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Shanahan 'totally' disagrees with Haynesworth's decision on workouts

As we've previously reported, Coach Mike Shanahan and defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth have expressed their feelings to each other about Haynesworth's role in the Redskins' new defensive scheme and Shanahan's desire for Haynesworth to participate in the team's voluntary offseason conditioning program.

Shanahan on Wednesday morning made his first public comments about Haynesworth since the Pro Bowler in a radio interview earlier this week acknowledged he was less than enthusiastic about the possibility of playing nose tackle in a 3-4 alignment and planned to mostly train individually despite what the team would prefer.

"I totally disagree with his decision to not be there," Shanahan told reporters in Orlando during the annual owners' meetings. "But I respect him being there the first day and sitting down and talking to me man to man. Any time a person's willing to do that, you feel good about the communication."

Shanahan, in a lengthy interview session at the NFC coaches breakfast, often tried to accentuate the positive in discussing his nascent relationship with Haynesworth, who in the interview Monday on SIRIUS NFL Radio said he had not requested to be traded, does not intend to be a distraction and will do "what they ask me to do."

Shanahan would expect nothing less.

"Everybody, if they want to be on the football team, they're going to do the right things," Shanahan said. "Hopefully, Albert will come in in great shape and do the things that we need him to get done."


Haynesworth is guaranteed another $30 million from the Redskins. Although Shanahan declined to reveal specifics of his conversations with Haynesworth, people familiar with their talks said Haynesworth committed to reverting to the elite form he displayed during the 2007-08 seasons with the Tennessee Titans after experience a significant drop in production with Washington last season.

The Redskins are expected to use Haynesworth as a nose tackle, at least on a part-time basis in their hybrid fronts. Haynesworth also figures to line up often as a defensive end, and Shanahan wants a lot from him.

"We want him to come in in great shape and give us a chance to win," Shanahan said. "You want a guy to come in in great shape. We're going to have a system. We're going to evaluate where he influences us, influences our defense the most, where he gives us the best chance to win. Obviously, he's a dominating player. And when the time comes, we'll evaluate where he should play and what gives us the best chance to win."

By Jason Reid  |  March 24, 2010; 10:46 AM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Jason Reid , Mike Shanahan , offseason workouts  
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This is a great example, why we will never over pay anyone ever again.

We all like what he brings to the field, but he's the greatest example of why we have sucked for the past 10 years.

personally, I'm sick of these clowns who come to town looking to just get payed

The Mike/Bruce show is the best thing that has happened to the Skins since,,,,, forever

Posted by: byrdinthesky | March 24, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Show your worth 92.

Okung

Hail to 'em

Posted by: ChrisWoody | March 24, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Doesnt sound too bad at this point. I guess we weill see where it goes.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | March 24, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

If what AH says is true, then good for him. He says that working with his own guy will make him as good as he can be.

If he comes in in great shape, that that give him a "pass" for not being there for the "voluntary" workouts?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | March 24, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

I mean I want him to do the offseason conditioning with the team but as long as he comes into camp in great shape and be even more disruptive as he was when he was on the field last year this is going to be a Non Issue!!!

Posted by: PardenMiSwage | March 24, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

You realize that football players and coaches in general are some of the most religious people as a rule, right? Don't think he's going to be ruffling that many feathers, and frankly I don't see what the big deal is. The man likes God, last I checked, freedom of religion was still in our Constitution.
Posted by: DCinSD | March 24, 2010 10:46 AM

Well you just wait and see…..I know a few guys like this. If anyone tells Tebow to shut up about it he will probably try to baptize the guy right then and there.

I was being sarcastic by the way. Prett much agree with you.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | March 24, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Cut the bum, setting the stage for attitude adjustment for the next ten years.

Posted by: SkinsfaninPeru | March 24, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Of course Albert should participate in the team's offseason conditioning program.

As I stated yesterday...no exceptions should be made for a guy that is notorious for his lack of conditioning.

The fact that Shanny is so vocal and doesn't mix words should be a sign to Albert to get his fat ass to "voluntary" workouts.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 24, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

I don't see this ending well...doesn't sound bad now, but if AH shows up out of shape even a little bit, I can see Shanny making an example of him...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 24, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

"This is a great example, why we will never over pay anyone ever again."


Amen.

The thing that kills is that Prince Al says the reason why he had conditioning issues last year is theta the team really didn't helpd him get into playing shape.

Think of it: you hand a guy millions of dollars, but what he says he really needed was someone to get him to run laps every day.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 24, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

This is a non-issue issue.

It's pretty much standard for every coach to totally expect all the players to be there for voluntary workouts, so the fact that he "totally" disagrees with AH not being there is standard operating procedure.

Posted by: p1funk | March 24, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Isn't it odd that in an earlier interview Hayneworth said Shanaman was Ok with him training by himself. Now Shanaman says he's not. Which is true?

Posted by: 2ndtierfan | March 24, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Every offseason we see this handwringing over whether a player plans to appear at "voluntary" workouts. Somebody wake me when he doesn't show up for mandatory activities or training camp. Now that would be news.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | March 24, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

uhhh...Big AL I hope you come in the best shape of your life and prove shanny wrong because he looks a little perturbed about giving you special treatment.

Posted by: sthai75 | March 24, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

I can't wait until someone tries the president's patience, and he points a finger, and shouts, "F!ck all y'all!"

If he does that, I'd be the first to suggest they put his picture on money.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 24, 2010 10:55 AM

"M...A...R...S...MARS B!tches... Red Rocks... yeaaayaaaayyy!"

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 24, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Bradford almost certain at No. 1
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Posted by: Diesel44 | March 24, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

It's a rebuilding year, anyway. Drop the fat kid and have the team endure. They've done it before.

