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Haynesworth could be a force against Bears

The Bears have given up 27 sacks this year. That's seven more than any other team, double the number of half the league's teams and nearly seven times as many sacks as the Chiefs have given up. There should be ample opportunity for the Redskins, particularly defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, who's still looking for his first sack of the season.

Mike Shanahan said Haynesworth will be active Sunday at Chicago.

"He had a good workout Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday," Shanahan said Thursday. "Good conditioning, worked extra. Then, obviously, he's had a good couple days here."

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said he anticipates Haynesworth playing against the Bears -- and playing an important role. Facing Chicago's undersized and inexperienced offensive line, Haynesworth could be a force in the middle. The last time he set foot on the field was Oct. 3 at Philadelphia, and that was his best performance of the season. Haslett said coaches hope "he can take off from where he was at."

"He had a good game in the Philly game. If we can try to expand his role as he goes here, we'll see where he's at," Haslett said. "But I expect him to have a good game this week."

Haynesworth has missed three of the team's six games. He missed the past two following the death of his younger brother. Coaches held him out of last Sunday's loss to Indianapolis, though teammates say Haynesworth wanted to play.

"What we did was the best thing for the football team," Haslett said. "Obviously not having him -- it would've helped obviously. He's a good football player. They threw the ball enough where he could've helped us."

By Rick Maese  | October 21, 2010; 3:25 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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gonna need the big guy to collapse the pocket.....give him the starting nod...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 21, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

These next two games are critical since they are against teams that are going to be beaten more often than not by the other NFC East teams.

For whatever reason, I feel Detroit is the tougher game of the two, but Chicago, regardless of their issues is 4-2, and it is an away game.

If the Skins can produce the kind of pressure they SHOULD produce, and keep Forte coming out of the backfield in check, the D should have a nice bounce back day and the team should score enough to secure a win. If they don't generate pressure or play to passively, they could be in trouble.

Coming out of these two games at 4-4 is passable, but not preferable. 3-5 is a disaster if they are thinking playoffs. 5-3, with a home game against Philly with a chance to sweep the Eagles and a 5-1 conference record, would be a great position to be in.

It's a two game set, folks.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | October 21, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

where's reddmv been....??

4th, you're suspect in his disappearance....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 21, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I didn't think it was possible to assemble a worse OL than the 2009 Skins, but the 2010 Bears have pulled it off.

I'd like to see 92 get between 30-35 snaps and for Cutler to not make it thru the 1st half.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 21, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

That's good news. Here's to the prospective coming out party of Haney2010! I want him to eat a couple beef & bean burritos during pre-game so he can rip some mean gas, hopefully on Cutler's face when he sits on him.

I can already hear the Bears' training staff:

Trainer 1: Oh my God, Jay is having a diabetic seizure! Quick, get the insulin injector!

Trainer 2: Keep your shirt on! Jay is just reacting to Haynesworth deliberately farting in his face.

Trainer 1: Ahh, no wonder they call this the 'windy city'.

Trainer 2: Yep, I think there is a new challenger for Michael Turner's nickname.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 21, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

May the Force be with you Albert....

Posted by: PlayAction | October 21, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Scary thing about the Bears--they're a deeply flawed team. Precisely the kind of team that give our team the most problems.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 21, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

What's the over/under on the Skins having to stare down the smoking barrel of Todd Collins on Sunday?

Posted by: freakzilla | October 21, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Doesnt he know that Ahay has been traded or cut at this point in the season. That future 5th round draft pick will be wreaking havoc in the middle.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 21, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Anyone notice Randle El is last in the league on punt returns.. 3.4 average on 8 returns and 7 fair catches.

Just saying..

Posted by: iubiquity | October 21, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Red has been doing too much cussing out and prob gave himself a Timeout to recharge. I'm sure he'll recharge and be back before the bye......

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 21, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Haslett sounds like an idiot. I understand the players having bad grammar, but c'mon man.

If Haynesworth played vs. Indy we may have lost, to big a risk?

