Grown men fighting with one another like a couple of teenage girls is always fun to watch.
Yet, the drama when supposed gritty and tough-minded NFL players and coaches are calling one another names is second to none. For instance, the Washington Redskins current “beef” with ex-defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has fans across the country laughing out loud.
This war of words started when the Redskins decided to sign the All-Pro defensive tackle to a seven-year deal worth $100 million in 2009. Washington would quickly regret bringing Haynesworth to town as the franchise’s supposed star player would fail to get on the field after failing a conditioning test constructed by head coach Mike Shanahan. Needless to say, the player-coach relationship would be strained from here on out.
You would think that tempers would cool nearly three years after the fact, but that is not the case. Here is what Shanahan had to say about Haynesworth after the defensive lineman called his former head coach a “conniving” person:
“When you don’t get along with somebody as a head coach… it usually falls under one of those couple areas: lazy, lack of passion and a lot of times lack of character. And, uh, he fits all three.”
Burn. Now, the Redskins can go back to losing games. Nothing to see here.