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Mike Shanahan sends one final preseason message to Albert Haynesworth

While Redskins luminaries like Larry Johnson and Anthony Armstrong got the team’s final preseason game off, Albert Haynesworth got to work.

Our favorite former morning companion started at defensive end and played 49 of 55 snaps in Washington’s 20-10 loss to the Max Hall-led Arizona Cardinals.  Haynesworth had no comment after the game; coach Mike Shanahan once again made his point about who’s running the show.

“He’s got to get in football shape,” Shanahan said.

The coaches wanted to see the tape before they evaluated Haynesworth’s performance, but defensive coordinator Jim Haslett didn’t sound overly impressed.

“He just needed reps,” Haslett told Jason Reid of the Washington Post. “I didn’t see any impact plays. I didn’t see any sacks or things like that. . . . Hopefully, he played well for his sake.”

And with that, we conclude our 225th post mentioning Haynesworth this offseason.  Really.

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36 Responses to “Mike Shanahan sends one final preseason message to Albert Haynesworth”
  1. Bun McSticky says: Sep 3, 2010 12:15 PM

    The coaches crack me up: they act like Haynesworth gives a $hit. He doesn’t. He got paid and any motivation left immediately after he signed on the dotted line.
    So Shanny and Haslett can posture all they’d like, getting their feathers all ruffled. Fat Albert DOESN’T CARE.

  2. trsean says: Sep 3, 2010 12:16 PM

    No sacks or impact plays.
    Congratulations Redskins – By effectively being douchebags, you’ve essentially ensured you will get no effort or talent from one of the best defensive players in the league.
    Sure, the guy should be motivated on his own and it’s a waste that he isn’t. But nobody said your work would be easy – Way to piss a way all that money on principle. Kudos.

  3. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Sep 3, 2010 12:17 PM

    haynesworth knew he was going to play most of the game and had no problems with it. shan said he was going to play most of the game and seems to have stuck by that.
    dont see what the story here is. his impact on the game is more than what HE does. he opens up many opportunities for other players to hit the QB, rush the QB, hit the RB, etc.
    please let this be your 225th and your LAST story about this.

  4. youboettcha says: Sep 3, 2010 12:18 PM

    225 posts is chump change. You’ve got over 400 on Favre since the offseason started, not including posts that don’t say “Favre”, but only referring to a gray-haired quarterback, who may or may not have texted pictures of his junk to a Jets reporter.

  5. MagicMan407 says: Sep 3, 2010 12:21 PM

    He played weird that game. He would get a huge push knocking would be blockers on thier asses then just stop. He didn’t shed well enough from the end position. Haynesworth is just a NT in the scheme. Although im sure it would be better to have him in the game instead of Golston or one of them other dudes at end with Kemoeatu in the middle. Of course having Orakpo and some other pass rushers would have helped his cause. That game just showed that Haynesworth isn;t worth 100 million playin like that he was against back-ups and should ahve dominated many many plays in that game.

  6. rickah88888 says: Sep 3, 2010 12:27 PM

    REALLY??

  7. Simon12345 says: Sep 3, 2010 12:27 PM

    As a long suffering Redskin fan there was one very significant thing about Haynesworth playing 49 out of 55 snaps: not once did he lay on the ground, fake an injury to get carried off, or suck Oxygen on the 50 yard line. He stayed and played. Sure by the end, he was tired but he stayed in and played every snap. You did not routinely see that last year.
    While you guys are busy villifying Shanahan, you ignore the possibility that the Rat may actually be getting something out of Haynesworth.
    I know that all the Cowboys and Eagles fans would rather see Jim Zorn out there not making Al work at all, only so he could get gassed over and over at crucial points of the game, but that’s not Shanahan’s way. Get. Over. It.

  8. Strick says: Sep 3, 2010 12:28 PM

    This title is much more accurate than the original one… the pissing contest continues.

  9. Rex Grossman says: Sep 3, 2010 12:33 PM

    cant see this too many times.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwxMRPTsYeo

  10. FinFan68 says: Sep 3, 2010 12:33 PM

    Haynesworth is a turd. Nothing will make him play hard except his own self-pride, of which he has shown he no longer has. He got paid and got lazy just like the countless others. It’s a shame their is almost no ethics or honor anymore.

  11. SKINSFANTOM says: Sep 3, 2010 12:36 PM

    WELL SAID simon123…

  12. CanadianVikingFan says: Sep 3, 2010 12:39 PM

    What about Favre? I see no mention of Favre. I thought this was ProFavreTalk.