Posted by: pgugino | March 24, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

I think they should try to trade this jerk to Detroit and Schwartz for a 2nd round pick. Snyder should throw in some of the money he owes him to Detroit as well... get rid of this guy.

Posted by: Goldenfried | March 24, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

100% agree, Diesel. Seems to me, if you're serious about winning and being a part of the solution here, you would be front and center in the offseason showing the new boss that you mean business. Especially when you're reeling in $30 million.

I'm discouraged by AH just having this discussion.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 24, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

"Oh....go have another dooonut, you fat pig."

Posted by: jarresm | March 24, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

You want to set a tone for the offseason? Cut Haynesworth today!! What will we get for $20M this season from him? I'll tell you what.....locker room cancer, out of shape huffer and puffer who might play 50% of all snaps. Let's reward the guys who give their all......not the ones who look forward to paydays and have no passion for gamedays.

Posted by: donsilvester | March 24, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Whatever, it really doesn't matter if Big Al comes in in shape... he will till take plays off, fake injuries and take himself out of the game when he is "tired." Thats just who he is.

Does anyone remember when Alex Barron, who plays for the rams but used to play for the Ravens or something said that the best way to attack Haynesworth is to run at him over and over. Barron continued by saying that Haynesworth will get tired, fall down to the ground, everyone will be like "oh shi% is he hurt" the trainer will come and he'll be taken off the field with everyone worried..... he'll be out for like 4 plays, then not be tired anymore and come back and be fine?....

This is exactly what he does, and hes been doing it for his entire career its not something thats going to change. I remember, in almost every game he played, a time when he fell over and we all thought he was hurt only to see him return in 4-5 plays... He is a massively fat dude who simply does not train properly. He is a diva, is all about me and while he is a freak athlete who can dominate games is also a headache and a pain....

In the end, it really does not matter where he trains. He will always be a fat mess who pulls himself out of games, takes plays off mentally and physically and who pretends to be hurt when hes tired.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 24, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

"Oh....go have another dooonut, you fat pig."

Posted by: jarresm | March 24, 2010 11:07 AM

Well done, jarresm..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXpcb5aTnPk

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 24, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

I think they should try to trade this jerk to Detroit and Schwartz for a 2nd round pick. Snyder should throw in some of the money he owes him to Detroit as well... get rid of this guy.

Posted by: Goldenfried | March 24, 2010 11:06 AM


Sounds good in theory...but Detroit didn't even give AH a sniff when he was a FA, which should have been the #1 red flag for the Skins last year. If the guy who helped make him a top DT for two years won't take a chance on him, that should tell you something...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 24, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

It's so funny to go onto a Seahawks forum and see them wanting to get rid of Hasselbeck for Jason Campbell then come back here and people want to dump Campbell for Hasselbeck!!! The grass is always greener folks!!!

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 24, 2010 10:33 AM |

Didn't know that. Trust me.

HAsselback, McNAbb, Bulger, AND Jason Campbell will NOT be on the team they are on right now when the season starts......

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 24, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone remember when Alex Barron, who plays for the rams but used to play for the Ravens or something said that the best way to attack Haynesworth is to run at him over and over...

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 24, 2010 11:12 AM


I remember...and that was Jason Brown. Who, ironically, the Skins should have signed instead of AH...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 24, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 24, 2010 11:12 AM

Jason Brown was the guy and he nailed it..

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 24, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Offseason drama bores me. When do the games start?

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 24, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Call me crazy, but in an uncapped year I wouldn't mind taking Hasselbeck for a year or two until the "QB of the future" is ready. I like JC, but at least Hasselbeck fits a WCO...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 24, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

"I think they should try to trade this jerk to Detroit and Schwartz for a 2nd round pick. Snyder should throw in some of the money he owes him to Detroit as well... get rid of this guy."

What a difference a year makes.

Last March it was, "Oh boy, we got Prince Al!"

This March it's, "Oh boy, dis guy thinks he's tha prince--trade'em!"

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 24, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

They'll keep AH this year because they just converted (i.e. accelerated) his signing bonus and guaranteed $$$ into this season. Next year, however, his salary will only be $6 mil and change. That's when we're gonna cut him because it'll be a relatively easy cap hit to swallow (assuming there's football and a cap next year). They also did this with Hall and we're gonna be rid of both of those ridiculous contracts after this season. Shan-alle-han is starting to look like one of the smartest FO's in the league and it's only been a couple of months. (I may end up eating those words...)

Posted by: C-DubDC | March 24, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Off season personal workout, what a joke. He won't do anything and come back for the season out of shape. It's the same old story with guys like this!

Posted by: joeboggs | March 24, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Good to see the cut / trade Haynesworth for next to nothing is really running with this news.

Who do you replace him with if once he's gone?

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | March 24, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

The irrational Haterade-induced perspectives on AH around here are just astounding.

At what point has he been a "lockerroom" cancer?

What exactly has transpired over the past year that leads one to conclude that AH has "no passion for gamedays"?

He gets tired after 4-5 plays and gets subbed out, he's been doing it his "entire" career, and yet he still eats Olineman alive and has become the most dominant Dlineman currently in the game.


I'd like to know if Andre Carter, Brian Orakpo, and the other guys on the Dline who benefit from all the attention that AH draws agree with all the haters who think the team would be better off cutting or trading AH...

Posted by: p1funk | March 24, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

brown thats right... it was Jason Brown and its 100% true. And the actual quote was run outside and make him chase you because he can't handle it...

