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Morning Commute: Albert Haynesworth, Should He Stay Or Should He Go?

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The NFL trade deadline is at 4 p.m. today, so if Albert Haynesworth is going to be moved by the Redskins it has to happen sometime in the next six or so hours. We've been talking about the Redskins potentially moving Haynesworth for what feels like the better part of my life now. Today is the day all that talk comes to a head. 

Sometimes I envision Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen in the war room trying to decide what to do with Albert Haynesworth. The Clash song "Should I Stay Or Should I Go," comes on and they turn to each other and say, "OMG, this song is tots about us!" Let me explain.

"If I go there will be trouble." Trouble being the amount of money that the Redskins have payed Haynesworth for his lack of production, and admitting publicly that they made a huge mistake by signing him. While it makes some sense for them to just cut and run it also means giving up and admitting defeat; and an extremely expensive defeat at that.

"And If I stay there will be double." If Albert Haynesworth stays there is almost certainly going to be some more issues down the road. We know the track record. There is no way the Skins can hope to hang onto Haynesworth and expect the marriage to be problem free from here on out. If he stays that means dealing with whatever new issues come up.

As of right now it seems like the Skins aren't planning on moving him. But who knows? In terms of making a trade, the deadline is still an eternity away. Will Albert Haynesworth be with the Redskins at this time tomorrow? Darling, you got to let me know.

Today's must-reads from around the SB Nation network:

  • Just because they lost doesn't mean everyone played poorly. Hogs Haven names the winners and losers from Sunday's game. 
  • The Wizards game against the Knicks wasn't televised, so you should probably read this recap from Bullets Forever if you want to have any idea of what went on. 
  • Federal Baseball has gotten some pretty awesome interviews over the course of the season. Here are the top Five.

On tap today on SB Nation D.C.: Jack Anderson claims it was the Redskins' lack of attention to detail that let them down against the Colts. And we'll hear from Brian Murphy about that game as well.