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Snyder says he's "disappointed" in Haynesworth

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has already invested tens of millions of dollars in defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, and he sounds like he’s starting to question whether he made a wise investment.

Snyder told reporters Saturday afternoon that he’s unhappy that Haynesworth is choosing to sit out voluntary offseason workouts.

I’m disappointed he’s not here. Absolutely,” Snyder said, per the Washington Post. “We’re expecting our players to lead by example, and we’re expecting our players to understand that they’re Redskins and they need to be here.”

Snyder can expect whatever he wants, but if he wanted Haynesworth to show up to offseason workouts, he should have structured Haynesworth’s contract in a way that would make it worth his while to show up to offseason workouts. Haynesworth has already cashed in, and now he feels free to spend his offseason however he wants.

But while Snyder isn’t happy with his biggest 2009 acquisition, he sounds thrilled with his biggest 2010 acquisition, quarterback Donovan McNabb.

“Donovan, you talk about on the field — it’s off-the-field with me,” Snyder said. “It’s his leadership ability that stands out with me.”

Leadership that, in Snyder’s view, is sorely lacking with Haynesworth.

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  1. downwithdansnyder says: May 15, 2010 5:23 PM

    Starting to question? Starting? He’s a fat out of shape, lazy sack of $#@!.

  2. HarrisonHits says: May 15, 2010 5:30 PM

    Ah-haaaaa Snyder is about the dumbest rich guy there is. There were reasons no other team would cough up for Fat Albert the way Snyder did.

  3. DanRooney says: May 15, 2010 5:32 PM

    What does Snyder know about leadership?

  4. hsf09 says: May 15, 2010 5:33 PM

    Maybe they should part ways already.

  5. Gray Eagle says: May 15, 2010 5:36 PM

    This might, just might, be an object lesson for Dan, viz., stay out of player selection and player discipline.

  6. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: May 15, 2010 5:38 PM

    Haynesworth is a piece of sh*t. He doesn’t deserve to wear a Redskins jersey.

  7. Shackman v2.0 says: May 15, 2010 5:39 PM

    I’ve got zero sympathy for Danny Boy for signing this fat f*%ktard in the first place. There was plenty of evidence that fatso played only when he felt like playing before signing him to that outrageous contract. Despite the fact the Skins have already payed out the bulk of his contract and still can’t trade him makes me chuckle every time I think about it.

  8. Norv Turner says: May 15, 2010 5:42 PM

    It’s going to be another year in the basement of the NFC East.

  9. The Wishbone says: May 15, 2010 5:43 PM

    Albert Haynesworth is just being Albert Haynesworth. Snyder is the dumbest owner in the NFL because he thought his money would buy loyalty and effort from ALBERT HAYNESWORTH!

  10. Silent Ninja says: May 15, 2010 5:47 PM

    Haha the Raiders of the NFC

  11. tdaws89 says: May 15, 2010 5:49 PM

    Hey Snyder,
    You got what you paid 4!!!! Haysworth was lazy at UT and while he was with the Titans. You gave Haysworth his big pay so now you have a big problem with a lazy bum who is quite a good hustler and con man.

  12. Slow Joe says: May 15, 2010 5:51 PM

    Caveat emptor.
    How could this not be predicted? I was mad the Bucs even went after Fat Albert. I would have lost my shit if they had actually signed him.

  13. irishsamurai says: May 15, 2010 5:58 PM

    pretty sure there are a whole lot of skins fans that have been “disappointed” in snyder for some time now,maybe he should stop his meddling or just sell the team so the skins will sstart to win again,pretzel boy needs to go

  14. sgt50 says: May 15, 2010 5:59 PM

    Maybe they could put FatsWorth and J. PusselGut on the same team, ah, never mind they could not afford to feed them both.

  15. NYGIANT says: May 15, 2010 6:01 PM

    keep it up al lol

  16. enfuego says: May 15, 2010 6:08 PM

    Haynesworth is one of the top DT’s in the league…a position which he was hired to play with the Skins. Now, they want him to play NT? I wouldn’t either…It’s like asking a right handed QB to throw with his left….stupid Skins.

  17. spliffbunker says: May 15, 2010 6:13 PM

    but if he wanted Haynesworth to show up to offseason workouts, he should have structured Haynesworth’s contract in a way that would make it worth his while to show up to offseason workouts.
    …………………………………..
    workouts are voluntary so its any players choice…
    but its BS to say they should have structured the contract to pay him..these guys arent punching a time clock in a factory
    he has already been paid & it speaks volumes about him that he wont show
    its very funny to read Haynesworths quotes after he signed & compare to the reality

  18. GurpBadesha says: May 15, 2010 6:22 PM

    ask yourself this question….. would u try harder if you already get the maximum amount of $..?