Also 4th, there is no way hasselback leaves the Seahawks this year. He might not start, but you do not go into a season with a QB who has never thrown an NFL pass without some kind of depth behind him... No way Hasselback is moved. Now Bulger- Mcnabb I can agree with.... Jason Campbell I just don't see him being moved but who knows... that also something that could happen

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 24, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

HE’S A BIG FAT DERBITY-DOO!

THEYYYYY TOOK OUR JOBS!!!!!!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | March 24, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Trade AH and JC to the Rams for the #1 and #33 pick in the draft.

Draft
#1 Bradford QB
#4 Okung LT
#33 Campbell RT
#37 Cody NT

But only if this is possible on Madden 2011, if so make it happen..

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 24, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Call me crazy, but in an uncapped year I wouldn't mind taking Hasselbeck for a year or two until the "QB of the future" is ready. I like JC, but at least Hasselbeck fits a WCO...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 24, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse


Did you see Hasselbeck's performances last year behind that rickety Oline?

Swapping out Campbell for Hasselbeck does nothing for the team.

Nothing.

He'll take one solid hit to the back and have to sit out 4 games.

Posted by: p1funk | March 24, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

I like AH and he is a force on our D-line we haven't had for years. But with shanny it's real simple if you're in shape fine no extra credit, no pad on the back. do what you are being paid to do, or if you come in bad shape we're still going to play your big body but maybe stick you as a space eating nose tackle in a 3-4. EITHER WAY YOU ARE GOING TO WORK AND EARN EVERY PENNY OF THAT CONTRACT! YOU WANT INDEPENDENCE, YOU GOT IT. Hope you can do it AL.

Posted by: sthai75 | March 24, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

freedom of religion was still in our Constitution.
Posted by: DCinSD
_____________________

Same as freedom to be obnoxious.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | March 24, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

HE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HIMSELF FOR LYING ON THE FIELD, AND OFF ON THE BENCH, MULTIPLE TIMES LAST YEAR BECAUSE HE IS OUT OF CONDITION!! PERIOD. NO EXCUSES ANY MORE. Late in the game, on long drive, when we needed him most he was so winded he couldn't get up. shame! shame! shame!!!

Posted by: MikeOFW | March 24, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

"brown thats right... it was Jason Brown and its 100% true. And the actual quote was run outside and make him chase you because he can't handle it..."


It's also 100% true that Jason Brown still can't handle AH one-on-one.

Posted by: p1funk | March 24, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Did his mommy tell him not to participate? If so, he needs a note from her.

Posted by: linroy62 | March 24, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

THEYYYYY TOOK OUR JOBS!!!!!!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | March 24, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse
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Count me out of the anti-future immigrant homo-orgy.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | March 24, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

About OT...I remember the word of--I believe it was Hall of Fame DT Alex Karras--who had a low opinion of kickers.

(Paraphrase) "You bust your hump out there for 59 minutes only to see some 130 pound foreigner rush on to the field and yell " I Keek a touchdown!" and settle the game."

Like the new rule. Game should never be decided by a coin flip.

Posted by: TheCork | March 24, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Haynesworth "said he had not requested to be traded, does not intend to be a distraction and will do "what they ask me to do."
They asked him to participate in an off season workout program. Oh, guess that doesn't count. They have asked him to play as a nose guard, he won't. The question isn't what Haynesworth is saying, that is obviously irrelevant to what he does. The question is what will Shannahan and the Redskins do about Fat Albert and his malingering attitude and actions?

Posted by: KDSmallJr | March 24, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Stop blaming the guy for accepting too much money. Snyderato overpaid him. Snyder should have put off-season, performance and weight restrictions on his contract. No excuse for dumdum owners.

Posted by: jercha | March 24, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

The Redskins have announced that 2010 Training Camp will be held at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va.

Posted by: swowra | March 24, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

My respect for Shanahan just increased exponentially. No prima donnas. He made his point but made sure Haynesworth maintained his dignity. That's good leadership, IMO.

In addition to inability to properly evaluate football skills and potential, the prior administration--with help from Snyder, no doubt--didn't do their due diligence as to Character.

Haynesworth appears cut from the same bolt as LaVar Arrington. "I'm elite, I don 't need no steenking coaching" and I'll do it my way.

Posted by: TheCork | March 24, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

"You bust your hump out there for 59 minutes only to see some 130 pound foreigner rush on to the field and yell " I Keek a touchdown!" and settle the game."

Posted by: TheCork | March 24, 2010 11:30 AM


LOL...great quote. What chaps my ass is that there would be a sh*t storm of controversy nowadays if an NFL player came out and said something along those same lines.

F political correctness...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 24, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Haynesworth "said he had not requested to be traded, does not intend to be a distraction and will do "what they ask me to do."
They asked him to participate in an off season workout program. Oh, guess that doesn't count. They have asked him to play as a nose guard, he won't. The question isn't what Haynesworth is saying, that is obviously irrelevant to what he does. The question is what will Shannahan and the Redskins do about Fat Albert and his malingering attitude and actions?

Posted by: KDSmallJr | March 24, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse


Nice cut and paste with the quotes. You should intern with Florio and run a drama-spinning blog.

The context of his "I'll do what they ask me to do" was specifically with regard to playing a particular position on the Dline.

Funny that you've already condemned him for refusing to play nose guard based on his "actions" when there hasn't even been one snap, one practice, one camp, one game.

Posted by: p1funk | March 24, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

It's pretty clear (at least to me) that if Haynesworth was a free agent this year that this organization would not have signed him.

Doesn't fit into what they want to do.

He really has no position in a 3-4. Nose tackles occupy the interior and let the linebackers fill the gaps. Ends contain and force runners into the middle where the outside LBs clean up.

D-lineman in 3-4 get no glory. And Haynesworth likes to make plays.

