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Brian Orakpo: This year we won’t have that Albert Haynesworth nonsense

Brian Orakpo, Ahmad Bradshaw AP

A year ago, the dominant story coming out of Redskins camp was the constant feuding between coach Mike Shanahan and defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who failed repeated attempts to pass Shanahan’s mandatory conditioning test.

This year, Haynesworth’s teammate Brian Orakpo says that won’t be an issue.

“This year, we’re not going through all that Albert nonsense,” Orakpo said, via Ryan O’Halloran of CSNwashington.com. “I don’t want to discuss it. I love Albert to death, wish him the best. If he’s here, there’s a role; if he’s not, we have to move on and forget about the saga with Albert, [Donovan] McNabb, you name it. We just have to start winning ballgames and forget about all the drama we go through each and every year.”

At the moment, however, it appears that Haynesworth will be with the Redskins in camp. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan wants to hold on to Haynesworth until the Redskins get what they want in a trade, and that could be a while.

Orakpo hopes that doesn’t mean another year of distractions.

“It wears you down; we try to say it don’t,” Orakpo said. “We want to focus on the team. I thought last year and the previous year, we talked too much about individuals that were having problems with the organization instead of trying to go out there and perform well. We need to forget about the nonsense and negativity.”

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40 Responses to “Brian Orakpo: This year we won’t have that Albert Haynesworth nonsense”
  1. slugdc says: Jul 26, 2011 3:44 PM

    Orakpo certainly has the right attitude. He’s a guy on the Redskins that’s easy to like. Great talent, personality, and a good head on his shoulders.

  2. citiciti says: Jul 26, 2011 3:45 PM

    Farve says:PLEASE PLEASE talk about ME!!!!

  3. axespray says: Jul 26, 2011 3:45 PM

    Pittsburgh should try and trade James Harrison for Brian Orakpo….
    get a talented young OLB/DE …idk, blah.

  4. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 26, 2011 3:45 PM

    I’m a Giants fan and even I think Washington’s on their way up.

  5. seabreezes51 says: Jul 26, 2011 3:45 PM

    Attaboy, Shanny, maximum damage before you release him :)

  6. killxswitch says: Jul 26, 2011 3:45 PM

    Kudos to Orakpo for showing leadership and trying to make that silly organization look more like a football team and less like a circus. I wish someone else had drafted him.

  7. daburgher says: Jul 26, 2011 3:46 PM

    wherever Fat Albert is there will be nonsense… I hope he is released and no one signs him.. he definitely isnt worth it.. i wouldnt trade a 4 pack of minis from BK for this bum

  8. everydayimfumbilin says: Jul 26, 2011 3:47 PM

    You will have dan snyder thought

  9. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 26, 2011 3:49 PM

    Shanahan needs to get it through his thick skull that nobody’s going to trade for Haynesworth. Cut your loses and Cut the distractions.

  10. phillychzstk2012 says: Jul 26, 2011 3:50 PM

    simple solution. swallow your pride Shanny and release him. Yes he’ll end up with the Eagles and dominate your team for years to come, but really..thats gonna happen anyways

  11. phinheads says: Jul 26, 2011 3:52 PM

    Now who the hell is going trade for Albert?Seriously.

  12. shamburg says: Jul 26, 2011 3:52 PM

    I was hoping the headline meant Haynesworth was getting cut and was going to fall into the Eagles lap.

  13. Mitch Rogers says: Jul 26, 2011 3:53 PM

    Don’t allow that waste of space to enter the confines of the Ashburn training facility. The Redskins are the 4th most profitable franchise in sports… cut your losses and move on… Is it really worth potentially getting a 4th or 5th round pick in a month to have that ass take the morale of your team down. Honestly Shanahan I thought you had more sense than that.. get over yourself and help out the team!

  14. 808raiderinparadise says: Jul 26, 2011 3:55 PM

    What about the McNabb nonsense?
    Shannahan family nonsense?
    Jon Beck is the future nonsense?
    Portis press conference nonsense?
    bottom of division nonsesne?
    overpaying FA’s so they can;t ever win nonsense?

    Well at least you checked one off the list.

  15. drop703 says: Jul 26, 2011 3:55 PM

    I hope you’re right Brian! Trade Haynesworth for Orton! (Very Wishful Thinking:))

  16. FinFan68 says: Jul 26, 2011 3:56 PM

    If ever a player deserved to be cut and then blackballed by the rest of the league, it is Haynesworth. I don’t like the nonsense that some of these players get away with but I really cannot stand this idiot. Kudos to Orakpo. Hopefully the rest of the Redskins follow suit.

  17. eagleempire says: Jul 26, 2011 3:56 PM

    Tear ‘em down again Big Al, Tear ‘em down again!!!

  18. nyctexan says: Jul 26, 2011 3:56 PM

    Orakapo-phobia is the man. Hook ‘em.

  19. p01ntman says: Jul 26, 2011 3:57 PM

    Dear Mr. Snyder,

    We know you want a new stadium. How about you move your self and the Red Skins to L.A. So we can start a new team here in Washington D.C.

    Sincerely, Broken fan.

  20. flsnupe says: Jul 26, 2011 4:02 PM

    shamburg says:
    Jul 26, 2011 3:52 PM
    I was hoping the headline meant Haynesworth was getting cut and was going to fall into the Eagles lap.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Be careful what you ask for, you just may get it.

  21. zeussuperman says: Jul 26, 2011 4:03 PM

    Albert Haynesworth is going to be a real two-way player for the Philadelphia Eagles.

    First, he’s going to destroy the morale and cohesiveness of the Redskins, then jump ship to work with Jim Wasbhurn and destroy “Future HoF Quarterback” John Beck twice this season.

