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Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

Posted on: July 30, 2010 2:19 pm
So Albert Haynesworth is "tired of this B.S.," is that right? I guarantee you that he's not alone. Mike Shanahan is tired, too.

Which is why this B.S. is happening -- only it's not B.S. for the man in charge. When Haynesworth boycotted spring workouts and let it be known he wasn't happy playing tackle in Jim Haslett's 3-4 defense he basically called out Shanahan, with the head coach challenged to respond. Shanahan's response was no response, which was his way of telling the former All-Pro not to take him on and that he, not Haynesworth, had the juice.

But it's one thing to have it. It's another to exercise it, and Shanahan is using it now to make an example of Haynesworth. The message is loud and clear: Don't try to embarrass me or challenge me because I will bury you. If players didn't know it before they do now, with the message reinforced every day that teammates watch Haynesworth struggle to make it on the field. 

I'll be honest: Albert Haynesworth is an example that Shanahan must make. This is all about discipline and demonstrating who's running the store, and I can tell you this: It's not Albert Haynesworth. One way or another he was going to discover that, and he's finding out the hard way. 
Category: NFL

Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2010 11:32 am

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

to me,,this is very funny to me,,u guys give him a raise after this year,,another 48 million,,he might play 5 games this year,,he;s to fat to play anymore,,,how bout them cowboys

Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2010 9:55 am

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

ITS about football guys.Albert doesn't have the drive anymore.He can't push himself enough to get in football shape.Anyone can lose weight quick.But his will is lacking.Yes,money that he has made because of his talent has been the main reason.He has nothing to play for anymore.He cant possibly make more money .Chances of the redskins making it to the super bowl are not very good.AL is not a dumb a##.
  There was a day when AL would run threw walls to win a football game.Play when he was hurt,and tired.Would leave  it all on the field ,in practice and game.Since the signing,AL has done some growing up,and that is what bothers most of us.He understands,he has to protect himself now. Make desisions that are best for him,limit his time at practice  ("PRACTICE ,WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PRACTICE") thanks alot iverson.
  Nfl football is changing fast ,salary's are so high that some team will protect players and not let them play,put them on the PUP list for any reason.They have to limit there chances of injury.Injury is the key.John madden made a comment years ago, bruce smith was on the sideline resting when ,the other team was about to score late in the game to win.Football has change alot.Most players will go out of bounds ,recievers will get down quick,after a catch.
   Al is just one of a many of players that do this.I dont like it.but thats the way it is.

Since: Jul 11, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2010 8:59 am

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

Reason Fat Al doesn't like the 3-4 vs. the 4-3 cause in the 3-4, he would have to learn the new system and that would inquire reading. Fat Al likes his comfort zone and it inconvenience him when he has to step outside of his comfort zone. That in itself said right there that....Fat Al is a lazy, check collecting, me me mentality w/shiz load of twinkies on top one track mind who doesn't like to read.

Since: Aug 1, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2010 6:50 am

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach o

Are you kidding me they should not let idiots like this hippiebob to even post.  Shanahan has like 3rd all time winning record of all coaches and only been gone 1 year.  Seriously they should screen these idiots before they post anything.

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2010 1:43 am

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

I'm with Packatheart.  When you consider the fact that much of his contract is incentive laden, you must agree that they were giving him false hope of ever achieving those incentives by telling him he would be in a 4-3 scheme (where he would usually be playing 1 on 1) as opposed to playing in a 3-4 (where he will usually be doubled).   And when his own teammate comes out and says the conditioning tests are BS, what does that tell you?  If nothing else, it should tell you that the team is behind Albert, and not Shanahan.  Flat out, they lied, and are now trying to make him out to be the bad guy.  If you don't want him, fine... then cut him.  He'd fit in well on my Giants.  But enough of this "I'm going to make you look bad for not wanting to eat blockers BS..."  You want to play a 3-4?  Fine.  Al would fit great in the Giants 4-3  next to Tuck and Osi/Kiwanuka. 

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2010 1:27 am

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

Forcing Albert Haynesworth to change his position and play in a new scheme is like telling Peyton Manning to stop being a QB because of a new system and learn to be a long snapper instead.

Sure he could, but it really is a stupid notion to tell someone who was the number 1 person at his position "Hey you, you play this position now, tough ****!!"

People knock Albert, but he does have a good reason to be doing this...

Just because they payed him a huge contract doesn't relaly justify the absurd notion..

As far as Shanahan, just a desperate attempt at trying to get ANY kind of respect from his players/fans but I really doubt anyones buying it other then a "certain few analysts"...

What a joke..



Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2010 12:26 am

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

As a high school football coach I can see what and why Shanahan is doing this. Point one he Has to show the other 52 players that this is his team and not Haynesworth. Second I agree with you when you say these are professional football players. And for what they are making it should be a 365 day 24/7 obligation. These players know whats expected ftom them when they come to camp and if they cant come prepared then don't bother showing up at all. I get red in the face every time a young man signs a contract for more money than they every dreamed of having, then want to re=do it when they have one good year or someone else makes a million dollars more than they do. If your afraid you are going to be under paid then sign a one or two year contract. Of course if you want the security of a 4 to 6 year contract ( with millions guarenteed) then you should give up the right to renegotiate. This is a perfect example of wanting your cake and eating it too. I really hope football and the other pro sports get this under control because at some point in the not too far off future these sports enterprises will collapse under the weight of this financial monster. Well thats my 2 cents worth............

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2010 12:17 am

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

Chill. The Big man missed all that 100 degree practise time AND is rich AND he made some points. It is all good if you ae Albert and besides, looks like his new coach has some gumption.

Go Redskins

Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2010 11:03 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

Shanahan is using a basic coaching stategy.  He is breaking down the "ME" mentallity that Haynesworth has and is trying to get him to go with the teams mentality.  Break down the individuallity of the group and build them up together as a team, it's the same methods used in USMC bootcamp.  The best parts are that Shanahan isn't commited to Haynesworth and that the team is prepared to move on with or without him.  As a fan I say preferably with him... and a team mentality.

Since: Apr 27, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2010 10:19 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

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