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Shanahan: Trent Williams should be ready to play; Albert Haynesworth's status undetermiend

Mike Shanahan says that rookie left tackle Trent Williams should be ready to make his return Sunday against Green Bay. But the Redskins coach isn't as certain about the availability of defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth.

Shanahan said Haynesworth called him last night to tell him that his youngest brother had died in a motorcycle accident. Haynesworth left Ashburn for Nashville and did not practice with his teammates Friday.

"Obviously, wish his family -- giving them all our prayers and thoughts," Shanahan said Friday following practice. "I think that's the main concern right now."

Shanahan said he's not sure whether Haynesworth would return in time for Sunday's game against the Packers.

"It's something you don't talk about. ...Obviously, what he's going through right now is paramount," Shanahan said.

Meantime, both Shanahan and Williams said the rookie left tackle should be ready to return to action this weekend. Williams missed the past two games with knee and toe injuries. Though Williams said both weeks he felt he would be ready to play, there was something different about his Friday pronouncement; this time Shanahan seems to agree with him.

"I think last Friday I kind of wanted to play, but it was still unclear, I didn't know if I" would, said Williams, who participated in every practice session this week. "This Friday, I'm almost positive I'm gonna play."

Asked his level of certainty that he can take the field Sunday, Williams said, "close to 100 [percent]."

Shanahan said Williams showed improvement in practice each day.

"He's had a pretty good week, so unless there's a setback, he should be able to go," he said.

By Rick Maese  | October 8, 2010; 1:51 PM ET
 
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I'd be very shocked if Big Al plays on Sunday. Today's Friday, he's in Tennessee, focused on family, and the last place his mind is on is football.

Hopefully he can take some time to mourn, reconnect with his family, and come back when he's ready and have a dominant rest of the season on the field.

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | October 8, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Albert should play Sunday and dedicate the game to his brother... R.I.P

Posted by: jiza32 | October 8, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

I'd be very shocked if Big Al plays on Sunday. Today's Friday, he's in Tennessee, focused on family, and the last place his mind is on is football.

Hopefully he can take some time to mourn, reconnect with his family, and come back when he's ready and have a dominant rest of the season on the field.

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | October 8, 2010 2:00 PM |

Dude, trust me, Fat Albert's mind hasn't been on football since 2008 and even then, it was really only on landing a fat pay day.

Where's the "my brother would WANT me to play" comment?

Ten'l getcha twenty that fatazz will use this as an excuse to lounge around for a week in TN. Trust me, a dude as greedy as AH only cares about himself.

BOOK THAT.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 8, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 8, 2010 2:06 PM |

Dude - you ain't supposed to say nothing disrespectul about the deceased or them they left behind. Cool your jets for a few and then you can go back to hating AH if that's what gets you goin.

Posted by: FartezDudmore | October 8, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse


I'd be very shocked if Big Al plays on Sunday. Today's Friday, he's in Tennessee, focused on family, and the last place his mind is on is football.

Hopefully he can take some time to mourn, reconnect with his family, and come back when he's ready and have a dominant rest of the season on the field.

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | October 8, 2010 2:00 PM |

Dude, trust me, Fat Albert's mind hasn't been on football since 2008 and even then, it was really only on landing a fat pay day.

Where's the "my brother would WANT me to play" comment?

Ten'l getcha twenty that fatazz will use this as an excuse to lounge around for a week in TN. Trust me, a dude as greedy as AH only cares about himself.

BOOK THAT.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 8, 2010 2:06 PM
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I think you are wrong about him not playing. The senselessness of a situation like that just makes you want to go do something else - anything else. He'll play. He might not have a great day, but he'll play.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 8, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Regarding AH:

Shelve it for a few days, would you? Christ.

Glad to hear Williams is out. With a battered D-line, and our O-line getting a major piece back, the Redskins may be able to run effectively on the Packers. They do that, and they can win.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | October 8, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Shifting gears, it will be good to see Trent Williams play on Sunday.

