Albert Haynesworth Watch 2009: Week Two

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Albert Haynesworth Watch 2009: Week Two
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Well, folks, here we are in Week Two. After a four-game preseason and Week One out of the way, all the rust should now be knocked off and we should be seeing some real action from the big names around the league.

And we are seeing a lot of action, although sometimes it isn't coming from who we thought it would.

Rookie sensation Mark Sanchise..I mean, Sanchez, out-dueled Tom Brady and the Patriots to lead his Jets to victory and a 2-0 record.

Bengals (yes, Bengals) quarterback Carson Palmer overcame two interceptions to toss three TD's in Cincinatti's defeat of the Green Bay Packers.

Much-maligned Kyle Orton tossed the ball around for 263 yards and a touchdown to lead the Broncos over the Browns (okay, not much of a challenge, I'll grant you) and to a 2-0 record.

And down in Nashville, Matt Schaub threw four touchdowns against the Titans Sunday, fueling speculation that they might be missing "Big Al" Haynesworth more than they would like to admit.

So just how did the Redskins fare this week?

At first glance, it looks like they played a baseball game.

While the 'Skins did happen to prevail over the hapless St. Louis Rams, Haynesworth's contributions weren't enough to merit much highlight film attention.

He did throw his sasquatch-sized mitts up in time to deflect one pass at the end of the game, but other than that, he wasn't much help...again.

He did spend a lot of time getting acquainted with the turf, and he was in perfect position to watch Steven Jackson fly past him on his way to reeling off a 61-yard run from scrimmage.

But other than that,  it appears that the Redskins' star defensive tackle has reverted to pre-free agent period form.

As I note here, the Titans don't seem to miss Haynesworth up front. But I'm betting that the 'Skins are starting to wish they were.

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