Report: Redskins still want to trade Haynesworth

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan hasn’t backed away from his emphatic statement that defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth will not be traded. But reports keep surfacing that the Redskins want to trade him.

The latest report comes from Jason Reid of the Washington Post, who writes, citing “people with knowledge of the situation,” that the Redskins still would prefer to trade Haynesworth before the season.

If Haynesworth doesn’t get traded he’s going to be behind his teammates in learning the new defense. Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett says Haynesworth has already missed a lot of valuable time in the offseason program.

“When I first got here, we met on a daily basis with the players, we did walk-throughs three times a week with the players . . . so it was a process,” Haslett said. “And it wasn’t you walk in and one day you know [everything]. It was probably a two-month process just to get ’em lined up right. . . .

“So to walk in off the street and to think you’re going to know . . . this is one of these defenses that you just don’t walk in and think you’re going to learn right away. It’s not that easy.”

Haslett says of Haynesworth’s decision to skip voluntary workouts, “It’s not right, it’s just the way it is.”

40 responses to “Report: Redskins still want to trade Haynesworth

  1. How can Haslett say skipping voluntary workouts in not right?
    I did not work on Saturday and my boss did not tell me thats not right. Then again if it was a condition of employment I would have showed.
    Why not just use contracts incentives to require them to show up whenever you want?

  2. Too much contract
    Poor skill set for the new position.
    No motivation.
    No trade.
    They will either eat that contract, or cut him.

  3. All that money Haynesworth is getting paid. For as long as I have had a job anywhere going back to my teenage years, when my boss told me to do something I just did it.
    I am the third oldest of twelve children and that rule went without question when I was growing up. My mom or dad told any of us kids to do something and we just did it. And God help us if we complained and either of my folks heard it or stalled around getting to the task we were told to do. My parents did not suffer fools lightly. Still don’t. And I have three kids of my own now.
    I spent four years in the Army as a paratrooper and infantry medic from 1974-78. Talk about doing what you were told and doing it immediately! Well, just try the military. Any veterans here? If there are then you will certainly remember when your drill instructor or drill sergeant was second only to God. It wasn’t until I was in basic training at Ft. Dix, New Jersey that I appreciated how my parents raised my siblings and me.
    So, Albert, get off your butt and wake up to the fact that this is the new direction the Skin’s D is taking whether-or-not you like it or don’t. You’re being paid an ungodly amount of money, and for want of a better phrase: Get out there and do what you’re told to do by the people who are paying you a fortune to do it.

  4. When the Skins lower their asking prce, it’ll get done. If they weren’t so stubborn, it would have been done before Draft day. Now, they’ll get even less then they would have then.

  5. I like Jason Reid but, this is shameful. Is this what passes for journalism in todays society? The reporting and constant flow of headlines regarding Haynesworth has consisted for well over a month of reporters (the worst culprit being Reid) fanning the flames of this story by asking questions with no journelistic integrity.
    note*Just because you ask a question does not turn the response into news.
    If you ask anyone paid by the Redskins if they feel the only guy not at volentary workouts is missing anything and they say anything other yes then they immediately devalue what they are doing by being there.
    Every day Jason Reid finds a new Redskins employee to ask about Haynesworth, puts it up with a headline and calls that being a Redskins insider.
    Stop trying to make the news, Jason. A real insider would report on whats happening. Not fanning the flames at Redskins Park on what he thinks will allow him to put AH on his headline.

  6. Ken West says:
    May 24, 2010 8:47 AM
    How can Haslett say skipping voluntary workouts in not right?
    I did not work on Saturday and my boss did not tell me thats not right. Then again if it was a condition of employment I would have showed.
    Why not just use contracts incentives to require them to show up whenever you want?
    No one else had a problem with showing up. Why couldn’t he?

  7. I swear I get Deja Vu more and more. Seems like every time I come to this site I read the SAME STORY EVERY FEW DAYS. Usually with just a few words mixed around, and maybe some bad attempts at humor…

  8. “people with knowledge of the situation”, eh? Is that anything like anonymous “league sources” or people “close to the player”?
    LOL, “journalists”.

  9. “When I first got here, we met on a daily basis with the players, we did walk-throughs three times a week with the players . . . so it was a process”
    =============
    So wait, is Haslett saying the Redskins have been having OTA’s (Organized Team Activities) involving coaching and training of players DAILY since January 13th? Is that allowed under the CBA?
    Is there nothing that the Commissioner will not allow the Redskins to do, tamper with contracts, ignore the CBA OTA restrictions?

  10. Hey Ken West, if you are being paid $100 million dollars for having your fat ass show up and play football, it is not unreasonable to expect you to show some appreciation for your position, i.e., job, and show up to practice.

  11. Maybe you can put fat Albert an Jamarcuss Russell together and have a hotdog eating contest

  12. Like Edgerrin James said, “I’m not the smartest man in the world, but I know what ‘voluntary’ means”.
    Fat Albert should be there, but he has the right not to be.

  13. I dont know why this is news worthy..
    everything bad that people said before the redskins made this deal still holds true..
    The skins made a bad move and now are stuck with it.
    I think its great.. its like every team in the league tried to tell you..
    they didnt even have competition enough to get Fat Albert and give him that deal.
    i just hope he doesnt end up in Chicago.

  14. I hope we get more stories on this subject, I for one sure am interested in hearing more to validate my opinion of Albert Haynesworth’s work ethic and unselfish attitude towards the team………
    They are who we thought they were……….
    Pay him $21 million up front, then ask him to come to work…..that happen at your job?check first, work later???

