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Video: Jason Reid discusses Haynesworth

Jason Reid talked about the issues facing the Redskins and Albert Haynesworth on Comcast Sportsnet's "Washington Post Live."

By Washington Post Sports  |  August 24, 2010; 12:01 PM ET
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Did anyone catch Vinny Ceratto on Sirius NFL this AM (P. King/Rooster Ross Tucker hosting)???

Wow what an idiot. So glad he is gone.

Funny lowlights via Rich Campbell via twitter:

"In this morning's Vinny Cerrato interview re: Albert on Sirius, he says "Orap-ko" twice early on and said "defenses" had to account for AH."

Posted by: chrislarry | August 24, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Funny lowlights via Rich Campbell via twitter:

"In this morning's Vinny Cerrato interview re: Albert on Sirius, he says "Orap-ko" twice early on and said "defenses" had to account for AH."

Posted by: chrislarry | August 24, 2010 12:05 PM

He called him that all the time on his radio show last year.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | August 24, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

4th, those were just the funny ones....but his FB analysis of both the skins and the league were frighteningly bad.

Posted by: chrislarry | August 24, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

If you're gonna give us more AH, at least give us he goods like PFT just did:

Some think Bucs could provide next home for Haynesworth
Posted by Mike Florio on August 24, 2010 11:37 AM ET
We've been saying for the past few days that the Redskins likely are hoping that a 4-3 defensive tackle on another team tears an ACL in the near future, giving someone a need for Albert Haynesworth -- and the motivation to give up something more than a low-round pick for him.

Barring a season-ending injury to Kevin Williams or Tommie Harris, the Redskins could ultimately find a face-saving path out of the Haynesworth morass via the Buccaneers.

Appearing on a local radio station, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune suggested Monday night that the a trade to the Bucs isn't as crazy as it sounds.

"It makes a great deal of sense and here's why," Cummings said, via "Don't forget, the Buccaneers were the team that offered Albert Haynesworth more money than anybody else in the NFL last year. A lot of people forget that -- conveniently want to ignore that fact. . . .

'You know what, I think it makes all kinds of sense," Cummings said, seemingly warming up to the idea on the fly. "It's a ballsy move. I don't know if he's going to do it. They do want to be young here more than anything. But you know what, if Stylez White can't wake up in these last two preseason games and show them what he's got, why not? Go give it a shot. I mean, money really is not an issue. People don't want to believe that here. Everybody, you know, on your end of things here in Tampa Bay wants to keep talking about money here and money there and how much the Glazers are or are not spending. I can tell you right now, if they think can get Albert Haynesworth, and it ends up becoming a wash in terms of what the payroll is, they'll do it. And they'll go out and get him. And you know what, he'll make the team a better football team in a hurry."

The only surprise in Cumming's comments comes from the disclosure (which was made in the question posed to Cummings) that Haynesworth actually wants to play defensive end in a 4-3 scheme. Maybe we haven't been paying attention as closely as we should, but we think he wants to play defensive tackle in a 4-3. If he's interested in being a defensive end in a 4-3 alignment, he'd be lobbying for some snaps at the equivalent position in the 3-4 -- outside linebacker.

Regardless of whether he'd play outside or bolster the rookie-heaving rotation on the inside in Tampa, Haynesworth makes sense from an Xs and Os standpoint.

And here's where it gets interesting...


Posted by: brownwood26 | August 24, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

"I see the prototypical fullback making a comeback. Don't ask me how or why."

I can't.

But we do need one to operate as an additional blocker, especially in pass protection where a guy who can help out T Williams is very necessary.

But as for the running game, a fullback running as lead blocker gives too much of a clue for linebackers.

