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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: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2010 7:22 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

Pathetic!  They should void his contract.  This is why the inmates should not be running the asylum in ANY sport.  They should get a contract but it should be basic that is filled with incentives to maintain fitness and skills as well as continue to improve year to year.

This guy is big in body and small in brains.  Naturally once he signed this lucrative contract he begins living high off the Hog.  It's a shame a guy like this lives high off the Hog and right into the absolute Pig he turned out to be.  Just wants to show up on payday now!
I recall wehn it was an honor to be called a "Hog" playing for the Redskins.  Now it just flat out stands for laziness.

Just pathetic!

Since: Dec 3, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2010 7:06 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

Isn't this the guy who stepped on another lineman's face with his cleets on purpose?

Why in the world would even want someone like that on your team?

Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2010 7:01 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

You hit the nail on the head partna!!!!

Since: Aug 9, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2010 6:40 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

This is awesome watching that fat b*stard make a simple conditioning test.  Guess someone should have been working out instead of throwing a tantrum this summer.  I don't feel bad for fatsworth one bit.

Since: Dec 17, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2010 6:17 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

Bsam I should have known you'd be here defending Albert's fat a$$.   You always do you are in love with this guy he can do no wrong in your eyes.  I'm surprised you haven't come to the Redskins board and put in your 2 cents on the thread I created regarding this.

Since: Sep 15, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2010 5:52 pm

Who's got big balls?

Shanahan's got big balls!!

But seriously, while I have never been a fan of either the Broncos or Redskins, I have forever been a fan of Shanahan.  I have such complete respect for the way he runs every part of a team, from the menialities of camp to the integral moments in-game.  As a Ravens fan, it's become a given every year that we'll at least be better than the nearby Redskins (who play in Landover, maryland)...good to know that Washington is starting to bring something to the table.

Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2010 5:34 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

Shanahan is sending a message, alright, and the message is as follows:

Dear rest of the NFL:

Albert Haynesworth is very highly overpaid, not a team player, AND out of shape.  However, it is much more important for me to look like I have absolute control over my team (not to be confused with "Donovan's team," "Dan Snyder's team," or even "the D.C. area fans' team") than it is to maximize the returns we could get by trading a guy who desperately wants out.  Coming off of a 4-12 season and many years of missing the playoffs, I'm confident that my presence alone can solve all of the Redskins' problems; and even though we could've gotten more for Haynesworth if we traded him months ago, all we need back in a trade for him is a 7th-round pick to become the dynasty we will inevitably be.

Mike "not just a coaching god, but possibly The God" Shanahan

Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2010 5:22 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

What a joke. Shanahan isnt making an example out of Haynesworth, he is ma king an azz out of himself. What he is doing is very high school. Haynesworth missed mostly voluntary activities. He showed up in shape and ready to go. Other redskins have remarked that no one would be able to pass the conditioning test. Haynesworth isnt going to break. If they wanted AH to come to voluntary offseason activities they should have structured his contract differently.

Shanahan is still highly regarded in large part to his super bowl runs that were over a decade ago. If he couldnt win with a talented team in a weak AFC West what does he think is going to happen with an average team in the strong NFC East. He is a napoleonic retread and the game has passed him by. Because the Skins hired another pseudo GM he has been allowed to build this team. Instead of rebuilding, he released some old guys and brought in some more. At best this team is a fringe playoff threat and they arent built to have any long term success. The Skins would have been better served with a real GM and Russ Grimm as the coach.

Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2010 5:13 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

Yogi seems to have completely missed the point. When you make an example of someone it isn't to change that person it is to send a message to everyone else.CUBuffan1,
I diagree with you and agree with yogi.

what message is shannhan sending?
what happens if albert haynesworth realizes that he "pulled a hammy" during these conditioning exercises?  how does that benefit the team?
how does it benefit the team when its being reported after the 1st time haynesworth fails the test that players like d'angelo hall are saying half the members of the team couldn't pass this test?
when after the he fails the test the 2nd time, more members of the team are telling the media that shannhan is just trying to prove a point here and they wish he would stop?

the reality of the situation is AH was a distraction during the offseason.  now mike shannhan is becoming a distraction by trying to make an example out of AH, and it sounds like he is starting to lose his team.  or members of his team.

also keep in mind that the story cam eout that jim haslett and AH were in pretty consisitent contact for quite some time and that haynesworth was buying into the system.   what if shannhan's point driving a wedge between albert and his position coach?

bottom line is AH is one of the top 3 DL in the league and the best player on this defense and if the redskins want to compete they need him on board.  and taking a guy who questioned you role for him and making him do BS that the rest of the team doesn't feel is right only creates distance.

Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2010 5:09 pm

Haynesworth episode no B.S. for head coach

That is so true!!!  Im sure its only a matter of time before he sticks his head where it doesnt belong AGAIN!!!!  Well Said!!!

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