Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports has an article detailing all the ways the Redskins made love to the pooch when they signed Albert Haynesworth in the way that they did.
It is an interesting look, with insights from a half-dozen NFL executives. It is interesting for legitimate reasons that the Redskins really truly did screw up, and it is also a look into what NFL executives consider negatives.
I consider this quote to be hilariously hypocritical, but it is here in the context of the article that this is considered a genuine reason to reduce the value of a player: " Add it up and you had a talented player who appeared to be motivated by money and wasn’t afraid to sound off about the message or direction of the team that employed him."
Oh noes! An employee with opinions and who is motivated by his salary? That sounds like EVERY EMPLOYEE EVER.
But that said, the Washington Drunken Savages clearly screwed up, with a ridiculously front-loaded contract. Almost a third of the $100 million dollars (which is a comically large amount to begin with) has already been paid out.
It is an interesting read, if somewhat painful for us Washington fans.