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Fisher: Test Haynesworth failed twice with Redskins is the same one Titans use

The Redskins have come under scrutiny this week because of the conditioning test Pro Bowler Albert Haynesworth has been required to pass in order to participate in practice. Haynesworth has failed in two attempts to complete two timed 300-yard shuttle runs, and Coach Mike Shanahan has remained firm.

Some in the media have suggested Shanahan simply is making an example of Haynesworth, who skipped all but one day of Shanahan's first offseason program. But the Tennessee Titans, Haynesworth's former employer, handle things similarly for players who fail to participate enough in their workouts.

"That's the test we do - the 300-yard shuttle with a recovery time and then another one," Titans Coach Jeff Fisher told reporters. "What we do is ... if you've made a minimum number of offseason workouts, then the test is modified.

"Those that have been here for at least eight offseason workouts, it's a 300-yard shuttle, [but] they will run 50-yard increments instead of 25-yard shuttles, so it's a little bit easier. The 25-yard, 300-yard shuttle is an appropriate test for what kind of shape you're in."

By Jason Reid  |  July 31, 2010; 4:56 PM ET
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maybe that's why he left Tennessee?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 31, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Fat Albert is the man.

He misses the entire offseason conditioning program and then he comes to camp and apparently will take as many tries (days, weeks) as necessary to pass the test, complete with rest and rehab for his knee. I'll set the over/under at about the end of training camp until he passes ('Momma didn't raise no fool!').

I don't think this is what Coach had in mind when he lowered the boom on this lazy POS but he shouldn't be surprised either.

Posted by: bobabuie | July 31, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

A lot of people on here criticizing Shanny's approach.

*chuckle*

Who does Jeff Fisher think he is requiring those that skip offseason workouts to take a conditioning test

Jeff Fisher = ego tripping maniac...right Albert defenders?

Posted by: Vicc | July 31, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

AH should be thankful the team is testing his conditioning instead of his I.Q. How dumb do you have to be to skip OTAs, knowing that you'll get a conditioning test, then not be ready to easily pass that test?

Posted by: chris_zz | July 31, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

"That's the test we do - the 300-yard shuttle with a recovery time and then another one," Titans Coach Jeff Fisher told reporters. "What we do is ... if you've made a minimum number of offseason workouts, then the test is modified. Those that have been here for at least eight offseason workouts, it's a 300-yard shuttle, [but] they will run 50-yard increments instead of 25-yard shuttles, so it's a little bit easier. The 25-yard, 300-yard shuttle is an appropriate test for what kind of shape you're in."

What the dummy dog reporter didn't do is ask Fisher if AH participated in the offseason when he was with the Titans. I would say he probably did but still it would be nice to know. The thing is, him being in Tenn means that he could have done the offseason stuff by commuting. It is hard to do a daily commute from Tenn to DC. Being able to stay in Tenn means that he can still play with his toys when he does the offseason. He can't do that if he has to be in DC. AH's toys:

1. Power boats
2. Ferraris
3. ATVs
4. Strippers

Strippers is the only toy he could have still enjoyed if he had to camp out in DC.

Posted by: ArcticCat | July 31, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

*REPOST*

Can't wait to see Portis this year.

Boy have I had my battles defending him up here on RI

What a fuccing stellar running back the Redskins have had. Not too many running backs have amassed the numbers CP has put up before the age of 29. I've always argued that CP will put up HOF numbers when it's all said and done. I just hope we can get a Superbowl win to cement his place in Canton.

Clinton ain't done folks. He still averaged 4ypc last season and our second best rb averaged 2.9 or something?

I love how every1 talks about he needed a 78 yarder to get his avg up, but how many of our other running backs got a 78 yarder behind our line? Clinton has done this his whole career...25 carries for 130(1 carry for like 40 yds, 1 carry for like 20 yds and the other 23 carries for like 70yds) He's always been a threat to break a big one. ALWAYS.

He has at least 2 more effective seasons in him. at least...

