If it seems like a long time has passed since Albert Haynesworth played for the Redskins, it's because it has. Haynesworth last suited up for the Burgundy and Gold in 2010, six years ago, when people didn't binge watch TV and still waited each week to watch Lost.
Much has changed since 2010, except for Haynesworth's lingering bitterness towards the Redskins. Yes, the same guy that got a $100 million contract from Washington in 2009 still takes time to speak ill about the franchise, despite the current team having practically no overlap with his Washington tenure.
"Most Redskins fans are the nastiest I've met and the most ridiculous in the way they act. They couldn't get any ruder," Haynesworth told TMZ on Tuesday.
Why is Haynesworth again talking about the 'Skins? Probably because of the uproar created by this tweet:
Something must be wrong within the organization when majority of their high profile players end up not liking them pic.twitter.com/ltNkFjorJt
— Albert Haynesworth (@haynesworthiii) January 3, 2016
That tweet came out Sunday, as the Redskins were on their way to blowing out the Cowboys and finishing their 2015 NFC East title season. It seemed odd, and out of place, as most former Redskins players still speak highly of the organization. Think about some of the bigger names of the last 15 years: Chris Cooley and Clinton Portis work for the team or their broadcast arms, Joe Gibbs returns to FedEx Field often.
The Redskins breakup with Haynesworth was not pretty, but despite the team's many faults, getting rid of Haynesworth was not a mistake. Signed in 2009 to a record contract, in 20 games over two seasons Haynesworth showed little interest in his Redskins career, and by the time he was traded out of town, things had eroded with coach Mike Shanahan.
Back in the playoffs, the Redskins have obviously moved on from the albatross of Albert.
Haynesworth, it seems quite obvious, has not moved on from the Redskins.