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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. 
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Since: Feb 25, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2010 4:37 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

Wow.  The more you type the more dumb we get.  Losing 30 lbs doesn't mean you are in shape....

When was the last time a franchise player said publicly that he didn't like the 3 4 defense and held out of OTAs after taking the money?  If that isn't showing up a new coach or challenging a new regime I don't know what is.  You just don't get it.  Coaches coach, players play.  AH doesn't get to choose the D or his position, he goes where they put him.  He took a 21 million dollar check, he should cheerlead if they want him to.  There are 2 things you can do when something happens you don't like, cry about it or roll wiith it and make the best of it.  I can tell which one you are.
O and FYI - The entire Cardinals team passed this test.  Actually the Cards test was tougher, requiring 3 300yd shuttles....ALL PASSED, even Deuce Lutui who was 400 lbs a month ago.

AH is not in shape, he ran 2 tests and had a sore knee.  You think his knee wouldn't be sore after practicing instead of doing 2 runs?  Wake up, Shanahan is doing what is necessary to wake this sleeping giant, AH in shape would be SCARY, granted he has played good, but none of us have seen how good he can be.

Since: Feb 25, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2010 4:22 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

AH is a lazy POS.  If he had any kind of motor he could be the 2nd coming of Reggie White with his God given talent, but he chooses to whine and complain after taking 21 million while apparently not working out.  Any of you who defend AH are complete idiots, if this is the kind of work ethic you support please stay clear of my team or my company.

If all any of us had to do to get 21 million was to run 2 300yd shuttles.....we would find a way, Deuce Lutui was pushing 400lbs this offseason and passed 3 300yd shuttles.  Many of you seem to blame Shanahan for making this POS actually work, saying if he gets hurt running shuttle that its on Shanahan.   Injuries during the season are exactly what Shanahan is trying to avoid.  AH missed 5 games last year due to various injuires, I think he was lazy in his preparation (not hard to believe now) which leads to injuries, Shanahan obviously thinks this same and is demanding he be in shape.  What a Nazi!  LOL. 

I applaud Shanahan, make AH accountable.  Quit defending this lazy, fat, POS.  His job is to stay in shape, we should all be so lucky. 

Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2010 12:15 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

Yeah, exactly. Judge needs to take a deep breath and let that sink in. Haynesworth already has the money. He can take a test every day for the rest of the year and that won't change. Every day he takes a test and every day Shanahan looks more nad more like the fool that he is. Why do you think they threw him out of Denver?

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2010 12:05 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

Haynesworth is in shape for his position. He dropped 30 pounds this off season. Its the fact that this test is all but impossible. I would think getting him on the field would be more benificial and more punishment atleast make him work for his money. If he pulls up lame with an "Injury" so be it but at this point you have one of the best talents in the league on the sideline. He wasn't showing up anyone, Haynesworth was told last year when he signed he would be playing in a 4-3. He is not built for a 3-4 and his playing style doesnt exactly say nose tackle to me. Hes more of a go get the tackle type of player where a good nose guard lets the tackle come to him he just clogs enough holes to make that happen. This test is B.S. I would like to see any lineman, tight end, full back, quarterback, punter, kicker, or most linebackers pass this thing. Its amazing that the conditioning coach say that it 70 sec and under for the first one and for o & d lineman the second one needs to be under 73 seconds. How many of the other linemen on the team have done this? Can anyone say none.

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2010 7:48 am

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

Let's not forget that the Redskins have seen this "good coach/bad coach" drama play out in the Danny Snyder era once before.  Snyder got rid of "player-friendly" Norv Turner after a few seasons, and brought in Marty Schottenheimer, who brought in a stricter disciplinarian style.  Schottenheimer didn't last as long as Turner did.  Now we're seeing the repeat, Shanahan is imposing a tougher stance in the wake of Jim Zorn's "player-friendly" style.  Will it work?  That remains to be seen.  Shanahan was at least smart enough to take advantage of the change in GM to step up and make it clear that running the team on the field is his prerogative.  By doing so, he sets himself up for greater responsibility, but he seems to be happier to have it that way.  One thing that has been missing in all this discussion about Shanahan and Haynesworth and discipline is that the Redskins' real problems aren't on defense but on offense.  Some disciplined pay by the offensive line would have helped last season.  

Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2010 3:28 am

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

For those saying its no punishment. I would suggest you are implying that Shanahan and all other coaches for that matter should forego taking any disciplinary actions with there players. That's absurd. He is doing the right thing handling a player who is being an idiot. The average salary and retirement compensation for the lowest paid players is way more than 95% of Americans. So it's only a handful of knuckleheads like Albert who spend too much time complaining about this and that and holding out on their clubs. Holding out on their teams objectives of winning games. They aren't all thinking about there money all day long. They are on the field competing and perfecting there professions. Get your head outta your ass Albert. If you love the game you need the Skins more than they need you.

Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2010 9:36 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

fuckin lazy nigger
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Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2010 9:13 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

Let's see, next move, whip em out on the table and see whose is bigger.  Shanahan's last team gave up almost 500 points including 52 in the do-or-die play-in game with San Diego.  Now, his first order of business is putting in a defense that doesn't feature the owners franchise acquisition.  Snyder signs a defensive tackle, pay him 33 million then, a year later, tells him we no longer have that position.  The losers here are the Redskin fans.  Albert's going to get traded.  Shanahan is going to show who is in charge and the Redskin fans get to suffer through another season.  Then next year, no free agents will want to sign because Shanahan is such a control freak and they have no cap room because of Haynesworth.  Anothe fine mess you've gotten us into Dan!

Since: Jul 14, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2010 8:36 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

I love what Shanahan is doing. People need to remember that while the Redskins may not make it to the playoffs very often, they are a perennial top 10 defense, who don't need Haynesworth to succeed. The two aspects of play holding the 'Skins back were the special teams (i.e. returning kicks and punts) and the offense. Haynesworth may make the 'Skins defense better if he plays, but he won't make them bad if he doesn't. And as far as distractions are concerned, I really doubt the players are paying much attention when the media isn't asking questions. Keep sticking it to him Shanny.

Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2010 8:12 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

Shenanigans belongs coaching at the High School level. Elway made him look like he was a good coach. There is a reason he's been out of coaching for so long, he's a clueless jackass. These are Professiona Athletes, not Children. lWhy doesn't he Call Time Out before Haynesworth demands a trade or is cut by the butthead for not qualifying. Mike Shenanigans is a LOSER

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