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Haynesworth's performance looked pretty good on film

In case you missed it, Rick Maese wrote an excellent piece on Albert Haynesworth after Friday night's 42-17 rout of the Buffalo Bills at FedEx Field.

Haynesworth appeared to play well in the preseason opener, and afterward he addressed reporters for the first time since the start of training camp. Coaches often are reluctant to comment on a player's performance until they've reviewed game film, so we wondered how Haynesworth looked on tape.

Well, he was pretty good, according to people who have analyzed the film. Haynesworth, currently the second-string nose tackle, did play well, the sources said. He had "a couple of bad plays [but] nothing awful," one person wrote Sunday in a text message to a reporter.

In addition, the first- and second-string defense "played real well." Beginning the fourth quarter, the Bills has 121 yards total offense. The third-team unit was not especially impressive, but that's why those guys are third string.

Also, top cornerback DeAngelo Hall showed great timing on his interception. The Redskins envision a monster season from Hall, who was instrumental in helping to persuade Haynesworth to give the new defense a chance.

Practice begins at 1:30 at Redskins Park. We'll have a few posts updating things afterward.

By Jason Reid  |  August 15, 2010; 12:55 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , DeAngelo Hall  
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Comments

First to say,GO BIG AL!!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | August 15, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

If you don't get it, you don't get it. But the whole, biblical scriptures on your eye paint = a-hole.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 15, 2010 12:57 PM
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Tebow has the right to display his faith.

There is a difference between showing your faith and telling people to do what you believe.

Tebow has never told anybody how to live.

How do you feel about people with religious tattoos?

Posted by: MimiAnsari | August 15, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

It is appearing that I might have to eat crow regarding the Fat Albert situation, although not quite yet. It looks like Albert may be buying into the Skins' system. I had stated that if he is on the roser at the start of the regular season, I will take my medicine. There is still some time between now and then, and a lot may yet transpire. However, I think I better throw some crow into the ol' crock pot with some curry sauce and let it start to simmer. Maybe by September it will be palatable.

Posted by: kaasmaster | August 15, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Skins caught a lot of breaks the other night, still, it was nice to see the effort and execution this early in the season.

You could just tell from the body language that the guys were having fun. Being up 35-3 will do that.

The Bills on the other hand, looking at their sideline, lots of guys with their heads down, in the middle of the first preseason game you could tell they already knew they are in for a long year.

Posted by: saltine182 | August 15, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Jason Campbell is a Christian too.

Posted by: MimiAnsari | August 15, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

yes but he's not an a-hole about it.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 15, 2010 12:30 PM

Can you explain what that means please?

Posted by: MimiAnsari | August 15, 2010 12:49 PM

Ugh, let's avoid this toll road guys and gals. It never turns out pretty and we are actually to the part of the year where there is actual football to discuss. Save this for the offseason.

Oh and Mimi, fyi the traditional RI lingo for a new thread is beep-beep. We here on RI aren't that intelligent and fear change so some of us might not understand what a "new thread" is.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 15, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse


How do you feel about people with religious tattoos?

Posted by: MimiAnsari | August 15, 2010 1:10 PM

MimiAnsari = Chia_Pet = Rotfrau = bleepbleep = Risa_L = debaitor = one strange ranger

How do you guys feel about flamebaiters? How do you feel about sock puppets? How do you feel about mental health? Optional?

Posted by: beep-beep | August 15, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Ugh, let's avoid this toll road guys and gals. It never turns out pretty and we are actually to the part of the year where there is actual football to discuss. Save this for the offseason.

Oh and Mimi, fyi the traditional RI lingo for a new thread is beep-beep. We here on RI aren't that intelligent and fear change so some of us might not understand what a "new thread" is.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 15, 2010 1:19 PM

Kool. I understand why you want to keep away from this touchy subject.

I'm just a little taken back when people mistake an outward show of faith for telling people how to live; There is a difference between the two.

Posted by: MimiAnsari | August 15, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

"Jason Campbell is a Christian too."

So is Joe Gibbs, and he's very vocal about it.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | August 15, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

"How do you feel about sock puppets?"

The children of sock puppets worry me.

I mean, who entertains them?

And how?

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 15, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

How do you guys feel about flamebaiters? How do you feel about sock puppets? How do you feel about mental health? Optional?

Posted by: beep-beep | August 15, 2010 1:23 PM

What are you talking about? Did I do something wrong?

alex called Tim Tebow an a-hole because he put religious scriptures on his face. I just wanna understand this type of logic.

Posted by: MimiAnsari | August 15, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Whoa! Can`t step onto that!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | August 15, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

"I'm just a little taken back when people mistake an outward show of faith for telling people how to live. There is a difference between the two."

I understand.

But Mohammad Atta's show of faith was a little annoying, wasn't it?

Perhaps the best thing anyone should do is reveal about himself only what people ask to know.

