Albert Haynesworth Watch 2009: Week Three

Bryan Hollister@too_old_4stupidAnalyst ISeptember 28, 2009

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 22:  Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins watches the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Fed Ex Field on August 22, 2009 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Finally we get some action from the big guy.

Big Al appeared to have awakened, at least for a few plays, as he was able to wrangle a sack and two solo tackles against the hapless Detroit Lions.

Um, wait a minute....

Did I say "Hapless?" I meant to say HAPPY.

Yes, folks, despite the efforts of Big Al in the trenches this week, Detroit, led by rookie quarterback Matt Stafford, prevailed over the Washington Redskins, putting last year's O-fer behind them.

If only...

Nah, won't go there. Stafford and company played well, even though Haynesworth appeared ready to justify his bloated contract.

Maybe, JUST MAYBE, I'm being a little hard on the guy. After all, one man can't singlehandedly win a football game, can he?

I will say this: one man can most assuredly influence whether or not his team wins. And in Big Al's defense he is, after all....on defense, and not responsible for scoring points.

I'm sure that for 'Skins fans, just keeping the other team from scoring would be enough.


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