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Shanahan: Albert Haynesworth 'will be with our team on Sunday' (updated)

Updated at 4 p.m.

Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, again the subject of trade reports this week, will be on the roster Sunday night when the Redskins kick off the regular season against the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field, Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday afternoon.

"If he wasn't here, I think you'd call me a liar, wouldn't you?" Shanahan said while addressing the media at Redskins Park. "And you'd have the right to do that. Okay?"

The Redskins and Tennessee Titans are reportedly in talks about Haynesworth, who has stirred frustration in the organization since last season. For months, Shanahan and General Manager Bruce Allen, Shanahan's second in command in the football operation, have denied reports that the Redskins have engaged in trade discussions about Haynesworth, who requested to be traded in June while skipping the team's only mandatory minicamp.

Most recently, Haynesworth angered coaches because he failed to participate in a halftime adjustment meeting during the Redskins' final preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals, three people familiar with the situation said. He also did not join other defensive linemen in reviewing pictures of the Arizona Cardinals' blocking schemes and stood apart from his teammates along the sideline. Haynesworth, however, has not attended halftime meetings throughout his career, said people who know the nine-year veteran well.

On Monday, Haynesworth and Shanahan met after practice, multiple Redskins sources said. Shanahan does not comment on his private meetings, but he spoke in general terms Wednesday about his relationship with Haynesworth.

"You might not think we ever communicate, but we do sometimes," Shanahan said. "Even though the sources have not talked about us communicating."

After the final preseason game, Haynesworth declined a reporter's interview request. He also has declined multiple interview requests this week during media availability at Redskins Park.

"Albert will be with us this week," Shanahan said. "For sure."

By Jason Reid and Rick Maese  |  September 8, 2010; 3:13 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Comments

Hopefully to cleat Romo's head.

Posted by: dmlopez1 | September 8, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Almost makes you miss Zorn speak.

Too soon?

Posted by: elfreako | September 8, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully to cleat Romo's head.

Posted by: dmlopez1 | September 8, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Good call coach. Dallas will be scheming for me while I pack my bags and fly to Tennessee.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 8, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Rick...what are sources saying about how much Albert practiced today? Let's make that the next blog post. Thanks

Posted by: TWISI | September 8, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Can the next story be about me?

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 8, 2010 2:40 PM

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 8, 2010 3:06 PM

Can we make it three stories in a row please? I miss the attention.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 8, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Good, now can we move on? No more Haynesworth posts until Monday, please!

Posted by: Marshall_Law | September 8, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Let’s see how JReid & Co spin this to more controversy……next post should be along these lines:

“Although coach said that he will be with the team, he wouldn’t confirm that he would even be playing. This all stems back to albert missing all of the ota’s and sources within the organization confirm that the coach is still very frustrated and acknowledge that trade talks are ongoing and that he could be deactivated. Actually, nobody came on record to say that he WOULDN’T be deactivated, so the possibility that he won’t play remains very viable”…

Posted by: dlhaze1 | September 8, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

WILL HE BE ON THE TEAM ON MONDAY, THOUGH?

Posted by: BarackObama | September 8, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Rick...could you do a story about my boat? It is really cool and lots of fun and I could even take you for a ride!

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 8, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

psps,

liked your spirited defense of Shanahan and the culture he is trying to establish.

Here's the funny thing about Shanahan. For a 'my way of the highway' guy, he's actually gone after plenty of talented guys that were known problems. Most famously, he drafted Maurice Clarett, when no one else would even consider it.

Shanahan follows the cold tradition of talent first, character second. There are several coaches that garner enough respect so that marginal guys fall in line. Shanahan is one of those. In the offseason, for example, Larry Johnson and Clinton Portis fell in line, while Albert didn't. The jury is still out on guys like CR22 and DeAngelo Hall are really bought in, but I think they have.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

What are the odds that Shanny or a player will go postal on a Beat Writer who ask one too many Haynesworth questions?

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 8, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

a psps23 post on how Shanahan is the alpha and omega and the greatest head coach since the advent of the forward pass... how surprising...

Posted by: RedDMV | September 8, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

JReid is now reporting that Haynesworth's primary responsibility will be to make sure teammates are drinking enough Gatorade and to organize all cups and coolers. He will then be required to take care of all dirty laundry after the game. JLC has confirmed this report.

Posted by: moseley_brian | September 8, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Shana-cool sux. Making himself into a hero only to play haynesworth ultimatly (I think and hope). The gossiping dooshrs who perpetuated the drama are worse

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 8, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunate.

Was hoping we'd be rid of the Drama Queen already.

But also noted Shanahan's assertion to the Dallas based press that the Queen hasn't been as much of a distraction as some might think.

Got to admire the coach's ability to focus on higher priorities while the Queen continues to prance around like a spoiled child.

Posted by: Vic1 | September 8, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Some people gots some crow to be eatin???...

Posted by: Stu27 | September 8, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

not that anyone here will be surprised, but someone else thinks Albert is, well, a jerk

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/jeff_pearlman/09/08/haynesworth/index.html?eref=sircrc

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

I know on Sunday I'll be on the toilet at some point.

Plop
Plop

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 8, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

My agent says not to give back the money because I might never get a contract like that again. I'm so confused!

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 8, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Robert Henson is back with the team and on IR according to Mike Jones.

http://twitter.com/MikeJonesTBD

Posted by: elfreako | September 8, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse


I don't know who's taking us for a ride.

Is it, a) AH himself, b) Albert_Haynesworth, or c) JReid ?

Romo 2 int's, 1 fumble, 4 sacks, and kiss my ass MrIrvin88 !

Posted by: hessone | September 8, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

At the presser:

JReid; “Coach, can you please confirm that you will not be not not playing Albert Haynesworth on Sunday?

Coach: “No Comment”

JReid: “Okay, well then can you comment on whether or not when Albert is not in the game that you will make him sit on the bench?”

Coach: “What?”

JReid: “ so when Albert is not in the game, he won’t be playing, right?”

Coach: “Get this jackwad outta here”…..

Posted by: dlhaze1 | September 8, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Note to self: $21m bonus after 1 year is not a good idea. Terrible contract Vinny.

Posted by: dclifer97 | September 8, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Robert Henson is back with the team and on IR according to Mike Jones.

http://twitter.com/MikeJonesTBD

Posted by: elfreako | September 8, 2010 3:48 PM
---------------

Mike Jones went from crummy rapper to covering the Redskins?

What a career change.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 8, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Hope Shanahan turns this team into a winner and serious contender.

Because if he doesn't all this bravado and Sam Rothstein running the Tangiers like stunts he's pulling, will fall on deaf ears by year three and Danny and the fanbase will want his ass gone.


Where or where will all you wide-eyed, seated legs crossed in front of you, chin in palm like Shanahan is reading you The Polar Express fans will be then? Probably violently shredding your 2014 Super Bowl Champion Christmas cards you just had made and purchased a few days ago.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 8, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Michael Edward Shanahan would NEVER lie to the media.

But would he pass a lie detector test? Ask some of his former players.

Posted by: bleep-bleep | September 8, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Sports reporting has been so terrible lately. I see the point Mike was trying to make. Reporters writing stories without verifying the facts. The last month has been the worst month in Sport's Journalism. Even this story leaves out part of what Shanahan stated and he said Albert had another great practice and he will be with our team Sunday. If you can't report the facts straight you need to pick another profession.

Posted by: RealOne1 | September 8, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Mike Jones went from crummy rapper to covering the Redskins?

What a career change.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop

You two have a lot in common.

You both like to ear or eye fu*k everyone with your repetitious babble.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 8, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

"Here's the funny thing about Shanahan. For a 'my way of the highway' guy, he's actually gone after plenty of talented guys that were known problems. Most famously, he drafted Maurice Clarett, when no one else would even consider it.

