Former Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth ripped head coach Mike Shanahan on a Tennessee sports radio station on Wednesday.
Shanahan decided to fire back today, per the Redskins official website.
“Let me put it this way: the only people I really haven’t gotten along with since I’ve been a coach, a head coach and assistant coach, is someone that’s lazy. No. 2, when somebody is lazy, and they may lack character, or they’re lazy and they lack passion for the game, those are really the only people I haven’t gotten along with, as a head coach or an assistant coach.
“So that’s what you’re looking for. When I take a look at, through my years, of people that have been lazy or have lacked passion for their job, they don’t go into the next year, and when they do, they don’t last the next year.
“So the people that I look at that come back and complain, or do some of those things that you do when you don’t get along with somebody as a head coach or assistant coach, it usually falls into one of those couple areas: lazy, lack of passion, and a lot of times a lack of character.
“And he fits all three.
“You usually take the high road as much as you can and I usually do. But I thought he’s been talking quite a bit over the last couple years, so I thought I’d at least be honest with you guys and tell you how I feel.”
While most coaches would take the classy high road, Shanahan decided to stoop to Haynesworth immature level. Nice job.