Posted by: Vicc | July 31, 2010 5:03 PM

Posted by: Vicc | July 31, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

maybe that's why he left Tennessee?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 31, 2010 5:18 PM |

But see my comment above. That's the problem. If he does the offseason in DC then he can't enjoy his toys like he can if he does the offseason in Tenn. The problem was that the Titans were not as gullible as Snyderato when it came to giving him a $$$ contract.

Posted by: ArcticCat | July 31, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Darn, just when we were getting back to football. I see, we won't talk about AH till he debuts at practice but we'll talk about shuttle runs and how his former team did it.

Posted by: wireman65 | July 31, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

I'm gonna go the Monday morning practice. I'll bring back some updates.

Posted by: Vicc | July 31, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Looking forward to see Jarmon play at DE but can't help wonder if it's a good idea to put on that much weight coming of an ACL repair.

Posted by: wireman65 | July 31, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

I think gtown and the others are on the Titans blog telling everybody how dumb Jeff Fisher is for burning bridges and ruining team chemistry.

I can't wait to get a look at our secondary.

Posted by: Vicc | July 31, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

You know... I don't know about Albert's attitude, but I did hear him say "I'm tired of this Sh!t" after 1 day... I know he supposedly has some soreness today, but where is the winner's attitude??

If I had to take this test... I would be like, "I'm gonna show this guy & I'm gonna pass it TODAY!" and I would be working my ass off to get it done (treadmill).

Furthermore, when Big Al does pass, he should thank Shanny for putting him through it. It can't do anything but help his conditioning that he has never had because he probably doesn't work on the cardio as much as he works on strength.

I don't know, I just see a guy that seems to be beaten mentally from comments he has made since this has started. Man up & take pride in yourself & get this DONE!

Posted by: tony325 | July 31, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

He has at least 2 more effective seasons in him. at least...

Posted by: Vicc | July 31, 2010 5:26 PM |

We must be looking at two totally different dudes. The one I'm looking at has visibly slowed down and having been conked isn't going to challenge contact as much as he used to.

Posted by: ArcticCat | July 31, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Two more effective seasons if he learns how to be a team player and be the man that Shanny knows he can be! I must say that he was not the only one getting lazy under Zorn, but he would not shut up! GEESH!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | July 31, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: ArcticCat | July 31, 2010 5:29 PM

lots of toys available in DC and thereabouts... I can personally vouch for power boats and ATVs, have seen plenty of Ferraris in Georgetown and Bethesda, but you'll have to ask RedDMV and MrMoe about strippers.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 31, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Vicc | July 31, 2010 5:34 PM

Take some good notes we'll be interested to hear some real reporting.

Posted by: wireman65 | July 31, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Every1 remember the name Bruce Massey.

BRUCE MASSEY.

He's my boy and he will play in the NBA very soon! He's a lockdown defender.

Posted by: Vicc | July 31, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Take some good notes we'll be interested to hear some real reporting.

Posted by: wireman65 | July 31, 2010 5:38 PM

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4sho

Posted by: Vicc | July 31, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

From last thread before we mooooooved along.

I agree that CP26 is one of the keys to a successful season and am hopeful he is up to the task. Regular practice and timing with the O line will be a requirement. I don't miss Zorny at all. I think Shanny will get everything out of him he's got left.

Posted by: wireman65 | July 31, 2010 5:24 PM

Posted by: wireman65 | July 31, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

@Vicc

No, I'm on RI noticing that Jeff Fisher did NOT say he that he wouldn't put a player on the field until he passes the conditioning test like Shanahan is saying. If you're going to use Fisher to somehow validate Shanahan's position, let's make sure we're comparing apples to apples. Just sayin'.

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

lots of toys available in DC and thereabouts... I can personally vouch for power boats and ATVs, have seen plenty of Ferraris in Georgetown and Bethesda, but you'll have to ask RedDMV and MrMoe about strippers.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 31, 2010 5:37 PM |

You need to be in a rural area to really enjoy these toys - isolated lake for power boat, vacant Interstate for Ferrari, woods trails for ATV. DC area is much too congested for that kind of fun. However, with all the lobbying that goes on in DC you don't have to ask to know that the best escorts are always but a phone call away.

