Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post has an ambitious goal of making 1,000 Albert Haynesworth posts on his blog before the season starts for the Redskins on Sept. 12.
He’s got a long ways to go – by our count he needs another 998 – but he came up with a good one on Monday afternoon when he uncovered comments Warren Sapp made about Haynesworth while visiting on NFL Sirius Radio with Vic Carucci and Howard Balzer.
In case you were wondering, yes, Sapp lashed out at Haynesworth joining a growing group of his critics.
“Let's stop the BS, like we like to say,” Sapp said. “I mean, c'mon, son. You sat at the table. The people told you they had a very lovely check for you. Albert Haynesworth, you took the check, now show up to the job, son. It's that simple. You take that kind of check. I mean, I'll flip dogs for you. I mean, c'mon, what you want me to do, you want me to return punts? I mean, what? C'mon. Stop it. Stop it. Stop it.”
Sapp also disputed that Haynesworth was a “dominant” performer.
“No. No. No,” Sapp said. “He's not consistent enough. The numbers aren't there. I mean, I saw the four plays in a row playing the Atlanta Falcons when he was on the goal line, he looks like a manchild. Some of those games he was running, him and (Kyle) Vanden Bosch, they really had that defense rolling. He was playing the game the way it was supposed to be played. But you can't tell me that a man that has, what, (28) sacks in his life is one of the most dominant players to ever play this game.
“I mean, I don't remember that game where he took it over, you know what I'm saying? I remember me and Brett Favre up in Green Bay going at it in the playoff game. I don't have that signature game for Haynesworth. I don't have that signature season. Don't give me one. That's a rule of ours, isn't it? I mean, one's a fluke. Two, you become consistent. Now three, you've arrived. I don't think the man's had a 10-sack season. I mean, Tony Dungy told me when I was playing the game, he said you want to be arrived in this game, you've got to get to 10 sacks. That's what I tell all young defensive tackles, you want a name in this game, rush like an end, and then you get in the conversation.”
Another one has spoken out against Haynesworth. Like we’ve said, it’s going to be difficult for him to return to the Redskins and we tend to believe he will find it tough fitting in anywhere at this point.
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