"we did what was best for the team" = not playing your best d lineman and losing

makes sense...not

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 21, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Albert murders Jay Cutler this weekend, and takes his double chin as a trophy.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 21, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | October 21, 2010 3:01 PM

I don't see the story on PFT, but the write up looks legit....What gives?

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 21, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

I say you start him. You line him up on DE on the biggest Mark on their Oline. You set RAK up behind him and you see what happens.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 21, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Given what people seem to think of the Bears OL, Skins might be able to get pressure with a 3 man rush with Albert, Orakpo and Carter as the DL. Not a big fan of our defense blitzing too much. Rush the number of guys that it takes to get pressure, no more. 3 might be that number -- meaning Cutler will be throwing quickly into 8 man coverages. Lots of turnover potential -- if we can catch the ball.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 21, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Edwin Wiliams is their backup C/G. Lets see if we can get him in the game.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 21, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

^^^Stu - Ed Williams started @ RG last week. Their whole right side are the Setphon Heyers of their group.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 21, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 21, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Its ok...skins let NFL know there is no Hit Stick...Sellers was eating a large turkey leg in the locker room...Reid wanted it...Sellers told him it was a stick.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 21, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Facing Chicago's undersized and inexperienced offensive line, Haynesworth could be a force in the middle.

It's a given that AH should be a force against the weaker sisters of the league.

What we want is for him to a force against the top offensive lines week in and week out.

And let's just give him one position--defensive tackle--point him in a direction, and say, "Go get him!!!"

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 21, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Bear's OL

LT - Frank Omiyalie
LG - Chris Williams (moved from LT and coming off hamstring injury)
C - Olin Kreutz
RG - Edwin Williams (started 2 games)
RT - J'Marcus Webb (started 2 games)

I8dallas- Cutler is a diabetic, not that it's ever acceptable to have more than one chin.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 21, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

beeps peeps

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 21, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Sweet, well looks like we found where to line Ahay up at. Good luck Ed...

Posted by: Stu27 | October 21, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I think Shanny is still phukkn with him...I don't see him getting over 10 plays vs Bears.

I think Shanny a bit of a sadist. I see him thinking 'oh, you gonna skip next season too huh? We'll see...'

I think this pattern continues til it's time for Offseason Training.

Fatboy better show up or else...

Posted by: kahlua87 | October 21, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

edwin williams is the starting RG on the bears (no. 2 at LG) not sure when he was inserted in the line-up probably after the giants game where bears gave up 10 sacks. I can tell you one thing no one on washingtons line other than haynesworth will drive him on his back like the weaklings licthensteiger and many of y'all favorite rabach. anyone ask chair mao shanahan what is the logic other than having a weak run game and getting qb killed of staying with 2 so-called players on the line who routinely are on their azz or being pushed back 5 yards off the line of scrimmage how does that help the team?

Posted by: wathu19 | October 21, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Who's Albert Haynesworth?

Posted by: 21stCenturyCaveman | October 21, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Reid, learn another trick, please. AH 24x7? Give it up!

Posted by: PS7900 | October 21, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Throw a ham sandwich on the field, taped to a stripper and let her run around on the field, and then Haynseworth will be a force. Otherwise, the only force he'll be is a negative one.

Posted by: 44fx2901 | October 22, 2010 6:47 AM | Report abuse

I see we still have Haynesworth haters

Let the man play the Defense stinks anyway he can't hurt it.

Posted by: shamken | October 22, 2010 7:43 AM | Report abuse

The team is bad so he is "going to be a force"? Is he even in shape. FatAlbert CAN be a dominating wonder. He IS FatAlbert. Case closed.

Posted by: KDSmallJr | October 22, 2010 8:01 AM | Report abuse

Most of the FatAlbert commenters still look nostalgically back to the time before Williams integrated the Redskins. They have real problems with black men making money or being allowed to change their jobs.

Posted by: Nemo24601 | October 22, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: blazerguy234 | October 22, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Which is it, JR? One article has Haynesworth on the brink of being traded and the next has him as the centerpiece of the defense. Sheesh. I'm getting a headache.

Posted by: randysbailin | October 22, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

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