Posted by Will Brinson
The Washington Redskins beat the Jets 16-11 on Friday night, which means that they have somehow already won the 2011 Super Bowl. (I believe that's how it works -- you take down the 2010 champs in the preseason and we hand you the title immediately, right?)
They got a little bad news because Clinton Portis suffered a sprained ankle, although he has apparently said he's "ok" and Mike Shanahan "doesn't think it's serious" according to multiple reports on Twitter.
But they got some g-g-g-g-rrreat news in the sense that Albert Haynesworth is somehow, miraculously, happy now, having played the majority of the Redskins' first-team snaps on Friday night. He's so happy, in fact, that he was making with the jokes following the game.
According to Rick Maese on Twitter , Haynesworth "says last week's problems are in [the] past. Says he's on same page as Shanahan." He also apparently made some joke about having dinner with Shanahan and "sharing cigars tonight."
Lord only knows how bizarre that scene would look, but hey, if it makes the Redskins' DT stop behaving like a kid the same age as the number of zeroes in his paycheck and lets us all cross his name off of the "annoying preseason storyline" list (which now just features Brett Favre and Darrelle Revis, with Vincent Jackson creeping close), we'll take it.
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