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Mike Shanahan won't reveal plan for Haynesworth

It’s been quiet on the Albert Hanyesworth front of late.

Perhaps the Redskins see that as progress, but we see a team getting nothing out of the highest paid defensive player in football and it’s difficult to see any positives in that.

Haynesworth’s ankle is healthy again. He practiced fully the last two days and one of his fellow backups at nose tackle (Anthony Bryant) will miss the game with a concussion.  So Haynesworth is a lock to play, right?

“You could go with five or six [linemen] or a combination of different
people,” Shanahan said Friday via the Washington Post. “Jim [Haslett], in his history has gone with
five defensive linemen. We’ve gone with six all through preseason [and]
the regular season games. It obviously depends on what our game plan
is.”

Shanahan is essentially saying that Haynesworth is the sixth most important defensive lineman on the team.  His playing status depends on the matchup. 

Yet the Redskins still want a high draft pick in exchange for him.

UPDATE: Haynesworth is listed as questionable officially. Also questionable: Clinton Portis, Trent Williams, LaRon Landy, and Kareem Moore.

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36 Responses to “Mike Shanahan won't reveal plan for Haynesworth”
  1. PackerRube13 says: Sep 24, 2010 3:22 PM

    Rosenthal you are stupid. They want a high pick because when healthy and practiced, he is a top 5 defensive linemen. But he has barely practiced, is out of shape, and is currently in a pissing match with shanahan. Based on talent he the best defensive linemen they have, but shanahan is trying to prove a point. Don’t read so far into it and make stupid, opinionated comments. Florio does it too, but not to the extent that you do. Just report stories objecively, instead of putting your own incorrect twist or opinion on it.

  2. DSC says: Sep 24, 2010 3:24 PM

    He’s not playing because of his High Draft Pick talent, it’s because he’s almost as big of a tool as Favre. Props to Shanahan for showing some balls and not giving into a drama queen.

  3. RAMROD says: Sep 24, 2010 3:26 PM

    “It’s been quiet on the Albert Hanyesworth front of late.”
    Time for a PFT post!

  4. shaggeez says: Sep 24, 2010 3:27 PM

    “You could go with five or six [linemen] or a combination of different people,” Shanahan said Friday via the Washington Post. “Jim [Haslett], in his history has gone with five defensive linemen. We’ve gone with six all through preseason [and] the regular season games. It obviously depends on what our game plan is.”
    Shanahan is essentially saying that Haynesworth is the sixth most important defensive lineman on the team. His playing status depends on the matchup.
    Yet the Redskins still want a high draft pick in exchange for him.
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    I’m not sure that that is what he is saying at all. I don’t know how you pulled that out of that quote exactly, but I guess i shouldn’t be surprised. That being said, with the switch to the 3-4, haynesworth has become expendable of course, but I doubt that he is the 6th best defensive lineman on the team or ‘6th most important’. Does the conclusion really follow from the premises?

  5. mama tried says: Sep 24, 2010 3:28 PM

    I really don’t think Shannarat has a plan for haynesworthless!

  6. Simon12345 says: Sep 24, 2010 3:29 PM

    Translation: I’m frustrated that I don’t have more juicy news to report on Haynesworth. They are keeping me in the dark. Waaaah!

  7. 1NationRaiderNation says: Sep 24, 2010 3:29 PM

    what does Hayneworth give a crap for…he is laughing aLL THE WAY TO THE BANK

  8. MotorCityKitties says: Sep 24, 2010 3:33 PM

    Keep teaching me life lessons Shanahan… as long as the check clears. Sincerely, Fat Al

  9. xStaticOnRadio says: Sep 24, 2010 3:35 PM

    Shanahan is a horrible head coach who did nothing after Elway left.

  10. HarrisonHits says: Sep 24, 2010 3:42 PM

    I think Shanahan’s plan goes something along the lines of –
    Tie some cement blocks to his feet, throw him in the Potomac and see if he floats. No ? Oh well I’m sure there’s a free agent we can get to replace him.

  11. LunarPie says: Sep 24, 2010 3:45 PM

    Here’s a plan Mike, grow some balls and call em into your office and look em in the eye and say, “start thinking about your team not just yourself”!

