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Haynesworth's teammates: "Oh, wow"

Albert Haynesworth's teammates were thrilled with the defensive lineman's performance after Sunday's 17-14 victory over Chicago, a game in which Haynesworth posted his first sack of the year and looked dominant at times. He even leaped over an offensive lineman on a goal-line play, allowing inside linebacker London Fletcher to pop the ball loose from Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

"Was that Albert that went up and over?" Fletcher said. "Oh, wow."

Haynesworth was credited with just three tackles, but he added the sack and had two tackles for losses. His performance came after he missed the previous two weeks in the wake of the death of his brother.

"He was starting to get comfortable with everything we're doing," Fletcher said. "He definitely made a ton of plays. You think about the goal-line play. He had the sack. He had another key play, a tackle for loss on third down."

Haynesworth dismissed talk afterward that he wanted to be traded before last week's deadline. He now has two solid performances in a row. He drew two holding penalties in an Oct. 3 victory at Philadelphia, his last appearance. His teammates believe Sunday could spur more similar performances.

"Once he goes out there and puts his mind to it, he's an unbelievable player," cornerback Carlos Rogers said.

By Barry Svrluga  | October 24, 2010; 6:53 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Comments

Indeed

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 24, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

He played great. Stat line 2 tackles 1 sack...Stats don't mean dick.

Now can he do it again next week?

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 24, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

It is absolutely amazing how Albert was able to get in great football shape, learn the defense and crush it - all in a week!

Sitting him out against the Colts was a load of crap.

But I'm glad they won today.

HTTR!


...and Philly got stomped. HA!

Posted by: edvar | October 24, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

People need to get over last week and grasp the simple fact that even if he didn't realize it, AH was too mentally elsewhere to play last week. Dude lost his younger brother and needed one less Sunday to worry about. Let's give Coach S. some credit here. I'm sure missing last week helped AH focus for this week.

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 24, 2010 5:43 PM

Guess you didn't here that he told the coaches and some of the other players that he wanted to play. Coach didn't say he was mentally not there, he said he was out of shape and didn't know the D.

How much of the D do you have to know to push the Center or Guard five yards into the backfield and blow up the play?

Like I've said before, we've paid for his headaches, let's get the return on the investment.

Keep playing him coach!

Posted by: edvar | October 24, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY ON HAYNESWORTH, COULD WE HAVE NOT GOTTEN A YOUNGER AND MORE HUNGRY PLAYERS. WE HAVE MADE BAD TRADES FOR YEARS. THIS IS ONE OF THE WORST I HAVE SEEN. WAKE UP HAYNEWORTH, GO OUT A EARN SOME OF THAT WASTED MONEY.

Posted by: macraw1 | October 24, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

The lesson here kids is that shouting in ALL CAPS makes your point more valid than those idiots that use sentence case.

Posted by: edvar | October 24, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Albert should of been there last week. Convince me that this a better team than last year. It seems more luck than improvement.

Posted by: dmlopez1 | October 24, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Albert should of been there last week. Convince me that this a better team than last year. It seems more luck than improvement.

Posted by: dmlopez1 | October 24, 2010 7:23 PM

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Or maybe they were really good last year. And they were just unlucky. WTF are you babbling about?

Posted by: Thinker_ | October 24, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

He was the difference between last week's loss and this week's win. Period.

Posted by: drischord | October 24, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Wow!?

Why?

He's paid $100 million and he's had the defensive scheme paired back so he can handle it.

Maybe he should give back $50 million and actually earn the money he's paid!

I'm not impressed. After sucking for most of his Redskin career he shows up on six plays. Give me a team filled with underpaid, overachievers anyday and leave the overpaid hypemeisters to the Cowboys.

Posted by: laserwizard | October 24, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

I for one was glad to see Haynesworth play and play great. He makes our defense and our team better, I don't care what anybody says. I hope he continues to get more comfortable in this defense and keep on making plays to help this team win!

Great game Albert, keep it up!

Posted by: 72Redskins | October 24, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

The difference between this year's team and last year's team is winning close games.

Posted by: SkinsfaninNebraska | October 24, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

@Thinker_
eat me


Posted by: dmlopez1 | October 24, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

To laserwiz:

Too many underpaid overacheivers equal too many untalented players and too many untalented players will give you a record such as the Cowboys currently have.

Haynesworth did his thing today, and will only get better.Stop hating, he makes our defense better and give us a better chance to win.

That is what you want, isn't it?

Posted by: 72Redskins | October 24, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

I agree.

Posted by: dmlopez1 | October 24, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

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