  13. branchbranch says: Sep 3, 2010 12:43 PM

    Florio…way to use your (relatively mild) media status to put more gas on this fire.
    Oooooohhhh…Haynesworth played most of the game. He knew he was going to…what an ass you are. It was basically a “conditioning test”…of course you know nothing about getting into football shape…but this was necessary.
    The coaches probably told him not to rev the full motor either. Are you even a little familiar with the importance of the 4th preseason game?
    Haynesworth had no problem playing last night…why not spin the story…”Haynesworth happy over extended time at defensive end!” Probably because that would be something positive about Shanahan or the Redskins…a team that doesn’t give you as much access as the previous regime so you act like a spoiled 4th little girl and kick and call them names. Grow up.

  14. ChargersRoll13209 says: Sep 3, 2010 12:46 PM

    # trsean says: September 3, 2010 12:16 PM
    No sacks or impact plays.
    Congratulations Redskins – By effectively being douchebags, you’ve essentially ensured you will get no effort or talent from one of the best defensive players in the league.
    Sure, the guy should be motivated on his own and it’s a waste that he isn’t. But nobody said your work would be easy – Way to piss a way all that money on principle. Kudos.
    —————————————————–
    What I find funny about your post is that you think Albert was going to change his attitude if the coaches would have been a little bit nicer.
    Albert got paid!!!!! They are making his life miserable because of his attitude. If he wants to play, then his attitude will change, if it doesnt, he will sit on the bench and keep collecting his money.. The PRINCIPLE is, making him work longer and harder this preseason because they know he wont contribute when it counts. They are getting their money’s worth out of Fat Albert!!!

  15. Mangy66 says: Sep 3, 2010 12:46 PM

    Dude…Florio needs to get over his Snyder and anything-Redskin hatred.
    Just cuz they fired his arse cuz he couldn’t do a peon job for them, this is his way of “getting back” at them.
    I know this is a Rosie post, but a majority of those 225 (and many more anti-Redskin posts) are Florio posts.
    I’ll say it again…
    PFT = Blog
    Florio = The Perez Hilton of Football

  16. RedskinOne says: Sep 3, 2010 12:47 PM

    Onions

  17. dlmcc0909 says: Sep 3, 2010 12:47 PM

    How does anyone defend Haynesworth? The guy is a lazy, selfish piece of trash. No one is denying his talent, its his heart thats in question. Shanahan is doing well to motivate this guy and let him know the days of playing at half speed when your not in the mood are over.
    Theyve made this guy the highest paid defensive player in the league by far. the least he can do is give them his all. He owes it to the team, and the fans who pay the ridiculous ticket prices that allow for contracts like his.

  18. yardbarker says: Sep 3, 2010 12:48 PM

    Oh my God! the horror! the horror! How can we live with the fact that Fat Albert acts just exactly like what he is.
    GO DALLAS COWBOYS!!!

  19. AlphaQ2 says: Sep 3, 2010 12:49 PM

    I agree Simon12345. By mid-season I have a feeling Haynesworth may be thanking Shanny. He looks to be in much better shape than at any point of last season.

  20. LL Live says: Sep 3, 2010 12:49 PM

    “I hope for his sake” ROTFLMMFAO…what are they going to do, cut him? Stupid Coach!

  21. longestlegs says: Sep 3, 2010 12:53 PM

    I only got to follow the live feed on this game but (A. Haynesworth) came up enough times against the run that it seemed as if he was having a good game. He’s shut up and bought in it seems. Reports out of Redskins park even indicate that he’s been ENJOYING the 3-4 switch.
    Imagine that. Go Skins.

  22. ChargerDillon says: Sep 3, 2010 12:57 PM

    Maybe we could get the Redskins coaches some raiders film of Jamarcus Russell so they can compare what a player looks like on film who already made his big contract money and could care less about actually playing.
    I feel bad for the Redskins, but thinking they are sticking it to him is a joke. Of course he needs to get into football shape, but he will never be what he was before the 100million$ contract because he’s already cashed in.
    Blame the owner who paid him, just like you blame Al Davis. It’s their money, they did what they wanted with it, and they got little return on bad investments. Those are the breaks…

  23. Big G says: Sep 3, 2010 1:00 PM

    When the rat wins about 8 games with this talent over the next 2 years, how many of you will be still calling him a great coach? He is living off of Davis & Elways talent!!!

  24. My Coke Can says: Sep 3, 2010 1:05 PM

    trsean, you are a typical pft poster. you spout off at the mouth. this guy is not motivated by anything. he was free to do what he wanted last year and what did the skins get from him…. nothing… you are an idiot.

  25. Gray Eagle says: Sep 3, 2010 1:15 PM

    I feel like a broken record – – – – I’ll not pass judgement on Haynesworth, the 3-4 Defense, the OL, the Wideouts, the running backs or the play calling until after Game #6. Look at the Skins schedule, and you’ll see why I’ve picked Game #6 as the break point. By that time, Shanahan should have everything in place and functioning like a half-decent team.

