The incident was the latest in a frustrating year for Haynesworth, who's been at odds with Shanahan and the Redskins organization since the offseason. Shanahan also sat Haynesworth in Week 6 due to conditioning reasons, and there have been constant rumors surrounding the possible trade or release of Haynesworth, who continues to be a distraction for a disappointing 5-7 Redskins team.
And Haynesworth's teammate, Phillip Daniels, is fed up with it. Daniels briefly lashed out at Haynesworth following Sunday's game, then lit into the disgruntled defensive tackle Monday.
"I've been through 15 seasons and I ain't won (anything)," Daniels said, according to the Washington Examiner, who reported that Daniels paused multiple times because he was on the verge of tears. "So what I'm saying is, if I can come out and do this, don't tell me you can't do it ...
"I want every guy on this team to do well. If you ain't all-in, you don't need to be here. I'm tired of going through season after season where we lose games we should win, guys not doing the right thing, guys not putting the effort in. I'm tired of that. The Redskins, we deserve better as a team and as fans.
"We got a coach in here now that's proven himself. He can win Super Bowls. Guys have to believe in what he's doing. If you don't believe in what he's doing, then you don't need to be here. And I'm speaking for everybody now. We'll get through this man. I'm just upset that I spent 15 years of my career and I ain't won (anything)."
Following Sunday's thumping at the Giants' hands, Daniels said in response to Haynesworth being inactive: "That kind of stuff, distractions before games, that hurts you a little bit."
Daniels, 37, has been a member of the Redskins since the 2004 season. Haynesworth, meanwhile, came to Washington prior to last season. Daniels said Monday that the team knows "how much (Haynesworth) can help us," but that "the distractions are just not healthy."
"If he put everything he had into football -- I'm talking about the workout part of it, the weight room, the studying, he had into football -- he would no doubt be the NFL player of the year," Daniels said of Haynesworth. "He let himself down. But in the process of letting yourself down, you let your teammates down in a lot of ways."
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