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Is Haynesworth's contract a ripoff?

Alex Marvez of FOXSports has listed his top 10 NFL contract ripoffs this season and he ranks Albert Haynesworth at No. 7. (No. 1? Jake Delhomme and Julius Peppers share that spot on his list.)

Haynesworth is a dominating defensive lineman when healthy. But is he good enough to justify one of the largest free-agent contracts in league history? So far, no. That's why he makes this list. The Redskins have surrendered 118.6 rushing yards in the 10 games Haynesworth has played. He also has three sacks after notching a career-best 8.5 in 2008 with Tennessee. Haynesworth is a double-team magnet and may ultimately prove worth what is essentially a four-year, $48 million contract (it's widely reported as $100 million over seven years). But one has to wonder whether Redskins owner Daniel Snyder's money would have been better spent upgrading other areas, especially along a crumbling offensive line.

What's your take?

By Cindy Boren  |  December 9, 2009; 1:03 PM ET
 
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Next topic:

"Should the Redskins have re-signed Antonio Pierce"

followed by:

"Leigh Torrance, and why he's the reason that the Saints are undefeated"

last by not least:

"Did Dan Snyder pull the old switch-eroo on Lavar Arrington's contract"...

I mean, granted we're not going to the playoffs but how about something a little more relavant..the offense is finally showing signs of life, and this is what we get............

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 9, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Is this the best RI can do? At this point I would enjoy some info on the Raiders than just rehashing this contract.

Not worth a post IMO.

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 9, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth is has been a major upgrade to our defense and has played well, I'm not disappointed in him at all. Therefore the contract is not a ripoff. HOWEVER, do I think it was a smart move? IMO no way, for what we paid him we could have signed Canty, Olshansky, Ray Willis (OT Seahawks), and had room to look at a legit SLB or FS too. Albert is living up to his rep and playing well, lot of money for one guy though.....

Posted by: zjfr2 | December 9, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

REPEST

I would take Spiller over either of them at 10. Again, you can't reach with your first pick.

Posted by: Curzon417

I'm with PARCELLS. Don't draft an RB and his 3-5 year career expectancy in the first round. Take Big uglies when you can.

Skins draft well at safety, and if the right FS is available, they can go that way...


Oh hell who are we kidding. Danny will draft the guy who will sell the most jerseys.

Posted by: TheCork | December 9, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Soup only wins 35% of his starts, so he's due for at least one more acorn pie this season. Thinking Raiders or Dallas....

Posted by: Realness1 | December 9, 2009 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Barry Sanders won less than that so I guess he sucks. Too bad, I kinda liked Barry but the only thing that counts is wins. Sonny was under .500 as well.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 9, 2009 11:13 AM

Thanks for proving that you don't care about the team wining more than 35% of it's games so you can continue to watch the loser that you love. You're out of touch w/ reality comparing soup to hall of famers. Put the glue bag down. Sander's teams went to the playoffs 5 of ten years; Sonny led DC to its first winning season in more than a decade and can read a defense. No one is stopping you from starting soup in your Madden dynasty mode though. Good luck w/ that.

Posted by: Realness1 | December 9, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

What about Quinton Ganther's future with the team?

Posted by: goose33 | December 9, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Arguing over the draft is much more interesting than this tired crap. Anyway, I think we should pass on Spiller and draft 2 running backs in the later rounds. We can get a big back like Blount and we can get a small burner like Devine. I'd rather have bookend tackles and a good 2 back system then 1 right tackle and CJ Spiller. Thought?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 9, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Aside from Chris Johnson (1500 yds), the rushing leaders in today's NFL backfield are all power-backs.

Steven Jackson (1232)
AP (1103)
MJD (1077)
tHOMAS jONES (1068)

Furthermore, The Titans have given up only 12 sacks & 33 QB hits. Compare that to the Redskins 33 sacks allowed & 62 QB hits.

Posted by: AllThatSkins | December 9, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Got an EMAIl from SKIPPY


Dear Everyone:

TheCork, who is feeding my Carp while I’m away, emailed me to says my name was mentioned on the Red Skim Insider. Don’t ask this guy to feed your Carp. The first week I was gone he fed them to his Cat. What a yutz.

Sorry Skippy hasn’t been commentating on the Redskims problems this year. He has been working diffidently as an advisor on the Hadon Collider over here in Switzerland or France.

But Skippy has uprated hisself and here’s what he thinks must be did for next year.

