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Shanahan On Haynesworth: "Lazy"

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan and Albert Haynesworth parted ways more than two years ago, but the bad blood lingers. After Haynesworth said during a radio interview Wednesday that Shanahan couldn't be trusted, Shanahan hit back in his press conference Thursday.
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Remember Albert Haynesworth? Yeah, he was terrible. Don't take my word for it, though. Take Mike Shanahan's.

After Haynesworth criticized Shanahan during a recent radio appearance, the Redskin coach fired back during his press conference Thursday.

"When you don't get along with somebody as a head coach, or assistant coach," Shanahan told reporters, "it usually falls under one of those couple areas: lazy, lack of passion and a lot of times lack of character. And he fits all three.

"You usually take the high road as much as you can, and I usually do. But he's been talking quite a bit over the last couple years, so I thought I'd be honest and tell you how I feel."

Haynesworth spent one season in Washington with Shanahan, and by all accounts, the two did not get along. The former defensive tackle pulled no punches as a guest on Tennessee Sports Radio.

"Great coach. Yeah. I mean, that's what he came in, the very first meeting, he came in saying. 'I'm a great coach, I know how to win, I've won 25 championships,'" Haynesworth said. "I'm like, 25 championships? Then I go back and look, and I was like, you haven't won a freaking playoff game since [John] Elway retired. How come Elway comes back after Shanahan gets fired? Kind of weird. I mean, the guy is all me, me, me. Sorry to say that."


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