Posted by: ArcticCat | July 31, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

g'night all, gtown has arrived in his Ferrari.... meow!

http://www.yeah-oops.com/wp-content/uploads/ferrari_cat.jpg

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 31, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait til the fat man passes I don't ever remember ppl making such a big deal over an overweight dlineman doing sum shuttle runs! Lmao!! I bet this will be the best Skins team in a very long time! HTTR!!! They gonna shock the nation! I bet Portis stomps ass and has a 1500 yard season!

Posted by: warriorking1112 | July 31, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan and Fisher are morons. What do they know about football and getting ready for a season.

Big F'in Deal if Fisher is the longest tenured coach in the NFL with a SB appearance and who cares if Shanahan has 2 rings.

gtown35 is absolutely right.

Shanny is an idiot for changing the culture of a 4-12 team with 2 playoff wins in the last decade. Why should he hold a malcontent accountable for passing a SIMPLE conditioning test before joining his teammates that proved themselves during the OTAs? What a freaking ego, he should just let AH have his way and join his "teammates"…After all in AH's 8 years in the league he's never been criticized for his conditioning.

Here is a video of Fox 5’s above average hogtie Lindsay Murphy passing the test.

http://thebiglead.com/index.php/2010/07/31/albert-haynesworth-isnt-very-well-conditioned/

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 31, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Clinton Portis Fails English Language Drills

Dateline: Washington, D.C.

While Fat Albert was flunking 300 yard tests of endurance and stamina, Clinton Portis himself was having a real test after not being able to string 300 seconds of proper English usage together even when given time between 25 second intervals to catch his breath.

"Clinton Portis not be used to speaking English this good," noted Portis after failing his second day of English usage drills. "Clinton Portis be just practicin' like he does and now dey be wantin Clinton Portis to speak gooder English. What's wiff dat?"

Portis was scheduled to take the English stamina test again today but suffered from a tongue strain and he was slurring his words even worse than usual.

Portis and Fat Albert were seen sharing several pizzas together and were overheard saying they aren't going to "take dis sh^^" anymore.

Posted by: laserwizard | July 31, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

I can't stand LaVar Arrington and here's why...

Lavar Arrington takes every opportunity to be overly critical of this team. You don't have to be a homer, but when you interview Ricky Ervins and try to lead him to say how much "confusion" and how many "issues" there are at training camp.

From all accounts, I have not heard anyone say there was any confusion.

Lavar is a bitter ex- Redskin....but I'll leave you with this.

Do you all remember when Marvin Lewis called Lavar "the most undisciplined player I've ever coached."

Posted by: rickyroge | July 31, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Here is a video of Fox 5’s above average hogtie Lindsay Murphy passing the test.

http://thebiglead.com/index.php/2010/07/31/albert-haynesworth-isnt-very-well-conditioned/

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 31, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse
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I'm sure they let Haynesworth do holding patterns around the end lines and not touch them.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | July 31, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

I vaguely remember Madden saying you can't pull fat... he was debating how chizeled Chales Mann was and weather it was a detriment or attribute. I would rather have a chizeled Chales Mann than a fat Albert any day.

Posted by: Burrasta1 | July 31, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

I forgot to add that fatty is hurt already.

Posted by: Burrasta1 | July 31, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Clinton Portis Fails English Language Drills

Posted by: laserwizard | July 31, 2010 6:10 PM |

No problemo for Clintonic. Dude passed the most important drill of all - the suck-up drill:

"Once Coach Shanahan came in and cleaned that up and let us know he was going to take care of all that and just let us go out and play football, that was a blessing. Coming in and having the opportunity to be here all offseason and participating in a real offseason program, not coming in with anything lingering, having the opportunity to recover, I feel great," Portis said.

