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Posted on: April 27, 2011 2:54 pm
Edited on: April 27, 2011 3:35 pm
 

Haynesworth offered a plea deal

Posted by Andy Benoit
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The AP reports (via USA Today) that prosecutors are offering Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth a plea deal. Haynesworth was indicted on sexual assault charges Tuesday (he allegedly caressed the breast of a waitress at the W hotel).

Officials have filed paperwork that gives Haynesworth a chance to plead guilty to a charge of simple assault. According to USA Today, “the U.S. Attorney's Office, the government's evidence shows Haynesworth touched the breast of (the) server”.

If convicted of the sexual abuse charge, Haynesworth could face up to six months in jail. Haynesworth’s attorney, A. Scott Bolden, declined to comment.

UPDATE 3:35 p.m. EST: According to TBD.com, here are some of the things Haynesworth said to authorities at the time of incident:

"I know what this is about, she is just upset that I have a white girlfriend."

And

"I couldn't tell you the last time I dated a black girl. She was trying to get with me."


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Posted on: April 26, 2011 5:04 pm
 

Haynesworth indicted on sexual assault charge

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth has been indicted today on a misdemeanor sexual assault charge by a Washington grand jury, reports NBC Washington.

You’ll recall how Haynesworth got himself into trouble – actually you might NOT remember, considering the amount of negative stories we’ve written about this guy, but here’s the link that explains this particular piece of drama – when he allegedly caressed the breast of a waitress at the W hotel.

If convicted, Haynesworth could face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

But yeah, no matter how crappy Haynesworth’s season went last year (and it was brutally bad) it looks like his offseason is shaping up to be even worse.

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Posted on: April 15, 2011 10:09 pm
 

Teammate thinks Haynesworth will return to Skins

Posted by Andy Benoit

Redskins defensive end Jeremy Jarmon believes his close friend, Albert Haynesworth, will be back in Washington in 2011. In an interview with Kevin Ewoldt of HogsHaven.com, JarmoA. Haynesworth (US Presswire)n said he does not know how the front office feels about the criminally-selfish mega-paid defensive lineman (that’s my description of Haynesworth, not Jarmon’s), but he thinks that that criminally-selfish, mega-paid defensive lineman would welcome a return to the franchise he screwed over in 2010.

“Talking to Albert I think that he'll be fine with it and a more expanded role and I know he was kind of disappointed not playing more last year,” Jarmon said. “He wants to be a Washington Redskin. There's just been so bumps in the road and things like that. Hopefully at some point they'll get those things ironed out. He's a hell of a player. If anyone told you they didn't think that they'd be lying to you because we know his potential. We know what he's capable of and we've seen it.”

Indeed, Haynesworth was explosive at times in the Redskins’ nickel packages, but his lack of enthusiasm at playing the unglamorous nose tackle position in Jim Haslett’s new 3-4 scheme (which Haynesworth took forever to learn) kept him on the sidelines for a majority of the snaps. He’s not worth what Washington’s paying him, but because so much of his guaranteed money has already been handed out, the Redskins may feel compelled to roll the dice with him one more time.

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Posted on: April 14, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Offseason Checkup: Tennessee Titans

Posted by Josh Katzowitz



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The Titans are in need of an overhaul, which is exactly what they’ll be getting this year (whether they want it or not). Long-time coach Jeff Fisher is gone, replaced by his former OL coach, Mike Munchak. Defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil is gone, replaced by Jerry Gray.

So is offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger, replaced by Chris Palmer. So is QB Vince Young, replaced by, um, who exactly?

You might have forgotten this, but at one point last season, Tennessee was 5-2. Then, the Titans lost eight of their final nine games of the season to finish the season on a disastrous note. A note that signified that the organization needs a makeover and fast.




New coaching staff

The end of Fisher’s tenure in Tennessee was awfully strange. Though it seemed like owner Bud Adams thought about picking Young over Fisher, he actually didn’t. He wanted Fisher to stay, and Fisher agreed to return. Until he didn’t, changing his mind and resigning his position. Which means that the Titans are going through a wholesale change, and considering the lockout is preventing the staff from meeting with the players, Tennessee will have a tough time catching up.