  26. FireJerryJones says: Sep 3, 2010 1:23 PM

    The reason the coaches keep hammering this message is simple.
    Guys have to put it all on the line, all the time. If he’s only playing with part effort, they can’t use him.
    The players around him have to demand more too.
    They’ll dump his fat a$$ in the off season.

  27. Nosredna says: Sep 3, 2010 1:41 PM

    # youboettcha says: September 3, 2010 12:18 PM
    225 posts is chump change. You’ve got over 400 on Favre since the offseason started, not including posts that don’t say “Favre”, but only referring to a gray-haired quarterback, who may or may not have texted pictures of his junk to a Jets reporter.
    ______________________________
    Sadly you are mistaken. Florio and his minions have posted well over 400 stories about him (by using or not directly using his name) just since he flew back on the AirFarve 1!

  28. boysrollsmokespole says: Sep 3, 2010 1:46 PM

    @Simon12345
    Exactly, thats one thing I have noticed every time hes in the game.
    No rolling around like a beached whale. I was so sick of that lame ass crap last year.

  29. Tombradysbaby says: Sep 3, 2010 2:13 PM

    My friend who speaks Swahili said that “Haynesworth” roughly translates to “talentless douchebag”.

  30. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Sep 3, 2010 2:20 PM

    boysrollsmokespole says:
    September 3, 2010 1:46 PM
    _______________________________
    probably the best name on this site..hysterical.

  31. ejtowne says: Sep 3, 2010 2:21 PM

    Albert Haynesworth is not worth what he is paid. Next year if he still runs with that attitude, he will be alone at home.

  32. trsean says: Sep 3, 2010 2:29 PM

    My Coke Can says:
    September 3, 2010 1:05 PM
    trsean, you are a typical pft poster. you spout off at the mouth. this guy is not motivated by anything. he was free to do what he wanted last year and what did the skins get from him…. nothing… you are an idiot.
    ————————————————————————————-
    Last year, most of Haynesworth’s effectiveness came from his demand of attention from the O-line, allowing the rest of his line to get to the backfield.
    Could he contribute more, get in better shape? Absolutely.
    Effective player management, which is a coach’s responsibility, is more than about not letting him be free to do what he wants, but finding a way to show the player that what he wants is what you want.
    Yes, Haynesworth SHOULD be a harder worker on his own, SHOULD want to give it his all from the beginning, but if a coach wants the most of his player, he needs to find a way to get it out of him based on who he is, not what he SHOULD be. And now it seems like its too late, and that’s just dumb.
    Say what you want about. Define Haynesworth as whatever you like. But the fact is that some coach after this is going to get Haynesworth a fresh start, find out how to get the most out of him, and make the Redskins look stupid. Behavior modification 101 will tell you everything the Redskins have done is stupid.

  33. realitypolice says: Sep 3, 2010 2:38 PM

    Our favorite former morning companion started at defensive end and played 49 of 55 snaps in Washington’s 20-10 loss to the Max Hall-led Arizona Cardinals. Haynesworth had no comment after the game; coach Mike Shanahan once again made his point about who’s running the show.
    ========================
    You’re right-
    by allowing him to skip all of two-a-days without any fines and then play his way back in to shape on his schedule, and then starting him at DEFENSIVE END- the position he wanted to play all along, thus allowing AH to suffer no long term repercussions whatsoever for skipping OTA’s and lollygagging through the conditioning test enough times to miss the toughest part of training camp, Shanahan confirmed once and for all who is running the show.
    Albert Haynesworth.

  34. My Coke Can says: Sep 3, 2010 2:52 PM

    Trsean. You obviously did not see many skins games last year when fatty was getting carted off the field. Behavior 101? The nfl is not a college course and if I would just stop posting you lool and sound more like an idiot with every word you type.

  35. Switch1 says: Sep 3, 2010 2:53 PM

    What a joke. The season hasn’t even started.We really don’t know what to expect from these players who haven’t shift shift gears yet for the real season and we have 500 plus articles on Haynesworth or Favre. Thats why this website is consider comic relief, because you cut and paste everything and add your sophmoric/smartass coments that ARE usually all NEGATIVE. Rosenthal and Florio are 2 ambulance chasers hoping for a big cash in that never happens. Both of you are viewed as B-leaguers by the real writers. what a waste of a site.

  36. danielcp0303 says: Sep 3, 2010 2:59 PM

    It’s amazing to me that a coach would let a player get under his skin like this. I don’t see how Albert is losing in any of this. He’s getting paid, he didn’t have to come to camp, he’s starting, and he’s getting to watch Shanahan run the Redskins into the ground just like every other Redskins season.

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