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Shanahan expects Albert Haynesworth to be active Sunday

Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan told Chicago reporters Wednesday that defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, who has missed two consecutive games, will be active Sunday against the Bears.

"I wouldn't say anybody is definitely active," Shanahan said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times "Inside the Bears" blog. "But we plan on him being active."

Haynesworth participated in two walk-through practice sessions last week, but Shanahan felt he wasn't ready to play against the Colts. Haynesworth is expected to participate fully in Wednesday's practice.

Shanahan is scheduled to meet with Redskins' beat reporters Wednesday following practice, so we'll follow-up with him this afternoon. It's certainly possible that Shanahan plans each week on all of his players being active and makes a final determination late in the week.

Haynesworth has played in three of the team's six games so far. He had the team's permission to leave town following the death of his younger brother and returned to Redskins Park last week, six days later.

The last time Haynesworth was on the field -- Oct. 3 at Philadelphia -- the defensive lineman turned in his best performance of the season. Facing an undersized Chicago offensive line, Haynesworth could figure more prominently in Sunday's game plan.

Bears' quarterback Jay Cutler has been sacked 23 times through six games, five more than any other NFL quarterback.

By Rick Maese  | October 20, 2010; 1:22 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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they make exceptions for RBs their tacklers, as well as, lineman in the trenches
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They certainly do, and I can't imagine football if they didn't (how can linemen engage without helmet to helmet)...but if this is supposed to be an issue of protecting the players, than they can't be selective about who they want to protect, and who not.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | October 20, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Yay!

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 20, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

^that might be the first blank post I've seen...

Posted by: RomoLongballs | October 20, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse


Jerry was dreaming of Dez, so he got that part right. But overcoming injuries you don't have? What kind of metaphysical mumbo-jumbo is that?


Posted by: dpc2003 | October 20, 2010 1:30 PM |

it depends on how much booze you've had to drink

Posted by: hessone | October 20, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

I hope Poopy is alright...


Poopy sent this to me just a minute ago hoping it'll satisfy his fans/friends:

I rushed to get where I am and now sit broken-hearted.

I paid my dime.

And I only farted.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 20, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Uh-oh, Poopy sounds constipated, no wonder he hasn't been on!

Eat more prunes Poopster!

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I think Jay Cutler's anus just puckered.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 20, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure that any of them are having the year that peppers is.

Hopefully that has something to do with Silverback

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 20, 2010 1:39 PM |

Peppers has 2 sacks what great year is he having?

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 20, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Hey, there's a NERD on here that thinks this post is a microphone! Probably a troll.

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

"What was that? A mosquitah?"

"A piece of paper! Someone threw a piece of paper on me!

You guys got anybody left?

"Bring out Fat Albert! Faaat Albert!"

Hey hey hey!

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 20, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Peppers has 2 sacks what great year is he having?

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 20, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

You obviously have not watched the Bears very much in 2010. Peppers is an absolute beast right now. He is hurrying and harassing the QB and RB as well as a defensive players has in years. And he's pulling double and triple teams while he is doing it.

He is a total game changer this year even if it has yet to manifest itself in the stat column.

You'll see, unfortunately, what I'm talking about this Sunday.

But I still think we'll knock Cutler out of the game and win handily...I don't think they can score more than 10 pts. on us if we avoid TOs.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 20, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

WR - To catch the ball. Blocking is a plus.

Posted by: COLUMBIASKINS | October 20, 2010 1:19 PM

Wrong. Blocking is fundamental to being a good wide receiver. Over the course of a game, a wideout does far more blocking than catching.

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 20, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Peppers and Forte are having ALL-PRO type years.

Stop/contain both and you win..

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 20, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Come on out Fat Albert. Fat Albert was the baddest buck-buck breaker in the world, and he loved to hear us call his name. Fat Albert weighed 2000 lbs. And he kicked the door to his house open, and you could hear him say "Hey hey hey!" We built a little ramp for him to build up speed cause he couldn't hardly run fast. He was comin' and the ground was tremblin'. Trees falling over, buildings losing pieces of brick, parents taking kids off the street. The guys holding us up are saying, "What's that trembling? Why's the ground shakin' man?" And he turned the corner and they saw one leg and they said "What is that?" And we said, That's Fat Albert comin' for ya - hey hey hey. And they said, "We give he ain't fallin' on us!"