This is a shotgun wedding and it won't end up pretty, I think.

Posted by: SteveMG | March 24, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

F political correctness...

agreed.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 24, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I believe things will be better this year as far as Haynesworth will be concerned but thats only because we'll be a better team. Haynesworth pretty much said a lot of the same stuff last year. That he was going to work hard in the offseason and that he was going to do what was asked of him. By the end of the season he was out of shape and in an all out feud with the coach he promised to follow (Blache).

Posted by: CapsXXVI | March 24, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: frak | March 24, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

If this lazy stigma holds true he will be rewarded with playing the nose. If he's going to deliver on his words then he will be a force as an end in a 3-4. AH can play nose, he's just making to much money for that.

Posted by: sthai75 | March 24, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

I disagree...what gets Tebow in trouble about his religion isn't that he's Christian, it's that he feels the need to bring it up so ridiculously often. Darrell Green and Joe Gibbs don't get persecuted for their beliefs and neither did Reggie White or Aeneas Williams or Irving Fryar or Mike Singletary. Those guys knew there was a time for football and a time for preaching. Just like you wouldn't talk football in the pulpit, you shouldn't talk religion in the locker room (unless, of course, someone is open to hearing it).

In today's society, two topics should be approached with the utmost caution: religion and politics. Too many strong feelings involved in both to just throw your own beliefs into the public domain all willy-nilly. The sooner Tebow gets a grasp of that concept, the better off he'll be.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 24, 2010 5:40 AM | Report abuse

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

LOL...great quote. What chaps my ass is that there would be a sh*t storm of controversy nowadays if an NFL player came out and said something along those same lines.

F political correctness...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 24, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Right.

F it.

...unless, of course you're a Christian guy outspoken about your beliefs...

Posted by: p1funk | March 24, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

frak - my eeeiiiiiyyyyeeees, my eiiiiyes!

Posted by: DikShuttle | March 24, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

freedom of religion was still in our Constitution.
Posted by: DCinSD
_____________________

Same as freedom to be obnoxious.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala

Yup. It's what our forefather and foremothers fought and died for. We have become the greatest Obnoxrophy in the world.

Posted by: TheCork | March 24, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

My question. Is AH the only one not training at Redskins Park? Doubt it. Is he the only team leader not at Redskins Park? Doubt it. Why don't we wait until training camp before cutting the guy. This has the making of reaching the level of the JC debate for the next 2 months.

Posted by: TWISI | March 24, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

SteveMG- Nah the thing about 3-4 Ends is that they do make a lot of plays in the run game. dlineman in 3-4 typically are not high sack guys as thats the job of the OLB's.... but they can be if necessary. Richard Seymour formerly of the pats, now the Raiders, got a number of sacks as an End in a 3-4... its not impossible... also Even the NT can make plays, albeit that its a lot harder.

Haynesworth is a prototypical 3-4 NT if he wanted to be. He has the size, the strength, the ability, and the motor (when hes not tired) to dominate that position and actually make plays out of it... too bad he wont try when hes placed there. That doesn't matter tho because he is also a solid fit for a 3-4 end, as his job there would be essentially the same as it was as a 4-3 DT. He is there to take on double teams, open up space for the OLB's and to break though, rush the passer and make plays in the run game... 3-4 End is essentially the same as a 4-3 Dt.... so he has a position.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 24, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

I was doin' fine until Jesus made me drop tha ball!

Posted by: DikShuttle | March 24, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

If Haynesworth is in shape, this is forgotten, but if not....

Posted by: rickyroge | March 24, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Nah the thing about 3-4 Ends is that they do make a lot of plays in the run game.

Yeah, but don't the linebackers make the "big" plays in 3-4? The purpose of the D-line is to essentially "contain" things - nose tackles occupy the interior and ends contain the outside - and then the LBs clean up?

IOW, lineman in a 3-4 are not "glory" positions.

I just don't think "personality-wise" that Haynesworth is suited for a 3-4.

Posted by: SteveMG | March 24, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Also people, you do not stick a guy who isn't going to work his asz off in the nose slot of a 3-4. The NT is the most important position in a 3-4 defense. He is the glue that holds it together. Without a nose who can take on multiple blockers and maintain that, the ends get eaten alive by the gaurds and the OLB's get dominated by the tackles. The reason the Steelers and Pats and even the Packers are successful is because they have NT who dominate the game.

That is what I dont get about Haynesworth. I know he wants to get the stats and show he can make plays, but if he played NT and dominated, by holding on to double teams, helping others make plays, and occassionally busting through and making plays himself, he would be helping out the D 100 fold more than if he played end and got like 5 sacks in a season....

Just saying but the NT position in a 3-4 is not a place for a lazy pos who is disinterested in playing that specific position and who wont give 100% effort every single play.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 24, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Pfunk, you're comparing teasing someone's accent with starting a riot because of two of the most emotionally charged topics in the history of our planet.

Apples and oranges, dude.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 24, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Shanny's weight loss plan for CP
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Clinton Portis | Redskins Top Email Mike Shanahan lorded over Clinton Portis when the two were together with the Denver Broncos, then sent him packing in exchange for Champ Bailey. Now that Shanny has been hired to coach the Washington Redskins, there's been a lot of rumblings over how their relationship will be different in D.C., as well as how the recently-signed Larry Johnson fits into the picture.

One thing's certain: Shanahan wants Portis to show some work ethic, an area he thinks has been lacking from the RB's offseason habits in the past. Rick Maese of the Washington Post reports that the coach has even put a specific number to it, per a tweet from Wednesday morning: "Clinton Portis will have to be in great shape. Shanahan wants him lighter. Listed at 221 last year, Shanahan hopes he reports closer to 210."