  19. afiresnake says: May 15, 2010 6:24 PM

    Sometimes these guys make me wonder whether it is better to be stupid, short-sighted, ignorant if you want to become a self-made billionaire.
    As far as I know, Snyder is a self-made man(?). But can’t see the obvious before writing a cheque over 40 Mio? Sorry, I don’t get it …

  20. ctvikingsfan says: May 15, 2010 6:25 PM

    hello minny

  21. redwing says: May 15, 2010 6:25 PM

    That’s what Snyder gets for throwing his money around and outbidding the rest of the teams for free agents. How’s your investment going Danny? You P.O.S.!

  22. HarrisonHits says: May 15, 2010 6:36 PM

    “Haynesworth is one of the top DT’s in the league…a position which he was hired to play with the Skins. Now, they want him to play NT? I wouldn’t either..”
    @enfuego what kind of fantasy world do you live in ? When you get paid 100 million dollars you STFU and play where they want you to without complaint. Only someone with the brainpower of a squirrel would defend this idiot.

  23. duncanschmidt says: May 15, 2010 6:46 PM

    Someone needs to point out to Snyder that McNabb usually stays away in the offseason and stays in Arizona. He’s only there because he’s with a new team. Don’t expect the same next year assuming they even re-sign him.

  24. Franchise says: May 15, 2010 6:48 PM

    The only people that should be disappointed is the fanbase in D.C for the last 15 years for the lack of sense by the Redskins front office.
    Year after year he spends not only the money but draft picks to very lucrative deals for players who never pan out.
    Not to mention they let quite possibly the best coach since Gibbs leave the organization (Gregg Williams), who BTW has a SB ring.

  25. rickah8888 says: May 15, 2010 6:50 PM

    Why should Danny be unhappy? This is just “par for the course” for a Redskins organization that charges premium dollar(FOR EVERTHING) and provides a mediocre to poor product. How does the Redskins organization get away with this every year? Oh yeah, the legion of zombies….err I mean fans, that foolishly pay top dollar so such a dreadful team.
    LOL, kudos Redskins fan…you keep getting bent over and coming back for more!!

  26. efangule says: May 15, 2010 6:51 PM

    I’m sorry. Aren’t these seasons voluntary?
    I’m surprised Florio isn’t all up in his legal arms about the redskins trying to force a player to show up to VOLUNTARY workouts.

  27. blmonroe12 says: May 15, 2010 7:01 PM

    Everyone knew this was gonna happen.. He was playing for a contract and after he got it, he reverted back to his fat, lazy, unmotivated self.. Serves the Daniel right, stick to business and let football people stick to football.. He did this to himself..

  28. jeffml says: May 15, 2010 7:05 PM

    Snyder….hahahahah…what a dope. Another of a long list of idiotic moves made by this moron-midget. Here’s hoping he continues to lead his ethnic slurs on a long path to nowhere for many years to come!

  29. AbeFreshly says: May 15, 2010 7:22 PM

    Albert be too busy rollin” wi’ JaMarcus. They be chillin’ in Vegas, baby!!! NEVER pay a dumb athlete guaranteed Million$. It fux them up in their head. What’s the first thing you do after you win the lottery? You QUIT work. As you can see, it is possible to ruin a good player’s career…not by injuring him. Not by cutting him. Not by outplaying him. But, by over-paying him.
    As I watched JaMarcus Russell attempt to look interested in playing football last year, this thought occurred to me: If you have an enemy, do not wish castastrophy on him. Do not wish ill health on him. Do not wish bad luck on him. Merely give him more money than he can manage, & it will ruin him. Welcome to the club, Albert. Welcome to JaMarcusland, skin fans!!!

  30. ham1 says: May 15, 2010 7:22 PM

    He doesnt have to show up.
    Lots of players on lots of teams dont show up.
    Granted Complainsworth was out of shape reporting last year.
    If he shows up in that poor condition again, or just refuses to play then he deserves all the negative crap.
    Isnt there another dead horse to beat, Farve? Ben Rapistburger?
    I wish the season would start so we can dispense with all the speculation and BS stories.

  31. filthymcnasty says: May 15, 2010 8:05 PM

    Haynesworth needs his own level of Hell.

  32. God's Own Silver and Blue says: May 15, 2010 8:22 PM

    As any fisherman knows, the bait you use is key. If Snyder bought Krispy Kreme Donuts and opened a storefront at the Redskins training facility, Fat Albert would be there. Hell, they’d have to bring in a cot for him.