Posted by: kauf5413 | October 8, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

RedDMV = too legit to quit

Posted by: FartezDudmore | October 8, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

"Williams is BACK"...not out. Not being able to edit after posting sucks.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | October 8, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Thanks NPI.

Your posts about your job, car, home, sexual conquests etc. were getting monotonous.....So it's refreshing to hear you talk about a player using his Brother's death as an excuse to lounge around for a week.

Now, instead of leaving us guessing if you were just an insecure salad tosser you have confirmed that you are in fact a zero sum, world class half wit who sits around all day wondering what life would be like had he received the proper amount of oxygen at birth.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 8, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

No_Punt_Intended,

Your comments are simply disgusting and I will look into having your IP address booted from posting comments on the WaPo boards permanently.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 8, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 8, 2010 2:06 PM

Azzhole commment.

BOOK THAT.

Posted by: TWISI | October 8, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Glad to hear Williams is out.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | October 8, 2010 2:17 PM |

Which Williams is that?

Posted by: FartezDudmore | October 8, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 8, 2010 2:06 PM

^^^Considering the low-life classiness from 90% of his comments, I'm not surprised this jackass would make a comment like that. It's becoming expected from sucker ass wannabe's like you.

Talk big about yourself and degrade others. Your mother and father must be really proud, assface. Everyone gets into their dust-ups here and there on here, but you go out of your way to disrespect any and everything for no reason at all times. Must feel real chest out knowing you can do all this gum-bumping from the confines of your Mommie's mildewed stenched basement.


MoFo's like this bi-fag piece of sh*t really trip me the fhuck out. First of all, you speak as if you know the guy. HOW the fhuck do you know what's going through his head? How? From some comments you're read from Jason Reid? You're too fhucking stupid to come up with your own conclusions! Secondly, even in the wake of a tragedy you aren't able to display an shred of class. Then again, like I said, seeing all the classless comments from you day in and day out, how could I be surprised at low-level jerkoffs such as you?

All this hard talk you do on here, I'm almost certain that you'll never have the balls to say it in person to anyone, so I know damn well you're way too b*tch made to say that to Haynesworth.

Why don't you stick to counting your monopoly money and looking [fantasizing] at pictures of Brett Favre's 'enis, you kock buffing d*ckface.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 8, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHAHAHAHHA.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 8, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Every time someone drives a motorcycle, car, or boat at a high rate of speed, that person endangers his own life and, more importantly, the lives of others. The behavior also potentially sets a horrible example for young, impressionable family members. Albert Haynesworth has a history of driving too fast. He has caused at least one serious accident (allegedly) because of it. The death of his brother -- and of everyone who has died under such circumstances -- becomes even more tragic because such deaths are entirely avoidable. If any good can come out of this situation, it will be that Haynesworth and everyone who hears of the circumstances surrounding the death of Lance McCoy will resolve to not drive at high rates of speed.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 8, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

sorry...I don't see what's wrong with these comments? It is very sad that his brother died. That does not diminish the fact that- if the reports/witness accounts are accurate- he was acting in a reckless, foolish, even yes, criminal manner. Driving 100 MPH, weaving between cars on a crotch rocket is an affront to the public safety. And I'm not seeing where Florio's comments are out of line here.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 8, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Albert Haynesworth's status undetermiend

(the misspelling is not mine)


Ain't it funny how life is?

Three months ago, it was all about AH, Shanny, arrogance, conditioning tests, and a contest of wills.

And AH's contract.

Now, in the event of death, AH needs from Shanny and his teammates what he couldn't supply to them for mini camps, practices, and OTAs:

A little compassion and faith and responsibility.

Yes: AH should be granted whatever time he needs to deal with the death of his brother.

But it's funny that he has to go to a head coach he stiffed to get compassion as it relates to his playing Sunday.

