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Haslett Speaks Out on Fat Albert

Redskins Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett went on 101 ESPN radio in St. Louis yesterday and guess who was the topic of conversation?

"He can do almost anything he wants. He doesn’t want to do anything. To me that’s the issue, He’s one of those guys you walk in a meeting and you tell him, ‘Put down the phone.’ The next day you have to tell him to put down the phone. The next day, you tell him to put down the phone.

"He just didn’t want to play in this scheme. He didn’t want to play in the 3-4," Haslett continued. "He didn’t want to do the things we wanted. Then we said, ‘OK, if you’re not going to do it, let’s not do it. Let’s play nickel, play the 3-technique.’

"Then, it got to the point where he said, ‘I don’t want to play first- and second-down nickel. I just want to play third-down nickel.’ Oh my God, you’re relegating yourself to 10-15 snaps a game. Then after that he didn’t want to do the blitzes, he just wanted to rush." via Gregg Rosenthal, PFT

We haven't really heard Haslett speak out on Albert and I've always attributed his nickle situation to "conditioning", this is interesting, if true, that Albert relegated himself to 10 to 15 snaps. I was on the fence on whether Haynesworth will be back or not, but this looks like it may be a nail in the coffin. It's really interesting to see a coach be so candid about a current player that is a cancer.