  22. adamc0nley says: Jul 26, 2011 4:05 PM

    Way to go Brian.

    A young, talented player in the redskins organization actually taking a LEADERSHIP role?? Who’da thunk it?

  23. theblowtorchreview says: Jul 26, 2011 4:08 PM

    Rak, you’re a little confused. He is still on the team and all indications are he will be on the team. So in fact YOU WILL have all the HaynesWorthless distractions again.

    Hell, he even had his sex assault case moved to right in the middle of training camp. How’s that for a distraction?

  24. nard100 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:09 PM

    Oh Orakapo, if only you could make problems go away by wishing and tough talk. Neither Shanny or his worshipfulness, Dan Snyder iare not going to cut him for no compensation so yes, he is going to be a problem this year. LOL

  25. beastofeden says: Jul 26, 2011 4:11 PM

    Without Albert Haynesworth, Brian Orakpo looked insanely over matched. Look at the stats: When Albert played, Orakpo had sacks, when Albert didn’t play Orakpo was no where to be seen

  26. djax10isthebomb says: Jul 26, 2011 4:14 PM

    I bet no one has written this original masterpiece of a comment yet:

    Farve says:PLEASE PLEASE talk about ME!!!!

    Oh, its been said in every article on PFT today? Weird….

  27. FinFan68 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:14 PM

    shamburg says:
    Jul 26, 2011 3:52 PM
    I was hoping the headline meant Haynesworth was getting cut and was going to fall into the Eagles lap.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Really? Haynesworth is a guy you would want around guys like MeSean Jackson or Mike Vick? That is just asking for trouble.

  28. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Jul 26, 2011 4:15 PM

    Ah.. young, naive Brian, hasn’t figured out how crazy the Redskin front office is yet.

  29. cowboysfan18 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:16 PM

    I wish the Cowboys could have picked him, good player and a class act.

  30. jbcommonsense says: Jul 26, 2011 4:22 PM

    I agree with drop703 “Trade Haynesworth for Orton!”

  31. polishrod says: Jul 26, 2011 4:23 PM

    flsnupe says:Jul 26, 2011 4:02 PM

    shamburg says:
    Jul 26, 2011 3:52 PM
    I was hoping the headline meant Haynesworth was getting cut and was going to fall into the Eagles lap.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Be careful what you ask for, you just may get it.

    —————————

    Like last year, when we asked for someone to over-pay for McNabb.

  32. polishrod says: Jul 26, 2011 4:28 PM

    FinFan68 says:Jul 26, 2011 4:14 PM

    shamburg says:
    Jul 26, 2011 3:52 PM
    I was hoping the headline meant Haynesworth was getting cut and was going to fall into the Eagles lap.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Really? Haynesworth is a guy you would want around guys like MeSean Jackson or Mike Vick? That is just asking for trouble.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Whats wrong with D-Jax? The guy likes to celebrate on the field, but doesnt talk trash and he doesnt get into any trouble off the field.

    It’s like anyone with personality in the NFL is a trouble-maker.

    Or perhaps, it’s just maddening to watch a guy who weighs 165lbs torch your team over and over.

  33. theblowtorchreview says: Jul 26, 2011 4:31 PM

    “Look at the stats: When Albert played, Orakpo had sacks, when Albert didn’t play Orakpo was no where to be seen”

    =================================

    Hahaha….when did he play? I think he was on the field for 11 downs the entire year. He was either hurt, sick, or suspended for the rest.

  34. toiletking says: Jul 26, 2011 4:31 PM

    Haynesworth will have more sacks as an eagle in his first game against the redskins than he did in his whole time in dc.

    God wants Snyder to suffer, and rightfully so.

  35. tombradyswig says: Jul 26, 2011 4:52 PM

    uhhhh, Brian,
    Albert is still on the roster buddy!

    I’d say he’s still a problem!!

    PS – Shannarat SUX!!

  36. melonnhead says: Jul 26, 2011 4:52 PM

    I wish the Cowboys could have picked him, good player and a class act.

    ————————————————————

    He’d be a good backup to Jay Ratliff. Naw just kidding, Andre Gurode would start serving him pancakes in the parking lot instead of just on the football field.

  37. melonnhead says: Jul 26, 2011 4:58 PM

    Whats wrong with D-Jax? The guy likes to celebrate on the field, but doesnt talk trash and he doesnt get into any trouble off the field.

    ————————————————————

    Jackson doesn’t talk trash? haha good one! As far as not getting into trouble off the field is concerned, you’d like to keep it that way, right? Then you don’t want Haynesworth. When Haynesworth makes a fuss he wants teammates with him and I’m not sure Jackson is smart enough to resist, given his contract situation. On a team that still has a gaping hole as far as leadership is concerned it’s just asking for trouble.

  38. eagleempire says: Jul 26, 2011 5:05 PM

    FinFan68 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:14 PM ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Really? Haynesworth is a guy you would want around guys like MeSean Jackson or Mike Vick? That is just asking for trouble.

    Since when does Desean Jackson get confused with Keyshawn Johnson??? The guy has played on a minimal contract and done nothing but electrify the league! Can’t you come up with something original? How bout you don’t worry about the Eagles, who by the way will have ANOTHER home game in Miami this season, like we did in 2004.

  39. mogogo1 says: Jul 26, 2011 5:06 PM

    Now if they only had a QB and Kyle Shanahan didn’t act like a 10-year-old.

  40. boyshole25 says: Jul 27, 2011 6:21 PM

    i love how eagles and cowboy fans constantly read skins articles to knock them. Always the same comments too. Follow your own teams.
    love,
    redskin nation

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