In one unforgettable image, Albert Haynesworth neatly distilled everything wrong with his tenure in Washington.
On a third quarter play, Haynesworth fell down and didn’t bother to get back up. Michael Vick wound up finding Jason Avant for a touchdown after getting a ton of time to throw.
If you missed it, check out this GIF courtesy of Jon Bois of SB Nation.
Jon Gruden said it was a moment you don’t want to put on film for other coaches to see, much less national highlight reels. Haynesworth’s lethargy — perhaps due to a lack of cardiovascular endurance — directly impacted the play. If Haynesworth got up, Andre Carter would have got a clear shot at Vick instead of being blocked.
We would suggest the Redskins put the image on the front of their pricey tickets next season, but football’s most expensive backup defensive tackle surely won’t be on the team.