Shanahan follows the cold tradition of talent first, character second. There are several coaches that garner enough respect so that marginal guys fall in line. Shanahan is one of those. In the offseason, for example, Larry Johnson and Clinton Portis fell in line, while Albert didn't. The jury is still out on guys like CR22 and DeAngelo Hall are really bought in, but I think they have.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse"

Exactly. He'll always accept talent, provided they work for him. CP and LJ worked. Haynesworth hasn't. He'll give them a shot, but if they don't take advantage then they're done.

People up here act like he's got a cold vendetta against Haynesworth and would never allow him to succeed. BS. Hayneworth was given every opportunity to do so. Shanahan couldn't run AH's fitness test for him. Shanahan couldn't play hard for AH in the 4th preseason game. Shanahan couldn't keep Albert healthy when his knee flared up 2 days into camp. AH has nobody but himself to blame.

Posted by: psps23 | September 8, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

IMO both Shanny and AH have handled this just fine since the start of training camp. Its your own fault how much you want to read into BS rumors and hacks like jried and hang off every word.
Hes here and he will play, shannys here and he will coach. All is well.

Posted by: Stu27 | September 8, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Danny sux blame Norv, Danny sux blame Marty, Danny sux blame Gibbs, Danny sux blame Campbell, Danny sux blame Portis, Danny sux blame Haynesworth, Danny sux blame everyone but Danny

we are superfans!

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 8, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan: Albert Haynesworth 'will be with our team on Sunday' (updated)
Updated at 4 p.m.

"If he wasn't here, I think you'd call me a liar, wouldn't you?" Shanahan said while addressing the media at Redskins Park. "And you'd have the right to do that. Okay?"

I would call him a liar.

Posted by: bleep-bleep | September 8, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

"a psps23 post on how Shanahan is the alpha and omega and the greatest head coach since the advent of the forward pass... how surprising...

Posted by: RedDMV | September 8, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse"

Hah, Red.

I've been pulling for Shanahan since the 2008 season ended. When the Cutler fiasco went down, I openly stated my preference for Shanahan to come on board, even going so far as to say I didn't care if we traded for Cutler and got rid of Campbell in the process (and you know how I like Campbell as a QB). I made it known then that Shanahan was one of the two greatest active coaches at the time (the other being Belichick). And that was before we witnessed the Jim Zorn disaster season.

Nothing has changed on that front. Shanahan is still one of the two best coaches active, and one of the GOAT in general. Just so happens he's now coaching the Redskins. This is not a homer appeal by me.

Posted by: psps23 | September 8, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Thanks WP for updating the story.

Posted by: RealOne1 | September 8, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

The question about Fat Albert as I see it right now is not "Is Albert the best player on our D-line?". Certainly if he puts his full effort into it the answer is yes.

To me, the question is "Will Albert give a full effort to help the Redskins defense?". From the way Albert has behaved during the entire offseason and preseason, right now I would have to believe that the answer is NO.

Can anyone on here give a CONVINCING reason to believe otherwise?


Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I heard the rapper Mike Jones has HIV/AIDS.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 8, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

I don't know who to trust anymore. Regular people don't understand how hard it is to be a multi-millionaire superstar.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 8, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

I heard the rapper Mike Jones has HIV/AIDS.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 8, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

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

WHO???

Posted by: AdamCr | September 8, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Can anyone on here give a CONVINCING reason to believe otherwise?


Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

8 year vets dont show their worth during the offseason or preseason they do it during the REGULAR season which is where we are now. Judge him them. I thought he played well for us last year, others disagree.

Posted by: Stu27 | September 8, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

beep beep... more roster news for sunday

Posted by: shanahanman | September 8, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

The trade with the Titans will be done next week. Mark it!

Posted by: skinsfever | September 8, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

With all of this talk about trading AH wouldnt it be in the best interest of the team to put him in a better position to succeed to drive up his value to another team. All these leaked reports of how he is a cancer seems a little counterproductive to me.

Posted by: Scm_77 | September 8, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

With all of this talk about trading AH wouldnt it be in the best interest of the team to put him in a better position to succeed to drive up his value to another team. All these leaked reports of how he is a cancer seems a little counterproductive to me.

Posted by: Scm_77 | September 8, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

WHO???

Posted by: AdamCr | September 8, 2010 4:18 PM

MIKE JOOONES...lol

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 8, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Can anyone on here give a CONVINCING reason to believe otherwise?


Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 4:13 PM

It's his history. Every time Albert's been in a position where he needs performs well to get what he wants he's done so. He did it as a junior in HS to get a scholarship to Tenn. HE did it as a junior in college to get drafted in the 1st round. He did it as restricted free agent to get his monster contract. He could do it now to get the hell out of DC.

Posted by: TWISI | September 8, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like the Titans want to see how Haynesworth plays in a real game before they are willing seriously talk about a trade.

Posted by: hapster | September 8, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

With all of this talk about trading AH wouldnt it be in the best interest of the team to put him in a better position to succeed to drive up his value to another team. All these leaked reports of how he is a cancer seems a little counterproductive to me.

Posted by: Scm_77 | September 8, 2010 4:24 PM

First time you've ever seen a smoke screen?

Posted by: wireman65 | September 8, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

How can it be acceptable for anyone to refuse to listen to coaches during a game? In any other business that type of behavior by a contract employee would raise breach of contract issues. The new CBA should address the issue of players who are under contract but make no effort to perform their duty. In these cases it should be permissible to allege breach of contract and appeal to an arbitrator for compensation, including givebacks. To be fair, the new CBA also should deal with "voluntary" workouts that are in fact not voluntary.

Posted by: sabata1 | September 8, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

shanahanman, you the colt loving guy??

who is he employed by now?? UPS?? FEDEX??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 8, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TWISI | September 8, 2010 4:26 PM

If the goal is to play well so that someone will be interested in trading for him, why didn't he start that process in the preseason? If he had played well and dominated in AZ, there is a chance he could be the hell out of DC already.

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Your coverage of our team leaves much to be desired. The Post Beat writer has gotten progressively worse. Not expecting you to be a fan like us, but good lord, can you find no other stories on this team? And can you do it without telling the whole world who is lining up where in practice. Shanny was right to give you clowns the business on Monday!

Posted by: keino83 | September 8, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: psps23 | September 8, 2010 3:52 PM

I'm not one for dissertations so I'll be brief.
- We don't know what Wade Phillips or anyone else would have done with that team.
- Art Shell did OK with that Raiders team after Shanny left.
- Shanny didn't win sjk with CP rushing for all those yards.
- If he was so great why did Bowlen fire him? In 10 years after Elway, the Broncos only made the playoffs 4x. That's only one more than our beloved Redskins over that same period.
- Shanahan is not the second coming you're trying to make him out to be.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 8, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

from the dallass morning news c-girls blog:

Marc Colombo and Kyle kosier not practicing, unlikely to play.
Alex Barron @ RT instead of colombo
Montrae Holland @ LG instead of Kosier

http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2010/09/marc-colombo-will-not-practice.html

Posted by: SkinsInSichuan | September 8, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

don't know who's taking us for a ride.

Is it, a) AH himself, b) Albert_Haynesworth, or c) JReid ?

Romo 2 int's, 1 fumble, 4 sacks, and kiss my ass MrIrvin88 !

Posted by: hessone | September 8, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Hess!!!

Glad to see you drinking the kool-aid.

I'll refill your glass whenever.

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 8, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 8, 2010 4:32 PM

Wrong guy, Greg.
The guy you're thinking of's handle was KurtShanaman.

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Why does every guy who doesn't make in the NFL have to work with FedEx or UPS?

