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Albert Haynesworth: Mike Shanahan will hamper RGIII

The last time Albert Haynesworth's name came up around these parts, he was being verbally assassinated by a former Washington Redskins teammate.

Now the man Chris Cooley calls an "awful human being" is firing off some shots of his own. In an interview on Tennessee Sports Radio, Haynesworth went back at Cooley ("He sounds as stupid as he looks"), then set his sights on Redskins coach Mike Shanahan.

"I mean, it's like, you can't win with that team," Haynesworth said, via the DC Sports Bog. "And you think it was just me? I mean, look how he did Donovan (McNabb). See what's going on with RGIII. I met RGIII.

"He seemed like an extremely nice guy that's willing to work," Haynesworth continued. "Now he's gonna learn -- I mean, I hate to say he's gonna learn -- about Shanahan, how he's conniving and everything like that, where he's not gonna help him out, it's all about him."

Haynesworth eviscerates Shanahan during the interview, and points out the coach has found little success since winning his second Super Bowl with John Elway and the Denver Broncos during the 1998 season. Haynesworth was asked if Washington could ever succeed with Shanahan running the show.

"Yeah, good luck with that," he said. "They're gonna run RGIII into the ground. They almost really hampered his career last year with the knee injury, putting him back in there. I mean, I think they ought to cut ties, let it go."

Redskins linebacker London Fletcher was asked about Haynesworth's criticism of Shanahan during a Thursday appearance on NFL Network's "Around The League Live."


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"Well, I think coach probably doesn't like him, either," Fletcher said. "There's a mutual feeling between Haynesworth and coach Shanahan."

"I think ultimately, here was a guy who, who did not love to play the game of football," Fletcher added. "He came in here and he took Mr. Snyder's money. Robbed him without a mask."

By rule, we don't take anything Albert Haynesworth says seriously. It appears we have plenty of company on that front.

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