While Donovan McNabb says the Redskins can’t win without defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, two of their teammates just seem to wish they could stop talking about him at all.
“It’s very distracting, but we try not to let it get to us,” linebacker Brian Orakpo told the Washington Post. “Because we’re tired of talking about it, Albert’s tired of talking about it, [Mike] Shanahan’s tired of talking about it. Everybody is. We want to move on.”
Redskins linebacker H.B. Blades thinks Haynesworth is “a great player,” but he stopped well short of calling Haynesworth as instrumental to the team as McNabb seems to think he is.
“I think he can still help us — that’s if he wants to,” Blades said. “That’s a decision that the organization has to make. Albert’s a great player. . . . At the same time, Coach Shanahan and [G.M. Bruce] Allen, they’re going to do what’s best for the organization. Whatever it is, we’re all for it.”
Mostly, Blades and Orakpo just seem to be all for an end to the Haynesworth drama.