Albert Haynesworth -Is He Worth The Trouble

Owen MarksContributor IAugust 25, 2010

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 08:  Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins looks on against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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OK, let's get to the meat of the issue. Albert Haynesworth is listed as a 6-6 335 pound defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 2002 and played seven years for that worthy organization. He now plays for the Washington Redskins which acquired the talent of Donovan McNabb this 2010 off season. In total Albert has been in the NFL for eight years and this 2010-2011 season would be his ninth. He has accumulated 229 solo tackles ;80 assisted tackles and 28 sacks. Those relate to 185 yards lost by opponents. Haynesworth has played in 16 games only once in his career and that was his 2002-03 rookie year. Since then he has appeared in as many as 14 games only twice. those years are 2005-06 and 2008-09 and only 12 last year. He had 4 sacks, 29 solo tackles and five quarterback pressures last year.

The guy was the 15Th player selected in the NFL draft and has been to two pro-bowls. Those years 2007 and 2008. Big dude had some trouble with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell when he on October 1st tried to stomp a "mud-hole" into the head of Andre Gurode, the center of the Dallas Cowboys. He received a five game suspension. To his credit he refused to appeal this, although the NFL Players' association pleaded fervently for him to do just that.

In 2009 he hit the jackpot when Washington gave him a $100,000, 7 year contract. Big money had been outspoken regarding the defensive schemes in which he has had to play in 2009. It seems he knew more than his defensive coordinator Greg Blache. He also has had some issues this pre-season, allegedly with a muscle condition called rhabdomyolysis or what his head coach Mike Shanahan calls "headaches". He and his coach are not playing nice in the media and seem to be on different pages.

Sorry the homework done I NOW can get to the point. This guy is getting paid for what he did in the past. He seems to be a pain in the butt in the present. HOWEVER there is no mistaking that he probably has a little gas left in the tank. Is he worth keeping or do the "Skins" trade this guy for whatever they can get?