No word on whether or not Portis will be hiring Jillian Michaels as his personal trainer this spring.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 24, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse


LOL...great quote. What chaps my ass is that there would be a sh*t storm of controversy nowadays if an NFL player came out and said something along those same lines.

F political correctness...

Posted by: brownwood26

The problem is there's political correctness and violations of political correctness in pursuit of hatred. Karras' line is flat out hilarious. David Steinberg's comedy routine about ethnic stereotypes is hilarious.

But not many people have the wit, the talent and the good intentions of being "politically incorrect" these days, and too few evaluators of that have the ability to know the difference.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'll spend the rest of the morning trying to translate that last sentence into English.

Posted by: TheCork | March 24, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Stop blaming the guy for accepting too much money. Snyderato overpaid him. Snyder should have put off-season, performance and weight restrictions on his contract. No excuse for dumdum owners.

Posted by: jercha | March 24, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse
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I love this argument. You have a fan of a team rationalizing a player of said team milking the proverbial tit (filled with milk paid for by fellow fans) - and then accusing other fans of scapegoating.

Unbelievable. Why don't we write a book about this guy and start a religion? I mean, Ive read about some martyrs before, but this cat is all done wrong. Not one of them ever had to live up to a $100 million contract man.. *sniff*

Posted by: mattsoundworld | March 24, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

How many millions does someone need to be paid to do whatever the team asks (including off-season workouts)?

I'm so sick of rich, spoiled athletes.

I've been a Skins fan since I moved to the DC area as a kid in 1978, but I'm just done with all of these jerks (Snyder being the head jerk).

I'm getting season tickets for DC United.

Posted by: PrinceBuster21 | March 24, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

After TT's comments at the Wonderlic, someone else should've said "On the contrary, there is no god, so you better rely on yourself, use your brain and give this test all you've got."

Then there could've been a good Wonderlic fight story.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | March 24, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Just saying but the NT position in a 3-4 is not a place for a lazy pos who is disinterested in playing that specific position and who wont give 100% effort every single play.

Yep, that's how I view it. NT's are relentless, they occupy the interior, take on 2-3 guys and then let the linebackers fill the open gaps. They don't get the "stats" like high numbers of tackles or sacks.

Not a glory position but a critical one. If you don't have a quality NT the entire 3-4 run defense collapses.

Unless Haslett plays a "different" 3-4?

Posted by: SteveMG | March 24, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

beep, beep y'all

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 24, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Call me crazy, but in an uncapped year I wouldn't mind taking Hasselbeck for a year or two until the "QB of the future" is ready. I like JC, but at least Hasselbeck fits a WCO...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 24, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Hasselbeck fits Zorns WCO. Campbell is far better suited to run Mike Shanahan's offense that he ran in Denver. If you look at Mike's system he ran with Plummer then you'd want Campbell over Hasselbeck. Campbell is more mobile and has a stronger arm. The system Mike ran with Plummer was built for mobile QBs and the bootlegs/rollouts lessened the effects of having a slower release and decision making speed. Hasselbeck is a quick decision maker with a quick release but only average arm strength and no longer mobile. Putting Hasselbeck in that old Denver system would make as much sense as putting JC in Zorn's system. Kyle's system down in Houston is interesting. A lot of it seemed to revolve around Andre Johnson and deep passes. I don't know who would do better there. Hasselbeck can't throw it far enough and JC can't hit anyone when he does. I do find it odd but if you go back and look at the deep passes JC actually connected on he was rolling out of the pocket when he did it. Maybe they can just combine Mike and Kyle's offenses. It could be good. I mean it can't be any worse than last year. Zorn's offense just made no sense at all.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 24, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

AH #92 should just looked at Chris Jenkins for the Jets. Was he not a 4-3 DT for the Panthers then when he went to the Jets hes a 3-4 NT. He still dominates when healthy...so I don't know whats the fuss. Show up fans your worth AH#92!!!!

Posted by: hammer4 | March 24, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Wow....Just Wow...

Must be a slow day if people are now inserting rules for 'political correctness'

Why don't we just look at my new mock draft?? (4.0)

1. Bradford
2. Okung
3. McCoy
4. Spiller

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I see this being my final unless a trade happens between now and the announcement of the #4 pick in the draft.

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 24, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Its a tricky question.
Should he participate? yes.
If he does it on his own, and comes in in great shape, can we forgive him? yes.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 24, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

If Haynesworth could be satisifed making 2-3 tackles a game and "happy" clogging things up in the middle of the line of scrimmage, yeah he can play NT.

If...

Posted by: SteveMG | March 24, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

"run right at him again and again..."
"the actual quote was run outside and make him chase you because he can't handle it..."

Well, which is it? This Jason Brown must be one confused guy...

Posted by: Samson151 | March 24, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Why should Haynesworth come to anything? He has his money AND he is good for 1 defensive play per defensive set. The man is probably the WORST player Danny boy ever signed.
With players like him the 'Skins will forever be losers!!!!!!

Posted by: mrcox54 | March 24, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Pfunk, you're comparing teasing someone's accent with starting a riot because of two of the most emotionally charged topics in the history of our planet.

Apples and oranges, dude.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 24, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse


And now you seem to be comparing a football player who talks alot about Jesus to religion-induced rioting?

Also, apples and oranges.


And if you don't think that riots have been started over "accents", you need to get out in the world and live some...

Posted by: p1funk | March 24, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

"NT's are relentless, they occupy the interior, take on 2-3 guys and then let the linebackers fill the open gaps. They don't get the "stats" like high numbers of tackles or sacks."

You're thinking of Tony Siragusa. He would stand blockers straight up and not move backwards an inch.