Posted by: ArcticCat | July 31, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

@Kerosene02,

I can't see where the culture has been changed YET, but lightening Haynesworth's load by not "allowing" him to practice instead of making him practice AND do a little extra conditioning before/after practice seems to be a step in the wrong direction and is rather thick-headed, imo. The rest of the guys are working extremely hard and they are aware of the fact that Haynesworth is not. It's like spoon-feeding a two-year old with you.

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

I vaguely remember Madden saying you can't pull fat... he was debating how chizeled Chales Mann was and weather it was a detriment or attribute. I would rather have a chizeled Chales Mann than a fat Albert any day.

Posted by: Burrasta1

Not at nose tackle you wouldn't. Can you be real for half a second?

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Clinton Portis Fails English Language Drills

Dateline: Washington, D.C.

While Fat Albert was flunking 300 yard tests of endurance and stamina, Clinton Portis himself was having a real test after not being able to string 300 seconds of proper English usage together even when given time between 25 second intervals to catch his breath.

"Clinton Portis not be used to speaking English this good," noted Portis after failing his second day of English usage drills. "Clinton Portis be just practicin' like he does and now dey be wantin Clinton Portis to speak gooder English. What's wiff dat?"

Portis was scheduled to take the English stamina test again today but suffered from a tongue strain and he was slurring his words even worse than usual.

Portis and Fat Albert were seen sharing several pizzas together and were overheard saying they aren't going to "take dis sh^^" anymore.

Posted by: laserwizard | July 31, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse


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This looks and sounds alot like a Vic1 post.

Posted by: Vicc | July 31, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure they let Haynesworth do holding patterns around the end lines and not touch them.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | July 31, 2010 6:19 PM

Point is that Lindsay is chick that is a talking head and makes 90k per year.

Albert is a professional athlete that made 93k everyday for the last year.

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 31, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

fat al will play mainly at de this year

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

I forgot to add that fatty is hurt already.

Posted by: Burrasta1 | July 31, 2010 6:22 PM

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in some cases, injury is a red flag indicating poor condition

Posted by: Vicc | July 31, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

fat al will play mainly at de this year

Posted by: Burrasta1

But he will move inside to the nose on passing downs. His bulk/power will definitely force double teams with the C/G.

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

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in some cases, injury is a red flag indicating poor condition

Posted by: Vicc | July 31, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Agreed

Posted by: Burrasta1 | July 31, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

... and is rather thick-headed, imo.

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 6:24 PM |

Like A&W RB?

Posted by: ArcticCat | July 31, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

I like the discussion of who is your emergency 3rd QB if you go into a game with 2 QB's. If its me as coach I look to makeing getting a RB some reps for that situation also groom them to run a wild cat style offence in such a situation.

Fat Albert getting injured sprinting back and forth??? Anyone shocked?

Posted by: alex35332 | July 31, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Here is a video of Fox 5’s above average hogtie Lindsay Murphy passing the test.

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 31, 2010 6:03 PM |

Broads are good at cardio. I eat their dust all the time when I am out jogging.

Posted by: ArcticCat | July 31, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

21 Million for a 3rd down nose tackle? I remember Shanny telling him if he took the money he would be expected to play whatever position they asked... including saftey... Shanny was upfront and honest with him. If he would have attended the offseason work outs he would have been ready to and know exactly what postion/roles he was going to be asked to play, he chose to go it alone, he assumed his role, we all konw about assume-ing things. I guess this time it led to playing football alone on the sideline with a bunch of trashcans and not being able to pass a fitness test.

Posted by: Burrasta1 | July 31, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Every year a star player or two claims they will hold out, but who was the last star player to actually make good on their promise? Emmitt Smith?

Chris Johnson already gave in for only 2 million dollars.

I can't wait to see if Revis or Merriman holdout. My guess is they won't.

The Jets going all in this season is hilarious. Yeah they made the AFC championship game, but it was more getting hot at the right time and a lotta luck(b/c the colts were beating them and were going to beat them if dumb@ss Caldwell hadn't ruined their bid for a perfect season and pulled out the starters).

