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Redskins anonymously rip Albert Haynesworth's effort

After playing almost all of the Redskins’ final preseason game, defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth declined to talk to reporters about his role on the team heading into the regular season.

But while Haynesworth isn’t talking, a few members of the Redskins organization have anonymously ripped Haynesworth in interviews with Jason Reid of the Washington Post.

Reid quoted two of the team sources who recently reviewed game film as saying Haynesworth was “awful” during Thursday’s game. The sources told Reid that Haynesworth didn’t look like he was playing hard most of the time, and when he was playing hard, he was doing his own thing rather than playing the role he’s supposed to play in the Redskins’ defense.

And according to “three people familiar with the situation,” Haynesworth’s performance was bad enough that it could affect his status for the Redskins’ Week One game against the Cowboys.

Reid also reported that Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has lost his patience with Haynesworth, and that Haynesworth didn’t do much of anything in today’s practice.

Of course, if Haynesworth is playing as badly as these anonymous Redskins sources say he is, the Redskins are free to cut him. They haven’t done that, so Shanahan obviously still thinks Haynesworth is one of his 53 best players, even if his staff is ripping Haynesworth under cover of anonymity.

As to the larger issue of Haynesworth and his role on the Redskins, it’s clear that this is not a healthy relationship. It might feel good to some in the Redskins organization to anonymously vent their feelings to a reporter, but if the Redskins are going to keep Haynesworth on the roster, it may be time for them to accept him as a member of the team, and stop taking every opportunity to trash him.

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51 Responses to “Redskins anonymously rip Albert Haynesworth's effort”
  1. Bengal Dave says: Sep 4, 2010 8:52 PM

    Just cut this D bag! Why do you think us in Tennessee were happy when he left.
    Fat albert only plays when he wants to. Like in TN when he kick the Dallas player in the face.. After he got in trouble he played very hard. I feel for what ever team picks him up.

  2. Treymen says: Sep 4, 2010 8:54 PM

    Look… A Washington Post reference with no Mike Wise bashing. Guess that’s bc Florio didn’t write it.
    lol just messing with you guys. Great job keeping up with everything today

  3. Mrsteve says: Sep 4, 2010 8:55 PM

    If he sucks so bad then get rid of him. Shanarat is scum.

  4. rovibe says: Sep 4, 2010 8:56 PM

    This clown is trying to get cut, and the Redskins will lose big money either way. I hope they just stick him on the bench all year until he has another freakout and gets himself suspended. That’s their best chance to save some cash.

  5. JackBurden says: Sep 4, 2010 8:57 PM

    Don’t trust anything coming from Coach Rat Face.
    Probably not a great idea to trust anything coming from Big Al either.
    Do we need further proof that free agency is a disaster for the game?

  6. VaBeachSkins says: Sep 4, 2010 8:57 PM

    Can we move on from Haynesworth. It is really getting old that everyday the press has to find something negative to say about him and his relationship with the team. I have not heard anyone else and it was the final preseason game that ultimately does not matter how hard he went. I would rather him play to learn the defense, but not injure himself to where he is useless during the season. We all know he is one of the best Linemen in the NFL, let him learn the D and let Shannahan and him work out their relationship issues on their own.

  7. titlesong says: Sep 4, 2010 9:01 PM

    Hey MDS, it sounds to me like you are buying what Reid is selling. I’m not sure how closely you follow the Skins/Wapo but Reid is infamous for these “Sources” and waaaay more often than not he is proven wrong in due time.
    The organization really plays this guy (Reid) like a fiddle. He is a willing pawn in a game that he just does not understand.
    So, IMO watch for this situation to be refuted and for Haynesworth to have a big day v. Dallas.
    At the very most this is Shanahan manipulating things to motivate big Al. At the worst it’s irresponsible journalism on Reid’s part.

  8. Andyr2120 says: Sep 4, 2010 9:03 PM

    I can’t defend Haynesworth, but these leaks only confirm that Shanahan is one petty and vindictive little S.O.B. Two losers, one cup.

  9. yesman says: Sep 4, 2010 9:03 PM

    I agree, its time to lay off Haynesworth now, let the man play. I don’t think he is our best defensive player, that goes to Fletcher, but he is our best dlineman.

  10. DB26 says: Sep 4, 2010 9:05 PM

    “It might feel good to some in the Redskins organization to anonymously vent their feelings to a reporter, but if the Redskins are going to keep Haynesworth on the roster, it may be time for them to accept him as a member of the team, and stop taking every opportunity to trash him.”
    +1…. and thus why the Redskins organization will continue to falter. Becoming a team starts at the top of the organization & trickles its way down to the field!

