted by: srobert1117 | July 29, 2010 7:42 PM

Phukin' A. If you're the highest paid player on the team you better come correct. Every other joe shmoe to ex owner wannabe was there when they didn't have to be except the highest paid ass out there. Act like you deserve the money. He punked out, took the money, and tried to pull a hoodini. Now prove you deserve it, everyone did.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 29, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse


Can we vote for stevek20147 as the new RI mayor ?

Posted by: hessone | July 29, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

sad news beeps peeps

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 29, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

srobert1117-

Really??

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 29, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

After practice:

Two guys stood out to me, Furrey and Will Robinson. They really went out of their way to talk to people and do the autograph marathon. Good dudes!

Matt Terl (redskins.com blogger) seems like a good guy too, came over and talked quite a bit.

Sadly, Kellie Johnson and Lindsay Czarniak (sp?) didn't hear my call from the crowd, maybe next time.

Got an up close look at Devin, he is ripped beyond belief. Hope he takes a big step up this year.

That's about it for today, wish I had more, but the weather and having the D practice on the far field kept me from seeing some of the stuff I wanted to see.

Later.

Posted by: stevek20147 | July 29, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

banks has been the smallest person on any football team he has played for..so what, he is used to that and will make the 53 man roster or the practice squad he is a big play player.

Posted by: wathu19 | July 29, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

"With trash cans aligned to simulate an offensive line, Haslett and Burney instructed Haynesworth on technique and gap assignments."
--------------------------------------------
Glad to see that the Redskins organization is providing state-of-the-art practice equipment.

Posted by: randysbailin | July 29, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Stevek. I live in Hawaii so I watched Brennan his whole career in Hawaii so I am glad to hear about him. I also know how talented a quarterback he is. Quick release. Uncanny accuracy. Sees everything on the field. Most accurate throwing vertically. Sometimes misfires on crossing patterns. But he is a TD machine. His last season he was viciously sacked and severely sprained his ankle. He came back after only 4 games to win the game. He limped back to the huddle and yet whever the ball was in his hands you would not know he was in wretched pain. He's a tough guy and he was also going to be the Redskins firt pick after his junior season Miami was also going to pick a few slots later. So I don't know if the Skins were planning to keep him or trade him to Miami for an extra pick. But as you see they picked him next year in the sixth. Brennans loss was the Redskins gain. Obviously the Organization liked him.

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

He could not finish the conditioning test so "they held him out of practice." that will cure the problem. Did he watch from his recliner???

Posted by: HarrisonG | July 29, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

He could not finish the conditioning test so "they held him out of practice." that will cure the problem. Did he watch from his recliner???

Posted by: HarrisonG | July 29, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

NO. I was told he went straight to the cafeteria.

Posted by: firemetalrat | July 29, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Diesel44 - Good point...I didn't think about that.

zcezcest1 - I hear what you're saying, but if FA had been to the OTAs/mini camps, he would know the "test" and no one would be having this conversation.

lemming - FA made his decision, which caused Shanny to make his. FA's being treated different, because he chose to be different. His attitude, not salary is the issue.

HTTR!!!

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Posted by: netetrader84 | July 29, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Well, I don't know what was in those cans, but I do know that if I had to stick my face in MY trashcans in this heat, I would puke too.

Posted by: allknowingguy | July 29, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

For all you pro-Shannan company guys, I bet most of you work a 9-to-5 where you have been programmed NEVER TO QUESTION AUTHORITY. Hence, the term company guy. You do what you're told. That's it. Your livelihood depends on it. You're the sideline guy who pokes fun at others for daring to step outside of the role the company requires. Here is Shanahan's strategy:

1) Make Haynesworth take a conditioning test that no one else has to take;
2) Make the test so difficult that no one could pass it, thus setting Haynesworth up to fail;
3) Leak his failing to the press;
4) Influence the press and fans to condemn him;
5) Play Haynesworth in a scheme he's not used to that does not compliments his talents and decrease his normal stats;
5) Complete Haynesworth's marginalization by decreasing his minutes.
6) Bench him, but only after you've given him the remainder of his guaranteed money;
7) Waive him and/or cut him;

This is the seven point program for destroying his reputation and thus his career simply because he dared stand up to his employers who promised him one thing contractually, but breached their contract after hiring a new coach. Promised 4-3, but run 3-4. These were the terms he was hired under. Regardless, if his contract was $100M or $100B, this is what he was promised, but you company guys will eat anything the establishment feeds you. Keep eating.

