Amid conflicting reports that Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth failed the second part of his conditioning test on Thursday, several of you have asked us to find out what Haynesworth specifically was required to do.
As it turns out, Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Haynesworth was required to complete two 300-yard shuttle runs.
According to TopEndSports.com, a site of which we’d previously never heard, the 300-yard shuttle test focuses on anaerobic conditioning, requiring the athlete to engage in a series of six 25-yard sprints, back and forth like eyeballs watching a tennis match. Then, after completing the first 300-yard run and following a five-minute rest period, the athlete must do it again.
As Glazer explains it, Haynesworth finished the first 300-yard effort successfully, but failed to complete the second part.
The bigger question, in our view, is whether every player on the team (or at a minimum every lineman) was required to pass the same test. Otherwise, it would be easy to argue that the Redskins created a higher standard for Haynesworth, in the hopes that he wouldn’t satisfy it.
It remains to be seen whether Haynesworth will be permitted to participate in team drills during Thursday’s second practice.