Your deeds should reveal your faith.

Otherwise, constantly advertising your religious beliefs is like an idiot flying a plane into a building full of innocent people just to show how much he loves god.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 15, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

That Dude #13 went straight for big Al's knee..Surprised Al didn't rip his head off and eat it..

Posted by: frak | August 15, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse


MimiAnsari = Chia_Pet = Rotfrau = bleepbleep = Risa_L = debaitor = one strange ranger

How do you guys feel about flamebaiters? How do you feel about sock puppets? How do you feel about mental health? Optional?

Posted by: beep-beep | August 15, 2010 1:23 PM

What are you talking about? Did I do something wrong?

alex called Tim Tebow an a-hole because he put religious scriptures on his face. I just wanna understand this type of logic.

Posted by: MimiAnsari | August 15, 2010 1:30 PM

Right, and I just want you to answer the questions I posed to you.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 15, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

kaasmaster, will you forgive Big Al if he does good this year?

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | August 15, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

That was a wonderful post MistaMoe. I totally agree, thanks. :)

Posted by: MimiAnsari | August 15, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

New Al, New Outlook?

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | August 15, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Okay, I don't know what a flamebaiter is, though I feel like I'm walking into an insult on this one.

Sock puppets are for young kids and I have no feeling about mental health right now. should I?

Maybe you should just leave me alone and I'll extend you that same courtesy, deal?

Posted by: MimiAnsari | August 15, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I've had it with all this praise for Hall, he played like absolute dog $ht, and his pick was a bad throw under pressure from Carriker.

The score does not correlate to the 1st team D's performance, which was very very shaky - although encouraging in some ways.

I'm still worried about the ability to stop the run with this defense, but loving the coverage disguises.

Good first outing, but no way I'm jumping on the bandwagon until this team consistently demonstrates that it does not play to the level of competition.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | August 15, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

I think Albert Haynesworth will be traded this year or next

Posted by: MimiAnsari | August 15, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

"Haynesworth's performance looked pretty good on film"


A used to be a-list player opening up against second teamers is the 1st step on Prince Al's road to humility.

He'll be fine and we hope he has a big year as he is a hefty trading chip--ask the Pats if they'd take him in light of T Warren getting hurt.

We've said it before and will say it again:

"LEAVE ALBERT BE!!"

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 15, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Maybe you should just leave me alone and I'll extend you that same courtesy, deal?

Posted by: MimiAnsari | August 15, 2010 1:49 PM |

No, because you've been a liar up here under every one of your handles (Chia_Pet, Rotfrau, bleepbleep, Risa_L, debaitor) and you can't uphold a deal. You're a flamebaiter -- a term you posted up here last week under another of your handles in one of your cut-and-paste jobs.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 15, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Big Al is the MAN!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | August 15, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Just want to thank Rex Grossman! Love the attack of the smurfs, Banks, Armstrong, and Austin. But, where is Dennis Morris?

Posted by: abxinc | August 15, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

But, where is Dennis Morris?

Posted by: abxinc | August 15, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Playing himself onto the practice squad.

Posted by: TWISI | August 15, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm beep-beep, seems to me that you accuse anybody you don't like of being the same person.

Your comments are very rude and close-minded. I don't know what those other posters have done to you, but I've never personally attacked you.

Again, since I've clearly upset you, it would be in your best interest to ignore my opinions on a blog meant to share opinions.

Posted by: MimiAnsari | August 15, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

beep beep - You dont have any tolerance for diversity. why dont you keep your narrow minded verbal vomit to yourself and keep the hate speach off the comment boards.
This is America and Tebow has the right to express his faith any way he likes, and comparing him writing gospel notations on his eye black with people flying planes into buildings is about the most ignorant thing I've heard in months.

Posted by: US-conscience | August 15, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

That was a wonderful post MistaMoe. I totally agree, thanks. :)

Posted by: MimiAnsari | August 15, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Wow. First you call Tim Tebow humble - the only person on earth that I've ever heard say that. Then you agree with Moe when he likens Tebow to Mohammed Atta. Is it possible that beep-beep is right?

Posted by: NYPDee | August 15, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Wow. First you call Tim Tebow humble - the only person on earth that I've ever heard say that. Then you agree with Moe when he likens Tebow to Mohammed Atta. Is it possible that beep-beep is right?

Posted by: NYPDee | August 15, 2010 3:04 PM

I didn't interpret it that way.

So while we are putting words into other peoples mouth's, according to you MistaMoe likens Joe Gibbs to Mohammed Atta also?

Posted by: MimiAnsari | August 15, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

I think Shanahan has played the Haynesworth situation perfectly. He wants Albert to play RDE, maybe occasionally spelling at NT.

Albert loses the weight to play RDE, to avoid playing NT.