I tell ya, if I ever worked for any of those companies I'd be pissed and feel inadequate every time someone associated a flamed out NFL prospect with FedEx or UPS.


Greg, Doug Heffernan told me to tell you to kiss his ass.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 8, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

My cousin is tailgating at the game on some party bus. Does anyone else know about this bus?

I'll be at the game, but the bus would definitely be cooler than the Metro.

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 8, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 4:34 PM

C'mon..it's 4th preseason game. The only motivation for AH was to not get injured. If you were a GM would you send a 2nd or 3rd rounder for AH after watching him kick some 3rd or 4th string player's butt? I think Tenn is waiting to see how he plays during the regular season before meeting the Skin's demands. That's what could motivate AH.

Posted by: TWISI | September 8, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Danny sux blame Norv, Danny sux blame Marty, Danny sux blame Gibbs, Danny sux blame Campbell, Danny sux blame Portis, Danny sux blame Haynesworth, Danny sux blame everyone but Danny

we are superfans!

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 8, 2010 4:07 PM

Because no one on this blog has ever blamed Danny.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | September 8, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 8, 2010 4:32 PM

Wrong guy, Greg.

You're thinking of KurtShanaman. He dissapeared as soon as Colt was cut and hasn't been seen since. I think he sudenly became a Raiders fan.

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

haha, good pull red....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 8, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Greg, Doug Heffernan told me to tell you to kiss his ass.
Posted by: RedDMV | September 8, 2010 4:40 PM

He works for IPS, has a hot wife, lives next door to the hulk and is a Jets fan. His life is pretty good right now.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | September 8, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Albert's not only a jerk, but he's a messed up guy.

I have no doubt that if some opposing player took a cheap shot at him, that he'd make a nice profit. Why? Because the fine the NFL would administer would be a lot less than the amount of money other players would kick in to pay it. Albert's hurt the cause of the players in upcoming contract negotiations -- and every single player knows it.

Every contract Albert signs after this one finishes will be for 1 year. Every owner knows that Albert only plays hard so he can get paid in the next contract. So unless Albert is in a contract year, he's not worth it. The only way to get him to play hard is to make every year the last year of his contract. 1 year deals only.

Albert had a chance to break that perception this year. There is still a chance, though its somewhere between slim and none and Slim seems to be heading out of town.

Albert has plenty of enemies and very very very few friends in this world. It is self inflicted -- and very very sad.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Alex Barron @ RT instead of colombo
Montrae Holland @ LG instead of Kosier

http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2010/09/marc-colombo-will-not-practice.html

Posted by: SkinsInSichuan | September 8, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Beantown there's you boy Barron. I hope Haslett let's Carter rush from the DE position. Carter will beat Barron like a drum.

Posted by: TWISI | September 8, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

What is this the 15th version of the same freakin' story? Even a 350 lb cow runs out of milk sometime...

Posted by: jvbstable | September 8, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TWISI | September 8, 2010 4:41 PM

So far, you're in the lead TWISI. The best anyone else has come up with basically ammounts to "just because it's regular season".

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

What is this the 15th version of the same freakin' story? Even a 350 lb cow runs out of milk sometime...

Posted by: jvbstable | September 8, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

335, brotha. Not 334, not 336 (greg), 335.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 8, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 8, 2010 4:32 PM

Wrong guy, Greg.

You're thinking of KurtShanaman. He dissapeared as soon as Colt was cut and hasn't been seen since. I think he sudenly became a Raiders fan.

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 4:43 PM

Honest people like kaasmaster and BeantownGreg1 are what keep this blog alive, don't know what happened to the update, posted separately but now showing above.

Posted by: shanahanman | September 8, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 8, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

In brief:

-I thought your stance was that any coach could have won with that Denver team?
-What does Art Shell have to do with Shanahan as a coach? Jon Gruden won a Super Bowl with Tony Dungy's Bucs, doesn't make Dungy less of a coach.
-Shanahan had 2 winning seasons with Portis as his RB: one with Griese as his QB, the other with Plummer as his QB, neither of whom are still in the league.
-Bowlen fired him because he thought Shanahan had gone stale. It will end up being the biggest mistake of Bowlen's ownership.
-As I stated before, Shanahan is still one of the top 2 coaches in the NFL, both in objective credentials and in subjective analysis by many experts. It's your prerogative to believe that isn't enough to override a disruptive talent like AH.

Posted by: psps23 | September 8, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 4:44 PM

This is all supposition and conjecture based on nothing but your personal feelings. What facts do you have to support this conclusion? If a guy has proven he can ball, he's going to get paid. Ask Revis and Mangold. Do the Kellen Clemens' of the world hate players who hold out for more money and force others who are less valuable to the team to take pay cuts. It's the Jamarcus Russells of the world that hurt the players pockets. There's going to be a rookie pay scale now.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 8, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

I clearly understand what Shanny is tryna do but enough is enough...the game is 4 days away. Let's trade him 2day or lets get the man on the field. NO DISTRACTIONS!!! They said there will be no cases of distractions then what the hell is this? 4 days before a game? And believe it or not the players are thinking the same thing...SO GET OVER IT SHANNY or trade hime 2day PERIOD!!!!! Lets whip Dallas with or w/o him.

Posted by: skins9859 | September 8, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Thank goodness I'm under contract with the Redskins! Good to go, all I have to do is show up and be a difference maker.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 8, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

And if we have any trades on the team it should be A. Carter at LB thats a big mistake...disaster waiting 2 happen. he should only b in on 3rd down with C. Wilson starting.

Posted by: skins9859 | September 8, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

If the guy puts forth the effort great, but if he half asses it against Dallas I'd call up Philly and find out the exact steps they took to shut down T.O. and do that with Haynesworth.

I'd just let him rot as long as it takes to get an acceptable trade or until his contract expires.

Posted by: skins91r | September 8, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

I think Tenn is waiting to see how he plays during the regular season before meeting the Skin's demands. That's what could motivate AH.

Posted by: TWISI | September 8, 2010 4:41 PM |

So let's play out the logic of your comment. AH is motivated to have a mofo game against Dallas, sacks Romo a couple, the Skins beat the Boys, etc., etc. Off of that kind of performance the Titans up their offer and AH gets shipped to Tenn. And every fan in DC is saying "WTF?!?!?!?!".

Posted by: LibertyValence | September 8, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 4:44 PM

This is all supposition and conjecture based on nothing but your personal feelings. What facts do you have to support this conclusion?

Posted by: learnedhand1

More than you've got. Listen to an agent. They all will tell you the same thing. When the $$ bar raises for top players, the pay bar rises for everyone else.

Albert is lowering the bar, making it harder for players to get their $$ guaranteed. Every player knows he's made the upcoming negotiations harder.

The rookie cap is coming as well -- and its totally needed. But that one isn't Albert's fault

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Alex Barron @ RT instead of colombo
Montrae Holland @ LG instead of Kosier

http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2010/09/marc-colombo-will-not-practice.html

Posted by: SkinsInSichuan | September 8, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Beantown there's you boy Barron. I hope Haslett let's Carter rush from the DE position. Carter will beat Barron like a drum.

Posted by: TWISI

I think it'll be Orakpo going at the RT. Barron got whupped twice for sacks ... in 1 quarter vs Oakland in preseason. And that was at LT, supposedly his better position. And it wasn't against Orakpo.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Less money for rookies means more money for me!

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 8, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

@Posted by: learnedhand1

Elway wasn't able to win a SB without Shanahan. Failed in three tries.

Terrell Davis was a 6th round pick. More proof that Shanahan can put almost any RB into his scheme and turn them into a big time player.


Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

So let's play out the logic of your comment. AH is motivated to have a mofo game against Dallas, sacks Romo a couple, the Skins beat the Boys, etc., etc. Off of that kind of performance the Titans up their offer and AH gets shipped to Tenn. And every fan in DC is saying "WTF?!?!?!?!".

