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Dawn Knight

Dawn Knight

The author of Taliaferro: Breaking Barriers and a high school English teacher.

100 million dollar baby


Hey, Haynesworth, stop whining. If anyone has a right to complain right now it's the Redskins organization. They didn't sign you to a $100 million contract last year in order to play you with the second string. You are six and a half feet of pure power, and I'm sure they would love nothing better than to start you and watch you knock the snot out of people.

The only problem is you missed too many practices. I'm guessing defensive coordinator Jim Haslett would like you to understand the game plan a bit better before actually starting, hence putting you in the game with the second string during the preseason. Instead of publicly complaining about it, get back to work and start earning the ridiculous amount of money you are paid.

Your constant griping creates tension and takes the focus from the team. Maybe I shouldn't blame it all on you, though. The Redskins knew who they were getting when they signed you, so did pretty much anyone with access to YouTube. The 2006 "Haynesworth Stomp" incident involved you stomping on Andre Gurode's head, leaving a wound that required dozens of stitches around his right eye.

This super-sized temper tantrum is evidence of what the Redskins signed last year, a 325-pound baby. Shanahan has been trying to pacify you, but he isn't the type of coach to let you get away with this for long, or at least I hope he isn't. If I were you, I would stop crying and start playing.

By Dawn Knight  |  August 24, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  | Category:  NFL , Washington Redskins Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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