Could Albert Haynesworth end up with the Eagles? According to ESPN.com’s Matt Moseley, the Redskins have said they are open to the idea of bringing Haynesworth back in 2011 but no one really believes them. In the meantime, the Eagles just hired Haynesworth’s all-time favorite position coach.
Haynesworth became one of the best defensive tackles in the league while working with defensive line coach Jim Washburn in Tennessee. The Redskins reportedly tried to unload Haynesworth on the Eagles during the Donovan McNabb negotiation but coach Andy Reid, currently in Antigua, did not have any interest. Perhaps Washburn could change Reid’s mind about Haynesworth.
This is what Haynesworth had to say about Washburn in The Tennessean: “”I owe Coach Wash pretty much everything. If my deal was $100 million or whatever, then Washburn deserves $90 million. I have the talent, but he taught me how to let it loose. As a player, once you can get through the [expletive], get down to the core of what he is saying, the information is more valuable than gold. He’s a great coach, a great teacher. The Titans should have paid a lot of money to keep him from leaving.”
It is unlikely that Andy Reid will want a distraction like Haynesworth in his locker room. He could possibly change his mind, however, if Washburn lobbies to obtain the former Pro Bowl defensive tackle.