  11. contract says: Sep 4, 2010 9:06 PM

    Deactivate him. He’s someone else’s mistake … and he’s worthless anyway.

  12. greenmonk says: Sep 4, 2010 9:13 PM

    Taking every opportunity to trash him? Why don’t you tone down the hyperbole? It’s really getting old.
    PFT trashed Haynesworth the entire offseason. Then you guys did a 180 once Shanahan started to exert his will on a stubborn, selfish player. You guys can’t have it both ways. Choose a side and stick with it… without the exaggerations.

  13. FloriosAssBuddy says: Sep 4, 2010 9:13 PM

    Mark My Words:
    Albert Haineswirth: SuperBowl MVP !!!

  14. boysrollsmokespole says: Sep 4, 2010 9:18 PM

    There is not much more of a chickensh*t thing to do than “anonoymously” report.
    Rumor mill it is.

  15. tinopuno says: Sep 4, 2010 9:20 PM

    This is all going to work out nicely.

  16. TheWizard says: Sep 4, 2010 9:29 PM

    This is Shanahan letting the jerk hang himself before he cuts him.

  17. Professor says: Sep 4, 2010 9:42 PM

    I support Shanny 100%. Fat Albert is a selfish piece of shit. Shanny should make him the equipment manger and insist Albert be the one to collect everyone’s sweaty jock strap after every game. Haynsworth is a C0CKSUCKER.

  18. habibfromnewdehli says: Sep 4, 2010 9:45 PM

    Everyone just MAD cause he got PAID. Sorry, but last time I checked… hardly any veterans “try hard” in preseason. If Shanahan wants to play games, then that’s what he’s going to get… games. Haynesworth can play them too.
    Do the Redskins want to win? Or do they want to try and play “Who’s The Boss?” If they plan on sitting Haynesworth for Week 1 against their biggest rival… on Sunday Night Footbal, that’s just great news for the Cowboys who have all kinds of offensive line problems.
    Go ahead Shanahan, I DOUBLE DARE YOU to not start Haynesworth opening night. Dan Snyder will fire you at halftime, and put his money on the field, aka… Haynesworth.

  19. Hailskinzz says: Sep 4, 2010 9:46 PM

    If he can help the team out then why sit him? Shanahan enough is enough man he’s our best defensiveline man

  20. tjzoo1 says: Sep 4, 2010 9:47 PM

    And with this we begin a new era, Post # 226 About Albert Haynesworth… PFT is looking for their new Favre, looks like they found it in Haynesworth, lets go for 500 post and beyond…

  21. rickvaldez says: Sep 4, 2010 9:48 PM

    Yeah he is really going to go out and give it his all when guys that dont have half the talent he does are standing on the sideline. Shanahan played him the whole game to be a dick, what did he expect. If he isnt playing against Dallas and they lose I think some players will start to wonder what Shanahan’s doing.

  22. clubfoot says: Sep 4, 2010 9:58 PM

    You worte “They haven’t done that, so Shanahan obviously still thinks Haynesworth is one of his 53 best players”
    Obviously you have no idea how an NFL team operates. Just because someone is on the 53 man roster doesn’t mean they are one of the best 53 players. And you do this for a living?

  23. daworld says: Sep 4, 2010 10:11 PM

    IF Shanahan continal to Disrespect Albert
    a 9 year NFL vet. The Redskins have a history of Disrespecting Black player and Shanahan has a history of Disrespecting Black Player. I see it and it has been showing from day one. Treat Albert with RESPECT that a 9 years NFL vet should get

  24. shaggeez says: Sep 4, 2010 10:15 PM

    i hope he doesnt play him week one just so this turns into full-blown mutiny. haynesworth, while overpaid, is a beast. i don’t know what kind of stat line for a defensive tackle would justify his pay, but thats besides the point. i remember back when he was in tennessee he went out for a few weeks i think in his second to last season with them and they lost all 4 games that he was out and gave up a tremendous amount more in rushing yards per game. so when dallas runs all over the redskins week one, you can look to that as a major reason. i dont like either team though, and i wouldnt mind a tie.

  25. kevin08701 says: Sep 4, 2010 10:29 PM

    and this is why the Jets won’t give Revis $35 million guaranteed for skill

  26. boysroll says: Sep 4, 2010 10:34 PM

    LMFAO. Could not happen to a better org in the nfl. Bunch of Losers!!!!
    2-14 for u Suckas!!!!
    C U in the SB and watch my boys become tied for all time SB’s SUCKAS!!!!lmfao.

  27. LateNightRoach says: Sep 4, 2010 10:51 PM

    Anonymous cowards.
    This new regime has treated him like a dog. At least have the balls to reveal yourself if you’re going to talk smack to reporters.