One of the biggest losses to the team, though, was when DL coach Jim Washburn left for Philadelphia. Jason Babin – who made his first Pro Bowl last season – was really upset with the transition, because he knows how much Washburn tutored him. Washburn also helped develop Albert Haynesworth, Kyle Vanden Bosch and Antwan Odom, and his loss will be felt, especially if Babin leaves via free agency.




1. Quarterback
Young is gone, and though he compiled a 26-13 record and two Pro Bowl appearances in his five seasons with the Titans, a clean break from the organization clearly was needed. So, who to replace him? Kerry Collins, but he’s 38 years old. Rusty Smith, but he’ll be a second-year player with only one start of experience. So, where do you go next? Backup Brett Ratliff? I don’t think so.

2. Interior Offensive Line
LG Leroy Harris and C Eugene Amano struggled last season – one reason RB Chris Johnson’s numbers weren’t as good as he expected. Harris is still young, so the Titans might continue to use him, but Johnson might be appreciative if the Tennessee played somebody else at LG and C. RG Jake Scott, meanwhile, is solid and dependable.

3. Defensive Tackle
When the Titans talked about trading back for Albert Haynesworth last season, you know they were desperate for another DT. Thus, the Titans have to be loving the recent supposed drop in value of Auburn DT Nick Fairley. Although the undersized Jason Jones is quite a strong player at one DT spot, Fairley could add big talent to the defensive line if he’s still available for the Titans to draft at No. 8.




Is there optimism for the Titans next season? I don’t see how. Not after they lost their quarterback and then hired a head coach who’s never even been a coordinator to lead the team. Munchak, a pro football Hall of Famer because of his playing skills, is well-respected inside the game, but it might take a year or two to turn around the organization that, let’s face it, was left in total disarray.

And while we can say the AFC South isn’t necessarily going to be dominated by the Colts next season, I’d put the Jaguars and Texans ahead of Tennessee in the race for the division crown. By far.

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Posted on: April 12, 2011 12:18 pm
Edited on: April 12, 2011 12:32 pm
 

Offseason Checkup: Washington Redskins

Posted by Andy Benoit



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New coach, new system, new quarterback, even new yellow pants. Didn’t matter, it was the same old Redskins in 2010. The new quarterback never mastered the new coach’s new system, which is why there actually wound up being another new quarterback at the end of the season. Rex Grossman wasn’t much better than Donovan McNabb, but then again, Grossman had to work with the same ho-hum supporting cast as McNabb.

But enough about the offense. How about Washington’s disappointing defense? Albert Haynesworth was a cross between the Cowardly Lion and Tin Man. Instead of finding a phony wizard to help spark some soul-saving confidence within him at the end, the most expensive defensive tackle in history found himself suspended.

The team unofficially charged Haynesworth with Owensism (i.e. being a jerk). Haynesworth wasn’t the lone disappointment on D. The secondary let more big plays pass through than Broadway.




Mike Shanahan’s famous zone blocking scheme works just about anywhere. There’s no reason to think powerful but spry running back Ryan Torain can’t be a 1,200-yard back behind such a scheme. However, Shanahan needs better athletes at center, right guard and right tackle. C Casey Rabach does not elevate the game of those around him. RG Artis Hicks is valuable only as a utility backup. And RT Heyer is too upright and stiff in the knees.

Finding more fluid linemen, even if it means settling for other teams’ undersized dregs, would be a worthwhile endeavor for the Skins.




1. Quarterback
It’s pretty clear Mike Shanahan does not want Donovan McNabb, right?

2. Wide Receiver
Santana Moss is an unrestricted free agent and probably not worth whatever he thinks he’s worth. Anthony Armstrong might be too much of a hard-handed plodder to hold down a starting spot long term. He’s certainly not a No. 1. The only other receivers on the roster are return specialist Brandon Banks and Terrence Austin and underachieves Roydell Williams and Malcolm Kelly.

