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Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

Posted on: July 30, 2010 11:55 am
Edited on: July 30, 2010 12:02 pm
Albert Haynesworth failed his second conditioning test on Friday morning -- after failing a test on Thursday as well -- and is quickly becoming the biggest NFL training camp storyline . (Brett Favre is likely not pleased.)

Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan had some pointed comments on Thursday night , but he wasn't alone. Haynesworth told NBC4 in DC , "I'm tired of this B.S., I just want to get on the field and play football."

The good (?) news for Haynesworth is that he'll get a THIRD shot to pass the test on Saturday, according to Jason Reid of the Washington Post .

Reid also notes two more things of interest: 1) Haynesworth must complete two 300-yard shuttle runs, according to sources, in under 71 seconds and 2) some players have "privately expressed concern" that Shanahan is simply trying to make an example out of Haynesworth.

If that's the case, it's certainly working.

Update (11:58): Washington made strength and conditioning coach Ray Wright available to the media. He confirmed that the test is indeed two 300-yard shuttle runs. The first must be completed in 70 seconds or less, and is followed by a two minute break, with a second 300-yard run that must be completed in 70-73 seconds. He also added, according to the WaPo 's Rick Maese on Twitter , that, "I expect him to pass it soon."

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Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2010 10:16 pm

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

my high school football team has harder requirements for the SAME test.....

Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2010 8:30 pm

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

oh spare me, the coach says you run, you run. If you can't run then you don't play. He needs to see what he's dealing with. This guy has no commitment.  Personally, I wish he'd catch up with Jarmacus Russell and complain about the weather. I can't stand players who get the bucks then feal like they can skate.. this guy has won NOTHING!

Washington is responsible for this "fiasco"?

Get a life moron..

Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2010 7:03 pm

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

Did Haynesworth do anything last year?  After receiving his lucrative contract last year, his career was finished, he quit.  Just my opinion

Since: Jul 29, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2010 6:41 pm

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

I got 21 million reason's that fitness test isn't BS!

Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2010 6:25 pm

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

**** you and your anti american comment

Since: Jul 31, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2010 4:17 pm

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

you're an idiot- would dungi of won without peyton, belichek without brady???  Shanahan made 1,000 yrd rushers out of his average backs in his offense.  If your gonna post something, sound smart like you at least half know what you are talking about.  Haynesworth is a great player but is no more special than the guy next to him that has to take this test.  Its a team game not individual.  Whats next, are you gonna back up T.O.?  Get in shape you fat bastard!

Since: Jan 21, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2010 4:02 pm

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

Waahhh.....I should not have to earn the millions of dollars they pay me........waaaaah, I tired of them expecting me to be a team player and not the selfish, self absorbed baby I want to be! Its guys like this that give athletes a bad name. I say send him home, take all that money back and let him go earn a living and see what it is like to EARN a paycheck. This clown would struggle to produce at Burger King.

I'm not suprised by this behavior in the least bit. Sports is completely bankrupt when it comes to teams and players being accountable and actually earning this money. The fact they play a game and earn ubsurd amounts of money is a privledge that most of these guys take for granted. The fact they allow the pioneers of the game struggle with no money or health care while they earn millions only shows the self centered nature of todays athletes.

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2010 3:43 pm

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

ganjamancer i am disgusted with you! I am a die hard raider fan and hate shannahan more than most. But i can respect what he has done as a coach. Hell i would even take him as the raiders coach. Would have been better than most of the hack coaches we have had over thelast 7 years. You gonna try and tell me that no raider fan can have anything good to say about shannahan?
And for him to hold that big baby haynsworth to the same standards as the rest of his team is the right thing to do. Haynsworth can cruy his azz out of the nfl for all i care. He is one player i wouldn't want in oakland dominant or not.

Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2010 2:37 pm

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

He took the big money knowing he did not like the 3 - 4, and he was told he could go to another team.  You knowingly take the money you play where they put you on the D-line.  I think there is more to this story than the average person is aware.  He missed the off-season workouts and could not be observed like the players who attended.  It may be a little extreme.  How does this comepare to the one the rookie (Cody from Alabama) for the Baltimore Ravens had to pass?  That young man is huge (354 lbs) and he passed it on the 2nd try. 
He left the Titans for the money and, then, he took the big bonus money from the Redskins.  Personally, I don't think he was worth all that money and, apparently, neither does Shanahan.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2010 2:15 pm

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

I couldnt argee more with your view on how Shanahan is conducting this whole process.  The right thing to do would have been to approach your Highest paid player and explain to him how you plan on fitting him in to your 3-4 scheme.  Try to convince him to bye into it for a season and well go from there.  To publicly lambaste the guy right from the get go is just Shannahan demonstrating a Nepolian complex.  But Albert is handling this situation totally wrong as well.  You dont sign a contract like that and not show up.  Its fine to be upset about where the D is going even publicly.  But you have to show up after signing a deal like that and under achieving your first year of that contract.  The funny thing is I thought the redskins ownership was finally starting to get it but now I see they still dont have a clue.  How to you let this happen.  First you go out and give the most lucritive deffensive contract in history than you hire a coach and let him install a Deffense that goes totally against that sighning.  Whay to go again Danny, 

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