Contractually--which is the basis of AH dodging OTAs--Shahahan could say:

"Your deal with us means you're on the field Sunday, regardless of the personal issue."

"But we'll relieve you of that obligation to go handle your family business as that's what supreme."

"Just remember we see you as a person first, employee second."

"Some things are greater than money and contracts."

"Remember that the next off season when we ask you to come to OTAs or learn to play nose tackle right."

"Go take care of your people--we can win with or without you."

"But they need you."

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 8, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Must feel real chest out knowing you can do all this gum-bumping from the confines of your Mommie's mildewed stenched basement.
_____________________

DMV doesn't always sit well with me but I gotta give credit where it's due. That was epic.

Punt- you ever get the feeling that nobody likes you on here? Maybe you're misunderstood. Maybe everyone else has the problem. But outside shot- no more than 98.3% chance- that you're simply an a$$hat.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 8, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Every time someone drives a motorcycle, car, or boat at a high rate of speed, that person endangers his own life and, more importantly, the lives of others. The behavior also potentially sets a horrible example for young, impressionable family members. Albert Haynesworth has a history of driving too fast. He has caused at least one serious accident (allegedly) because of it. The death of his brother -- and of everyone who has died under such circumstances -- becomes even more tragic because such deaths are entirely avoidable. If any good can come out of this situation, it will be that Haynesworth and everyone who hears of the circumstances surrounding the death of Lance McCoy will resolve to not drive at high rates of speed.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 8, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

sorry...I don't see what's wrong with these comments? It is very sad that his brother died. That does not diminish the fact that- if the reports/witness accounts are accurate- he was acting in a reckless, foolish, even yes, criminal manner. Driving 100 MPH, weaving between cars on a crotch rocket is an affront to the public safety. And I'm not seeing where Florio's comments are out of line here.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 8, 2010 2:29 PM |

Precisely. Just because someone dies another person is wrong for not genuflecting before the losers that all feel like they just lost a family member? Dude, multiple people on this planet die every second. Think about that. Now...think about the dooshbag that almost caused YOU to crash at some point on the beltway after he zoomed by you at 120MPH one red c*nt hair from your car and tell me how sorry youd feel for that a-hole when he turned himself into road-pizza.

Get off my sack you weak-minded pansies. Grow a set before you dare come back at me for anything. I say what I want and to be frank, I am right or closer to being right than you. Book that son.

Owned.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 8, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

They're [Florio's comments] not out of line HERE... they're out of line NOW.

A couple weeks from now would be fine, I'm thinkin'.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Punt- you ever get the feeling that nobody likes you on here? Maybe you're misunderstood. Maybe everyone else has the problem. But outside shot- no more than 98.3% chance- that you're simply an a$$hat.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 8, 2010 2:34 PM |

Let's think about this statement for a second because you're making me feel even better about being me than I already do.

You're suggesting that some losers (and I'm being nice when I say that) on a freaking blog are so affected by what I say that they have to write and write how they don't like me?

I'd say that makes me a winner 10 out of 10 times.

Thanks. I can now rest well at night knowing that I am not loved on a blog.

Aweeee-Soooommmmeeeee!

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 8, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Albert should play Sunday and dedicate the game to his brother... R.I.P

Posted by: jiza32 | October 8, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse
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Agree... This is a moment, Al could really reconnect with the fans by having a strong showing after a life tragedy. I just think about how Favre played when his father died.

Al should stay with his family, come back for the game Saturday night & then return home immediately after the game Sunday.

Posted by: tony325 | October 8, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

They're [Florio's comments] not out of line HERE... they're out of line NOW.

A couple weeks from now would be fine, I'm thinkin'.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2010 2:34 PM |

Is that part of the "bloggers code"? Haha. So there is a statute of limitations on clowning some jerkoff that could have killed a kid or a family but instead, and fortunately, only splattered himself along the road?

