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Haynesworth leaves big cleats to fill

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth missed his first game since signing a $100 million free agent contract during the offseason. Haynesworth suffered an ankle sprain in last week's win over Denver and wasn't able to practice in the days leading up to Sunday's game at Dallas.

Haynesworth has missed at least one game because of either injury or suspension every season since his rookie year in 2002. Kedric Golston started in Haynesworth's place. After making 12 starts last year, Sunday marked Golston's second start of the season. Fourteen Redskins took part in at least one tackle on Sunday. Golston was not one of them.

"It was good to start, come out here and just not let my teammates down," Golston said. "I have a lot of respect for London Fletcher and the guys on this team and my D-line coach and Coach [Greg] Blache. I know they can trust me, I know that's the way they feel about me."

Without Haynesworth clogging the middle, the Redskins struggled to put as much pressure on Dallas quarterback Tony Romo. After posting at least three sacks in each of the past six games, the Redskins sacked Romo just once.

Dallas actually had more success on the ground, posting 153 yards on 33 carries.

By Rick Maese  |  November 22, 2009; 7:15 PM ET
 
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92 is a force and he's the reason 99 is having the success he has had but @ 4 yrs and 48 million he's not worth the 20-25 plays a game. Would have been nice to have brought in two quality OL instead but it's tough to put those cats on the program.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 22, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Defense plays more than well enough to win and the offense craps another one.

Suisham shows us how he still wishes he was a Canadian Cowgirl.

Oh, well.

At least the bleeding and ugly losses means more pressure to clean house at the end of the season.

Posted by: p1funk | November 22, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Dan should break his word and fire Zorn now. Come on!!! 15 seconds in the half and you attempt a field goal on 3rd down? yet on 4th and goal from the 2 he'll go for it! I don't get it. Get rid of this bum. No Haynesworth, no Betts, another OL lost and we still got a chance to win, except Zorn's not really trying to, is he?

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | November 22, 2009 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Okay after reading through everything on here. I can't believe how much everyone is over thinking it trying to us it to blame the defense or the kicker or anything.

This game was lost after the cluster F at the end of the half.

How did Zorn not go for the first down or the end zone with 15 seconds left, thats plenty of time for a pass to the side line for either. How do you not even just do a one play throw it away type thing and try and give your kicker time to reset mentally.

The loss falls 1st on Zorn and the Shermans, 2nd on the kicker for not being savvy enough to "reset".

Posted by: alex35332 | November 22, 2009 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: alex35332 | November 22, 2009 7:29 PM | Report abuse

except Zorn's not really trying to, is he?

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | November 22, 2009 7:28 PM | Report abuse


You mean Sherm Lewis.

We stripped our head coach of head coaching authority on gameday, remember?

Posted by: p1funk | November 22, 2009 7:29 PM | Report abuse

"Haynesworth leaves big cleats to fill"

Yes and no.

The $100 million dolla man was on the sidelines watching the team lose by one point.

The loss came because the offense and special teams frittered away scoring chances.

You make two out of three field goals or with :15 sec on the clock make a throw into the end zone.

Dallas' 150 rushing yards didn't win them the game: Washington's continuing inability to score is at fault.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 22, 2009 7:30 PM | Report abuse

...at 4 yrs and 48 million he's not worth the 20-25 plays a game

So, is he worth the 40+ he typically does play?

Posted by: daggar | November 22, 2009 7:31 PM | Report abuse

92 is a force and he's the reason 99 is having the success he has had but @ 4 yrs and 48 million he's not worth the 20-25 plays a game.

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The times list the number of plays that each player plays every game. Only Carter plays more snaps than AH. Today showed he is well worth the money.

Additionally, signing him did not prevent the Skins from getting other OL. That was a choice they made for some other dumbazz reason.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Look, Suisham has never been a real clutch reliable guy.

He missed one, but let's remember Folk missed on too.

Then Suishy missed a 50-yarder (did we really expect him to make that one?)

Sure, special teams crapped their pants. But even if SS makes those kicks, that means our offense was good enough to generate 12 points.

12 points.

12 points.

Posted by: p1funk | November 22, 2009 7:33 PM | Report abuse

beep

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 7:36 PM | Report abuse

12 points.
Posted by: p1funk | November 22, 2009 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Whats your point, we needed 8 points to win the game.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 22, 2009 7:39 PM | Report abuse

except Zorn's not really trying to, is he?

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | November 22, 2009 7:28 PM | Report abuse


You mean Sherm Lewis.

We stripped our head coach of head coaching authority on gameday, remember?

Posted by: p1funk | November 22, 2009 7:29 PM | Report abuse

It was my understanding Zorn was stripped of play calling. I assume it was his decision to kick instead of throw one into the end zone. Anybody know for sure?

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | November 22, 2009 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Wharever happened to that Vanderjack guy that used to kick for Indy?

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | November 22, 2009 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Daggar & Curzon 417...

Jason Brown was right on about 92. He lays on the ground twice a game and it's tough to tell when he's playing possum and when he's really hurt. Typically he's too winded to get off the field. 20-25 plays a game is what he will avg @ season end considering he never plays a full season.

I know Vinny and and Snyder haven't drafted a OL in the top 2 rounds since 2000 but you can agree that the money spent is misguided.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 22, 2009 7:48 PM | Report abuse

has Carlos been teaching the LB's how to catch interceptions?

Posted by: coparker5 | November 22, 2009 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Carlo Rogers has just found his calling - he can roll out "Carlos Rogers Swine Flu Prevention Kit" - "Just like I can't catch a football, this medicine will keep you from catching Swine Flu."

Posted by: laserwizard | November 22, 2009 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Albert Haynes (not) worth anything - Dan Snyder's 100 million dollars WUSSY, CRYBABY, SISSY, whatever.

Posted by: memyselfI1 | November 23, 2009 9:46 AM | Report abuse

The defense only gave up 7 points to the Cowboys without Haynesworth. Signing Haynesworth was a mistake but not because of his play but because the cap should have been used elsewhere. Now going forward it will take longer to rebuild the offense as they will not have the cap space. And don't bother replying about no cap because that is one year and the sport will definitely have a cap moving forward.

Posted by: srobert1117 | November 23, 2009 10:25 AM | Report abuse

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