  12. HereThere says: Sep 24, 2010 3:46 PM

    He’s not playing because of his High Draft Pick talent,
    ____________________________
    Learn To Capitalize Correctly.

  13. marcduke says: Sep 24, 2010 3:47 PM

    “They want a high pick because when healthy and practiced, he is a top 5 defensive linemen.”
    _________________________________
    You forgot to put “motivated” in there – which I’m not sure Fat Albert is capable of being, anymore.

  14. stiller43 says: Sep 24, 2010 3:48 PM

    # PackerRube13 says: September 24, 2010 3:22 PM
    Rosenthal you are stupid. They want a high pick because when healthy and practiced, he is a top 5 defensive linemen. But he has barely practiced, is out of shape, and is currently in a pissing match with shanahan. Based on talent he the best defensive linemen they have, but shanahan is trying to prove a point. Don’t read so far into it and make stupid, opinionated comments. Florio does it too, but not to the extent that you do. Just report stories objecively, instead of putting your own incorrect twist or opinion on it.
    ________________________________
    So the point is, we’re going to keep our top 5 defensive lineman off the field, and won’t accept a trade?…that seems idiotic.
    Playing the guy into the 4th quarter of preseason games is proving a point. Not playing a “top 5 defensive lineman” during regular season games to “prove a point” is only proving he’s letting his ego get in the way of him winning games.
    THATS stupid. Lil Greggy has a point here.

  15. Gray Eagle says: Sep 24, 2010 3:48 PM

    I’m still a broken record (or damaged CD). I’ll not be ready to comment on Albert’s place on the team and Shanahan’s decisions until after the sixth game. By that time, any shake-out should be evident. Still to go: Rams, Eagles, Packers and Colts.
    Two or three games do not portend a season.

  16. RFM says: Sep 24, 2010 3:52 PM

    zzzzzzzz…. Shatinhand won’t reveal… what? Whether Haynesworth will be ineffective as a starter or ineffective as a backup?! Who cares…?

  17. palewook says: Sep 24, 2010 3:57 PM

    “There is no plan B.”

  18. daskeenz says: Sep 24, 2010 3:58 PM

    and when girls throw a drink in your face and tell you to “get lost loser” “essentially” what they are saying is lets go bang in the washroom, right rosenthal? Your attempts at stirring up controversy are feeble. Stick to what your good at and go rip off an Adam Schefter report you blogging hack……

  19. KingBat says: Sep 24, 2010 4:13 PM

    shanahan is such an idiot. ok, i can see him playing mental games with the guy during training camp to get a little more out of him but its week 3 now and the man probably is one of the best guys they have on the team and hes riding the bench? and shanny wants a high draft pick, how or why? does he realize that he just took all of the value out of the man with these ego tactics and now noone wants him.. im glad im not a redskins fan.. and to add, why did shanny switch this defense to a 3-4 when the old 4-3 was 3rd in the league last year. now they are 32nd in the league and benching arguebly the best person on your team..

  20. wheresrickysanders says: Sep 24, 2010 4:14 PM

    LunarPie says:
    September 24, 2010 3:45 PM
    Here’s a plan Mike, grow some balls and call em into your office and look em in the eye and say, “start thinking about your team not just yourself”!
    ————————————————
    you’re late to the party. they’ve had 1 on 1’s. they don’t like each other.

  21. Lott42 says: Sep 24, 2010 4:17 PM

    AH got the money. He really doesn’t care, or doesn’t seem to. When was the last time he made a big play anyway? Shanahan is a control freak, same as he ever was – same as he ever was.

  22. Hollywood26 says: Sep 24, 2010 4:20 PM

    Obviously none of you follow the skins. They are keeping Haynesworth on the bench for the simple reason that he doesn’t fit the scheme and won’t try to. I was lucky enough to watch some game film with a local former player who is in TV now. He showed me Haynesworth and it changed my whole outlook. I’d been defending him until I saw the coaches film showing him not stoning the blockers and instead spinning and swimming gaps which allowed the lanes to open. That’s why he’s on the sideline. He gets out there and does what he wants instead of what his assignment is.

