Oldskool Posted August 23, 2010 Share Posted August 23, 2010 By Rich Tandler Redskins Blogger CSNwashington.com Here is a six-pack of observations about what went on during a very busy Monday at Redskins Park: Shanahan says talking about Haynesworth “is completely ridiculous”. When asked about Albert after Monday’s practice, Shanahan went into “if you want to talk about football, we’ll talk about football” mode. Shanahan confirmed only that the two did have “a conversation” but he would not elaborate on what they talked about or even reveal when they talked. The fact that Shanahan chose not to escalate the war of words is a clear sign that they want to put this behind them. It’s probably safe to assume that Shanahan told Haynesworth that one of his most sacred rules is to handle issues in-house instead of popping off to the press. We will see how it all turns out (Note: When asked about the controversy over Haynesworth’s condition, all Jim Haslett would say was, “I’m not a friggin’ doctor”.) Don’t get down on Larry Johnson so fast. There is plenty of concern about Johnson out there in the wake of his performance against the Ravens on Saturday night. He averaged a half a yard per carry on eight attempts and did not fare well in pass protection. Several months of solid OTA’s and a good training camp don’t all go down the drain in one night against one of the league’s top defenses, a team that didn’t seem to be holding anything elements of its scheme back for the regular season. He will make the team and should play an important role during the course of the season. The sight of Donovan McNabb in a walking boot is scary in light of Rex Grossman’s performance against the Ravens. Yes, the boot is a precautionary and there is no reason to think that McNabb won’t be ready to go as scheduled against the Jets, when the starters are supposed to play for about three quarters. But Grossman’s inability to protect the ball—he lost two fumbles and threw an interception—wasn’t a one-time issue. He has averaged about an interception a game in his career (36 picks in 37 games) and he has 20 career fumbles. It’s likely that Grossman would be more effective working with the first-team offense. Still, he needs to make better decisions than the one to try to squeeze in a pass down the sideline while on the move rather than throwing the ball out of bounds. That is the pass that wound up getting intercepted. For the rest of the article, see: http://www.csnwashington.com/08/23/10/Redskins-Six-Pack--Shanahan-Wont-Talk-Ab/landing.html?blockID=295988&feedID=272 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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