  33. GRpatriot says: May 15, 2010 8:28 PM

    Haynesworth will play nose, for an additional 100 million dollars….(Dr. Evil style)
    Shanahan, good luck convincing Dan that it isn’t fanstasy football team he owns…

  34. Buck Stallion says: May 15, 2010 9:31 PM

    HarrisonHits said:
    @enfuego what kind of fantasy world do you live in ? When you get paid 100 million dollars you STFU and play where they want you to without complaint. Only someone with the brainpower of a squirrel would defend this idiot.
    ————————————————-
    I suspect you have some good ethics & at least a decent work ethic. If I were getting paid $41 mil (cuz that’s actually what the contract is worth), I’d play wherever they wanted me to as well. But Mr. Buttersworth only showed poor ethics and a lousy work ethic, before Danny signed him. So it seems to me the example he is setting now, should have been expected.

  35. Raiders757 says: May 15, 2010 9:33 PM

    Nothing against McNabb, but I would have to argue that the Skins biggest off-season acquisition was Mike Shanahan.

  36. Zampezi says: May 15, 2010 9:53 PM

    Fatty is not happy, it is not mandatory for him to be there, he doesn’t f’n care what anyone thinks, he isn’t there! Football news? Barely.

  37. Mrsteve says: May 15, 2010 10:42 PM

    Then trade him to the Vikings already & get this over with.

  38. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: May 15, 2010 11:33 PM

    # DanRooney says: May 15, 2010 5:32 PM
    What does Snyder know about leadership?
    ___________________________________________________
    Well he has many more millions and no rapists on his team so he must be doing something right Mr. Rooney. Just tell Ben and his other extremities to himself this year. Worry about yourself and take the 4 Lombardi’s you have and throw them out the window because they were won by team after team chalk full of cheaters and steroid/cocaine abusers.

  39. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: May 15, 2010 11:57 PM

    # irishsamurai says: May 15, 2010 5:58 PM
    pretty sure there are a whole lot of skins fans that have been “disappointed” in snyder for some time now,maybe he should stop his meddling or just sell the team so the skins will sstart to win again,pretzel boy needs to go
    ____________________________________________
    Hey, he made the money, he just picked the wrong dude to shop the groceries. Can’t hate a dude that came from nothing and made a ton of money to buy a franchise (one of the most valuable in the world) with a ravid fan base.
    _______________________________________
    # rickah8888 says: May 15, 2010 6:50 PM
    Why should Danny be unhappy? This is just “par for the course” for a Redskins organization that charges premium dollar(FOR EVERTHING) and provides a mediocre to poor product. How does the Redskins organization get away with this every year? Oh yeah, the legion of zombies….err I mean fans, that foolishly pay top dollar so such a dreadful team.
    LOL, kudos Redskins fan…you keep getting bent over and coming back for more!!
    Have no idea who you are a fan of but……. The Skins charge a decent amount of money, but they are by far and away the highest ticket for an NFL game you jack off. Check it out before you post something that is just retarded. The patriots charge something along the lines of $116/ticket for their least expensive seats. Check the stats dude there are MANY more teams that charge WAY more than the SKINS than other teams so F off as far as I am concerned.

  40. Matt Cribbin says: May 16, 2010 12:19 AM

    As a skins fan, I feel good about our team. Good coach. Good low pay, potential high gain signings. Good solid moves. Haynesworth has said from DAY ONE that he wont be at the voluntaries. It’s too bad but that’s the way it is. He won’t miss one mandatory and if he’s not in shape he won’t be on the team. Right now, i’d rather have Snider then any other owner in the league. His hands are off the team. With Shanny and Bruce Allen in charge, they have a treasure chest in Snyder to pick who THEY want, not who Snider wants. 9-7 this year, 12-4 next year.

  41. SkinsFanCT7 says: May 16, 2010 12:23 AM

    @DanRooney
    I’d say Snyder knows a lot about leadership. He’s a successful businessman and is more hands off than you would think. Maybe he was hands off and his GM was making the terrible big splash free agent moves or advising him to do so?
    …little jealous of Mr. Snyder are we?

  42. dlr4skins says: May 16, 2010 12:49 AM

    VOLUNTARY – DONE, MADE, BROUGHT ABOUT, UNDERTAKEN, ETC., OF ONE’S OWN ACCORD OR BY FREE CHOICE
    *******************************************
    HE MUST CERTAINLY BE THE ONLY PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE MISSING THESE TYPES OF ACTIVITIES?
    READ COOLEY’S TAKE ON THE SITUATION.
    ALBERT OWES THEM IN SEPTEMBER NOT IN APRIL OR MAY. HE IS NOT A ROOKIE AND HE KNOWS WHAT THE 3-4 AND 4-3 ARE.

  43. DanRooney says: May 16, 2010 12:57 AM

    DieHardSkinsFan21 says:
    May 15, 2010 11:33 PM
    # DanRooney says: May 15, 2010 5:32 PM
    What does Snyder know about leadership?
    ___________________________________________________
    Well he has many more millions and no rapists on his team so he must be doing something right Mr. Rooney. Just tell Ben and his other extremities to himself this year. Worry about yourself and take the 4 Lombardi’s you have and throw them out the window because they were won by team after team chalk full of cheaters and steroid/cocaine abusers.
    ___________________________________
    Steroid users? Oh are you talking about Jarmon?HGH LaRon Landry, a FS who bulked up to 250 lbs this offseason? lol. Or how about Orakpo? Who is a lot more massive than he was in college. And by cheating you must mean how Snyder manipulates the salary cap and still can’t win games.
    I truly am sorry you guys are the Raiders of the NFC.

