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Haynesworth Arrives at Redskins Park

Jason Reid reports that Albert Haynesworth is in the building in Ashburn; he'll be introduced in a 5 p.m. press conference there.

By Cindy Boren  |  February 27, 2009; 12:33 PM ET
 
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Posted by: akaarora | February 27, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Sign Dockery, grab Jason Brown or Brandon Moore, maybe get Ray Willis, call it a night.

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Just listening to WTEM and caught a clip of Vinny Cerrato saying that the Bucs actually offered Haynesworth more than the Skins?

Wherever Albert went he would have gotten 100 million.....so the skins are wrong for this....
if the Colts got him...it would be ok?

Albert would have gotten 100 million wherever he went

Posted by: 1skinfan | February 27, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

DOC just said AH will make it possible for Landry to stop playing in the stands during the games.

AH will improve the pass rush because on every play he will be double teamed, this should make the deep deep deep saftey not nesassary.

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 27, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Can somebody answer me this-- why are we still keeping Corneillus Griffin now that we have Haynesworth? Don't we have Monty and Golston to work into the rotation?

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Can somebody answer me this-- why are we still keeping Corneillus Griffin now that we have Haynesworth? Don't we have Monty and Golston to work into the rotation?

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 12:41 PM |

T,

Not sure but they already restructuerd his deal, so to late to cut him this year.

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 27, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

More importantly, without a #92 currently in use, AH won't have to pay anyone for the jersey.

Posted by: RITCA | February 27, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

AH only plays 1st and 2nd down. We need a rotation. The rotation is looking great now.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 27, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Of course, that's assuming that D. Evans doesn't resign with the Skins.

Posted by: RITCA | February 27, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Got beeped:

Couple of positive points I want to make/reiterate:
- Just because it is a “splash” doesn’t make it a bad move.
- No draft picks have been lost to these pickups/signings
- Canty “got away” – boo hoo. Haynesworth is way better
- Defense just got way better, and both players are in their 20’s.
- No more paying Shawn Springs’ big contract to not play
- Still have 4 draft picks, plus the rest of free agency to address Oline and LB’s.
- Salary cap numbers don’t matter to this team.


Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009 12:42 PM

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Springs is on DOC'S show, seems to be taking it very well. He is joking with the guys, he said once he heard about the signings he figured he would be cut.

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 27, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

I hope we get Demetric Evans back-- with AH in the line-up, I think he could break out.

LET'S FIX THAT O-LINE!!

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

I fantasize about us trading #13 to the Lions for #20 and #32.

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse

I think they can wait and see what O-Linemen are getting and then pick one. They can still free up more cap space if needed.

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 27, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

You'd think this would mean big things for Griffin, who can still bring it, b/c he wouldnt be the main punching bag anymore...the 4 man rotation now is strong considering the experience that monty/goldy have accrued.

Lorenzo to OL!

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Why are none of my posts going through?

Posted by: psps23 | February 27, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

floud, again another point i said ab AH and Landry... i must be listening to 980 at work...

Posted by: Zeebs | February 27, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

psps23 -- Was not a AH fan prior, but now that it's done I'm on board. To add to your points regarding the defense:

Last year the Redskins blitzed more than any other team, yet had very few TO as a result. If AH is what he's supposed to be, I think the blitz percentage goes down, and the blitzes themselves are more effective. I am already dreaming about Chris Horton or LL coming free in the A gap and sacking Tony Romo.

If they had to lose a guy from the secondary, Springs was it. Hall and Rogers are two quality corners, and Smoot can now be the 3rd corner and play deep. He was having a lot of trouble turning his hips last year and was playing too deep to compensate for that, being on the slot will help a lot.

What's really exciting from the offensive side of the ball is that the Redskins are likely to get better field position as a result of TO, which will help them a lot. They are just not talented enough to put together 80 yard drives on a regular basis, so until they start showing big-play ability, a short field is a must. The defense may provide that, especially with AH and DH.

Who says they're bad characters, by the way?


Haynesworth stomped on a COWBOY'S coconut, not just "some guy". Don't think of him as a bad guy, more like the Archangel Michael.

And Hall was a malcontent on the Raiders. The Raiders! Jesus F. Christ himself would sit out rather than play for Al "Beelzebub" Davis.

So, Hall is practicing WWJD in Oakland, and Haynesworth is treating Dallas players like the nest of vipers that they are. Who says they're not good guys?

Posted by: dpc2003 | February 27, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

D. Evans aint coming back...

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

"There's nothing you can say that will make me believe they're doing themselves a service by overpaying for Haynesworth (at least not in the long term)."

In the long-term, no, they aren't doing themselves a service. I never said so. They're clearly making a 2-year run right now.

But, as I stated, nothing they did this offseason would have made them perennial contenders. They don't have enough draft picks, and they don't have enough ability to dump contracts to create cap space. They HAVE to wait until 2011 at the earliest (unless there's an uncapped year next year).

continued...

Posted by: psps23 | February 27, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Dare i say this should make us the #1 defense this year... who had that last year? The super bowl winner?

ok, i know, flag on me for over optimism, but it really does open up some things that this d never had before...

Posted by: Zeebs | February 27, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

D. Evans aint coming back...

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

A man can dream, can't he?

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

The Carpenter article says it all. Here we go again. Snyder can't wait to make a big splash in free agaency looking for the quick fix. He has a model to emulate in his own home town. The Caps. They tried this apporach and failed. Now they are one of the best teams in the NHL because they drafted young guys who have turned into stars and supplemented them with a couple of older free agents. Look for Haynesworth and Hall to screw up the locker room and therefore the team.