  28. BigBear123 says: Sep 4, 2010 10:59 PM

    Propaganda machine at work.
    Imagine it would be more effective it Haynesworth contract was performance based or had anything to do with playing time. He sits and he still gets paid, really a win-win for him.

  29. Coach says: Sep 4, 2010 11:11 PM

    Andyr2120 says:
    September 4, 2010 9:03 PM
    I can’t defend Haynesworth, but these leaks only confirm that Shanahan is one petty and vindictive little S.O.B. Two losers, one cup.
    ————————————————
    Andyr- funny and true. It has become a pissing contest. And Shanny’s rat penis is no match for Haynesworth’s hog. Shanarat is just waiting until the season to begin… let Fat Albert get his first sack, then the rat will say he earned the job. But lets be clear, Fat Al holds all the cards. Shanarat will just try to make it look like he is pulling the cheese.

  30. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Sep 4, 2010 11:39 PM

    It’s all working out for Albert right now. In the coming weeks before the trade deadline some 4-3 DT is sure to go down with an injury and WAMMO! the trade market will open up for Haynesey. Sure the Redskins will have to assume a financial hit and get little value in return whether a low draft pick or so-so to not much player (or both) in return but you know those are the breaks & it’s not like anyone with half a brain couldn’t see the dark clouds decorating the forlorn horizon of destiny’s grim sky as moving to a 3-4 defense with an egomaniacal coach at the helm was a match made in Hades.

  31. theguy9 says: Sep 4, 2010 11:53 PM

    if the redskins werent already the laughing stock of the league i would like to congratulate fat albert cause thanks to him they certainly are now

  32. FinFan68 says: Sep 5, 2010 12:07 AM

    Too bad there is no “MUP–Mentally Unable to Perform” list. Time to flush the turd. No sense in making the rest of the team smell it anymore.

  33. FinFan68 says: Sep 5, 2010 12:16 AM

    What Shanahan is doing has nothing to do with this season. Nobody realistically expects the Redskins to contend. They will be improved but won’t contend this year…next year may be different. Haynesworth is not in the future plans and he does not want to be there. All this posturing is not designed to impact “shamesworth”…it is designed to impact the rest of the team throughout this year and beyond. Haynesworth will be on the trade block and will be gone next year but the point must be made to the team this year.

  34. smootysmoot says: Sep 5, 2010 12:30 AM

    I think everybody on this board makes a good point for both sides. Enough is enough and everybody needs to move on. That being said…. If the Skins lose and Haynesworth does not play, i do not believe that will be the biggest reason. There r other problems on this team.

  35. The Black Cat says: Sep 5, 2010 1:26 AM

    The anonymous sources also said that Fat Albert has an incredibly bad temper and has never, ever shot a moose!

  36. dabbflappy says: Sep 5, 2010 1:45 AM

    I would guess they’re trying to shame him into playing harder. Peer pressure.
    Not sure Haynesworth has enough pride to be shameable (new word,) though. He really is a poor excuse for a human being.

  37. wintermoonrising says: Sep 5, 2010 4:03 AM

    All of you who support that fat, lazy, 100 million dollar crybaby, Albert Haynesworth, are clowns who have zero understanding of right and wrong! No doubt you are all Obama voters!

  38. RaiderRich says: Sep 5, 2010 5:40 AM

    Sounds like the next Oakland Raider

  39. Terry says: Sep 5, 2010 6:27 AM

    Shanahan runs a very tight ship and NO ONE comments without his knowledge and accent!

  40. ham1 says: Sep 5, 2010 7:36 AM

    @boysroll
    Your dumb ass team is not going to be in the super bowl no matter how much crack you smoke.
    STFU

  41. YOOPERBILL says: Sep 5, 2010 8:14 AM

    they should switch to a 4-3 defense just to make Albert happy and start to play like he wants to be there and contribute,making fatalbert happy is imperative if they want to get there moneys worth from him,if they keep the 3-4 fatalbert will continue to pout either change defenses and get rid of Shanny or have a season long gutfull of fatalbert and his nonproductivety.

  42. We need linemen says: Sep 5, 2010 8:54 AM

    Sorry, but I just don’t trust the reporter at all. He could just be making up these anonymous sources, so that he can spout his own opinion.

    Even if Reid isn’t pulling a “Mike Wise”, these “insiders” didn’t give anything away that wasn’t completely obvious to anyone who actually watched the game. Haynesworth looked like a petulant child on Thursday night. You could see he felt himself to be above playing in the final pre-season game, and the only effort he went to was showing that he wouldn’t make an effort.