Posted by: LibertyValence

Thats exactly my point so why wait ship him out now or shut-up and play him. Because if he kills it in the C-girls game and has a big game then we ship him out...we will all say WTF!!! So Thank You...

Posted by: skins9859 | September 8, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

What did Joe Gibbs' 3 SB rings give him the second time around?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 8, 2010 3:16 PM

Your critique of Shanahan was valid, but the parting shot above undercut it a bit.

Joe Gibbs took a team that wasn't going anywhere following Spurrier, and managed a 1-2 playoff record over just 4 years during his second stint.

By comparison, Shanahan's Super Bowl team garnered a 1-4 playoff record over the decade following Elway's retirement.

Advantage: Gibbs

Posted by: Alan4 | September 8, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Who said anything about shipping me out? I love this team and am planning to have my best year ever.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 8, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

-As I stated before, Shanahan is still one of the top 2 coaches in the NFL, both in objective credentials and in subjective analysis by many experts.

Posted by: psps23 | September 8, 2010 4:55 PM |

10 years ago nobody would have disagreed with your claim. Now the top two are probably Payton and Belichick.

Posted by: LibertyValence | September 8, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

I only saw part of the Jets preseason game, and Albert looked good for much of it -- and the defense only gave up 3 points in the half. I didn't like him playing DE (to my surprise), but he was often disruptive on the interior ... and that's critical to this defense

But, until Sunday ....

I have no idea if he is in shape or out of shape, if he's capable of playing well or not. If he gets the system he's in or not. for all that he's been on the field, he's kind of a mystery.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Z, Revis and his guaranteed $32M say hi. That's close to what Albert was guaranteed right?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 8, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

So far, TWISI has made the only valid case for why Fat Albert would be motivated to put in a full effort on Sunday. The best anyone else has come up with is "just because it's the regular season".

If anyone else thinks they have a convincing reason to believe that Fat Albert will play hard for the Redskins after everything that has transpired, lets hear it!

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

My agent says that any news is goods news. All of this attention has me excited!

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 8, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse


Alex Barron @ RT instead of colombo
Montrae Holland @ LG instead of Kosier

http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2010/09/marc-colombo-will-not-practice.html

Posted by: SkinsInSichuan | September 8, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Beantown there's you boy Barron. I hope Haslett let's Carter rush from the DE position. Carter will beat Barron like a drum.

Posted by: TWISI

I think it'll be Orakpo going at the RT. Barron got whupped twice for sacks ... in 1 quarter vs Oakland in preseason. And that was at LT, supposedly his better position. And it wasn't against Orakpo.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 5:16 PM

I may have to raise my prediction to 7 sacks after hearing that. Our D line is going to have a field day.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | September 8, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

and fwiw, can someone explain to me how you cut Henson, so he's out on waivers. Then he clears waivers and we IR him. Why doesn't he just go straight to IR? Are the Skins saving $$ on him? And since he got cut, isn't he a FA?

I know its inside kind of stuff, but I'm not following how you cut a guy and then IR him.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Z, Revis and his guaranteed $32M say hi. That's close to what Albert was guaranteed right?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 8, 2010 5:26 PM |

And he will hit the market again at the same age that AH was when he hit the market to snag $41 M of Danny's coin.

Posted by: LibertyValence | September 8, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

The coolest thing about not playing with the first team is that I have so much time for Redskins Insider. I will have to raise my prediction to 7 sacks and 1 stomp against the Cowgirls!

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 8, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 5:17 PM
Elway never had the offensive complement under Reeves that he had under Shanahan. He never had a back like TD. His receiving corps didn't include a HOF TE. The defenses on those earlier SB teams weren't that good either. And TD's draft position had nothing to do with him as a player. He was not some plug-in guy as your comment suggest. He had a 2000 yard season. What other back did Shanahan plug in for 2000 yds?

@Alan4 Thanks. So you're saying Shanny wasn't even as good over ten years as St. Joe was over 4? That hurt's psps's position not mine.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 8, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Z, Revis and his guaranteed $32M say hi. That's close to what Albert was guaranteed right?

Posted by: learnedhand1

Bit less, Albert was locked into $41million for 3 years, Revis is a bargain. Still, what does that have to do with the CBA negotiations coming up? Because that's where Albert's behavior will hit the players.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone here believe that Fat Albert actually WANTS to remain a Redskin?

What other reason does he have to play with effort, besides angling for a trade?

If he does play hard, and the trade deadline passes with him still on the team, do you think he will continue to play with effort?

Lets hear it, Fat Albert supporters. So far, the crickets are chirping....

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Ok how about this scenario? The Skins want a 2nd rounder for Haynesworth and Tennessee reportedly wants to give up a 4th rounder. Meet in the middle and trade him to the Titans for a 3rd rounder.

Then use that 3rd Rounder to trade to San Diego for Vincent Jackson since that's what they'd get as a compensatory pick if he left via free agency anyway.

That way everyone wins...fat albert gets out of DC and the Skins get a WR they desperately need.

Thoughts?

Posted by: mwagner2 | September 8, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Lets hope the "negotiations" between Us and Tennessee went like this...."We have to see if AH still has "it" before we give you that much for him."...."Hey Al, if you want to go to Tennessee, you have to do this against Dallas, then you get your trade. Otherwise, you're stuck here."......and big Al goes crazy on Dallas, we get our win, and he gets his trade!"

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | September 8, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Completely agree about the above comments re: the atrocious state of sports journalism, especially here at WaPo. Nothing but re-blogging of unsubstantiated drama, which has nothing to do with X's and O's anyway.

Posted by: cali_snowboarder | September 8, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

I'm gonna be farting all day today.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop

Alert the Media!!!

Posted by: TheCork | September 8, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

I may have to raise my prediction to 7 sacks after hearing that. Our D line is going to have a field day.

Posted by: HokiesSkins

Raiders sacked romo 5 times in the 1st half (if I recall correctly), and that was with kosier in the lineup. I think colombo got beat twice. He threw once at Nnamdi. Woulda been picked, too, if the WR didn't play darn good defense.

Still, it was the 1st week of preseason, but it doesn't sound like its gotten better in dallas.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins cannot win without Haynesworth.

Do you honestly think the Cowboys are game planning for Adam Carriker or Kemo? They know there is one guy who could wreck their season and it is not Orakpo. If you fail to double AH, you could be finishing the game with your backup QB.

Posted by: Iamhumongous | September 8, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 5:40 PM

Z, first you said NFL players don't like Albert because of his offseason. You have nothing to support that claim. Now name one agent you talked to that told you this. The NFLPA and the owners have been negotiating. Haynesworth's deal has not been the issue. The primary issue has been the league trying to take back the players' cut of the league's revenues and the rookie wage scale. The owners were going to opt out of the CBA before the Haynesworth deal because they didn't like the CBA to which they agreed.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 8, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

I'm gonna be farting all day today.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop

Alert the Media!!!

Posted by: TheCork | September 8, 2010 5:53 PM
-------------------

Kelli Johnson is gonna interview me tonight about my gaseous emissions.

Look for the interview on Comcast Sportsnet tonight.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 8, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Terrell Davis was a 6th round pick. More proof that Shanahan can put almost any RB into his scheme and turn them into a big time player.


Posted by: kaasmaster

Actually it was putting any running back behind an Alex Gibbs coached Oline. When Gibbs left Shanahan the leagues best running game went with him to Atlanta. The running stats slowly regressed every year after Gibbs leaving to the two lowest totals in Shanny's regime the last two years before he was fired.

Look at the stats at the teams before and after Alex Gibbs and it is amazing the difference he makes to a running offense.

