Albert Haynesworth Wants To Prove His Worth


Haynesworth could be turning in his playbook before the season is over (AP Photo)

Haynesworth could be turning in his playbook before the season is over (AP Photo)

UPDATE: Haynesworth has been suspended without pay for the remaining 4 games for violating team policy and displaying behavior detrimental to the team.

We didn’t see much of Big Al this past weekend, and what we did see of him wasn’t pretty.  He looked cold, bored, and bitter standing on the sidelines.  Today he’s fired up, and wants to be let off the leash in Washington.

Via Sports Radio Interviews

“The bottom line, Sunday, I was ready to play, could’ve played, wanted to play, and then I come in and my stuff is packed up. They tell me I’m deactivated. That’s their choice. I’m here to play. Everybody’s saying I’m not committed, I’m committed. I’m ready to play. I’ve never had an issue with playing. I always play hard, I play hurt. I’ll blow out something before I quit playing. I’m still the same player that I was when I was at Tennessee and if they can put me on the field and let me prove that, then I would. Getting 14 snaps a game is not helping anything.”

Bottom line, if Haynesworth was playing Sunday the Redskins would have had a better shot at sacking Eli Manning and stopping the Giants ground attack. Whatever the reason was for Shanahan to deactivate Haynesworth when you last shred of playoff hope was on the line, it wasn’t reason enough to leave Big Al out in the cold and let your team get pummeled. He’s the best defensive player they have, it’s a fact. Either utilize him for what he brings to the table, or let him go.

Riggo’s Rag is already waiving bye.

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  • http://riggorag Jojoe , va beach

    Well I tell you , he was brought in to play Dfense , but to be honest , I’m betting a bit , but i’d say he would hav never came to D.C if he’d known he would be playing in a 3/4 ,let’s really be completely honest , all feelingz aside , he flat out wouldn’t hav came , reguardless of hiz size , Big Al is no Nose Tackel , he playz DE , well you say , “hey if your an NFL player;you play where your told” no no no , a coach puts you where your at your best;or where you play the best at . I feel he didn’t get a completely fair shake,and by some of his actions,it didn’t help a bunch either,and on the other hand , if you do play,play hard dangit,close any gaps of speculation,be a beast,prove’em wrong,then I feel you’ll get more clout,and that goes to anyballr anywhere,close the gaps of doubters,and play ball…

    • Andrew Ilnicki

      He didn’t show up to camp after getting a 21 million check. Fine.

      He couldn’t pass the conditioning test for 3 weeks, fine.

      He only comes in on 3rd down nickel situations… fine.

      Whether that’s Albert or the culture of the Skins to allow him to do that, not for me to judge. All I know is the Giants would never bring that guy in for that amount of money and let him not play for the bulk of the season. The Knicks would, not the Giants.