Posted by: Vicc | July 31, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Point is that Lindsay is chick that is a talking head and makes 90k per year.

Albert is a professional athlete that made 93k everyday for the last year.

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 31, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse
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Not arguing that he SHOULD pass it.

All Im saying is that just because some talking head almost passed the test despite having a 200 lb advantage and completely ignoring the start/stop portion of the test doesn't mean what the headline insinuates.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | July 31, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

+++++Lavar is a bitter ex- Redskin....but I'll leave you with this.

Do you all remember when Marvin Lewis called Lavar "the most undisciplined player I've ever coached."

Posted by: rickyroge | July 31, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse ++++++


Yes, Lavar is bitter. And it's the same reason that most fans have been bitter. Dan Snyder and Vinny Cerrato. I'm not saying Lavar didn't have a hand in the messy divorce, but I've heard Lavar say this year's team is capable of making a Super Bowl run. That's more homerism than I'm willing to go with, I'll be happy if this team makes the playoffs. Between the out of shape tub of lard primadonna and the lack of talent at the WR position, I don't see any way this team can be considered a contender.

And as far as Marvin Lewis, I'm supposed to take the word of a man that coaches a team that averages 4-6 players arrested per season? Marvin Lewis and discipline go together as well as Vinny Cerrato and draft guru.

Posted by: RobInVaBeach | July 31, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Beep x2 Peeps

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 31, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Here's one to chew on for ya:

Do people think McNabb is better than Joe Theisman as an NFL QB or worse?

I say worse.

Posted by: Pepper5 | July 31, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

so the titans organization did the 300yd conditioning test, but if you attended some ota's it was modified. however jason reid never indicated that haynesworth was required to do the test or if he ever had a modified version.

Posted by: remarkable4real | July 31, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: minorthread | July 31, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

The guy is off like 1 second. Give me a break. He has obviously dropped a bunch of weight and looks great. His trainer obviously did a better job of getting him in shape than the Skins guy last year. I lost alot of respect for Shannahan when he said that players do the 300 yard shuttle "in their sleep". Warren Sapp, who I do have a ton of respect for, said the exercise is a killer. Shannahan is just trying to paint Al as out of shape; sorry, I saw him, and it just aint so.

Posted by: kenboy1 | July 31, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

C`Mon BIG AL Get-R-Done!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | July 31, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 6:24 PM

He's going for the record of longest RI arguement of all time. Go gmoron85 go !

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse


@gtown85

Why don't you move to a Harvard board, where folks could understand your grammer.

You, my friend, are a repetitious moron.

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

See, this is why the Titans were smart with their money. Fat Albert was a knuckle head then and is now, just a much richer one. Screw FA and put his fat aXX on both nose tackle and special teams. With the cabbage he is earning, he should have to sell concessions, too. Again, screw FA.

Posted by: KDSmallJr | July 31, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

It's interesting that it's the Titans, of all teams, that use this 300 yard shuttle/OTA trade-off. No doubt Shanahan has been in communication w/ Fisher and gathered some intelligence about how Haynesworth performed on this when he was w/ Tennessee.

Haynesworth deserves the extra "attention", but Shanahan isn't looking like a choir boy in all of this either.

Posted by: randysbailin | August 1, 2010 2:44 AM | Report abuse

I made the idiotic assumption that the Redskins were making an example of Haynesworth... At first. I thought, based upon the lack of content of JReid's article, that the 300yd shuttles were actually 300yd shuttles. Now, I get it.

Haynesworth is in bad shape. Period. If he lost 35 lbs, it was from laxatives. Or cocaine.

Sad part is, Haynesworth gets the last laugh, doesn't he? I mean, if they wont trade him, he'll just go ahead and be too outta shape to play.

I think he'll eventually get in shape, but just because he can run 2 300 yd shuttles doesn't mean he'll be much help in the fourth quarter. Believe me. There's a LOT more to be desired than running 600 yards in just over 6 minutes.