SKIPPY’S TWELVE STEP PROGRAM

1. Fire Don Snyder.

B. Make Vinny Cerrato Executive Vice President for Football Operations. (Just kidding. Gotcha.)

3. Fire Don Snyder again just to be sure.

4. Make Jim Zorn talk to the Media in English.

6. Trade #1 Draft Puck & LaDeal Botts for #1 overalls pick. Draft Bangagong Suh. No one will score on Redskims again ever.

7. #2 Puck should be a offensive tackle or guard or a kicker. Doesn’t matter, Vinny will screw it up.

8. Stop throwing dummies at your quarterback.

9.Declare Vincent Portis legally brain dead due to Compression of his brain. Ask for Bailout funds and buy a new back.

10. Sue season ticket holders again just to show them who’s boss.

11. Allow all signs in ballpark, but only in Braille.

12. Appoint John Riggins Head Chief in Charge of Morale.

Gotta run, they are about to collide more Hadons, whatever the Hell that means.

Posted by: TheCork | December 9, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Here is what the Raiders fan's are looking at instead of the to 10 contract ripoffs.

Something until RI wants to give the hamsters some real material.


http://www.silverandblackpride.com/2009/12/8/1192144/previewing-the-enemy-washington

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 9, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

What about Quinton Ganther's future with the team?

Posted by: goose33 | December 9, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

IMO he should be starting for us right now and I can't believe he isn't. He's shown power, wiggle, and solid speed. The fact that Rock is still getting carries shows once again why Zorn is a crap coach and needs to go. His decisions on how to utilize his personnel is probably his biggest problem as a coach.

Posted by: zjfr2 | December 9, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

goose, BINGO...perfect...why not start with that....or something on Levi Jones, or an update on any injured players on the IR, or something on Barnes getting into games, or Westbrook getting into games....something just a little more relevant...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 9, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

I've been called many things before including a pest, but never a repest.

oh well...

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 9, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

What about Quinton Ganther's future with the team?

Posted by: goose33 | December 9, 2009 1:25 PM

It looked bright until they resigned Alridge to the practice squad. He better produce again this weekend.

Posted by: League-Source | December 9, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for proving that you don't care about the team wining more than 35% of it's games so you can continue to watch the loser that you love. You're out of touch w/ reality comparing soup to hall of famers. Put the glue bag down. Sander's teams went to the playoffs 5 of ten years; Sonny led DC to its first winning season in more than a decade and can read a defense. No one is stopping you from starting soup in your Madden dynasty mode though. Good luck w/ that.

Posted by: Realness1 | December 9, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

It's true. I don't care how many games we win. I only care about winning 1 game and as we have seen in recent years and all through NFL history it's easy to stop 1 player. I'd rather have a great team than a great QB. I'd rather win a super bowl than regular season games. So you can go ahead and get your next superstar merchandise salesman. I'll take the unsexy offensive lineman 10 times out of 10 over the overhyped QB prospect.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 9, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

This season might actually be good for Ganther. The staff loves him because of familiarity and previous work experience in thier system. RB by committee is going to be the method for the remainder of the season. Like it or not.

I suppose Ganther's future depends on Sherman Smith & Stump Mitchell's futures'.

I suppose those two's futures' depend on who the next head coach will be.

Portis, Rock, Ganther, Aldridge, Mason, and a rookie.... perhaps a FA off the streets and let the camp battle begin.

Posted by: AllThatSkins | December 9, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth's contract was a ripoff. No player is worth that kind of money and the hit to the salary cap will impair the team's ability to rebuild for years to come. The guy is a good defense tackle, but when you look out there and see the Redskins could have signed Chris Canty and Igor Olshansky with some change left over, it makes you realize thsi was too much for one player.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 9, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth is has been a major upgrade to our defense and has played well, I'm not disappointed in him at all. Therefore the contract is not a ripoff. HOWEVER, do I think it was a smart move? IMO no way, for what we paid him we could have signed Canty, Olshansky, Ray Willis (OT Seahawks), and had room to look at a legit SLB or FS too. Albert is living up to his rep and playing well, lot of money for one guy though.....

Posted by: zjfr2

Agreed. My take from the beginning, too many eggs, too few baskets. Great player and he has played well. We knew he'd miss snaps/games.