Goodbye Zorn after 8-8 in 2009. Hello Vinny as the new haed coach so Snyder can do what he's always wanted to do which is to coach the team. If the 'Skins are not the worst run team in the NFL, then one doesn't exist. I will stick a neck out and make a prediction, the new Lions will make the playoffs consistently before the 'Skins do.

Now, for the icing on the cake, Dr. Hold is brought back for some crazy sum and will lead the league in holding penalties. The writers and fans in Buffalo are joyous because the Bills cut him. Our brilliant front office see him as a star, but in reality he's an averge lineman at best.

Posted by: pjente | February 27, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Read so well, I thought a reprise in order.

Kool-aid drinkers galore. This blog has 'um all!!!! EVANS and SPRINGS two consumate professional football players all but gone (Springs now gone) because of these two moves in FA. This is NOT the way to build a successful team.

Yes, IF HAYNESWORTH and HALL play as they did when they were young, the REDSKINS get a double coup. I don't see it however. $$$$ take the edge off most experienced players. Besides its a tacit admission that the staff can't draft excellent players without experience. Just look at last year. Of course you've got to have picks in order to screw them up.

But flagging sales may be on the uptick with these two big name FA's leading the way despite the cutting of 30 front office personnel. To me, we stay in the 10-6 or 8-8 range. Maybe one or two year's quality production. Depends on how much pride these two have in their craft, I suppose. They're certainly needed on defense. However, I'll become a believer when I see positive results on the field.

So this means we keep the one-dimensional DE, the recovering knee injury, AND the former dance-master hoping against hope that EVANS will not be missed? Overvalue the wrong players and undervalue the right ones. Plueeze.

Once again teams will rush between the tackles and ends assuming that the REDSKIN OLB's remain as weak as they were in 2008. Oh, and we draft #13 OLB I assume, while praying that somehow that weak offensive line improves this coming year with #3, #5, and #6 round picks.

But wait. Let me tell you how I really feel about this FA-WIN NOW strategy......OMG where's JACK KENT COOKE when you need him? Smacks of GEORGE PRESTON MARSHALL. LATER.

Posted by: glawrence007 | February 27, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

I dont see the Skins having enough cap left to sign the top Offensive Tackle available in FA, so the Skins #1 and #2 needs right now are LG and RG, so getting Dockery back would be nice, but only if gives the Skins a "hometown" discount...other than Dock there are no good FA guards out there. So if one of the top 3 OTs are not available when the Skins pick at 13, I say trade down and pick up the 2 best available guards in the draft in the second round.

Posted by: oddjob1 | February 27, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Monty and Golston aren't ours yet. We only tendered them. They still need to get paid.

Posted by: RITCA | February 27, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

We signed two guys to massive contracts.

Both Hall and Haynesworth played much better when their contracts were on the line.

Relative to last year, the Skins have substantially upgraded one spot on the team from last year that wasn't particularly problematic. DE, OLB, the OL, WR and both kickers were all more problematic than the interior DL.

The Skins have also downgraded their secondary with the loss of Springs. Those who argue he missed games have a point, but in the games Springs played, he was a very good player. His work on TO in the 1st dal game was a big part of the reason the Skins won in dal.

Naturally, the Skins are bumping against the cap, which has a ripple effect on who can be brought in and who can go. The ability to fix the OL, improve at WR, resign our QB and retain our other young CB are all diminished by these large contracts

No doubt Hall and Haynesworth are terrific talents and I hope it works out.

I have my doubts.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 27, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

glawrence, they are young...

Posted by: Zeebs | February 27, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I'm one of the folks lobbying for bringing back D. Evans... I would rather keep him at DE than Daniels or Taylor, assuming the price is not unreasonable. His play should also be improved by AH presence in the middle. Cut Taylor now, and you have plenty of $ to re-sign Evans and also pick up a quality FA for the o-line.

Speaking of which, Jason Brown would certainly be the ideal choice of the available FAs (youngest, most upside, can play guard or center at high level - and had a pretty good game against AH in the playoffs, which says a lot).

But, I'm not sure they will be able to swing the $ for him, even if Taylor is released. Dockery or Brandon Moore would also suffice to plug the LG hole, and definitely at lower price tags.

Posted by: PDXskin | February 27, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Skins should sign Chris Kemoeatu of the Pittsburgh Steelers over Dockery.

Posted by: oddjob1 | February 27, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Here's the problem sports fans - too many weak links throughout the team. Biggest example - Andre Carter. Come on, what difference has he made. Tackles push him aside like a tackling dummy. Next biggest example - Suisham. Why is he still on the team and even competing this year. I count 2 or 3 games we could have won, had he made easy field goals. Jason Campbell. Come on, Campbell does not have the internal combustion be to a great quarter back. Too nice a guy. I could go on and on with more examples, like Jon Jansen. Come on, did you see him make one outstanding play last year. Haynesworth, great acquisition but too may holes.

Posted by: getitritegov | February 27, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

this is ridiculous

Posted by: BMACattack | February 27, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

He'll bust just like all the rest who come here and get paid HUGE money!

Fat Albert
"hey hey hey
just got paid
don't need to play"

Posted by: retirewealthy3 | February 27, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

average longevity of an NFL player 4.85 years. HAYNESWORTH 7 years. HALL five years. MIDDLE-AGED pepole - middle aged. JEEZE. HELLO...

Posted by: glawrence007 | February 27, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

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