Albert Haynesworth

Haslett On Haynesworth: “He Doesn’t Want To Do Anything.”

Earlier this week on Philly’s sports talk gabfest, 610 WIP, former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Ike Reese suggested that the Birds go after Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.

After reading comments from a recent radio interview with Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Washington put Haynesworth on the first bus to Philadelphia once the lockout concludes.

When asked about Haynesworth, who will enter year three of his seven-year, $100 million contract (with $41 million guaranteed) in 2011, Haslett cut to the chase on ESPN Radio in St. Louis:

He can do almost anything he wants. He doesn’t want to do anything. To me that’s the issue. He’s one of those guys you walk in a meeting and you tell him, ‘Put down the phone.’ The next day you have to tell him to put down the phone. The next day, you tell him to put down the phone.

You tell him, ‘Don’t read the newspaper in meetings.’ The next day you have to tell him the same thing. It doesn’t stick; it’s an every-day thing.

The Eagles, who are also considered to be one of the hot spots for Plaxico Burress, are becoming some sort of NFL halfway house.

The prevailing wisdom these days seems to be ‘If there is a troubled player, he must go to Philly because Michael Vick is there.’

The Eagles should be in the business of winning championships, not trying to be the new-age Oakland Raiders.

Haslett’s words are warning enough.

Whether he plays in a 4-3 or a 3-4, Haynesworth’s potentially poisonous ways are not worth the gamble.

2 replies »

  1. Total agreement. I mentally threw up at the thought of Albert stopping by Lehigh…and am equally of mind about the hometown Eagles becoming the new transition location for those “in need.”

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