I can't help but hear Jim Carey slowly speaking the four syllable "LOSER" line while pointing at all you holier-than-thou, PC, wussies.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 8, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Please proceed to the next thread in a calm and orderly fashion.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 8, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Something tells me Stompy isn't a "one for the Gipper" kind of guy...

I wish him and his family peace in this terrible time.

I think that's about all we can hope for.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I'd say that makes me a winner 10 out of 10 times.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 8, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

"I'm Special! I'm a Winner"

Indeed you are NPI, indeed you are. And don't let any of the other kids tell you different. No matter what place you come in.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 8, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Thanks NPI.

Your posts about your job, car, home, sexual conquests etc. were getting monotonous.....So it's refreshing to hear you talk about a player using his Brother's death as an excuse to lounge around for a week.

Now, instead of leaving us guessing if you were just an insecure salad tosser you have confirmed that you are in fact a zero sum, world class half wit who sits around all day wondering what life would be like had he received the proper amount of oxygen at birth.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 8, 2010 2:22 PM |

We actually agree on this.

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Traditionally, aren't funerals usually 3 days after the death unless there are specific holdups? If so the funeral would be on Sunday. I wouldn't expect Albert to miss the funeral.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 8, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Is that part of the "bloggers code"? Haha. So there is a statute of limitations on clowning some jerkoff that could have killed a kid or a family but instead, and fortunately, only splattered himself along the road?

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 8, 2010 2:44 PM


No...it's the comic code.

Tragedy + time = comedy

In 2010, it's still a little risky to make 9/11 jokes, but it's waaay more acceptable now than it would have been on Sept. 12, 2001.

Clowning AH's brother mere hours after his untimely demise is a dick move, whether he "had it coming" or not. Pulling out the same material in a year or two might actually get you a couple chuckles.

A little common sense and some perspective is all you need as a guide...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 8, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

A little common sense and some perspective is all you need as a guide...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 8, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

So in other words he's (NPI) S.O.L.

And Scamp...I call truce. I hear you're not a bad guy.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 8, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

I don't give a sh1t what Albert's brother died from, his death is no less a tragedy, especially to his family. The haters who cannot resist using this as an excuse for a cheap shot at Albert, well, go root for the Ravens and hope nothing terrible ever happens to your family. For shame.

Posted by: Nemo24601 | October 8, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Yes__Punk__Intended, HO-torious, and the rest of you crab-a$$ punks (whom I suspect are also racist teapartiers):

ten'l get you 1,000 that you won't come from behind this blog selling those b.s. wolf tickets. You chickensh*t sissies hiding behind this cover wouldn't burst a grape. Like I said before, I happen to know where AH hangs out during his down time. If you like, you can go there and tell him those things you're saying here. I didn't think so--low lives.

Posted by: stanmose | October 8, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Yes__Punk__Intended, HO-torious, and the rest of you crab-a$$ punks (whom I suspect are also racist teapartiers):

ten'l get you 1,000 that you won't come from behind this blog selling those b.s. wolf tickets. You chickensh*t sissies hiding behind this cover wouldn't burst a grape. Like I said before, I happen to know where AH hangs out during his down time. If you like, you can go there and tell him those things you're saying here. I didn't think so--low lives.

Posted by: stanmose | October 8, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Yes__Punk__Intended, HO-torious, and the rest of you crab-a$$ punks (whom I suspect are also racist teapartiers):

ten'l get you 1,000 that you won't come from behind this blog selling those b.s. wolf tickets. You chickensh*t sissies hiding behind this cover wouldn't burst a grape. Like I said before, I happen to know where AH hangs out during his down time. If you like, you can go there and tell him those things you're saying here. I didn't think so--low lives.

Posted by: stanmose | October 8, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Anybody down to talk about football rather than trash talk people over a blog? Sure, what No Punt said wasn't the most sensitive thing, but it wasn't YOUR brother. Calm down...lets get back to talking about the Skins destruction of the Green Bay Packers.

Posted by: Wizbullets88 | October 8, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

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