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Redskins' moved because they had to

Posted on: July 28, 2011 1:26 pm
Edited on: July 28, 2011 1:28 pm
 
Earlier today I was asked if the Redskins' dumping of Donovan McNabb and Albert Haynesworth was a signal the club was cutting its losses and getting smart, or something a 3-year-old could've predicted. Actually, it's both ... but a little more of the latter than the former.

Yes, it's a signal the Redskins are cutting their losses, but it doesn't take a genius to figure out they had to go. Pure and simple, McNabb and Haynesworth didn't work out because the Redskins screwed up -- and the longer they hung around the longer they became expensive and unnecessary distractions.

So in the interests of common sense and fiscal sanity the Redskins jettisoned both.

But let's look at how they got there: They signed Haynesworth to a huge deal, then changed coaching staffs and the coaching staff changed defenses. That left no room for Albert, who took on new coach Mike Shanahan and refused to play defensive tackle in a 3-4. It was a staredown contest, and Haynesworth eventually lost.

Or won. He's with New England now, and, guaranteed, the Patriots get something out of him that Washington could not.

McNabb was the quarterback the Redskins wanted a year ago. So they traded two draft picks for him, including a second-rounder, and thought they solidified the position. But it wasn't long after he arrived that I heard coaches complaining about his footwork and techniques and ... wouldn't you think that was something they would've seen before acquiring him?

Anyway, once they pulled him in Detroit it was over. He had no future in Washington. So the Redskins did what they had to do -- they got rid of him.

The Redskins make moves like this because they keep making mistakes. At some point, that must stop. Wake me when it does.




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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 5:24 pm
 

Redskins' moved because they had to



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Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 8:21 am
 

Redskins' moved because they had to

Posted on: July 28, 2011 7:09 pmScore: 79 

Redskins' moved because they had to

Have the Redskins turned a corner? Not yet.  They still don't have a real coach.o

or a quarterback, or an owner, or a running back, or an offensive line, or a defensive line... etc


Unh?  We don't have a QB I admit.  If Torrain is healthy he's a top 10 back.   Our O-Line at the end of the season was actually doing very well, if we don't mess with it, it'll gel even more, and DEfenisve line we've handled in the Offseason and through the draft.   Le-Sigh someone just likes to bash to bash.    Maybe just maybe you should learn about the off season moves instead of just arm-chair managing. 



Since: Nov 5, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:05 am
 

Redskins' moved because they had to

"Does anyone know what kind of salary the Patriots will dish out for Haynesworth? I didn't hear anything about a reworked contract... Did they just land the highest paid DT in the game?"



5 milli this year...



Since: Nov 5, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:00 am
 

Redskins' moved because they had to

im tired of hearing how the team changed to a 3-4. First: they were a 4-3 defence the first year hanesworth was here and he STILL was an unruly, unproductive, show up late, dont wanna practice, unhappy ass. and Second: it doesnt matter if they want you to be a Refrigerator Perry running back you do it.

good riddance.  



Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Redskins' moved because they had to

this is the most ridiculous story ive ever heard,how in the hell would the eagles  be responsible for paying for alberts salary when the deal was between the dumbskins and the pats you didnt read that anywhere you surely pulled that one out of your ass



Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:53 pm
 

Redskins' moved because they had to

this is the most ridiculous story ive ever heard,how in the hell would the eagles  be responsible for paying for alberts salary when the deal was between the dumbskins and the pats you didnt read that anywhere you surely pulled that one out of your ass    



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:46 pm
 

Redskins' moved because they had to

because I'm an idiot and don't know the difference between eagles and redskins apparently


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