3. Defensive End
There was talk that Adam Carriker had a strong season in 2010. Where’s the evidence? Carriker blended in like camouflage. Vonnie Holiday can still contribute in a limited backup role, but like with fellow end Phillip Daniels, age is a major issue.




It’s the NFL, where instant improvements are not only possible, but common. It helps having an adept coaching staff. Shanahan will be prepared for the D.C. scene in 2011 after being caught off-guard by the intense media in his debut season.

Still, a great coach can only go so far. The Redskins desperately need more talent at the skill positions if they want to give .500 a run.

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Posted on: March 30, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Hot Routes 3.30.11 Rusty Smith self confident?


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Posted by Andy Benoit

Posted on: February 25, 2011 7:16 pm
Edited on: February 25, 2011 11:18 pm
 

Redskins likely to lose three marquee players

Posted by Eye on Football staff

INDIANAPOLIS – For those wondering about the status of Donovan McNabb, Albert Haynesworth and Clinton Portis within the Redskins organization, wonder no more. Coach Mike Shanahan, meeting today with the media at the NFL combine, cleared it all up.

Which is to say he didn’t clear up much of anything (though, to be fair, we can take pretty good educated guesses about if those players will return).

On the topic of McNabb:

“I had a chance about two days ago to talk to (McNabb's agent) Fletcher Smith and we talked for about an hour and a half. I thought I had a great conversation with him. Obviously we had a lot of quotes that were out there over the course of the season. I was able to address questions he had and I thought the conversation went well. I think over the next few weeks we’ll get the chance to talk again, and then we’ll make a decision right after the draft of the direction we’ll go. But I thought it was a good initial conversation. We’ll let time take care of itself and we’ll get a chance to spend some more time together in the near future.”

Chances of McNabb playing in Washington in 2011: not great.

On the topic of Haynesworth:

“You never really know. Albert, right now, is appealing a four-game suspension. He’s had a couple alleged instances he’s got to take care of. Obviously that goes through the commissioner and hopefully that comes out positive. There’s a lot of ramifications there, so we’ve got to take care of that first.”

Chances of Haynesworth playing in Washington in 2011: I don’t see how.

On the topic of Portis:

"Relative to free agency and our own, we’re always wanting to sign our players, so we’re constantly talking to their agents. With a guy like Clinton Portis, he’s a little bit different. With a guy with a high salary cap, I’ve always dealt with it a little differently. If we’re not going to sign Clinton to that high salary, I’ll let him test the market out. Not to say we don’t want him, but for a lower price, and obviously we’ll try to find the best deal. It could happen. I don’t want to say right now. If I said that, usually I’m being pretty honest with you. Could be two days from now, could be three days from now. Could be later today."

Chances of Portis playing in Washington in 2011:
Not gonna happen.

Bythe way, looks like CBSSports.com's own Clark Judge and I have similar opinions.



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Posted on: February 17, 2011 9:02 pm
 

Ian Kinsler confuses me

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

In a rather strange analogy, Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler dissed Eagles WR DeSean Jackson and QB Michael Vick and, in a roundabout way, called Philadelphia’s biggest stars unprofessional.

When ESPN Dallas asked Kinsler about teammate Michael Young, who requested a trade a few weeks ago, Kinsler responded by saying, “"This isn't DeSean Jackson or Michael Vick or Manny Ramirez. Michael Young is a professional. It would be completely out of his personality not to be here."

So, I’m a little confused. If he’s talking about Jackson’s desire for a new contract before the 2010 season began, it’s not correct to call him unprofessional. Jackson said he wasn’t going to be a distraction, and, in fact, he wasn’t, leadingt he league in yards per catch with 22.5.

And the Vick comparison is flummoxing as well, because Vick hasn’t demanded anything contract-related since he returned to the NFL following his prison sentence. Now, if Kinsler had substituted Albert Haynesworth and Darrelle Revis for Jackson and Vick, he’d be right on.
 
Instead, Kinsler whiffed completely, and now, he looks a little silly.

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