Posted by: srobert1117 | September 8, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

"Haynesworth, however, has not attended halftime meetings throughout his career, said people who know the nine-year veteran well."--RI

Oh, that makes it okay then. The guy has had 28 SACKS in his entire career and he's a major disruptive force off the field more than on.

He can't walk from here to the desert tray without wheezing. He's out of shape, horrifically overpaid, and has caused an immense distraction at Redskins Park on DALLAS week.

He's forced all the RI readers who hate the storues about him to read those stories to tell us that they hate all those stories about him. Meanwhile McPoop can't stop farting, RedDMV still hates everyone, and phoney Al Haynesworth gets his feathers ruffled.

It's a damn circus here--what's not to love?.

Oh, wait, I forgot, it's all the Media's fault. Because they didn't get HIS side of the sto,..oh that's right he didn't have a comment--his boat was waiting.

Posted by: TheCork | September 8, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

"NFL Cheat Sheet" presented by Professor Tom Brady

It would be a better lecture if it was presented by the dud's HC, Professor Bill Belichick, wouldn't it?

Posted by: LibertyValence | September 8, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

How can anyone tell anyone is giving a full effort? And "full effort" is relative to fatigue and the biggest players are the most effected by fatigue.

Blaming Danny is well deserved and if it stopped there then I would give props, but somehow it always flows downstream. When the fans learn to maintain focus then they can expect that of the players

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 8, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth being haynesworth is ok. Expecting him to be anything else is idiotic. If you don't want that type of player then you don't get him. But, to get and then act like your better than him is again idiotic

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 8, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth being haynesworth is ok. Expecting him to be anything else is idiotic. If you don't want that type of player then you don't get him. But, to get and then act like your better than him is again idiotic

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 8, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

A few notes:

psps23 appears to think Mikie walks on water. In actuality, he's all wet.

As for Haynesworth, no team is going to give anything more than a fourth round pick, tops, for him. Doesn't have much to do with what Haynesworth has done, but the Redskins, thanks much to Reid, have given the impression that they want to get rid of him, and teams are patiently waiting for the price to drop or AH to be released.

Posted by: Nemo24601 | September 8, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

I keep hearing these chouruses about how "we can't win without Fat Albert", and "we're a better defense with Fat Albert".

If this is what you think, then give me a reason to believe he will play hard on behalf of the Redskins.

I've gotten exactly ONE response giving a reason to believe that Fat Albert will give a full effort, and that is to try to earn a trade.

If he doesn't get his trade right away, how long untill he gets frustrated enough to become a liability to our defense?


Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Reports of the trade between Tenn and Wash broke down with repect to compensation.

Skins wanted a 2nd and Tenn countered with a 4th. No word if they discussed a 3rd or any players.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 8, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

He's playing for us this week b/c of his contract. We didn't have to pay him some of his contract b/c he missed mandatory OTA's. If, however, he is on the roster Week 1 we owe him a chunk of his contract (not sure the exact number.) The Titans know this so they will take him next week in order to be free of that contract expense. We won't cut him for obvious reasons. He'll be outta here next week or the week following for sure.
Why don't we try to put together a trade package to San Diego that includes Haynesworth for Vincent Jackson. Even though VJ won't play for a couple weeks at least he will be solid and want to be a Redskin. Who knows what we'll get with Hanynesworth if we keep him .

Posted by: ljhartnett24 | September 8, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Why don't we try to put together a trade package to San Diego that includes Haynesworth for Vincent Jackson. Even though VJ won't play for a couple weeks at least he will be solid and want to be a Redskin. Who knows what we'll get with Hanynesworth if we keep him .

Posted by: ljhartnett24 | September 8, 2010 6:32 PM

Maybe we could have AJ Smith throw in Mcneil, Ryan Matthews, and Castillo too?

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 8, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse


MrIrvin88 = pond scum

10peterbilt = ameba

BigBlueStar = dinner 24 hours later

Posted by: hessone | September 8, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Beep Beep

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 8, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 5:40 PM

Z, first you said NFL players don't like Albert because of his offseason. You have nothing to support that claim. Now name one agent you talked to that told you this. The NFLPA and the owners have been negotiating. Haynesworth's deal has not been the issue. The primary issue has been the league trying to take back the players' cut of the league's revenues and the rookie wage scale. The owners were going to opt out of the CBA before the Haynesworth deal because they didn't like the CBA to which they agreed.

Posted by: learnedhand1

First of all, this has been reported on, including interviews with players and agents. I've seen a few, and its not like they are hard to find. Second, its common sense. When someone acts inappropriately, as Albert has, there is a reaction. Third the CBA isn't about one issue. There are lots of parts to it. Are large contracts with up front guarantees among the issues. Yes. Did Albert, by taking one of the largest up front guarantees ever and then creating a mess, harm the union's bargaining position? Yes it did.

The CBA is not about "the issue". Its about lots of issues.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Hessone = Fluffer on all-male porno set*.


* Not that there's anything wrong with earning a living that way.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 8, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

We can throw Malcolm Kelly in there for them too...

Posted by: ljhartnett24 | September 8, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

twisi

"I think Tenn is waiting to see how he plays during the regular season before meeting the Skin's demands. That's what could motivate AH."


The best question, again, is who initiated the trade talk--TENN or Washington?

I think TENN reached out cynically to see if a frustrated Team Shanahan could be tempted with a 4th round pick for a player of much greater value.

And skins fans should probably hope other players--Daniels, Carriker, Golston, and Kemoteau--play above their heads as they are the Pips to AH's Gladys Knight.

Remember: three of the players intended to play in the defensive tackle rotation are coming off injury.

As much as we mock and criticize AH, he's probably the only starting defensive tackle with a history of excellent production.

TENN may want Haynesworth.

But given our defensive tackle depth, we kinda sorta need a guy we'd also like to be rid of.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 8, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Just 4 more days. The anticipation is palpable. The most hated team in football should prepare to be SHANITIZED!!!

Posted by: keepdanshandsoff | September 8, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

diesel44

"Skins wanted a 2nd and Tenn countered with a 4th. No word if they discussed a 3rd or any players."

A fourth and a starting player would appease this blogga.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 8, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

I think TENN reached out cynically to see if a frustrated Team Shanahan could be tempted with a 4th round pick for a player of much greater value.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 8, 2010 6:45 PM


For a 4th rounder and one of their DTs that would translate well to a 3-4 RDE, I'd take it and be happy.

We're talking AH during Dall-ass Week. This whole thing is so ridiculous that the only favorable outcome is one that leads to an end to this madness.

Addition by subtraction. Do you think if the Cowdungs didn't wise up and pull the plug on TO they would have ever found out what they had in Miles Austin? Some guy we haven't heard of (or overlooked completely) might be that guy for us...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 8, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse


Poopy_McPoop = chia_pet

Posted by: hessone | September 8, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

The Day's Best Headline:

Man to be charged with child abuse after beating children with machete


mad machete swinging dad:

I thought I told y'all to cut out all that fuking noise!!

I guess now, I'll have to.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 8, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

hessone = the poop i flushed down the toilet no more than 15 minutes ago.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 8, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

I guess that no one believes that Fat Albert is going to play hard for any other reason than to try to earn a trade.

If you think he'll play hard for some other reason, I'm still waiting to hear it....

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 8, 2010 7:11 PM |

C-R-A-N-K-Y POOPY ?

I see it's sleepy-by time for Poopy. Nighty - nite Poopy.

Posted by: hessone | September 8, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

"Why don't we try to put together a trade package to San Diego that includes Haynesworth for Vincent Jackson."

That's all AJ Smith needs -- Albert Haynesworth on his caseload.

