Haynesworth has been T.O.’ed.
The reason the Redskins did this is because they are going to go after Haynesworth’s money. I guarantee you they have been keeping an in-detailed account of everything Haynesworth has said and done since this off-season.
It will be hard to get the money back, but they are definitely going to try.
The Redskins have suspended defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth without pay for the next four games for “conduct detrimental to the club.”
Coach Mike Shanahan said Haynesworth had informed him Monday, through General Manager Bruce Allen, that he would no longer speak with Shanahan.
Haynesworth,on the flip side, will try to get the money back he will lose for the rest of the season.
While Haynesworth shoulders a lot of the blame for this fiasco, Mike Shanahan deserves just as much. Everyone in the NFL isn’t Tim Tebow—as a coach, it is your job to deal with the various personalities on your squad and get them on the same page.
Bill Belichick does that. Tony Dungy did that. And most successful coaches figure out a way to get the most out of their players. Shanahan has proven without John Elway, he is an average head coach at best.
He has screwed around with Donovan McNabb and Haynesworth. Instead of a being a man and dealing with them one on one, he has played mind games that have failed miserably.
It isn’t always about X’s and O’s— it is about being a leader of men. And right now, who on the Redskins has any trust in Shanahan to lead them into battle without stabbing them in the back?