Posted by Josh Katzowitz
Redskins DT/lightening rod Albert Haynesworth joined the Washington press corps this morning for a rare mid-week interview. He took questions, and he gave some insightful answers. The folks over at tbd.com were good enough to transcribe the whole thing.
Here are a couple of highlights from the presser.
- Apparently everything is cool between him and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan.
“Everything’s been fine. I just kinda laugh and talk to him about it. We laugh about all the stuff that you guys come up with and speculate because I don’t never really say anything, and he doesn’t never really say anything. So, it’s just funny the stuff that y’all come up with. Everything’s fine. We talk every other day or so.”
- He’s not surprised that he’s still not starting, even though earlier in the interview, he said he still thought he could be the most dominant defensive lineman ever.
“No, because I’m not good enough to play the 3-4. We’ve got a guy [Maake Kemoeatu] in front of me that can play the 3-4. Whatever helps the team. I do get to play the nickel and I play well in that, and that’s when you see me out there.
“I’d like to start and play like I used to, 35, 40 snaps a game. But, right now, I’m fine with it. Whatever to help the team. I go out there and make plays for them and it doesn’t really matter who starts the first play, because all it is, is the first play.”
- He doesn’t know if he’ll be back with the Redskins next season.
“I have no clue. Right now if I just keep playing, I’ll be somewhere.”
- He doesn’t plan to make this mid-week interview a regular occurrence.
“What is this, Week 8? I’ll see you guys Week 16.”
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