That's not the sort of player Albert is. He's the type that would explode into the center with an eye to knocking him back towards the QB. That's very disruptive to the play.

I think the modern 3-4 works best if you have two nose tackles of different abilities, and rotate them.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 24, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Its time to dump FAt ALBERT and get some draft picks for him and get guys who want to play in the system. I say dump fatty Albert and bring back Smoot and draft a couple of young d dlineman along with some olineman and beat people off the ball.

Posted by: bert3 | March 24, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

whoever trained that 'fat rascal' last year didn't get him in shape...maybe he has a new guy

Posted by: aypub | March 24, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

the Redskins offseason program in 2008-2009 was a joke. and that showed on the field.

If Kemoeatu rehabs by camp and can be the regular nose tackle during the season, AH will end up playing DE in the 3-4.

Sometimes I think these issues are blown out of proportion by the media.

They want to see the new head coach with the resume get caustic with the highest paid player on the team and then see who wins and what the fallout is.

In terms of longevity, both Haynesworth and Hall had their contract restructured so that they are paid all their guaranteed money in 2010.

So, they are essentially on one year deals.

Same as Portis.

Either they produce or they are gone.

Posted by: leopard09 | March 24, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

I want Haynesworth here, just in better condition. I think Shanny does too. For now.

Posted by: shanks1 | March 24, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

I don't see this ending well...doesn't sound bad now, but if AH shows up out of shape even a little bit, I can see Shanny making an example of him...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 24, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

I think Shanny is precisely laying the groundwork to make an example out of Haynesworth. We'll see if AH falls directly into the trap as it appears he will. I for one hope he does; I'm convinced he's a cancer on this football team.

Anyway, barring the unforeseen, Haynesworth is gone in 2011. Actually Portis, Hall and Haynesworth are goners, but above all Haynesworth. Now that I think about it, Portis might not even make the team this year :)

This is a three year rebuilding program, folks.

Posted by: Pepper5 | March 24, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

"The thing that kills is that Prince Al says the reason why he had conditioning issues last year is theta the team really didn't helpd him get into playing shape.

Think of it: you hand a guy millions of dollars, but what he says he really needed was someone to get him to run laps every day.

Posted by: MistaMoe"

This is true. And not at all questionable, illogical, or nonsensical.

Prince Al followed the offseason program to a T last season. And the result was a lack of fitness and a wealth of injury concerns, which (not surprisingly, given what we've heard since the regime change) has been a staple of the Redskins for years.

And now 'Fat Al'(as so many lovingly call him) cares so much about his fitness (or lack thereof given to him by the previous strength and conditioning staff), he's paying money out of his own pocket to have a proven professional tell him to "run laps."

And yet, he's still the bad guy. I understand the sentiment that he should be here as a camaraderie issue, but anyone blasting him for not being here because he was unfit last season is almost entirely off base.

Posted by: psps23 | March 24, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

This AH/Shanny dynamic is getting too much play.

How are many players who were put on IR coming back from their injuries - can you give us an update on their status and what they are doing to come back?

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | March 24, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan should take Dan's plane and go see what AH is doing to get in shape. If AH is lying, then let the world know!

Posted by: oakiedokie | March 24, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

This team has had a terrible history with high priced free agent DT's. Stubby stunk, Wilkinson stunk, and Haynesworth is an azzhole. Any player who would stomp on someones head while they were laying on the field is scum.
He isn't going to be traded or released so his big contract has become an albatross around his neck.
I just love how this big money deal has pinned him into a position where he isn't going to get big stats. Even if his physical gifts are not going to be optimized every play,well, shut up and play 100 million dollar man.
Hahaha get used to it, if you make 100 million EVERYTHING you do is scrutinized heavily and any complaint makes you look whiny porky, so suck it up you dooshe bag.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | March 24, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Pfunk, you're comparing teasing someone's accent with starting a riot because of two of the most emotionally charged topics in the history of our planet.

Apples and oranges, dude.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 24, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Since when are apples and oranges two of the most emotionally charged topics in the history of our planet?

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Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | March 24, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

$30 million gauranteed to Hayneworth? Is Snyder nuts...well actually yeah. What has happened to these numbscull NFL owners who are at the core of mch of the problems. Why are they paying these insane salaries? It's nuts. Nobody is worth that.

Posted by: wbonora | March 24, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

It's not like big Al is the first player to work out on his own. If I remember correctly, Sean Taylor, Shaun Springs, and several other players over the years have had their own offseason workout locations. I know Springs used to do it in Arizona, and I think Sean Taylor in Miami. So it's not like this is some earth shattering news. Now if he doesn't come in to camp in shape, then we sure have the right to blast him and deservedly so. But lets see if he's a man of his word before we just throw him under the bus. If you read his whole statement, it said he wasn't happy with the conditioning last year and wants to give his own training/trainers a chance.

Posted by: captnbill | March 24, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

With Shanny it's pretty cut and dry.

If you stink it up, you're not going to play...simple.

Fat Al better come ready to play or he's going to sit and get fatter.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | March 24, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

While much has been made of AH92's "go it alone" approach to off season training... and his alleged desire to return to his pre-Redskin form, some will also recall that Fat Albert had already established a well-deserved reputation for taking plays off, faking injuries and tapping out during his earlier stint in Tennessee.

And one would think that the least he could have done last season after signing his $100 million contract was show up in playing condition, but Fat Albert couldn't bother, nor did he seem to exert himself much during the pre-season exhibitions and early season games against some admittedly weak opponents. It was only later in the season when he appeared to get his wind and legs back, and consistently play with the strength and determination expected of him.