    Haynesworth had the opportunity to respond to this perceived insult by demonstrating just what a huge mistake it would be to keep him out of the starting line-up. Instead he let himself be outplayed by a load of players who didn’t make the roster this year and may never make a roster. It is hardly a shocker that anyone affliliated with the Redskins would be disappointed by Haynesworth’s effort.

    The only problem I would have with the team was if they were constantly praising Haynesworth in public whilst slagging him off anonymously. That very clearly hasn’t happened.

  43. theravenlives2 says: Sep 5, 2010 9:06 AM

    …he was doing his own thing rather than playing the role he’s supposed to play in the Redskins’ defense……
    ___________________________________
    Wait, you mean there are Redskins who “do their own thing rather than playing the role they’re supposed to be playing..?” Now, how could that be true? I mean, they’ve been so successful the past few years…..

  44. We need linemen says: Sep 5, 2010 9:08 AM

    For all those people saying Haynesworth is the Redskins best d-linemen. Sure, he is the most talented, but his play in pre-season has generally been poor. He doesn’t do the job he has been asked to perform. He keeps getting out of position, because he keeps on trying to penetrate upfield and get sacks.
    Throughout the pre-season, teams had success running against our line when Albert was on the field. They could rely on his own interests taking precedent over the defensive scheme.
    That was just in pre-season. Just wait until OCs start game planning seriously. Haynesworth has the athleticism to be great but I am betting he will be responsible for more big runs against us than sacks unless his attitude changes.

  45. superb owl says: Sep 5, 2010 9:57 AM

    assent, not accent. i dont think shanarat wants a whole slew of people walking around trying to sound like him.
    /////////////////
    let me fix something else too.
    If Fat Albert continues to disrespect Shanahan, an 18 year veteran head coach, that is more than counterproductive.
    Haynesworth has a history of disrespecting (white) authority, (white) coaches, and the rules.
    I see it and it has been showing from day one.
    Treat your coach with the respect that an 18 year veteran head coach should get.

  46. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Sep 5, 2010 10:15 AM

    As to the larger issue of Haynesworth and his role on the Redskins, it’s clear that this is not a healthy relationship. It might feel good to some in the Redskins organization to anonymously vent their feelings to a reporter, but if the Redskins are going to keep Haynesworth on the roster, it may be time for them to accept him as a member of the team, and stop taking every opportunity to trash him.
    ——————————————————
    You guys really confuse me sometimes. You spend all summer trashing this guy, then report WITH A SLANT everything that happens in this fiasco. Next yyou decide he isn’t so bad and it’s the coaching staff that’s effed up.
    I think you all are as lost as the “we” you refer to yourselves as would indicate. MDS, you’re becoming like Florio. I know that probably makes you happy, but Florio is a a douche who happened to be the right blind squirrel.

  47. Coach says: Sep 5, 2010 10:29 AM

    FinFan68 says:
    September 5, 2010 12:16 AM
    What Shanahan is doing has nothing to do with this season. Nobody realistically expects the Redskins to contend. They will be improved but won’t contend this year…next year may be different.
    —————————————————–
    With a 34 year old QB and their pair of 30 y.o. RBs, I wouldn’t say they are building for the future. They are a laughing stock and get way too much press for a team that will have a hard time putting 5 wins together this year.

  48. rollsboys diapers up for burritos! says: Sep 5, 2010 11:02 AM

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    zzzz zzz i Suckass!!!!
    z z zz zzz zz zzz i watch boys zzzzzzz zzzz zzz zzz zzzz zzz again i SUCKASS!!!!lmfao.

  49. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Sep 5, 2010 8:11 PM

    boysroll says: September 4, 2010 10:34 PM
    LMFAO. Could not happen to a better org in the nfl. Bunch of Losers!!!!
    2-14 for u Suckas!!!!
    C U in the SB and watch my boys become tied for all time SB’s SUCKAS!!!!lmfao
    __________________________________
    After the Skins win next week will we hear from boysroll and vox?
    Two of the most worthless human beings on the planet will probably not post for a while.
    HAIL!

  50. rickvaldez says: Sep 6, 2010 1:02 AM

    wintermoonrising says:
    September 5, 2010 4:03 AM
    All of you who support that fat, lazy, 100 million dollar crybaby, Albert Haynesworth, are clowns who have zero understanding of right and wrong! No doubt you are all Obama voters!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    They play the game to win you dumbass. Did he make the team pay him 100 million? No. they offered and he took it like most people would. Most good players in any sport have attitudes and egos. But im sure a clown like you would rather have “good guys” on the field and lose.

  51. joeyjust4u2 says: Sep 7, 2010 4:48 PM

    We can be a good team with out Haynesworth,now that he took Snyder’s money and we will take a hit on the team’s payroll,cut him!!!

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