Posted by: Samson151 | September 8, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Addition by subtraction.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 8, 2010 7:00 PM |

ITA. The way that #@%!*&#^ AH has been jerking everyone around, the Skins should get rid of him for sure even if they have to can his ass because nothing of value is offered in a trade. They will still have a good, solid D with a DL of Kemo, Goldy and Carry, and Fatha Phil there as a backup.

Posted by: LibertyValence | September 8, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Fat Al will play hard because he's promised a trip to Johnny Rockets after a win, all you can eat to boot.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 8, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

"The best question, again, is who initiated the trade talk--TENN or Washington?"

I would expect it's been going on since Albert didn't show at camp. The club hasn't been too subtle about it, after all. No more than Albert has been about his desire to leave.

Tennessee is just one candidate. They've got draft choices and problems on their d-line, so they're naturally in the discussion.

I'd be surprised if Albert gets traded during the season. Makes more sense to tough it through and see what you can get for him later. But there's so much ill will that they may not be able to restrain themselves.

Posted by: Samson151 | September 8, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse


They will still have a good, solid D with a DL of Kemo, Goldy and Carry, and Fatha Phil there as a backup.

Posted by: LibertyValence | September 8, 2010 7:26 PM |

That right there is enough to make my hair hurt.

Posted by: hessone | September 8, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

hessone, wanna be my bidet the next time I have to use the pot?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 8, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse


bi·det   /biˈdeɪ, bɪˈdɛt/ Show Spelled[bee-dey, bih-det]
–noun
1. a low, basinlike bathroom fixture, usually with spigots, used for bathing the genital and perineal areas.
2. a small saddle horse.

There you go chia_pet / Poopy_McPoop / Albert_Haynesworth and too many others to list.

Posted by: hessone | September 8, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

The trade talks are going on. Shanahan said he'll be here Sunday. He didn't go past that date.

My guess, Shanahan tells Albert he'll get his ticket out of town if he plays well -- so the Skins can get enough compensation to make it worthwhile.

Its a screwy world. Most people get fired when they make $30million mistakes. Which is why its better to be the owner when things go wrong. Right Vinny?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Fat Al will play hard because he's promised a trip to Johnny Rockets after a win, all you can eat to boot.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 8, 2010 7:33 PM

As sad as that is, it's easily the second best response about what would motivate Fat Albert to play up to potential that I've got so far.

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Let's deal with Fat Albert's not meeting with the team at half time - this is simply not acceptable. His tenure at Washington has demonstrated NO INTENSITY that would excuse him from being with the TEAM! In fact, I'd contend Fat Albert prepares more for his flops and excuses to get off the field than he does for his actual job performances.

We will beat the Cowpukes inspite of Fat Albert, not because of him.

2010-2011 Washington Redskin motivation - kick Dallas arse and then take the Redskin nation to the Super Bowl where we can show Jerry Jones every reason to get another face lift.

Posted by: laserwizard | September 8, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

I don't know why it's such a surprise that Washington is still discussing Haynesworth trades. Wouldn't you expect that to be ongoing? Even if it's unlikely they'll find a partner, what's it hurt to see what's out there?

Albert's made it clear he hasn't changed his perspective. He's not planning on coming to camp if he's here next season, either. As far as he's concerned, it's his right, and nobody is going to change his mind.

Lots of water has passed under the bridge, and it still looks like a divorce situation. That essential element hasn't changed.

All that's changed is a few of the terms.

Posted by: Samson151 | September 8, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, I meant OTA's. Albert comes to camp. Maybe not in shape, but he comes. Eventually.

Posted by: Samson151 | September 8, 2010 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Reasons to believe that Fat Albert will play up to potential:

In the running so far:

At #1: Playing for a trade - TWISI
At #2: Playing for a trip to Johney Rockets - Poopy_McPoop (#2 is always Poopy's goal)
At #3: Just because it's regular season - Stu27

Any other contenders?

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

"Look at the stats at the teams before and after Alex Gibbs and it is amazing the difference he makes to a running offense."

He just abruptly retired from seattle and was with the texans as well. Maybe he will end up here.

Posted by: augustiswest | September 8, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

"Look at the stats at the teams before and after Alex Gibbs and it is amazing the difference he makes to a running offense."

He just abruptly retired from seattle and was with the texans as well. Maybe he will end up here.

Posted by: augustiswest | September 8, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse


Any other contenders?


Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 8:19 PM |

You have to play in order to fake an injury ? Does that count ?

Posted by: hessone | September 8, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: augustiswest | September 8, 2010 8:20 PM

I'd be up for that. Given the choice, wouldn't you rater coach under Shanahan than Pete Carroll?

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

I am no AH apologist but I will take a crack at this:

"Reasons to believe that Fat Albert will play up to potential:"

He is so pissed and sick of this (self-created)fiasco that he just wants to rip someones head off?

A boy can dream...

Posted by: chrislarry | September 8, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

In the running so far:

At #1: Playing for a trade - TWISI
At #2: You have to play in order to fake an injury - hessone (although I'm not sure you have to put any effort into that)
At #3: He just wants to rip someones head off - chrislarry
At #4: Playing for a trip to Johney Rockets - Poopy_McPoop (sorry Poopy, no more #2)
At #5: Just because it's regular season - Stu27

Now we're getting somwhere!

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 8:37 PM | Report abuse

He is so pissed and sick of this (self-created)fiasco that he just wants to rip someones head off?

Posted by: chrislarry | September 8, 2010 8:27 PM |

Nice try but no cigar. He went to AM class. That cured him of wanting to do anything to anybody else's bean. Tiger Woods went to DM class and that cured him of being a horndog. Didn't save his marriage but he can use it on his next one.

Posted by: LibertyValence | September 8, 2010 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 8:02 PM

Don't hold your breath waiting for an answer. There is only one thing that motivates AH and that is money and well his pockets are straight.

In retrospect not signing him was the right move but if Danny/Vinny couldn't live w/o him then he should have been signed to an incentive laded contract. Giving the guy 31 of his 41 million guaranteed in the first year was f'ing unforgivable. If he ever signs another contract, nobody is going to give him anything guaranteed.

I'd get Tenn back on the phone and not hang up until there was a deal.

Here's what I would take in exchange for AH
2011 3rd or
2011 5th and Kenny Britt or
2011 5th and either Sen'Derrick Marks or Jason Jones.

And do yourself a favor, don't engage in any discussion with pabrain.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 8, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Does this count?

He actually wants to help the team beat the Cowboys.

Regards -

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | September 8, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

"And do yourself a favor, don't engage in any discussion with pabrain.

Posted by: Diesel44"

word

Posted by: chrislarry | September 8, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

RE: Albert Haynesworth 'will be with our team on Sunday' (updated)

Question is, will the team be with Albert? (I suspect that he has just about worn out his welcome in the locker room.)

Posted by: Vic1 | September 8, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Trouble is, every time that DHall or DMCNabb needs to come to his defense is another time that Haynesworth ends up looking like some prissy little girl who can't defend herself.

Posted by: Vic1 | September 8, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 8, 2010 8:43 PM |

The Skins don't have many if any bargaining chips to play with.

1. The dud will be available to highest bidder when the Skins release him at or before the end of 2010.

2. If a team were to hand over draft picks and/or players what assurance do they have that he wouldn't loaf for them the way he has loafed for the Skins. The dud has his $$$ pile. Why would he want to be something other than a baker? It's a merc world.

Posted by: LibertyValence | September 8, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Another reason why Fat Al will play up to potential:

He genuinely (like hessone) enjoys rolling around on the ground with other big, sweaty, hairy men.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 8, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse

There's only one way for the Skins to play this. Eatu at NT, Haynesworth at RE. If Haynes is at the nose, Gurode will waste him. Sorry, it's true, especially since Haynes started living on Dexatrim.

