So Haynesworth Failed His Conditioning Test. Big Deal!

Jeesh! The Washington Redskins first training camp practice hasn’t started yet and already news comes out that Albert Haynesworth didn’t pass his conditioning tests. We don’t know what that means.

Redskins Insider’s Jason Reid hears that Big Al passed the first part of the test (“killed it”). FOX Sports Jay Glazer reports Haynesworth failed the second part. News accounts don’t say whether that was a near miss or an epic fail. Nobody has explained exactly what those tests are, or who else passed or failed them.

Lets get a grip. Head coach Mike Shanahan already decided that Haynesworth would line up with the second team defense. So he had an inkling that Big Al wasn’t in the same condition as the players who worked out at Redskins Park with the rest of the team. Here’s another news flash in advance: Haynesworth will fail the playbook test. too. Yes, boys and girls, pro football players are tested on plays and game plans like little kids and frightened high schoolers taking the ACT.

It’s the price he pays for his prior decisions. It’s not a catastrophe. It’s not insurmountable. It’s sure not unexpected.

When you think about it, it’s not even news.

Anthony Brown

About Anthony Brown

Lifelong Redskins fan and blogger about football and life since 2004. Joined MVN's Hog Heaven blog in 2005 and then moved Redskins Hog Heaven to Bolguin Network. Believes that the course of a season is pre-ordained by management decisions made during the offseason. Can occasionally be found on the This Given Sunday blog and he does guest posts.