Still, if the secondary played up to its ability, Albert would be a bigger force. It wasn't Albert that got abused by Michael Turner.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 9, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 9, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

What about Levi? he's only 30, he should have at a minimum 3 good years left in him. I don't see the point in drafting two tackles this year, its like what we did in 07, we need a receiver, so lets draft two with our high picks. Doesn't make sense. If we can't sign a tackle to start with Levi then yes a tackle is a huge priority but taking two early hoping or expecting guys like Blount or Devine to fall? IMO re-sign Levi and look to add 1 starting tackle through the draft or FA, and draft young depth at guard and tackle late. But whether it be QB or RB we need to add a new weapon to our backfield. JC isn't good enough without something dynamic at RB, and our RBs aren't good enough with JC not being elite. Our RBs would be just fine if we had Manning or Brees but we don't we have an average QB. We need to change one or the other. Solidifying the line and its depth obviously is priority number one, but doing that by drafting tackles 1 and 2 I'm not sure is wise.

Posted by: zjfr2 | December 9, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

gotta admit, skippy posts are my favorite thing about corky....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 9, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

I need to watch him play more. All I see are the highlights. I don't know how he runs between the tackles. He's a little undersized but so is sproles. The quesiton is if he is a part time running back and kick returner is he worth a first rounder? I think if we are able to use him like the Eagles used westbrook then yeah he's worth it. I know he can catch passes and is fast but can he run through the tackles and can he block?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 9, 2009 12:39 PM

Spiller is 5'11 195. He's bigger than Chris Johnson and nobody is calling him small.

He is a complete back: Between the tackles, out of the backfield, excels at the return duties. He's a threat to take it to the house everytime he touches the ball.

Wait until he runs a sub 4.3 40 at the combine, no one will be calling him a reach between the 5th - 10th pick.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 9, 2009 1:32 PM

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 9, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

I like Ganther better than Aldridge or Mason, but wouldn't mind seeing those three splitting carries next season.

I just don't know about Portis anymore... huge fan of his work, but I don't know...

Posted by: RedDMV | December 9, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

"JC isn't good enough without something dynamic at RB, and our RBs aren't good enough with JC not being elite. Our RBs would be just fine if we had Manning or Brees but we don't we have an average QB."
Posted by: zjfr2 | December 9, 2009 1:36 PM

Hahahaha Peyton & Brees both would look and feel average behind our line.

Do you think Peyton Manning has ever been sacked 30 times in one season? It's easy to hand the ball off to Edgerin James or toss a 60 yd bomb to MArvin Harrison / Reggy Wayne when your line blocks.

Posted by: AllThatSkins | December 9, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Cork--Keep in touch with Skippy. You may have fed his carp to the cat but his crap still rules.

Posted by: League-Source | December 9, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

could have signed Chris Canty

is this the Chris Canty thats played in only 5 games, and has only 5 more tackles than I do so far this year??

or another Chris Canty??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 9, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

PAskinsfan17,
If Campbell is all that, then how come he isn't out there making babies with super models?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 9, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Same old tired hindsight - that they should have spent the money on the OL. Well - no kidding. Perhaps they would have if there had been a proven starter available. These guys are ignoring (or just don't know) that there wasn't a single OG or OT available in free agency anywhere near Haynesworth's ability. The only significant OT that changed teams was Peters from the Bills to te Eagles, and that was a trade. There just wasn't much out there this year in the OL market. And they DID pony up for Dockery.

Posted by: sysadb4201 | December 9, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

could have signed Chris Canty

is this the Chris Canty thats played in only 5 games, and has only 5 more tackles than I do so far this year??

or another Chris Canty??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 9, 2009 1:42

greg, was thinking the same thing but did not have time yet to look up #s

most skins fans will never be happy.

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 9, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

I mean, granted we're not going to the playoffs but how about something a little more relavant..the offense is finally showing signs of life, and this is what we get............

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 9, 2009 1:19 PM |

I thought it was a good post because (a) it provided information from other news sources which you don't always have the time search out and (b) it is on a topic that can be argued either way. AH has defintely improved the D but is he a difference maker and is he worth the $$$?

Posted by: ElevatorAl | December 9, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | December 9, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

I think with a dominant line both our average QB and average RBs will become good. They won't be elite but they will be good and that's what I want. I want a balanced offense. It's much harder to beat a team that can do it all. The two tackles will buy JC an extra second or two in the pocket. The two tackles may also help an average running back get to the second level. The line effects both sides of the ball. It should be a priority.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 9, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Here is what the Raiders fan's are looking at instead of the to 10 contract ripoffs.