Especially given the amount of money involved here, one would think the team would have a vested interest in ensuring that Fat Albert shows up for the next season in his best shape ever, and not just in 'good' shape like his 2007 or 2008 campaigns.

Posted by: Vic1 | March 24, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

The problem is Haynesworth has proven that he doesn't have much of a work ethic. He is from my hometown and even in HS was known as a player who had little teamwork and a definate lazy streak. At Tenn....same story. History has a way of repeating itself.

Posted by: fRedskin | March 24, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Like I said before look to TRADE him to Detroit for their #1 pick and get Russell Okung and Ndamukong Suh. It would be a perfect scenario for both sides, Fat Albert is back with his defensive coordinator from Tennessee and we get two younger quality prospects on both sides of the line. KUNG KONG brothers!

Posted by: dukebound15 | March 24, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

If what AH says is true, then good for him. He says that working with his own guy will make him as good as he can be.

If he comes in in great shape, that that give him a "pass" for not being there for the "voluntary" workouts?

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Sadly, a huge guaranteed contract gives him a "pass" for anything.

Fitness issues are the main reason I hope the NFL owners NEVER agree to guaranteed money even if it means a 2011 lockout. This is not like baseball where you can lay off all winter and wait until spring to get into game shape. In football, you have to make a year round commitment, and players are just not going to do that if they are guaranteed large contracts. It's human nature not to want to work out unless you have to, and Fat Albert is Exhibit #1 for the owners.

Posted by: jksesq1 | March 24, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

'You coming to camp?'

"Nah"

'You gonna pay the fines?'

"Yup"

'Gonna write a check?'

"Nope, straight cash Homey..."

Posted by: kahlua87 | March 24, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse


Dump Stompworth and get a draft pick or two.

BOYCOTT $NYDER OR WASTE MORE MONEY AND TIME!

Posted by: hessone | March 24, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

If Shanahan can't cut him due to labor agreement reasons that may prevent compelling players to attend voluntary workouts, then he should immediately create a depth chart that places Fat Boy at the bottom of it. And then stick with it win or lose.

Posted by: c_e_daniel | March 24, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

AH is a total jerk. Even if he could get into great shape on his own, what does that say to his teammates? Lavar Arrington explained it a lot better than I ever could on his radio show. And how does this affect team morale? We already have one Clinton Portis who is too good for the rest, why do we need another? Shouldn't AH be a leader on the D instead of a renegade?

Posted by: mikeh3 | March 24, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Get rid of the big sorry bamma!!!

Posted by: merrimac238 | March 24, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Well, we all know how hard Albert works in the offseason to be in the best shape he can be in during the season.

Posted by: AsstGM | March 24, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

He was a UPS as a human being in college and during his years with the Titans....So, nothing new here. Look back at his off-field (and on-field) transgressions. His agent really pushed him in his last year with the Titans, and the Redskins bought the possibility that he had "matured". His DNA is punk and thug.....nothing more, nothing less.

Posted by: tnulta | March 24, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

If he's working with the same guy he did last year, then he needs to fire him and come to the team workouts. He had an abundance of "one knee" time on the sidelines last year from not being properly conditioned. I understand that he's huge and everything, but when you get the kind of $$ he did, you would like to see him in the game on 3rd and 8.

Posted by: jwmartin_72 | March 24, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully, AH is the last of the old regime's garbage to infect the team. What an out of shape loser and terrible signing. What happened to character and commitment in sports? I would not sign anyone who did not display these attributes and surely not for his salary.

Posted by: rphilli721 | March 24, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Thanks DANNY for giving so much money to such a wonderful human being and a great team player. Haynsworth is what gives athletes a bad name.

Posted by: skinsnatscapsterps | March 24, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

he should be in shape. if not in camp. must be in shape when get there. if not. cut him and paid him not one damm penny more

Posted by: lostdogrwd101 | March 24, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Mismanagent has long term consequences. Considering AH's history on game day, he is not one of the top linemen on the team let alone the league. What a waste this guy will be for ever. Don't play him snd see how he likes the pine.

Posted by: TJDemo | March 24, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

How far along in the first game before we see him puking his guts out on the sideline.
If you don't have to pay him, get rid of him. He has shown that he is not a team player

Posted by: jmy999 | March 24, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

first problem is the NFL need to make it official and have the guys work 9-10 months a year and stop this off-season workout BS.

Every year it's somebody that want so work out at home, in Arizona, etc. they are not legally required to be there but coaches disparage their names and their work effort. for haynesworth, he is a beast for 2 plays and then he is exhausted. he needs to get into better shape, but wasn't that the feare when they signed him?

Posted by: oknow1 | March 24, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

first problem is the NFL need to make it official and have the guys work 9-10 months a year and stop this off-season workout BS.

Every year it's somebody that want so work out at home, in Arizona, etc. they are not legally required to be there but coaches disparage their names and their work effort. for haynesworth, he is a beast for 2 plays and then he is exhausted. he needs to get into better shape, but wasn't that the feare when they signed him?

Posted by: oknow1 | March 24, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

This egotistical jerk hasn't been able to complete a single season without an injury yet - I guess that's a testament to how friggin great his stupid off-season conditioning program is. The truth to the matter is that he's an overpaid, overrated self serving, ill-mannered, conceited lump who never should've been signed to that contract that Vinnie and Danny dangled in front of his face. What a collosal mistake! This guy is the Terrell Owens of the defensive line for the league. A jerk for a teammate, an oft injured player who can't complete a full season, and now - an all knowing football genius who decides where, when and how he should play. I'm sorry the jerk is here - I wish it weren't so - Hey Vinnie, if you're reading this - great move ya putz! It's going to take years to recover from his damage. Albert Haynesworth - geez, what a jerk - take a hike!