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 20, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

^that might be the first blank post I've seen...

Posted by: RomoLongballs | October 20, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Mysteriously deleted! Figures, there are people so worried about what is posted on here when they should worry about writing a GOOD AND RELAVENT POST!!!!

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

^that might be the first blank post I've seen...

Posted by: RomoLongballs | October 20, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Mysteriously deleted! Figures, there are people so worried about what is posted on here when they should worry about writing a GOOD AND RELAVENT POST!!!!

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 1:55 PM

Yeah...aren't they all blank posts?

Posted by: PlayAction | October 20, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: RomoLongballs | October 20, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Stop/contain both and you win..

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 20, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

I fully expect Coach Martz to handle the "Contain Forte" piece.

And I hope Silverback can at least hold his own on Dr. Peppers.

I love this CHI matchup, I really think our D will dominate this week and I think #5/#89/#13 all have big games.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 20, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Yeah...aren't they all blank posts?

Posted by: PlayAction | October 20, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, till some NERD types STUPID thoughts in.

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

from Maureen Dowd:

Casanova’s rule for seduction was to tell a beautiful woman she was intelligent and an intelligent woman she was beautiful.


Moe question:

Who wants to bang smart women?

Who wants to bang beautiful women?

Me?: A dumb ugly chick doesn't know you just want her for sex.

And she won't be smart enough to count the money youleave behind.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 20, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Peppers has 2 sacks what great year is he having?

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 20, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

You obviously have not watched the Bears very much in 2010. Peppers is an absolute beast right now. He is hurrying and harassing the QB and RB as well as a defensive players has in years. And he's pulling double and triple teams while he is doing it.

He is a total game changer this year even if it has yet to manifest itself in the stat column.


Who would you rather have, Peppers or Orakpo'ne?

I think Orakpo is just as good and Chicago's Oline is no better than ours.. I say it's a push...

Posted by: ash10 | October 20, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Ya flounder you ain't that bright buddy...

Peppers has 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles n 1 INT. There was nowhere I could find out how many pressure or hurries he has, but I'm sure they are there. He can create turnovers himself or his actions can help someone else create a turnover. Dudes a baller.

With that said I think we attack him with our offense. Use his speed against him. Lotta cut back plays and screens.

With 92 in, Osackpo behind him I hope shanny n haslett show snyder they made the right move not taking cutler.

Shanny drafted cutler so he should know how to expose his weakness's

I expect our heavy blitz packages, their o line is shadier than ours

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 20, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

How did the skins do in the run game with Albert vs with out him? Anyone up for a full on stat breakdown?

Posted by: alex35332 | October 20, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Stop/contain both and you win..

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 20, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

And Devin Hester on teams, i hear he is ridiculous...

Posted by: Stu27 | October 20, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Osackpo over peppers anyday.

Peppers is more athletic but Rak is a beast. He's got all the moves. Bull rush, speed move, inside spin. He's not nearly as much of a liability at the run as peppers

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 20, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: alex35332 | October 20, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

When he is in the game Brandon Jacobs cannot run through the middle. When he is out of the game Brandon Jackson can run up the middle.?.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 20, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Good grief, can you knuckleheads give the dude a break? Thoughtfully consider what he is saying without using the word "nerd" in your response.

Sheesh.

Anyway, I think Brian makes a good point about the d-line---it STINKS right now.

Posted by: watchingfromasia | October 20, 2010 10:01 AM

Monk...not sure if you saw this towards the end of Burkes last thread...haha.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 20, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

@ash10

I'd take Rak based mainly on the fact that he's 6 years younger.

Both are awesome.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 20, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

watchingfromasia = NERD who can't take a joke!

