Well, it was just a matter of time before the Albert Haynesworth versus Mike Shanahan battle came to a head. Today it was announced Fat Albert (our hero) will be sitting for the next 4 games, partially after saying on Monday "I ain't talking to him anymore".
The 'Skins for their part say that Haynesworth is being suspended for "Conduct Detrimental to the team". Though they didn't specify what that conduct was. Haynesworth was declared inactive for last weeks game, a humiliating 31-7 loss to the New York Giants. Reports about the reason he sat ranged from "Illness" to "Hangover" to "Being late".
More on the protest of the protest from the Washington Post RIGHT HERE
We think at this point the two sides just need to part ways. Haynesworth may go down as the biggest free agent flop in the history of free agency. Do we agree with the way that coach Mike Shanahan has handled all of this. Uh...no. He hasn't exactly been player friendly this year. Though it may very well be a process of weeding out old, overpaid veteran players who have their own agenda, not necessarily one that jibes with the team.
Though everyone involved denies it, expect Haynesworth to be cut loose after the season. We are pretty sure that someone will take a flyer on him, give him a chance to resurrect his career. He does have some talent and could be helpful to a team if he is interested or buys into the whole work 1st/team behavior that most teams expect. Whether that happens or not, remains to be seen.
Now....we have a chance to re-post Albert's theme song, one that until he proves otherwise, should stick: