Biggs: Haynesworth rips teammates again
Last week, Albert Haynesworth privately challenged his teammates in the locker room after a loss for the Washington Redskins, a source said.
This week, Haynesworth called them out in the press after yet another defeat for the Redskins, this one a 27-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles that dropped them to 2-5.
“Urgency, heart, 'want-to,' whatever. I don't know,’’ Haynesworth said Monday night. “We're lacking a lot of stuff right now.”
The mega-free agent has started playing better for the Redskins after slowly rounding his way into shape. He took it easy during the summer with a knee issue, and wasn’t close to being in top shape when the season started. He’s been criticized for taking plays off, but has shown a greater sense of urgency himself on the field in recent weeks.
After the Redskins gifted the Kansas City Chiefs their first victory of the season a week ago, Haynesworth blasted teammates after the game, telling them if they didn’t care about the team to care about their family and go out and play with pride. Apparently, Haynesworth didn’t see enough of that in the loss to the Eagles that just about leaves Washington hopelessly out of the NFC East race before the midpoint in the season. Jim Zorn is a dead man coaching, and the organization is coming under increasing scrutiny.
“The fans are losing interest,’’ Haynesworth said. “The more games we play, the fewer fans come. It's getting bad.
“You can say but so much. You've got to actually 'want to.' So once we get to that point—where we 'want to' do something—then we'll do something. But if we just keep going our separate ways, then we'll just keep getting slaughtered like we have.’’
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