Something until RI wants to give the hamsters some real material.


http://www.silverandblackpride.com/2009/12/8/1192144/previewing-the-enemy-washington

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 9, 2009 1:27 PM

Curz- That made me angry (Marcus Allen pic) and jealous at the same time. If only our RI blog brought as much to the table as da Raiders blog, we'd have more to talk about then Suisham, Haynie, & whether L.S. is actually T_E.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 9, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

"Spiller is 5'11 195. He's bigger than Chris Johnson and nobody is calling him small."

I'm calling dude 'small'. He's only about 10 pounds heavier than Chris Johnson.

Just because you have blazing speed, and are threat at returning kicks doesn't make you top 10 material.

And people like to talk about his speed, you should keep in mind that most of the defenders that are chasing him won't be in the NFL.

Chris Johnson had the fastest time ever at the combine. He still went in the late first.

Which is where Spiller should go.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 9, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Do you think Peyton Manning has ever been sacked 30 times in one season? It's easy to hand the ball off to Edgerin James or toss a 60 yd bomb to MArvin Harrison / Reggy Wayne when your line blocks.

Posted by: AllThatSkins | December 9, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Right, none of that has anything to do with Manning's speed of decision making, knowledge of the offense, or ability to read defenses/blitzes. I'm sure Campbell is just as good as Manning its all the fact that for a couple stretches Campbell has been behind a struggling oline.

Posted by: zjfr2 | December 9, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

most skins fans will never be happy.

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 9, 2009 1:46 PM

Go ahead an finish the sentence --

...as long as Dan Snyder is alive.

Posted by: League-Source | December 9, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

could have signed Chris Canty

is this the Chris Canty thats played in only 5 games, and has only 5 more tackles than I do so far this year??

or another Chris Canty??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1
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That's the guy. It's not my fault he went to play in a 3-4 defense where his primary focus is gap control, plus he's in a rotation and on the field about half of the time he should be. With Washington I would have had him playing defensive tackle.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 9, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

I like Ganther better than Aldridge or Mason, but wouldn't mind seeing those three splitting carries next season.

I just don't know about Portis anymore... huge fan of his work, but I don't know...

Posted by: RedDMV | December 9, 2009 1:40 PM |

They'll all be gone soon after the season ends. The Skins need someone like bama's Ingram to give their running game some life.

Posted by: ElevatorAl | December 9, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

could have signed Chris Canty

is this the Chris Canty thats played in only 5 games, and has only 5 more tackles than I do so far this year??

or another Chris Canty??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1
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That's the guy. It's not my fault he went to play in a 3-4 defense where his primary focus is gap control, plus he's in a rotation and on the field about half of the time he should be. With Washington I would have had him playing defensive tackle.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 9, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, typed it before I could, its not Canty's fault that he went to an extremely crowded Dline situation and got hurt. He's a good young player and he and Olshansky could have solidified our Dline for about half the cost Albert.

Posted by: zjfr2 | December 9, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

That's the guy. It's not my fault he went to play in a 3-4 defense where his primary focus is gap control, plus he's in a rotation and on the field about half of the time he should be. With Washington I would have had him playing defensive tackle.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 9, 2009 1:48 PM

The giants are benching their starting DLs. AH has had a bigger impact in Washington than Canty had in NY and no way Canty has anywhere near the impact AH had in Washington.

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 9, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

AI, I doubt if Ingram will come out of school this year, hime being just a sophomore.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 9, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Chris Johnson had the fastest time ever at the combine. He still went in the late first.

Which is where Spiller should go.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 9, 2009 1:48 PM

I think where Spiller goes will come down to if he projects as a 20+ RB or 10-15 max RB. I think Spiller will go in the teens because exactly how much of a featured back he is will be debated in the War Rooms.

Posted by: TWISI | December 9, 2009 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Right, none of that has anything to do with Manning's speed of decision making, knowledge of the offense, or ability to read defenses/blitzes. I'm sure Campbell is just as good as Manning its all the fact that for a couple stretches Campbell has been behind a struggling oline.