Posted by: vhamilto | July 29, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

vhamilto - I'm not a yes person...if I was, I wouldn't have been suspended without pay from from one job, and been taken to "the principals office" on a few others (including my current one). I have to say, you've thought this through, and given this is DC with all it's conspiracies, you could be on to something (not).

You're entitled to your OP. However, in the real world, $h*t happens, and things change. FA is a grown man (eventhough he acts like my 11 yr old niece at times) and he chose to separate himself from the team. Life would be wonderful if you always got what you wanted, but it doesn't work that way. He took the $21MM in April, knowing full well what the conditions were. He thought he could get away with it. He was called on it, and it backfired. Too bad. He and you need to deal with it.

HTTR!!!

Posted by: Southernbelle_aurora | July 29, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

None of your response addresses the contractual breach by the Redskins. Somehow you seem to feel that because Haynesworth is making millions, that gives the Redskins the right to breach his contract.

On another note Name-calling and profanity is clear evidence of a weak argument and incivility (calling Haynesworth FA)...but Haynesworth is the childish one? Bragging about a job suspension and being sent to the principal's office, but Haynesworth is the childish one? "HTTR" must stand for HATER. That's what your comments sound like. The veracity of your comments for Haynesworth is masking some deeper seeded personal issue. I guess its hard to be happy for someone else when you can't be happy for yourself. Regardless, Hayneworth is still where he is and you are still where you are. Let the Hate continue. I love you man!

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

vhamilto, the redskins did NOT promise haynesworth contractually that he would play in a 4-3 defense, as you claim.

as i said earlier, go to high school, pass your classes, get diploma. don't go to classes (or ota's), take g.e.d. (i.e. conditioning test).

the test was not so difficult that no one could pass it. in fact, haynesworth demonstrated that he could pass it.

the reason he did not pass the test is that he took too long of a break. i don't know if you realize this, but shanahan does not tolerate sloppy practice habits. indeed, he doesn't tolerate sloppy parking by the players. do you think that haynesworth should be held to a lower standard about practice habits than the rest of the team. if shanahan holds him accountable for being back from his break on time, like he would any other member of the team, is that unfair? i personally like that the players finish off runs and hustle on and off the field under shanahan. tightly run, fast paced, crisp practices. sounds like a winning formula to me.

don't worry, haynesworth will learn what is expected of him and he will perform. don't make too much of today. it wasn't about punishing albert. it was about how to practice and how the redskins conduct themselves as a team.

btw, haynesworth will excel in the scheme if he takes advantage of this opportunity. word is that discussions with haslett have gone well and albert is down with playing in the new scheme.

Posted by: zatoichi77 | July 29, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

again, a company-guy-yes-man answer...it's all about what shanahan says. Shanahan determines how you think about Haynesworth...no independent thinking here. All of you responses are cached in terms of what Shanahan says or does...King Shanahan can do no wrong...You are measuring Haynesworth by Shanahan's yardstick. If you look at Shanahan post-Elway, this is why he was run out of Denver...alienating players. Try thinking independently and evaluating Haynesworth independently without regurgitating the talking points Shanahan, the Post, and ESPN is feed is you.

