What an interesting development Jim Washburn’s move to the Philadelphia Eagles could end up being. He’s the former Titans’ defensive line coach who worked closely with Albert Haynesworth and whom Haynesworth reportedly admires. The Eagles aren’t exactly thrilled with their defensive tackle situation. And, their base defense is a 4 – 3. Could the Redskins engineer a trade where they’re able to obtain a second-round pick in this year’s draft from Philadelphia? I think they could.
I’m sure Mike Shanahan doesn’t want to face Big Al twice each season for the next five to ten years. Then again, you can count on Haynesworth missing a few games each year, so maybe it would only be once each season. Trading him to the Eagles may not be ideal, but what if they’re the only dance partner who shows up to the dance?
I’m not suggesting that Philadelphia hired Washburn to lure Haynesworth from the Redskins. I don’t believe that for a second. I am suggesting, however, that trading him to the Eagles for a second-round selection wouldn’t be the worst personnel move Washington has made lately, and would kill two birds with one proverbial stone. The Albert Haynesworth drama would be over, and the Redskins would be better positioned to have a successful 2011 draft.
Stranger things have happened, especially in DC. Go ‘Skins!