And so it begins. Albert Hanyesworth will not be starting with the first team defense when training camp begins tomorrow although he did sit down with head coach Mike Shanahan and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett to discuss the upcoming season. "He's here, he's ready to go," said Shanahan who has stayed relatively quiet in regards to the entire stand-off. Haynesworth stated several weeks ago that he planned on attending training camp and has since then reached out to the Redskins, telling them he is prepared to play for them and will not be a distraction. He has been in contact with Haslett for the past few weeks as well. Haynesworth initially refused to [...] Continue reading → | , , ,
'Skins guard Mike Williams, a former first-round pick will miss the 2010 season as result of blood clots near his heart. In a bizarre turn of events, the Redskins will now be without a key piece to their retooled offensive line. Williams was expected to compete for the starting right guard spot. He would have provided quality depth along the interior should he have lost the position battle for right guard to Artis Hicks. Williams lost 100 pounds in time to win a spot on the Redskins roster in 2009. He sat out the 2008 season, but the Redskins gave him a chance to erase the "bust" [...] Continue reading → | , , ,
The Redskins are desperate for receivers. Plaxico Burress is desperately trying to qualify for a work release from prison. Match made in heaven? As crazy as it sounds, the 'Skins are more than likely going to have to acquire another receiver considering the lack of talent currently on the roster at the position, and Burress is someone to monitor. Burress is 33 years old and a problem child, but someone will take a flier on the 6-5, 232-pound WR because he is that good. [...] Continue reading → | , , ,
I know this is a week late, but I felt it was still worth mentioning. For some of you, this is old news, but Arizona Cardinals' LB Darnell Dockett had some poignant words for Albert Haynesworth and the entire Redskins organization last week during an interview on the Lavar and Dukes show on DC's 106.7 the Fan. Dockett is a respected figure in NFL circles and his words against Washington likely summed up the consensus [...] Continue reading → | , , , ,
Crazy as it sounds, mark these words: Albert Haynesworth will be in a Redskins uniform for the 2010 season. Why do you ask? Haynesworth is a problem child. He may be facing not one, but two lawsuits; he may have cleated Dallas Cowboys' center Andre Gurode in the face; he may have thrown Washington's coaching staff under the bus last season; he may have skipped the entirety of the Redskins offseason program, but despite the laundry list of infractions, Haynesworth has one item in his favor: He's a damn good football player. Washington doesn't necessarily need him, but the benefits of having a 350-pound lineman with the athleticism of Larry Fitzgerald are tough to cast aside. With all the commotion Haynesworth has caused, it's clear that both the players and head coach Mike [...] Continue reading → | , , , , ,
I don't understand why we all seem so shocked that Albert Haynesworth is skipping the Redskins mandatory minicamp this week. After all, Haynesworth has shown little to no commitment to the Redskins' organization since inking a deal that guaranteed him over $40 million. Throw in the fact that it is now the norm for disgruntled stars to make every effort to avoid training camp and all offseason activities (see Brett Favre and Darrelle Revis), and we shouldn't be batting an eyelash over this. Haynesworth [...] Continue reading → | , , ,
Looking back in NFL history, fans should realize that Mike Shanahan has never, ever met a running back he didn't like. A year away from the game certainly didn't lessen his penchant for stacking a backfield. Shanahan has already added Larry Johnson and Willie Parker who are competing for the starting tailback job with incumbent Clinton Portis. [...] Continue reading → | , , , ,
Terrell Owen sat down with Rich Eisen from NFL Network last night in what seemed like a State of the TO address. Eisen does a fantastic job as always, and the interview was entertaining. TO seems to be marketing himself as a humble guy right now. He downplayed the fact that he has yet to sign with a team, but I have to say he is probably getting a little antsy. He addressed the Redskins and whether or not he would play with Donovan McNabb again. "Donovan and I, we have squashed our issues," said TO. "When he got traded [...] Continue reading → | , , ,
As if all the negative publicity surrounding beleaguered NFL star Albert Haynesworth wasn't enough, the Washington Redskins' prize defensive tackle has managed to find another way to drag his name through the mud. After skipping all of the team's voluntary offseason workouts thereby alienating teammates, coaches, and the fan base, Haynesworth is now being sued for $10 million by a Brooklyn stripper for impregnating her and then, according to court documents, failing "to provide and emotional or financial support of her or his unborn child." 25-year old Silvia Mena, claims she was romanced by Haynesworth in February during this year's Super Bowl events held in Miami. Soon after, she [...] Continue reading → | , ,
With Donovan McNabb officially a member of the Burgundy and Gold following the Redskins' involuntary minicamp last weekend, the Redskins finally have a signalcaller they can depend on to win football games. Say what you will about any of the previous QBs Washington has had in the past decade or so, but McNabb is head and shoulders above all of them. McNabb brings instant credibility to a position that has experienced as much turnover as a congressional seat on Capitol Hill. Now with a proven winner at QB, the Redskins will look to become a contender with new head coach Mike Shanahan in 2010. Here's three things that McNabb brings to the table for the Redskins. No QB in the past ten years has brought this kind of resume and that's why there's excitement in the District of [...] Continue reading → | , , ,
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