Amid increased chatter regarding a trade that would send Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth back to Tennessee and a trend among his teammates to anonymously call him out, the leader of the D.C. offense has made his position on the situation clear.
Quarterback Donovan McNabb said that the Redskins “can’t win without” Haynesworth.
“Albert is one of our brothers in the locker room,” McNabb said during his weekly radio show on ESPN 980. “[H]e understands, ‘Hey,
I got to put the time and effort in. We can’t win
without him. I think he’ll be here. I hope he’ll be here.”
Whether he’s there remains to be seen. In our view, the Redskins need to make a final decision sooner rather than later about Haynesworth — and if the Redskins choose to keep him coach Mike Shanahan should spend less time trying to exact revenge against Haynesworth and more time trying to push Haynesworth’s buttons to get the most out of him.