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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: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2010 1:29 pm

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

Haynesworth is in no way right in this sutuation.  The Redskins told him when Shanahan took over that they would outright release him, and he can sign with any other team he wishes.  Or he can take the 21 million, shut his mouth, and play football the way the Redskins want him to play football.  He decided to take the 21 million, and then not hold up his end of the bargain.  Which was just to get in shape and play football.  Shanahan is old school, and he is letting his players know that it is his team, and his rules.  I say good for him.

Since: Jul 31, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2010 12:41 pm

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

To Not Like Mike Shann is quite ok but the name calling of him is immature and far from fair! In footnall whether you are a high school , college or professional millionaire, you need discipline and unity! If you don't want that, then you should not have cashed that check for $21 million and then change your mind. He had all this planned out!  I like The KC Chiefs and Fans  there and But the notion that Mike S would not have won any Super Bowls without Elway is nonsense! It had taken other drafts and trades to help Elway because Elway could not do it by himself. The other thing about Haynesworth is he is not T.O (Terrell Owens), He does not have the discipline to work out on his own and be in great shape or will even attempt to try be in that catagory of working out. It is sad to say this but
Haynesworth will probably fake an injury around the second or third game of the season to retaliate and then this will cause problems with the teammates and probably divide up players with mix feelings and he will be benched until further notice. In the future all comments should be thought out before allowing your emotions to get the best of you. I know how many feel when they read this crap about players, but lets be more professional about coaches and the players. There was already expectations set and Haynesworth new it when he cashed that $21 Million check.

Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2010 12:22 pm

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

Well I've never player pro, college, or high school football but I'll bet my bottom dollar that even at my ancient age I can run, skip, jog, sprint, crawl or jump rope 300 yards in 71 seconds.  And if you put $21 mil at the finish line I bet I can do it in under a minute.  I don't understand how some people think he is right in all this just because of the terms he originally singed for.  He cashed that big $21mil check THIS YEAR, AFTER his meeting with the coach, he knew what position he was going to play and STILL CASHED THE CHECK.  Either PLAY or PAY BACK the money and retire so we don't have to listen to your fat a$$ any more.

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2010 12:16 pm

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

put some McDonalds at the end of the 300 yards and watch this big boy go. Nice Free agent signing by dan (steinbrenner wannabe) synder.  Keep trying with all these free agents--you might break the 500 mark one of these seasons.  too bad the bungles beat you to the T Owens punch

Since: Aug 15, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2010 12:10 pm

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

My question is this, have the other defensive and offensive linemen taken this same test?  And, did they all pass?  If so, why is it BS for Haynesworth to do it?  However, if the other hogs haven't had to take the test at some point either in OTA's or now, he shouldn't have to take it.  I love Shannahan as a coach and love the old school, discipline and personal accountability he brings to the organization, but I think there needs to be more information put out before people jump on his case about punishing a player, which he can do, he is the head coach.  All I know for sure is that if an organization wanted to give me $100 million and told me that my pay depended on my fitness, you better believe I'd be out there blowing everyone on the field out of the water during that PT test.

Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2010 11:26 am

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

He's got to run for $100 million dollars? Man, that's tough. There are people out there that will eat hissing cock roaches for hundreds of dollars. Keep running fat boy!

Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2010 11:12 am

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

Your argument makes sense IF Haynesworthhad not taken the 21 mil bonus this year.  He could have said no and been a free agent.  Once he took the money he committed himself to do what the team needs from him.

Since: Jul 5, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2010 11:11 am

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

My one legged, twinkie whorking, cigarette smoking, athritic grandmother could run 330 yds in 70 seconds.

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2010 10:53 am

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

Because of Shanahan's coaching, Denver won some Superbowls under his tutelidge.  Teams with pushover coaches go nowhere, no matter the talent.  I applaud a coach that makes an example out of a player that tried to use his "star power" to make an example out of the team by not attending OTAs and offseason workouts because he's unhappy.  If you take a $21 million bonus, you need to suck it up and play.  Don't whine and pout.  Haynesworth is a grown man getting paid to do a job.  Either do the job the way your boss want you to, or go home.  If there were more coaches like Shanahan, we would be watching a better quality product throughout the league. 

Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2010 10:36 am

Haynesworth: 'I'm tired of this BS'

Albert Haynesworth is just another 12 cheeseburger eatin', no deodorant wearin', fat, stupid moron. I hope the Washington Redskins make an example of him in whatever manner they can when they can! As for Mike Shanahan... while I'm certainly not a Redskin fan I am a football fan for life and I get sick to death of the entitlement attitude some of these players develop after signing their Home Run contract of their lifetimes. As a Dallas Cowboys fan... see Roy Williams! Better yet... see newly crowned Cinncinati Bengals Wide Reciver Terrell Owens a.k.a. the ultimate locker room cancer!

I hope the redskins cut Haynesworth and then go about trying to recover a part or all of the last rosetr bonus he just received. Couldn't happen to a nicer twinkie! 

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