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Who's to blame in Haynesworth drama?

Who's to blame for the unraveling Albert Haynesworth situation? Have the differences between the Mike Shanahan-led Redskins and their $100 million disgruntled defensive lineman become irreconcilable?

Posted by Matt Brooks on August 24, 2010 12:00 AM
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asr77: The fault of the Haynesworth situation lies primarily with the old regime of Vinny and Danny. They are the ones that overpaid (with too much...

asr77: The fault of the Haynesworth situation lies primarily with the old regime of Vinny and Danny. They are the ones that overpaid (with too much...

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The fault of the Haynesworth situation lies primarily with the old regime of Vinny and Danny. They are the ones that overpaid (with too much guaranteed upfront money) for the well-documented troublesome defensive lineman, especially for someone who has barely played an entire season due to some injury or another. They essentially empowered him to justify his current behavior. What is he playing for now other than his own stats? He has the money--he has all the real power economically when it comes to being either cut or released--it's the organization that takes the cap hit and makes it harder for them to have funds to sign other players. Currently, I can't say I blame Shanahan for how he has handled the situation save this-at some point, you still need Haynesworth to play and play well. So there is a point as to how far you want push him and alienate him from his teammates. What the media thinks is happening, what the fans think is happening is minor--how his teammates view him and how they play together will impact how he does and the team does on the field. It's the coaches job to put the players in the best position to win, so that's hopefully what Shanahan and the rest of the coaching staff are planning on doing.

asr77 Author Profile Page :

The fault of the Haynesworth situation lies primarily with the old regime of Vinny and Danny. They are the ones that overpaid (with too much guaranteed upfront money) for the well-documented troublesome defensive lineman, especially for someone who has barely played an entire season due to some injury or another. They essentially empowered him to justify his current behavior. What is he playing for now other than his own stats? He has the money--he has all the real power economically when it comes to being either cut or released--it's the organization that takes the cap hit and makes it harder for them to have funds to sign other players. Currently, I can't say I blame Shanahan for how he has handled the situation save this-at some point, you still need Haynesworth to play and play well. So there is a point as to how far you want push him and alienate him from his teammates. What the media thinks is happening, what the fans think is happening is minor--how his teammates view him and how they play together will impact how he does and the team does on the field. It's the coaches job to put the players in the best position to win, so that's hopefully what Shanahan and the rest of the coaching staff are planning on doing.

 
 
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