  44. GaryClark says: May 16, 2010 8:06 AM

    Haynesworth is a sad fat little pea brained punk who does not care about anyone but himself.
    Bad man with a bad attitude.

  45. ggdd says: May 16, 2010 8:18 AM

    Disappointed? Wait till Dumbavon starts throwing into the ground, and 10 feet over the heads of recievers . Then he will be a little more disappointed. Get your chunky soup and a barf bag ready.

  46. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: May 16, 2010 9:04 AM

    # DanRooney says: May 16, 2010 12:57 AM
    DieHardSkinsFan21 says:
    May 15, 2010 11:33 PM
    # DanRooney says: May 15, 2010 5:32 PM
    What does Snyder know about leadership?
    ___________________________________________________
    Well he has many more millions and no rapists on his team so he must be doing something right Mr. Rooney. Just tell Ben and his other extremities to himself this year. Worry about yourself and take the 4 Lombardi’s you have and throw them out the window because they were won by team after team chalk full of cheaters and steroid/cocaine abusers.
    ___________________________________
    Steroid users? Oh are you talking about Jarmon?HGH LaRon Landry, a FS who bulked up to 250 lbs this offseason? lol. Or how about Orakpo? Who is a lot more massive than he was in college. And by cheating you must mean how Snyder manipulates the salary cap and still can’t win games.
    I truly am sorry you guys are the Raiders of the NFC.
    ___________________________________________
    @DanRooney
    I guess you haven’t read the articles that you all have had something like 38 players die from the Steelers organization in the last 20 years or so? The Redskins haven’t had anyone pop positive for steroid use or admit to it. The Steelers are FAMOUSLY known for their cocaine and steroid abuse in the 1970′s. Please speak in fact not might be’s or might be. The only player the Redskins have had that was linked to drugs was Dexter Manly and he openly admitted it, sought care, and is off drugs and not dead unlike most of your Steeler teams of the 70′s. Throw your Lombardi’s out you only earned two. I am sorry that there are no jobs in Pittsburgh and the following of the Steelers are “known to be well traveled” which is a complete farce. Steeler fans have spread out everwhere because your sh*tty city has no jobs. Jealousy is a female trait.
    HAIL!!!!!!!

  47. .Vox Veritas. says: May 16, 2010 10:15 AM

    “Haynesworth is a piece of sh*t. ”
    Exactly. He fits right in.

  48. .Vox Veritas. says: May 16, 2010 10:20 AM

    “Right now, i’d rather have Snider then any other owner in the league.”
    Of course. It’s May. You’ll be singing a different tune in October like every other Redskins fan, every year.

  49. .Vox Veritas. says: May 16, 2010 10:24 AM

    “I’d say Snyder knows a lot about leadership. He’s a successful businessman and is more hands off than you would think. Maybe he was hands off and his GM was making the terrible big splash free agent moves or advising him to do so?”
    Remember when Marty Shottenheimer said he’d never want Jeff George, then he was hired by the Redskins, who then went right out and signed Jeff George?
    Didn’t think so. I love Dan Snyder. He’s one of the best things to ever happen for the Dallas Cowboys.

  50. .Vox Veritas. says: May 16, 2010 10:35 AM

    “The only player the Redskins have had that was linked to drugs was Dexter Manly”
    Dana Stubblefield got probation for lying to the feds about his steroid abuse.

  51. MagicMan407 says: May 16, 2010 6:34 PM

    Hail to the Redskins!!!!!!!! HATE ON HATERS!!!!!!! LMFAO

  52. vanhelsing says: May 16, 2010 9:31 PM

    3-34*
    and dont forget the freewheeling 90s cowboys like michael irvin. model citizens all!

  53. fansince78 says: May 17, 2010 8:58 PM

    my problem with Haynesworth isn’t that he wants to leave, it’s that he’s appeared so out of shape, lazy and uncooperative that no other teams want to give up much for his immense talent. it’s a hole he’s dug for himself — and the Redskins, who want to unload him because they’re changing scheme, which is their due. He shouldn’t whine, because he’s got no one else to blame.

  54. jstewart455 says: May 18, 2010 8:36 PM

    What is the big deal about Haynesworth missing volountary workouts? Players do this every year. Look at Bret Favre for crying out loud. He does this year after year. He pretends he wants to retire so he doesn’t have to show up for summer school. I would say it’s far more important for a QB to be there than a d lineman.

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