A slot or h-back type who spreads the field by taking a defender out of the box is the same as a fullback crushing an oncoming tackler to spring a back, today.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 24, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

PFT post continued:

And here's where it gets interesting. Cummings thinks that Tampa receiver Michael Clayton would be an attractive addition to the trade package. "[L]et's not forget, Bruce Allen drafted Michael Clayton," Cummings said. "One thing Bruce Allen will always do as an NFL General Manager is try to prove that many mistakes he's made as a General Manager were not mistakes at all. He's not good at what he does. And he makes a situation worse by trying to constantly prove that he did not make a mistake in drafting this guy in the first round, second round, third round. . . . I wouldn't be surprised to see him do it again."

Right, but this presumes Allen actually has the juice in D.C. To get the Redskins interested in Clayton, coach Mike Shanahan will have to be interested in Clayton. That said, given the team's overall quality at the position, it may not be a hard sell for Allen to make.

That said, it'll likely take more than Clayton to get Haynesworth. But if the Redskins truly want to get rid of a guy who has three years (as a practical matter) left on his contract at less than $20 million, the Bucs could provide a semi-face-saving strategy for making it happen.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 24, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

brownie, C'mon Man....that PFT report is the dumb-azz musing of a sports talk news value.

Posted by: chrislarry | August 24, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

cl, I thought the same thing at first...there's no meat to it, just "it's ballsy". Plus they have they just spent their 1st and 2nd round picks on DTs so you'd think they'd be set there.

But if you think about it, they've been wanting to get rid of Clayton for awhile now. If they can do it and get AH in return--and on the cheap now that most of his pay has come on our tab--there's a decent chance they go for it. The question to ask is whether it's worth the Skins' while.

I say it is. Especially if we can get Clayton and a conditional pick.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 24, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse


Still hearing from Redskins sources that M. Kelly remains in mix despite missing almost all of camp and both preseason games. Interesting.
about 4 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Posted by: 4thFloor | August 24, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

"Video: Jason Reid discusses Haynesworth"

Now there's a surprise ... remaining right on top of the REAL news.

Does anyone beep beep anymore?

Posted by: dcsween | August 24, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Why can't McAfee make this video disappear?

Posted by: themantoyou | August 24, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

A writer in Tampa said Albert and TB Bucs are possibility, I totally agree. Was told by multiple sources the two sides had talked. #Redskins
2 minutes ago via web

Posted by: 4thFloor | August 24, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Someone on the last thread asked about Peyton Hillis. Here he is:

Sure wish we got this guy...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 24, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Video: Jason Reid discusses Haynesworth

(INSERT image of radio call-in show. J Reid is seated before a large black, penis-shaped microphone.)

J. Reid: Caller, are you there?

Albert Haynesworth: Yeah, what's up with the 'man-crush,' bro'?

Reid: Whaddya mean?

AH: I mean, we got, like, 80 something dudes in camp, and all you do is holla 'bout me 24-7.

I read RI and see you've posted 'bout me more than any other dude on this team.

Wazzup wid dat?

Reid: Our football hungry fans only want to know what's going on with one of the league's highest paid players, is all.

AH: Didja ever think your repeatin' and re-hashing the same ol same ol 'bout me every day is what is drivin' a lot of this nonsense?

Reid: Mr. Story Goldmine, I mean, Haynesworth, you have to understand how things work around here.

You not workin' gives me work.

You fakin' sick gives me work.

And when you do work, I got me a story about you not being lazy.

Something which, given the nature of my job, I'm allowed to be.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 24, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

FDavis in the H-back/F-back role?

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 24, 2010 12:07 PM

F chRIs larry ... but I think you're referring to Fred Davis.

No on that role for him. Top four Skins in receiving yards are going to be Moss, Cooley, Davis, and Armstrong (not necessarily in that order). Of the roster spots remaining btwn the remaining receivers, tight ends, full backs, and H-back types, one belongs to Brandon Banks and the other to Clinton Portis. Everyone else is in full bubble, including Devin Thomas and Sellers.

Book. It. [By which I mean there is no way to collect on that book because Shanahan's dry erase board remains off limits.]

4th, I'm down with Malcolm Kelly (and have always been more up on him than Devin Thomas) and I figure that Joey Galloway is holding the seat warm till he's ready to re-take the field.