  23. bluelion says: Sep 24, 2010 4:28 PM

    Shanasham = Jesus Almighty (A.J.) Smith

  24. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Sep 24, 2010 4:31 PM

    Poor Albert. He must be the loneliest man in the world. All he ever wanted was to be liked. All he ever wanted was to fit in. And now look…it’s all crumbling before him…
    Albert sits home alone in his plush game room on a custom made leather sofa. Eating. Food is his friend. It never judges him…

  25. DSC says: Sep 24, 2010 4:34 PM

    Well said Hollywood!!!
    2 SB and he is an idiot???? Should he give in to the drama queen fat al?

  26. HoustonTexans55 says: Sep 24, 2010 4:37 PM

    As fat and lazy as Haynesworth is, being a Texans fan I couldnt have been more happier last week seeing he was de-activated.
    This guy can be a beast when he wants to.
    Skins do need this guy, but I think water is under the bridge…

  27. the immortal SCURDS says: Sep 24, 2010 4:43 PM

    MIKE SHANAHAN DOESNT HAVE A PLAN FOR ALBERT HAYNESWORTH

  28. lurch's nyquil says: Sep 24, 2010 5:00 PM

    It is so funny how people that are not in the dc area think they know what is going on here. Do not worry skins fans. We see the change. We have not had competent people in charge for so long it is nice to not have to defend every stupid move. Hopefully Fat boy will fall in line and will help. If not ship him out next year. At least we do have a owner that throws cash and well I have never even heard of a black out, I mean what is that…. So all you haters… PISS OFF.
    HTTR

  29. baronzeus says: Sep 24, 2010 5:03 PM

    So he doesn’t fit the new scheme? Fine, then bench him and trade him away. Don’t hold on to him and watch his value plummet only to cut him next year and get nothing in return.
    I want my Bengals to offer a 3rd for him.

  30. Schatt Maub says: Sep 24, 2010 5:11 PM

    LOL @ “Shatinhand”
    And hey, HoustonTexans5…
    More happier? Really, dude. I like how you’re representing, but you don’t need to modify an adjective twice.

  31. CH³NO² says: Sep 24, 2010 5:13 PM

    Fat Al has been exposed for all to see.
    He is a worthless, lazy, self centered, immature, fat assed MILLIONAIRE thanks to a worthless, immature, incompetent, egotistical midget named Dan Snyder.
    All you guys who continue to say he is one of the best defensive linemen in the NFL “when he’s in shape blah blah blah yada yada yada……”
    When has that fat F#ck ever been in shape and ready to play since he arrived in DC? NEVER!

  32. Matt Cribbin says: Sep 24, 2010 6:36 PM

    In Shanahan I trust. HTTR.

  33. spar says: Sep 24, 2010 7:02 PM

    This is not rocket science.
    Shanahan doesn’t want Haynesworth and will get rid of him as soon as he can. He knows that as injuries occur to other teams during the season, somebody – most likely a desperate playoff contender – will eventually call.
    For his part, Snyder is willing to let Shanahan deal Haynesworth, but since he has already spent tons he wants to get something in return, which means not reducing that value further by letitng him getting hurt. So, Shanahan has to pretend he’s hurt or not in the “game plan.”

  34. Skins1970 says: Sep 24, 2010 11:16 PM

    The drama with Albert Haynesworth is over it’s time for the media to stop talking about it. They are obsessed with a non story.

  35. KingBat says: Sep 25, 2010 7:24 AM

    some of us are in the dc area but just choose to have other teams as fans. albert is a good defensive lineman, he doesnt fit in a 3-4. That may be the case, but regardless if he wants to play you will see a beast on the field. Im not going to say he doesnt take plays off but he is a disruptive force and he may have been enough to win that game the redskins lost against the texans on that drive the tied the game that they didnt get pressure on schaub. and to add, why switch to a 3-4? is shanny feeling some kind of way that denver switched to a 3-4 and people said the team was better after he left?

  36. CH³NO² says: Sep 25, 2010 2:26 PM

    “The drama with Albert Haynesworth is over it’s time for the media to stop talking about it. They are obsessed with a non story.”
    How is a guy who cashed a 21 mil check back in April NOT PLAYING a non story?

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