Pretty much everyone on the team expressed their displeasure with Albert Haynesworth's decision to skip minicamp today, but none were as outspoken as London Fletcher. The unofficial leader of the defense pulled no punches, calling Haynesworth's decision "selfish."
Via Rick Maese of the Washington Post.
"I agree with the assessment that Albert has made a very selfish decision. When you play a team sport, you have to look at it and think about everybody involved in the situation. This is not golf, tennis, things like that where it's an all-about-you sport. What he's decided to do is make a decision based all about him. It's no different than his attitude and his approach to last year's defense, about wanting everything to revolve around him and him making plays. And if it didn't benefit him, he wasn't really willing to do it."
Fletcher also said that if Haynesworth doesn't want to be here, he can give the Redskins his money back. He also said that Haynesworth can't be depended on right now.
I want teammates who I can depend on, who I can count on, who in the fourth quarter of a situation, I know is going to be there to make a play or to do his job that the defense calls -- whether it's responsibilities holding up a lineman or penetrating a gap... I need guys I can depend on. We need people we can depend on. At the end of the day, right now, he's shown that he can't be depended upon."
These are strong, but necessary words from Fletcher.