Posted by: vhamilto | July 29, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

again, a company-guy-yes-man answer...it's all about what shanahan says. Shanahan determines how you think about Haynesworth...no independent thinking here. All of you responses are cached in terms of what Shanahan says or does...King Shanahan can do no wrong...You are measuring Haynesworth by Shanahan's yardstick. If you look at Shanahan post-Elway, this is why he was run out of Denver...alienating players. Try thinking independently and evaluating Haynesworth independently without regurgitating the talking points Shanahan, the Post, and ESPN is feeding is you.

Posted by: vhamilto | July 29, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

vhamilto - You said anyone who supported Shanny were ones "NEVER TO QUESTION AUTHORITY". I give you examples from my life, and you say I'm bragging. Hardly. Just making a point that you should never assume about others. You what they say...when you assume...

A jersey and large contract does not make you a Redskin. FA (sorry but he will be Fat Albert or FA for short until he actually proves himself as a Redskin. I've got 29 years of my life invested in this team. His $100MM contract and not even 1 year with the organization hold no weight with me.) has yet to show me he is sincere about any kind of investment with this team, other than taking their money.

As for breach of contract, have you personally seen his contract? Does it explicitly state he will only be used in a 4-3 defense, exclusively as a DT? Maybe I've missed something, but nothing I've read stated his contract explicitly made these statements, only that he was told by Synderrato he would do that. If you can show me the written verbiage stating so, then I offer mea culpa.

Now, I really have to lol at your comment about HTTR. Any REAL Redskins fan knows what that means. Accidentally outed yourself sir? ;)

Yes, I really want to be FA...doesn't pay his bills, associates/sleeps with strippers/hookers, takes money under false pretenses. You've got me pegged and have cast me into the light of day. Let me hang my head in shame, for I have sinned. I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy!!! I have coveted to be like a financial dead-beat, sexual miscreant and a loose interpretation of larceny committer.

Quite a feat for a woman like myself! ROTLMAO... :)

HTTR!!!

Posted by: Southernbelle_aurora | July 29, 2010 11:13 PM | Report abuse

I must confess and I hate to pull this card, but yes I have read his contract. I am an attorney. More specifically, I do sports contracts and sports agency... and yes his contract does specifically require for a certain type of defensive scheme. In fact, the inducement for him to leave Tennessee and sign his contract was the promise of a certain defensive scheme. In contract law, we call this promise an "inducement to contract," where breach of the underlying contract or breach of the "inducement" are both actionable under law. Keep in mind, the law considers both what is written and what is said. You can sue someone for breaching a contract as well as what they verbally promised you to sign the contract. For example, signing bonuses are such a promise and are made to induce a player to sign. The law will consider both the contract and what is promised. A contracting party can be held liable for breaching both the inducement to contract and the contract itself. In this case, if Haynesworth wanted to push the issue and if they cut him, he could probably sue for even the non-guaranteed amount and win. Sorry company guy, I should have told you my back ground to begin with.

Posted by: vhamilto | July 29, 2010 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is going to be a year like none other in recent memory. Let's be real "Redskins" fans and stop the hate, jealousy, and name callin'. Some of you may think this blog is for venting your opinion on the negativity surrounding "OUR" team, when in fact you are only showing your own small mindedness. Folks please, it is ALL OUR responsibilty to let ALL past and present Redskins know that we are the GREATEST Fans of any team, any sport, anywhere in the entire World.

Posted by: dctoboston | July 30, 2010 12:01 AM | Report abuse

OK, vhamito, let's start with your premises. The Redskins breached AH's contract by changing the defensive scheme. So this entitles AH to blow off all the OTA's, including the one mandatory OTA? For which he was fined $10K (chump change, given AH's contract).

At these OTA's the players were no doubt asked to perform the equivalent physical activities that AH is being asked to perform now.

You can accuse me of being a Shanahan suck-up, but what I see here is you making a mountain out of a molehill. I bet AH gets it together, passes this physical tomorrow, and we don't hear word one about it again.

Posted by: bertbkatz | July 30, 2010 12:44 AM | Report abuse

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