Earlier, former Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth made headlines when he took some shots at the Washington Redskins organization and head coach Mike Shanahan. Haynesworth basically called the Redskins liars and said that Shanahan was more about himself than his players.
Shanahan took exception to the comments, and responded as you would expect after such harsh accusations from Haynesworth:
“Let me put it this way, the only people I really haven’t gotten along with since I’ve been a head coach and an assistant coach is someone that’s lazy, and No. 2, someone that’s lazy and they may lack character, or they’re lazy and lack passion for the game. Those are really the only people I haven’t gotten along with as a head coach or as an assistant coach. And so that’s what you’re looking for.
“And through my years,” he continued, “people that are lazy and have lacked passion for their job, they don’t go into the next year of their job, and if they do, they don’t last the next year. And so the people that I’ve looked at that come back and complain and do some of the things that you do when you don’t get along with someone as a head coach or an assistant coach, usually falls in one of those couple areas: lazy, lack of passion, and lot of times, a lack of character, and he fits all three.”
Shanahan’s response is understandable, as was Haynesworth’s comments to an extent. Haynesworth was expecting things with the Redskins to be all roses, but it quickly turned sour. Shanahan thought he was getting one of the best defensive players in the NFL, and instead he got a guy that gave little effort and checked out shortly after signing his huge contract.
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