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Jim Washburn says Albert Haynesworth is “finished”

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Nobody loves Albert Haynesworth like Jim Washburn loves Haynesworth.

But that doesn’t mean the Eagles defensive line coach is bringing his former pupil to Philadelphia.

“He calls me every night and says, ‘Hey, Wash, it’s your big black son’,” Washburn told reporters this morning. “I think he’s finished. His back’s degenerative.”

The Eagles could ostensibly use someone at defensive tackle, with Mike Patterson on the shelf for at least “a couple months,” but Haynesworth’s apparently not in the plan. He’s been unemployed since the Buccaneers cut him in February.

Washburn coached Haynesworth during his best years in Tennessee (two Pro Bowls), and while many have no time for him, Washburn has a different view he joked that Haynesworth helped pave his driveway, by playing well enough that Washburn earned a raise.

“Everybody hated him, but I liked him,” Washburn said. “He’s one of my favorite guys.”

That may call Washburn’s skills as a judge of character into question, but hey, he got a driveway out of the deal.

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15 Responses to “Jim Washburn says Albert Haynesworth is “finished””
  1. greasybeerfart says: Jul 24, 2012 11:28 AM

    Almost feel bad for him because he had every opportunity to succeed and chose not to, he also quit on his team. No one to blame but himself.

  2. dccowboy says: Jul 24, 2012 11:37 AM

    Guess he’ll just have to console himself with that 30-40 million ‘The Danny’ gave him.

  3. rickastleydancemoves says: Jul 24, 2012 11:42 AM

    It’s crazy how Haynesworth was the most dominant defensive tackle for 2 seasons, and then just disappeared off the face of the planet.

  4. dezmick says: Jul 24, 2012 11:42 AM

    haynesworth was finished when he cashed the first check from Dan Snyder. Dude hasn’t really played with any effectiveness since.

  5. granadafan says: Jul 24, 2012 11:49 AM

    That video of him laying on the ground while the play continued around him against the Eagles says it all about Haynesworth. I’m sure the Eagles players would be just thrilled to have a fat lazy slob like Haynesworth on their team.

  6. 1oldpro says: Jul 24, 2012 11:50 AM

    And Matt Schaub breathes a huge sigh of relief!

  7. mindcrime401 says: Jul 24, 2012 11:52 AM

    Thanks Coach Washburn, but the rest of us already knew Haynesworthless was done awhile ago.

  8. dbarnes79 says: Jul 24, 2012 12:10 PM

    Should have stayed with the Titans.

  9. brassknuckles47 says: Jul 24, 2012 12:20 PM

    Maybe Albert can find a job paving driveways.

  10. lunarpie says: Jul 24, 2012 12:27 PM

    If Albert Haynesworth wasn’t a millionaire NFL DT, he would’ve been in prison by now. He should be grateful for he has and retire with a speech apologizing to the fans and the owners he screwed over with the last 5 years of his career. Good riddance to bad rubish!

  11. rajbais says: Jul 24, 2012 12:38 PM

    Thank God!!!

    Washburn has put some sense into people who were stupid enough to fall for Fat Albert!!!

  12. noisenotmusic says: Jul 24, 2012 12:48 PM

    Even speaking as a Bucs fan you know your career is done when even the Bucs cut you.

  13. tx526 says: Jul 24, 2012 1:02 PM

    Matt Schaub is jumping for joy on his injured foot.

  14. bigjd says: Jul 24, 2012 2:12 PM

    Once he signed with the Bucs, they never won another game.

  15. harbourimages says: Jul 24, 2012 2:32 PM

    Fat Albert was though before he ever joined the Skins. What a wasted tub of lard and money….

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