If you can't pass this test, you should not have "athlete" anywhere near your name... They should not allow your name in the Sports Section of the WAPO if you can't pass this test. John Madden passed the test. Pat Summerall did, too, except he took an extra 15 seconds in the bathroom break portion of the test - which hurt him.

Posted by: Thinker_ | August 1, 2010 5:08 AM | Report abuse

The question is, do the Titans use the same passing time and recovery time for Haynesworth's positions? I could easily pass the test if you gave me another minute or two on each. No doubt they use the same test, but what about the "grade" needed to pass?

Posted by: Nemo24601 | August 1, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

1. Haynesworth is the only person being made to do this test, including rookies and free agents.

2. The other players did participate in the program, however, it has been a month since the last session, and since them they could have been doing heavy lifting at Five Guys for all we know. Shanahan cannot have any clear idea what kind of shape they are in.

3. Shanahan is playing with fire here. The "swelling" which caused Haynesworth to "rest", as the Post (anti-Haynesworth to the core) put it yesterday is what the rest of us laughingly call an "injury". Now, they've kept Haynesworth out of practice so the only thing that could have caused it is the special Haynesworth-only punishment drill. If this gets worse, Shanahan is for the wringer. You do not damage players to prove a point.

4.This is not some steel town high school out of "All the Right Moves". Haynesworth has rights, and there is a player's association to back him up. He cannot be treated like a sullen sixteen year old being made to do laps until the sun sets. If Shanahan keeps on this way, there's going to be trouble. These are grown men, and this is their career. If Shanahan wants to play disciplinarian, perhaps he should find a steel town, there are still a few mills open I think. Said sixteen year old stereotypically will only have parents to take his side, and they will most likely support the coach because of golden memories of "glory days" from which the pain and shame have gone. Haynesworth has an agent, a lawyer, and a union. I'm betting on him.

5. The friendly comments about "everyone does this drill" are irrelevant, because first, no one on the Redskins has, and we do not know what the Titans' passing time was. According to a former NFL executive whose comment was buried deep in an article, Shanahan was setting Haynesworth up to fail.

6. This could destroy the Redskins' season before it starts. Time for two grown men to sit down in the best interest of the team and figure out a graceful and face saving way to back down from the Mexican standoff.

Posted by: Nemo24601 | August 1, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Shanahan is certainly motivating AH to leave Washington as fast as AH can get out of town. To me this whole experience with and for AH is a debacle. I'm sure Haslett real thrilled about his best defensive lineman sidelined as well as Snyders most expensive employee. I suppose the nose tackle needs to sprint 25 yards up and down the field during a play. I don't know why the Redskins simply don't cut him. How hard is Haynesworth going to play this season? he already has enough motivation to leave the team and Shanahan is piling it on. Fisher never said that AH actually took the test. Only that they use it. It seems to me that Snyder needs to step in and speak up. Give Haynesworth to Haslett. Let Hsslett deal with AH. Why is Shanahan even involved with any of this? I thought Shanahan was more about offense. Why doesn't he stick his nose in the offensive line. They are the ones who need help. I don't remember Haynesworth and the defense having problems last year. Now this year Shanahan is more concerned about Haynesworth winning the Presidential Fitness award than Haynesworth actually playing football.Controversy has a tendency to reverberate across the team. And considering that this is Shanahans first season there this ominous cloud that is growing above Shanahans tenure in Washington. I think Snyder had better step in and say to Shananhan enough is enough. Haynesworth is a former defensive player of the year. He is the highest paid defensive player player in the game. I think there should be a certain amount of respect given to Haynesworth and you would think Snyder would protect his most expensive asset on the team. Please step away from the car Mr Shanahan and keep your shuttles where we can see them. Give Hayneswoth to Haslett.

Posted by: firemetalrat | August 1, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

We can't have Albert getting carried off the field again this year.....not good for team morale.

It's not only about Albert...it's about the team...

Posted by: squarebale | August 2, 2010 1:10 AM | Report abuse

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