Posted by: dcsween | August 24, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

The Jets have 3 very good FB's in camp. One of them is gonna have to go. That's where the opportunity is IMO. Good chance to scout them Friday night.

Upgrading Sellars is an easy fix.

Posted by: edvar | August 24, 2010 11:21 AM

The Dude abides.

I've been waiting for an upgrade to Sellars for 2 years. Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane...Sellar's (6'3 268) only real contribution is on teams. I'm hoping his replacement comes from either Darrell Young (5'11 245), Carey Davis (5'10 225), or possibly convert Logan Paulsen (6'5 265) or Lee Vickers (6'6 272).

If not we should definitely keep an eye on the Jets for when they cut one of their 3 FBs.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 24, 2010 12:23 PM

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 24, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

RSH, dude had 8 TDs in 2005 and has 21 for his career. Nobody's calling him Larry Centers, but he's also not the "blunt instrument" you claim he is.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 24, 2010 12:05 PM

bw26, it's 2010.

This would be a SICK backfield if it was 2005. You know with 26, 27, 39 & 45. Hell throw in 5 and we're going to the super bowl!

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 24, 2010 12:29 PM

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 24, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

beep beep. Landry misses Moore.

Posted by: dcsween | August 24, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

I'm curious as to what type of heavy machinery/jaws of life were employed to pry J. Reid out of that seat when this segment was over.

Talk about 20 lbs. of bologna in a 10 lb. sack!!!!

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | August 24, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Like Moe, am also hanging on for the video of Albert Haynesworth discussing Reid.

But something inside tells me it just ain't gonna happen.

Posted by: Vic1 | August 24, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Sick to death of hearing about this topic! Please just stop, WAPO!

Posted by: Lisa_R | August 24, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

The prevailing opinion is that Shanahan has proven that he has control of the Albert situation. It is clear that the Team comes first and that he, the coach is in charge and is running things as he sees fit.

It is also clear that Albert now understands and has accepted where he stands in the 3-4 defense and that he must earn his playing time in practice to play/start on Sundays.

It is now being said that Shanahan now must facilitate Alberts roll back into the starting lineup, for this defense has the possibility to be great with Big Al in the lineup.

If you are really paying attention, it did make Albert look bad when the initial comments came from Shanahan about why Albert was not practicing.

Would any pro take offense to the coach making him look bad when there was a lot more than what was reported?

In hindsight Albert was responding to what had happened earlier in public about him and now it is being said that those things should be kept in the locker room.

I don't think Albert was the one to comment publically about his condition.

It was Shanahan. Again, respected opinions is that Shanahan needs to focus less on proving his point about Big Al, but to start focusing on putting what has happened in the past and getting Big Al in the lineup come Day One When Them Cowboys Roll Into Town.

Have you Haynesworth bashers got that???


Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | August 24, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Sellers hasn't been the same since the concussion a couple of years ago. [When he was lying on the field motionless for so long, I remember thinking he was dead.] As a screen or dump pass, he hears footsteps and drops more than not. The guy is monster-scary, but the concussion is my only guess about the difference between him and the oustanding former him.

Back in the early days of Gibbs 2.0, the dogsled team of him in the front and Portis hanging onto his belt was always good for about 6-7 yards, esp. outside to the right (Randy Thomas + Sellers + Portis = 6-7 yards).

Posted by: dcsween | August 24, 2010 11:39 AM


You have seen the contrasts in Sellers's play as well as others. I guess when you consider the real cold hard facts of how the NFL can effect the mental toughness of players after injury, it can explain a lot of things.

You know it is kind of funny when chrislarry holds up the accolades of Sellers and I agree with him, but I also explain how good I think Sellers really could be, he calls me delusional.

I just don't get that.

Good observation about Sellers though.


Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | August 24, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, why not make a video on something else? I'm not even going to bother watching any videos or reading any posts about Haynesworth anymore. Skipped this one.

Posted by: Keiser | August 24, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

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