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

watchingfromasia = NERD who can't take a joke!

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 2:25 PM

You're a knucklehead monk...sheesh...haha

Posted by: PlayAction | October 20, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Given the career Peppers has had (and continues to have) I can't help but wonder how a guy like Blake Griffin would do in the NFL.

I do NOT see LeBron being successful at all if he were to decide to "take his talents" there. Hell, as it is, dude falls down if you breathe on him.

I could see Jordan, Carl Malone and Iverson having had legitimate noteworthy careers in the NFL. Shaq would be a box-office hit but would blow out both knees in his first game - he's just too tall, unfortunately.

I have always liked Peppers because I always thought that he opted for the NFL instead of the guaranteed NBA contracts because he knew he was a better football player than basketball player and might be able to 'steal' a sweet first contract but would ultimately be revealed as an under-sized (4).

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 20, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Orakpo vs Peppers? Both guys who should be in the defensive player of the year discussion. I'm glad one of them is on my team. He'll wreak absolute havoc on Cutler. And if Albert plays well, Cutler could get sacked about 10 times.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 20, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I still say that if his handle is accurate and descriprive, watchingfromasia is the most dedicated Redskin fan there is. I bet it's more difficult to watch Redskins games in most parts of Asia than it is in Boston.

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 20, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Cutler could get sacked about 10 times.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 20, 2010 2:37 PM

That would be very fund to watch.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 20, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I could see Jordan, Carl Malone and Iverson having had legitimate noteworthy careers in the NFL.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl

I always wanted to see Manute Bol (RIP) play in the NFL. First, to block FGs. Just put him in the middle of the line with his arms up. Then as a WR for jump balls in the end zone. Darrell Green used to say he could defend taller guys because they had to come down with ball. With Manute, the ball would never need to come downn.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 20, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Cutler could get sacked about 10 times.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 20, 2010 2:37 PM

That would be very fund to watch.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 20, 2010 2:39 PM

Fun indeed. His O-Line and Martz would find themselves on the business end of a hissy fit bigger than the one pabrain2003 throws when someone suggests AH92 might be a tad lazy.

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 20, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I could see Jordan, Carl Malone and Iverson having had legitimate noteworthy careers in the NFL.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl

I always wanted to see Manute Bol (RIP) play in the NFL. First, to block FGs. Just put him in the middle of the line with his arms up. Then as a WR for jump balls in the end zone. Darrell Green used to say he could defend taller guys because they had to come down with ball. With Manute, the ball would never need to come downn.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 20, 2010 2:43 PM
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Yes, but if Manute got spiked with a helmet, the family jewels would be damaged goods...

Wasn't there a story some time ago about some high school team who lost a lot of players for some reason or another, so they were allowed to have the basketball team play in those guys' places, and they won by just throwing jump balls all over the place?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 20, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Maybe they should have released Galloway and kept Devin Thomas. Hard to believe Galloway at 38 has more upside than Thomas

Posted by: Rohit_33410

Maybe, but he c ertainly has less Downside.

Shanahan is building a team of guys who overachieve, stay after practice, are always in shape, want to win, learn the playbook, and frankly make it impossible NOT to play them.

Smart wily vets are teachers and role models to the Armstrongs and Banks of the world, too.

Posted by: TheCork | October 20, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Me?: A dumb ugly chick doesn't know you just want her for sex.

Posted by: MistaMoe |

MISTAMOE obviously a graduate of Jimmy Soul Academy of Picking Women:

As Mr. Soul once advised:

"If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So from my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you."

Posted by: TheCork | October 20, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

knuckleheads = NERD talk for 'I'm a loser!'

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

I still say that if his handle is accurate and descriprive, watchingfromasia is the most dedicated Redskin fan there is. I bet it's more difficult to watch Redskins games in most parts of Asia than it is in Boston.

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 20, 2010 2:38 PM

Well they certainly better be watching the games...or they can't comment and call monk a knucklehead! Sheesh! They're prob watching from a bar named Asia or something.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 20, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

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