Haynes should still be able to get inside of Free and bowl over Holland, who moves like he's wearing a space suit...in space.

Pokes don't have a blocking TE (brilliant!), so that pretty much leaves nobody for Carter. Good thing you can't put Rak over there.

Both defenses will destroy these offenses and like someone said before, both QBs will be hurtin'.

20-16.

Posted by: SMACK1 | September 8, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: LibertyValence | September 8, 2010 9:01 PM |

Cosine.

Posted by: Coriolis | September 8, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse

So can I stay a Redskins fan and still root for the Baltinore Charm in the LFL?

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | September 8, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: LibertyValence

All valid points which is probably the reason why the only team to have any interest is the Titans.

There not going to cut him, he would be gone if that was the case.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 8, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

I feel he will play hard, simply for pride. On the national stage, with the lights on and the nation watching he will play hard. He may not have any sense, he may be a selfish basket case, but I do beleive he has pride, and will take pride in his performance Sunday night.

Posted by: 72Redskins | September 8, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Another reason:

If he plays like the beast he is purported to be, JReid will have to STFU and move on to a different topic.

mebbe not.

Regards -

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | September 8, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: HughGRection | September 8, 2010 9:13 PM |

Mos def, Hon.

Posted by: Coriolis | September 8, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

SMACK1, who's the 20 and who's the 16?

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 8, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

This whole thing is a ruse. Coach and the big guy planned it all out back in that early spring meeting. The media takes the bait (spoiled athlete vs. hard-nosed coach!) and runs with it. And the opposition doesn't know how to game plan to start the season. Control and confuse. Classic Shanahan.

Posted by: mack1 | September 8, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

s1

So I have you down as skins 20 - boys 16.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 8, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

This whole thing is a ruse. Coach and the big guy planned it all out back in that early spring meeting.

Posted by: mack1 | September 8, 2010 9:22 PM |

And I'm sure the smile on AH's puss was a mile long when MS explained how he was going to humiliate him with a rinky-dink conditioning test.

Posted by: Coriolis | September 8, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

I'm still trying to decide. Funny game to predict. There seem to be so many mismatches all over the field that the teams become evenly matched again.

I hate to say it but I don't think the Pokes offense has the stones to get the job done.

So yeah, Skins 20-16, and 37-13 back in big D.

Posted by: SMACK1 | September 8, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

I picked 20-10 Skins in the WaPo contest but it seems a little low to me. Yet, I'll stick with it cuz that's the way I roll.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 8, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

And I'm sure the smile on AH's puss was a mile long when MS explained how he was going to humiliate him with a rinky-dink conditioning test.

Posted by: Coriolis | September 8, 2010 9:31 PM

Or was it Coriolis?

Posted by: mack1 | September 8, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

the cork = butt plug

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 8, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

I picked 20-10 Skins in the WaPo contest but it seems a little low to me. Yet, I'll stick with it cuz that's the way I roll.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 8, 2010 9:37 PM |

Good job. Chia_Pet would have said "cuz that's the way I troll".

Posted by: Coriolis | September 8, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Here's to hoping Dez Bryant runs a wrong route and D. Hall takes one back for six. My only concern is Dallas might be running the ball pretty well on this questionable defense.

Posted by: ga8085 | September 8, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

the cork = butt plug

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 8, 2010 9:40 PM |

Poopy_McPoop's butt plug? Ewwwww!

Posted by: Coriolis | September 8, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Here's to hoping Dez Bryant runs a wrong route and D. Hall takes one back for six. My only concern is Dallas might be running the ball pretty well on this questionable defense.

Posted by: ga8085 | September 8, 2010 9:44 PM

Here's hoping Dez Bryant goes across the middle and Landry actually connects on one of his knockout shots.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 8, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sports/blogs/redskins-confidential/Redskins-notes-and-analysis-9810-102486684.html


By: John Keim
Examiner Staff Writer
09/08/10 7:00 PM EDT

1. blah blah blah..... Besides, as one NFL source said, “Tennessee really wants him. The coaches are motivated to get him.” .....blah blah blah

=============================================

The Titans offering a 4th round pick is a joke. That's the only reason Haynesworth is here. A decent offer and he was outta here. This is way you also can't get emotional with this situation. Showcase Haynesworth in situations where he'll dominate (nickle packages, scheming one v one matchups. Hopefully AH does what best for his interest, as he always does, and balls out early in the year, so that the Skins can get the 2nd rounder they want to use to get VJak by the trading deadline.


Posted by: TWISI | September 8, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

My main concern is Witten having a field day going against our LB's.

Posted by: 72Redskins | September 8, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Here's hoping Dez Bryant goes across the middle and Landry actually connects on one of his knockout shots.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 8, 2010 9:47 PM |

Like he did to Stallworthless in the Ravers game.

Posted by: Coriolis | September 8, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Dez is one of those famous Wade Phillips smokescreens. This whole offense is running right through the lethal weapon, Roy Williams.

Posted by: SMACK1 | September 8, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Poopy_McPoop's butt plug? Ewwwww!

Posted by: Coriolis | September 8, 2010 9:45 PM
---------

Your mom and wife/gf love using my rod as their butt plug.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 8, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

My main concern is Witten having a field day going against our LB's.

Posted by: 72Redskins | September 8, 2010 9:50 PM |

Especially Orakpo. He struggles in space.

Posted by: Coriolis | September 8, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

"And do yourself a favor, don't engage in any discussion with pabrain.

Posted by: Diesel44"

word

Posted by: chrislarry | September 8, 2010 8:50 PM

Yup, I get that now.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | September 8, 2010 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Fart

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 8, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I have to admit this whole string has cracked me up. Sports and scat humor go hand in hand.


-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | September 8, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Fart

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 8, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I have to admit this whole string has cracked me up. Sports and scat humor go hand in hand.

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | September 8, 2010 9:55 PM |

Hugh - there's more E. coli on Poopy's butt plug than there are in all the salmonella farms the world over.

Posted by: Coriolis | September 8, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

**begin fantasy post**

Who would you start, Garcon for Indy against Houston's D (rated top 15 against pass last year) or Anquan Bolding for BAL against Jets D (and Revis)? Leaning towards Garcon but hate to leave Boldin on the bench...

**end fantasy post**

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 8, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

To all of my fans, you are the best and I will never disappoint you, whichever team I play for.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 8, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Whitten. I hope we have an answer for him. It could get real ugly fast.

Posted by: dmlopez1 | September 8, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

To all of my fans, you are the best and I will never disappoint you, whichever team I play for.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 8, 2010 10:10 PM |

Too late.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 8, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 8, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

I'd go with Garcon. Revis (even a rusty Revis) is fantasy poison.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | September 8, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Hey Peeps, thanks for the input. As I expected, the vast majority of people believe that Fat Albert can only be motivated by what he thinks benefits Fat Albert.

We may see some good play from him, but only if he believes it will get him out of town. This will be a real test for Shanahan. He needs to convince Albert to play well enough for long enough to get the trade value he wants, but not wait too long so that Albert sours on the situation and throws another tantrum.

Hopefully, the Cowpukes' weak O-line will help Fat Albert look extra good so that Tenn. will cough up the required pick right away.

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

word, thanks rufus.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 8, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Diesel,

When do I ever try to engage in discussion with any of the posters that are absolutly insane? The most I do is to occasionally use their comments to aid in making a joke.

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 6:42 PM

Short answer: you got nothing but your supposition and conjecture. If support for your statement is so easy to find please present it. Certainly the CBA negotiations will touch upon many issues but up-front guarantees for veterans is here to stay.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 8, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

My main concern is Witten having a field day going against our LB's.

Posted by: 72Redskins | September 8, 2010 9:50 PM

Hopefully Witten will be covered by Landry more often than not.