Posted by: zjfr2 | December 9, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

It's both. Peyton has never had to deal with Stephon Heyer starting at left tackle and BMW starting at right tackle. They were only offering 2 seconds of protection. It takes Peyton 3 seconds to get rid of the ball. The Colts do have good tackles and Peyton does get rid of the ball faster. The point is that we don't have Peyton Manning. We have JC. Sometimes you have to love the one your with. JC requires a better line to be good so why not build him that better line? If we had a chance to get Peyton Manning then I'd understand the reasoning but we don't. We have a chance to get Jimmy Claussen. Quite frankly I don't think he's an upgrade. You may not like Campbell but he's our best option. Who is better AND attainable?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 9, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

He missed the Dallas and the Giants game. That was the season. He missed the game because he got hurt because he is out of shape. He is not a professional. The Rams said he would flop in the middle of the game. He has flopped in six games. No pride. Not professional. Another Vinny lets mortgage the future for an over rated no practice out of shape loser. Should have used the money to sign offensive linemen. FIRE VINNY NOW.

Posted by: HelloNewman1 | December 9, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

If only our RI blog brought as much to the table as da Raiders blog, we'd have more to talk about then Suisham, Haynie, & whether L.S. is actually T_E.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 9, 2009 1:48 PM

Maybe we should have a poll to see how many people agree with you?

Posted by: League-Source | December 9, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Why plug some yahoo's blog (Alex Marvez) on THIS blog, JReid?

His "list" is designed to get him hits, nothing more.

AH was a good signing. He stuffs the middle and makes Carter and Orakpo better players who get more opportunties to disrupt the opposing QB.

Last season the team had no pass rush whatsoever.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | December 9, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | December 9, 2009 1:48 PM

Red is it fair to say that most of the guys playing in college won't be playing in the NFL. C'Mon with that agruement.

D Jack is also small of stature and it hasn't stopped him from being a game changer. Well- Until 59 caught him.

Spiller is bigger than Portis was coming out of the U and his resume is more impressive.

This should be our draft board if we don't trade back.

1. Okung
2. Suh
3. Berry
4. Spiller
5. Trent Williams


Posted by: Diesel44 | December 9, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

That's the guy. It's not my fault he went to play in a 3-4 defense where his primary focus is gap control, plus he's in a rotation and on the field about half of the time he should be. With Washington I would have had him playing defensive tackle.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 9, 2009 1:48 PM

The giants are benching their starting DLs. AH has had a bigger impact in Washington than Canty had in NY and no way Canty has anywhere near the impact AH had in Washington.

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 9, 2009 1:54 PM
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The concept of a "starting" DL in the Giants' defensive line carousel is a little hazy. Canty was a good defensive lineman when he went to the Giants and that's when he would have been available for Washington.

BTW, I did not say Olshansky and Canty individually were better than Haynesworth. The point I was trying to make is the team could have spread their liabilities amongst more players.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 9, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait until the draft...

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"He missed the Dallas and the Giants game. That was the season. He missed the game because he got hurt because he is out of shape. He is not a professional. The Rams said he would flop in the middle of the game. He has flopped in six games. No pride. Not professional. Another Vinny lets mortgage the future for an over rated no practice out of shape loser. Should have used the money to sign offensive linemen. FIRE VINNY NOW."

Posted by: HelloNewman1


Do you even watch the games, or have any idea what's going on this season?

He missed the Dallas and the Giants game. That was the season.

The season was decided long ago they played Dallas, and I'm assuming you meant the Eagles, since they've only played the Giants once so far this season.

"The Rams said he would flop in the middle of the game. He has flopped in six games."

And Haynesworth flops? What do you think this is, the NBA? Who think is out there Vlade Divac? There is no flopping in the NFL... But its good to know that you'll take the word of an OPPOSING team and their players over that of your own, assuming you are a Redskins fan anyway.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 9, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

double beep beep

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 9, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

“Is Haynesworth's contract a ripoff?”

I think the more important question here is to try and settle an argument from way back in early September:

Does Brownwood still “smell Stubblefield v2.0”?

IMO, Big Al is playing way better than Stubby did…..meeting all of the expectations of impact/performance/snap count. Living up to the actual contract? Possibly….just need to look past his soccer injuries (he usually goes back into the game) and look at all of the double/triple teams that he draws, and especially look at all of the 3rd/4th and 1’s that he has been a big part of shutting down this year. For me, that’s the biggest thing since he joined the team. I now 90% EXPECT them to stop teams every time there is a 3rd or 4th and 1. I don’t have the actual stats, but they are considerably better in this area, as well as sacks this year. I am happy that they have him, despite the inflated contract.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 9, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

red, not to mention that it wasn't the rams who said he flops, it was Jason Brown who said he takes plays off/gets tired during games.....I mean, sometimes I wonder if people(newman) even watch these games...