  15. let’s forget about fat albert!!!
    why change from the 4-3 if (1) your defense played very well last year and (2) your personnel fits the 4-3? it just seems to me that the coaches need to be changed and not the defensive scheme. a good coach will adapt to the personnel and at this point, it doesn’t seem that the coaches can adapt!

  16. this just in. He got all of you to comment on this. I would not doubt it if MDS does not keep posting stuff on AH. He gets all of us to comment on it. MDS really needs to find a new story to run into the ground and then keep running it until absolutely no one wants to read his rhetoric.

  17. Here are other articles PFT could milk from this story.
    Report: Redskins should have never signed “Fat” Albert Haynesworth.
    Report: Dan Snyder overspends on underproductive Free Agents.
    Report: Shanahan told Snyder “Why the hell did you spend that much on an aging DT with character issues?”

  18. if your boss told to come in on your day off to do work but he’s not going to pay you and it’s voluntary to come in would you go HELL to the NO!!

  19. seriously…who cares about fat albert? does it really matter? they are going to finish last again with no shot at the playoffs….we know that is a given with this joke of an org. LMFAO.

  20. rjgreen3 says:
    May 24, 2010 10:25 AM
    let’s forget about fat albert!!!
    why change from the 4-3 if (1) your defense played very well last year and (2) your personnel fits the 4-3? it just seems to me that the coaches need to be changed and not the defensive scheme. a good coach will adapt to the personnel and at this point, it doesn’t seem that the coaches can adapt!
    ——————————-
    waaaaaay off on this one,you say forget haynesworth but he is the only player that doesnt want to go with the flow,the other players are making the switch and doing work,the same thing was said last year in denver,then nolan took a 28 rank def and turned them into a 7th ranked def,they only had 4-3 personel[thats what everybody said that is]

  21. boy troll sure does love to talk about the Redskins – It’s a shame he doesn’t have a team to route for.

  22. “people with knowledge of the situation,”
    well that leaves out PFT.

  23. @ David56 … I just got fired from falling aleep at work when I read your post.. knowone cares about your life…

  24. “It was probably a two-month process just to get ’em lined up right”…uhmmmm wtf??? This isn’t pop warner. Are you kidding me?

  25. Having been a jock in high school and college, I know from sad experience that physical conditioning under the watchful eye of a coach, who must count on you to perform every week, is far superior to any do-it-yourself “training” with someone you have paid to watch you sweat.
    Leaving out the issue of whether or not his appearance at Redskin Park is technically required or legal, I’ll be willing to bet he will not show up in the physical condition that he has promised – – indeed, if he did make any promise or suggestion that he would report in shape and be ready to practice.
    I’m also willing to place a small bet that he will attempt to wiggle out of the two-a-day practices in training camp because of some imagined injury, when the real reason will be because he will be woefully out of shape.

  26. Hey Fat Albert! You wanna play 3-4?
    Come on down to New Orleans big boy… GW’ll fix that attitude of yours and ‘fit’ yer tremendously fat ass in the NT position till you beg for more…!
    Play ball or retire, period.
    PA

  27. When you cash your check for all that money it is no longer voluntary. There is a new coach and staff not to mention the rest of the team. He is fat and lazy and wants to get paid for doing nothing. So typical. I wish they would not trade him. Make his fat ass practice all week then let him ride the bench during the game. He should be embarrassed the way he is acting. Big fat lazy slob.

  28. Of course they do
    They know that the minute they start losing, Albert will go nuts and make it MORE known that he wants out
    Hell, they could be winning and he will still want it known that he wants out due to him not getting stats as the NT in the 3-4

  29. @skinsfan20657
    You “root” for your favorite team. The “route” is path to the game. As for boysroll, he has the all-time leader in winning percentage to “root” for.

  30. Okay, okay,okay……. here’s how this can be settled once and for all: trade Albert to the Atlanta Falcons! Here are our trade terms, “our” meaning I have GM Thomas Dimitroff and coach Mike Smith in my pocket: Albert in exchange for DE Jamaal Anderson (never mind the bust label as #8 overall in 2007), big athletic 325 lb. DT Trey Lewis (never mind the 2 knee surgeries and inability to surpass journeyman Thomas Johnson), and a future 3rd round pick & conditional late round pick in 2011.
    Shanahan babe, have your people call my people and we’ll get the party started.

  31. I can see Haynesworth’s point. I’m a derivatives trader who used to make 3o million dollars a year. Last year, when I was working at Lehman, my boss wanted me to stay late one Friday evening to go over some paperwork. I promptly told him that staying after work was “voluntary” according to my contract, and I didn’t want to trade derivatives in his new system anyway. Needless to say, I managed to land on my feet! I now make more than double that over at Goldman!

  32. Let’s get past the media side show, Haynesworth has every right not to be at these voluntary mini camps. The majority of fans and most of all Redskin players realize that after 4-12 and a new Coach we all would be there mandatory or not, having said that we need to be wait and see if Albert is in shape and ready to follow the new regime when he comes to the first mandatory camp. My opinion is they won’t get proper value by trading him and they better work on finding common ground for the sake of the team, I said common ground I did’nt say let him do whatever he wants. If he produces you have what Dan paid for, if he does’nt sit his – – – on the bench and let him reap what he’s sown,hopefully he will be ready to play football !!!

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