Shanahan would rather keep ALbert mean than be his friend, so he uses him to assert his authority, while Jim Haslett plays the Buddy Ryan role and Albert plays hard for "his coach".

As Moe says, a spell on 2nd team D as the NT teaches abit of humility. It also means that D*ll*s will have no preseason film of Albert lining up at RDE, where he will play against them in Week 1, bad luck for Romo...

Finally, if Albert still wants to go at the end of the year, chances are it'll be after a Pro-Bowl type season, allowing the 'Skins to get a #1 pick for him (Jake Locker, learning behind McNabb anyone?)

Shanahan and Allen go into next year's draft (assuming there's no stoppage) with a reasonably strong squad and plenty of picks to find; a big-play WR, a CB, some ILBs and a FS, with picks left over to fortify the lines and add depth elsewhere, confident that the team is largely intact.

Shanahan has played this perfectly.

Posted by: stevebeagrie | August 15, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

I don't see that Shanahan has played this well at all. Albert had Shanahan's job in his hand. He chose to put it down gently because it wouldn't help him or the team to fatally undermine Stranahan's authority so early. Don't you think that Haynesworth knows what Shanahan is doing? Guess what, even if he didn't read the daily blogs, he has lots of people to tell him. He got what he wanted, and I'm sure he is highly amused at the "rather have him mean than his friend" comments. Come on. Did you notice Haynesworth chose to do his talking on the field, then talk to the press? It means nothing that Shanahan played Haynesworth with the second team (ohter than helping run up the score) because we all know, and AH does, that he starts against Dallas Opening Night. Use common sense people!

Posted by: Nemo24601 | August 15, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

"I don't see that Shanahan has played this well at all. Albert had Shanahan's job in his hand. He chose to put it down gently because it wouldn't help him or the team to fatally undermine Stranahan's authority so early. Don't you think that Haynesworth knows what Shanahan is doing? Guess what, even if he didn't read the daily blogs, he has lots of people to tell him. He got what he wanted, and I'm sure he is highly amused at the "rather have him mean than his friend" comments. Come on. Did you notice Haynesworth chose to do his talking on the field, then talk to the press? It means nothing that Shanahan played Haynesworth with the second team (ohter than helping run up the score) because we all know, and AH does, that he starts against Dallas Opening Night. Use common sense people!Posted by: Nemo24601"

You have an odd way of looking at things. No way Snyder was going to fire Shanahan for Albert's recalcitrance. If Al hadn't come around, they'd simply have waited for a willing trade partner (and sooner or later, one would have shown up).

The GM who signed AH was already long gone, and owners never take the blame in any real way. The whole incident would have been filed under 'lessons learned'.

Be interesting to see if AH starts against Dallas. If he acts up, I'm betting not.

Posted by: Samson151 | August 15, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Nope, 'fraid not. Shanahan put his authority on the line. He was likely to get it back, because Haynesworth was not going to sit out a year, but like most 1-10 bet it really hasn't paid very much. Maybe the insulters here think Haynesworth is stupid, but his agent and his lawyer and his marketing people are not and even if he missed it (unlikely!), they weren't gonna miss what was going on.

Posted by: Nemo24601 | August 15, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

From Vegas: Current odds Skins 33/1 to win NFC. Total wins 7.5.............Thought we showed a lot of progress. remember: Gibbs first Bowl we were 0-4 in pre-season. 91/92 1-3 pre-season, opened with three straight shut-outs, like 123-0 !!!

Posted by: aginsburg | August 15, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

I watched the game on Friday and I noticed Orakpo did a good job on his side, but the Weak side LB's left a lot to be desired. I like Lorenzo Alexander & Andre Carter but it became very clear they aren't suited for the position, which I'm sure was evident on the game-tape. Expect London Fletcher to be tracking down alot on RB's sideline to sideline, unless these two improve their performances.

Posted by: NitePoetz | August 16, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

I watched the game on Friday and I noticed Orakpo did a good job on his side, but the Weak side LB's left a lot to be desired. I like Lorenzo Alexander & Andre Carter but it became very clear they aren't suited for the position, which I'm sure was evident on the game-tape. Expect London Fletcher to be tracking down alot on RB's sideline to sideline, unless these two improve their performances.

Posted by: NitePoetz | August 16, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Redskin fans starting to climb inside Albert's jock after 1 preseason game. That's typical.

You should have been watching Andre Carter and how poor he played in HIS new position. May HE had a bad game but he looked TERRIBLE.

I saw 2 good looking RBs and an excellent return man though.

One more thing. There were several plays that McNabb made that Jason would have been sacked on, especially the TD throw.

Good luck to those fellas.

Posted by: keedrow | August 16, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

One preseason win and now Fat Albert is "Big Al". You fans are soo fickle.

Posted by: ged0386 | August 16, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Skins Played Buffalo :(


TO EARLY


REMEMBER ZORN?

Posted by: SOLVBACK | August 16, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

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