Andy Reid just got inked to a 3 year extension...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 9, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

ah crap beep beep

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 9, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

It's both. Peyton has never had to deal with Stephon Heyer starting at left tackle and BMW starting at right tackle. They were only offering 2 seconds of protection. It takes Peyton 3 seconds to get rid of the ball. The Colts do have good tackles and Peyton does get rid of the ball faster. The point is that we don't have Peyton Manning. We have JC. Sometimes you have to love the one your with. JC requires a better line to be good so why not build him that better line? If we had a chance to get Peyton Manning then I'd understand the reasoning but we don't. We have a chance to get Jimmy Claussen. Quite frankly I don't think he's an upgrade. You may not like Campbell but he's our best option. Who is better AND attainable?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 9, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Who said anything about not building the line? I said its the #1 priority, I just don't think the answer is to draft Tackles in the 1st and 2nd round especially when you have Levi on your roster. Do your really think a second round rookie is better than Levi? I don't, I think we're in the market for one starting tackle. Heyer is quality depth but I'd still like to see them draft a young tackle late as well as a guard. For me the shopping list in order of priority of need is:

O Tackle
Running Back
Free Safety
Quarterback
SLB
Guard

We can find a free safety and a SLB in free agency, and I've come around on perhaps hanging on to JC but we have to add a real weapon at RB, not a late round Alridge or journeyman stopgaps like Mason and Ganther. We need a legit back.

Posted by: zjfr2 | December 9, 2009 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Is this the best RI can do? At this point I would enjoy some info on the Raiders than just rehashing this contract.

Not worth a post IMO.

Posted by: Curzon417

You are so right..JReid is POS who does not report..he should be doing the Gossip column

Posted by: jcnjcnj | December 9, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Is J Reid disguising his self as Cindy Boren?? Vote Now!!

Posted by: jiza32 | December 9, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Fat Albert is very good. To be GREAT, LIKE HE CLAIMED HE WANTED TO BE IN HIS PRESS CONFERENCE HERE IN WASHINGTON, fat Albert needs to lose TWENTY-FIVE pounds, improve his cardio GREATLY, and workout MORE with the HEAVY weights.

Otherwise, he needs many breaks to get his wind back and he will do whatever is required to get off the field to get those breaks.

"If" he works hard he can become GREAT, but even before he left the Titans, his work ethic was in question.

Fat Albert has helped our defense A LOT, even out of shape. This is the talent this man has from God.

Posted by: PinotNoir | December 9, 2009 7:59 PM | Report abuse

PAskinsfan17,
If Campbell is all that, then how come he isn't out there making babies with super models?

Posted by: RedSkinHead

what the fuqq kinda stupid shyt is that? real men don't have to chase after superficial shyt like that to prove their nutz hang low. if you're all that, why isn't your face being stuffed into adam lambert's crotch at some music awards show?

Posted by: charronegro1971 | December 10, 2009 3:19 AM | Report abuse

put fat albert on injured reserved, have zorn take him mountain biking to trim off some of that baby fat and start crushin' bamas.

Posted by: BMACattack | December 10, 2009 3:36 AM | Report abuse

why would you say RIP-OFF, JR? He was offered this money, who wouldnt sign a contract for 100 million dollars?
Snyder is the RIP OFF, he uses marketing ingenuity to get all you suckers to the games to spend money on food and what not.
Now is haynesworth playing to his real potential- Is the 100 million dollar question?

Posted by: otutmo | December 10, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

well. I remember when the light bulb went off over Dan Snyder's head that said "I will sign solid starters not splash" the year he signed the Jets (Kendall, Thomas, Hall, Coles?). The light bulb has since gone dark. But, it was a nice way to stock an OL.

Posted by: rsmskc | December 10, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Do I think Albert's worth what he's getting paid? Probably.

Do I wish he was making that money somewhere else? Yes.

Would Danny's money have been better spent upgrading the O line last off-season? YES!!!

Posted by: SkinsfaninNebraska | December 10, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Albert is double and triple teamed every snap of the ball. He is a monster. A little banged up this year but he is still the best they come at DT. With Albert in DC this year it just may be what could get Carter a Pro Bowl appearance. Go Skins.

Posted by: creepyjackolopeeye | December 10, 2009 7:44 PM | Report abuse

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