So "big baby" Haynesworth was called out by a teammate for being selfish. He was also publicly summoned to the coach's office. Albert decided to appear on a local radio station here in DC and he blamed everyone else for his problems saying he's too upset to meet with coach Shanahan proclaiming he could be the greatest ever if he could play the way he wants to play. Whatever! I truly beg to differ.
"I believe there's some kind of haters in the organization, that they don't like me," Haynesworth said on 106.7 The Fan. "I don't know if it's players, I don't know if it's coaches, I don't know who it is. Obviously somebody who doesn't like me, which is fine. But when you go out there and start making up lies, then, yeah, I've got something to say."
Of course big baby didn't play Sunday during the beat down, foot up the butt, stomping the Redskins took from the Giants because he didn't practice all week.
"Yeah, I went out on Thursday but left early because I wasn't feeling good and went home," Haynesworth said. "And then they want to sit here and say I was hung over and drunk and something like that? ... For these people to make up lies to try to make me look bad, it's ridiculous."
Phillip Daniels has had enough as many of us have.
"I've been through 15 seasons and I ain't won (anything). So what I'm saying is if I can come out here and do this, don't tell me that you can't do it," Daniels said. "I want every guy on this team to do well. I want you to realize that if you ain't all in, you don't need to be here."
Daniels said the distractions involving Haynesworth are "not healthy" for the team and that it "drags you down." He called Haynesworth a "great person" who "tries for the most part to fit in," but Daniels also cited a slogan from college "Big team, little me" and said that's the part Haynesworth doesn't get.
"That's what I go out there and play for every day my teammates," Daniels said. "And I think that's the part of the game that really skipped by him."
Daniels said he hasn't missed a practice this season at age 37, even though he's been sick recently. He says he supported Shanahan's decision because it put the team first.
"He's not going to let one guy, one person, come in here and destroy what we have," Daniels said. "You put the team first when you think about the future and things that we've got to do. If you don't practice, you don't play and that's putting the team first."
"Everybody's saying I'm not committed. I'm committed. I'm out here to play. I always play hard. I play hurt. I mean I'll blow out something before I quit playing," Haynesworth said.
"They pay me this money: Let me play like I played in Tennessee. I will show you. I made a lot of plays in Tennessee; I can do the same thing here. All you've got to do is take off the dadgum leash and let me loose and you will see how great I am. ... I want to play football; that's what I want to do. Let me be great at it. Let me accomplish my goals. I want to be the best defense tackle to ever play this game."
Daniels said he own feelings were the same as his teammates.
"Guys don't want to say it," Daniels said, "but guys feel the same way, man. ... If he put everything he had into football I'm talking about the workout part of it, the weight room, just the learning the game, the studying of the game he would be no doubt the NFL player of the year."
"I'm not going into the office tomorrow," Haynesworth said Monday. "I'm still heated over this. I just got sick of it."