Posted by: whelms | March 24, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

"voluntary offseason conditioning program"
Why does everybody freak out when someone, who is not living in the area, choose not to attend a "voluntary offseason conditioning program".....If you want him here make it a mandatory offseason conditioning program....He will be fine...

Posted by: jbubba68 | March 24, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

sounds like he's laying the groundwork to talk his way out of here. just cut or trade him and get it over with.

Posted by: mdoughtie22 | March 24, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth needed a rest after running out the tunnel last season. Who is his personal trainer, the Pillsbury Dough Boy? Get your fat butt into camp and work out w/ your teammates. We all know that the personal trainer line is just a scam to stay at home, sit on the couch and stuff your face w/ cheese doodles.....

Posted by: randysbailin | March 24, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Albert you need to get in shape. You need to set the example for the rest of the team.... you are the highest paid dlinemen in the league . Show the fans you're worth the money you got paid. Listen to your coaches , that's the least you can do while dan paid all that money. I am a huge redskin fan and hate to think ,that you took the money and ran.

Posted by: rogerdodger24 | March 24, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

i understand his off-season workouts involve a lot of speed work with knives and forks and spoons. he's probably avoiding d.c. so the first lady can't enroll him in an obesity program.

Posted by: bnglfn | March 24, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Hanesworth's private offseason conditioning program: 3 minutes of conditioning, 30 minutes of eating. Repeat 10 times and include two 30 minute power naps.

Posted by: Theone9 | March 24, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Deion Sanders, Adam Archuletta, Bruce Smith, Albert Haynesworth, although some tried, some did not. The Skins may not pay another idiot big money like these guys, but they are in the hole with Fat Albert. I cant see how working out on his own and dissing his teammates will make him a better Redskin. He was the weakest link on our defense last year. Soft, tired, hurt, and breathless. If he couldn't get himself in shape after that big contract, how will he get motivated to play on a team that wants to use him in a way he does not want to be used? I see an injury and a year out of football due to being out of shape. Then a complaining malcontent who demands a trade. It is hard to change a bad first impression. See if Detroit will give a #1 draft pick, pay his bonus, and get someone in the draft that wants to play football.

Posted by: 1bmffwb | March 24, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

+1 to 1bmffwb's comments about Fat Albert being the weakest link.

But c'mon guys, we all think the guy sucked. So we have an overpaid out of shape DT. Why would Detroit or anybody give up a top draft pick for the guy? He's an overpaid malcontent. If anything the Skins would be giving up something else to get another team to take him off our hands. Just cut the guy. Snyder has the money to pay him off and we might as well swallow the cap hit in the uncapped year. Then we can get recruit players who actually work out and compete rather than guys just in it for the money.

Posted by: calhokie | March 24, 2010 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth is a POS Prima Donna that needs to learn how to be a leader and earn his salary. It won't happen because he is selfish and thinks he is the man. He is a head case. It is obvious from his past. Daniel had to make that move for him though. Hopefully Shanahan will get things headed in the right direction.

Posted by: jkj44 | March 24, 2010 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Get someone else. Please!
Albert is a BUM. And not worth the money or the frustration.

NO MORE BONEHEADS, NO MORE GREEDY ASS HAS-BEEN BUMS, NO MORE WANNA-BE SOMEBODY PRETENDERS JUST TALKING ABOUT NOTHING...
GET US GUYS WHO WANT TO WORK.

Show-up, Shut-up, Play. Win. (do better then 4-12)

Posted by: Tobor58 | March 25, 2010 6:41 AM | Report abuse

Love the poll... Should a player who had to take a knee between plays and fake injuries just to get a breather participate in off-season work outs. Where's the "probably" voting option.

Posted by: KingME1 | March 25, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse

Kyle's system down in Houston is interesting. A lot of it seemed to revolve around Andre Johnson and deep passes....

Posted by PA Skins Fan

PASF: No Hasselbeck, no way. The thing that really makes Kyle's system go in H-Town is the slot receiver, who's going to play that here? Kevin Walter is the man, even though he had a down year in 09 in 08 he was awsome. Santana could do it but he's better outside than anything else we have. They might want to think about Shipley in the 4th. He's kind of in that Wes Welker vein.

Posted by: ElYeah | March 25, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Well, here we go again....Did Haynesworth hang out with Deon this winter?? After showing up in terrible shape last year with a ton of cash, he can't even work out with his teammates, his linemates?? For that kind of money, he needs to be here, creating a leadership role on this team. He still has 30 million that he is going to get no matter what he does, so is that where Albert's head is? It's shouldn't be, his head, his heart should be here in Washington, showing everyone that he has the heart & desire to be the best. To have his linemates respect the man. To have his teammates respect the man. After last year, I don't respect the man...neither do most of the other fans, I would bet. For 100 million $, I want a winner, a leader....at the very least, I would want a teammate......

Posted by: g24man | March 26, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

I would love to be wrong but I've seen too much redskins football in the last decade to believe that this will turn out well.

Kudos to AH for setting up the skins to be able to make tons of money to eat twinkies and hotdogs instead of working out with the team.
Hail,

Posted by: burke_jack | March 26, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

I just hope that the young guys like orakpo are paying attention to true leaders & good character guys like Flecher and not this clown.
Hail,

Posted by: burke_jack | March 26, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Now that $nyder has handed over control to the adults - I can buy merchandise without feeling guilty (unless he starts suing fans again). My first purchase? A customized jersey, with the number 92, and the name "Buttersworth".

Posted by: jburnetti | March 27, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

P.S. They've got a get out of jail free card. They ought to eat the signing bonus, and cut his fat *ss.

Posted by: jburnetti | March 27, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

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