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

RLB, I have Garcon and I'm rolling with him. Wayne and Clark are going to draw most of the attention over the top and in the middle.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 8, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully Witten will be covered by Landry more often than not.


Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 10:43 PM

Landry's coverage skills are suspect at best. I'd rather have London on him although I know that's not really his role.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 8, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Just wait until Albert tees it up against Dallas in a game that really matters before you ship him out of town.

that's all I'm saying...

Posted by: lemming | September 8, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

yeah, LH1, I think he'll have a good season. Looking at Houston this evening, it seems like they have a ton of young talent looking to prove themselves on D in general, secondary in particular. But it's Manning and too many weapons.

Peace out, it's like Christmas Eve in the Longballs household. Yahoo for NFL...yahoo for me!

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 8, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

I'm watching that Gulliani's 9/11 documentary. All I can say is Holy Sh!t!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 8, 2010 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone ever stopped to think that maybe Shanahan and AH have been talking and they have allowed these leaks as a little gamesmanship ahead of Sunday's game? This FO has been pretty good about not letting information out except what they want to get out. This isn't Zornerrato.

Posted by: Copious1 | September 8, 2010 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Landry's coverage skills are suspect at best. I'd rather have London on him although I know that's not really his role.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 8, 2010 10:50 PM

It is quite true that he often strugles in coverage against WRs, and double moves are his achilles heel. He seems to do pretty well in coverage against TEs from what I have observed. His speed keeps TEs from being able to get much separation, and he's big enough that he doesn't often get overpowered.

As for our LBs, Rocky seems to be the best in coverage of our starters. If Carter has to cover Witten I'll be terrified.

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

It is quite true that he often strugles in coverage against WRs, and double moves are his achilles heel. He seems to do pretty well in coverage against TEs from what I have observed. His speed keeps TEs from being able to get much separation, and he's big enough that he doesn't often get overpowered.

As for our LBs, Rocky seems to be the best in coverage of our starters. If Carter has to cover Witten I'll be terrified.

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 11:19 PM

Rocky does do pretty well in coverage. Let's hope you're right about Landry. Now that he's strong he should be up on the TE's and in short middle field more often.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 8, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Certainly the CBA negotiations will touch upon many issues but up-front guarantees for veterans is here to stay.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 8, 2010 10:43 PM

That cretainly is likely to be true. However, the Owners may bargain for increased ability to recoup bonus money from players if they pull a Haynesworth. If the owners had a stronger method of going after bonus money, then Albert may not have been able to controll the situation like he has.

In any rate, the owners will most likely find a way to tweak future contracts in a way that will reduce a player's ability to pull a similar stunt.

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse

In any rate, the owners will most likely find a way to tweak future contracts in a way that will reduce a player's ability to pull a similar stunt.


Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 11:37 PM |

Such as the "Diva clause" in Crabtree's contract? I'm sure that there will be rules instituted to protect teams from idiots like fatty robbing them blind. That's what performance based contracts are all about. I would like to see those become more the norm.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 8, 2010 11:44 PM | Report abuse

Such as the "Diva clause" in Crabtree's contract

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 8, 2010 11:44 PM

Inform me, please.

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 8, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Cosine.

Posted by: Coriolis | September 8, 2010 9:12 PM


Incorrect. The correct trigonometric function for the RI comments section is Tangent.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 9, 2010 12:05 AM | Report abuse

9. WR Malcolm Kelly said he should have done a better job telling the Redskins how bad his hamstring injury was before training camp. That would have led to them putting him on the Physically Unable to Perform list instead of eventually landing on injured reserve and lost for the season.

“I told them what was wrong, but at the same time who wants to be hurt on the first day of camp? So you don’t tell them every little thing,” Kelly said.


Goddamit kelly. this is also a reason that dhall may want to keep his mouth shut instead of pointing the finger at the medical and training staff, but what do I know.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | September 9, 2010 12:19 AM | Report abuse

Michael Crabtree has a "diva clause" in his contract that requires him to take part in all mandatory functions and 90 percent of the voluntary offseason activities.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 9, 2010 12:22 AM | Report abuse

Incorrect. The correct trigonometric function for the RI comments section is Tangent.

Posted by: freakzilla

Yes but the correct calculus term is derivative.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | September 9, 2010 12:22 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 6:42 PM

Short answer: you got nothing but your supposition and conjecture. If support for your statement is so easy to find please present it. Certainly the CBA negotiations will touch upon many issues but up-front guarantees for veterans is here to stay.

Posted by: learnedhand1

There, I put up, now you can go off into your corner and sulk.

Albert is hurting the players

http://www.scoresreport.com/2010/06/16/redskins-to-haynesworth-we-want-our-money-back/

It also puts the NFLPA in a difficult spot, since it will have to take a stand publicly defending Haynesworth. While players such as Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson and New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins want lucrative new deals, Haynesworth became the highest paid player in history at his position — and then chose not to honor the contract because he didn’t like the way he was going to be used in the Redskins defense.

In the end, the NFLPA will have to defend Haynesworth. But that will not endear it to the public at a time when it is gearing up to battle the NFL on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 9, 2010 12:50 AM | Report abuse

Coming this Friday

The season preview edition of

ZEKE'S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 9, 2010 1:26 AM | Report abuse

F*ck a 2nd. I want Vjax. FA=2nd=Vjax?

One can dream.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 9, 2010 3:47 AM | Report abuse

Case of your favorite beer to the WaPo sports room if one of you all beeotch slaps that smarmy 'boy slurper Matt Mosely in the press box Sunday night.

Come on Reid, take care of your crew and get 'em some quality beverages.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 9, 2010 5:20 AM | Report abuse

This makes me feel a little warm and fuzzy about Sunday night:

"The Cowboys are 2-3 when facing a Haslett-coached defense. They routed Pittsburgh, 37-7, on opening day 1997 in Haslett's debut as the Steelers' defensive coordinator. They lost twice against against New Orleans, producing a total of 20 points, when Haslett was head coach. The Cowboys split two games against St. Louis, scoring a total of 49 point, when Haslett was the defensive coordinator."

A 60% chance of our defense getting the better of Romo and his inept line? I'll take that.

On the AH tip, I wish Shanahan wouldn't be arrogant about this trade...if this deal is done for a 4th rounder, you take it and be happy you got something. I'd see if I can get one of their DTs that might translate well to the 3-4 RDE spot (Tony Brown, Senderrick Marks, Jovan Haye) to go with the 4th rounder to make it worth our while immediately. I just don't get how they can't see that NOBODY else would even touch this guy. We have absolutely no leverage here...get what you can get and move on.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 9, 2010 5:29 AM | Report abuse

Case of your favorite beer to the WaPo sports room if one of you all beeotch slaps that smarmy 'boy slurper Matt Mosely in the press box Sunday night.

Come on Reid, take care of your crew and get 'em some quality beverages.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 9, 2010 5:20 AM

Haha, thanks for the visual...although I think I've seen that movie before:

"Which one of you is the key grip?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vODwqfuL3Bw

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 9, 2010 5:37 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 9, 2010 6:20 AM | Report abuse


Both VJax and AH are being dealt with appropriately. I can't imagine a trade for VJax, with both Vjax and AH on the Redskins roster. That would be a move Cerrato would make and we hope those days are long gone. 3 more days !!!!

Posted by: hessone | September 9, 2010 6:55 AM | Report abuse


Wow...McNabb as the 6th rated Redskin? Dude is an idiot:

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 9, 2010 6:20 AM

brown, I have more of an issue with some other rankings this guy has made than the McNabb ranking. That said, if you drop a couple players ranked higher than McNabb that don't deserve the rank they got, I'd move him up a couple notches.

Posted by: hessone | September 9, 2010 7:12 AM | Report abuse

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