Haslett on Haynesworth: 'It's not right'
Jim Haslett has come out and said it: Albert Haynesworth will create a problem for the Washington Redskins coaches.
Two months into the voluntary offseason program, Haynesworth has not volunteered and that leaves him far behind his teammates in learning the new 3-4 defense. You know, the one that Haynesworth has no desire to be a part of in Washington.
The plan is for Haynesworth to report for the mandatory veteran minicamp that starts on June 16. Don’t expect to see him a day before then as he sits back and dreams of ways to spend the $32 million he’s already been paid by the organization.
Haslett told the Washington Post that getting Haynesworth acclimated to the new scheme is going to take a lot of work. That, of course, is assuming Haynesworth is going to be with the Redskins for the 2010 season.
Haynesworth will create "a strain on the coaches" because "it will take a lot of individual time and work" to teach him the scheme.
“There's nothing you can do about it,” Haslett said. “It's not right, it's just the way it is.”
Haynesworth is still hoping to be traded and if he is it will go down as the fastest and most lucrative cash grab in NFL history. The Redskins would be best served to cut bait with a player who won’t volunteer despite being massively paid. Finding a trading partner may be difficult. The team has already imported enough linemen to make do.
"All I know is this: We've got enough guys and we're fine," Haslett said. "We'll be fine."
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